Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 10: Remembering a Lost Son

rememberingWelcome 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 one ScanMyPhotos customer uses her digital photos to honor the beautiful, but short life of her son.



Preview: We snap pictures at the drop of a hat these days. Interesting dinner? Take a picture. Dog in a funny pose? Take a picture. Family snuggled together watching a movie? Take several pictures from every angle imaginable. But while we’re busy taking these pictures, we rarely stop to think about the importance of each one—or how significant and powerful these photos might one day become.

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Swedish Death Cleaning is the Latest Trend to Sweep the Decluttering Space

swedish death cleaningHalloween may be over, but a morbid-sounding new trend is on the rise. That’s right—Swedish death cleaning is the latest trend to sweep the decluttering and organizing space. The days of trying to figure out which items spark joy are over as the Scandinavian cleaning ritual döstädning—a combination of the Swedish words for death and cleaning—will have you clearing out your space and taking no prisoners.

 

So, what is Swedish death cleaning?

 

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How to Professionally Scan 35mm Slides

Scanning 35mm Slides


Start enjoying the many happy memories captured on your family’s old slides by professionally converting them to a digital format that you can share with everyone. Choose between our Standard or Premium Scanning slide services.


Standard Scanning – Save money on our most popular slide 35mm hand scanning service, without color adjustments, 20% discount from the premium scanning. To reduce dust and service scratches, most slides are scanned using Kodak’s Digital ICE Technology.


Premium Scanning – Our professional technician’s hand scan each slide and carefully adjust the images to achieve the optimum color and density, ensuring each image is at its best. To reduce dust and service scratches, most slides are scanned using Kodak’s Digital ICE Technology.


Our technician’s professionally hand- scan each slide.  To reduce dust and surface scratches, most slides are scanned using Kodak’s Digital ICE technology. Your slides are carefully scanned by hand into 2,000 or 4,000 dpi JPEG files and saved on top-quality 80-year archival DVDs, flash drives or instantly uploaded to you.


Because so many want to know more about the process to digitize their 35mm slides, this past TV news segment showcases a special behind-the-scenes tour.  Enjoy.


For details to get your photo scanning project to preserve those decades-past 35mm slides professionally scanned, please click here.


Lost artwork from LA’s history has been discovered in the basement of the oldest television station west of the Mississippi River, KTLA Television Channel 5 in Los Angeles (KTLA-TV-CH5-LA).


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5 Social Media Video Challenges You’ll Want to Try with the Family

video challengesRemember back in the good old days when we would have family game nights where we would all get together for a memorable game of Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit? While board games are still around, our loved ones spend far more time on social media sharing pictures and videos. So, why not meet your family where they are and have fun along the way?

 

We pulled together a list of some fun social media video challenges you’ll want to try with the family. Some are silly, goofy, or downright funny, but the creation of the video will help preserve those memories of fun shared with your loved ones. Check it out:

 

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“How to keep your old videos, music, and photos safe forever”

Francis Navarro, at Komando.com shares many smart and innovative tips for preserving your invaluable media. Follow along as Francis explains why you must digitally preserve all those special memories.


We all know by now that technology always marches on and media formats always come and go. If you’re like me, you probably have a whole library of old cassette tapes, vinyl records, photographs, slides, film and Polaroid snapshots gathering dust somewhere.



MAIL-IN PHOTO SERVICE (excerpt from KimKomando.com)

 

If you’re not very mobile then mailing your photos to a service that operates online may be a better option. You can send your photos or slides to services iMemories, ScanMyPhotos and FotoBridge; they mail you a DVD with all of your images and they return the original photos too.


iMemories is running a limited time offer that charges 49 cents per slide or photo. ScanMyPhotos has a prepaid box option; you pay a flat rate of $145 to digitize a box of photos and $196 for a box of slides. The box is 11″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″ and it can hold about 1,800 photos or 450 slides. FotoBridge has several different price points for packages that start at 250 photos or slides and goes all the way up to 10,000 photos or slides. It’s $99.95 to digitize 500 photos and $189.95 for 500 slides.


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