Friday, October 23, 2015

Old Photos Equal Memories

Date:  Oct 23, 2015

I bought a new gadget.  Jumbl High Resolution Digital Scanner.

It scanned old photo film (Kodak or Fujifilm) into digital photos.

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I bought it from Amazon.  US$99 + shipping.  I am a Amazon Prime member, so local shipping in US is free.  Borderlinx shipping from US to Singapore is about US$24.


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unboxing it.  It has the power adapter, the USB cable, the film (big or small) or slides container, and the Jumbl scanner itself.  Very simple packaging.

And a TV output cable.

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The film scanner feels very light in your hand.

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Very simple control.  Basically OK button to say OK, left right button to navigate or flip or mirror flip the photo.  And the scan button.

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You can plug in the SD card.  (IT DOES NOT COME WITH SD CARD), whatever you scanned will be scanned into the SD card.

You can output the photo onto a TV screen.  Or you can plug the USB into the computer and use whatever software to view the photos.

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Let’s get ready my old photo films.

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Open the compartment of the film container.  Fit the film onto it.

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You will notice that the rails on both side of the film will click and fit nicely onto the container.

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Close it, and you are good to go.

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Just slot in this film container to the scanner like this.

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Turn on the scanner.

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Move and position the photo container correctly.  And simply press SCANNED button.  Oh ya, make sure every time when you turn on the scanner, set the photo resolution to 22MP.

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You can see from he LCD screen your photo you just scanned in.

What this device is actually a camera inside and you place the film on to a lightbulb.

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Once it is done.  All the photos are saved onto the SD cards.  So, unplug and SD card and plug into your computer to read the SD card.

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Every photo is 4032 x 3024 in pixel sizes.

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But most of the photos are quite yellowish.

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That is why you need the Photo app on Mac (For PC, use the one you familiar with).  Photo app can do a lot of amazing thing.

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Change the white balance, change light exposure, contrast, or simply press the AUTO button in each modification… 

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So, you remove the yellowish color, and it becomes like this.  Or you can change it to much vibrant color.  I like it this way the natural grey.

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Compare to the photo I scanned from the actual photo itself.  It is much smaller.

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The resolution quite sucks. (this photo is the actual size I took from my iPhone without enlarge it).

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This is the big scanned photo I just scanned and change the color.

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After the editing, this become a new album in my digital photo collection.  And look at the color is much better to my taste.

Also all photos are scanned into Jan 1, 2011.  I don’t know why and there is no way to change date.  So, select all the the scanned photos, and go to Menu to select Image -> Adjust Date and Time… and you can mass change all the dates.

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Scanning old photos is a quite fun work.  I can now sent this photo to my brother’s friend.  hahahaha  His 17 years ago photos.

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It is portable.  I will bring this home to my mom place one day and get all his film and scanned it for her.

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