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    So I am just wondering how you all scan your pre-digital photos? Do you scan them yourselves? Take them somewhere? Anyone tried one of those companies that you mail them off and they do it for you? I am wanting to get all my photos scanned, but my scanner is not high quality and I don't love how the pictures are looking when they are scanned. I am a little leery of mailing them off somewhere...what if they get lost or ruined?? And I don't know of anywhere local. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions or an online company that they loved and did amazing work, but didn't charge an arm and a leg? TIA!



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    I scan my own. Either at 300 dpi or 600 dpi.
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    I photo edit- here is one example- including a tutorial, well, it is what I did....And It has been printed.

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    I don't have the time or desire to scan all my negatives. I would love to hear if someone has used a service!!!

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    I had started scanning my grandpa's old slides, but I really wasn't happy with the quality - even after cleaning them with professional stuff that I bought from a photo supplier, they still had junk on them...so I stopped. I have TONS of negatives & slides I want to get scanned - it's on my wish list!
    If I need an individual photo that is pre-digital (like my one of Sleeping Beauty's castle for the 1st Survivor challenge), I either take a photo of it or scan it, but I don't do them in bulk.



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    Yeah, I have just been taking photos of photos when I need one from pre-digital for scrapbooking. I have a huge plastic tote of photos and negatives that need scanning that are just mine. I also have stuff of my parents and my grandma. Way to huge of a task for me to do by myself!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colleen View Post
    Yeah, I have just been taking photos of photos when I need one for pre-digital for scrapbooking. I have a huge plastic tote of photos and negatives that need scanning that are just mine. I also have stuff of my parents and my grandma. Way to huge of a task for me to do by myself!!!
    That works well too.
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    I am with you guys....a big tote of pictures to be scanned and I don't want to do it myself! I also am looking for a trustworthy company to do it for me!



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    I came across this article when I was searching negative scanning sites. http://www.techhive.com/article/2000...ur-photos.html

    I think I'm going to give ScanCafe a try. I like that they allow you to pick and choose which photos you want from the scans without having to buy them (I think you can only discard 20% of them though)!

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    They look pretty good...definitely let us know how they turn out and how you like them!



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    I will do that! I am just going to send a rolls worth of 35 mm negatives to sample them! I am tempted to include a photo or two I have without a negative as well just to see how they look.
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    They look pretty good...definitely let us know how they turn out and how you like them!

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