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Tales From The Pictures We Saved

Podcast stories shared by people with generations of nostalgic family photos and why they are so important

From the world of photo scanning, we have 26-years of emotional, heartwarming narratives shared from people around the world who digitized their pictures. This new feature podcast, “Tales From The Pictures We Saved” launches soon. Tune in for regular updates and stories from real people. Revisit these memorable stories, soon to be added to the podcast, along with many more.


Welcome to “Tales From the Pictures We Saved.”  We take you into the lives of photo scanning customers and the incredible stories of life, love, family and history they uncovered from their decades of newly discovered nostalgic photo memories.




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Memorial Day Historical Photos and Stories: Remembering Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes

Memorial DayAs we all get ready for our long weekend by dusting off the grill and unearthing our swimsuits, we want to take a few moments to honor the real reason behind the Memorial Day holiday. While it is the unofficial start to summer, it’s also the time in which we remember those in the Armed Services who died defending our country and our rights. For us, the best way to remember these heroes is through photos and the incredible stories one single shot can tell.


Here are a few historic photos and stories that we should never forget:


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How New iPhone App The Roll is Raising the Bar for Photos

the rollHold onto your boots—you are about to be as excited as we are about The Roll, a brand-new iPhone app that is changing how people interact with their photos in a big way! Using an impressive technology called EyeEm Vision, this app solves problems you didn’t even know you had—until now.


Here are three ways The Roll will change your life:




Before: You spend hours culling through the photos from your trip to Italy, trying to choose which Tuscan hillside scenes and pasta pics are worth sharing with your family.


After: The app gives each picture a score from 0-100 based on its artistic quality—the higher the score, the better the photo. Your best trip photos have already been chosen!


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Google Photos Newest Features and Latest Reviews

Google Photos Newest FeaturesOur excitement over Google Photos continues to grow as this free photo-sharing app hones its craft. Used by over 100 million people world-wide, Google Photos is setting the standard for how we store our memories. Here are the new features to get excited about from their latest app update:




In their app update from the end of April, Google Photos added a search bar to the top (replacing the floating action button) which offers suggestions based on the content of the images saved in your library. Want to find those photos of your dog at the beach? All you need to do is search “dog in Huntington Beach” to locate them – no tagging required!


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The Work Project that Lead to the Preservation of a Family’s Legacy


Rich’s dad and mom, Marvin and Marge, back in 1955 when they were first married. Rich attributes his love for photography in large part to his dad who built a darkroom in their basement while Rich was in middle school.

Life never seems to lead us down one particular path. We often find the things we never knew we were looking for while doing something completely different. Such is the case with how Richard Vlosky discovered ScanMyPhotos through an online Google search a number of years ago.


“For some reason it caught my eye. There were these photos at work from a development project in Honduras after hurricane Mitch. The hurricane decimated the country, so we lead a team from our university and over the year-and-a-half lifespan of that project we took lot of pictures, slides, and prints. They had been sitting around for awhile so we needed to get them scanned and archived.”


Rich decided to send the photos to ScanMyPhotos, thus starting a years’ long relationship with company. After he sent in the work photos from Honduras, and got them back in such great shape, Rich decided to send in his personal photos as well.


“There were boxes and boxes of slides and prints taken over the years. We had dark room in the house growing up as my father was a photographer and my brother has a degree in photography—we are a family of photographers. There are thousands of prints and slides in these boxes. We also have 35mm slides and carousels full of slides—all containing every slide my dad took in his life before he passed away in 1985. He had cataloged every bundle of slides, and numbered and described every slide within each bundle. They date back to 1950. One time I tried to bring up the slide projector, but it was completely rusted shut. Since I didn’t want to buy another projector and didn’t feel like loading slides into a carousel, we had them scanned, too. All slides from 1983 until 2000—approximately 2,000-3,000 slides—were scanned. From there I made copies of DVDs and sent them to everyone in my life.”


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