Saving digital memories is a job for parents that (either thankfully or not) our parents never had to deal with. But what’s the best way to save those non-digital memories, digitally? The Epson Perfection V300 Scanner is the same scanner I’ve used to convert many photos and negatives of my family’s memories with great success – and it’s on sale now at Amazon.com.
The Epson Perfection V300 Scanner is a basic flat-bed scanner that will scan any flat piece of paper (photo, kids’ artwork, written document) as well as photo negatives and slides. It also comes with Epson’s software that will take your scanned image, correct the color and remove dust and other imperfections. The software suite you get also comes with something called “optical character recognition” software, making any documents you scan readable and (more importantly perhaps) searchable by your computer.
In my experience it worked very well under all conditions. I was able to scan many, many negatives as well as photos without hardly any hiccup.
But the most important thing about this blog post is that it’s available now from Amazon.com for only $93.24, which is 33% off the regular price. So if you’ve been putting off this chore, now might be the right time to start archiving. (Oh, and once you do, don’t forget to back up your hard work – but that’s another blog post.)
Epson Perfection V300 Photo Color Scanner, $93.24 from Amazon.com.