Shoebox from Ancestry.com review

Digitize all your old family photos, and add identifying details with this convenient app.

Shoebox from Ancestry.com helps you preserve all of your old family photos and add them to your Ancestry.com account. With this handy app, you can add notes and dates to your photos as well, so you'll always have a context to go with them.

Pros

Auto-correction: When you take a picture of a photo through this app, you don't have to worry about getting it lined up perfectly or getting the angle just right. The program automatically detects the corners of the photo, and you can adjust them a bit if you think they're a bit off. It also corrects the angle, so the final version of the photo you'll see in your account looks much more like a digital photo than a photo of an old picture.

Online access: All of the photos that you add through the app are immediately available through your Ancestry.com account. To use this app, you do have to set up an account if you don't already have one, but you only need a free account to upload photos and carry out some other basic functions on the site.

Cons

Auto-saving: Every photo you add through the app is also automatically saved to your camera roll. While it may be nice to have these photos right on your phone, it can also take up a lot of space if you have a lot of pictures to add.

Bottom Line

Shoebox from Ancestry.com is intuitive and convenient to use, with a clear interface and a nice set of features. It's a great way to save all of the important photos you have, so that you'll always know who is in them and so you can easily share them with friends and family.

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