Scanning Photos Into Your Computer

We all have photos that were taken without a digital camera. A great way to preserve photos taken with a standard camera is to scan them into your computer. This is a guide about scanning photos into your computer.

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March 12, 2012 Flag
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I recently made photo DVDs for my sisters-in-law of my nieces and nephews from their baby-thru-current years. Most of the photos were not digital and in compiling them, I found several hundred that I had to scan. Instead of doing one at a time, I fit as many of them as I could on my scan screen, thereby cutting a tremendous amount of time off of the scanning process, and ultimately transferred them to my computer.

Once there, I made multiple copies of the of the photos per scan, one for each of them, and edited out the other photos. Thus, ending up with one photo each. Editing the multiple copies was a lot easier for me than standing up at my scanner for hours on end!

By FroggyJ1 from Florence, SC

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March 15, 20120 found this helpful

I did some scanning of cat photos last night. But I stacked 8-10 of them and placed them in the multi-feeder which then fed them through one at a time.

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March 16, 20120 found this helpful

I also scanned all my children's artwork from over the years. Just make sure to upload them to a photo place (like Snapfish) in case your computer dies. Mine are stuck on a hard drive that I hope a computer place can take off for me at some point.

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July 9, 2005 Flag
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Digital cameras can get info out of dark shadows so underexpose them. Take then into Photoshop Elements and bring out the hidden details.


If you want to really learn about your ancestors, digitally photograph (or scan) their old photographs. Take them into Photoshop Elements and bring out the details in the dark areas.

You will see old advertisements pop out on the sides of buildings or the details on fabric or hidden plants and on and on. I had no idea we could learn about our past from the dark shadows.

By Jill

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July 10, 20050 found this helpful

what is photoshop elements?? i dont have a digital camera. but i have lots of old photos.

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July 10, 20050 found this helpful

Photoshop Elements is a photo editing program from Adobe.

It often ships with scanners.

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October 24, 20050 found this helpful

What do you mean by underexposing digital photos? When I upload digital photos to (12 cents/print and 99 cent shipping for any size order) if a picture is too dark I just lighten it in the edit mode using the brighten feature as many times as necessary. Is Photoshop Elements doing basically the same thing?

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