How One Road Trip Led to a Quest to Build a Family Archive

Ever dream of traveling the country to experience each region’s unique lifestyle and cuisine, take in the grandeur of the national parks, and soak up everything our major cities have to offer?


Well, one of our customers, Seth Johnson, did just that with his wife – and that trip was the reason they got their photos scanned. While most people might get their photos scanned after a major trip, they had their photos scanned beforehand. When he explained why, it made perfect sense:


“My wife and I got married in our mid-30s, and we both had a large number of photos. Two years after we got married, we decided to move out of our house and into an airstream trailer and travel around the country. We didn’t have room to take much with us, but we knew if we had our photos scanned we could take them. So we did! They were sitting on a hard drive, and we’d plug the hard drive into Apple TV and watch our photos.”


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Happy #WorldBackupDay—Let’s Pledge to Keep Our Files Safe

“The most expensive part of any computer is its data—are you backing up?”

 
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BONUS: Pay just one cent each to digitize your photos during #WorldBackupDay®


The gang here at ScanMyPhotos takes digital storage and backing up best practices very seriously—especially when it comes to the irreplaceable sentimental value of your photos and film. While we have professionally digitized 600 million pictures (this fast), there are still trillions more to preserve and backup.


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That is why we are excited to see the hashtag #WorldBackupDay (r) trending. features editor at EWeek profiled many smart ways to help back up your files. Excerpt:


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Take a few minutes on this day, check and see if all the photos in your smartphone are being backed up to a cloud service such as Google, Dropbox or iCloud. Oh, and back up important docs, too. Many people do not own scanners to store physical images. A good way to scan and store them can be found at ScanMyPhotos.com, which will scan and store online photos, slides, negative and videos and has been doing it since 1990.



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For #WorldBackupDay pay just one cent each to have your pre-digital pictures scanned.


The official #WorldBackupDay website clearly (and cleverly) explains the premise for the observance by stating, “Don’t be an April Fool. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.” This makes for an easy day for us to remember each year.




So, if you don’t want to lose any memories, data, important files and pictures take the #WorldBackupDay pledge and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.




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But let’s not stop with just one day either! This day should serve as a ribbon around your finger—a reminder that we should be backing up our precious data on a regular basis throughout the year.

 

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Podcast: The Simple Mistake And The Long Lost Letter

Tales From The Pictures We Saved – The Simple Mistake And The Long Lost Letter

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Welcome to the world of photo scannings Tales From the Pictures We Saved podcast.

We’ve spent the past 29 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 episode, we explore the story of ScanMyPhotos customer Melissa Mayberry.

As Melissa went through the photo scanning process, she found that a simple mistake led to a beautiful and touching moment in her life.

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6 Tips To Preserve Old Photos For Future Generations To Enjoy: Expectations vs. Reality

Preserve Old Photos The most popular method for storing old photos is one of the most damaging. That’s right, stuffing a box with photos, negatives, and/or slides and packing it away in the basement is like turning your memories into a ticking time bomb.

 

If you want to keep your photos safe from disaster and away from the ravages of time, then it’s time to properly store them. The following tips will help you preserve old photos so that they will be around for many years to come.

Use care when handling

 

It’s highly recommended to use cotton gloves when handling photos. There are unseen oils and dirt on our hands that could do some serious damage to prints over time. If you can’t use gloves, then delicately handle the photos at the edges when moving them around.

 

You should also keep your preservation project in an area that’s neat and clean, and away from damaging lights, extreme temperatures or humidity, smoke, foods or liquids. Imagine you’re an archivist handling ancient and precious materials—photos require that same kind of delicacy. While you may not see the damage right away, improper handling can wreak havoc on your photos over time.

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The Next Big Thing in The Best Ways To Store Printed Photos

Art WallAll of you ScanMyPhotos fans know that the best way to preserve photos is by photo scanning.


Scan printed photos once, and you have digital copies that can be easily reproduced and shared at any time. But what about all of those printed photos you still have?


You might as well store and display them in a way that will preserve them – after all, they are the originals and you can still enjoy them while they are in good shape.



image1 1 223x300 - The Next Big Thing in The Best Ways To Store Printed PhotosI did a little research to find the best ways to store and display printed photos, and here’s what I found (thank you National Archives!):


Use a mat when framing photos


Ever have a framed photo stick to the glass? This a very common occurrence, and it happens when the humidity gets into the frame. Unfortunately, it’s not always fixable (though a photo conservationist might be able to help). When you frame photos, use an archival quality photo-safe mat, which will add space between the glass and the photo.


Choose a cool, dry place for storage


Store your photos in the coolest and driest spot in your home, as dampness causes photos to stick together (and promotes mold growth on them – yuck!). It goes without saying that your finished basement is out unless it is dehumidified. Instead, choose a closet where an upper-level temperature stays pretty constant and cool throughout the year.

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