Great present ideas for the family
We all have photographs stored somewhere in our house that are presented and organized nicely in albums. It's a great way to revisit years of precious moments of your grandson growing into a young man or getting married and going on a honeymoon in an exotic location. However many of them are still in the packaging they were developed in and hidden away in a shoe box or the best ones framed and hanged up where everyone can see them.
With the technology available today we have save them to our computer, on a memory stick, we can create a slide show and upload them to YouTube or a social website or create an online album and save them on to disk.
For home use it is recommended to for the Ion Pic2SD (shown below) - good quality conversions and does not need to be connected to the PC for it to operate. This will allow you to scan your old photos while sitting on the sofa watching tv it you prefer.Credit: http://www.bestnegativescanner.com
If you're looking for something that is cheap and cheerful and does the job, you will want to check out the VFS models. The VFS-002 (shown below) is the cheapest of all the models and uses a usb connection and is also compatible with MAC.
For professional use it is highly recommended to go for the Plustek 7600i (shown below), the resolution: 7200 x 7200 dpi and features multi exposure functions, this allows you to control the exposure for the best overall quality.
A negative scanner is highly recommended if you want to preserve the quality of the photo negatives or even if you want to save some space at home. They are easy to install and set up like a charm.