Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Photography: Digitizing Old Memories

Killer Whale of Ocean Park
Image from Locky's English Playground

Have been busying with many projects lately, one of which is the digitization of old photos, real photos printed on photo paper.

These photos have been around for over 40 years and I want to prepare a good birthday present for my mum and dad, so I decided to dig out their childhood photos and scan them.

A real cliché but always true, "It's not the value, it's the thought that counts"

Lucky that my Canon scanner is pretty fast with colour scans, so it wasn't too time-consuming, took only 2 days of scanning, cropping and saving, the photo-retouching will take much longer time so I think I will be a little short with my blog posts this week, sorry about that first.

But if you happen to have films and you want to do photo digitization too, then you can try the following method recommended by Kai last year.

After you have got all the photo digitised, get a digital photo frame and install all those good moments in its flash memory, then offer to your parents as a gift!

Enjoy your new project and make your parents happy with this great suggestion!

digitization -- Digitizing or digitization[1] is the representation of an object, image, sound, document or a signal (usually an analog signal) by a discrete set of its points or samples.
cliché -- (n)[C or U] a comment that is very often made and is therefore not original and not interesting
It's not the value, it's the thought that counts -- The objective value of the gift is not important; it's the value to the recipient that matters.


How to Scan Film With a DSLR @ YouTube