The advantages of scanning your photographs to digital images
Print photographs using your own computer and printer.
Print them using a local digital print service.
Email pictures to friends and relatives.
Watch your photos on TV using your DVD player. Most modern DVD players will display photos on your TV screen, but some older players may not. Check your DVD player specifications. Better still, make a copy and your relatives can watch your pictures on their TV, with no need for a computer. This is ideal for older, relatives who may not have a computer..
Display as a background on your computer screen.
Use with a computer screen saver.
Create your own personal web site to display your photos.
Upload to YouTube to share with family and friends (you will need to convert to a slideshow format to do this). See an example photo slideshow on YouTube.
Load onto digital photo frames.
You can make your own copies on your computer and your memories are then protected for a lifetime.