Why You Need to Digitize Photos and Preserve Them for Future Generations

digitize photosWhy and How to Digitize Photos For Future Generations. It’s This Easy


As technology continues to advance, the way in which we preserve our history is also changing. From cave drawings to oil paintings and from print photos to Snapchat selfies, it’s important for us to now digitize photos in order to keep them safe for future generations.

 

But if you need a few reasons why it’s important to digitize photos before it’s too late, then consider the following:



Print photos will eventually succumb to the elements

 

Unless you have your print photos stored in acid-free, archival-quality storage containers and kept in a temperature-controlled room away from sunlight, then your photos are at risk of getting destroyed by the elements. Of course, we definitely recommend doing everything you can to keep your print photos safe, but digitizing them is the only way to truly protect them from the elements.

 


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How to Find a Reliable Photo Scanning Service

reliable photo scanningResearch Before Starting Your Photo Preservation Project


It’s a nightmare scenario: you finally decide to save time and money by packing up and shipping your precious print photos to a scanning service to digitize but the photos disappear in transit. In fact, this actually happened to one of our customers, Irene S.


“In the process of scanning all my photos, I decided to try another photo scanning company. I live in Prescott and they’re in Phoenix (less than 100 miles away). I boxed up an order and sent it to the company, but three months later, I found myself at the point of filing a theft report. I called the company several times for updates but my calls and emails went answered. It was as if the company fell off the face of the planet and took all my photos with them! Then, months later, I opened my front door and the box of photos was back—it looked the same as when I sent it with no further information provided.”


Irene shared this story with us after the positive experience she had at ScanMyPhotos. She was exceedingly lucky to get those photos back.

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5 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love

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Our Favorite Last Minute Gifts For All the Dad’s In Your Life


If you’re running out of time to find gifts dad will love for Father’s Day, look no further. We’ve put together a list of the best Father’s Day gifts you can buy or make in a jiffy. 


So, whether your Dad already has it all, or is particularly picky when it comes to presents, check out these great last-minute gift ideas.


Snag tickets to a special event


Give Dad an experience to remember with a fun night out. If he lives for sports, tickets to a game are a no brainer. For Dads who love music or comedy, a stand-up show or concert is the way to go. Find out when his favorite entertainer is coming to town, and snag tickets before they sell out. And if you’re lucky enough to live nearby, plan to attend the event together.  Our favorite ticket site, that’s super easy to navigate to score tickets to special events is StubHub


Record a touching video message


If you really want to make Dad smile, make him a video with a special message from everyone in the family. Record your siblings, close family members, and friends saying what they love most about him. Creating a video is easier than you think. All you need is a smartphone, and a simple editing software like iMovie, which comes standard in newer Apple computers.


Don’t feel tech savvy? Ask a friend or family member who knows how to use editing software for help.


Buy a magazine subscription


Solid reading material always makes a wonderful gift. Whether you have a new idea for a publication Dad will love, or happen to know that his favorite subscription has lapsed, this gift is one that’s easily purchased and ready for delivery in under five minutes. We found this useful link from Amazon for the top men’s interest magazines and how to order. 


Give a ScanMyPhotos e-gift certificate


Speaking of gifts that take minutes to purchase, snag Dad a ScanMyPhotos E-Gift Certificate today! With this gift, he can choose exactly which analog memories he wants to digitize first, whether it’s a box of meaningful photos or old video footage he’ll eagerly share on social media. He can also use his gift certificate to restore damaged images as well.


Sign up for elevated movie streaming


For movie buffs who want a wider scope of films than what Netflix has to offer, there are alternative streaming services with a focus on harder-to-find classics. If your Dad loves obscure films or is a serious cinema aficionado, this is the perfect gift. Some great options include MUBI and FilmStruck.


 

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 11: Who’s Been Framed?

framedWelcome 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 faced a daunting task so she could honor her late sister’s legacy.


Preview: Old print photos usually end up in an unorganized pile inside a box or plastic bin. While this storing method is not recommended, it can certainly be easier to prep these photos for a scanning project than pulling apart framed pictures and praying the original copy doesn’t stick to the glass.

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#GetItDone: 5 Photo Projects to Finally Finish

photo projectsThere’s nothing like crossing items off your to-do list. The sweet feeling of accomplishment that comes when all the boxes are checked is incredibly liberating.

 

To help you get there, the editors at Real Simple have dedicated this June to getting things done, challenging readers to share their completed projects on social with #GetItDone. They even mentioned ScanMyPhotos on page 127 in the June issue and offered some great photo organizing tips. 

 

The gang here at ScanMyPhotos is also eager to help you cross those photo projects off your list! So, if you’re ready to enjoy the summer by getting those lingering tasks completed, check out these five photo projects that you’ll want to take care of this June.

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