Album Scanning

A few years after introduction of carte de visites (photos mounted on thick card paper) in 1854, the earliest bound photo albums were produced to display them. Not long after, people cut up photos and paired them with illustrations, text, and other paper ephemera — the first scrapbooking craze was born! Soon after invention of the Kodak film camera in 1888, albums with removable pages were introduced. Photo albums from the 1940s-50s featured black card paper with photos adhered with paper corners or glue. The worst modern albums were the magnetic variety with acidic sticky pages that damaged photos the moment you put them in there. 

Many scanning services don’t offer photo album scanning. Whether you have a sleeved photo album, the ubiquitous magnetic variety, or a delicate scrapbook, we handle them with TLC at ScanDigital. We love transforming fragile albums long hidden away in hope chests to pristine, digital formats you can enjoy and share anytime:

  •  Photo albums with plastic pages or sleeves
  •  Scrapbooks or loose scrapbook pages 

When you need to digitize photo albums and other non-standard media, look no further than ScanDigital for the best service. Our technicians carefully remove the photos, clean, scan, and optimize each one, then put them back in sequence in your album. If the photos can't be removed for any reason, we'll contact you prior to scanning to discuss possible solutions.

Organization Stays Intact

Your albums are returned exactly as they were received. In addition to our precise photo scanning process, photo albums require additional attention to ensure your organization stays intact. We acknowledge the time it takes to create a family photo album and our team is meticulous about returning each scanned image to its original place. In other words, you will receive your albums back in the exact condition they were sent.

We mimic the organization you have already set in place. If your albums are labeled individually on the bind, we will title a digital folder the same name with all the respective photos inside. That way, the digital copy will be virtually identical to that of your physical albums. If you click on the folder 'Family Album 1990', you will find every image that was within that album. Now, you'll only have to click a button on your computer to access your images instead of lugging out your collection of heavy albums!

Quality Assurance

Our highly trained scanning professionals carefully take each individual photo out of the enclosed albums, scan and then replace each image. All images are scanned and edited individually by hand to ensure we provide the highest quality end results. During the editing stage, each image is enhanced through color correction, red-eye and dust removal and cropping process. As you can tell from the before and after photos below, our editing process will enhance your images dramatically.

Photo Album Scanning Process

  1. Cleaning and Preparation
    All photos are individually cleaned with compressed air and a lint free cloth.
  2. Scanning
    Each photo is scanned using the highest quality equipment.
  3. Editing
    Our highly skilled technicians repair each image, including cropping, rotation, color correction and red-eye removal.
  4. Loaded to a Flash Drive or Hard Drive
    Your newly digitized images are loaded to an external USB Drive.
  5. Enjoy
    Enjoy your digital memories with friends and loved ones!

Finalizing Your Order 

When doing your final check out, you'll be able to select whether you want Ground or Express round-trip shipping, as well as the format for your digitized media (flash drive or hard drive).  After receiving your order, we’ll send your Secure Shipping Kit, then you pack it and return it to us. When you receive the digitized album photos, you’ll be able to explore a fun, new hobby — how to make a digital photo album

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