Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Aunt Lena's photo album

Baby and dog, both unidentified at this stage.
We've been away for a few days, visiting an aunt to scan her photos and record the family stories that go with them. I knew the photos were pasted into albums so I took a Flip-Pal scanner and I'm very impressed with the results. It's very quick and easy to use and has the advantage that it can be turned upside down to scan. It also has a very nifty stitching program built in so it's useful for the larger photos or documents as well. Photos are scanned at 300 dpi or 600 dpi and saved to a memory card that fits into a USB stick so it's very easy to transfer the files to a computer.

It was a very enjoyable visit for Aunt Lena as well as us, and I'm guessing a few of the photos and stories will turn up on this blog. There's the first one, above.


  1. Well done you. I do think we should all be going around scanning whenever possible in order to preserve old family photographs which are in danger of vanishing forever.

  2. What a great photo. The scan has come up well. I have a flip-pal scanner too, but haven't used it that much yet. I'll have to change that. I can see it would definitely have advantages when photos are stuck in those old sticky albums!


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