Best photo scanners 2024

The best photo scanners on the market today promise clear images, a quick scan time, and a reasonable price. There are quite a few from which to choose, but we've pared the options down to fit a number of different categories, including price, size, and image quality. If you'd like to get started digitizing all of your old prints, here are a bunch of the best photo scanners that will get the job done.

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Whether you need something that's cheap but gets the job done, something high quality that will genuinely represent your physical photos in the digital realm, or something in between, there's a photo scanner for you. If you're still wondering where to turn, we can make some suggestions.

Unless you're looking for professional-grade scans of your photos — which something like the Epson FastFoto FF-680W offers for an elevated price — the Canon CanoScan LiDE400 will handle just about everything other than film. It's available for a great price that will appeal to most people. It's quick, it fits most documents, and it offers scans up to 4800 dpi to keep things looking crisp.

If you're in search of something that can scan and print, check out our roundup of the best all-in-one printers.

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Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.