This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner.
Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish to see again and share instantly, the way you do with digital photos through apps and social media?
Photo-scanning app Memories makes bringing old photos into the digital world incredibly easy. Using the app on your iPhone, you can scan up to 15 photos per minute. And the results are awesome.
IdeaSolutions’ Memories is the first custom-designed photo scanner app for the iPhone. It is incredibly quick and easy to use. Just download Memories from the App Store, read some basic instructions, and you are ready to start scanning.
All you do is place your photo on a white piece of paper and snap a new photo as you normally would using your iPhone camera. You’ll be instructed to hold your iPhone at a 45-degree angle to the printed photo, and the image will appear foreshortened because you aren’t placing your phone directly above the image being digitized.
Instantly, a green overlay shadows your photo within the app. Then you tap your iPhone’s screen. The app captures your photo and realigns the scanned copy back to its original perspective.
It’s amazing! And the resolution produced by the Memories app is incredible — like taking a new photo using your iPhone camera. It’s no wonder Apple featured Memories in the “best new apps” section of App Store in more than 100 countries.
An angle on photographic perfection
How does it work? Holding your iPhone at a 45-degree angle, rather than directly above your photo, stops the camera’s flash from spoiling your scan. This gives you perfect results every time.
If you line up a bunch of photos you want to scan and capture them one by one, it is possible to scan up to 15 photos per minute.
The app’s editing functions allow you to produce a range of effects for your newly scanned photos. Presets for high-def, portraits, scenery, night shots and others make it easy to enhance your photos, while a bunch of Instagram-like custom filters let you tweak the look of your images.