I got a new portable scanner today. I based my decision primarily on Dick Eastman’s recommendation of the VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner in his newsletter, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. I am surprised how easy and quick it is to set up and simple it is to use. This picture of my parents is from a very large and cumbersome yearbook from their freshman year in college. The yearbook itself is very awkward to handle and almost impossible to place on a flatbed scanner. It took me only a matter of minutes to scan, upload to my computer and add the text notes to the picture. I think I am going to be using this scanner quite often!
3 thoughts on “My new portable scanner – VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand”
I have this scanner and love it – it’s a great investment.
Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.
May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!
Dr. Bill 😉
Author of “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories” and family saga novels:
“Back to the Homeplace” and “The Homeplace Revisited”
thank you for the review. I have a great flat bed scanner that I love. I is portable and only uses a usb to my laptop, but I have been looking for another, smaller one for those large awkward tomes.
Theresa (Tangled Trees)