Photo Scanning: Top 3 Myths

Posted by Julie Morris on Sat, Feb 09, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Photo-Scanning-MythsAs much as you’d like to believe you have it all together all the time - that is not always the case. More often than not we’re sure that when it comes to photo scanning, you aren’t nearly as educated as you’d like to be. Honestly, there’s nothing to be ashamed about because you can’t expect to be an expert in everything. No worries - that’s why we’re here!

We’ve shared with you the insider details about common mistakes when scanning negatives and photos. Today, we wanted to take this opportunity to point out some common misconceptions we’ve found some people to be guilty of when thinking about scanning photos. 

"Do I have to do it all myself?"

We have great news for you because the answer is a loud NO! You DON’T have to do it all yourself. You are completely entitled to use outside sources to digitize your memories. One avenue you can utilize would be a Professional Photo Organizer. To quote APPO themselves, “We are a growing and thriving network of professionals dedicated to telling our clients’ stories. Using images, words, and creatively designed photo books, scrapbooks, and more, Personal Photo Organizers are bringing cherished memories back into clients’ lives.” All the certified photo organizers of APPO are there to help you through the overwhelming task of preserving your memories.

"Do I have to send my pictures to you?"

Well…as much as we like to say we’re amazing, talented and magical…we aren’t quite THAT awesome. Yes, you need to send your photos, negatives, film and video tape to us to digitize your memories. When it is possible to do photo scanning without needing the originals, we’ll let you know. Until then, organize, pack and send your memories to us to digitize.

"Are scanned photos the same as digital photographs?"

The reality is that no matter how you scan a photograph, it is still not the same as a digitally taken picture.  A notable difference is the meta data that is associated with a digital photograph. This cannot be duplicated when a photo is scanned. Certain information is recorded when digitally taking pictures and it cannot be replicated simply by scanning the same photo. The information associated with pictures is treated differently by each way you view it.

Feeling a little bit more informed than when you began your day? Fantastic! That was our plan all along - and it worked! Like they say, you learn something new every day.

Need help selecting the right photo scanning service for you? Search no further than our free ebook - “How to Select a Photo Scanning Service” >>


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