Take Really Old-School Photos with a DIY Scanner Mod

Take Really Old-School Photos with a DIY Scanner Mod

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Taryn Williford
Nov 17, 2008

If our 'How to...' post on a Web site that makes your digital photos look vintage wasn't authentic enough for you, you'll be happy to see this DIY project. A rudimentary pinhole camera-like structure built out of foam board and placed right on top of a flatbed scanner makes for some great Daguerreotype-style vintage snaps...

This brilliant little DIY comes from Make magazine. The results have a really spooky appearance which kind of makes us wish we'd found this before Halloween. But since the project doesn't require taking apart the scanner or permanently altering it in any way, we can play with this gizmo add-on all year round.

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