The Better Way

The Better Way to: Burn a CD

Conventional Scanners
1. Get pictures
  • Lift plastic film off of picture (be careful!)
  • Take picture out of photo album
  • Replace the picture(s) that fell out
  • Put sticky note in album
  • Put sticky note on picture
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Sit in office
  • Take pictures to scanner in office
  • Put pictures on scanner. Run software to scan
  • Crop and rotate picture with software on computer
  • Decide where to store picture on hard drive
3. Burn CD
  • Run software to burn CD
4. Replace Picture
  • Put picture back in correct place
  • Take sticky note off picture and album
  • Replace plastic cover (be careful) and pictures that fell out
With Flip-Pal mobile scanner
1. Get Pictures
  • Gather photo albums on couch with you while watching TV
  • Flip scanner over and put onto picture (no need to remove it from photo album)
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Burn CD
  • Put SD card in CD burner
  • Press burn

 

The Better Way to: Send pictures to Mom to Display on Her Digital Photo Frame.

Conventional Scanners
1. Get Pictures
  • Lift plastic film off of picture (be careful!)
  • Take picture out of photo album
  • Replace the picture(s) that fell out
  • Put sticky note in album
  • Put sticky note on picture
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Sit in office
  • Take pictures to scanner in office
  • Put pictures on scanner. Run software to scan
  • Crop and rotate picture with software on computer
  • Decide where to store picture on hard drive
3. Send email
  • Compress pictures to smaller size
  • Attach to email. Make sure it’s not too large
  • Send email
4. Replace pictures
  • Put picture back in correct place
  • Take sticky note off picture and album
  • Replace plastic cover (be careful) and pictures that fell out
5. Mom gets email
  • Mom receives email with jpeg attachments
  • Gets memory card out of photo frame and puts it in computer and deletes all the pictures
  • Mom copies jpeg files that are attached to the email to the SD card
6. Mom puts pictures in photo frame
  • Replace memory card into digital photo frame
With Flip-Pal mobile scanner
1. Watch TV
  • Get photo albums on couch with you while watching TV
  • Flip scanner over an put onto picture (no need to remove it)
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Send pics to Mom
  • Put SD card in mail
3. Mom puts pictures in photo frame
  • Mom gets SD card in mail, puts into photo frame then sends the old one back to you

 

The Better Way to: Share Pictures at a Family reunion

Conventional Scanners
Step 1 John shows his pictures one by one, and gives a bit of description as he passes it to the person next to him.
Step 2 Each person looks at it and passes it on. Some say that they want a copy of that picture.
Step 3 John writes down each person’s request for a reprint.
Step 4 Then, Kathy does the same as John, passing her pictures around to share with the other family members, keeping a list of the pictures to make reprints for each person.
Step 5 Each person then goes home with their lists, goes to a photo store, gets the reprints made, (maybe taking another trip to pick them up).
Step 6 Each person addresses envelopes, puts the correct picture in each envelope, and mails the pictures.
Step 7 Recipients get their picture, maybe a week later, maybe much later than that.
With Flip-Pal mobile scanner
Step 1 Everyone gathers around the dining room table, bringing their loose photos and albums.
Step 2 Whenever a picture comes by that I want a reprint of for myself, I scan it with my Flip-Pal mobile scanner.
Step 3 When all the pictures are passed around and each person has scanned the ones they want, put the SD card in the printer, and print the pictures.
Step 4 Everyone takes their prints home with them. No mailing, no extra time, instant memory sharing.

 

The Better Way to: Make reprints

Conventional Scanners
1. Get pictures
  • Lift plastic film off of picture (be careful!)
  • Take picture out of photo album
  • Replace the picture(s) that fell out
  • Put sticky note in album
  • Put sticky note on picture
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Sit in office
  • Take pictures to scanner in office
  • Put pictures on scanner. Run software to scan
  • Crop and rotate picture with software on computer
  • Decide where to store picture on hard drive
3. Print
  • Run print software
4. Replace picture
  • Put picture back in correct place
  • Take sticky note off picture and album
  • Replace plastic cover (be careful) and pictures that fell out
With Flip-Pal mobile scanner
1. Get pictures
  • Gather photo albums on couch with you while watching TV
  • Flip scanner over and put onto picture (no need to remove it)
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Print
  • Put SD card in printer
  • Press print

 

The Better Way to: Give Reprints to Multiple People

Conventenial Scanners
1. Select photos Pick out photos to send to each person
  • #1, #2, and #6 for John
  • #2, #4, and #9 for Sally
  • #1, #2, #8, and #12 for Mom
2. Get reprints made
  • Drive to store, give them your pictures
  • Or, stand at kiosk (with people watching) to make the reprints yourself
3. Pick up reprints
  • Another trip to store
4. Stuff envelopes
  • Sort pictures into stack for each person
  • Put each stack into envelopes
  • Write note and stamp envelopes
5. Trip to post office
  • Another trip, this time to post office
With Flip-Pal mobile scanner
1. Online shopping cart
  • Put SD card in computer and go online
  • Select pictures for each person
  • Check out (PayPal, credit card, …)
2. Delivery
  • Each person gets a notification that their pictures are ready
  • Choose delivery method from nearest store or postal mail
3. Mail or pick up at store
  • Pick up photos, or 3 days in mail

 

The Better Way to: Make a Graduation Slide Show

Conventional Scanners
1. Gather your own pictures
  • Lift plastic film off of picture (be careful!)
  • Take picture out of photo album
  • Replace the picture(s) that fell out
  • Put sticky note in album
  • Put sticky note on picture
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Gather pictures from family and friends
  • Have them take them out of their albums and send them to you in mail
  • Repeat for each friend or family member
3. Sit in office
  • Take pictures to scanner in office
  • Put pictures on scanner. Run software to scan
  • Crop and rotate picture with software on computer
  • Decide where to store picture on hard drive
4. Replace picture
  • Put picture back in correct place
  • Take sticky note off picture and album
  • Replace plastic cover (be careful) and pictures that fell out
  • Send photos back to family and friends
5. Make slide show
  • Run slideshow software
With Flip-Pal mobile scanner
1. Gather your own pictures
  • Gather photo albums on couch with you while watching TV
  • Flip scanner over an put onto picture (no need to remove it)
  • Repeat for each photo
2. Gather pictures from family and friends
  • Mail scanner to friend
  • Have them send scanner to next person
  • Get scanner back in mail
3. Make slide show
  • Put SD card into PC
  • Run slideshow software