ScanMyPhotos $25,000 Emergency Grant to Digitize Photos For Virtual Memorial Services announced today a new campaign to help families affected by the pandemic by establishing a $25,000 emergency grant program to help subsidize the cost of preparing pictures for Zoom funerals.

$25,000 Photo Scanning GrantThe pandemic has accelerated the push toward digitizing photos to preserve the memories of those lost to Covid-19.

We had to do something. Forty percent of all photo scanning orders are now from grieving families preparing for Zoom funerals and memorial services for those lost to the pandemic. To help, we established a $25,000 grant which covers free photo scanning for those impacted by Covid-19. When placing an order for social media 72 dpi photo scanning, consumers can type “FreeScanning” as the promo code during checkout. They save $170. All add-on featured services are available at regular cost and include same-day scanning, instant uploading, extra 8GB custom thumb drives, color enhanced pictures, 600 dpi scanning, and more.

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While closely flowing the unprecedented tragedy–as more than 450,000 Americans have died due to the pandemic– we were moved by President Biden’s call for a national plan. Everyone must help, not just the government. Each company with the resources and those providing vital services must get involved. has established a $25,000 emergency grant to help cover the costs of digitizing photos for Zoom funerals. Families affected by the pandemic.

One of the heartbreaking and unexpected results as the coronavirus spread across the nation was how memorial services were conducted. Everything changed. Families began rushing to prepare online Zoom funerals for those lost to the pandemic.

There has been a rapid acceleration towards the digital transformation of family photos. A lifetime of memories needed to be discovered, collected and digitized to honor the lives lost.

At, where we have digitized 600 million pictures, everything changed. Early on, as the pandemic affected many, we encountered a rush for preserving photographs. Today, 40% of all photo preservation scanning projects are due to memorial services.

After assessing the demand to digitize photos for memorials, we learned something new. We had to scale our workflow to include same-day scanning and instant uploading of the completed work.


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Here is a full transcript of Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem:

Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem

Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet, read an original work at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. After Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, Gorman read “The Hill We Climb,” building on a tradition of poets — including Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander, and Richard Blanco — who have read for incoming Democratic presidents. Gorman is the youngest of these inaugural poets to offer her verse.

When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry,
a sea we must wade
We’ve braved the belly of the beast
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
And the norms and notions
of what just is
Isn’t always just-ice
And yet the dawn is ours
before we knew it
Somehow we do it
Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed
a nation that isn’t broken
but simply unfinished
We the successors of a country and a time
Where a skinny Black girl
descended from slaves and raised by a single mother
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one
And yes we are far from polished
far from pristine

but that doesn’t mean we are
striving to form a union that is perfect
We are striving to forge a union with purpose
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and
conditions of man
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us
but what stands before us
We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,
we must first put our differences aside
We lay down our arms
so we can reach out our arms
to one another
We seek harm to none and harmony for all
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew
That even as we hurt, we hoped
That even as we tired, we tried
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious
Not because we will never again know defeat
but because we will never again sow division
Scripture tells us to envision
that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree
And no one shall make them afraid
If we’re to live up to our own time
Then victory won’t lie in the blade
But in all the bridges we’ve made
That is the promised glade
The hill we climb
If only we dare
It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit,
it’s the past we step into
and how we repair it
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation
rather than share it
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy
And this effort very nearly succeeded
But while democracy can be periodically delayed
it can never be permanently defeated
In this truth
in this faith we trust
For while we have our eyes on the future
history has its eyes on us
This is the era of just redemption
We feared at its inception
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs
of such a terrifying hour
but within it we found the power
to author a new chapter
To offer hope and laughter to ourselves
So while once we asked,
how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?
Now we assert
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?
We will not march back to what was
but move to what shall be
A country that is bruised but whole,
benevolent but bold,
fierce and free
We will not be turned around
or interrupted by intimidation
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation
Our blunders become their burdens
But one thing is certain:
If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy
and change our children’s birthright
So let us leave behind a country
better than the one we were left with
Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest,
we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one
We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west,
we will rise from the windswept northeast
where our forefathers first realized revolution
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states,
we will rise from the sunbaked south
We will rebuild, reconcile and recover
and every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful
When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it

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THE STORY: From 200,000 CES Attendees to JUST One

Overview from Digital Trends: THE STORY: From 200,000 CES Attendees to JUST. An Empty Las Vegas Convention Center During CES

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This personal narrative explains why virtual trade shows and conventions still need people to (SAFELY) travel to support the cities safely.

An Empty Las Vegas Convention Center During CES

“It was as if a neutron bomb exploded. The economic calamity wreaked havoc,” reported Mitch Goldstone, CEO at, who has attended CES for the past three decades.

Subject: A shell of its former self; what is the future of CES?

Las Vegas was emptyWhen it comes to trade shows, you either love or hate CES. The Consumer Electronics convention showcases the largest and most important tech convention of the year, which is the pinnacle of our year at ScanMyPhotos.

It gives us a chance to view the newest and most advanced technology on all fronts and helps us “skate to where the puck is going” when it comes to hardware that helps us store, secure, and retrieve our most precious memories.

So this year I couldn’t stay away. I ended up flying in for a few days to financially support Las Vegas in the doldrums of a long, dark winter to witness how things were going.

I went away saddened but inspired. As an act of economic patriotism, people must (safely) travel to host cities to support virtual conventions.

Las Vegas Convention Center was empty during CES2021Las Vegas is closed. Rather than the bustling lines, cavernous showcases, and hands-on demonstrations of all the newest technologies, there was nothing.

Upon arriving at Las Vegas, it was clear the absence of an in-person CES was staggering. Everything from the quiet hotels to the deserted sidewalks to the empty Las Vegas convention center, made things feel like a ghost town. With the entirety of CES now occurring virtually, I asked myself a single question: Will CES ever return?

I think it has to if only to ensure that Las Vegas can survive as an event center. But why?

Inside an empty LVCC during #CES2021CES is an integral part of the tech ecosystem.

It’s a fair, a circus, and an educational opportunity that delivers a quarter-billion dollars to the city, and offers a moment to catch up with old friends and make new ones. It’s a chance to network, expand your reach, and build a business. And it’s vital.

It was as if a neutron bomb exploded as the largest U.S. trade show switched to Zoom

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® is partnering with Three Square Food Bank to provide meals for our hungry neighbors.

Without the glitz of Las Vegas and the endless convention halls, CES is just another Zoom call, just another video stream. I’ve hit conference fatigue and I know you probably have, and I noticed that this year the excitement was lacking everywhere. Nothing amazing happened at this year’s CES and if we continued to depend on virtual events, nothing ever will.

I hope for the day we can roam those busy halls again, getting hands-on experience for all the newest tech we could bring back to ScanMyPhotos, but it is entirely plausible that next year’s CES may be canceled as well. What would happen if in-person events went away entirely?

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As CES 2021 Goes Virtual, This Is How to Soften Las Vegas’ Economic Calamity

FIRST DRAFT: Onsite analysts of the Las Vegas economic calamity as #CES2021 goes virtual. How to help donate to support the Las Vegas community.

[UPDATE: From 200,000 attendees to just one: Here’s what Vegas looks like during CES 2021]

Do you remember three years ago when a major power outage hit CES? The nearly two-hour blackout at the North and Central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center turned out to be just a blip, a minor inconvenience.

In response to the profound and escalating economic calamity in Las Vegas, I am doing something. While in-person events and networking events are off the table, I am watching CES from LAS VEGAS!

For three decades, I have made the annual January pilgrimage to CES. Among my favorite events was spending hours at Eureka Park and watching “The Last Gadget Standing,” where the most innovative new products vied for the coveted best new gadget award. I would meet with and learn about the best tech innovations. Nobody could have imagined this week there is *just* one person standing at CES.

CES 2021 is all-digital

Each January, the largest tech event in the world was attended by about 170,000 people, with thousands of exhibitors crammed into its 2.97 million square feet of exhibition space. CES had an estimated economic impact of over a quarter billion dollars on the Las Vegas economy. This week, hotel rooms, which were $500+ during past shows, are now under $30.

This is what the CES media center looked like in the past, brimming with an assemblage of international journalists covering thousands of tech innovations. [via ScanMyPhotos,com].

In September, I was in Las Vegas for meetings and was dismayed to witness the economic calamity firsthand. So much was closed, many permanently. I have photos and videos of a desolate city.

While other techies are watching the all-digital, virtual CES 2021 show at home–on their computer screens–I am on a mission to *safely* watch and help the local economy.

While safely staying at a hotel with my computer plugged in, my passion is to help with economic patriotism. Whatever is open, I am supporting and leaving big tips.

I remember when companies like Samsung and Google would send thousands of employees from around the world to converse there. Both even contracted to rent most of the MGM SKYLOFT Suites for conference space. Imagine the economic losses? The 18 Wheeler Trucks unloading multi-million dollar exhibit displays at the LVCC. All gone.


Now for the ask: For everyone virtually attending CES what were your past years’ CES travel and entertainment budgets? The money you spent on airfare, hotel, entertainment, taxis (Uber), fancy dinners, and from bars and nightclubs to tips and Starbuck Lattes? With all the saved money, please consider contributing to help those economically affected in Las Vegas.

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WSJ Raves on ScanMyPhotos Photo Digitizing Service

WSJ Raves on ScanMyPhotos Photo Digitizing Service

Hello, ScanMyPhotos community. We proudly share with you this Joanna Stern Wall Street Journal feature tech story on “The best way to digitize old photos, tapes, and discs and leave them in your memory.” Learn why now is the ideal time to rediscover your decades of nostalgia memories to organize, digitize, and share. This New Yorker cartoon illustrates why this matters now more than ever.

Excerpt: “Send your photos to a pro with a service such as… Collect photos, organize them by year, get bubble wrap, and email them. ScanMyPhoto will also send you a prepaid label and shipping box. The service then digitizes them and gives you the option to get them on a DVD, USB drive, or cloud download. [The company] will return the originals. I used ScanMyPhotos a few years ago and was very pleased with the delivery time, the quality of the scanned images, and the care of the original print. Older slides of 35mm and other formats are also available for these services.”


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