ScanMyPhotos Named One of the Best Photo Services of 2018

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When selecting a service to preserve one of your most precious possessions – photos of important memories and family history – do your research. Earlier this year, TOP TEN REVIEWS took on the challenge for you. As explained in the review:


 

[TOP TEN REVIEWS] knows that handing your treasured family memories over to someone else can be tough, especially if you don’t know who you can trust among the dozens of photo scanning services that pop up when you start your search.

 


 

Our team of insatiably curious and infallibly

customer service - ScanMyPhotos Named One of the Best Photo Services of 2018helpful digital service evaluators performed over 20 hours of research into several photo scanning services. Our goal was to find only the best, most reliable options for digitizing your photos, slides, and negatives to make it as easy as possible for you to choose between them to find the right fit. We judged these services as carefully as we would have if we were going to use them for our own photos or recommend their services to our favorite aunts.

 

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Why 3.5 Trillion Pictures Are Missing From #InstagramStories

Taking pictures for InstagramThere is a dark hole, an ocean-sized, colossal something missing from Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat Stories. Pictures!


If you have used one of these popular personalized visual newsfeeds to share your narratives using photos rather than words, you probably just posted recent pictures.  Yet, there are 3 1/2 trillion untold stories. That is how many photographs are still analog and not yet scanned.


This means a whole world is missing when you post just recent pictures to Stories. What about your decades-past adventures to revisit, once those snapshots are scanned and uploaded to your camera roll? As you share those personalized photo essays and adventures, pictures from your childhood and decades ago will enhance the experience.



fb2 300x200 - Why 3.5 Trillion Pictures Are Missing From #InstagramStoriesSure, there are loads of fun filters and effects to enhance your Stories, but there is no easy way to upload your past if your pictures are stacked away in photo albums, boxes or mildewy bins in the garage. Imagine adding masks, interactive filters, and frames to those past pictures. Was that really you with the big hair in the 1980’s disco attire?



Just as simple as creating a Story, your past pictures–transforming you back-in-time– are also a few clicks away from getting digitized. To get your history professionally scanned and uploaded to your camera roll for adding to #FacebookStories, #InstagramStories, and #SnapchatStories, this link has all the details.


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Prepare for the Worst, Expect the Best: Observing National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness MonthWe’re in the business of preservation, so when National Preparedness Month rolls around each September, we take it very seriously. Disaster can strike anywhere, at any time, and for no reason whatsoever—but we can make sure we’re prepared.


Sponsored by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month was started to encourage everyone to be proactive in our approach to disasters. In fact, each week of September has its own theme:



  • September 1-5: Flood
  • September 6-12: Wildfire
  • September 13-19: Hurricane
  • September 20-26: Power outage
  • September 27-30: Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (September 30th)

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The Demise of the Staff Photographer: Daily News Cuts Entire Department

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It is still as if we are in a nightmare as the New York Daily News, founded by Joseph Medill Patterson in 1919, fired its entire photography department and half of its newsroom staffing. It is a shocking turn on a growing trend.


Yes, newspapers are struggling, but photojournalism requires more than a smartphone. News outlets are increasingly relying on the public – requesting free photos from people on social media and sending out reporters with smartphones. Today, journalism and a free press matter more than ever.



To paraphrase President Obama’s admonition, not to boo but vote, do not just tweet about this, but join us. Our CEO is a native New Yorker and a thirty-year subscriber to the ninth-most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States. What can you do? Subscribe to the NY Daily News, and every other publication you currently view for free online. How to subscribe.


A picture is worth a thousand words, right? In 2016 one of these papers cut their photographers from the payroll Can you tell which paper’s cover photo was shot by a professional? Sports photography is a skill – capturing the best moment of the action takes years of practice and a trained eye.

 

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Are Your Family Photos Prepared For Any Disaster?

If your house caught fire tomorrow, what’s the one thing you would save? Before you decide on that difficult answer, you should know that by participating in National Preparedness Month this September, you might be able to save a lot more than just one thing.



 

 

Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month was created to encourage everyone in our nation to prepare for emergencies—whether it’s a terrorist attack, fire, earthquake or flood. Our intrepid CEO, Mitch Goldstone, is a big believer in being prepared, and it is something he has ingrained in all of us here at ScanMyPhotos. To make sure you are fully prepared, head over to Ready.gov, where you will find plenty of resources.



In addition to survival preparation, let’s take a step back to that fire question—are all of the irreplaceable items in your home safe? Most material items can be replaced, but any item with an emotional attachment could be lost forever if a disaster occurs. These items often include those old boxes and albums of family photos—it’s impossible to replace those moments in time once they’re lost.



 

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