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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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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Did you know August is Romance Awareness Month?

Six months after Valentine’s Day, romance blooms once again! August is Romance Awareness Month and it’s time to let that special someone know how much you care.
Whether it’s by helping with chores around the house, planning a surprise night out, making a special dinner, or giving a thoughtful and sentimental gift, there are so many ways to show your loved ones how much they mean to you!
Of course, we’re partial to giving gifts that celebrate all the romantic moments we’ve shared with our partners in the past—especially the moments captured in old print photos. But in order to make a romantic photo gift (see below for a truly unique idea), you need to scan those photos in first!
Check out this fashionable vintage wedding
A handsome young couple pose for a photo on their wedding day
at the turn of the 20th Century.
Have a great vintage shot you’d like to see featured here? Share it with us on Facebook!
Photography Tip
For underwater photography, closer is always better. It may feel uncomfortable, but if you can safely get within 12 inches of your subject, you’ll be able to capture intricate detail that will make it worth the extra effort.
How To Use Your Scanned Photos
If you’re looking to give a romantic gift to your significant other, but can’t decide between chocolates or a sentimental photo, you can now do both! Chocolate Telegram
can print your photo on their delicious Belgium chocolate
for a one-of-a-kind gift.
Learn More Testimonial
“Super easy to use and they do a wonderful job. I have had them scan at least 10,000 photos over the past year with no problems. They update you with emails along the process—would highly recommend and will continue to use!”
From the Blog
How 3D Printing is Bringing Photography to Whole New Depths
Move over, picture frames—there’s a new game in town.

Companies all over the world are capitalizing on advances in 3D-printing technology to change the way we interact with our photos. Flat images are transformed into 3D creations you can touch, and this is just the beginning!

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4 Summer Photography Project Ideas To Do With The Family

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?


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