Digitise your photographs & protect your collections!


Increasingly, organisations are incorporating the digital capture of their photograph collections into their long-term plans and vision.  

This material is particularly vulnerable to damage or loss and is arguably one of the most popular materials when it comes to handling. They are often fiddly, sometimes loose in nature, or housed in large cumbersome volumes and albums. Conversely, they can be contained in small, tight envelopes and pockets, which present additional handling issues. Photographs are also at risk of deterioration through improper storage facilities or, like any material, subject to unforeseen environmental disasters, such as fire, flood, or even theft. 

Thankfully, digitisation remedies all of these issues by creating a permanent copy of your photographs, so they can never be entirely lost, safeguarding and protecting these delicate collections for generations to come. Digitisation also opens up all sorts of exciting options for online access, in whatever form your archive items might take (or condition they may be in).  




Why choose TWA for the digitisation of your photograph collections? 

  • Extensive experience working directly with delicate photographs 

  • A holistic approach to the protection and accessibility of photographic archives

  • A suite of services to capture every piece of important content

  • A platform to publish, manage, and make your photographs searchable online


We digitise all manner of photograph collections, to include photograph albums and scrapbooks, and have strict workflows and practices in place to help us guarantee fast, efficient, and professional results - every time.

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Digitisation offers a prime opportunity to capture the valuable data contained within your photograph collections. Given the diverse nature of data, and how it presents itself, we offer a wide range of services for capturing it. Your photograph collections might benefit from some or all of the following services:


Handwritten Transcription

Using specialist technicians to meticulously transcribe your content, handwritten transcription enables important written text to be stored as metadata, which can support searches against your material. Ideal for photograph collections where annotations are often recorded directly onto the image, or reverse of the image, providing important information in relation to time, place, date, photographer, etc. 


Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Not always relevant for photograph collections, specialist software identifies the typed text within your digital images which the process of OCR converts to usable digital text, which can be quickly and easily searched against.


Data Entry

Our data entry experts have years of experience transcribing often fading, tricky to decipher, handwritten script, converting this to typed text so that it can be easily searched against.  

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Our mission is to help transform the landscape for photograph collections, creating opportunities for freedom, choice, and flexibility. Digitisation and data capture unlock your items from their restricted physical format, and PastView offers the perfect platform from which to manage and showcase them. 

Partnering digitisation and data capture with publishing creates an online experience that excites, engages, and keeps your visitors returning, time and again.

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Should you have any questions about your photograph collections, or any of the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist.


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