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Scan those old photos
Posted By Gretchen S On January 20, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Photo Book Ideas | 5 Comments
Each year January rolls around and all of a sudden I feel pressure to get organized. Time for a fresh attitude. Time to clean out closets, file papers and yes, tackle the “miscellaneous” box that keeps getting filled with items transferred from my “miscellaneous” drawer.
This year, I am determined to find a fun way to tackle these projects. Project #1: free my shoe box full of old (pre-digital) photos. The first set of pictures I recently found was from a trip my mom and I took to Italy back in 2000.
Then it hit me – I can scan these and make a photo book for my mom for Mother’s Day. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone. Organized AND forward thinking? I like the sound of that.
Although the thought of a scanning project can be overwhelming, you can actually do it yourself in just five easy steps. I am lucky enough to have access to a scanner at work, but most “all in one” printers have scanners now and they have nice resolution. Alternatively, you can use a scanning service like ScanCafe .
How to use a scanner:
I scanned 65 images in about 30 minutes, but time can vary depending on your scanner speed. I then used Shutterfly’s storyboard  feature to put together the photo book . Voila, organized and ready for Mother’s Day in under an hour – 2010 is off to a great start!
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 ScanCafe: http://www.scancafe.com/
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 photo book: http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books?cid=PICTURETHIS
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