As I’ve mentioned before I love photos and I use a lot of tools for adding photos to my collection. I use the Flip Pal and the Zcan+ as well as my Canon scanner. Both the Flip Pal and the Zcan+ are available at Shop the Hound.
Many of you are familiar with the Flip Pal which is a portable scanner that uses 4 AA batteries and it weighs about 1 lbs. The beauty of it is that it’s a stand alone product which means you don’t have to take your computer with you to Auntie’s house to scan the photos you can just take your Flip Pal. You can scan at 300 or 600 dpi (your choice)and it’s transferred onto a SD card, similar to what you have in your camera. You can scan your typical 4×6 photos but should you want to scan something larger then that’s the beauty of the Flip Pal, you can flip the Flip Pal over, take off the lid and scan the item in sections and then with the stitching software that’s included on the SD card you can stitch it back together. The stitching software is easy to use and I’m not just saying that.
One of my newer tools is the Zcan+ which is a mouse scanner. It isn’t a stand alone product you do need your computer to use it. It works with both Apple or PC and it scans at 400 dpi. What makes it unique is that it has OCR (optical character recognition) so it recognized characters on documents in 199 languages. I’ve attached a short video of me using my Zcan+ (it’s my first video so please be kind :)).
Which do I prefer? Well I’m glad that I don’t have to decide because each of them has their special features it all depends on what your needs are.