1. How to Scan Photos Using a Photo-Digitizing Service
The easiest way to scan old photos is using a photo digitizing service like ScanCafe. ScanCafe supports photos, negatives, slides, film, and video, and you’re allowed to review your scans before purchasing. If you have a lot of photos and don’t mind waiting, select the Value Kit option.
While photo-digitizing services are convenient and require little time investment, you have to send your photos to a total stranger. Not only that, but you have to trust the postal system won’t lose your photos. We recommend only sending images you aren’t afraid of losing or destroying.