World Traveler, Artist, and Proud Owner of Over 50,000 Print Photos Takes the Scanning Plunge

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You might think you have a lot of print photos sitting in your attic or closet, but how many do you really have? We often hear customers say they are working on scanning 1,000, 3,000 and sometimes even up to 10,000 print photos they have laying around, but this is the first time, in a long time, where one customer shared with us that she has over 50,000 print photos in her possession that she needs to have scanned.


And why wouldn’t she? ScanMyPhotos customer Margaret Hoybach has an incredible eye for capturing beautiful things so taking thousands and thousands of pictures over the course of her lifetime was as natural to her as breathing.

Margaret is a born artist. She sees the beauty in so many moments that even aside from her predilection for photography, she is also an accomplished watercolorist. But it wasn’t Margaret’s artistic nature that led her to discover ScanMyPhotos, it was actually a labor of love.

“My son recommended ScanMyPhotos as I was trying to create a collage of photos to use at my 50 year anniversary. I was going through my 50,000 photos and trying to narrow it down to 125 that showcased my life and my husband’s. I’m 73 with three children and six grandchildren. Plus, my husband was military and we were always traveling, so I had plenty of reasons to take lots and lots of pictures. And this was before digital. I’ve kept so many of the print photos and don’t like to throw any of them out so it was like an archaeology dig to find the right pictures for the anniversary party.”

Margaret managed to find the perfect photos for the party and was very happy with the results from ScanMyPhotos.

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Margaret, the artist, in her natural habitat.

“After seeing how wonderful it was with 125 I sent in, I wrote to ScanMyPhotos to thank them for helping me. We were getting close to crunch time for the party when I finally sent them to get scanned but it worked out perfectly. We got the photos back in time and they were wonderful. Everybody loved them. The slideshow we created featured baby pictures of me and my husband up until we got married and then our married life with all kids, including some of the places we traveled.

We kept the slideshow of these photos going on a loop throughout the party. And, before I sent the pictures to ScanMyPhotos, I was one of those people who thought I couldn’t trust anyone with my pictures but I am so happy I trusted ScanMyPhotos because they just did such a great job.”

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Coming Soon to ScanMyPhotos: a Unique Travel Surprise

planning1 300x200 - Coming Soon to ScanMyPhotos: a Unique Travel Surprise Next ‘new-new’ thing in personalized tech/travel experiences as your family surprises you at your hotel, cruise cabin or airline seat with your lifetime of photos digitized, uploaded to view during your journey.

Through tech innovations and creative new ways to celebrate your family is with photos. Coming soon is a unique way to unite travelers with their nostalgic pictures., which has digitized 600 million pictures and is a new conduit and gateway to share photo content in a unique way.

planning3 300x225 - Coming Soon to ScanMyPhotos: a Unique Travel SurprisePicture this: a new, personalized tech experience as people are surprised with a gift so special that they’ll cry (happy tears), and watch and enjoy for hours!  As you enter your cabin on a cruise ship, hotel room, or sit back in flight at your assigned seat, the magic begins. A personalized welcome message appears, you sign in and become surprised as you watch your lifetime of newly digitized photos uploaded to view during your journey.

As hefty ‘resort fees, to checked luggage charges have become the consternation for travelers, this unique Photo Entertainment Experience is priceless and one-of-a-kind.

planning4 300x200 - Coming Soon to ScanMyPhotos: a Unique Travel SurpriseIt is a new revenue generator for hotels, airlines and cruise ships to personalize your experience. This new service from is launching to connect people with a travel photo package ordered online to celebrate special events.

The process: gather your family or friends’ decades-past photos, have digitize all to upload. and link to a special online experience by entering the guest’s destination, hotel, airline or cruise itinerary to surprise them.

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How to Pack Photos for Scanning & Shipping to ScanMyPhotos

Instructions for Preparing Photos For Scanning

Get out your shoeboxes and storage bins packed to the gills with photos of friends, family, and long-ago events, and we professionally preserve everything for you on an archival DVD, 8 GB flash drive or sent online o view all.

Our popular prepaid photo scanning service allows you to choose $170 for 72dpi (standard); $295 for 150dpi (social media);  $310 for 300dpi (archival) and $355 for 600dpi (professional) resolution photo scanning. Free delivery includes your returned digital media. If you want your pictures returned too, it’s $24.95 extra per box.scanned.



ScanMyPhotos corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA

After you place your order, we’ll send you a prepaid box that you can fill up (on average, the box will hold about 1,800 standard 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 corporate headquarters in Irvine, California, and handled with the greatest of care by trained professionals.

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How Threatening a Boycott of #CES2019 Can End Tariff Trade War

Boycotting CES Advocacy Campaign to Halt President Trump’s Trade War Launched by California Entrepreneur Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CASince 1990, has attended and even addressed the (formerly) Consumer Electronics Show, now rebranded as International CES. “CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years.”

cesMGsign - How Threatening a Boycott of #CES2019 Can End Tariff Trade War CEO, Mitch Goldstone at CES


As staunch advocates for business and consumer issues, it is with foreboding consternation that we call for and challenge all international exhibitors and attendees to threaten a boycott of CES next January in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

How a Threatened CES Boycott by International Tech Exhibitors and Attendees Can Result in Deescalating the Trade Tariff Battle

IMG 4219 - How Threatening a Boycott of #CES2019 Can End Tariff Trade WarAccording to the South China Morning Post, one-third of all exhibitors attending CES in Las Vegas hail from China. Along with other international exhibitors like Samsung Group and LG Electronics, they underscore the impact to our nation if an international boycott would occur in January 2019, during the world’s largest consumer technology trade show.

Rather than inflicting rebuttal counterattacks against President Trump’s trade war protectionism, long time business and consumer activist Mitch Goldstone has a plan.  If International manufacturers pledge to boycott CES and call attention to the sparring tariff wars, where consumers are ultimately impacted due to rising prices, a quick resolution will transpire.

Video and text by The Atlantic: “With the onset of Trump’s trade war, diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China—the world’s largest and second-largest economies, respectively—have reached a crisis point. Yasheng Huang, a political economist, MIT professor, and the author of Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics argues that “a trade war would negatively affect the interest of U.S. consumers, companies, and the financial system of the United States.

IMG 4220 - How Threatening a Boycott of #CES2019 Can End Tariff Trade WarCan one person resolve the international trade war with a single idea? “Yes,” says Goldstone, CEO of, who has a record of very large advocacy campaigns. From winning the largest antitrust litigation in U.S. history against the banks and credit card companies to battling Facebook over its data breaches and photo privacy, Trump’s trade war is Goldstone’s next target.

Last year, ScanMyPhotos was involved with the national campaign to draw attention to CES’ diversity problem: “With No Women Keynote Speakers, Does CES Have a Diversity Problem?” (Adweek: By Lauren Johnson | December 5, 2017).

IMG 4220 - How Threatening a Boycott of #CES2019 Can End Tariff Trade War“Currently, the response to raising tariffs on imported goods is to respond with more counter tariffs. By launching this social media campaign–calling for a widespread CES boycott by international exhibitors if the Trump administration does not walk back its tariff battle can work. It must as the alternative will damage global competitiveness,” says Goldstone.


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Accuweather: Protect Cherished, Irreplaceable Photos Before Natural Disasters

Hurricane preparedness tips - Accuweather: Protect Cherished, Irreplaceable Photos Before Natural DisastersImagine if your lifetime of irreplaceable photographs, representing the window on your family history were all lost?

The focus on this Accuweather profile explains why there is a one hundred percent guarantee pictures will not be lost if digitized.

Excerpts from the Accuweather story, by Ashley Williams

Imagine returning home after a major storm wreaked havoc on your neighborhood to discover not only that your house has suffered significant damage, but also that your precious family photos are unrecognizable due to mud, rain or floodwater.

It’s a reality for many people who have gone through natural disasters including wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes.

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Evacuation Checklist: How to get your family out safely in the face of an imminent disaster

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NEWS: $6.2 Billion Settlement Win, Statement by ScanMyPhotos

Welcome. Some personal news that is now national. If you’ve been following our advocacy over the past 13-years as we led the challenge against the banks and credit card companies over their fees, it is over. Details follow on the $6.2 billion merchant interchange fees settlement.

Visa, Mastercard $6.2 Billion Settlement Announced

ScanMyPhotos corpoate headquarters in Irvine 1 300x138 - NEWS: $6.2 Billion Settlement Win, Statement by ScanMyPhotosThis multi-billion dollar victory involved many and will help millions. Just as Neil Armstrong’s giant leap was much more than about one person. His legacy was forged from decades of toil by many. This moment captures a similar degree of celebration. It embraces the shared lesson that one person with an idea to advocate on behalf of every American business and consumer can create profound changes. Together, many helped fix a broken system and recover billions of dollars for millions of class members.

The justification for credit card fees had become as antiquated as the technology used by the Apollo lunar mission. Those 1960’s designed manual credit card imprinters and thick carbon copy receipts were the basis for merchant interchange fees. What used to be fee-based became greed-based. Just as rotary-dial pay phones turned into smartphones, and Apollo morphed into SpaceX, this settlement is also a giant leap towards a fair payment system.

IMG 4107 - NEWS: $6.2 Billion Settlement Win, Statement by ScanMyPhotos When, as a lead plaintiff, filed the federal litigation against the banks and credit card companies back in 2005, our concerns targeted price-fixing and anti-competitive credit card merchant fees. We knew antitrust cases can go on for many years and require extraordinary efforts. However, we never thought the case would go on for 13-years and result in massive structural transformations to the credit card industry.

Like millions of businesses, we too knew there were problems within the credit card industry and aware that in some foreign countries, including Australia, governments had investigated potential anti-competitive activities in the credit card market. Other countries had begun to take steps to regulate that activity.

But, given the different politics in the United States, it was unrealistic to expect that we could persuade the government to step in and regulate interchange fees. This is how the banks take a hefty cut off the top of every credit and debit card transaction.

The fact that ScanMyPhotos was able to do so as part of a lobbying team to persuade Congress to enact the Durbin Amendment—setting limits on debit card interchange rates in 2010—was also a tribute to the hard work by many. Having often traveled to New York City and Washington D.C, our trips substantially raised the profile of this issue on Capitol Hill and with the courts.

IMG 4108 - NEWS: $6.2 Billion Settlement Win, Statement by ScanMyPhotosWhen fellow merchants ask why we included the big banks as defendants in the litigation, we explained that once caught, the infamous bank robber, Willie Sutton from more than a century ago, was asked by a reporter, “Willie, why do you rob banks? And he replied, “Because that is where the money is.”

The reason we sued the banks along with Visa and MasterCard was we knew that the payment card networks, which had been created and controlled by the banks, could never escape from the clutches of the banks unless all faced the same kind of litigation risk that the networks did.

Shortly after the litigation commenced, Visa and Mastercard separated from the banks by going public. Both formed an independent board of directors. Prior, the same banks controlled both and fixed prices between the two card associations, which were effectively one.

On Tuesday, a $6.2 billion settlement was reached. Follow along as updates occur.

A sampling of news profiles and prior media insights:

Digital Transactions
Los Angeles Times
Yahoo News
Bloomberg News
Inc Magazine

Now, back to scanning pictures.


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