Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70


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One of the most common questions asked is how quickly can you digitize my pictures? Often this is for a memorial service, last-minute anniversary gift or to rush and protect pictures from natural disasters. The answer is as quick as the same day.


Express FASTScan Photo Scanning Package – Pay Just $70 (when you use promo code: “VIPDeal”)


  • This deal was discounted 40% to just $125 to professionally digitize up to 1,000 standard 4×6” photo snapshots to 300 dpi JPEG images on a standard DVD data disc.
  • See below for details on express same-day scanning. This order includes instant same-day uploading of your files to you. Free USPS Priority Mail return shipping and handling and return tracking for the original photos and data disc DVDs (a $19.95 value). Many popular add-on featured services are available including other-size photos, flash drives, color-correction, return delivery tracking and more when you order at the time of purchase. *See below details for same-day scanning.
  • How to prepare your pictures for scanning.
  • You are responsible for paying to mail your pictures to us and we recommend using the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail Flat-Rate box. We cover the return S/H cost to you.

How to Redeem Your 1,000 4″x”6 Scan Voucher


ScanMyPhotos corpoate headquarters in Irvine 300x138 - Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70Purchase this deal online and print your invoice to include with your order. Your completed order form must be included in the box along with your photos. Your original photos will be returned along with your DVD data disc. Additional Add-on products are available, including USB flash drives.

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Must view and comply with the Photo Preparation Procedures before shipping your order. How to Pack your Photos for Scanning & Shipping to


IMG 4552 300x182 - Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70On the order form, you will find a bevy of additional options to enhance your final scans. Order the additional options at the time of purchasing this deal. During checkout, you will have the option to select any additional services.


IMPORTANT: LIMIT 8 Express Photo-Scanning Packages Per Address. This service is exclusively for online, mail-in only, and positively cannot be used for any walk-in services, for any reason or applied to prior orders. Photo scanning only.  




*BONUS: Get Same Day Scanning Included With Your Order. Just type “Same day scanning” under special instructions. If received by 11 AM (PT), your order will be scanned the same business day it is received. If received afterward, please add one more business day. Some conditions apply including delays due to holidays, weather and other issues. While we cannot warrantee same-day scanning, we do make every effort to scan the same day your order is received.  


Standard 4×6″ photographs only. Other sizes and options are available for an additional price. Not valid towards any other digitizing services. Terms may change without notice. Promotional value expires 6 months after your order is placed (unless prohibited by law).  Order today, but do not rush sending in your pictures, but do so within 6 months from your purchase date. Promotional value cannot be combined with other offers. Purchase, use and acceptance of this package constitutes acceptance of all terms.


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Massive NYC Flooding Led to Millions of Damaged Photographs. DON’T PANIC!

8 Ways to Fix Water Damaged Photos

When water damage from flooding due to natural disasters strikes, Don’t panic!

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Nearly 65% of all customer support questions today at ScanMyPhotos are related to the epic New York City flooding. This is far from unusual, as after each hurricane and wildfire the same questions arise. While we have digitized 600 million pictures, over the years, when disaster strikes journalists and the national media reaches out AFTERWARDS for advice on how to protect pictures. The simple answer is PLAN AHEAD.  

The questions are all related. How to restore photos to fix heavily damaged pictures due to water damage? Millions of pictures were wiped out, destroyed from the battering flash floods that hit Brooklyn and neighboring Queens, New York.

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Whether it is from a natural disaster, humidity or severe contact with water, water-damaged pictures can be cured — ScanMyPhotos is an expert on digitizing and restoration pictures


This scene from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is a reminder of why everyone must be prepared and plan ahead. After the storm hits is too late.

Tips if your house was flooded from natural disasters, a hurricane storm surge or mildew to fix your pictures

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Accuweather: Protect Cherished, Irreplaceable Photos Before Natural Disasters. Imagine 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 100% guarantee pictures will not be lost if digitized.

Whether your house was flooded from storm surges or caught fire from a sweeping firestorm, your prized photos have probably suffered from water damage. The first rule of handling water-damaged photos is don’t panic!  You may be able to salvage many or all of your pictures. You might want to contact a photo conservation professional or consult a book on the subject, but here are a few tips:

8 Tips for Restoring Water Damaged Photos

  • Don’t let the photos dry out! As your photographs dry, they will stick to each other and any other materials they may be in contact with. You’ll find it impossible to pull them apart without causing potentially irreparable damage.

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  • Get to work as soon as possible. Your photographs shouldn’t stay wet for more than two or three days. Now is a good time to recommend having a friend (or photo restoration expert) scan the images before you try pulling anything apart or before doing anything that will further damage the photos.


  • Prepare space to work. While you’re working on your photos, store them in a container full of cold, clean tap water; the colder the better. Don’t add chlorine to the water, but change the water every day. The chlorine in tap water is enough to prevent the growth of fungi and other biological threats.


  • Water is actually part of the restoration process. Rinse your photos in a container of cold, clear running water. Don’t run the water directly onto the photos, because that could damage the chemical emulsion, causing permanent damage. Keep rinsing them until the run-off water is clear.
  • Take your time with this archival project. Carefully remove your photographs or negatives from the water, taking the smallest quantity possible. Pull them out of their wrappers and gently separate them. DO NOT FORCE THEM APART. Separate as many as possible before returning them to the cold water and starting on another batch. Repeat the separate-soak cycle as many times as necessary. However, sometimes you may not be able to separate materials without forcing the issue. In those cases, you will probably have to just accept the corresponding damage.


  • Now, add water. Once your materials are separated, store them in water until you can wash them individually, using cold, clean running water. Use cotton balls, a soft cotton cloth or a soft foam rubber brush to remove foreign objects if needed. Rinse your photographs or negatives one more time after cleaning is complete.


  • The drying process. Hang-dry prints and negatives from a clothesline. Make sure they will not be exposed to dust. As an option, special solutions are available that facilitate uniform, spot-free drying when applied to negatives and slides.


  • Use weights to flatten the pictures. If your prints curl while drying, wet the paper side (NOT the emulsion picture side) with a moist sponge and place each one between two pieces of acid-free paper or photo blotters, and leave them under a flat, heavy object for a day or two.

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Well Connected Mom Shares Tips to Digitize Pictures

New report shares how to digitize your pictures


Do you have tons of photos sitting around that you wish you could digitize? It’s easier to digitize old photos than ever before. We’ll tell you how to get started. Yes, that’s me, probably around 5 years old. There’s a lot you can tell about a person in a picture…or perhaps, in this case, my parents!

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 Use a scanning service. The Internet is full of scanning companies who will scan your loose pictures.  A company like ScanMyPhotos, has been around for 20 years, located nearly in my backyard in Irvine, CA.

They’ll send you a 11″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″ box to fill with your pictures (can fill with nearly 1,800 photos).  Send it back and they will scan them all and send it back in 300 dpi True Color for $278.95, including shipping your pictures along with the DVD back to you.



If you’re nervous about mailing your photos, you can go directly to ScanMyPhotos in Irvine, CA, if you live nearby.



If this price sounds high to you, just for kicks, I visited to see what their pricing would be for 1,800 photos.  I did the math and their price came to over $576!  Yikes.

ABOUT: Lori Cunningham, digital lifestyle expert, and editor at is always looking to find new ways technology can help her with her over-scheduled life. She started Well Connected Mom to share her passion for technology with other moms who love technology or may be intimidated by it. reviews gadgets, websites, and other technology products to decrease the learning curve of using these products while increasing interest for moms. Click to subscribe.

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Why We All Need to Observe Fire Prevention Week

fire prevention2019 has seen more than its fair share of natural disasters—floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and several unprecedented wildfires.  While all of these occurrences could spell disaster for your home and precious memories, we wanted to take this time to get a jump on Fire Prevention Week, which occurs the second week of October.


Fire prevention is essential when it comes to keeping your home, valuables, and family safe. And even if you live in an area not affected by wildfires, you’ll still want to prepare. But before we dive into the prevention tips, let’s take a look at the facts first. has created the ultimate list of fire prevention tips, thanks to safety experts from the National Fire Protection Association, the Institue for Childhood Preparedness and more.

Fire prevention statistics


According to the U.S. Fire Administration:


  • The U.S. suffered a reported 11.6 billion dollar loss from fires and fire damage.  (This doesn’t even cover the emotional loss of irreplaceable or sentimental items)
  • The areas where most fires occurred were outside (41%) and residential (30%), whereas nonresidential, vehicle, and other areas made up less than half when combined.


  • The leading cause of residential fires:
    • 51% Cooking
    • 8% Heating
    • 4% Electrical malfunction
    • 4% Unintentional, careless


Quick tips on preventing residential fires


  • Install smoke detectors throughout your home—especially in the areas in which you sleep. If you already have smoke detectors installed, schedule a test every month to ensure they are working properly.


  • Since electrical malfunctions make up 6.8% of residential fires, it’s a good idea to have your electrical system inspected by a qualified expert electrician.


  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your home and make sure it is easily accessible.


  • Know how to put out a grease fire. This article from Kitchen offers an excellent step-by-step breakdown on what to do.


  • Map out an evacuation plan with your family.


  • Protect your valuables in a fire-safe container or lockbox. When it comes to photos, we also recommend you scan and digitize the originals. This will ensure the images will never truly be gone.


  • Clear away clutter. Should a fire break out, stacks of old paper and boxes of forgotten items only serve to act as kindling. Make sure you are periodically going through your things and clearing away anything you no longer need.


This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Did you know?
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have,giving everyone enough time to get out.

Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.

For more fire prevention, preparedness and safety tips, please visit the American Red Cross and FEMA’s

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10 Tips From the Neat Freak on How to Organize and Store Your Print and Digital Photos

“Attics are notoriously bad places to store things.” – Perri Kersh, Neat Freak


10 Tips From the Neat Freak on How to Organize and Store Your Print and Digital PhotosWant the inside scoop from a professional organizer on the best way to store your print and digital photos? We caught up with ScanMyPhotos customer Perri Kersh, who has been helping people organize their lives through her company, Neat Freak, since 2005 (you can find Perri on Twitter – she shares lots of great tips every day!).


Before you run-up to the attic to haul out your grandmother’s photo albums, read through Perri’s tips so you know the best place to store them:


1. Break the photo-organization task into small, manageable chunks


I work with a lot of clients who have inherited boxes of old photos from parents and grandparents. I recommend that people break the task of organizing them down into manageable chunks. Unless you are retired, you don’t have 8 hours a day to organize photos!

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