Here are three more recent reviews of ScanMyPhotos.com, the ecommerce photo digitization service. See excerpt, click on below title to read the entire review.
ON COMPUTERS We recently used ScanMyPhotos.com to have a big box of our favorite old photos scanned and placed on a DVD. They charged [$145] but it was worth it. We then used Kooboodle.com to store them online, and this was free.
THE JOYFUL ORGANIZER Now, there are so many better ways to organize, view, use and honor your photos. So how do you go from the boxes (or even totes!) full of photos to being able to use and see them? I decided that I was never going to find the time to scan them all in, label them and back them up. So I tried ScanMyPhotos.com
LIFE WITH RILEY Several weeks ago, I sent about 1,000 photos from boxes in my basement to a service called ScanMyPhotos. For a set fee, they will send you a pre-paid USPS box to fill with as many photos as you can fit in the box.
The recent celebrity photo-hacking incidents have brought up serious concerns about cloud storage security, and it has sparked more than its fair share of debate, but there’s still one big question left burning: Just how safe is it to use cloud services to store your photos and other digital assets?
Though our specialty is scanning photos, all of us here at ScanMyPhotos use digital cameras just like you, and we regularly upload and store digital photos in the cloud. We also take great pride in the level of security and privacy we offer our clients, so we’d like to help ease the concerns about digital storage by shedding some light on cloud security.
To put things into context, it helps to think of the cloud the same way you would think of your house. A house sitting alone on a hill with the doors wide open is an easy target for thieves. If you want to make sure no one breaks into your home, you’ll need to add layers of security, like installing locks, setting up a burglar alarm or maybe even adopting a large dog.
When it comes to photos, Julie Ann Williams is a typical Millenial. She snaps photos with her smartphone and stores them in the cloud. But, she is old enough to also have plenty of printed photos, some from high school and some from college – and of course she needed photo scanning for those.
“I had all these boxes of photos lying around, and I thought it would be so great to get rid of them and have them digitally,” she told me. “It was a lot work to scan them myself, so I bought a Groupon for ScanMyPhotos.”
Yes, she said “get rid of them” – she’s a Millenial, remember?
Unfortunately, Julie Ann ran into a few issues when she sent her box in – but that also meant she got to experience ScanMyPhotos’ stellar customer service.
Not sure why your photos are coming out blurry? Curious about the best settings for a daytime shoot? Just want to know what an aperture is? While it’s true that cameras have a language of their own, you can improve the quality of your pics by understanding a few key terms. To help, here’s a rundown of 5 important camera specs plus tips that will enhance your photos:
1: Aperture – Also known as “f-stop” or “f-number”
Just like an eye’s pupil, the aperture is the size of the lens opening that lets in light. Wider is typically better because as size increases, the depth of field (the area of sharpness in front of and behind the subject) also increases.
Tip: A large f-number will bring the images in the foreground and background into focus. A smaller f-number will only bring the image in the foreground into focus, while the background will become blurry.
2: Burst – Also referred to as “continuous shooting rate”
Burst is the rate of frames per second that a camera can capture.
Tip: You’ll want to increase the burst rate if you’re trying to take action shots—this way you’re more likely to snag a great pic in the middle of the excitement.