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Mother’s Day Photo Scanning Gift Idea

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Forget flowers and chocolates on May 12th. This Mother’s Day how about something that will be remembered forever. Order prepaid fill-the-box scanning bonus package from ScanMyPhotos.com. All orders are mailed via U.S. Priority Mail on the same business day it is received. All photos are scanned and mailed back within days and instant same day cloud uploading is included, along with a DVD and USB flash drive


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Click here to order right now and save 20 %. You can easily choose all the extras, such as our Crystal Diamond Photo Enhancement, extra DVDs, keep all pictures scanned in order…


Your prepaid box will be mailed to all the special mom’s on your list, or any other recipients you choose (all boxes must be mailed to one the same address).


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Consumer Alert: ScanMyPhotos Reveals You May Be Wasting Money Scanning Pictures

In today’s all-digital world, consumer demand and a new tech innovation led to one cent photo scanning

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ScanMyPhotos.com Announces One Cent Photo Scanning


Photo Scanning and the 300 vs 600 DPI Myth


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Unless your car requires premium-grade high-octane gasoline, you are wasting money. Pumping the higher-priced premium fuel when your vehicle requires regular is a cash guzzler.


The same is true when it comes to digitizing pictures. The actuality is like premium gasoline, ultra-high photo scanning resolutions are not always required.


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According to ScanMyPhotos.com, which has digitized 600 million pictures, if you are just uploading newly scanned photographs to social media photo-sharing apps, you are squandering your money.



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After asking 480 recent customers how they shared their scanned snapshots, nearly 80 percent revealed they just post to sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snap, and Twitter.


If you drive a high-performance car or are a professional photographer archivist, the top grade is the way to go. For photo scanning at ScanMyPhotos.com, the three digitization resolution grades are 150 dpi (1 cent each), 300 dpi (8 cents) and 600 dpi (16 cents). Compare this to buying a DIY scanner which may cost $600 before the time and labor of digitizing a single photo. Or outsourcing where prices range from 40 cents to a dollar and according to PC Magazine [April 8, 2019, “Get Organized: How to Scan Your Old Photos,”] may take months to return.


ScanMyPhotos.com Launches One Cent Photo Scanning


Inspired after being profiled in Oprah Magazine for the top ways to declutter your home by digitizing pictures, an idea was hatched.


If you heard the term the “Oprah Effect,” it is real and powerful. Many readers responded by explaining they had 5,000 and 10,000 pre-digital photos. They sought a more economical way to digitally preserve their nostalgic family history.


After 6 weeks of testing, the feedback led to ScanMyPhotos.com being the first photo digitization service to launch a new way to unclutter decades of analog photographs with photo scanning as low as one cent each. The lessons from billions of pictures destroyed by hurricanes and wildfires were also the foundation for an urgency to pioneer a new way to affordably protect photos.


Mitch Goldstone, ScanMyPhotos.com CEO explained “The photo scanning resolution paradox is just like choosing which gasoline grade to pump. Do you know anyone who uses high-octane premium gas in their car even though it only requires regular? The same is happening when scanning photos. Too many people are having their pictures digitized at the highest super-premium resolution when they may only be uploading their photographs to social media sites.”


Just like at gas stations, ScanMyPhotos.com, the photo digitization experts, do feature all three grades from 150, 300 and 600 dpi with instant ordering online. There is a $40 minimum charge that is applied to the order which means if 4,000 photos are scanned without any add-on enhanced services, the cost is $40. Among the most popular add-on features are same-day scanning and instant uploading of the digitized pictures.


Background: ScanMyPhotos.com has professionally preserved 600 million happy memories, milestones, and special events for its customers since 1990. The photo digitizing company specializes in photo, 35mm slide, and negative film scanning. All photo digitization and fulfillment are professionally performed on-site at the ScanMyPhotos.com corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA.


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Give a Mother’s Day Gift that’s Truly Touching

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. If you’ve been searching for the perfect gift, you can find inspiration from AARP The Magazine’s Gift Guide. ScanMyPhotos.com is on this list (read by 37 million subscribers) and among the latest tech gadgets to “convert old photos to digital files.”  Now, ScanMyPhotos Egift certificates are also easily ordered online to give to all the mom’s in your life.  It’s an easy way to help mom preserve precious memories and a lifetime of love.


Flowers have always been a great accompaniment to Mother’s Day gifts. 

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Mother’s Day Flower Sale, Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA along Brownsville Rd. ca 1993


Photography Tip


The best way to photograph flat artwork is to use natural light. If possible, bring the piece outside and find an open but slightly shady area. The shade helps protects the artwork from sun damage or curling. Read more…


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Capturing the Moment: 5 Photos to Take on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is May 12th and it’s a perfect opportunity to take family photos that will last for a lifetime of memories. Whether you are a mom or love someone who is a mom, take the time to record the moment, and then get back to celebrating your favorite ladies. Here’s a list of five shots to plan for during the special day.

 

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How do you remove a photo stuck to glass? Here are some ideas.

 

Have you ever had a photograph in a frame for so long that it has become stuck to the glass and can’t figure out how to get it off?


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I’ve collected the three most common DIY tips from around the web that I found while I searched for my own solution to this problem. Just like most everything in life, everyone has an opinion and what worked for me, may not work for you and only do what you are comfortable doing with your photos. These may or may not work for you so proceed with caution.


We have loads of other helpful photography tips here


BEFORE YOU START, MAKE A COPY

First and foremost, before you do ANYTHING, make a digital backup of the image. If something goes wrong while you are trying to peel the photo off, the picture could be ruined. You will either need to locate the negative to make a new one or, even worse, if there is no negative, the picture will be lost forever.


There are two methods to create a digital backup. The first is to use a flatbed scanner and scan the image with a high resolution (at minimum 600dpi). While this is the easier of the two options, depending on the scanner, it may not scan as sharp since the photo is not directly on the scanner glass, instead, it has a second piece of glass between the scanner and the photo. This results in the photo not being on the exact focal point for the scanner and can lead to a soft image instead of a nice crisp image.

 


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The second method is to use an SLR camera to take a picture of the image. This is a bit more difficult since it is nearly impossible to take a photo exactly perpendicular to the picture so the slight angle will create a small bit of distortion. If you have Photoshop, this is an easy fix, however. The second challenge is making sure there is nothing reflecting off the glass while maintaining enough light to get a good picture. I did this outside, in the afternoon with the sun to my left. With me looking straight down, the sun reflected at an angle onto the glass with an exit reflection to the side. This is definitely more work to use this method, but if you have thick glass, the camera can focus on the print instead of the glass, unlike the scanner.





 

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Avoid light exposure

Of course, there is a third option. Take the photo to your local scanning company and have them scan the photo for you. We have seen this in the past and had success creating a suitable digital backup of the photo before the customer tries to remove the photo. You may not be local to ScanMyPhotos but we are international and digitize as much as 300,000 photos each day.



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REMOVING THE PRINT FROM THE GLASS

There are a number of suggestions out there but I will first dive into what worked for us.
HEAT – Using the low heat setting, take a hair dryer and blow warm air about 4-5 inches away from the back of the print. This heats up the area between the photo and glass and loosened the hold on the photo. We were able to pull back a small corner and then slowly continue the process until the whole photo was removed unharmed but a little curled (nothing putting it under a heavy book for a while won’t cure).


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WATER – Soak the photo and glass in water, preferably warm water for a color photo. Mike, a Senior Member of the RetouchPro.com forum writes,


“Done a bunch of this!I have found that just plain water is a good place to start with any photograph that says 1930 or newer. Depending on what the customer says and what I see, we usually make a copy of the photo before we start the process, just in case we run into something bad. Soaking in plain water will work pretty well if the print has not been on the glass for a long time. Sometimes we get photos in where they have been on the glass for what appears to be decades or something and those can be a real problem. For those, I add PhotoFlo to the water. Photoflo is a thick liquid you add to the final rinse when developing film. It breaks the waters surface tension on the film and seems to help the water penetrate into the paper emulsion that is stuck to the glass. One would not want to use a hair dryer on one of these. It seems that getting a print wet, then having it stick to the glass and then dry is about the worst thing that can happen. These are much easier to do if the prints are still damp when you get them. Very often I let the print soak for hours and sometimes days. However, you really have to watch them so they just don’t dissolve on you (remember the copy made before you started?)”


COLD – Freeze the photo and glass. Take photo and glass out of the frame and wrap in some newspaper to protect it from damage. Place it in Freezer for an hour, wearing rubber gloves to protect hands in event glass breaks, remove photo and glass from the freezer, and open the paper, gently pull up on the corner of the photo, it should come away from the glass. If it still doesn’t, use a credit card and insert card between glass and photo and pry, gently, very gently, to separate the two. Moisture got between glass and photo that’s why they are stuck together so freezing it makes is no longer sticky.


One thing to note is that every situation is different and what works for one person on one photo may not work for another. Personally, I would be comfortable using the hair dryer or the freezer method for amateurs and leave the wet process for the professionals that have experience in a dark room.


PREVENT FUTURE OCCURRENCES


One last tip to prevent future occurrences, make sure valued photographs are placed in frames with an archival quality photo-safe mat. This adds necessary space between the glass and the object, and a buffer for humidity, which caused it to stick to the glass in the first place. This article from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is a great reference on how frame documents and other works of art.


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