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Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70


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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.


Express FASTScan Photo Scanning Package – Pay Just $70 (when you use promo code: “VIPDeal”)


  • This deal was discounted 40% to just $125 to professionally digitize up to 1,000 standard 4×6” photo snapshots to 300 dpi JPEG images on a standard DVD data disc.
  • 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 and data disc DVDs (a $19.95 value). Many popular add-on 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.
  • How to prepare your pictures for scanning.
  • 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.

How to Redeem Your 1,000 4″x”6 Scan Voucher


ScanMyPhotos corpoate headquarters in Irvine 300x138 - Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70Purchase 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.

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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 $70On 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 any 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.  




*BONUS: Get Same Day Scanning Included With Your Order. Just type “Same day scanning” under special instructions. If received by 11 AM (PT), 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.  


Standard 4×6″ photographs only. Other sizes and options are available for an additional price. Not valid towards any other digitizing services. Terms may change without notice. Promotional value expires 6 months after your order is placed (unless prohibited by law).  Order today, but do not rush sending in your pictures, but do so within 6 months from your purchase date. Promotional value cannot be combined with other offers. Purchase, use and acceptance of this package constitutes acceptance of all terms.


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Massive NYC Flooding Led to Millions of Damaged Photographs. DON’T PANIC!

8 Ways to Fix Water Damaged Photos

When water damage from flooding due to natural disasters strikes, Don’t panic!

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Nearly 65% of all customer support questions today at ScanMyPhotos are related to the epic New York City flooding. This is far from unusual, as after each hurricane and wildfire the same questions arise. While we have digitized 600 million pictures, over the years, when disaster strikes journalists and the national media reaches out AFTERWARDS for advice on how to protect pictures. The simple answer is PLAN AHEAD.  

The questions are all related. How to restore photos to fix heavily damaged pictures due to water damage? Millions of pictures were wiped out, destroyed from the battering flash floods that hit Brooklyn and neighboring Queens, New York.

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Whether it is from a natural disaster, humidity or severe contact with water, water-damaged pictures can be cured — ScanMyPhotos is an expert on digitizing and restoration pictures


This scene from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is a reminder of why everyone must be prepared and plan ahead. After the storm hits is too late.

Tips if your house was flooded from natural disasters, a hurricane storm surge or mildew to fix your pictures

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Accuweather: Protect Cherished, Irreplaceable Photos Before Natural Disasters. Imagine if your lifetime of irreplaceable photographs, representing the window on your family history were all lost? The focus on this Accuweather profile explains why there is a 100% guarantee pictures will not be lost if digitized.

Whether your house was flooded from storm surges or caught fire from a sweeping firestorm, your prized photos have probably suffered from water damage. The first rule of handling water-damaged photos is don’t panic!  You may be able to salvage many or all of your pictures. You might want to contact a photo conservation professional or consult a book on the subject, but here are a few tips:

8 Tips for Restoring Water Damaged Photos

  • Don’t let the photos dry out! As your photographs dry, they will stick to each other and any other materials they may be in contact with. You’ll find it impossible to pull them apart without causing potentially irreparable damage.

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  • Get to work as soon as possible. Your photographs shouldn’t stay wet for more than two or three days. Now is a good time to recommend having a friend (or photo restoration expert) scan the images before you try pulling anything apart or before doing anything that will further damage the photos.


  • Prepare space to work. While you’re working on your photos, store them in a container full of cold, clean tap water; the colder the better. Don’t add chlorine to the water, but change the water every day. The chlorine in tap water is enough to prevent the growth of fungi and other biological threats.


  • Water is actually part of the restoration process. Rinse your photos in a container of cold, clear running water. Don’t run the water directly onto the photos, because that could damage the chemical emulsion, causing permanent damage. Keep rinsing them until the run-off water is clear.
  • Take your time with this archival project. Carefully remove your photographs or negatives from the water, taking the smallest quantity possible. Pull them out of their wrappers and gently separate them. DO NOT FORCE THEM APART. Separate as many as possible before returning them to the cold water and starting on another batch. Repeat the separate-soak cycle as many times as necessary. However, sometimes you may not be able to separate materials without forcing the issue. In those cases, you will probably have to just accept the corresponding damage.


  • Now, add water. Once your materials are separated, store them in water until you can wash them individually, using cold, clean running water. Use cotton balls, a soft cotton cloth or a soft foam rubber brush to remove foreign objects if needed. Rinse your photographs or negatives one more time after cleaning is complete.


  • The drying process. Hang-dry prints and negatives from a clothesline. Make sure they will not be exposed to dust. As an option, special solutions are available that facilitate uniform, spot-free drying when applied to negatives and slides.


  • Use weights to flatten the pictures. If your prints curl while drying, wet the paper side (NOT the emulsion picture side) with a moist sponge and place each one between two pieces of acid-free paper or photo blotters, and leave them under a flat, heavy object for a day or two.

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Well Connected Mom Shares Tips to Digitize Pictures

New report shares how to digitize your pictures


Do you have tons of photos sitting around that you wish you could digitize? It’s easier to digitize old photos than ever before. We’ll tell you how to get started. Yes, that’s me, probably around 5 years old. There’s a lot you can tell about a person in a picture…or perhaps, in this case, my parents!

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 Use a scanning service. The Internet is full of scanning companies who will scan your loose pictures.  A company like ScanMyPhotos, has been around for 20 years, located nearly in my backyard in Irvine, CA.

They’ll send you a 11″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″ box to fill with your pictures (can fill with nearly 1,800 photos).  Send it back and they will scan them all and send it back in 300 dpi True Color for $278.95, including shipping your pictures along with the DVD back to you.



If you’re nervous about mailing your photos, you can go directly to ScanMyPhotos in Irvine, CA, if you live nearby.



If this price sounds high to you, just for kicks, I visited Costco.com to see what their pricing would be for 1,800 photos.  I did the math and their price came to over $576!  Yikes.

ABOUT: Lori Cunningham, digital lifestyle expert, and editor at WellConnectedMom.com is always looking to find new ways technology can help her with her over-scheduled life. She started Well Connected Mom to share her passion for technology with other moms who love technology or may be intimidated by it. WellConnectedMom.com reviews gadgets, websites, and other technology products to decrease the learning curve of using these products while increasing interest for moms. Click to subscribe.

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Why Amazon Prime Day Fails And Worse; Spend $119 Before Saving a Penny

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Is the media pimping Amazon to earn affiliate marketing dollars by promoting Prime Day deals that force consumers to first upgrade to a $119 Prime account for “free” shipping to qualify for the bargains?



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Consumer advisory,

Can Amazon’s “Prime Day” be ambushed and hacked by e-commerce and small businesses? YES!


🚨 How can retailers challenge the market power from “Prime Day?” 

It is more like “#PerishDay” for every consumer business — from e-commerce to small businesses if they do not ambush and hack the Prime Day Deals. 

The Amazon #PrimeDay fallacy revealed; why it is the biggest marketing hack ever. Costs consumers $140 just to “save” on #PrimeDayDeals. The national media is promoting savings, yet aren’t they Amazon’s shill and tool to widely promote and buy Amazon Prime?

All companies MUST launch their own distributive game-changer to promote crazy-low prices to compete and saturate Amazon’s dominance. 

It is already happening as hundreds of companies are directly competing with Amazon. 

Think back to the dawn of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Within years, the entire promotional holiday was overwhelmed and saturated with everyone engaging. The same is now happening with Prime Day. 

So far, there are hundreds of companies like mine which are directly competing with Amazon.

At ScanMyPhotos.com, which has digitized 600 million pictures, our results from competing with Amazon is proof why all must participate. Every business must create their own deals like our one-cent photo scanning service (4,000 pictures professionally digitized for $40). 

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Why ‘Data Rot’ Has Destroyed Your VHS Memories

Why content on many VHS videotapes from 30 and 40 years ago are now ruined

‘Data Rot’ has affected your VHS videotape memories


  • Why digitally converting VHS videotape cassettes has ended at ScanMyPhotos.com
  • The content from most magnetic videotape media from the ‘70s and ’80 has disappeared
  • While ScanMyPhotos.com is closing its VHS digital conversion services, the full focus is now on the trove from trillions of pre-digital photos, film negatives and 35mm slides to digitize
  • Magnetic videotape was a giant leap forward in technology, yet today is an obsolete relic

ScanMyPhotos.com today announces the halt of regular digital conversion of VHS cassettes due to the magnetic media’s quality degradation.  This is a purposeful and melancholic declaration that the content of most VCR cassettes is officially dead as ‘data rot’ and time have rendered its content nearly erased and all gone.


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As the condition of these home movies got worse, the quality of digitizing this content was troubling. Quality matters most, yet the digital output became so poor, it no longer met our standards for professional digitization.

As a pioneer in photo digitization, it is heart-wrenching to observe the loss of most of the cherished wedding tapes, birthday celebrations, vacation recordings, and once-in-a-lifetime family nostalgia that literally disappear.

VHS tapes begin on the path towards data degradation and digital decay years ago. The billions of VHS cassettes were often not stored in climate controlled conditions with optimal temperature and in a dust free environment.

Transferring that content to a digitally preserved format in most cases is no longer an option.  The magnetic video tape media and its magnetic charge were always impermanent.  Over time, the magnetic particles became demagnetized. The problems included viewing multiple times, extensive rewinding and playback that caused tracking errors and reduced quality. Beyond how the tapes were stored, re-recording over the content lead to further irreparable generation degradation.

A quick New York Times read: Meet the Curiosity-Seekers and Die-Hards at the Last True Blockbuster

As the limited life span has long passed, ScanMyPhotos.com today is announcing converting those memories from the late ’70s – ’90s is impractical. Few will be happy with what they view after antiquated VHS cassettes are digitized. Only the most important and vital VHS tapes will still be accepted now by the nation’s digital conversion company.

“This was inevitable, as ‘data rot’ lead to the end of the lifespan for VHS, VHS-C, and Hi 8,” explains Mitch Goldstone, President & CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com.  Back in 2016, the world’s last manufacturer of VCRs ceased production and it has been years since tapes were sold or people visited the once iconic Blockbuster Video stores. 


While ScanMyPhotos.com is closing its VHS digital conversion services, the full focus is now on the trove from trillions of pre-digital photos, film negatives and 35mm slides to digitize.

Magnetic video tape was a giant leap forward in technology, yet today is an obsolete relic. Nobody back then even knew what the social media term “hashtag” was, yet today #dinosaur is the best descriptor of the once iconic VHS cassette.   


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