This Week in Photo, one of the top photography podcasts is featuring the world of photo scanning and a behind-the-scenes discussion with our CEO, Mitch Goldstone at ScanMyPhotos.com with Frederick Van Johnson.
This Week in Photography (TWiP) is a weekly photography podcast. TWiP recorded its first show at the 2008 MacWorld Expo, launching on January 28, 2008, and is consistently ranked as the #1 photography podcast on iTunes.
The show is co-hosted by Frederick Van Johnson and Alex Lindsay with contributors Scott Bourne, Ron Brinkmann, Frederick Johnson, and Steve Simon. In addition to the contributors, the show features regular guest contributors including photographers Nicole Young and Sara France.
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Excerpt: Mitch Goldstone of ScanMyPhotos.com joins me to discuss the ins-and-outs of scanning in today’s high-tech world. Is scanning still relevant? What is the state-of-the-art? And what are some pitfalls that you should be aware of when choosing a company to entrust your precious family archives to.
Mitch, leading ScanMyPhotos.com commercialized professionally digitizing photo and other imaging content and the company, headquartered in Irvine, CA has scanned 600 million pictures.
The company is passionate about preserving pictures so they are not ruined from natural disasters, as was profiled in this Weather Channel segment.
Highlights from This Week in Photo: Understanding The Art of Photo Scanning. State of the photo digitization industry
- 600 million photographs digitized by ScanMyPhotos
- 3 ½ trillion still-analog photos
- Billions of pictures have been ruined due to natural disasters
- Average household has about 5,500 analog snapshots
- Economics of using a flatbed DIY scanner costs, costs hundreds of dollars before your first picture is digitized
- Digitized images are archived as DVD data discs, 8GB flash drives or instant uploading
- Core competency was super-fast, so now it is same-day scanning for the express scanning service.
- Pictures are at risk if you don’t digitize, due to natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes
- Working to help photo-sharing apps secure older users to have them digitize and upload their decades of pictures
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