Sharon Profis @SharonProfis and Jason Cipriani @MrCippy from CNET published this story on how to “scan and archive your old printed photos,” which includes a section on outsourcing photo digitization.
Outsource the work to someone else
If all of this sounds like one giant headache, consider outsourcing your photo scanning to a professional, paid service. For example, Scanmyphotos.com scans, crops, edits, and archives your photos starting at $.16 a piece, depending on the scan quality you choose. Alternatively, the company can send you a box that you fill up and they scan for a flat rate of $145. According to ScanMyPhotos, it typically hold 1,800 photos.