NYT Tech Tip: How to Rescue, Repair and Revive Old Family Photos

First a humblebrag for J.D. Biersdorfer who has been answering technology questions for The New York Times for 20 years and is an 8-time author (co-order), including the widely popular 11th edition of “iPod: The Missing Manual.” 

J.D. is also co-host of the Pop | Tech | Jam podcast.

In this issue of Tech Tip, J.D. writes a timely report on how to preserve your pictures. In a year when billions of irreplaceable photographs were destroyed from the ravages of natural disasters, and because this keeps happening, we hope many will add this to their to-do list. 

Excerpt: If the march of time is eroding your personal picture archive, give your beloved images new life. 

If you see your family pictures starting to fade away in their shoe boxes, crumbling photo albums or moldering slide carousels, fear not. There are easy ways to save your valuable images — and maybe even make them better.

Shipping them off to a professional scanning company for digital conversion and retouching is one easy approach. Services like Memories RenewedDigMyPics and ScanMyPhotos are easily found on the web and do fine work.

[Courtesy of The New York Times, Dec 19, 2018]
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Scan 1000’s of Pictures For Under $300

freeshipping - Scan 1000's of Pictures For Under $300Today Get Thousands of Photos Scanned Under $300, Including Free S/H* and Same Day Scanning*


The biggest unclutter challenge for your home is what to do with decades of fading-away photo albums, how to digitally organize your generations of old photo snapshots THIS FAST?


Although we have professionally digitized 600 million photos, none are more important than helping you with your photo scanning project.



3 for 2 Special – FREE Extra Photo Scanning Box + Free S/H + Same Day Scanning. Save $145 or More*. Free shipping includes your returned digital media. *If you want your pictures returned too, it is $19.95 extra per box.


This discount applies to Social Media Photo Scanning (150dpi) $145, Archival Photo Scanning (300dpi) $259, and the most popular Ultra High-Quality Professional Photo Scanning (600dpi) $299.

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Fine Print and Ordering Details
  • To validate your free extra photo scanning box PLEASE SELECT THREE WHEN ORDERING. Hurry, this deal will disappear without notice.


Order three boxes and pay for just for two* – INSTANT SAVINGS


  • BONUS: Super-fast professional photo scanning digitized and mailed back the same day it is received. ONLY WHEN YOU TYPE “FREE SAME DAY SCANNING” under “special instructions” on the order page
  • Upon ordering, your fill-the-box kit is usually mailed within 1 business day
  • Super-affordable. Includes S&H, pay one price, $145 per prepaid 150dpi box, $259 for 300 dpi, and @299 for 600dpi scanning (buy 2 get 3rd free, all must be same product). Free shipping includes your returned digital media. If you want your pictures returned too, it is $19.95 extra per box.scanning.
  • We rush, but you don’t have to: You have up to 6-months to mail back each separate box.
  • *Each photo scanning box holds about 1,800 pictures (based on the size of each photograph, if all are sized at the standard 4″×6″ it is about 1,800 photos)
  • *** MUST READ. Rules for your free photo scanning box: Because of this special rate, there will be no exceptions for any reason. Applies only towards standard photographic scanning, not slides, film or any other services. To take advantage of the “buy 2 get 3rd free,” it MUST be at the time you place your original order and you must select three boxes. If you only select one or two, no discount applies.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you only order one or two box and afterward decided you need extra boxes to have more pictures scanned, we cannot retroactively validate this special offer – due to our super-low rates, fulfillment workflow operation and expansive volume. Please, do not ask afterward, but rather, buy the extra boxes now. All boxes must be delivered to the same address, no rerouting.  Terms, restrictions may change, and applicable sales tax may apply. Offer may be canceled without recourse at any time. No other discounts, promo codes or prior order reimbursements can be applied to this special promo.



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Enjoy this opportunity to digitally revisit all your wonderful photos from your decades past. We are here to help throughout your photo scanning project.

Your pictures are like family to us and we understand how special each one is to you.

So, please take a few minutes and watch this “how to prepare your photos for scanning” video demonstration. It’s easy and we don’t bite.


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CNET Photo Scanning Review on ScanMyPhotos

ScanMyPhotos.com Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CAAfter digitizing 600 million pictures, and loads of national news profiles, this CNET review by Senior Managing Editor, Kent German is epic.


Everyone at ScanMyPhotos.com works so diligently to dazzle every customer and it is heartening to be recognized in this way.


Memories in a shoebox: Digitizing old photos unlocks a flood of mixed emotions. A weekend project to scan and safeguard hundreds of photos from the era of film was more than just an emotional journey, it showed how technology shapes our memories.



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The entire experience, from the customer service to speed with which my photos were returned, was top-notch and only took a week. If you have a box of pictures sitting around, it’s an easy way to secure them. If you’re pushing the 2,000-photo mark, go for the $145-prepaid box, which the company says will fit about 1,800 prints. If you don’t have that many, scans start at 16 cents each.

 


 

But by sorting and scanning old prints, I have the best of both the print and digital worlds. I still can leaf through my old photos when I’m feeling nostalgic, reminisce with my parents and embarrass longtime friends at milestone birthdays. Now, these mementos also live in the digital realm, and if disaster does strike, I know they won’t be lost forever.

 


 

Though I have a scanner, it works far too slowly (and I’m too lazy) to process more than a thousand photos (my husband contributed his own stash). So, I followed Sharon Profis’ advice and carefully packed a box with prints and sent it to Scanmyphotos.com instead. Just choose the scanning and delivery package you want, pack a box and mail it to the company’s office in Irvine, California. When your scans are done, the box comes back to you, along with electronic copies of your scans.


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Holiday Photo Scanning Gift to Unclutter, Preserve Pictures

Need a Unique and Emotional Holiday Gift? Surprise Everyone on Your Gift List With Their Lifetime of Newly Digitized Photos From ScanMyPhotos.com

 

ScanMyPhotos.com eGiftCertificate

IRVINE, Calif.–ScanMyPhotos.com, the e-commerce photo digitization service which scanned 600 million pictures, today introduces Egift Certificates.

 

Like a snowflake, a photo is something rare and special. It’s a moment caught in time. Unlike a snowflake, a photo won’t melt a few seconds after you touch it – but it could be lost forever if not properly cared for. Now an easy to order online Egift Certificate helps digitally preserve those treasured memories to last a lifetime and more.



ScanMyPhotos.com digitizes photo snapshots, 35mm slides, and film for clients around the world. When you give a ScanMyPhotos.com Egift Certificate to your family and friends this holiday season, you’re giving them much more than just another present – you’re helping them enjoy, share and preserve their memories for generations to come.

 

The best part? It takes seconds to order ScanMyPhotos.com Egift Certificates online – completely avoiding long lines and crowds at the mall and the anxiety that comes with wondering if a gift will arrive on time. Simply place your order, and seconds later you’ll have the Egift Certificate in hand or sent to each lucky person on your list.


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Each lucky recipient of these unique and emotional Egift Certificates then visits ScanMyPhotos.com and selects from several popular services, from photo, 35mm slide, film and other picture formats to digitize. A game-changing low price for bulk photo scanning, where you fill-the-box costs $145 and holds about 1,800 standard pictures, plus free 3-way S/H and 5-10 day scanning. Free shipping includes your returned digital media. If you want your pictures returned too, it’s $19.95 extra per box.scanning.

 

All work is performed on-site in days at the ScanMyPhotos.com corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. All original photos, 35mm slides, negatives, or videos will be shipped back, along with an archival-quality DVD. You can also order USB thumb drives and other popular extra services.

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