And so, finally, I had a chance to play with my Flip Pal Scanner. If you read my last post, you will remember that in Spain we looked a box full of family photos. These photos dated from the 1930s to the 1980s mostly taken in Spain, but some from the 1960s and 70s when my father in law was working at the UN in New York. They had traveled back and forth across the Atlantic over time. My mother in law graciously offered us the chance to take some of them home, back over the Atlantic again to New Hampshire. My husband chose about two dozen nice photos of various subjects, and I knew that I would want to scan these first!
|In Spain, selecting some old family photos|
The first photo I chose was this one. My husband had taken a photo of this photo with his digital camera in Madrid, and had emailed it around to the cousins in the photo while we were still in Spain. Here is his camera version:
|a photo of a photo by camera|
|a Flip Pal scan of the same photo!|
no color correction or cropping
|My mother in law (front) worked at|
Morgan and Morgan publishers
on Fifth Avenue in New York in the 1960s
The third image was a faded color photograph taken at the New York World's Fair in 1964. My father in law was working for the United Nations in Manhattan, and my mother in law was the daughter of a Spanish Guardia Civil officer. When they attended the World's Fair, my husband was only three years old. They all posed with the Guardia Civil staff in the Spanish pavilion for this photograph. Unfortunately, over the years it faded to look like this:
|1964 NY World's Fair image scanned by Flip-Pal|
|the same image after using Restore Color|
from the Flip-Pal tool box
Within half an hour I had learned to scan, stitch, color correct, save the results to my own folders and delete from the SD card. Deleting was important because I kept hitting the green scan button on the side of the scanner when I picked it up to move it around on photos. After the fourth or fifth time I had learned where not to put my hands! Again, live and learn!
Now I am ready to tackle some real holiday projects for the Simple Gifts Genealogy Blog Hop!
Disclaimer - I was chosen by Flip-Pal to participate as a blogger in the Simple Gifts Genealogy Blog Hop event, and I received a Flip-Pal scanner to use and evaluate.
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo