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Mitch Goldstone is president & CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com, the ecommerce photo digitization service, founded in 1990

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Unique Father’s Day Tech Gift To Digitize Pictures

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Father’s day is coming up on June 21—are you racking your brain trying to figure out what to get dad for the big day?


Well, don’t sweat it, you have plenty of time! To help you get some great Father’s Day gift ideas for photography-loving dads, we pulled together some options for you to consider.


This year, instead of a tie or cologne, give Dad a personalized photo gift and make it a holiday to remember. Surprise him with his lifetime of pictures digitized at ScanMyPhotos.com


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The perfect gift so others can have their lifetime of photo memories digitally saved. Pictures store a vault of history that must be preserved.



Give an instant gift


fathersday2 300x200 - Unique Father's Day Tech Gift To Digitize Pictures You choose the amount from $25 to $500. Each is redeemable for our entire menu of online photo scanning services and products.


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It takes a minute to order online and your recipients instantly receive an online secured access code and gift message from you via email.


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Any questions, use our free Live Support help desk at ScanMyPhotos.com. Your recipients also have access to our free Live Support help desk. Remember, all photo scanning orders are completed and mailed back the same day.


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#WorldBackupDay—Pledge to Keep Your Photos Safe

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This page is not officially supported or endorsed by World Backup Day. For more information, visit worldbackupday.com.

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


FOR WORLD BACKUP DAY, SCANMYPHOTOS IS PROVIDING 50% OFF PHOTO SCANNING. Click for details and promo code.


The image and quote featured front and center in the recent TechRepublic article, World Backup Day: Best practices to backup your data, sends a message that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As you know, 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 our photos and film.

 

That’s why we were very excited to see the hashtag #WorldBackupDay trending today.

 

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, etc., take the #WorldBackupDay pledge and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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What You Need to Know About Restoring Ripped Photos

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It’s one of the worst feelings in the world: that moment when you hear an old print photo rip or tear in your hands. This commonly happens during a photo-scanning project when trying to remove old pictures from an ancient adhesive-lined photo album.


Hindsight is 20/20 and we now know to only store print photos in archival quality albums—however, the damage has been done and now you need to know how to go about restoring ripped photos. This link provides an easy fix for restoring damaged photos


So, what do you do when you try to remove a photo from a sticky situation only to have the thing fall to pieces? Here’s what we suggest:


How To Restore and Fix Old, Damaged Photos


How to restore damaged pictures


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Keep all the pieces together


Don’t even think about tossing those shreds of a memory and losing all hope. With the miracle of modern photo-editing software, it’s possible to start restoring ripped photos by simply keeping all the pieces together as if it were a puzzle you need to solve.


Get the glue ready


Yphotorestoration 300x300 - What You Need to Know About Restoring Ripped Photosup, that’s right, you’ll want to start gluing or taping all those pieces back together now. But before you do, it’s important to make sure you’re using adhesive products that won’t continue to damage the photo.


There are several photo-safe types of glue and tape available to choose from, like Pioneer’s Photo Glue Stick Square Dual Edge.



Make a digital copy


Once the pieces are in place (as best as they can be), you’ll need to scan the damaged photo. You can do this by sending the photo to our team here at ScanMyPhotos, where we can help you skip the next step by restoring ripped photos to their former glory. Or, you can try to scan the cobbled photo on your home scanner. While this second option will functionally work, remember the resolution and quality of the digital file will be very poor quality.


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How To Restore and Fix Old, Damaged Photos

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Among your generations of photo snapshots, do you also have those extra-special family heirlooms that are fading away, torn or need a major makeover? ScanMyPhotos.com and its photo restoration experts do magic.




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While we have scanned six hundred million images, it is news stories like these that made us so popular, but no order is more precious or important than yours. We are here to help. For loads of photo tips, news updates, and crazy-discounted deals, sign up to receive free updates.



Results of a Damaged Photo Restored at ScanMyPhotos.com


Awhile back, USA Today’s Jefferson Graham visited with us and had ScanMyPhotos.com digitally restore a photo that meant the world to his wife. She shared such a powerful story about why this tattered and torn photo needed to come back to life. All restoration stories are equally as emotional ar2 - How To Restore and Fix Old, Damaged Photosnd the reason why the photo imaging business is so enjoyable and important.


For more info on ScanMyPhotos.com and the Photo Restoration services, click here.


Click here to view more ScanMyPhotos.com photo restoration samples.


BEFORE OUR MAGIC PHOTO RESTORATION

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[Picture restoration for Jefferson Graham]


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Photo restoration from $45.50, with a 20-day turnaround. Faster turn-around times available and other enhancements are available.  Add applicable sales tax. All major credit cards accepted. Due to the custom nature of this work, no refunds, online gift certificates, or promo codes are valid for any restoration work.


See a few samples of before and after.
Results of a Damaged Photo Restored at ScanMyPhotos.com
Find out how easy it is to have your photos restored.

 

Ready to order and upload your images, click here. This is also ideal for restoring those special pictures that were recently scanned by ScanMyPhotos.com
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How to Make Your 2020 New Year’s Resolution Stick

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Getting organized is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions to make—and it’s a resolution we wholeheartedly endorse, especially when it comes to preserving your precious memories. But as the year wears on, the likelihood of achieving these resolutions wanes.



In order to help you stick to your resolution, we pulled together a list of tricks that will make it much easier in 2020.


From USA Today: “3 New Year’s tech resolutions you must keep.”


Break Your Big Resolution into Smaller Goals


If your resolution feels insurmountable, then it will be! See if you can break out your big goal into smaller more manageable goals. For example, if your resolution is “Get more organized,” try breaking it out into smaller tasks like:

  • Create a filing system for the home office
  • Buy and install a key rack for the mudroom
  • Sort and preserve old print photos
  • Set up a digital file backup system
  • Tackle organizing the pantry
  • Stick to a calendar system

 

Then schedule these smaller goals out over a series of weeks. Before you know it, it will be 2020 and your life will be much more organized.


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How to Prevent Photos from Sticking to Glass

photos from sticking to glassIf you’ve ever put a photo in a frame, then you understand how that can leave you in a sticky situation. Over time, moisture from the air can creep in between the frame and the picture, fusing the chemicals and ink of the photo to the glass in the frame. This often results in ripped or damaged photos when the picture is attempted to be removed.

 

We’ve seen it happen dozens of times and have helped customers restore their badly damaged photos. However, this entire scenario can easily be prevented with a little foresight.


[Update 2-24-20] From Anne Wilbur at Family Tree Magazine: “3 Tips for Saving Photos Stuck to Glass.”

  1. Scan the photo
  2. Hire a photographic conservator
  3. Follow best archival practices with the newly-restored photo



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So, before you start that big framing project consider a few of our tips to help you keep photos from sticking to glass:


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7 Of The Best Scrapbooking Blogs To Follow

Scrapbooking is part craft project and part memory preservation, sprinkled with tons of fun and creativity.



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While we have scanned six hundred million images, it is news stories like these that made us so popular, but no order is more precious or important than yours. We are here to help. For loads of photo tips, news updates, and crazy-discounted deals, sign up to receive free updates.



The sky is the limit when it comes to scrapbooks. In any craft store, you’ll find aisles of crafting scissors, books, stickers, and paper products that will help you create a one-of-a-kind album for your photos.


There are also a ton of scrapbooking blogs out there, too. These blogs are written by individuals or companies who seek to inspire, teach, and share scrapbooking ideas and techniques.


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4 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Grandparents Day

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Give Your Grandparents the Gift of Photo Scanning on Grandparents Day.

Grandparents Day is just around the corner, falling on Sunday, September 8th this year. To celebrate we pulled together some fun facts that you might not know about the holiday. We’re also topping them all off with one general fact about grandparents that may help you give them the best gift ever.

 

When it comes to Grandparents Day, did you know…

 

  1. There’s an official song. The U.S. has an official Grandparents Day song called A Song for Grandma and Grandpa, by Johnny Prill. We wouldn’t expect anything less for the two people who always make sure the grandkids have plenty of hugs, candy, and fun.
  2. There’s also an official flower. Forget-Me-Nots are the officially recognized flower for Grandparents Day. While the flowers’ namesake is a nice sentiment, there’s one small issue—Forget-Me-Nots typically bloom in the spring, but the holiday happens in the fall. Not to worry though, Grams and Gramps will be more than happy to receive any type of flower that’s in season. It is, after all, the thought that counts.
  3. This U.S. holiday is almost 40 years old. President Carter designated the first Grandparents Day on September 10, 1978. His goal was to encourage all citizens to plan activities that will recognize the many contributions grandparents have made to our lives. Pretty sweet, huh?
  4. The holiday always lands on the Sunday after Labor Day. This nifty little fact makes the holiday a bit easier to remember. Combine this factoid with the official flower, and it should now be a breeze to remember when Grandparents Day happens each year.

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