Photo-Sharing Apps’ Missing Pictures, Solved

Sportscaster Red BarberAre you among the many rhapsodizing about the new photo-sharing apps? Each service enables you to easily find, edit and share photos faster than ever. The tech media’s firestorm of comprehensive reviews, especially for Google Photos were remarkable for empowering you to better enjoy photos. Yet, everyone has omitted the biggest challenge in photography.

 

Photography is about sharing and preserving experiences. The photo-sharing services empower you to find, edit and share photos faster than ever. However, when it comes to the Internet of Things for photography, it is more about recent experiences and things like, the food you ate last evening, or random snaps of events and instant happening you come across.

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More than ever, pictures are being shared across all social media platforms and especially using the popular #TBT (ThrowbackThursday) searchable hashtag.

 

The smart and simple answer for searching, organizing, editing and sharing pictures are services like Google Photos, Facebook Moments and Apple Photos

 

But even with the vast increase of photos shared online, estimated at more than1.8 billion pictures each day, something is missing.

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There are two kinds of photos in this world: digital and analog. The photos you can easily organize and add to the popular photo-sharing and cloud storage services mostly consist of recent digital pictures from mobile devices-but what about all those analog and print photos? Are they so easily left out?

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Happy July 4th. What a great time for a family fun project to unclutter, revisit and gather all those decades of favorite snapshots, and 35mm slides to digitize. Do you have loads of past pictures from prior July 4th celebrations?  Save 30% towards all online photo and slide scanning orders (excluding eGift Certificates and tax). Use “Independence” promo code at the ScanMyPhotos.com checkout page. Expires on July 5th.

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Photograph Preservation 101: How to Get Glue off of Photos

photo-gluePutting photos in one of those sticky backed albums or scrapbooks may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but unless you made copies, preserving those photos might be tough.

 

Your first step will be to pull those photos off the pages without ripping or damaging the prints. Your second step will be to send those photos to us so we can scan them and make digital copies for you to keep for years to come.

 

But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves—getting that glue off in the first step will be tricky. If you try using force or ripping the photos off the pages, you run the risk ruining the photos forever. Fortunately, we can help.

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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.

 

Excerpt:

 

“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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