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How to switch from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional without reinstallation

Upgrade your version of Windows without having to completely reinstall your PC's operating system. Switching from a version of Windows 10 Home to a version of Windows 10 Pro isn't as complicated as you might think. If you imagined a complete system reinstallation to switch from one version to another, you were wrong. Microsoft has done it right. Upgrading a Windows 10 Home to a Windows 10 Professional is done by simply changing the product key saved in the system settings. You will therefore only have to buy a Windows 10 Professional product key that you will enter in place of the one already present on your machine. Even better, if you already have a Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro product key, for example from a machine that you no longer use, you can normally use it to upgrade your Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional. Windows can be unpredictable at times, so be sure to make a full backup of the data stored on your computer before st

How to easily scan your old photos with your smartphone?



Create a digital copy of your old paper photos by scanning them using your smartphone.

Saving old film photographs by scanning them can be time consuming and tedious. You must already have a scanner, know how to use it, and have the patience to resize the area to be scanned for each photo to be saved, especially if you plan to scan old photos.


However, there is a much simpler solution, and just as effective: use your smartphone. Using a dedicated app, like Photoscan, an app from Google, you can scan all your paper photos in seconds to keep an easy-to-share digital copy on your smartphone.


1. Download Google PhotoScan

Start by downloading the PhotoScan application on your smartphone. Available for free on iOS and Android, this Google application allows you to perform good quality scans using your smartphone's photo sensor and a few algorithms capable of automatically cropping the image and removing unwanted reflections.

 

2. Frame the image

Open PhotoScan on your smartphone and place it over the photo to be scanned, making sure to place it in the frame displayed on the screen.


3. Start the scan

Then press the shutter button as when taking a picture. A white circle appears in the center of the image and in all four corners of the photo.


Follow the direction indicated by the arrow and move your smartphone to superimpose the circle displayed in the center with one of the four white dots displayed at the ends. Wait while the blue cursor appears around it.


Repeat for each of the other three white dots in the order indicated by the application.


To scan an image, PhotoScan must actually take 5 snapshots of the photo: one of the entire photo, and the other four of the four parts of the image. By combining all the photos taken, the application is able to provide a quality final image, perfectly framed and devoid of unwanted reflections.


The scanned photo is automatically added to the film integrated into PhotoScan, and is also saved in the smartphone film.

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