Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 3: Remembering the Difference We Can Make

tales from the pictures we savedWelcome to this week’s episode of Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 


We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.


And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.


In this week’s episode, we explore a ScanMyPhotos customer whose passion for photography documented a once-in-a-lifetime experience with her family as they traveled to Africa as volunteers.


Preview: “There are moments in life you can never re-create, no matter how hard you try. Moments that changed your life or the lives of others. The closest we can get to re-living these precious memories is through the pictures we take. This is what ScanMyPhotos customer Lynne Stahler has known this to be true for a very long time.


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The ScanMyPhotos August Photo Challenge

August is our last month to live summer to its fullest potential! So, in the spirit of sharpening our photography skills and taking some time to have fun every day, we’ve decided to create a month-long photo challenge.


The rules are simple: for the month of August, use our daily prompts (listed below) to share one photo per day on Twitter or Instagram. Just be sure to caption the post with that day’s prompt, and use the hashtag #SMPphotochallenge so we can all see what we’re sharing.


Depending on the prompt, you may decide to share a scanned photo from your collection, or take a new photo that day. To make August even more memorable, challenge your friends and family to join in – it’s a great way to stay connected and practice photography.


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What is National Parent’s Day? How To Celebrate #ParentsDay

Honoring Everyone’s Parents This July 24th.

This upcoming Parent’s Day, which falls on the fourth Sunday in July, is a wonderful day to honor the special people in our lives. The idea is to add an extra day, beyond Mother’s and Father’s Day to cerebrate parents.



Let’s take this holiday to look back on our lineage and roots, and to ask our parents about their lives and memories from growing up.



Many ScanMyPhotos customers do this after they’ve sent their old photos to us. They’ll then walk their parents through the digital copies and ask them questions about the past. Find those boxes of old photos in the attic to do the same this Parent’s Day. Together, we can ensure our parent’s lives and history are preserved for generations to come. Follow our Tales From the Pictures We Saved podcast for emotional, real stories from families who shared stories about their parents.



We encourage everyone to share #ParentsDay on social media.


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Why ScanMyPhotos Customers Will Benefit from Pinterest’s Camera-Search Tech

Pinterest camera-search tech“Where did you get that?!” is a common phrase we can hear from friends, relatives, acquaintances—anyone—who spot something of ours they absolutely need to have. The item could be a throw pillow, pair of shoes, or a handcrafted cabinet—it doesn’t matter. What matters is we are constantly on the lookout for things we like. And when we see something we fall in love with, we need to know where we can get one too.


This is the basic principle behind Pinterest—a social media platform where users pin and share images of the things they like. From recipes to home décor, it’s hard to sign into Pinterest without seeing something you absolutely must have (we dare you to try scrolling through a food board when you’re hungry!).


Good thing the team at Pinterest knows this. This is why they’re working on Pinterest’s camera-search tech that will help connect people with the things they love.


How Pinterest’s camera-search tech works


While we still have a few months until this new technology hits the social media platform, here’s what we have to look forward to:


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Beyond the Frame: 6 Crafty Photo Ideas to Take Your Pictures to the Next Level

crafty photo ideasIt can be a challenge to find new and creative ways of displaying your photos – there are limits to what one can do with a picture frame. But if you enjoy the occasional DIY project, you can turn your Sunday afternoon into a photo-optimizing bonanza with results that are sure to wow your friends and family.


These crafty photo ideas make for excellent gifts, but beware: you’ll love them so much that you’ll want to keep them for yourself!


1. PVC pipe + photo = vase


We know, it sounds strange. But if you take three varying lengths of PVC pipe and attach them to a base, you’ll have a beautiful set of bud vases to keep as a memento or share with a loved one. Find out how to do it here.


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