The Scanning Corner


The Scanning Corner
The Scanning Corner is an informational series created specifically for the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO)

It is created to provide an up-close look at some of the challenges faced by those digitizing their photos and treasured documents, or doing it for others. The Scanning Corner allows attendees to take a deep dive into one particular subject each session. It provides designated time for group discussion while examining case studies. Supplemental materials on the topic and resource tools are also being developed specially for the presentations in the series. 

This series is sponsored by Kodak Alaris, the manufacturer of the most widely used dedicated high-quality, high-speed photo scanning equipment throughout the world. E-Z Photo Scan is hosting sessions and open to APPO members and those considering becoming involved in the business of photo organizing, or photo scanning.

Episode 06 - Monday May 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT) 

5 Ways the File Names of Your Scanned Photos Can Actually Be Made Meaningful

5 Ways the File Names of Your Scanned Photos Can Actually Be Made Meaningful

If you've been looking to refine the art of file naming for your collection or others then this webinar is just for you. In it, we are going to share the tools needed, strategies, and ways to turn naming file names into high-performance search bots!

What's in a file name?

Well, if it's an image file then its name could become the very most important part. If you have hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of digital images either created digitally, or scanned from paper prints, slides, and negatives then being able to find that one image you need may depend solely on its file name.

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Future Sessions Dates in 2017
Episode 6/May 15th - 5 Ways the File Names of Your Scanned Photos Can Actually Be Made Meaningful 
Episode 7/Jun 26th - An Amazing Topic to Be Announced!
Episode 8/Jul 24th - A Fantastic Topic to Be Announced!
Episode 9/Aug 21st - An Awesome Topic to Be Announced!
Episode 10/Sep 18th - An Unbelievable Topic to Be Announced!
Episode 11/Oct/16th - A Stunning Topic to Be Announced!
Episode 12/Nov 13th - A 'You Won't Want to Miss This' Topic to Be Announced!
Episode Dec/Break 

Past Sessions

Episode 05 - Monday April 17, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST) 

Understanding the 3 Most Popular Scanning Protocols Connecting Scanners & Applications on Personal Computers

Confused about scanning terms like TWAIN, ISIS, and WIA drivers? Then this session of The Scanning Corner is for you!

Join us as we take a deep dive into how these universal public standards serve us by linking our applications and image acquisition devices together. Find out the differences between them and how open standards offer benefits that can assist in scanning your photos.

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Episode 04 - Original Aired on Monday March 20, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST) 

5 Ways To Keep Your Photo Scanner Clean & Scanned Photos Looking Great

One of the most imposing factors about being able to consistently produce quality scanned photos is the fact old photos sitting around for years can also become a collector of dust and particulate matter. And, guess what happens to all that when scanning?

If you are thinking much of it ends up being deposited along the scan path, you would be right!

This presentation is going to look at 5 distinct way to make sure your photo scanner remains clean and producing high-quality scanned images.

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Episode 03 -  Original Aired on Monday February 20, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

What Resolution Do I Need to Scan Photos and How Does That Impact Quality, File Size and the Output of Personalized Photo Items?

RESOLUTION is something those involved in scanning photos get exposed to from the very beginning of the process of digitization. This presentation will peel back the veneer of this topic to get a comprehensive look into resolution as more than simply scanner setting but also differences in input and output resolutions and the roles they play in the final digitized image.

Episode 02 - Original Aired on Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST) 

Considerations for Scanning Treasured Documents as Part of Digitizing Collections & Projects

Digitizing photos presents numerous considerations and challenges in order establish the appropriate technique and workflow. But what happens when treasured items in a collection turn out to paper documents? This presentation will explore how it is possible to integrate the science of scanning paper with the art of digitizing difficult to handle or delicate items.

We are going to be taking a holiday break in December. Be sure to join us on January 23, 2017.

Happy Holidays from E-Z Photo Scan

Episode 01 - Original Aired on Monday, November 28, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST) 

Scanning Techniques to Keep Photos in the Order My Client Demands

The study of ORDER THEORY while scanning your photos or those of others is an investigation into the intuitive notion of order using a set of particular relationships. This presentation takes a deep dive into the formal framework of extending the concept of order in photo scanning. 

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