CNET: “6 ways to protect your precious photos if disaster strikes

“Here’s how to protect everything from the portrait of your great grandmother to your dad’s dorky high school yearbook photo.” Reported by Shelby Brown


Hurricane preparedness tips from CNET: ”When a natural disaster hits and your possessions are lost or destroyed, people sometimes offer the phrase “things can be replaced” as comfort. 6 ways to protect your precious photos if disaster strikes”



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If using an app isn’t cutting it, you can turn to a professional service. ScanMyPhotos, located in Irvine, California, offers physical photo scanningnegative scanning and slide scanning. You can mail the company a box of photos to restore or the website can transfer VHS media and 8mm film to DVD to save old home-movies.


 

Depending on your photo-scanning needs, the site has different options to get the job done. If you don’t have that many photos, scans start at 8 cents each. If you’re getting close to 2,000 photos, the $145-prepaid box is the best idea. Pack the box, send it off and after the project is complete, you’ll get the box back with electronic copies of your scans and a book listing your photos. CNET editor Kent German tried out ScanMyPhotos to digitize



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