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How-To Guide: Convert Analog to Digital

Most of us have boxes of photos, not to mention slides from the 1970s, sitting in the garage. And what about those VHS tapes that you never threw away? Even worse--if you owned a camcorder in the 1990s you probably have dusty old tapes from that as well. If you've ever thought about how to save that stuff from extinction, we've got the guide for you. Check it out on Tom's Guide.

We checked out a bunch of scanners--including slide scanners--to see which works best for photos, negatives, and slides. We tried to find the best balance between price, quality, and ease-of-use. We also looked at different software titles (at various price points) for converting old video tapes from analog to digital.

Do it for your family: Save that analog junk before it goes bad, and turn it into digital gold.