How to Prepare Your Photos For Scanning

Here are some steps you can take to prepare your photos for scanning:

  1. Gather all of the photos that you want to have scanned and put them in a safe and accessible place.
  2. Sort through your photos and remove any that are damaged, faded, or otherwise not suitable for scanning.
  3. Organize your photos into groups or sets, according to size, format, or other relevant criteria. This will make it easier to scan and manage your photos once they are digitized.
  4. If your photos are in albums, carefully remove them from the albums and place them in a safe and secure location. It is best to scan photos individually, rather than trying to scan them while they are still in an album.
  5. Make sure your photos are clean and free of dust or other debris. This will help to ensure that they are scanned correctly and produce high-quality digital images.
  6. If you have photos that are stuck together or have other damage that needs to be repaired, consider having them restored or repaired before they are scanned. This can help to improve the quality of the digital images and ensure that your memories are preserved in the best possible way.

By following these steps, you can help to ensure that your photos are ready to be scanned and will produce high-quality digital images. It is also important to carefully follow the instructions provided by your photo scanning company to ensure that your photos are scanned correctly and returned to you safely.