Well you’re sure not going to use this Desktop Photo to Digital Picture Converter for the chest full of old Aunt Edie’s photos up in the attic, but for small collections this might do the trick. OK so you and I know it’s just a scanner, but for some people it could be the difference between keeping and sharing cherished family shots or losing history in a damp, dark cupboard under the stairs. The 5 megapixel resolution and 600 DPI should be good enough for most needs, as long as you’re not too fussy. $99.95.
Photographs are placed in the converter’s tray which is closed to create a light box. The touch of a button instantly records the image as a JPEG or TIF to a computer via the included USB cable. Faster and easier than a conventional scanner, the converter instantly captures the whole image using a 5MP CMOS sensor, the same found in digital cameras…Works with Mac and Windows.