Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 3: Remembering the Difference We Can Make

tales from the pictures we savedWelcome 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, we explore a ScanMyPhotos customer whose passion for photography documented a once-in-a-lifetime experience with her family as they traveled to Africa as volunteers.


Preview: “There are moments in life you can never re-create, no matter how hard you try. Moments that changed your life or the lives of others. The closest we can get to re-living these precious memories is through the pictures we take. This is what ScanMyPhotos customer Lynne Stahler has known this to be true for a very long time.


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Why ScanMyPhotos Customers Will Benefit from Pinterest’s Camera-Search Tech

Pinterest camera-search tech“Where did you get that?!” is a common phrase we can hear from friends, relatives, acquaintances—anyone—who spot something of ours they absolutely need to have. The item could be a throw pillow, pair of shoes, or a handcrafted cabinet—it doesn’t matter. What matters is we are constantly on the lookout for things we like. And when we see something we fall in love with, we need to know where we can get one too.


This is the basic principle behind Pinterest—a social media platform where users pin and share images of the things they like. From recipes to home décor, it’s hard to sign into Pinterest without seeing something you absolutely must have (we dare you to try scrolling through a food board when you’re hungry!).


Good thing the team at Pinterest knows this. This is why they’re working on Pinterest’s camera-search tech that will help connect people with the things they love.


How Pinterest’s camera-search tech works


While we still have a few months until this new technology hits the social media platform, here’s what we have to look forward to:


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Beyond the Frame: 6 Crafty Photo Ideas to Take Your Pictures to the Next Level

crafty photo ideasIt can be a challenge to find new and creative ways of displaying your photos – there are limits to what one can do with a picture frame. But if you enjoy the occasional DIY project, you can turn your Sunday afternoon into a photo-optimizing bonanza with results that are sure to wow your friends and family.


These crafty photo ideas make for excellent gifts, but beware: you’ll love them so much that you’ll want to keep them for yourself!


1. PVC pipe + photo = vase


We know, it sounds strange. But if you take three varying lengths of PVC pipe and attach them to a base, you’ll have a beautiful set of bud vases to keep as a memento or share with a loved one. Find out how to do it here.


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Must-Read Photography Tips for Amazing Family Portraits

family portraitsFamily portraits are some of the most cherished pictures we hold on to. Unlike the other (thousands) of pics we take to document daily life, portraits allow us to control how we remember a particular moment in time. Yet, it can be difficult capturing your family in the right way – or getting everyone to cooperate for the photo. But don’t worry, we can help you out!


Here are some of our best photography tips to help your family portraits turn out beautiful:


Choose the right photographer


Do some research to find a photographer whose work reflects your tastes. Study their portfolio in advance to get ideas and make sure they can do the type of shots you are interested in.


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