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Photos and postcards

The first Dutch photo was taken by pharmacist Willem Hallegraeff on 25 november 1839. Pictures tell us a lot about the history of specific events in the past. An image says more than a thousand words. No wonder that many people choose to digitize their photos.

The digitalization of archives


Before we start the digitization process, we inventory the collection. We discuss the wishes and requirements in detail. We involve our specialists in the process, all of whom provide their input based on their respective disciplines.

2Project plan

After making inventory, we draw up a project plan tailored to the project at hand. Each project is different and so is every project plan. This will be done in consultation with the client.


After the approval of both parties, we will start digitizing. GMS supervises the digitization by doing either a random check or a 1:1 check. GMS has developed an integrated checking procedure to prevent the occurrence of digitization errors.


The digitized files will be edited and incorporated in a report according to the wishes and requirements of the client. The source materials will be returned on the agreed-upon date together with the digitized files.


An image says more than a thousand words. This is why it is not surprising that many companies and cultural institutions own meters or even kilometres of photos  and postcards. Numerous collections consisting of photo albums, historical collections, corporate collections and such are waiting to be digitized and exhibited. GMS will gladly assist you in the digitization of your precious photos.


In some cases, the photos are very vulnerable and must therefore be handled with great care. GMS has special equipment for the digitization of such photos. Besides, GMS only works with trade specialists having years of experience in the digitization of photos. That is why GMS can ensure, through digitization, the quality and preservation of the photos.

Do you own (vulnerable) photos that you wish to digitize? Do not hesitate to ask for a quotation!