Scan photos


Scan images into computers for editing, storage, and electronic transmission.

Alternative labels

scan photographs
scan images
scan of photos
scan pictures

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Scan photos is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Reprographics technician: Reprographics technicians are responsible for the full or partial process of reproduction of graphical documents through mechanical-driven or digital means, such as photography, scanning or digital printing. These activities are commonly performed for purposes of maintaining archives or other structured catalogues.

Optional skill

Scan photos is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Prepress technician: Prepress technicians prepare printing processes by formatting, setting and composing text and graphics into a suitable form. This includes the capture of text and image and processing it electronically. They also prepare, maintain and troubleshoot printing presses.
Photographer: Photographers take pictures using digital or film cameras and equipment. Photographers may develop negatives or use computer software in order to produce finished images and prints.
Desktop publisher: Desktop publishers are responsible for the layout of publications. They use computer software to arrange texts, photographs and other materials in a pleasing and readable finished product.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022