I'm gearing up for digitizing my family's archive of photos, slides and videos. And I'm wondering if anyone has any experience doing this and if they can share some learned experiences on the matter.
- What do I have to look for in the hardware?
- Which software is the best to use?
- What was good, what was bad, what would you try differently?
I am currently thinking I will purchase a flatbed scanner for photos and a dedicated slide scanner. I am also thinking that I might just send off the video tapes for professional processing.
Ideally I would lay out photos on the scanner, hit scan, a program takes the scanned image and cuts it up and stores the images on an external drive. Does such a thing exist ready for consumption?