"Digital pictures can remain as perfect a thousand years from now as they are today," Lester Lefkowitz, author and photographer
- Have someone else do the scanning (at scaneasy123.com we will scan your photos for you, just ask us for a quote)
- "If you have the negative of a picture—and a good quality scanner—scan the negative, not the print," advises Lefkowitz. "The negative will give you a sharper result."
- Don't correct the color, sharpness, or other attributes of the picture while scanning.
- Take a copy of the scan to edit, then archive the original scan as a TIFF (TIFF (originally standing for Tagged Image File Format) is a file format for storing images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry, and both amateur and professional photographers in general.)
- Even if the photo is black and white, set the scanner to color. This will result in a scan that you can decide to tint later if you wish.