Christopher Spect - Founder - Owner
About our beginnings
With over 51 years of photography experience and 32 years of working with computers I was amazed that while I was working on my family tree, I discovered that preserving old family photographs was not as straightforward as it sounds. Let’s start with film sizes … I immediately discovered that there was a plethora of film sizes that I had to deal with 35mm,16mm, Minox, Disc, 110, 126 , 127, 620, 120, 9x12CM, 4×5 in, and a bunch of odd sizes in between. Then there was the complication that some films had a variety of different frame sizes making digitizing of all these different medias anything but a straightforward process. I ended up having to deal with digitizing color and black and white prints, color negatives, black and white negatives, color slides or transparencies, 8mm, super – 8, and 16MM movie films. …and then there are the scrapbooks and old style phot albums with captions on the pages. The variety of sizes and mediums made it impossible to digitize our family pictures and scrapbooks through a “commercial big box” digitizing service. (I would not want to anyway – Most were offering low resolution lossy file format images) So here you have it … I founded Family Scans! A service available to you as a direct result of preserving my own genealogy and family history.
"SCHMITTY" 2009 ~ 2022