#TBT Christmas Edition: 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate

Blank christmas photo framesAn opportunity like this only comes around once every seven years: Christmas will be falling on a Thursday this year!


For those who may not know, #TBT stands for “throwback Thursday” where Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites, honor this trending hashtag by posting old/throwback photos.


Since Christmas is on a Thursday this year, our big question is: how do you plan to honor the holiday and this catchy social media trend?

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Give the Unique Gift of Preserved Memories

snowflakesThis Holiday Season, Surprise Your Family and Friends With the Gift of Beautifully Preserved Photos


Like a snowflake, a photo is something rare and special. It’s a moment caught in time – a moment that will live on for days, weeks, years, and even decades after it was captured.


Unlike a snowflake, a photo won’t melt a few seconds after you touch it – but it could be lost forever if not properly cared for.


For the parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins in your life who already have everything, consider giving them the unique gift of treasured memories that have been beautifully preserved in digital format.

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When You Get Slides Scanned, You Might Learn Amazing Things About Your Family

When You Get Slides Scanned, You Might Learn Amazing Things About Your FamilyAs loyal readers of this blog know, ScanMyPhotos transforms thousands upon thousands of print photos into beautiful, accessible, shareable digital images for our customers every year.


Well, we do a lot more than that: You can also come to us to get slides scanned, and thanks to the Internet, a customer in Austin, TX found us when she suddenly became the caretaker of 1,000 slides, taken over a span of 50 years, that had belonged to her father – and hundreds more that were her grandmother’s.


“I went through my father’s slides first and grabbed the ones that were pictures of family and friends that had meaning,” Jennifer Peters told me by phone. “The slides went back to the early ‘50s, and I have sent [ScanMyPhotos] three orders with probably 200-300 slides per order.”


When I commented that it must have been amazing to look through the slides, her enthusiasm was obvious. “The quality of the color and just being able to see them on a computer screen – nothing’s faded and it looks like they were taken yesterday!”

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4 Free Photo Filter Tools to Enhance Your Photos

Free Photo Filters

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Want a quick, easy and most importantly FREE way to make your photos look great? These four tools won’t let you down.


Have you ever taken a photo that was just perfect—except for one tiny detail? Or do you ever end up with pictures that are too dark, too bright, or just a touch blurry? These days, you don’t have to settle for what you captured in the frame. These four tools will let you easily apply photo filters, make corrections and share your work, completely for free.


1. Instagram. Instagram is perhaps the most widely known photo filter app, and there’s a good reason for that: it’s easy to use and it’s already wired into a giant social network. Unlike many photo sharing services, you won’t have any problems finding your friends on Instagram. The tools it offers for photo editing are effective but basic, with an emphasis on simplicity. Instagram’s true strength is making sure you can make the edits quickly and then easily share them with the world. Instagram is available for both iOS and Android.

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