Photo Study Reveals 81% Of All Pictures Digitized Used For Social Media Sharing

150dpi Photo Scanning Is The New Norm


Today, ScanMyPhotos.com announced the results of a 3 month study of 940 consumers who had their pictures digitized. The results of their top use is no surprise, as 81% of all analog photos scanned are just used for social media sharing.


Archiving and photo preservation has taken a less aggressive role, as people are mostly using pictures to share.  The takeaway is that the once standard 600 dpi high resolution quality is not as necessary today.


The Race To Digitize Pictures Is On


This is big news for Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and the leading photo-sharing app, Google Photos. Most people were just uploading recent pictures captured from smartphone devices, yet there are 3 1/2 trillion analog snapshots which are not yet digitized. With the advent of bulk photo scanning, the race to digitize has taken on new urgency and dimensions.


DPI (Dots Per Inch) or PPI (Pixels Per Inch) relates to the number of device pixels per inch (pixel density). The higher the number, the smaller the size of the pixels, so graphics are perceived as more crisp and less pixelated. Good quality printing uses around 300dpi which is higher than most displays. But, most smartphone devices, messaging apps, like WhatsApp, and computer monitors demand a much lower and often compressed file size.



Therefore, for the 81% of people just digitizing pictures, today, the new norm is 150dpi. ScanMyPhotos.com provides all three services, from social media scanning at 150dpi, to 300 dpi for archival scanning, and the ultra high professional 600dpi quality scanning. If you are not enlarging your pictures, most people just need 150 or 300dpi scans today.


Details and how to order 150, 300, and 600dpi professional scans are provided at ScanMyPhotos.com

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4 Tips for Wow-Worthy Travel Photos

travel photosNow that summer has unofficially started, we’re dreaming of vacation. Exciting trips are one of life’s sweetest pleasures, and an album chock full of great pictures will make those memories last a lifetime. But if you think you need to invest in fancy photography equipment or a new camera to get incredible travel photos, think again. While it certainly doesn’t hurt to have the latest gear, the camera on your smartphone is perfect for traveling.

 

So, whether your summer plans include camping, weekend getaways, a serious trip abroad, or all three, we want to help you capture the experience with great pictures. Check out the tips below for suggestions on how to take the best travel photos!

 

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Perfect Gift for Father’s Day to Last a Lifetime, Photo Scanning

Trouble Finding That Perfect Gift for Father’s Day and Every Special Occasion?


Father’s Day is about celebrating all the dad’s in your life. Not with candy, but with something sentimental that they will forever cherish.


ScanMyPhotos.com has professionally digitized more than 300 million photos

Every dad has generations of emotionally nostalgic photo snapshots that urgently need to be digitized for today’s all-digital world — to preserve and share on social media sites like Facebook, Google Photos and Instagram.


ScanMyPhotos.com solved the biggest gift challenge with an emotional Father’s Day Prepaid Photo Scanning Boxsurprise; how to easily have her photos digitized?. Our free 3-way shipping and $145 prepaid fill-the-box scanning is easily ordered online and holds about 1,800 photos. We do all the work, they get all their photos backup digitally with many added features to select from.


Instant Online Egift Certificates Are Also a Favorite


Background: ScanMyPhotos.com, the Ecommerce photo digitization service has professionally scanned more than 300 million pictures and solved the growing problem in photography, how to use tech innovations to digitize the world’s photos with lightening-fast speed and with crazy-low prices. Today, nearly all pictures shared on social media are shots from smartphones, but what about those generations of past photo snapshots cluttered in boxes and never seen?


 

Like a warm hug from dad, a photo is something exceptional and special. It’s a moment caught in time. Unlike a hug, a photo won’t vanish seconds later — but it could be lost forever if not properly cared for. Now easy to order online ScanMyPhotos.com Egift Certificate’s helps digitally preserve those treasured memories to last a lifetime and more.


ScanMyPhotos.com digitizes photo snapshots, 35mm slides and film for clients (and dad’s) around the world.. Follow our blog for hundreds of emotional customer stories and our “Tales From The Pictures We Saved” free podcast.


In addition to our most popular service, prepaid fill-the-box scanning, when you give ScanMyPhotos.com Egift Certificates to all the dad’s in your life on Father’s Day, you’re giving them much more than just another present – you’re helping them enjoy, share and preserve their memories for generations to come.


The best part? It takes seconds to order ScanMyPhotos.com Egift Certificates online – completely avoiding long lines and crowds at the mall and the anxiety that comes with wondering if a gift will arrive on time. Simply place your order, and seconds later you’ll have the Egift Certificate sent to each lucky dad on your list. Order now so the completed orders are back in time for the entire family to enjoy on that special Sunday in May.


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How to Share Pictures at Family Reunions

Photography: Family Reunion Tip


When extended families gather together, from grandparents, to siblings and first cousins, the convergence of multi-generational ancestors is made extra memorable when everyone shares pictures. Not just those recent activities stored on mobile devices, but also generations of analog photo snapshots, 35mm slides and negatives from yesteryear. This helps build a legacy of storytelling to unite families on a genealogical tour to recall ancestors and the whole family’s history.


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FAMILY REUNION PHOTO TIP


1) SCAN. Start by asking each family member to gather all their photographs and have each one digitized. There are several easy ways to affordably digitize pictures, from the ScanMyPhotos.com pay-per-scan option, to its popular fill-the-box services to scan about 1,800 pictures, and the much larger Family Generations Collection, where more than 10,000 photos are digitized with free shipping and completed in days.


Family viewing photos on TV2) NARRATE AND RECORD. At the reunion, gather together in front of a large television and sync to the photo files. Set up a camcorder in the rear of the room to record the narratives, as each person shares the stories behind the picture. This is always emotional, and filled with laughter and even weeping chronicles of past events and remembrances from deceased relatives. Provide all the attendees with a copy of the recorded walk down the genealogical path to preserve your family’s time line.


For a wealth of photo digitizing tips, visit ScanMyPhotos.com

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How Are You Going to #GetItDone?

Thank you Real Simple Magazine. Its 12.5 million readers in June will learn how to revisit and unclutter their nostalgic photo memories, as the popular Time Inc. magazine recommends ScanMyPhotos.  We’ve been longtime subscribers to the magazine and recommend you do too. How to subscribe to Real Simple.


How Are You Going to Organize Your Home to #GetItDone?


The editors of Real Simple have dedicated this June to getting things done. Using the hashtag #GetItDone, they’re encouraging readers to finally tackle those projects that have been sitting on the backburner for days, months, and even years.
ScanMyPhotos.com was mentioned in this issue on page 127 because, let’s be honest, far too many of us are putting off digitizing the old box of print photos that’s collecting dust in storage.


So, in the spirit of getting things done, we are challenging our customers to join the Real Simple editors on social media and share pictures of their photo scanning project with the hashtag #GetItDone! Together, we can ensure our memories are moved from analog to digital and preserved for future generations to enjoy. Send us your old print photos today to get started.



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