4 Things to Know Before Any Photo Scanning Project

photo scanning projectHave you been tasked with preserving the family photos? Do you have boxes of photos in the attic that need to be digitized? Are trying to downsize on clutter in the New Year? If so, we see a photo scanning project in your near future.

 

But don’t worry, with proper planning and prep work, this project can be a breeze to accomplish—and fun, too!

 

In order to help you tackle your photo scanning project as efficiently as possible, here are four things you should know before jumping in.

 

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How to Make a New Year’s Resolution Stick

resolutionGetting organized is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions to make—and it’s a resolution we wholeheartedly endorse, especially when it comes to preserving your precious memories. But as the year wears on, the likelihood of achieving these resolutions wanes.

 

In order to help you stick to your resolution, we pulled together a list of tricks that will make it much easier in 2017.

 

Break your big resolution into smaller goals

 

If your resolution feels insurmountable, then it will be! See if you can break out your big goal into smaller more manageable goals. For example, if your resolution is “Get more organized,” try breaking it out into smaller tasks like:

 

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“The Challenges Of Preserving Your Digital Legacy”

Forbes contributor, Tony Bradley, published an in-depth article about how to access your “digital legacy” so future generations can keep your memories and archived pictures alive.

 



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This is a trending topic, as TIM HERRERA, in The New York Times, shares more insights on the urgency to have a plan and preserve your entire digital profile after death. From Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, what happens to your archives after you die? Read more.



 

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“There will always be software and tools for accessing and converting files which over time may become obsolete,” says Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO of ScanMyPhotos. “This is a big part of ScanMyPhotos.com‘s service, as a digital legacy provider. The worst thing is to not digitize pictures now as they will fade due to the ravages of time. Or get mistakenly discarded. We always urge people to have many backups in off site locations for all their pictures.”


A recent press release from ScanMyPhotos.com explains that the average household has about 5,500 analog snapshots. That means generations of photos are quickly fading away from the ravages of time. People post billions of new images from mobile devices every day, but the powerful social media storytelling platforms are mostly devoid of the history of treasured nostalgic memories.


Read the entire Forbes story here


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8 Trending Articles for Getting Organized in 2017

getting organized in 2017Welcome to 2017! This year is our oyster and the possibilities for fresh starts and new beginnings are seemingly endless. So, in the spirit of staring things off on the right foot, we thought it would be a good time to address a popular resolution: Getting organized in 2017.

 

If this happens to be your resolution, you’ll want to check out the following articles and take lots of notes.

 

  1. Apple’s New Hidden Gem: iOS 10 Automatically Organizes Photos

 

Why it’s a must read: For those who can’t even begin to fathom how long it will take to organize digital photos, this article shows how this new app will do most of the heavy lifting for you.

 

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“3 New Year’s Tech Resolutions You Must Keep,” Photo Scanning

USA TODAY PROFILES SCANMYPHOTOS

Coming off feature profiles in the past month in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and to the 37 million readers of AARP The Magazine, ScanMyPhotos.com begins the new year with this: ” 3 New Year’s tech resolutions you must keep,” published by USA Today


Our 26-year passion and purpose is to digitize the world’s 3.5 trillion analog photos for today’s all-digital world.  What better way to draw attention than from a profile during CES week in Las Vegas, when USA Today’s tech columnist and host of #TalkingTechJefferson Graham wrote this:


ScanMyPhotos.com corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. Home to its 26-year digitization business which has professionally scanned more than 300 million pictures[br]

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Digitize.


For those of you from the analog era, with your shoe boxes of photos and shelves of 8mm and VHS videotapes, let’s get them saved to digital in 2017, okay?


For one, they’ll be safe, and secondly, now you can share them on Facebook, Twitter and privately. I like the services iMemories (50 cents per image, $12.99 per video, and/or $49.99 yearly to have stored on its website for sharing) and Scanmyphotos.com ($149 for a box holding up to 1,800 photos, and $19.99 per video) for getting the entire collection done in one full swoop.)


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