Photo Album and Scrapbook Scanning

Preserve Your Family Photo Albums

Photo album scanning allows you to preserve full album and scrapbook pages, including notes written on the pages. Old photo albums tell us the stories of our past. They remind of us of our heroes, and help us appreciate where we came from. Album scanning creates digital images that can be viewed in great detail. The connection with the past comes alive when you see familiar places and family resemblances.

If your albums are falling apart, or are very delicate, I can scan individual pages and preserve them digitally. Unless your photos have been placed in albums that are are archival-quality, and acid-free, your photos will deteriorate.

What Can Be Scanned?
  • Individual photo album or scrapbook pages measuring up to 18" x 12".
  • Newspaper clipping, documents and certificates.
  • Maps, fabric...anything that can be laid on the scanner.
Deciding What To Scan
You may not want or need to have every page of an album scanned. I can isolate your favourite or most important photos from a page, even if you do not want the image of the full page. Those photos are saved as separate image files.
scanned album page plus isolated image

Scan full album pages and isolate your favourite photos as separate image files.
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Sample two-page view of scanned album pages. Click to enlarge.

Viewing Your Scanned Albums

What you get:
  • A digital image file for each scanned page.
  • A digital image file for any photo you've chosen to have isolated.
  • A .pdf file of all the album (an easy and convenient way to view the album digitally).
  • A video file (mp4) of the album pages. You can pause, advance, or go back.

NEW: Interactive Digital Photo Albums

Service added May 17th, 2018: Convert scanned album pages into an interactive digital photo album! Store it as you would store a photo file.

visit the Interactive Digital Photo Albums page

Image Enhancement

Photo album scanning services include improving the look of pages and photos. The photos in old albums can become yellowed, faded, or discoloured. Scratches and page tears are also common.

This is not complete image restoration. If you want to frame a treasured photo, consider having the digital image professionally edited. You will receive unedited and edited versions of all your images.

Colour Correction
All full pages and individual isolated images are colour-corrected

Dust & Scratch Improvement
All full pages and individual isolated images are given a minor edit to remove major blemishes.
photo album pagephoto album page with colour correction
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Image Enhancement Before & After Samples