New Year's Resolution...What have I gotten myself in to?
I have boxes upon boxes of photos (well, 5 boxes to be exact)...most I took when our children were little and "digital" cameras didn't exist, some I've gotten from family or friends, and some are inherited. Some are very old, so old that one isn't even on paper...it's on a piece of metal! Some are little, itty, bitty squares from the 50's & 60's. Many are black and white or sepia. And some look like they were taken with the lens of night-vision goggles (you know, that god-awful alien green glow).
So here's the plan. This year I decided was the year I was going to scan every single photo (with the exception of the metal one). Using a photo editing software I then could repair those that were faded, torn or taking on the dreadful alien-green glow. Once that was complete I would then upload to my online photo gallery. Simple, right?
Problem 1: I have 1000's of photos on my computer from my digital camera. I have to resize every one to make room before scanning anymore.
For the Smaller photos, the Kodak P460 has an auto-scan function that has made scanning all those standard photos a little less daunting. And at an MSRP of $99.99 it's worth it's weight in gold.
For the larger and older photos the Epson Perfection V500 has a high quality resolution capability that has made editing & repairing these photos a walk in the park! And since I got mine as a present, it was a little naughty of me to look up the MSRP of $199.98 (shhh don't tell anyone).