Well, I have scanned photos and documents over the past few years...trying to get everything digitized and I am finally on the home stretch. Since last Friday I have scanned in excess of 500 items, mainly documents, diary entries, legal documents, song lyrics, etc. I have used different scanners over the years to scan the items but this time around I have been using the Canon LiDE200 scanner. I scanned the documents using the basic scanning software at 600dpi when wanting to replicate the "look" of my handwritten diary entries to 300dpi black and white when scanning in basic legal docs or paper with just black and white text. I have about 50-100 photos left that my mother found the other week that I have to scan in and THAT IS IT! I should only have to scan day to day things that need scanning, but it is sure nice to get everything digitized. I would say since I bought my first scanner back in 2000...I have scanned, between pics and documents, probably 5,000 or more items. How about the rest of you? I would love to hear your scanning stories, methods, tips, etc. Do you keep your old photos after you scan them or discard/shred them? PS Now I have to name all the scans and sort them into folders...legal docs, song lyrics, diary entries by month, day, year...etc. I have been on vacation this week so it has made it nice to work a bit each day on this project....that I have been putting off for the past year. And YES, I have everything backed up a couple times. I have it all on my WD Passport drive. If anything should ever happen and I have to run out of my home quickly, I can grab my cat and my passport drive and haul ass...and my iPhone, mac pro, guitar, drums, PS3, BluRay collection...LOL! So much for portability!