Scanning Photo Album Pages

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Photo Glued to Album Pages

You may have a few photo albums in your collection that have photos glued directly to the pages. This was a common practice, especially around the 1940s. You may be wondering how to possibly digitize them? Since it is impossible to remove the photos from the page to scan, we recommend scanning the entire page. This way the entire page layout is preserved along with any descriptive writing on the page itself. It preserves the integrity of the album and eliminates risk of damaging photos by attempting to remove them from the pages.

High Resolution is Best

Even though a whole page is larger than a single photo itself, it is important to scan at a high resolution. You will be able to zoom in a particular photo from the scanned page and have the detail without appearing pixelated. An individual photo can be cropped from the page with editing software and the digital image will still be large enough to digitally print.

 

 

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