As it turns out, reporters are regular people, just like you. They too are in search of a high quality, low cost way to scan their photos and slides to a digital format. Recently, Gregg Ellman, a syndicated tech columnist, gave ScanMyPhotos.com a try.
As Mr. Ellman noted, “I recently tested a company called ScanMyPhotos.com and I wish I had found them sooner” and gave warning to those that are planning on digitizing their photos that they will be spending a lot of time in front of the computer, going through all of those newly digitized images. It’s a modern day walk through memory lane.
Also in the article, he discusses the new Western Digital “My Passport Ultra” portable hard drives with lightning quick USB 3.0 technology. What a great way to back up those photos you had scanned by ScanMyPhotos.com.
You can check out the full published article on the Miami Herald website.
When it comes to finding a scanning company online, it seems your options are endless. Once you find those companies, then comes the task of choosing the right company for you. Do you go with the lowest price? Do you go with the fastest return? Do you go with the company that ships your photos overseas to produce those low cost scans or do you stick with a company that keeps the work in-house? In your research of scanning companies, you may have seen debates about the use of flatbed scanners versus high-speed scanners. We want to set the record straight about high-speed scanning.
In the beginning, the differences were more pronounced between the two scanning options. Originally, high-speed photo scanning could only produce 300 dpi images at the highest setting and the scanners were optimized for scanning documents. By way of comparison, flatbed scanners could produce 1200+ dpi images, but the truth is, 1200+ dpi images are huges wastes of space unless your photo is either A) really, really small or B) you plan on printing that photo on a massive canvas. The photo scanning industry seems to have settled on 600 dpi as the ideal resolution for scanning photos. They aren’t too small or too big and give the user the most versatility with their scans.
Now, high-speed scanner manufacturers have “seen the light” with the potential for photo scanning with their equipment and have vastly improved scanning resolutions and the quality of scanning for items other than documents. Due to this epiphany, lead by ScanMyPhotos.com, bulk scanners caught up to flatbed scanners and now all high-end, high-speed scanners can easily produce clear, crisp 600 dpi scans. Think you could tell the difference between a flatbed scan and a high-speed scan? Take a look at the images below. Both were scanned at 600 dpi. One was scanned using our high-speed scanner and one was scanned on a $3,800 flatbed scanner (Epson Expression 10000XL), both completely unaltered from the initial scan.
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ScanMyPhotos has been mentioned in a new book about preserving your digital photos and videos.
Is there anything more important than our memories? Most of us spend endless hours snapping pictures and recording video in an effort to preserve and recall the best moments in life. According to research analyst firm, IDC, consumers take about 266 million photos each day, or about 97 billion photos every year, and those numbers are expected to rise year-over-year.
While smartphones and digital cameras have made it easier than ever to capture every fleeting moment, they’ve also created some unique challenges: many of our cherished photographic memories are locked away on computer hard drives or camera memory cards never to see the light of day again. These images are not only gathering virtual dust, they’re also vulnerable to hard drive crashes that could erase them forever.
Continue reading “‘From Fleeting to Forever’ – New E-Book Makes Memories Everlasting” »
Thousands of local small businesses could close if the Marketplace Fairness Act is passed: forces “mom and pop” stores with online presence to collect taxes in more than 9,600 tax jurisdictions across the U.S.
As a nationwide E-Commerce photo digitizing company, ScanMyPhotos.com lends its support to stop the Marketplace Fairness Act from harming consumers and small businesses.
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on an Internet sales tax bill that would hurt small business and job growth in America. We need a small business exemption.
For small businesses, there is nothing fair about the Marketplace Fairness Act. The legislation stems from a fight between big bricks-and-mortar national retailers and big online retailers, all of whom seem unconcerned that small enterprises—and the jobs they create—are going to be collateral damage.
The trouble with the bill is that it treats mom-and-pop businesses the same way as it does multibillion-dollar retailers. Yet a small business with a dozen employees simply can’t be lumped in with national behemoths such as Amazon and retail chains that have warehouses and stores around the country. The Marketplace Fairness Act should include an exception for small businesses. Why? Because otherwise an unfair burden will be placed on them.
Today small businesses that operate online are responsible for collecting sales taxes on purchases made in the state where they are located. That is fair. But the proposed bill would require them to collect sales taxes on behalf of every state where they make a sale. That would make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to succeed and track. This will cost innumerable added costs and software upgrades that would be a colossal burden on small businesses with an online presence.
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In case you hadn’t heard, today is Earth Day. Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere doing their part to raise awareness of issues facing the environment.
That got us thinking about how digital cameras and digital photography has positively impacted the environment. It isn’t the first thing you think of, but there has been a positive effect that digital photography has had on the world, outside of being able instantly share embarrassing photos on Facebook, of course. Continue reading “Celebrate Earth Day by taking more digital photos!” »