Picturing Major Life Events – Part 3: Getting Married and Combining Families

marriedLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks


Part 3: Getting Married and Combining Families


There is a ton of moving pieces to manage when planning a wedding. Trying to nail down the guest list, photographer, location, and attire can easily consume all the love birds’ time. But one of the most important parts of any ceremony is the pictures. And not just photos of the big day itself—but the old print photos of the happy couple and their families.

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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks

moving and packingLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks


Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks


If you’re lucky, you’ll only need to move a few times throughout your life. We say lucky because packing up all your stuff and precious possessions, and shipping them off to the next destination can be a total pain. During the moving process, items are at risk of getting lost, damaged, or even stolen, so you’ll want to go into any move with a solid plan.

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Photo Scanning Flash Sale For #WorldBackupDay

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March 31 is a day to remind all to backup and preserve your computers and all digital files. It’s much like when we set the clocks ahead, and the smart reminder to replace your smoke detector’s batteries.  It should be instinctive to back everything up each day, and certainly, once a year.  Details on #WorldBackupDay. This past Weather Channel news story is an emotional reminder why it’s an imperative to backup everything, including your analog photo snapshots.


Is it easy to digitize your analog photos? Yes, as described in this KRON4 TV news story:


To commemorate the vital message from #WorldBackupDay (r), ScanMyphotos.com — the powerhouse professional source to digitize your pictures — is announcing a special flash sale for you.


FLASH SALE FOR WorldBackupDay — SAVE 25%* TO SCAN PHOTOS AND 35mm SLIDES*



Join us in celebrating WorldBackupDay.  Through April 1, 2017, instantly save 25%* on your next order for prepaid fill-the-box PHOTO and 35mm SLIDE scanning, plus most add-ons, and even with our “Spring Sale” photo package.



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Happy #WorldBackupDay—Let’s Pledge to Keep Our Files Safe

“The most expensive part of any computer is its data—are you backing up?”

“The most expensive part of any computer is its data—are you backing up?”

The gang here at ScanMyPhotos takes digital storage and backing up best practices very seriously—especially when it comes to the irreplaceable sentimental value of our photos and film. While we have professionally digitized more than 300 million pictures, there are still 3 1/2 trillion more to preserve.


That’s why we were very excited to see the hashtag #WorldBackupDay (r) trending today. Features editor at EWeek profiled many smart ways to help backup your files. Excerpt:


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Take a few minutes on this day, check and see if all the photos in your smartphone are being backed up to a cloud service such as Google, Dropbox or iCloud. Oh, and back up important docs, too. Many people do not own scanners to store physical images. A good way to scan and store them can be found at ScanMyPhotos.com, which will scan and store online photos, slides, negative and videos and has been doing it since 1990.


We are helping with this #WorldBackupDay photo scanning FLASH SALE. Click for details


The official #WorldBackupDay website clearly (and cleverly) explains the premise for the observance by stating, “Don’t be an April Fool. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.” This makes for an easy day for us to remember each year.


So, if you don’t want to lose any memories, data, important files, etc., take the #WorldBackupDay pledge and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.


Watch this KRON4 TV news story for details: Tech Report: Turn old printed pictures to digital

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Just how fast is the ScanMyPhotos professional photo digitization service? This fast:

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

USA TODAY

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

THE NEW YORK TIMES

AARP THE MAGAZINE

KTLA-5 TV NEWS 

MORE…


But let’s not stop with just one day either! This day should serve as a ribbon around your finger—a reminder that we should be backing up our precious data on a regular basis throughout the year.

 

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Is Snap (Snapchat) Poised to Disappear?

snapchatOn March 2, Snap Inc., the parent company of the widely popular Snapchat app, closed their first day of public trading up 44%.


Since then, however, things have gone downhill.


After its first full week on the stock market, SNAP stock was down 18.5%. This week is also seeing a downward trend, now nearing $19 a share..


Not only is the company off to a rocky start in the stock market, but it’s posted year-over-year losses for 2015 and 2016—and it’s forecasted to do the same at the end of this year as well.


So, is the company with an estimated $25 billion valuation destined to go the way of Napster, Atari and Compaq? While it’s too early to tell if Snapchat will pull a complete disappearing act, the company certainly has some choppy waters ahead.


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