Have A Bunch Of Old Photos? Why You Should Hire A Professional To Scan Them

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Do you have a bunch of old photos around your home that you want to digitize to preserve them forever, but the task of scanning them is something that you don't want to do? If so, you should use a photo scanning service to take care of the work for you. Here are some reasons why it is worth having someone else do this job for you. 

Time Is Valuable

If you've ever attempted to scan photos on your own, you know how time-consuming it is to do it with the equipment you have on hand. You'll likely only be able to scan four photos at a time on a flatbed scanner, and then it takes time to scan, crop each photo, rotate them, and save them with a unique file name. By the time you do just a few scans of photos, you'll be ready to quit and the job will never be finished. When you use a photo scanning service, you'll get back all that time that would be spent scanning photos.

Equipment May Be Low Quality

It is very likely that the equipment you have at home is not good enough to get the job done. The consumer flatbed scanner you have on hand is likely a very low quality and is not going to digitize the photo in the way that you want to preserve it. This can result in having to scan photos twice if you are not happy with the results. A photo scanning service is going to have high-quality equipment to ensure that your photos are of the highest quality once they are digitized. 

Photo Scanning Is Typically Done Once

Even if you were to buy the equipment yourself for higher quality scans, know that photo scanning is likely something you'll do once and then never need to do again once all your photos are digitized. This means that the equipment doesn't have a use once you are finished with it, and it will sit in your home collecting dust. While you can offer to scan photos for family and friends, is this something you'll really want to do with your free time? 

In addition, the cost of equipment may end up costing more than just hiring a professional to do it for you. Costs are usually based on how many photos you have, so it often is easy to get an estimate on an online photo scanning order.