Your old photos, their new digital life
As someone who believes in the importance of preserving memories, you may have thousands or even tens of thousands of images from the film days that are still sitting in storage. That's where I come in.
I offer custom-tailored digitization projects for family photo archives of all sizes. This includes services such as scanning, light post-processing, keywording and face recognition (when available). The final deliverable is a beautifully organized and labeled online photo gallery, where you can easily find and access all of your memories.
With a wealth of experience working on projects like this, I understand that every client has unique needs and requirements. That's why I invite you to get in touch with me to discuss your specific project and how I can help bring your memories to life in a digital format. Don't let your precious memories gather dust in storage any longer. Let's work together to preserve them for generations to come.
What's your experience with digitization projects?
As a professional with experience in digitizing and archiving, I understand the importance of preserving the integrity of source materials and properly labeling everything. My background includes working on digitization projects for college libraries, where I helped digitize, keyword, and archive old photos, artwork, manuscripts, and limited edition texts. I have also worked on a variety of projects for private clients, including traveling to their location or arranging for shipment of photo archives, depending on the circumstances.
I offer custom-tailored digitization services for all sizes of family photo archives, including scanning, light post-processing, keywording, and face recognition. The final deliverable is a searchable and organized photo gallery, ensuring that your memories are easily accessible and protected. If you're interested in preserving your family's memories and history, please don't hesitate to reach out to me to discuss your project. I'll be happy to help.
How long does it take?
The length of a digitization project can vary depending on the number of items in your archives, the complexity of the scanning required, and our availability. Factors such as the age and condition of the photographs, as well as seasonal fluctuations in workload, can affect the timeline. Typically, projects can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, or even a year to complete. Please keep in mind that my availability may be limited during the summer season.
Will everything be searchable?
The duration and outcome of a digitization project can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the photo archives, as well as the available information about the images. Factors such as the age and condition of the photos, the amount of labeling and information provided, and my and your availability can all impact the timeline of the project. The more information provided about the images, such as dates, locations, and names of people, the more efficiently they can be organized and searchable in the final digital gallery.
I'm not computer savvy, can you help?
Many of my clients who are seeking digitization services may have experience with film photography and may not be familiar with the latest technology. However, it is not necessary to learn new software to view and organize the digitized images. The client can use their usual software and their computer's search function to easily access and navigate through their digitized archive.
How involved do I have to be with a project like this?
For you, there will be some hands-on involvement during the project, but for the majority of it, I will handle the scanning and keywording independently. Your input is crucial at the beginning of the project to establish details and familiarize me with your family history. We may also schedule regular keywording sessions where I ask for your identification and labeling of specific photos. Your level of involvement will affect the accuracy and completeness of the labeling and keywording, but ultimately, you will receive the digital photos regardless.
What types of items can be digitized in a family photo archive project?
The types of items that can be digitized are quite varied. From photographs, to documents, drawings, paintings and more. The specific composition of your family archive will affect the digitization process. For example, film or slides may require additional steps, and oversized paintings or drawings may present unique challenges. These added complexities may result in an increased total project time.