TagThatPhoto Podcast on Photo Scanning

TIPS TO HELP YOU DIGITIZE, ORGANIZE AND TAG YOUR PHOTOS. Reported by April Ganong at TagThatPhoto.


Listen to the TagThatPhoto Podcast interview with ScanMyPhotos.com




If you’ve got loads of photos sitting in boxes and albums, going digital with them can seem like an overwhelming task. We get it. That’s why we invited Mitch Goldstone, co-founder, and CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com to join us for a conversation to share his tips to make the job less time-consuming and more enjoyable. To make it even easier, ScanMyPhotos is offering a 50% discount on his “fill the box” service with promo code: “tagthatphoto.”


And once your pics are digitized, the next step is to get them organized. That’s where Tag That Photo’s face recognition wizardry helps automate the tagging process.




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FACE TAGGING DONE ACCURATELY

  • TagThatPhoto starts by scanning each photo and using visual landmarks – (eyes, nose, and mouth) to find every face.
  • TagThatPhoto’s secured algorithm analyzes all the pixels and landmark measurements and calculates a unique code for every face.
  • Once you tag a name to that facecode, our software quickly and accurately matches it to other photos of the same person.
  • Tag faces with fewer errors & faster than industry leaders – including Microsoft and Google. With Tag That Photo, you’ll be a tagging machine!
  • Powered by Applied Recognition’s patented face recognition engine, Tag That Photo finds and recognizes faces better than any other desktop product.

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NEWS PEG: With hands in the air, we nearly gave up in frustration, but instead…

It was frustrating to hear how so many family photos are destroyed by natural disasters. that is why free photo scanning is now a thing.


 

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Irvine, CA–This summer is going to be devastating. Across the country, an entire lifetime of family photos will be obliterated–destroyed from hurricanes and wildfires.


The challenge is how to preserve irreplaceable family history—decades of precious nostalgia?


Last year, even our CEO got caught in an emergency evacuation text alert. He had 30 seconds to rush in and grab the pets. When disaster strikes, from storm surges to encroaching firestorms, there is no time to gather pictures.


At first, nobody believed pictures could be digitized this fast. Now, the top comment is “why are pictures scanned free?”



We tried everything to save families’ photo history from natural disasters.


So many advisories and shared stories from people who lost everything, yet there are still trillions of snapshots at risk from a summertime of hurricanes and wildfires.


To inspire everyone to plan ahead, ScanMyPhotos.com announces FREE PHOTO SCANNING



David Pogue, the bestselling author and “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent wrote the book on preparing for natural disasters and profiled how ScanMyPhotos.com helps protect pictures from climate change disasters.


Yet, stories like this past Weather Channel report keep happening.



The pandemic led to 40% of all photo scanning projects being placed by grieving families preparing for Zoom memorials. Now, 70% of orders are from families readying for summertime reunions to share their nostalgia.


Carl, the breakout tech innovation story is how digitizing pictures are now free! ScanMyPhotos.com is on a philanthropic mission to remove any barriers from planning ahead—to guarantee there are no more heartaches like the stories from after a disaster decimates a lifetime of pre-digital snapshots.

“It was frustrating to listen to the stories of why people didn’t plan ahead,” explained the 30-year photo industry executive, Mitch Goldstone, CEO at ScanMyPhotos.com, which has digitized 700 million pictures.


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How to Survive, Thrive and Beat Amazon at Its Own Game

To overcome Amazon’s market power invent products they cannot sell to compete and win


We didn’t write the book on Amazon, Brad Stone, the Senior Executive Editor at Bloomberg News did–he wrote the two primers on the history of the online retailer. After reading both books, ScanMyPhotos.com jumped in.


You too should study and learn how to beat Amazon at its own game. This lesson will inspire businesses across the country to also trounce Amazon.


ScanMyPhotos vs AmazonThis has been a 30-year work in progress. As a photo industry executive, my business lessons led to this moment and a shrewd primer on how to take on Amazon.


A Quick Read:

  • The top techniques to beat Amazon are service, deals, human touch personality, and personalize the customer experience.
  • How to deplatform from Amazon’s Marketplace and save on commissions, returns, pay-to-play fees, and getting hacked by their business practices.
  • Why it is anything but a privilege to post your products on the Amazon Marketplace.
  • Nobody can create a better shopping and fulfillment experience, be more empathetic to customer concerns than dealing directly with an independent business.
  • While Amazon’s customers are primarily loyal to JUST price, retailers are best skilled to focus on customer loyalty to build brand evangelists.
  • Take advantage of the brief product descriptions and write a voluminous catalog of detailed information to describe everything about your products and company.
  • The leading misstep is focusing just on price. It is all about service. Nobody knows your products or cares more than you. But, when you can, create a game-changer discount like our FREE PHOTO SCANNING.
  • Use your internal logistics and infrastructure to your advantage. Focus on the immediacy with instant support and make adjustments to meet customer demands.

How ScanMyPhotos.com Beat Amazon At Its Own Game Revealed:


When it comes to the personalized service of digitizing irreplaceable family photos, it is all about reputation, service, and personalization.


Question: How Rapidly Can You Have Thousands and Thousands of pictures digitized?


A: Buying a DIY scanner from Amazon sets you back hundreds of dollars before digitizing your first picture. It also takes longer than reading all our reviews and profiles. At ScanMyPhotos.com it is this fast.



In minutes, thousands of pictures are professionally digitized. So far, we have preserved more than seven hundred million nostalgic family memories. Most are then shared on the popular photo-sharing apps and now displayed during summertime family reunions.


The Photo Scanning Deal That Beat Amazon:


ScanMyPhotos.com designed this 50% discount for bulk photo scanning to take on Amazon and just in time for sharing a legacy of nostalgia at summertime family reunions. How to save 50% on digitizing photo snapshots and pay as little as $85 to scan about 1,800 pictures with free delivery*


Mitch Goldstone, CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com


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How to Save 30% on Digitizing Photo Snapshots

ScanMyPhotos designed this 30% discount for bulk photo scanning with you in mind. Free delivery*


Do you have stacks of old-school photo snapshots?  Here is how to pay as little as $119 to get about 1,800 pictures digitized.


Save 30% on Photo Scanning at ScanMyPhotos.com

 


[UPDATE] Fortune, CNET, The Mercury News, AND Forbes Magazine are raving on ScanMyPhotos. The Associated Press mentioned our photo scanning service as a project to keep you busy while at home. For loads of other news and review profiles, click hereNext Avenue published another mention. Martha Stewart raved too in her “Ask Martha” column.


30% Off + FREE Shipping* Today. ORDER HERE.


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CLICK HERE to save 30% on our most popular fill-the-box photo scanning service (excluding any other scanning services, including the [FGC] “Family Generation Collection,” eGift Certificates, and “VIP Photo Scanning Package”).


It cannot be applied to prior orders. Applicable sales tax applies. 30% off includes most add-on extras and free S/H*. This includes returning your digital media. *If you want your photos returned add $24.95 per box, or $19.95 to have them disposed of.




Discount not valid towards applicable sales tax. Limit 8 boxes.  How to prepare your photos. Ends soon. Full details are posted on the order pageUSE PROMO CODE: “30OffScan” at checkout. 


 

Order now. No rush. You have 9 months [extended from 6 months] to return your pictures for scanning. Click for how to prepare your photos for scanning.


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FREE PHOTO SCANNING

How to have thousands of pictures digitized with free photo scanning.


As everyone prepares for summertime reunions, we cooked up this super deal with free* photo scanning to celebrate family gatherings again. Rediscover your decades of nostalgic photo memories, have ScanMyPhotos professionally digitize all (this fast), and score FREE* PHOTO SCANNING.


There is no charge for standard fill-the-box photo scanning–Save $170 and more. Includes delivery of your box to you and back to us. Just pay for return delivery, digital media, upgrades, and extra services to enhance your photo digitization order.



CLICK TO INSTANTLY ORDER

FREE PHOTO SCANNING [Promo code: “FreeScanning”]



Free Photo Scanning at ScanMyPhotosAfter a year when 40% of all our scanning orders were from grieving families readying for online Zoom memorials, now things changed.


Seventy percent of all new orders are from families preparing to share their nostalgic photo memories during summertime reunions.




CLICK FOR INSTANT ORDERING. Use “FreeScanning” promo code at checkout to save $170+ on each standard social media resolution fill the box photo scanning service (limit 5).




The TV news story on how ScanMyPhotos constantly innovates.



We designed FREE PHOTO SCANNING with you in mind and to help get you ready for your family reunions. Your legacy of nostalgic photographs is the centerpiece for displaying your history during gatherings and preserving your legacy of memories.


As we get back to post-pandemic normalcy, family reunions are returning. The Summer of 2021 promises to be the largest family reunion gathering ever. The challenge is how to share your archives of past family adventures, celebrations, and history from your photo albums?


Love Free Stuff? This is the perfect time to have your pictures digitally preserved, and scanning is free.


Think this is fast, as your pictures are professionally digitized? Even better is thousands of snapshots are digitized free*, and with free delivery. Just pay for upgrades and extra services to enhance your photo digitization order.




INSTANT ORDERING (Enter “FreeScanning” promo code at checkout).


HOW TO GET FREE PHOTO SCANNING:


  • Use this link to order free photo scanning.
  • At checkout, use this promo code: “FreeScanning” to instantly save $170.
  • The standard social media scanning includes free social media resolution scanning of about 1,800 pictures with two-way free delivery of up to five boxes to fill with snapshots.
  • To enhance your order, choose from our entire menu of add-on services.
  • You must enter “FreeScanning” promo code at checkout to activate.
  • If you only need standard 72dpi “social media” level photo scanning, your scanning cost is ZERO* when you enter the “FreeScanning” promo code at checkout.

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PHOTOS FOR SCANNING:



We sure hope with this BIG DISCOUNT you’ll also select from the basket of popular add-on services, and share this deal with everyone. For higher photo scanning resolutions (including professional 600 dpi) and other add-ons, just enter the promo code–you’ll instantly save $170 — applied toward your purchase.


The full menu of photo scanning services, including professional 600dpi scanning, is listed below.


Same-day scanning, instant uploading, custom 8GB flash drives, and so much more are available on the order page.


*FINE PRINT: Free scanning expires on July 30, 2021. Limit five boxes per address. Applicable sales tax applies. It cannot be applied to prior orders, FGC, or any other discounts. Good only for prepaid fill-the-box photo scanning. No returns or cancellations. ORDER BY 5 PM (EDT) ON WEEKDAYS AND YOUR BOX(ES) IS MAILED THE SAME DAY.


Select From Our Menu Of Add-On Services. We recommend you also select from these featured services to enhance your archival experience.


  • UPGRADING to our very popular, industry-leading 600 DPI scanning offers an even more precise and finer-detailed scan;
  • Save your photos to custom 8GB thumb drives for just $15.95;
  • Extra DUPLICATE DVD data discs at a huge discount (order 8 or more and pay just $9.95 each);
  • Have us ROTATE all your pictures upright;
  • Order beautiful hard-cover bound PHOTO INDEX BOOKS with color thumbnails of all your photos;
  • MOST POPULAR: Order PHOTO SOAP to digitally upgrade and make your pictures sparkle and look like new;
  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Have your pictures scanned in order; otherwise, it is randomly archived. Scan in Order;
  • RUSH Express Same-Day Scanning;
  • Have your own concierge expert seamlessly oversee your order, from start to finish. Elite-Concierge.

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Marni Jameson’s New Book: “What to Do with Everything You Own”

Click to order: Marni Jameson’s new book: “What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want,” includes instructions on preparing your digital legacy.


MarThe great Marni Jameson, syndicated home and lifestyle columnist who authored five bestselling books, has another must-read to “inspire you through every step of your final downsizing project.” Published by: @experimentbooks


Maya Angelou quote: “If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.”


EXCERPT: You can’t take it with you, but you can ensure that what you leave behind has value and meaning.


Whether you want the fruits of your life’s work to benefit your family, the environment, science, human rights, the arts, your church, or another cause dear to you, one thing is certain: It won’t happen unless you plan.

 


 

What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want is a step-by-step, DIY guide to turning your money and “stuff” into something meaningful that will outlast you—whether you are in the prime of life or your later years, single or partnered, have kids or not, are well-off or of modest means.

 


 

With her trademark practical wisdom, downsizing expert Marni Jameson offers plenty of comfort (and even some laughs).

 



FORBES: “The Challenges Of Preserving Your Digital Legacy.”



 


Whether you are in the prime of life or your later years, whether you’re single, married, widowed, divorced, remarried, or somewhere in between; whether you have no children, five children, or someone else’s children; whether your family is blended, extended or upended; whether you have little or much, this book will help you identify the legacy you want to leave, and make it happen. “What to Do With Everything” is for anyone who wants to leave those they love with a blessing not a burden.


Marni Jameson is America’s most beloved home-and-lifestyle columnist. Besides writing a weekly nationally syndicated column, Jameson is the author of five bestselling books, including her Downsizing the Family Home series. “At Home with Marni Jameson,” Marni’s popular syndicated column, appears weekly in more than twenty papers nationwide, reaching five million readers with her trademark humor and advice. The mother of a blended family of five grown children, Marni lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her husband, Doug, and their three unruly dogs.



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PRESS RELEASE: Retailers: Don’t Believe the Amazon Prime Day® Hype!

ScanMyPhotos DigitalRetailers: Don’t Believe the Amazon Prime Day Hype! The “deals” aren’t what they seem, and some merchants are fighting back


[Irvine, California, June 2021]— It’s that time of year again when the well-trained masses will flock to Amazon by the tens of millions, looking to scoop up a “bargain” or two for Prime Day, unknowingly filling the online megaretailer’s coffers while choking the life out of small merchants who depend on the platform.


Prime Day is at best a gimmick, at worst a marketing hoax.


Only subscribers of Amazon’s paid “Prime” membership have access to the 48-hour online shopping marathon, unlucky souls who pay a monthly fee for the privilege of giving Amazon more money.


Among consumers, Prime Day’s restricted access and artificially short duration stokes Fear of Missing Out (or “FOMO”), a form of anxiety that manifests when people fear an opportunity might be passing them by. It’s a potent bit of psychological manipulation Amazon wields like a weapon. Retailers experience FOMO as well, giving already slender profit margins to sell on Amazon’s Marketplace platform, and away from their own doors.


Amazon’s purpose for Prime Day is to move Prime memberships, collect customer data, and push Amazon’s private-label merchandise, the profits from which far eclipse any marginal bump in revenue it sees during Prime Day itself. How many of the so-called “deals” aren’t deals at all?


ScanMyPhotos.com is offering a free photo scanning deal that’s better than anything you’ll find on Amazon’s Prime Day. The company is encouraging other retailers to push back against Amazon’s dominance by offering their own discounts coinciding with Prime Day, a silent protest by David to Amazon’s Goliath.


Gizmodo called Prime Day “The Internet’s Worst Garage Sale.” As they point out, most discounts are only a few dollars off the regular price, and many sellers artificially inflate their prices ahead of Prime Day so the “discount” looks comparatively larger.


Once Amazon has its Prime hooks in you, you’re trapped in a vicious cycle of spending money within their closed retail ecosystem, a dependency on which only deepens the longer you’re in it.


According to Gizmodo, this year Amazon is offering a $10 credit for every $10 you spend on Prime Day, but if you read the fine print, you’ll see the credit is essentially worthless, and not usable on things like video downloads, e-books, digital music, Amazon gift cards, Prime memberships or Prime Now orders.

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To break this cycle, smaller retailers need to beat Amazon at its own game, leveraging the occasion of Prime Day to offer deals of their own that Amazon would never offer.


A new retail revolution is possible, and it starts with revealing Prime Day for what it is: a marketing ploy concocted by a giant corporation to strengthen its stranglehold on retail at large.



Contact: Mitchell Goldstone, CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com, Goldstone (at) ScanMyPhotos.com

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Better than Amazon’s Prime Day®, FREE PHOTO SCANNING

As a lesson for all merchants, don’t get mad at Amazon; get even because Prime Day® can be a calamity for businesses. Read below for how to score free photo scanning from ScanMyPhotos.com.



PRESS RELEASE: Retailers: Don’t Believe the Amazon Prime Day® Hype!



No charge for standard fill-the-box photo scanning–Save $170 and more. Just pay for return delivery, digital media, upgrades, and extra services to enhance your photo digitization order.


CLICK TO INSTANTLY ORDER

FREE PHOTO SCANNING [Promo code: “FreeScanning”]



Amazon Prime Day Many consumers shop for the deal, but is #PrimeDay a discount?


 

What are the hidden costs?


 

Everything you need to know to understand why this is JUST a giant marketing gimmick to score massive media attention–billions in free advertising for Amazon. Listen to Rick Wilson’s (MIVA, CEO) Dragonproof podcast for more. Excerpts below:


  • A lot of fuss for what amounts to less than an average days Amazon revenues
  • #1 goal is to add Prime subscribers (marketing bait) and email addresses
  • Sell Amazon private labled stuff
  • FOMO (“fear of missing out”) pressures retailers to engage and give up profit margins
  • Transfer future sales through the Amazon marketplace platform–away from retailer’s doors
  • Consumers get trained to wait and ONLY shop during Prime Day
  • Choose products that go well with add-on, additional full price products
  • All about time pressure to buy a deal NOW



You are forced to pay $119 before you save a penny. If you are not an Amazon Prime member, good luck, you can’t play their game. This is a pure definition of a “pay-for-play” scheme. You are charged an annual Amazon Prime fee of $119 before you even click to order anything.



CLICK FOR INSTANT ORDERING. Use “FreeScanning” promo code at checkout to save $170 on each standard social media resolution fill the box photo scanning service (limit 5).



Bloggers, the media, and influencers crow about Prime Day deals but fail to explain the caveat. The first rule. There is a $119 upfront signup fee. The other problem is how shopping during Prime Day is an assault on America’s small businesses.


Businesses must engage and create their own eye-popping discounts that spur everyone to exclaim, “that’s crazy!” We did with FREE PHOTO SCANNING.





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To challenge Prime Day, we created this model for fighting back with this super deal


We designed FREE PHOTO SCANNING to challenge Prime Day and because we are content providers for family reunions and all photo-sharing apps. Your legacy of nostalgic photographs is the centerpiece for displaying your history during gatherings.


As we get back to post-pandemic normalcy, family reunions are returning. The Summer of 2021 promises to be the largest family reunion gathering ever. The challenge is how to share your archives of past family adventures, celebrations, and history from your photo albums?


Love Free Stuff? This is the perfect time to have your pictures digitally preserved, and scanning is free.


Think this is fast, as your pictures are professionally digitized? Even better is thousands of snapshots are now free*, and with free delivery.

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This past year of grief and emotional heartbreak included a staggering number. Forty percent of all photo scanning orders at ScanMyPhotos.com were from grieving families preparing for online Zoom memorials. The encouraging news is now 70% of all digitization projects are from people readying for summertime reunions to show off their pictorial history.


INSTANT ORDERING (Enter “FreeScanning” promo code at checkout).


We used our creativity to draw attention to how businesses can fight back against Prime Day, the site-wide sale across all of Amazon’s product categories.

HOW TO GET FREE PHOTO SCANNING:

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