A sign at the E-Z Scan booth
One of the exhibitors at RootsTech was E-Z Photo Scan. The company invited all attendees to bring their family pictures, documents, and any memorabilia that can be digitized, for free scanning on site. I took advantage of the offer and brought along about four dozen old family photographs from the 1890s and early 1900s.
For pictures, the company used Kodak Picture Saver Scanning Systems photo scanners, models PS50 & PS80. Using other hardware, the operation was able to digitize slides as well as pictures and printed documents, including books. The photo scanners can digitize up to 85 photos per minute (that’s fast!) and also can double as a scanner for treasured documents, too. The slide scanner can digitize up to 15 slides per minute. A film scanner was also available.
Images digitized by E-Z Photo Scan can be saved in a number of different file formats or even saved directly to your smartphone. It also can load scanned photos directly into FamilySearch.org. In fact, another service center, called the Scannx Photo ScanCenter, was installed recently at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Newsletter reader Mina Robbins scans many of her family photographs at the E-Z Scan booth.