Digitizing old photos
I'd like to convert my old photos to digital images for easy storage & duplication, and for protection against further fading over time.
I don't know the best way to do this. Here are options I'm considering:
1) Buy a really good scanner and scan each and every one myself
2) Have "the professionals" do it
I'd like to learn pros and cons of each. And if I do it myself, some scanner make/model recommendations would be happily received. If I send it somewhere, would you recommend a mail-away service, or is it better to find a local store that can do it?
I'd truly appreciate any suggestions or considerations!