Free Photo Scanning For Hurricane Relief / Preparedness

Hurricane Relief and Preparedness With Free Photo Scanning To Preserve Your Family Pictures

UPDATE. Due to requests from people in South Carolina and other regions affected by Irma, we are extending this effort to all people affected by the recent hurricanes, wildfires and natural disasters in other areas.

scanmyphotos_logo500 FREE* 4″x 6″ Photo-to-DVD Scanning ORDER FORM – Please print and include with your order. Full details below.

Everyone is heartbroken by the devastation from Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma.  We all want to help. But, when we saw the families who lost everything, it was a call to action. How can others be prepared and protect those decades of family photos?  Over the past 27-years, we’ve often been involved in advocacy efforts, so this is something right up our ally. How to help?

eWEEK - Enterprise IT Technology News, Opinion and Reviews
As reported by eWEEK, excerpt:

Natural disasters such as hurricanes Sandy, Harvey and Irma are often the destroyers of family heirlooms, such as furniture, clothing and photographs. Of those three, photographs are generally considered the hardest to replace. Often, they are simply not replaceable.  With the natural events of the last three weeks hitting the south and southeast of the United States, numerous physical photo albums, videos and other irreplaceable memories were lost forever as flood waters and high winds tore communities and dwellings to pieces. A little planning in advance can save these memories forever, and is offering to help people think about doing this. READ MORE

If you are a resident in Texas or Florida (or other regions affected by recent natural disasters) will digitize your photos without charge*.  Up to 500 4″×6″ standard pictures per family/address. Please see below for full details and ordering instructions. There is a $14.95 return S/H fee.

*THE TERMS: For Texas, Florida and others affected by recent natural disasters. Cannot be combined with prior orders. Each order of up to 500 standard 4″x6″ photographs must be mailed as one order, no walk-ins, and a $14.95 return S/H is required. Expires September 25, 2017. All 4″×6″ photos must comply with photo preparation guidelines [with a 4″x6″ size limitation]. Many popular add-on services for an additional fee are available. Void where prohibited, applicable sales tax required, no cash value, and this offer may be subject to cancellation without notice for any reason. Helpful video on how to prepare your pictures. Your original photos are returned with your scanned pictures on a DVD data disk. Upload and 8 GB thumb drives are available for an added fee (see below).  Limit of liability and copyright terms 

3 Corporate Park Ste 160
Irvine, California 92606

Phone: 949-474-7654

Step 1. Type out this form in your web browser (please do not hand write information)
Step 2. Print out and sign this official order form
Step 3. Pack your photos (packing instructions) for shipping and include filled out order form. Package must be postmarked by September 30, 2017, or our standard photo scanning charges apply at a pay-per-photo scanning rate.

Shipping Information

Return shipping address:
Customer Name:
Company Name:
City: State: Zip:
Phone: Email:
Yes, I have read and agree to the “Limit of Liability & Copyright Agreement” terms. I have carefully reviewed and complied with the ordering instructions and requirements. I understand that if my order is not properly submitted, it might incur additional fees. I understand that this offer expires on September 30, 2017.  This offer is valid only for up to 500 4″x6″ photo scans (only 4″x6″ photo are accepted unless the “sizes other than 4×6” add-on option is added). Any quantity over 500 pictures will be charged accordingly ($0.16 per photo plus any additional options you choose) and any photo that does not meet the requirements will not be scanned. Certain terms and conditions apply.
You may only send one order per person/address and only to addresses in Texas, Florida or other regions affected by recent natural disasters.  All additional options selected below will be applied and charged for.  YOU ARE REQUIRED AND AGREE TO PAY THE $14.95 RETURN S/H FEE ON THIS ORDER.  Name to appear on your imprinted DVD, albums and other products (20 characters max):

Featured Additional Options to Enhance Your Scans:


No featured additional option entitles you to more than your initial 500 scans. Any a la carte additional options selected will be charged for all scans contained within an order. Any quantity sent over 500 will be charged our standard rate of $0.16 per scan plus any additional options selected.  Extra vouchers or unused value of vouchers cannot be used to pay for additional options. For a full description of all additional options, visit By selecting an additional option, you are agreeing that you have read, understood and agree to the fee for the option.


  • 600 DPI
  • Sizes other than 4×6 [3″5″ – 8″x10″]
  • Scan in Order
  • Photo Soap
  • Photo Index Book & Rotation
  • Cloud Upload Service
  • 4 Total DVDs
  • 1 8GB USB Thumb Drive
Your Price: $189.95



  • 600 DPI
  • Sizes other than 4″x6″ [3″5″ – 8″x10″]
  • Scan in Order
  • 1 DVD and 1 USB Thumb Drive
Your Price: $84.60


  • 300 DPI
  • Scan in Order
  • Photo Index Book & Image Rotation
  • 6 Total DVDs
  • 1 Thumb Drive
Your Price: $122.95

A la Carte Additional Options


600 DPI Scans: $37.70 extra.  Your free offer is for standard 300 DPI scanning. If you wish to upgrade to 600 dpi, this is an additional fee.
SIZES OTHER THAN 4″x6″ $20.00 extra
EXPRESS SCANNING $90.00 extra. Scanned within 3-5 day from receipt
UPLOAD SERVICE $15.95 extra
THUMB DRIVE $15.95 extra per each ordered

EXTRA DVD – Your order includes 1 original DVD. Any additional DVDs are in addition to the (1) DVD you are already receiving.

IMAGE ROTATION $42.00 extra

PHOTO INDEX BOOK & IMAGE ROTATION–  $70.00 extra per index book.

Please make me a total of 8½x11 Photo Index Book(s).


ALL photos are returned with your DVD (We do not offer a photo disposal service)

Return Shipping Option 1 – I would like you to return my entire order via USPS Priority Service for $14.95, additional return S/H fee applies for larger orders

Please add USPS Priority signature confirmation for an additional $6.95

Signature confirmation service is HIGHLY recommended to ensure delivery of your photos back to you and only you. Otherwise the USPS carrier may just leave your box on your porch/mailbox leaving it susceptible to weather or theft.



Please complete the info below. We are required to charge sales tax as required by all local state laws (N/A for states without sales tax). We accept all major credit cards.
IMPORTANT: You must include this completed order form with your photos.
Name Printed on Card:
Credit Card Number:
Expiration Date (MM/YY):     CVV Code: What is my CVV code?
Billing Address (if different than shipping address)
Street: Suite/Apt:
City: State: Zip:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You, as the customer, are responsible for knowing how many photos are being sent to ScanMyPhotos. We do not pre-count your photos and the only way for us to know how many photos you have sent is to scan them. If we scan them, you agree to pay any overage charges beyond the 500 pictures.


Signature authorizing charge for order – Mail in orders only. (if applicable)
Remember to sign to authorize your charge, for the required return S/H charge, and any added items you choose.


__________ Order opened and inspected by
__________ Order scanned by
______________ Scanner #
______________ Date Scanned
__________ Order rung up by
__________ Order packaged by
__________ Order shipped by
__________ Order postage
__________ Weight received
__________ Weight shipped
Order Notes: (ScanMyPhotos use only)


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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:

eWEEK - Enterprise IT Technology News, Opinion and Reviews

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, 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


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

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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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