Millions Get Nostalgic With Photos Every Thursday During #TBT

TBT RulesA sizzling hot trend in social media happens every Thursday. From celebrity baby photos to average social networking fans sharing yesteryear family celebrations, millions of people are having fun and getting nostalgic by sharing their decades of rediscovered legacy photo snapshots during ‘Throwback Thursday’ [“#TBT”].
Even businesses are adopting this online sensation by sharing long forgotten photo flashbacks when their companies were just starting out. Casinos in Las Vegas are a fun example to view legendary buildings of yesteryear and famous luminaries on immense vintage marquee signs which are no longer with us.
“Posting old pictures from your childhood to 1980’s-style fashions on leading social media platforms is easy, just include the “TBT” Hash tag. The challenging part is how to get thousands of analog pictures and 35mm slides digitalized; that is where plays an integral role. Nearly 45% of all our photo digitization orders worldwide are linked to people participating in ‘Throwback Thursday,’” said Mitch Goldstone, president & CEO,


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Photo Tips to Capture your Graduate’s Big Day

As Yoda once said, “Graduations lead to emotions, emotions lead to stress” (OK, I may have that a little wrong) but a well prepared photographer will have one less thing to worry about on this big day for the graduate in your family. Follow these tips and tricks to capture this important event.

Be Prepared

  • Make sure your camera’s battery is fully charged
  • Clear your memory card to maximize space for new photos
  • Put your freshly cleaned memory card back into your camera
  • Review your owner’s manual if it has been a while since you used the camera to unsure you aren’t fumbling with the it while special moments pass you by
  • Lastly, take some test pictures the night before to ensure all is working properly.

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Remember those that Served in your Family, Digitally Preserve those Photos

after_21before_21This Memorial Day, thank the veteran, whether living or lost, in your family by having their photos, negatives and slides scanned. What better way to pass along your own family’s personal history by having those old photos of those that served our country permanently preserved for future generations.

I recently did this for my father-in-law. He had a photo of himself at 18 in Vietnam which had faded over the years. To add injury to insult, their cat thought it would be a good chew toy so this priceless memory had not only begun to fade just from old age, but had seen numerous cat teeth holes poked throughout the photo. This was a photo he had only this one 3″x3″ copy of; no negative, no backup of any kind. When this photo was gone, it was going to be gone.
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‘From Fleeting to Forever’ – New E-Book Makes Memories Everlasting

ScanMyPhotos has been mentioned in a new book about preserving your digital photos and videos.


From Fleeting to Forever book coverIs there anything more important than our memories? Most of us spend endless hours snapping pictures and recording video in an effort to preserve and recall the best moments in life. According to research analyst firm, IDC, consumers take about 266 million photos each day, or about 97 billion photos every year, and those numbers are expected to rise year-over-year.

While smartphones and digital cameras have made it easier than ever to capture every fleeting moment, they’ve also created some unique challenges: many of our cherished photographic memories are locked away on computer hard drives or camera memory cards never to see the light of day again. These images are not only gathering virtual dust, they’re also vulnerable to hard drive crashes that could erase them forever.
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Stop Marketplace Fairness Act from Harming Small Businesses

Thousands of local small businesses could close if the Marketplace Fairness Act is passed: forces “mom and pop” stores with online presence to collect taxes in more than 9,600 tax jurisdictions across the U.S.

As a nationwide E-Commerce photo digitizing company, lends its support to stop the Marketplace Fairness Act from harming consumers and small businesses.



Stop Marketplace Fairness ActThe U.S. Senate is expected to vote on an Internet sales tax bill that would hurt small business and job growth in America. We need a small business exemption.
For small businesses, there is nothing fair about the Marketplace Fairness Act. The legislation stems from a fight between big bricks-and-mortar national retailers and big online retailers, all of whom seem unconcerned that small enterprises—and the jobs they create—are going to be collateral damage.

The trouble with the bill is that it treats mom-and-pop businesses the same way as it does multibillion-dollar retailers. Yet a small business with a dozen employees simply can’t be lumped in with national behemoths such as Amazon and retail chains that have warehouses and stores around the country. The Marketplace Fairness Act should include an exception for small businesses. Why? Because otherwise an unfair burden will be placed on them.

Today small businesses that operate online are responsible for collecting sales taxes on purchases made in the state where they are located. That is fair. But the proposed bill would require them to collect sales taxes on behalf of every state where they make a sale. That would make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to succeed and track. This will cost innumerable added costs and software upgrades that would be a colossal burden on small businesses with an online presence.
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Celebrate Earth Day by taking more digital photos!

Celebrate Earth DayIn case you hadn’t heard, today is Earth Day. Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere doing their part to raise awareness of issues facing the environment.
That got us thinking about how digital cameras and digital photography has positively impacted the environment. It isn’t the first thing you think of, but there has been a positive effect that digital photography has had on the world, outside of being able instantly share embarrassing photos on Facebook, of course. Continue reading

How To Engage Your Customers Through Contests For Personable Billboards

Marketing is about exposing your business for brand identity and consumer awareness. You need engagement and what better way than to run a contest. Not only will you engage with your existing customers and followers, but you will gain new followers. There are many methods of holding contests since there are so many social media outlets.

So why are Contests So Effective?


People love sharing. Be it a tweet on Twitter, a like on Facebook, or a repin on Pinterest, it’s the easiest way for them to say, look what I’ve found today. This is less effort on your behalf and free additional marketing. It’s human nature to be competitive and want to win, to be praised, and rewarded. The combination is how you can easily attract contestants. Usually you are able to collect information and feedback on those entering the contest. This is great information to turn into further marketing efforts to gain more customers.
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