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Preserving Photographic Evidence of Climate Change is a Priority

Photographic preservation of climate change data is a priority at ScanMyPhotos.com and why digitizing government agencies’ pictures are being provided without charge


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This photo of disappearing glaciers was captured by Ameer Boii

(Irvine, CA) Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Climate change is real.


Beyond words, what are you doing to protect and support science – showing that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming? Decades of scientific data may be destroyed due to the Trump administration’s dowdy demands that politics quash facts.


Recently, the White House was looking at having the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take down its website with educational resources and links to climate-change data. This vital data from the EPA and other federal agencies – charged with safeguarding clean, livable air and water – have a reservoir of research which may disappear. There are millions of analog photographs from research into the effects of climate change on public health, the environment, and natural disasters. The pictures don’t lie, but they represent a treasure trove of essential information on how our world is changing. Archived analog photos are used by scientists and educators worldwide, yet they are at risk of being literally destroyed.


As the Trump administration seeks to tighten controls and discourage dissenting views on climate change, American businesses are raising their voice and responding. Scanmyphotos.com is now providing free photo scanning for preserving these records. Details below.

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Photo Scanning Flash Sale For #WorldBackupDay

SAVE 25%* FLASH SALE FOR WORLD BACKUP DAY TO DIGITIZE

YOUR PHOTOS AND 35mm SLIDES


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.



To instantly save 25% at checkout, please use this PROMO CODE: BACKUP



ORDER NOW



*Fine print to instantly save 25% on your next order:

 

  • Expires midnight PDT 4/1/17.
  • Only applies to prepaid photo, 35mm slide scanning boxes, and our already discounted “Spring Cleaning” photo scanning package.
  • Online orders only. Not valid towards negative scanning, film, VHS digitization, or other services.
  • Discount DOES apply to photo and 35mm slide prepaid box scanning services, including most of our popular add-on featured services.
  • Excluding eGift certificates, prior orders, sales tax.
  • Not prorated. Cannot be applied to prior orders. Sorry.
  • Certain restrictions may apply, if the discount wasn’t applied to certain items, it means those aren’t included.
  • Not valid toward VIP Photo Pack, Family Generation Collection, Pay-Per-Scan Photo Service, and anything not mentioned above.
  • MUST ENTER BACKUP promo code at checkout to validate

CLICK FOR INSTANT ORDERING USING THIS PROMO CODE: BACKUP


PHOTO SCANNING

Prepaid Photo Scanning Box

35mm SLIDE SCANNING


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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.


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

KRON4 LINK


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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Why a Photo & 35mm Slide Scanning Flash Sale Was Announced?

Subject: Why We Just Announced This Photo/35mm Slide Scanning FLASH SALE


FLASH SALE: We’re celebrating the latest national TV news profile on ScanMyPhotos by sharing this special 25%* discount with our blog readers. GOOD UNTIL SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017.


You’ve seen so many media profiles on ScanMyPhotos — from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP…, as we help digitize the world’s photos.


Now we are humbled by the latest, another national TV news profile


Excerpt: SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Most of us have gone completely digital with our pictures, storing them now on our computer or in the cloud.  So, what do you do with all those old printed photos piled in boxes or living in analog photo albums?  KRON4’s Tech Reporter Gabe Slate shows you online services that let you quickly get those old pics turned digital in an easy and affordable way without leaving your home.

 


 

KRON TV Syndicated Nationwide
WATCH NOW

Tech Report: Turn old printed pictures to digital

 


KRON4 LINK


AND NOW, THE SPECIAL FLASH SALE FOR YOU — SAVE 25%* TO SCAN PHOTOS AND 35mm SLIDES*


Join us in celebrating this TV new profile. Through Sunday (3/26), 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.


To instantly save 25% at checkout, please use this PROMO CODE: TVNEWS


ORDER NOW



*Fine print to instantly save 25% on your next order:


  • Expires midnight PDT 3/26/17.
  • Only applies to prepaid photo, 35mm slide scanning boxes, and our already discounted “Spring Cleaning” photo scanning package.
  • Online orders only. Not valid towards negative scanning, film, VHS digitization, or other services.
  • Discount DOES apply to photo and 35mm slide prepaid box scanning services, including most of our popular add-on featured services.
  • Excluding eGift certificates, prior orders, sales tax.
  • Not prorated. Cannot be applied to prior orders. Sorry.
  • Certain restrictions may apply, if the discount wasn’t applied to certain items, it means those aren’t included.
  • Not valid toward VIP Photo Pack, Family Generation Collection, Pay-Per-Scan Photo Service, and anything not mentioned above.
  • TO VALIDATE, YOU MUST ENTER THIS PROMO CODE AT CHECKOUT: TVNEWS

CLICK FOR INSTANT ORDERING USING THIS PROMO CODE: TVNEWS

PHOTO SCANNING

Prepaid Photo Scanning Box

35mm SLIDE SCANNING


 

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Poll: Divorce #1 Reason People Digitize Family Photos

Stack of photos, bulk scanningThe business of supporting people during a divorce is emotional, highly delicate and sensitive. When it comes to who keeps the family pictures, how can you observe civility and evenly share those memories from happier times?


The only thing inexpensive and amiable about a marital split is who gets to keep the memories pictured in photographs. The in-laws, “out-laws” and everyone in the family can easily get archived digital copies from all their photos.


All too often, we hear about friends, relatives and celebrities calling it quits to their marriage, which evokes a very common question, who gets the family pictures?


In today’s all-digital world, the answer is as simple as a press of the button to easily share everything electronically. But, what about those decades-past analog photos, 35mm slides and film negatives? That task is much more arduous, and often enters a caustic battle over who gets to retain the family pictures.


During the past two months, ScanMyPhotos.com has conducted an outreach campaign asking people why they digitize pictures? The answers from 940 respondents were across the board– from the expected family reunions, anniversaries, and even memorial services. The second most popular reason why people digitize pictures is due to all the popular photo-sharing apps, like Google Photos, Instagram and Twitter. Archiving pictures on Upthere and other cloud storage services ranked high, too.


However, in a heavy-hearted reaction, the most common reason people digitize pictures is due to a separation, where a couple needs to divide their possessions. This is often followed by combative discussions, which occasionally end up costing thousands in legal fees. And, that is before a single picture is digitized. It is highly emotional. Reexamining pictures from yesteryear and happier times is a particularly sensitive undertaking.


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