4 Common Photo Scanning Problems and How to Prevent Them

photo scanning problemsIf you’re one of the millions of Americans who still have boxes of print photos in your attic or basement, then chances are you’ll be looking for ways to preserve them in the near future. But before you get started, let’s take a minute to make sure you don’t encounter any photo scanning problems at the outset.


Since this is our specialty, we pulled together a list of the most common photo scanning problems we hear about from our customers. This list will help you prevent encountering any issues along the way.


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What You Need to Know About Restoring Ripped Photos

Restoring Ripped PhotosTips for restoring damaged photos


It’s one of the worst feelings in the world: that moment when you hear an old print photo rip or tear in your hands. This commonly happens during a photo-scanning project when trying to remove old pictures from an ancient adhesive-lined photo album.


Hindsight is 20/20 and we now know to only store print photos in archival quality albums—however, the damage has been done and now you need to know how to go about restoring ripped photos. This link provides an easy fix for restoring damaged photos


So, what do you do when you try to remove a photo from a sticky situation only to have the thing fall to pieces? Here’s what we suggest:


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Astrophotography 101: How to Take Pictures of Stars

pictures of starsThe night sky is truly awe-inspiring. We look up to see the vastness of our universe and are greeted by an infinite amount of dim twinkling lights. On a crystal clear night, when the sky is in perfect focus, the first thing many of us want to do is take pictures of stars—aka, astrophotography.


The only downside, however, is the night sky is notoriously difficult to film.


But with the right gear, spot, and settings, anyone can take star pictures so they can show them off on Instagram or keep as a memento for years to come.


Here’s what you’ll need to do:


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Beyond the Frame: 6 Crafty Photo Ideas to Take Your Pictures to the Next Level

crafty photo ideasIt can be a challenge to find new and creative ways of displaying your photos – there are limits to what one can do with a picture frame. But if you enjoy the occasional DIY project, you can turn your Sunday afternoon into a photo-optimizing bonanza with results that are sure to wow your friends and family.

 

These crafty photo ideas make for excellent gifts, but beware: you’ll love them so much that you’ll want to keep them for yourself!

 

1. PVC pipe + photo = vase

 

We know, it sounds strange. But if you take three varying lengths of PVC pipe and attach them to a base, you’ll have a beautiful set of bud vases to keep as a memento or share with a loved one. Find out how to do it here.

 

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Must-Read Photography Tips for Amazing Family Portraits

family portraitsFamily portraits are some of the most cherished pictures we hold on to. Unlike the other (thousands) of pics we take to document daily life, portraits allow us to control how we remember a particular moment in time. Yet, it can be difficult capturing your family in the right way – or getting everyone to cooperate for the photo. But don’t worry, we can help you out!

 

Here are some of our best photography tips to help your family portraits turn out beautiful:

 

Choose the right photographer

 

Do some research to find a photographer whose work reflects your tastes. Study their portfolio in advance to get ideas and make sure they can do the type of shots you are interested in.

 

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