A Photo Scanner is required to get physical photographs and other documents into digital form. Fast and easy-to-use scanning technology will take your photos, printed documents, slides and negatives and convert them to high-resolution images on your computer.
Normal flat-bed scanners don’t usually have the facilty to deal with slides and negatives and it is best to get a purpose built photo scanner to ensure the quality of the scans of all types of photographs.
By scanning your photos you will ensure they are preserved in case of physical damage to the originals, or lose. Photos in whatever physical form can get scratched, torn or completely destroyed. They can also be easily lost. Once converted to digital form the images can be stored in many places, such as your PC, laptop, DVD, external hard drive, or even online back up stores.
Digital images from a photo scanner can also be retouched, removing scratches and other marks, or adjusting from fading or bad lighting. Further editing can be done to remove unwanted objects, or to crop and adjust sizes. The Photo Scanner you buy may come with editing software for this purpose.