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Your BONUS 2017 Holiday Photo Scanning Deal: Save 50%

Save 50% today at ScanMyPhotos’ 2017 Holiday sale– NO MINIMUM*


Happy holidays and welcome to our game-changing, crazy discount.


We designed this 2017 Holiday 50% off photo scanning deal with you in mind to share and preserve all your decades-past family photos.


Select our most popular prepaid fill-the-box photo scanning to digitize about 1,800 standard pictures for $72.50, including free 3-way S/H. SAVE 50% NO MINIMUM TODAY. This is a flash sale that will soon disappear.  Please share the love and let everyone know. This is a flash 24-hour sale, some restrictions may apply and cannot be applied to a prior order, discount.


 



Happiest of holiday wishes from everyone at ScanMyPhotos


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Watch this. Have decades-past family photos digitized this fast.  Here is a behind-the-scenes view how your snapshots are professionally and magically digitized. We are good at this, as ScanMyPhotos has digitized 500 million photos since 1990. For details, please visit ScanMyPhotos.com


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Why CES Must Prioritize Diversity to #ChangeTheRatio

© ScanMyPhotos.com, 2017 at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada

Twenty-eight years is a long record and explains why we are staunch advocates for CES–the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Beyond networking and exploring the next “new–new” tech finds, we attend in our role for providing digitized photographic content for sharing and uploading to the thousands of photo-sharing gadgets and devices.



ScanMyPhotos.com President & CEO, Mitch Goldstone at CES

ScanMyPhotos.com CEO, Mitch Goldstone, was interviewed for our advocacy in support of diversity and more equality representation at the world’s largest gathering place for innovations and technology.


It is not enough to have women just address the small breakout sessions at the diminutive LVCC North Hall rooms.  They and the entire rainbow canvas of diverse representation must also be on the main stage, where thousands attend to hear the keynote addresses.


This year all those keynote presentations are featuring only men.



We were among the first to take note that the keynote speakers at CES are void of diverse representation and we took action, including launching a large social media campaign. The twitter hashtag to follow is #ChangeTheRatio.


Due to the lack of diversity at CES, we pulled our 28-years of attendance because #changetheratio has become a thing. This signal along with many others creating a viral campaign is intended to encourage CES to broaden its scope of outreach and better represent women and minorities. There is just a month to go, so we are hoping to reevaluate and continue with our scheduled attendance at CES.


Part of the CES woes was revealed after reviewing archived past photos from our nearly three decades of attending. We noticed a disconcerting quandary. There have been too few female attendees. A solution is to have businesses register and send more female employees and minorities to #CES2018.


 

ScanMyPhotos.com was interviewed by Lauren Johnson, a senior technology editor for Adweek. The article, “With No Women Keynote Speakers, Does CES Have a Diversity Problem?” centers around the conference’s lack of female keynote speakers.

 

Excerpt: For the past 28 years, Mitch Goldstone, CEO of ScanMyPhotos, a company that transfers analog photos to digital, has attended CES but after the weeklong dust-up, he doesn’t plan to attend. “CES needs to represent a better portrait of representing consumers—all the people who buy the stuff that CES showcases,” Goldstone said. “It’s not just women, it’s broader diversity.”  He suggested Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices as a name CES’ organizers should consider.



 

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The Best New Ways to Scan Your Old Photos (WSJ)

The following article was written by WSJ Personal Tech columnist, Joanna Stern, who has spent the better part of the past decade on the gadget beat, knows phones, tablets, and laptops inside and out. In her weekly columns and lively videos, she helps people make smarter tech decisions.



Posted with permission; published online and in the Dec 21, 2016 (D-4) print edition of The Wall Street Journal
WSJ.com
 
TECH  |  PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY
 

The Best New Ways to Scan Your Old Photos
 

With Google’s PhotoScan app, Epson’s FastFoto(®) scanner or a mail-in service, it’s easier to rescue and digitize family memories, Joanna Stern says 

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By JOANNA STERN
Updated Dec. 20, 2016 1:12 p.m. ET

New rules for the holidays: When the family is over, turn off the TV, tell Alexa to pipe down and ground your drone. Now go find those dusty shoeboxes full of old photographs.

 

Explain to those under 20 that these were taken on film—sort of like Snapchat, only the photos take a very long time to disappear.

Laugh at that Polaroid of Aunt Sally with a Bob Ross perm. Appreciate the dog-eared shot from your great-grandparents’ wedding. Ask the tough questions about Dad’s handlebar ’stache.
 

Then do not—I repeat, do not—put the photos back in the coffer. Instead, make a plan to bring them into the digital world.
 

  With the Photomyne app for iOS and Android, you can set the photo's original date.
 

With the Photomyne app for iOS and Android, you can set the photo’s original date. PHOTO: DREW EVANS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Most of us have thousands of digital photos covering the past two decades backed up on hard drives, maybe even up in the cloud. But the trove of one-of-a-kind shots from earlier days? You’ve dumped them in the attic to feed the mice and the moths.
 

There are no more excuses. With new photo-scanning apps and a dedicated photo scanner like Epson’s FastFoto, it’s easier than ever to digitally organize your entire timeworn collection yourself. They can even automatically enhance the quality and sort by date—even by people in the shot, thanks to facial recognition.
 

I took my own advice. I scanned hundreds of photos to find the best method, while learning about near and dear family members—and even some I never met. Here are three options so you can do the same.
 

Cheap, Tedious Option: An App
 

The best photo scanner is the one in your pocket—sort of. It’s certainly the least expensive. With the right app, your smartphone can capture decent-quality photos. But if you’ve got a stack the size of a Jenga tower, it’s the most tedious option.
 

Don’t just point your smartphone camera at a photograph and hope for the best. Google’s new free PhotoScan app for iOS and Android couldn’t be any simpler to use. Clear off a well-lit space and lay down the photo. The app prompts you to move the phone over each edge so it can take four separate images. Then it combines them into one shot without glare or bright spots.
 

The same photo scanned two times, using Google's PhotoScan (at left, without automatic color adjustment), and Photomyne (right, with color adjustment).
The same photo scanned two times, using Google’s PhotoScan (at left, without automatic color adjustment), and Photomyne (right, with color adjustment). PHOTO: COURTESY OF JOANNA STERN

You can save the scans to your phone or to Google Photos, where Google makes each shot searchable by person or object. The scans aren’t as high-resolution as the ones you’d get with a dedicated scanner, but they are adequate for reprints and social media posts. They are also ideal for capturing all those framed photos Grandma keeps on her piano.
 

Now for the major shortcomings: The app can scan only one photo at a time, and there’s no built-in way to color-correct or set the photo’s original date. Photomyne, a free-to-try app for iOS and Android, solves all three of those problems.
 

When I held the app over a page in my mom’s 1975 photo album, it separated four photos into their own files. Then I set the date to May 1975 and hit the Restore setting to bring the orange washed-out prints back to their full-color glory. Snapping multiple prints at the same time, however, did decrease the quality and cause some glare. (Who’s that at my mom’s college graduation? Uncle Jim, or Patrick Swayze in “Ghost”? Hard to say.)
 

For unlimited photo saves, though, you’ll need to buy the paid version of the Photomyne app.
 

Expensive, Efficient Option: A Scanner
 

  Epson's FastFoto slurps up old photos and scans them, one a second.
 

Epson’s FastFoto slurps up old photos and scans them, one a second. PHOTO: DREW EVANS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

When you consider that time is money, the $650 Epson FastFoto FF-640 scanner shouldn’t scare you away. This isn’t an annoying flatbed scanner: It’s a photo-slurping robot. Connect it to your PC or Mac, put a stack of up to 30 photos in the feeder and watch it scan them, one a second. Who knew you could have so much fun with something that resembles a fax machine?
 

Quality and resolution are much better than the shots captured via one of the smartphone apps. You can choose 300 dots per inch (best for reprints and slideshows) or 600 dpi (best for poster printing or cropping).
 

The real greatness is in the software. Before you start, the software asks what year or date the batch was taken. There’s even a setting to tell the scanner to look for writing on the backside of the photo. It can’t read it, but it will save it for you.
 


Turn Back Time
 

Epson’s FastFoto scanner and software can digitize then color-correct old photos that have begun to fade.
 

Photo Photo
Photos courtesy of Joanna Stern

My favorite part: Epson’s software can automatically save the original photo and a color-corrected copy. Dozens of faded, orange-ish photos instantly looked better. Even glossy photos taken in the ’90s of my sister and me looked better. What can’t be corrected? My terribly frizzy hair.
 

The photos are stored on your computer’s drive when scanned, but you can upload them to a cloud service, like Google Photos or Apple Photos.
 

The FastFoto isn’t perfect, though. The scanner jammed repeatedly when trying to scan older, smaller square prints. To fix the issue, I had to go one by one. (Epson recommends using the included carrier sheet for scanning smaller or fragile shots.)
 

Instant Polaroid pictures also aren’t currently supported. Since my parents took the bulk of my toddler shots with an instant cam, I kept trying anyway—and managed to scan some individually. (And FastFoto doesn’t scan negatives; that’s a whole other project.)
 

  Before you send your photos to a mail-in service, organize them by date.
 

Before you send your photos to a mail-in service, organize them by date. PHOTO: DREW EVANS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
 

ScanMyPhotos.com will scan all the photos you can fit in this 11-by-8.5-by-5.5-inch box.
ScanMyPhotos.com will scan all the photos you can fit in this 11-by-8.5-by-5.5-inch box. PHOTO: DREW EVANS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
 

Outsourced Option:
A Mail-in Service
 

If you’re not a do-it-yourselfer, you can always box up your memories and send them out to a photo-scanning service. This option can be efficient and even fairly inexpensive, but you have to be OK with handing over your most cherished memories to complete strangers for a few days.
 

I gave it a shot. I organized a group of 100 shots by year, labeled them with Post-its and sent them off via FedEx to ScanMyPhotos.com, based in Irvine, Calif. Within a few days, my prints had been uploaded and the originals were back safely in my possession. A nice woman named Shannon kept me updated on the process throughout the week. Like other services including Memories Renewed and DigMyPics, ScanMyPhotos offers photo editing.
 

With the $145 prepaid service, the company sends you an 11-by-8.5-by- 5.5-inch box and asks you to stuff it full—that’s around 1,800 snapshots, according to company Chief Executive Mitch Goldstone. The company makes 300-dpi scans of the photos, at a price that comes out to about 8 cents each; for $250, or almost 14 cents each, you can double the resolution.
 

My biggest disappointment? ScanMyPhotos sends you a DVD with your digital copies. I haven’t owned a computer with a DVD drive in years. For an extra $20 you can have the photos uploaded to the cloud as soon as they are scanned, or to an 8GB USB drive for an extra $16. The service also offers options to scan negatives and slides.
 

When it came to my family project, I liked the Epson the best. I now have more than 600 old photos scanned and organized on a hard drive and in Google Photos. Of course, $650 is a lot of money to pay for a scanner, but you could split the cost with family members. I mean, can you really put a price on sharing Mom’s mullet on Facebook?
 


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Holiday 2017 BONUS Photo Scanning: 6,000* Photos Scanned Under $300, Including Free S/H


Your 2017 Holiday Photo Scanning Deal is On. Get ~6,000* photos professionally scanned for under $300, with 3-way free shipping included.



Your Holiday 2017 super sale is now live to digitize and organize your generations of old photo snapshots this fast.


This bonus sales page is our most popular link which reveals this week’s super discounted ScanMyPhotos.com flash sale. Although we have professionally digitized 500 million photos, none are more important than helping you with your photo scanning project.


3 for 2 Special – FREE Extra Photo Scanning Box + Free S/H. Save $145 or More*


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Get about 6,000* photos scanned for $290 + free S/H.  This super deal solves your entire photo scanning project, as we professionally digitize about 6,000 photos with free S/H. That’s about 5-cents per scan.  Super-fast professional photo scanning returned in days. Loads of popular add-on features available. *This discount applies to Social Media Photo Scanning (150dpi) $145, Archival Photo Scanning (300dpi) $259, and Ultra High-Quality Professional Photo Scanning (600dpi) $299).


The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP, Real Simple, USA Today, KRON4 TV News, KTLA5 TV News and 100’s more are raving about our most popular service. TechCrunch said, “ScanMyPhotos is one of the coolest services in the world.”



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  • FREE Extra Photo Scanning Box. MUST SELECT THREE TO VALIDATE
  • One week only to order
  • Order 3 boxes and pay just for 2* – INSTANT SAVINGS
  • Super-fast professional photo scanning digitized and returned within days. Loads of popular add-on features available
  • Upon ordering, your fill-the-box kit is usually mailed within 1 business day
  • Super-affordable. Includes all 3-way S&H, pay one price, $145 per prepaid 150dpi box, $259 for 300 dpi, and @299 for 600dpi scanning (buy 2 get 3rd free)
  • We rush, but you don’t have to: You have up to 6-months to mail back each separate box.
  • *Each box holds about 2,000 pictures (based on size of each photograph, if all 4×6″ it’s about 1,800+)
  • *** MUST READ. The rule for Free Box: Because of this special rate, there will be no exceptions for any reason. If you want to take advantage of the “buy 2 get 3rd free,” it MUST be at the time you place your original order and you must select three boxes. If you only select one or two, no discount applies.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you only order one or two box and afterward decided you need extra boxes to have more pictures scanned, we will under no circumstance retroactively validate this special offer – due to our super-low rates, fulfillment workflow operation and expansive volume. Please, do not ask afterward, but rather, buy the extra boxes now. All boxes must be delivered to the same address, no rerouting.  Terms, restrictions may change, and applicable sales tax may apply. Offer may be canceled without recourse at any time. No other discounts, promo codes or prior order reimbursements can be applied to this special promo.

Thank you for your help in complying with these requirements. Enjoy this opportunity to digitally revisit all those wonderful photos from your decades past.


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