So you found a tupperware or box full of family photographs somewhere in your basement. That’s exciting! But we know that the process of going from finding to organizing to digitizing is daunting — especially when you have no idea where to start.
We’ve put together notes on an easy, five-step process from beginning to end for your analog to digital journey.
Step 1: Define your goal. Maybe you found one box, or maybe you found four or five. Do you want to digitize your collection in batches? How many photos are there? Once you know what you want the end goal to be, it becomes much simpler to work backwards. Bonus tip: create a (manageable) deadline to help keep yourself on track!
Step 2: Collect your items — all of them. We promise, having everything in one place makes life so much easier.
Step 3: Sorting. Divide your printed photos into categories that make sense to you. This can be by location, date range, events, people, etc. (See our top tips on this step here.)
Step 4: Share with PhotoLounge. Whether you want to do a Sort and Quote to get an idea of pricing ahead of time or you want us to come pick up your project, this is where things really get moving!
Step 5: Share your memories. The best part! Once everything has been digitized, those priceless memories are now safe and available to share with friends and family.
Have questions about the digitizing process? Click the yellow button on the bottom right of your page and connect directly to one of our team members for help!