Got Photos? Digitizing and Creating Keepsakes using Family Photos

Got Photos? Digitizing and Creating Keepsakes using Family Photos

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: A common problem for many genealogists: how to tackle the family photo collection. In this session you’ll learn how to preserve those photos using the Flip-Pal® Mobile Scanner and then see how to use digitized images to create an array of items your family will enjoy. You’ll have a chance to see in-person the actual items created.

Description: How many family photographs do you have sitting in old albums or bins? Wouldn’t it be great to not only digitize and preserve those photos, but also turn them into keepsakes such as calendars, books, t-shirts and more to share with family members? With the Flip-Pal® Mobile Scanner you can scan those photos, make adjustments and add features with various software programs, and then create items using those images.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • Why Family Photos Matter
  • Digitizing Photos
  • Touch-Ups, Color Adjustments and More
  • Creating Keepsakes Using Family Photos
  • Sharing Photos and Keepsakes with Family Members
  • Photo Digitization Best Practices
  • Resources List

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