Physical photographs and other precious documents are known to deteriorate over time, and can be at risk of being lost forever.
Think about how many of these valuable items you have stored throughout your house.
Do you have a stack of photos gathering dust in a drawer? Photo albums taking up space on your shelves?
Are there still precious VHS tapes of your wedding day, or slides and negatives from your grandparents’ collection?
Or maybe a folder full of your children’s best artwork is hidden away in a cupboard, never to again see the light of day.
The best way to preserve these memories so they can be enjoyed and shared is to digitise and future proof them.
What is Digitisation?
Digitisation is simply the process of scanning and transforming physical information and/or items into digital files.
Not only does this protect them from loss, deterioration and or destruction, but provides an easy way to relive your memories and share them with your loved ones.
Not all digitisation methods are equal. Simply putting photos through a scanner, or taking a photo of them from your phone will not maintain the quality (and sometimes, correct proportions) of your originals.
Your memories are precious, and it’s important to entrust the digitisation process to experts, like Photos2Archive. Our experts have been professionally digitising items for more than 35 years!
What types of items can be digitised?
The number of things that can now be digitised are endless. Here are some of the best examples:
- Loose photographs
- Photo albums – the photos don’t even need to be removed from behind the plastic!
- Framed photographs – again, these can be scanned without being taken out of the frame.
- Newspaper clippings from your wedding day or that time your family was interviewed for the local paper.
- Journals / diaries and letters, especially fragile documents such as letters from your family members during the war.
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- Artwork, including your children’s masterpieces, or your mother’s paintings
When is the right time to digitise?
We recommend that you start digitising photos or precious materials as early as possible to preserve them. It’s incredibly easy to digitise your materials with Photos2Archive, and the process will only take about a week.
What are the benefits of digitisation?
Digitising will help you keep your memories and precious moments forever – literally!
By digitising your photos, files, and other important materials, you can always access them online from wherever you are, and avoid the risk of losing important items. You can also quickly and easily share your digital files with your family and friends.
Digitising also helps you save space and find your photos or files easily. When you get rid of the photos and paperwork and digitise everything, your storage or shelving space is freed up for other items – or just to create a spacious and minimalist home environment!
Photos2Archive is the retail division of Scan2Archive. Our experienced and professional team has been scanning photos for over 20 years, using state-of-the-art equipment and ensuring a high-quality service. We digitise loose photos, photo albums, photos in photo frames, VHS tapes, BETA tapes, negatives, CD’s, DVD’, slides, kids artwork, journals, yearbooks – the list is endless. Check out our services page to find the right service for your digitisation needs.
We can digitise the lot; the list is endless! To find out more or receive a customised quote, simply visit our contact us page, or call our friendly staff on 1300 359 880.