For some time I've been wanting to scan a large trove of family photos dating back scores but never had the wherewithal nor time. I now have a much better setup and want to take on this project to preserve as much of this stuff as I can. I remember as a very young child "editing" parts of the collection by simply discarding photos of people I deemed not attractive enough or too old or simply unknown. A lot of the weird black and white prints with curly edges went, too. I was trying to organize. Fortunately the carnage was stopped when I proudly told mom what I was doing and the collection continued to grow over the years, residing with and being fed by various siblings. Unfortunately most of the negatives are gone, so I need a good scanner to get best possible results with the prints, most of which are in the 4"X6" range. Aside from the majority of snaps there are some professional prints from various events. People here have discouraged others from similar projects but I gathered negatives were available while I have mostly only old prints which I'm hesitant to part with as they are irreplaceable. I need advice as to what kind of scanner I should get. I have an old UMAX flatbed with a SCSI interface which was a good one in its day but it's probably over 10 years old and hasn't been used in 5. If anyone can suggest a unit to get top results from these prints I'd really appreciate the input.