How to Pack Photos for Scanning & Shipping to ScanMyPhotos

 

Get out your shoeboxes and storage boxes packed to the gills with photos of friends, family, and long-ago events, and we’ll preserve everything for you on an archival DVD.

 

Our popular prepaid photo scanning service allows you to choose 300 dpi resolution for $159 $145 per box or upgrade to 600 dpi for just $247$235 per box.

 

After you place your order, we’ll send you a prepaid box that you can fill up (on average, the box will hold 1,800 photos). But before you do that, please read our guidelines for how to prepare your photos for scanning.

 

All work is completed onsite at our facility in Irvine, California and handled with the greatest of care by trained professionals.

 

  • Free shipping
  • Orders include 1 DVD data disc with your scanned images (300dpi, True Color, 24-bit JPEG)
  • 1-business day scanning available.
  • U.S. domestic orders only.
  • All photos are returned to you.
  • Box dimensions: 11″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 4: Ain’t Tech Grand?

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 book, The New Grandparents Guide to Technology, helps grandparents create stronger connections and relationships with their grandkids through technology.

Preview: These days, it seems like the only people who understand technology are those born with an iPad in their hands. For the rest of us, the rapidly advancing tech can be a challenge to get a handle on. This is why ScanMyPhoto’s customer and proud grandfather Peter Farnsworth has made it his personal mission to use technology to connect with younger generations—specifically, the grandkids.

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5 Must-Try Photo Services You’ve Never Heard Of

photo servicesIn 2012, it was estimated that 3.8 trillion photos had been taken to date (we think it’s safe to assume that amount has at least doubled by now).

 

So, what is the world doing with all of those pictures? Most of them—especially the print photos—are tucked away somewhere, collecting dust and being exposed to the ravages of time. But they don’t have to be!

 

In this day and age, there are so many interesting and fun things you can do with your pictures and some incredible photos services out there that will help you honor your memories. Here are a few of the latest services we’ve uncovered:

 

Maureen Taylor – The Photo Detective

 

Not sure where that old photo of your great aunt Selma was taken? Well, this is where Maureen Taylor can help you solve the case. Featured on platforms like Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and The Wall Street Journal, Maureen can give you details on that old photo that will help you uncover more about your past and family history.

 

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A Story of How Scanning Photos Saved Memories

house-fire[reposted] We received an email from a past client with story that was both heartbreaking and up-lifting. It got us thinking, again, about how a company that scans photos is so important in people’s lives and why it is vital that no one should delay in getting their photos scanned.
Insurance replaces your material items but do you know what you can’t replace but you can protect? Your photos. You can buy a new TV, sofa or refrigerator but can you buy your daughter’s first steps or your wedding day? Whether you use ScanMyPhotos, some other photo scanning company or you are inspired to go out, buy a scanner and do it yourself, we URGE you to scan your photos now! You never know what tomorrow may bring. Continue reading

How to Take Photos in the Rain

photos in the rainFor most people, a rainy day is an excuse to snuggle up with hot cocoa and a good Netflix series. But if you’re a photography nut eager to capture some amazing shots, you should put down that remote and head out into the downpour!

 

Here are some tips on how to take incredible photos in the rain and make the most of your rainy-day shoot:

 

Protect your gear

 

Whether you’re shooting with a state-of-the-art camera or a smartphone lens, protecting your equipment is priority #1. For serious hobbyists there are plenty of products on the market to keep your camera dry, but in a pinch you can get by with a gallon-sized plastic bag. Rain gear for the photographer is optional.

 

Umbrellas are everything

 

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