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

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

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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.

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