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How to: Quickly scan old photos to digital – with one app.

If you’re like me an eighties kid you have tons of images laying around that were physically printed don’t you wish there was just a simple way to import them into the digital world other than scanning by the printer, which we all know takes like fooooooreeeveeeeeeer. We walk around with one of the smartest technologies in our pocket, there’s got to be a better way?

YES, there is!

That’s what today’s post is all about, I’m going to share my favorite way to do this as a professional photographer how to import your physical photographs into digital in the most simple and easy way.

What’s my secret?
Using the Google photo scan app.

I use the Google photo scan app literally to digitally archive my families past photographs that were taken by family members in Poland, here I am in 2021 holding a photograph taken by someone from my family from the early 1940s and 1930s and converting it into a digital format with my phone! Mind-Blown! Who would have ever thought technology would have the capability of doing something so cool like this? Imagine what the next 50 years are and where photographs will be, one Day one of my future family members will be holding one of my photos in a whole different way, will it be in VR? Digital Air Screens? I am definitely interested in seeing how that all work one day. Who doesn’t remember the famous Polaroid or Instant Kodak, we have come a long way!

How to scan your old photos using the Google Photo Scan App

  • find a room that’s well-lit natural during the day and a large table or floor surface clear of clutter and a simple background.
  • compile and get ready all your physical photos that you would like to scan first. I would suggest sorting them out first, so you can keep a digital archive in a particular order if that’s your thing.
  • once you’ve got that all sorted out download the Google Photo Scan app here is the direct link as well: https://www.google.com/photos/scan/
  • when you downloaded the Google Photo Scan app open it and follow the instructions guide.
  • Google will prompt you right away how to take your images, You will simply need to photograph 4 corners of the physical photo and Google Technology will stitch your photograph together digitally, they do all the magic for you. What’s amazing is if you have an Android phone you can easily access these photos taken on www.photos.google.com or via the Google photos App!

If you found my advice helpful and useful please leave a message below!
I’d love to see your first scan if you care to share I love photographs.


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Lauren & Yuriy’s Save the Date Portrait Session

Lauren & Yuriy

 – Save the Date Session – Chicago, IL

 

 

 

Keeping safe social distancing Lauren, Yuriy, and I had such a wonderful time on the lakefront,

photographing their beautiful moments for their upcoming Save the Date Announcement Cards.

I’m so thrilled to have worked with them again!

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

Reid’s Senior Portraits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been so lucky to know this family and photograph them throughout the years! We always have so much fun before and during the photo shoot. This chance it was even a bit more special traveling to Notre Dame, Indiana to take these beautiful senior portraits. Yes, I love to go above and beyond for my clients in any way.

I had no idea how incredibly scenic Notre Dame was, so many places that were catching my creative eye to capture some of the

shots you see above. In addition to learning about the history of the school from Reid’s parents just made it that much more enriching.

It was both a moment for them to treasure and for myself. I had a wonderful time and look forward to the next one! Hopeful it will be in Europe when we’re finally able to!

Thank you again for hiring my services for Reid’s Portrait Session.

Photographer: Paulina Fadrowska | http://paulinafadrowska.com @paulinafadrowska

Surprise Proposal Yuriy & Lauren

Yuriy & Lauren

Surprise Proposal in Chicago
Love.

I was introduced to Yuri by my wonderful previous client Ashlee, who recommended my services for Yuriy’s surprise proposal! 

 

I couldn’t wait to hear the details! Once we connected, Yuri truly thought this moment out in detail.  As we spoke over the phone call he not only wanted to propose to her romantically on the State Street  Bridge in downtown Chicago but in addition surprise Lauren afterwards with a dinner party filled with all their family and closest friends at Cantina Laredo. The following is how their beautiful evening unfolded.

 

 

Surprise!
Surprise!

She Said YES!
She Said YES!

Surprise Party!

 Cantina Laredo

Congratulations!

Thank you for having me be a part of your special moment.

20 Most Instagramable places in the Douro Valley – Portugal
Paulina Fadrowska Photographer’s in Portugal

20 Most Instagramable places on your way to the Douro Valley.

PORTUGAL

Stairs to Heaven.

Design is Everything

Stair Way to Heaven is upon your drive to the Douro Valley just a few minutes out from Porto, Portugal.  From this view point the incredible views of Douro River and the boats that cruise down the Douro bring everything together. It’s a must stop and what better way to spend the day together.

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PORTUGAL

Stairs to Heaven.

Design is Everything

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PORTUGAL

Stairs to Heaven.

Design is Everything

Stair Way to Heaven is upon your drive to the Douro Valley just a few minutes out from Porto, Portugal.  From this view point the incredible views of Douro River and the boats that cruise down the Douro bring everything together. It’s a must stop and what better way to spend the day together.

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Adriana – Porto, Portugal
[ Mariline Santos ]

 PORTO, PORTUGAL

A perfect day in sunny and beautiful Porto, Portugal .

Photographer Paulina Fadrowska | Hair and Makeup by Marco Pinho | Custom Dress by Sagori 

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Mariline Santos – Porto, Portugal
[ Mariline Santos ]

 PORTO, PORTUGAL

A perfect day in sunny and beautiful Porto, Portugal .

Photographer Paulina Fadrowska | Hair and Makeup by Marco Pinho | Custom Dress by Sagori 

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Oliviera Family
[ Oliviera Family ]

 BRAGA, PORTUGAL

A perfect Sunday evening in the beautiful landscapes of Braga, Portugal I and the Oliviera family had a memorable and incredible family portrait session. A perfect surprise for  the anniversary of Isabel and Pedro.  I am so happy to have finally met you both, you are wonderful souls. 

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Gonzalez Family
[ Gonzalez Family ]

 WOOD DALE, IL

Had a sweet evening with the Gonzalez family in a beautiful sunset picture perfect day.

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Grand Opening at [ Blnk Haus ]
[ BLNK HAUS ]

 LOGAN SQUARE, CHICAGO

Had got to enter the creative space and minds of Blnk Haus. An interesting collaboration between 2 artists. The space is available to others for their creative concepts and ideas.

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