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Saving Old Pictures with the ION PICS2SD Scanner
I am one of those people who loves getting electronics or even kitchen appliances for Christmas. I love anything I need to figure out, play with, work with, and produce with.
One thing I have always wanted to do over the years is save all my old pictures. We have the "big" scanner/printer combo, but you have to put your picture on, preview on your computer screen, scan it, then get up, open the scanner, take the picture off and replace it with another.
I am worn out just typing in the steps. All these little steps become tedious after your 50th picture.
Saving Memories by Scanning Pictures
I am a sentimental fool, so I want ALL of my old pictures saved, and my husband gave me the Ion PICS2SD for Christmas to do just that. I was thrilled. Now, an easy, less tedious way to make digital copies of photos taken before the computerized/digital age. I have always worried about pictures being destroyed. I know if your house is burning down, you should get out immediately, but in the back of my mind, I am always rushing for the old photo albums. Now I can save my pictures to a portable hard drive, my netbook, and my computer. I can even send them in an e-mail and post them on Facebook. They will exist forever.
So, on Christmas morning I am surrounded by photo albums and my new scanner. It is so easy, and the Ion PIC2SD scans 3x5, 4x6, and 5x7 pictures. It also scans slides and 35 mm film negatives. I am a happy camper. I take a picture out of its album, put it into the appropriate photo slide, or film holder; press the "SCAN" button to capture the image I see in the large color screen (you also have editing options - I am in Heaven!), once I am happy with the preview (which I usually am), I hit "Enter," and voila, my photo is scanned. I don't have to move between screen and scanner, and it only takes seconds to scan a picture. The only issues I had were getting the pictures out of the old photo albums. Some had been there so long that they were stuck.
Memory Card Included
Another great feature that I love is that the Ion PIC2SD scanner comes with a 2G memory card and a USB cord to connect to the computer. So you can save to the memory card or directly to the computer. I personally like saving to the memory card then using it to place pictures on each computer so I have them in various places.
Saving my old pictures gives this sentimental fool some peace of mind. My husband knows me so well.
With a 32 GB memory card, you would never have to worry about running out of room. You could place all your album photos on this memory card.