This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
How To Video: Scan and save old photos with your phone
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

How To Video: Scan and save old photos with your phone

2:22 /

Whether you're looking to reduce clutter or share fond memories online, Sharon Vaknin has a tip on digitizing and storing printed photos using your iPhone or Android device.

Somewhere in -- -- in your closet all but there is a box of all printed photos collecting dust. I'm also guessing you do most of your reminiscing on sites like FaceBook and Flickr after all not for everyone seems to be uploading their photos these days. If you stock of photos you wanna digitize and don't have a scanner. An appropriately -- app called shoe box lets you scan old photos with your iPhone or Android. Once you -- the app downloading you'll want set of your assembly line so you're a few tips. First the owner using should have a good camera like the one on my iPhone for us. Then grab a microfiber clock and clean gallant you're sure you're getting super -- scans. And finally choose a spot with plenty of light otherwise you'll get grainy photos others all of your camera -- to compensate for the shadows. Now you're ready to scan your photos -- shoe box and -- -- Position the phone parallel to the photo. -- -- -- -- Hold still and then capture. Apple automatically trying to find the corners of the photo for cropping. But -- -- off you can readjust it by dragging and just like this. -- this point compare what's on the screen with the original photo. At the coloring and off you can adjust it with this option here. And if you need to adjust the brightness you can do -- -- Finally hit next and you'll see that Apple asking you to create issue box. These albums that you can use to organize your photos you don't have to create one but it does make it easier to find your photos later. Hit next and -- info if you wine and the bottle gets saved to your phone alone. They will get uploaded to the shoe box site where you can view all of your scans the links here shoe -- account is shown here at the bottom. Now you can share photos on FaceBook email them to a relative or just sleep well knowing that if you ever lose your printed photos. There's a digital copy waiting for you online and in any questions hit me up on Twitter and start my FaceBook profile for more tips like that. For CNET I'm Sharon vaknin.

New releases

Belkin's WeMo LEDs light up the...
2:15 September 18, 2014
These connected bulbs impressed us -- how do they stack up against Philips?
Play video
Disable lock screen app suggestions...
1:15 September 18, 2014
Not fond of random apps being recommended to you on your iPhone or iPad's lock screen? CNET's Dan Graziano...
Play video
Pioneer Sound Base: Powerful sound...
2:03 September 18, 2014
The Pioneer Sound Base delivers some of the best sound we've heard from an affordable pedestal-style sound...
Play video
Motorola's Moto X (2014) is a premium,...
2:34 September 18, 2014
In addition to its Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 1080p display, and 13-megapixel camera, Motorola's...
Play video
Super slow-mo on the iPhone 6
0:24 September 18, 2014
Slow motion video can be recorded at 240 fps. Here's an example.
Play video
Install a custom keyboard on iOS...
1:24 September 18, 2014
You now have the freedom to change the keyboard on your iPhone or iPad. CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how...
Play video
Can-Am Spyder: Sportscar performance...
5:41 September 18, 2014
This three-wheeler is the first road-going vehicle from BRP, a company better known for its snow and water...
Play video
2014 Kindle Fire tablets start...
1:50 September 17, 2014
Amazon has unveiled its all-new Kindle Fire line, with a full range of new tablets starting from the 6-inch...
Play video