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    project forum co-moderator Frog's Avatar
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    portable scanners?

    Not sure this is the right forum.
    I have several old family albums....dating back to the 1920s.
    I'd like to get these scanned and though we have a pretty good scanner, it would be a long drawn out process. I've looked at a few portable scanners which all seem to have mixed reviews. It would be easier for me to be able to pull out one album at a time and sit somewhere and do a few at a time. There are no large pics. Many are
    Does any one have experience with one or recommendation?
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    Re: portable scanners?

    If you have a good scanner what would be the advantage of having a portable one??
    I scanned about 1500 of my old pictures with a flatbed scanner with a 35mm adapter and when i didn't have the neg put the pictures on the scanner.
    Took me about a month to complete the task.

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    Re: portable scanners?

    John, you might want to check this out before buying a scanner. Jeff

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    Re: portable scanners?

    dl, it is more a space and time thing as the computer is shared and once I get started, I don't want to be interrupted or rearrange the project.
    Grandpaw, that looks to be a pretty good deal. The problem for me is that I don't want to send them out for fear of them being lost. Maybe a bit of an irrational fear but with no way to recover them, it would be a major disaster. I'll consider it though.

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    Re: portable scanners?

    Have you considered using a DSLR and taking pictures instead of scanning? You could buy a copy stand so you can make sure everything is square. It's not the same as scanning but it allows you to work away from the computer and a decent DSLR should give you quality as good or even better than a flatbed scanner.
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    Re: portable scanners?

    Hadn't thought of that, PJ. Definitely an idea.
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    Re: portable scanners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog View Post
    Hadn't thought of that, PJ. Definitely an idea.
    That's how we did it before scanners
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    Re: portable scanners?

    I don't know what to say really what you share is so good and helpful to the community, I feel that it makes our community much more developed, thanks. bmi calculator

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