So, you’ve decided to scan your photo prints – great!
Here’s some tips for you on photo selection along with some do’s and don’ts:
Choosing your photo prints
Unless you’re going to have all your photos scanned you’ll probably want to be a little choosy. One of the main reasons people have their photos scanned is to save and share their precious memories. So pick photos of memorable holidays, weddings, parties and other events to start with. These types of photos will typically include multiple people and you’ll be able to share your digitised scans with them.
If you’re going to leaf through your photos before sending them to us (not everyone does mind) then maybe consider pulling out the bad photos. You don’t really need scans of your finger tips, the pavement outside the local shop on holiday or your aunty Carol’s left ankle. Likewise, if you’ve got multiple photos all of the same thing then you can probably skip a few of them. It could save you a little on your order.
What, where, who?
Your photos might be in paper or thin cardboard wallets. If you get chance then write on the wallet a description of what the photos are about – be careful not to leave a pen imprint on the photos though. That way, when we scan your photos we can save them to a folder of the same name which’ll make it easier for you to browse them. If we can’t read your writing we’ll use a PostIt-Note and write ‘Folder A’, ‘Folder B’ etc on them.
One easy way to keep the cost of scanning down is to buddy-up with a friend and do a joint order. That way you can share the postage costs and get to see each others digitised scans. Result!
Keep ’em clean
We really don’t like photos that have got Blu-tack, sellotape, glue, Nutella or anything else sticky on them. Sticky stuff really spoils our expensive hardware so please don’t send us photos like that. Staples in photos are an issue too as they can scratch scanner glass – so none of them either thanks.
I’ve got a question
Still not sure about something? Have a read of our FAQ page. Failing that, get in touch.