Digtal Imaging Reporter: The Last Word: It Is Not a Pretty Picture

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Digital Imaging Reporter: The Last Word: It Is Not a Pretty Picture

Digital Imaging Reporter is the ONLY print trade magazine in the imaging industry, reaching over 15,000 retailers, mass merchants, Internet buyers, distributors and key executives at every major manufacturer, and it truly remains “Focused on the Business of Imaging.”


This “Last Word” commentary by ScanMyPhotos.com CEO, Mitch Goldstone discusses the state of photo scanning and some challenges to be on the lookout for.



IMG 3450 300x105 - Digtal Imaging Reporter: The Last Word: It Is Not a Pretty PictureExcerpt: We all went through a typhoon-like ordeal when film transitioned to digital. Creativity and reinvention revitalized the photography industry and spared many. Every photographer and everyone with decades of still-analog snapshots understands the effects from today’s all-digital world. It is not a pretty picture.


The race to digitize is on. Yet, along the way there were missteps. Navigating the learning curve was a long road with many obstacles. The good news is the business of photography boasts so many new players, products and services. Just look each January at Las Vegas. CES – The Global Stage for Innovation bustles with beyond-imaginative new ways to celebrate photography. Thanks also to online photo-sharing sites and social media platforms, the luster of the golden age of pictures never sparkled brighter.

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The Business of Bulk Scanning by Digital Imaging Reporter

Tech journalist, TV personality and contributor to a dozen publications, Ted Kritsonis, reports on the state of digitizing pictures for Digital Imaging Reporter (May 2018) with this feature primer on why scanning pictures is trending.


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Out of the Shoebox: Bulk Scanning Gives Old Photos a New Purpose



Excerpt: Why take a look at bulk scanning? Well, it’s perhaps impossible to approximate how many printed photos exist in people’s personal collections. Add 35mm slides and negatives and that number only balloons further.

There’s plenty of debate over printing photos shot in the digital age, but what about digitizing prints from bygone eras? Call it shoebox scanning or another term, but some vendors have targeted this niche market as a solid revenue stream and sustainable business.


Bulk Scanning Solutions:


ScanMyPhotos.com, headquartered in Irvine, California, is among the most prominent. The company has digitized 500 million photos, 35mm slides and film negatives that were shipped to the company in special boxes. Its photo-imaging scanners, set up in separate clean rooms, are capable of digitizing about 1,000 photos in five minutes.



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