What are the best resources to digitize old photographs for preservation?

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    #1PhotoScan

    PhotoScan

    PhotoScan is a mobile scanner application by Google Photos which lets you scan and save your printed old and new photos using your mobile phone's camera in just a few seconds. The scanned photos can also be backed up free on Google Photos. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ronald Mendez
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "Since i do not want to spend a lot of money to buy a photo scanner i think that the PhotoScan app by Google Photos is the best option to scan photos using just your phone's camera. With this app it will guide u on how to scan and remove shadows, distortions and glare on your photos. "
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    #2Epson Perfection V600

    Epson Perfection V600
    The Epson Perfection V600 is a color photo, image, film and negative, document corded scanner. The scanner has a Digital Ice feature that removes appearances of damages, scratches, and creases in photos. 
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    Miriam Espinosa
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "This is the best scanner! I know this is quite a bit expensive but it is definitely worth it to buy this especially if you want to restore your old photographs. I scanned my old photos here and it removed the appearance of tears and creases from the damaged photos. It can even scan negative photos. Isnt that amazing eh?"
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    #3Pic Scanner

    Pic Scanner

    Pic Scanner is an easy-to-use mobile application which will scan and auto-crap multiple photos without watermarks and in high quality. This does not need an internet connection to scan photos. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Kelly Wan
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "Been loving this app ever since i discovered this and i have also been talking about this with my friends so they could get it too. It isn't free and has in-app purchases but so far the basic app is enough for me becoz it is so thorough that when i scan a picture i feel like i am just looking at a picture of another picture eh"
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    #4Photomyne

    Photomyne

    Photomyne is a free mobile application which is the fastest and easiest way to scan your analog and printed photos and create digital albums. The scanned photos can also be edited and filters are also available. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sharon Lane
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "So far so good....Whever i scan pictures they always turned awesome and look great. I also like that this app makes it possible for me to see my old pics on a digital frame. "
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    #5Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

    Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

    Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos is an article written by guest blogger Logan Metcalfe on the FamilySearch organization's blog website which talks about the process on how to digitize old photographs. 

    Articles

    Free

    Salvador Domínguez
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "Indeed a very helpful and informative article which told me about how i can digitize my old family photos. Now i just have to decide if i should buy a scanner or use services. "
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    #6Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII

    Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII

    The Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII is a photo, film and negative scanner with a My Image Garden Software that handles photo and document scanning and organizes your files in a simple way.

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    Nathan Perkins
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "Excellent scanner, but i noticed that it has a quirky software that could have been better. Anyway, despite that i am still giving this four stars because of its reasonable price and it also produces scans that are comparable. "
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    #7[TIPS] How to scan and archive your old printed photos

    [TIPS] How to scan and archive your old printed photos

    How to scan and archive your old printed photos is an article written by Sharon Profis and Jason Cipriani published on the CNET website which talks about the four methods to digitize your printed photo collection. 

    Articles

    Free

    Melissa Harris
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "Through this i learned the ways how i can scan photos. But after reading this i have finally decided that i'll just use a scanning service to scan my photos rather than buy an equipement. Maybe in the long run though i'll buy one but not right now though. "
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    #8Epson FastFoto FF-640

    Epson FastFoto FF-640

    The Epson FastFoto FF-640 is the world's fastest photo scanner that can scan thousands of photos as fast as one photo per second, in any size. The scanner even has restoration features. 

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    Linda Watkins
    Written on October 4, 2018
    "I bought this for my project to scann all of my family photos back in the day when digital cameras werent a thing yet. I have scanned a few photos and so far their quality are good and it's so easy to use this"

Summary

Best What are the best resources to digitize old photographs for preservation
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PhotoScanApps 20 Free
2Epson Perfection V600Electronics 12 Paid
3Pic ScannerApps 9 Paid
4PhotomyneApps 3 Free
5Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family PhotosArticles 3 Free
6Canon CanoScan 9000F MKIIElectronics 2 Paid
7[TIPS] How to scan and archive your old printed photosArticles 1 Free
8Epson FastFoto FF-640 Electronics 1 Paid
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