Spring is upon us (northern hemisphere at least). What a better time to de-clutter our home from dust-collecting, space-occupying photo albums no one hardly pulls out to view?
Spring is the perfect occasion for letting go of the old, and welcoming the (digitized) new!
A few months back, the Photomyne support team received this user email from a US Photomyner:
"I have at least 20 bulky albums gathering dust which no one really looks at. [Photomyne] gives the photos new life! Easy to create an album from a hard copy ... so excited to be able to finally digitize my albums and share pix of my kids with my grandkids and beyond. I set up a table and tripod and my iPhone 7 and just snapped away. Each page of six photos became 6 individual photos. With a little editing I could correct the borders and then rearrange the order. Then downloaded the album to my computer and backup but also knowing they are accessible in the Photomyne cloud across many platforms. Incredibly user friendly and flexible!"
Does this sound familiar? Don't feel bad, this is the case for most people who grew up being photographed or who took analog pictures of their kids in pre-digital years. Moving forward to present-day everything-is-digital, most likely you have numerous old photo albums stacked on some shelf, taking up storage space, collecting dust and rarely visited, if at all. Still, you can't bring yourself to throw them away. And why should you? These albums contain your family's most precious photo memories. Nevertheless, it's time to did something about it.
What if you could remove the physical photo memories, but keep (and back up) their digital form forever? That's where photo scanning comes in. Here are four easy steps to get to it, reclaim storage space at home, and most importantly, have fun in the process.
1. Scan full photo albums in minutes
The Photomyne app makes it possible to scan multiple printed photos in a single shot. And the scanning algorithm can detect sideways photographs, so all you have to do is open the photo album to a certain page, open the Photomyne app, hold your phone above it, and take a shot. The scanner will do the rest.
Alternatively, if you have scattered analog photos in a box, simply take shots of 3-4 photo batches, and repeat. Within minutes you will get through tens of photographs, just like that! Here's more info on scanning photos in bulk.
2. Add the stories, names, dates and locations of your albums
The best photo tell a story, but it's up to you to add it. Luckily, with Photomyne's Photo Scanner, it's super easy to add dates, location, and description to your scanned photos and albums. Here's how to add details to your scanned photos.
3. Create a family website showcasing all your scanned photos online
What if you could have you very own private website, containing a beautiful gallery of all the photos you scanned with the app? The Photomyne app offers just that, and it's free! Here's all the info on family websites and how to create yours.
That's all there is to it, really. Try it for yourself with the free Photo Scanner app by Photomyne, and get ready for a cleaner, spacier de-cluttered spring season!