Username Post: Converting to digital... How?        (Topic#1667865)
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I am moving to Peru and want to digitize my 12X12 scrapbook pages so I can display them in a digital photo frame. I have approximately 20 full scrapbooks.

What is the best way do that? I have been unable to find a 12X12 scanner and the results from just photographing my pages have been less than stellar. I appreciate ANY and ALL help.


 
Henri Jean
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Henri Jean
In response to panagperu

I scanned 28 scrapbooks which were 70-100 pages each and started doing it myself, but that was so many, almost 2,000 pages, that I found a company on line that scanned them for a semi-reasonable cost.

Then after that project, I got my own scanner. It's actually 11 3/4 by 16 or 18 but the glass is about 12 1/2 across and it copies them just fine.

I tried photographing mine and was not happy with results.

My scanner is a Plustek - I don't know what the model currently is - mine is old and a bit obsolete. Any model of the Plustek 11 3/4 or 11 5/8 x 16 of 18 will work. Plustek was the best price at around $400.

Where in Peru are you moving to? I been to Peru several times and find it to be an amazing country.


 
keithosbon
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In response to panagperu

A couple of options … Epson and Kodak both make quality oversized scanners that work well for scrapbooks, with resolution up to 1200 dpi. The negative is that each one is in the $1000-1200 range, depending on accessories and software versions.

The other way is a scanning service. Memory Fortress specializes in scrapbooks; each page is well under $2 to scan, the regular resolution price is $1.39 per page. Most scanning companies have this option but they run between $2.99 and $5 per page.

https://memoryfortress.com

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1091124-REG /kodak_1894351_a3_flatbed _accessory.html?ap=y&gclid=EAIaI QobChMIz5ToxoCK3AIVCLjACh 32VAEOEAQYASABEgKWiPD_BwE &smp=y

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1312283-REG /epson_expression_graphic s_scanner_12000xl_ga.html?ap=y&gclid=EAIaI QobChMIvY2fyoGK3AIVVZ7ACh 3JDQeNEAQYAiABEgJQcvD_BwE &smp=y

Hope it helps!


 
Henri Jean
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In response to keithosbon

Another thought - one of my scanners is a regular home scanner (also copies and faxes) and before I got my large scanner, I used to scan my 12 x 12 pages in 4 sections - scanning one corner, turning it a quarter turn and repeating until I've copied all 4 corners or sections.

Then I used to use a free one-line stitching program, but went to photoshop for stitching. It did a great job but so did the free programs.


 
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