ScanMyPhotos Scores With Penny-Photo Scanning

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Excerpt reposted from the original article written by Gary Pageau, Dead Pixel Society:


onecentNEW 300x200 - ScanMyPhotos Scores With Penny-Photo ScanningLongtime photo industry entrepreneur Mitch Goldstone knows the value of PR and publicity. Whether it was starting out as a one-hour processing lab and boutique photo store in Irvine, Calif., and later pivoting to bulk photo digitization services, Goldstone has been able to gain national attention from influencers like David Pogue, Jefferson Graham, and even OprahThe New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and many other national media profiles have reported on ScanMyPhotos. Martha Stewart just profiled us in “Martha Stewart Living.”


In fact, it was a mention on the Oprah Magazine website that kicked off the concept. Citing the “Oprah Effect” – where enormous attention is paid to small businesses mentioned by the superstar – Goldstone decided to try the one-penny per scan offer after more than 3,700 people took tried the initial 1-cent promo. Of course, there are caveats: The scans are “72-dpi “social media” quality, with higher-quality scans available for an upcharge. Other add-on services include same-day scanning and instant uploading. “Same-day scanning and instant uploading” means the same day the order is received, it is scanned and uploaded.


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“We beta tested this to refine the process,” says Goldstone. “It took five or six weeks. The average order now is 4,800 photos, whereas before, the number was a fraction of that. That means, with pricing that low, people can finally digitize all of their photos.


IMG 9652 300x187 - ScanMyPhotos Scores With Penny-Photo Scanning “The number one question we get is, ‘what’s the catch?’” he adds. “We have gotten nothing but positive responses. We have people sending 4,000, 5,000, 7,000 photos (7,000 photos cost as low as $70). The hope is they engage and share. The lesson for everyone is to cut prices and use the goodwill you get from it as advertising.


ScanMyPhotos does no advertising. I’ve had people ask about an affiliate program, and I respond, ‘How do you do an affiliate program when you charge a penny?’”



As a promotional opportunity, Goldstone says this is the most significant promotion since David Pogue featured ScanMyPhotos in the New York Times. “That put us on the map,” he says.


“The whole point of business today is to dazzle customers so they tell the world,” explains Goldstone. “I did Facebook and Google ads years ago, and it was like a drain. No matter what budget I put into it, the money just disappeared.”


INSPIRED BY GOOGLE PHOTOS


Goldstone says he was inspired to try the promo based on what he saw Google Photos doing (offering free low-resolution storage and paid high-resolution storage) and through customer feedback. Eighty percent of customers are using their scanned images on social media sites, like Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, where high resolution is not necessary.


The next innovation popular with customers is the same-day scanning service. “There is no reason for people to wait months to get their photos back, with today’s technology and efficiency,” says Goldstone, noting return shipping can be done on a budget, too. If the customer’s photos are scanned and uploaded right away, they aren’t in a hurry to get their prints back.”


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Best Way To Share Pictures: Expectations vs. Reality

The Next Big Thing in What’s The Best Photo Sharing Apps. After Digitizing Pictures, Then What?


The first challenge is to digitize your library of nostalgic photos. Afterward, the top question we get at ScanMyPhotos, is what next? How to share and post online to connect with others?


Why this matters. Social media apps are an important way to connect with everyone and are fun. This list of the most popular photo-sharing apps is the answer to make photography special, especially for sharing your archive of decades-past pictures.


Instagram and the other apps for sharing photos


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Martha Stewart Recommends ScanMyPhotos For Digitizing Pictures

The popular “Ask Martha” column in Martha Stewart Living (page 48, May 2021), with a readership of about 7 million, has a profile on the top recommendations for scanning your pictures.


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Three Instant Ways to Digitize All of Your Photographs


Excerpt:

Chances are you’ve thought about bringing your old paper photos into the digital age—and that would be a good idea. If your spring cleaning surfaced a trove of precious pictures, digitize them for safekeeping and single-click sharing. Once digitized, these photographs will no longer fade over time in scrapbook albums, boxes, or dusty frames. Instead, they can be organized and easily searched for on a device or in an online cloud, and you can share them with friends and family over social media. They can even be downloaded for memory-keeping projects and personalized handmade gifts. It’s not as laborious as it sounds—and you have options. Here’s a snap-shot from Living photo director Ryan Mesina.


 

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Send a batch to ScanMyPhotos.com in a prepaid box. Use this service and you’ll get a download link within a couple of days, and the originals back within three weeks (from $170 for up to about 1,800 photos, scanmyphotos.com).


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How to Share Pictures at Family Reunions

Photography: Family Reunion Tip. Best ideas for celebrating family reunions with pictures.


When extended families safely gather together again this summer–from grandparents to siblings and first cousins–the convergence of multi-generational ancestors is made extra memorable when everyone shares pictures. Not just those recent activities stored on mobile devices, but also generations of analog photo snapshots, 35mm slides, and negatives from yesteryear. This helps build a legacy of storytelling to unite families on a genealogical tour to recall ancestors and the whole family’s history.


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Photo Tip: Ask Guests to Share Decades-Past Scanned Pictures



Family Reunion Ideas That’ll Help You Celebrate Together in 2021. You’ve got the casseroles. Let us bring the festivities. [SOURCE: Southern Living].



FAMILY REUNION PHOTO TIP


1) SCAN. Start by asking each family member to gather all their photographs and have each one digitized. There are several easy ways to affordably digitize pictures, from the ScanMyPhotos.com pay-per-scan option to its popular fill-the-box services to scan about 1,800 pictures, and the much larger Family Generations Collection, where more than 10,000 photos are digitized with free shipping and completed in days.


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2) NARRATE AND RECORD. At the reunion, gather together in front of a large television and sync to the photo files. Set up a camcorder in the rear of the room to record the narratives, as each person shares the stories behind the picture. This is always emotional, and filled with laughter and even weeping chronicles of past events and remembrances from deceased relatives. Provide all the attendees with a copy of the recorded walk down the genealogical path to preserve your family’s timeline.




Family Reunion Tips:

From The Photo Detective Podcast


We saw these wonderful questions by RootsTech to engage and help identify your family history. Provided by Maegan Kasteler:


This list of RootsTech questions should be thought provoking and open-ended. Be cautious, however, that you don’t get too attached to your questions. Let the conversation ebb and flow as naturally as possible.

 


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To give you a jumpstart compiling your own list of questions, here is our curated list of suggested questions:


  1. What do you know about the day you were born?
  2. What was it like living where you grew up?
  3. What weekly rituals or traditions did your family have?
  4. What chores, if any, did you have around the home growing up?
  5. What was your schooling like?
  6. What would you and your friends do to have fun?
  7. What was dating like when you were young?
  8. What was it like living (where your relative lived) during (historic events, such as war, 9/11/2001, a specific political event, a natural disaster, and so on)?
  9. How did your family resolve familial conflicts?
  10. Were you ever involved in any accidents? What happened?
  11. Where was your first job, and what did you do?
  12. What were your hobbies? Is there anything you picked up when you were young that you still enjoy today?
  13. Did your family have any pets? What kind? How many? What were their names?
  14. How and when did you meet your significant other?
  15. What was your wedding day like?
  16. Do you remember any weird or crazy or wonderful gifts you received at your wedding?
  17. When did you know you wanted to have kids?
  18. How did you find out from or tell your significant other that you were going to be parents?
  19. What was early married life like? What struggles did you face?
  20. Have you been on any memorable vacations? Where did you go? What made them so memorable?

For a wealth of photo digitizing tips, visit ScanMyPhotos.com

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Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $162

WHY WAIT? NOW FAST SAME-DAY PHOTO SCANNING IS A THING


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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.


Special Photo Scanning Package

 

Express FASTScan Photo Scanning Package – Pay Just $162. INSTANT ORDERING


  • This deal costs just $162 to professionally digitize up to 1,000 standard 4×6” photo snapshots to 300 dpi JPEG images on a standard DVD data disc.
  • WATCH THIS HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PHOTOS VIDEO.
  • 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. Add data disc DVDs and more. Many popular add-ons 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.
  • Orders include digitizing. Your digital media is automatically returned for an added fee via instant uploading to your email address. Can also choose from all three digital media formats–from INSTANT UPLOADING (stored from five days – one year), DVD DATA DISCS, and 8GB CUSTOM THUMB DRIVES. The recommended default is our popular two-month instant upload archival service. Quantity discounts apply and you can select all three formats.

  • 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.



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ScanMyPhotos corpoate headquarters in Irvine 300x138 - Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $162Purchase 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.


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


IMG 4552 300x182 - Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $162On 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 all 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.  


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*BONUS: Get Same Day Scanning Included With Your Order. Just type “Same day scanning” under special instructions. If received by 10 AM (PT) weekdays, 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.  

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DIY Photo Scanning Apps vs Professional Picture Digitization

The Test: Photo Scanning Apps vs Professional Photo Scanning Services


Are Photo Scanning Apps Worth the Headache?


Photo scanning apps put the power of preservation into consumers’ hands, but at what cost? We decided to test out the new app and made a startling discovery.



The average family has 5,500 analog photo snapshots fading away from the ravages of time. Watch to see which is the most effective, simple, and practical way to solve this problem.. What is the best way to digitize your entire lifetime of photo snapshots?


This YouTube shares a fun comparison between DIY scanning from your phone at sub-par, low resolution vs. professional high-resolution photo digitization from the company which scanned more than 300 million photos. If you scan your pictures yourself on your ‘smart’ phone, 5,500 pictures will take 100+ hours of non-stop, noninterrupted work.


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5 Tips For a Successful Family Reunion

How to Host a Successful and Safe Family Gathering Begins with Gathering Everyone’s Decades-past Pictures to Share at the Reunion


OK. The date and location have been chosen, you have lots of volunteers for various committees, and the save-the-date cards have gone out. Before you work on the invitations, start planning for the 5 elements below that will help make your family reunion successful:



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Food

Like any large event with high expectations (weddings, Thanksgiving, July 4th picnic), the food can make or break your family reunion. Find out what allergies and dietary restrictions need to be accommodated before you start planning the menu with your committee (if it’s potluck), the caterer (if it’s not) or the restaurant or resort that is hosting your family.



Favors

You don’t have to design, order, and hand out matching t-shirts to everyone who attends, but it is a nice idea to create a favor that is tied into the reunion. A softcover book that contains the family tree, a photo of families from each branch, and their mailing address and phone numbers would be nice. You could also create a photo book using archived family photos.

Family story presentations

Invite particularly good storytellers in your family to share their stories (or those of parents or grandparents) during an “official” part of the reunion. If this is a large family reunion, it will help the various branches get to know each other better. If it’s a small reunion, it will simply be a lot of fun to hear new or “untold” stories. Digitize all the guest’s pictures to show during the event.

ACTIVITIES

No matter how long your reunion is or where you’re meeting, plan activities that everyone can participate in. If this is the first time the extended family will be meeting, it’s probably a good idea to plan an ice-breaker during the first evening’s cocktail party.
If your family is gathering in a specific city or town, highlight a local map with parks, walking trails, coffee shops, and other points of interest. This will come in useful during downtime, for early risers, and for anyone who is from out of town.

Professional photographer

Everyone will be so busy during the reunion, it will be hard to capture all the big and small moments that make up the event. Hire a local photographer who has experience shooting large gatherings, especially weddings. Everyone will love viewing the photos online post-event.


Family Reunion Tips:

From The Photo Detective Podcast


BONUS: In the invitation, ask everyone to get their childhood, family vacation and other nostalgic photos digitized and then create a presentation on a TV during the gathering. Ask everyone to select their favorite songs so it’s engaging and gets everyone involved. Add the songs to your family movie. Even create a brief trailer to send out prior to the reunion to get everyone excited and begin the reminiscing.


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One Cent Photo Scanning at ScanMyPhotos

Welcome. We are humbled to score all these media raves over the years, but earning your trust matters most. In our 30-years in business, we never offered anything like this.


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But, we never scored a recommendation by Oprah either, until now.


From the Oprah Magazine mention, we heard from many who had shoeboxes with thousands of photos to scan. They wanted a less expensive solution. We needed a game-changing special for her millions of readers …. and for you.


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Nearly 3,700 people took advantage of this first-time-ever discount to scan all their pre-digital photos.

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Extreme weather from hurricanes to wildfires is destroying billions of pre-digital photos. This story from The Weather Channel keeps happening.

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The ScanMyPhotos.com Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, California has digitized 600 million pictures this fast.

Your cost is just one penny for each standard photographic picture digitized at 150 dpi with the “Pay-Per-Scan” photo scanning service. All photo preparation rules apply and are limited to 10,000 standard bendable pictures per person/order/address.

MUST FOLLOW ORDERING DETAILS


  • $40 order minimum is charged when ordering and credited towards your order total, but not applied towards return S/H charges. An unused or balance is non-refundable
  • For example: if you have 1-4,000 pictures scanned the cost is $40; have 10,000 pictures scanned it is $100, plus any add-on services you select.
  • DO NOT SEND ANY PICTURES THAT ARE BENT, CREASED, FOLDED, HAVE NOTES ON IT, IN ENVELOPES, ALBUMS, SCRAPBOOKS OR DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE PREPARATION GUIDELINES. IT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED TO MAIL IT BACK
  • IF YOU WANT PICTURES SCANNED IN ORDER, INCLUDE INDEX CARDS, YOU MUST SELECT THE “SCAN IN ORDER” FEATURED ADD-ON
  • Scan In Order: If you watch this “how to prepare photos video” you see we recommend index cards to identify and separate each batch of pictures by category. This requires you to add “scan in order.” If you use any index cards or want pictures not to be randomly digitized, you must choose the scanning in order to upgrade. Otherwise, your pictures are entirely randomly scanned.
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    IF YOU INCLUDE ANY INDEX CARDS, YOU MUST ADD “SCAN IN ORDER.”

  • One-Cent scanning VALID TOWARDS STANDARD 72 DPI Scanning (150, 300, and 600 dpi is available along with many other popular add-on services)
  • Recommended: Order add-on extra services to enhance your order
  • Cannot be applied towards ANY prior orders, NO refunds
  • Mail order only. Absolutely NO walk-in order will be honored
  • Your rate is locking in when ordering, but this may be voided at any time without obligation for future orders. Other restrictions may apply
  • Does not include applicable sales tax
  • You are responsible for paying to mail the photos to us and paying for return S/H. We do not send you a box
  • Standard turnaround is 4-6 weeks, but instant same-day express scanning is available (see featured add-on services)
  • WATCH THIS VIDEO FOR EASY TIPS TO PREPARING YOUR PHOTOS. IF YOU ADD INDEX CARDS YOU MUST SELECT “SCAN IN ORDER”
  • Not valid towards ANY other services, coupons, vouchers, promo codes, or other discounts
  • Maximum photos scanned per customer/order/address is 10,000
  • Pictures for this discounted service must be received within 30 days. For our “Pay Per Scan”  service, your shipment must be postmarked within 30 days of the purchase date. If shipped after, the pricing will go back to our regular pricing (all coupons and discounts are voided). If you need additional time to send your photos in, you can purchase a 2-month extension for $24.95
  • Click here for a list of all the featured add-on services to add to your order

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More Add-On Ordering Options Are Available For Your Photo Scanning Project. Because we have been fielding many inquiries about how to enhance the orders with the popularly featured additions, here is a list with prices to complement your orderCLICK HERE: we recommend you take advantage of several of the other add-on featured services to enhance your photo scanning project.


Please use this link to share with others so they too can enjoy this special one-time-only discount to digitize and protect all their photos. Remind all that the discount code will expire and disappear without notice.


More tips, and news profiles on ScanMyPhotos, including this link to a sampling of many national reviews, profiles, and raves. 


We are honored to help with your photo scanning project. This historic powerhouse of innovation has arrived to boost photo preservation. Technology is center stage — the foundation why ScanMyPhotos.com just launched one cent photo scanning. Instant uploading, same-day scanning, and a trove of extras are also available.


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