Reply To: scanner for digitizing photo album


Hello –

Do you have access to a camera with high megapixel imaging, and a copystand (or a volunteer who would rig you up a copystand, or an institution to borrow one from, or an institution like a local university or college where you could use one in their media lab?   You could support the photo album in a cradle or other supportive and appropriate means, open it to each page, one at a time, hold the page in place with lightweight and carefully chosen small weights (protectively wrapped to not damage the paper) and record each photograph in the album digitally that way, as well as the entire page with photos in situ.

Pat Keller,

Curator and Collections Management Consultant

Berrett Conservation Studio