How to Prepare Your Photos, Slides, and Negatives for Scanning

ScanMyPhotos productsReady to send us your photos, slides, or negatives for scanning? It feels great to get that to-do item off your list, doesn’t it? Before you pack everything up, either in a pre-paid box or a box of your own, it is important to organize your photos, slides, or negatives before placing them in the box. Though our team of professionals will carefully handle your box full of memories, they do not know what order you’d like things scanned – among other things! Here are our top tips on how to prepare your photos, slides, and negatives so they are ready for scanning:

    • Only send us one type of media in a box. If you send us photos to be scanned, do not pack in slides or negatives as well (and vice versa).

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    The Joys of Skipping Down Memory Lane Knowing Those Memories are Safe: One Customer Story

    When was founded, we were determined to do three things: deliver high-quality scans to our customers; do it better and faster than anyone else; and provide the best, most thorough, and most cheerful customer service every single time.

    One of our customers, Nancy Reale, was particularly blown away by our commitment to customer service. She had never heard of us until she found us on Groupon, so she didn’t quite know what to expect. Here’s her story:

    What did you like most about working with


    They answered questions quickly and were easy to get a hold of them – and they were great about everything! I asked them to hold an order because my husband and I were going on a trip, and they did, no problem. Also, there weren’t any hidden charges. If something was going to cost $20 extra, like when I sent them a mixed batch of photos in different sizes, they let us know and that’s exactly what they charged.
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    5 Photography Books That Will Help You Hone Your Craft

    Want to improve your photography this year? Aside from playing around with the settings on your camera and taking lots and lots of photos, learning a thing or two from the pros is another great option.

    I did some research to uncover the best how-to photography books. These are not coffee table books, mind you, but rather books filled with advice, stories, and experiences. Enjoy!

    Capture the Magic: Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition by Jack Dykinga


    capture-the-magic-book-coverMany of us take photographs in an attempt to capture a feeling or moment. Capture the Magic will help you figure out what is actually important in the image so you can focus in on it. You’ll learn about composition, focal points, and how to use what’s available in any given situation.
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