The Best Ways to Scan Old Photos

With Google’s new PhotoScan app and Epson’s FastFoto scanner, there’s never been a better time to rescue those dusty old photos from extinction. WSJ’s Joanna Stern reviews your best options. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal.

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Comments

Alvar Lagerlöf says:

You can change date on the google photos website

BingCherry11 says:

Maybe some shots don’t need to live on forever? Well that last picture I am sure Grandma would want you to have it scanned and saved!!!!

Virginia Bourne says:

How to scan a carbord photo on my ff640

BingCherry11 says:

Help! Aunt Laura is stuck in the scanner again! Lol!!!!!!!

Momma G says:

OR…..you can do like I did by purchasing a $25 Canon printer/scanner from Walmart and two $50 terabyte external hard drives from Micro Center and then scan 15k+ pictures to one hard drive and copy everything to the second hard drive as my backup. It took me some time to do this but I completed it on my own time at my own pace and I even have a backup copy of everything that I keep at another location should one copy get damaged for any reason.

Tai Hung says:

I want to know is there a app that can scan old locations by using photos and the satellite can find that place that seem familiar like google map since it take the picture of the whole world since it’s in space it can find many areas that give you hints on where that place might be and I hope people can make an app that can do that.

Zoltan Peter says:

Use a flatbed scanner with a photo scanning software for best image quality. http://autosplitter.com/

BingCherry11 says:

Help! Aunt Laura is stuck in the scanner again! Lol!!!!!!!

Chitra Guruswami says:

Thanks a lot.very useful app

Therockbrothersmc says:

I’m 18 but I found a shoebox filled with really old photo’s of my grandpa. I never met him, but I’ll surely scan the photo’s.

groundzero_0506 says:

nothing beats the price of free.

iMicrosoft says:

All my important memories are stored on my old computer

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