How To Scan Your Photos

Option A

Flatbed Scanner

Quality: Best

Using your typical flatbed scanner at your home or office, you can scan your photos at optimal quality. Please ensure a clean scanner surface. Scan your photos at 600 DPI setting and save your file as a “JPEG” Format.

  • Scanner Settings:
  • File Type: JPEG
  • Resolution : 600 DPI

Option B

Scan At Your Local Print Shop

Quality: Best

Get your photos scanned at your local print shop (Staples, OfficeMAX, Office Depot, Fedex, UPS etc..)

Instruct shop to scan your photo at “600 DPI JPEG file”. They can scan your photos and email them to you or they can store them on your thumb drive.

  • Scanner Settings:
  • File Type: JPEG
  • Resolution : 600 DPI

Option C

Camera/Mobile Scan

Quality: Good

  • Remove photo from frame.
  • Turn off camera flash.
  • Use even window light. Ensure no shadows or glare on photo.
  • Hold your phone as level as possible, so that the top/bottom and sides of the photo are the same size. Get as close as you can get to the print. If you get too close, your camera might not be able to focus, or it may distort the edges of the photo.
  • Take the picture with a steady hand.
  • Review the scan to make sure it is clear and has no defects.