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Press and blog reviews of Pic Scanner, the iOS app for digitizing old family photos

Pic Scanner Gold Restores & Preserves Memories [Review]

Pic Scanner Gold App for iOS Restores & Preserves Memories

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What is Pic Scanner Gold?

Photography went digital at the turn of the 21st century, but most of us still have printed photos stashed somewhere around our homes. Scanning photos isn’t the most exciting way to spend the weekend; so these precious mementos of our past stay tucked away – out of sight, out of mind.

Is there an app for it?

You bet there is! More than one, in fact. Read this review from thebiggbuzzblog.com to learn more.

Bottom line? “The newest, and arguably the most interesting addition to this category, is Pic Scanner Gold.” says, thebigbuzzblog.com

iPhone app gives treasured photos new life [Review]

The influential iOS and Apple blog Cult of Mac reviews Pic Scanner Gold – and loves it!

scanning“Pic Scanner started to win me over to the idea that you could make a viable copy of an old photograph with your smartphone when I reviewed it along with two other scanner apps for Cult of Mac in 2014.”

Fast forward to 2016, and “What’s new is the Gold in the name, which goes to the value of the features that have been added since App Initio Ltd introduced the app’s predecessor.”

Read the full review here.

“Put away the desktop scanner” Says AppAdvice

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Are the days of the trusty old desktop scanner numbered? Here’s what AppAdvice has to say:

“Almost everyone uses their mobile devices or digital cameras for snapping photos nowadays. But, what about all of those pictures you have in that shoe box, physical album, or even the drawer? Baby pictures, wedding photos, or family vacation shots from when you were a child are precious. With Pic Scanner you can quickly scan and then edit, save, and share them just as easily as the photos you take now.”

Read the full article here.

AppAdvice is a respected resource on the Web for people looking to discover iOS apps. They filter and vet the 1,500,000+ apps in the App Store to bring their readers up to date on news regarding apps, as well as providing detailed app reviews.

Pic Scanner offers portability, speed and convenience, and you can instantly post those legacy photographs on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ or the many other sharing and archiving options bundled within the app. You can even digitize directly from picture albums – no need to go through the hassle of taking out fragile pics, and putting them back in afterwards. A little better than the old fashioned “scan on desktop scanner and crop on computer” method!

To be fair, a desktop scanner can give you very high quality (600-1200 PPI) scans, TIF files and more. But do you really need those? Do you need to make six-by-four foot prints? Do you really want to store a thousand 30 MB photos on your computer? Can you always have your desktop scanner at hand whenever you want to scan photos? If not, go with the scanner you always have on you – in your pocket (iPhone) or the palm of your hand (iPad). And Pic Scanner app. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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Wonder How To: Scan Old Photos With iPhone (Review)

WonderHowTo.com, the show-and-tell channel for tech how-to videos, checks out Pic Scanner – and recommends it for scanning old printed photos.

If you didn’t already know, Pic Scanner is the world’s only mobile app that lets you batch-scan photos – up to four at a time! Crops them automatically, and saves them individually – all with one tap on your iPhone!

 

Preserving old family photographs

Are your cherished family photos lying forgotten in albums and closets? It is easy to scan them. All you need is an iPhone or iPad, and an app called Pic Scanner. This app lets you scan two, three, even four old photo prints simultaneously, then automatically crops and saves them all.

I have used this app to digitize more than a hundred photos in less than half an hour. Here is what you do:

1) Download Pic Scanner from the App Store (here).

2) Watch the short video below

3) Download Pic Scanner’s Five Minute Guide

Try it out and let us know what you think!

BBC Reviews Pic Scanner!

BBC World’s flagship technology show Click recently featured Pic Scanner. We at App Initio are huge fans of BBC’s tech diva Kate Russell, so we are delighted to share this clip with you:

Photo Scanning App for iPhone and iPad (BBC Review)

Review: iOS app Pic Scanner gets old photos into digital age

iOS app Pic Scanner gets old photos into digital age