I am going to digitize several thousand photos my family has in albums. Obviously I could pay for a service to do this, but I want control over the process and I can do it much cheaper, and better, myself. I have been able to track down only 2 scanners with an automatic photo feeder: 1) The Epson Perfection 2480 PHOTO (~$130, although it's discontinued) with an Multi Photo / Business Card Feeder ($150). Total is $280. The scanner is an old, entry level model and scans quite slowly according to many amazon reviews. 2. The HP Scanjet 5530 Photosmart ($280, but I've seen it cheaper other places). This is also discontinued, it seems to be from early 2004. Again, it's old and doesn't seem like that great of a scanner to begin with. 3) Professional photo scanners for thousands of dollars. This is not an option, I'm on a budget. I couldn't believe the lady I talked to at Epson actually recommended some machine to me that was $2999.99 ... thanks, but are you insane?! Seriously, where is a reasonably priced photo scanner with an automatic photo feeder? I couldn't believe all the forums I read of people spending months scanning all their old photos by hand on a flatbed scanner. I'm also dumbfounded that companies are making these fantastic photo scanners with no form of automation at all. They could make a photo feeder for my HP all-in-one for like 50 bucks and it would do a great job. But no; they want you to drop a small fortune on a pro machine. Are there no modern photo scanners with a photo feeder (not a document feeder)? Did they discontinue making them to force you to pay some company to do it for you? For the love of kittens, please help me.