Photo Scanning

Preparing Your Project


Gathering all of your family’s photographs together to be scanned may seem like a daunting challenge.  We are here to make things as easy as possibl for you.  If your collection consists of albums, you may send the entire album to be scanned.  All of your photographs will be replaced in the same order and location they were in when we received them.  If there are photos in the album that you don’t want scanned, it is not necessary to remove them. A custom and secure web page will be created for you consisting of preview size images of your collection. This will allow you to remove any photographs that you do not want included in your final project (up to 50% of your order may be discarded).

Your Project Worksheet

Once you have placed your order, you will be directed to a link for you to print out an order form to include with your collection when it is shipped to us. This form will help walk you through project titling as well as any special instructions you may have.

When preparing your originals, first decide on a title for your project, such as "Taylor Family Slides". This will be the title that will appear on the disc as well as your insert sleeve and contact sheets (depending on the package selected).

It is not necessary to arrange your prints into any order prior to scanning because once your originals have been scanned and the disc is sent to you, you may copy the images to your computer and rearrange and re-title them any way you wish. However, if it is easier for you to organize your collection into groups and/or a specific order before they are scanned, your collection will be scanned just as you have specified at no extra charge.

Step Three: Prepare Your Package for Shipping

If your photographs are loose and not in an album, we highly recommend shipping them in a box that will prevent them from being bent or folded during shipping. If you wish to categorize your collection into smaller groups, we recommend placing your groups in kitchen storage bags and then labeling the bags with the title of your groups.
Be sure to use a good,sturdy box with enough padding to ensure a safe delivery. Include your project worksheet and affix your pre-paid shipping label to the outside of the package prior to dropping it off at any UPS shipping location.


Thanks for choosing Plastic Trees Studio. We're very excited to be working on your preservation project with you!

Learn More:

Types of PhotographsPreparing Your Photo Digitizing ProjectInformation on How Your Photos are Digitized and EnhancedWhy it's Important to Digitize Your PhotographsPrices, Options, and Available Upgrades