I dropped out of college to become a design entrepreneur.
Step one: Design like crazy.
Process: 4 hours. (1300 pictures and 438 documents)
Pictures are timeless. They contain a certain bit of nostalgia for the rest of our lives. I do not want to lose this sensation, and I feel that I get the same emotion whether I view the picture on digital device or if I view it in a 5x8. Oh and also, the digital format is everlasting, as long as I back it up.
If you haven’t gone out to buy a ScanSnap already, it is time you do. It is by and large the best scanner ever invented for the consumer. The feeder holds about 15 pages at a time. The pages NEVER get stuck. It will scan any format from a business card to a birthday card. It is nice and compact, yet it feeds paper through the scanner at an alarming rate…directly in to Evernote in order to be read digitally or directly in to iPhoto for future viewing pleasure.
This setup can be done with both the Mac and the PC. But If you are the latter, Mr. T has a few words for you.
"I pity the fool." -Mr. T
Here are the settings for evernote:
Documents do not need high quality scans, so I placed the image quality at Normal. The color mode is on Automatic Color Detection which detect color in documents and bring the color in with it. Another awesome setting is the Duplex scan. The Duplex scan will automatically recognize if there is text/pictures on the backside of the document. If there is, it will scan it in regularly. If there isn’t it will leave it out of the PDF.
The default format in Evernote is PDF. Unless you have the Pro account($5/Month), it is the only type of file that you can import.
Here is the following settings that I used:
I found that "Better mode" still scanned quickly, and the pictures turned out swell. You may also notice that I have the "Continue scanning…" selected. The scanner is sometimes hard to keep up with and this setting tells the scanner to pause until I load more pictures. Also, I selected "Simplex Scan" because the photo’s are only one sided. No sense in the Duplex scan.
Unlike Evernote, the default iPhoto format is .JPEG. It also happens to be a compact file size. Perfect choice.
When scanning in iPhoto, I did each stack of pictures as a separate album. I took my time in order to label the albums, but I did not worry aboutt the individual photos themselves. Also, I found that there were many bad(blurry, bright light, etc) pictures that I could throw out in the process.
Now that your memories are protected are forever, you can forget about storing all those boxes of pictures. The documents that often clutter up your office will now be in and organized and searchable directory.
You are now free to roam about the airplane. Scan away.
John K (Creator of Ren & Stimpy)
said the half-ass going nowhere mediocre Designer