Why We Are @GooglePhotos Biggest Fan

In the nine weeks since the best new thing in photography happened, nearly 75% of all new photo scanning orders received by ScanMyPhotos.com are from people across the nation who need their pictures digitized. They want to upload those decades of snapshots to the popular photo-sharing apps, and the top mention is…. Google Photos. If this was a political race, the team at Google Photos would be celebrating their inauguration right now.smp-hq


Not only have they designed a simple photo-sharing app, but its free storage and crazy, magic-like image recognition tool have scored raves from the media.  That’s a big get. Here was our announcement, having solved their biggest challenge, how to upload analog photos, 35mm slides and film to their site.


Today, they are even giving away waffles and using the #PayWithaPhoto hashtag. What fun and smart way to boost outreach to many.


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The Problem with Windows 10

Like Google Photos and all photo-sharing apps, there is a material problem with Windows 10.


It’s like opening night for a much awaited new Broadway play, after the audience surveys the show and critics write their reviews, today marked a similar milestone for Microsoft. As a leader in the photo imaging industry for 25-years, I share in the overwhelmingly favorable reviews by the tech media as they detail the benefits of Windows 10.


WSJ Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler explains why Windows 10 is the best PC experience since Windows XP.


The first Windows operating system, introduced in 1985, was like comparing manual telephone switchboard exchanges to our modern mobile smart phones. Microsoft’s newest Windows 10 operating system rollout is ten-times better, but with a problem.


If you’re in the business of digitizing pictures, it’s a good problem to have. The Windows 10 Photo App does a great job correcting, enhancing, auto organizing and easily sharing multiple images across all the social media platforms.


But, you still can’t easily upload analog images.


ScanMyPhotos.com has the easy fix to help everyone enjoy Windows 10 and upload decades of analog pictures, 35mm slides and negatives. We are also helping sites like the new Twitter App for Windows 10. Sure, you can now upload photos to Direct Messages and share up to four pictures within one Tweet, but when it comes time to sharing nostalgic pictures and posting to #TBT [ThrowbackThursday], the Twitter machine only works with digital.

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4 Summer Photography Project Ideas To Do With The Family

Summer Photography Project Ideas The days are long and hot. The kids have been out of school for a few weeks, and—if it hasn’t hit already—boredom may be setting in.


For those who are searching for some arts and crafts projects to keep everyone cool and entertained in the summer heat, why not take this time to delve into some memories, too?


A summer photography project can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Plus, the following project ideas will help to create priceless memories to look back on in the years to come.


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AP and British Movietone published 550,000 video stories

Caitlin Dewey, one of the best, and Social Media reporter at The Washington Post wrote: “An expert’s must-see guide to the half-a-million amazing historical videos AP just put online.”



You’ve probably read about events like, say, the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Certainly you studied them in high-school history class. But until Wednesday, you couldn’t see news footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as it was shown at the time — because that’s when, for the very first time, the Associated Press put footage of that incident and half a million others online.



All told, AP and a partner, the newsreel archive British Movietone, published 550,000 video stories spanning more than 1 million minutes and 120 years to its new YouTube channel.






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