Photo Study Reveals 81% Of All Pictures Digitized Used For Social Media Sharing

150dpi Photo Scanning Is The New Norm


Today, ScanMyPhotos.com announced the results of a 3 month study of 940 consumers who had their pictures digitized. The results of their top use is no surprise, as 81% of all analog photos scanned are just used for social media sharing.


Archiving and photo preservation has taken a less aggressive role, as people are mostly using pictures to share.  The takeaway is that the once standard 600 dpi high resolution quality is not as necessary today.


The Race To Digitize Pictures Is On


This is big news for Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and the leading photo-sharing app, Google Photos. Most people were just uploading recent pictures captured from smartphone devices, yet there are 3 1/2 trillion analog snapshots which are not yet digitized. With the advent of bulk photo scanning, the race to digitize has taken on new urgency and dimensions.


DPI (Dots Per Inch) or PPI (Pixels Per Inch) relates to the number of device pixels per inch (pixel density). The higher the number, the smaller the size of the pixels, so graphics are perceived as more crisp and less pixelated. Good quality printing uses around 300dpi which is higher than most displays. But, most smartphone devices, messaging apps, like WhatsApp, and computer monitors demand a much lower and often compressed file size.



Therefore, for the 81% of people just digitizing pictures, today, the new norm is 150dpi. ScanMyPhotos.com provides all three services, from social media scanning at 150dpi, to 300 dpi for archival scanning, and the ultra high professional 600dpi quality scanning. If you are not enlarging your pictures, most people just need 150 or 300dpi scans today.


Details and how to order 150, 300, and 600dpi professional scans are provided at ScanMyPhotos.com

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How to Take the Ultimate Instagram Food Photo

instagram food photoThere are many reasons to love Instagram, and for us, finding food inspiration is at the top of the list. But taking an amazing food photo isn’t as easy as it looks. Whether you’re sharing your latest recipe creation or trying to spread the word on a new restaurant in town, posting a gorgeous image is essential.

 

If you want to know exactly how to take like-worthy Instagram food photos, keep reading. These food photography tips are sure to get your posts more love. 



Lighting is everything

 

There’s nothing appetizing about a dark, grainy food pic. To set the stage for the best shot, find a source of natural light by setting up by a window or taking things outdoors. If the day is too bright, place a sheer curtain over the window, or find some shade to diffuse the light.

 

Whenever possible, steer clear of artificial light. Try to take food pics during daylight hours and avoid using the flash at all costs. 

 

Get thoughtful about set up

 

After lighting, the composition is the next important factor in capturing a mouth-watering image. Play around with utensil placement, the dish’s ingredients, or anything else you want to include in the shot. You can also add flowers and pretty linens in the frame to bring food photos to life. Don’t be afraid to get messy either— take a bite of the cookie, leave a forkful of pasta on a plate and leave that sprinkling of crumbs on the plate. These small, messy details can sometimes take your food photo to the next level.

 

Ask for help

 

Turn your dining companions into your partners in crime. Have them hold or display their drinks while you take the shot for added movement.

 

Don’t have enough light? Ask friends to use their iPhone light to illuminate the dish so you can turn your flash off.

 

Use a camera instead of your iPhone

 

If you’re serious about elevating your food photography, you may want to think about using a camera instead of your iPhone for Instagram. Most professional food bloggers fill their feed with images taken with a digital camera. The manual settings give you more control over lighting. Plus, you’ll end up with a high-res image.

 

But keep in mind, you’ll need to upload the photo to your computer and email it to yourself in order to post on Instagram.   

 

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Turn Your Snapshots Into Digital Photos

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Turn Your Snapshots Into Digital Photos

 

 from Techaeris reported on ScanMyPhotos.com and tips for digitizing photos.

 

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We take a lot of digital photos, and free online storage options for those photos are available all over the place. From Dropbox, to OneDrive, to Flikr, and even Google Photos there are loads of places to store all of the selfies, food pics, and other assorted photos that our phones and digital cameras have allowed us to easily take.

But what about your old family photos?  You know, the ones that had to be set up, taken on film, and developed? I’d wager that many of us (myself absolutely included) have a stash somewhere of photo albums, boxes of photos, slides, and negatives that are just sitting in storage, or collecting dust somewhere in your house. What would you do if those photos were suddenly gone?


That horrible possibility is ever-present. From flooded basements, to the wildfires that we’ve seen on the news, to the simple passing of time degrading the paper the photos are printed on there’s definitely a clock ticking on these photos. A digital backup is definitely a great way to avoid any of these disasters, and I’ve personally considered going through and scanning many of the photos that I have stored away but that is just a daunting task that always seems to get put off for another day (or in my case, weeks and months).


Thankfully there are other options. ScanMyPhotos.com is a service that does, well, exactly what their name says. The company has been in business for over 27 years and have really gotten the whole scanning thing down. They will handle your photos, slides, negatives, and even video transfer and photo restoration. Their most popular service is photo scanning and there are even a few different ways to handle that. You can simply walk into their office with some photos, walk out with scanned copies of those photos, and that will cost you $.16 per photo.

 

 
The best option is probably the pre-paid photo box. For $145 they’ll send you a USPS flat-rate box that you can fill with photos. You’ll be able to get roughly 1,800 photos in there which ends up at a cost of $.08 per photo. Simply box up your photos, send them in, and the team over at ScanMyPhotos.com will get to work.

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Pinch to zoom in on your favorite Instagram photos and videos

One more reason why we’re HUGE Instagram fans and love their 500 million users who share life’s pictures and special moments.  You can “pinch” to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore. Dive into an adorable puppy’s smile or into every detail of your friend’s new shirt. There have been loads of other smart changes including a new way share everyday moments with Instagram Stories.

 

ScanMyPhotos.com has been a staunch advocate for all the popular photo-sharing apps and is playing a big role in helping to solve their biggest problem.  Users can’t easily upload thousands of analog photo snapshots, but, here’s the fix.

 

 

 

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Photo-Sharing App’s, Cloud Storages’ Biggest Problem Solved

Since launch of Google Photos® in May, 2015, they have amassed more than 200 million active monthly users. Its image recognition and editing tools provide easy organizing of all your pictures in separate categories. This is ideal once your pictures, 35mm slides and film negatives are scanned.

 

Along with Flickr, Instagram, Facebook Moments, Snapchat and all the other photo-sharing apps, this is leading to a spike in the amount of pictures we see shared across social media platforms.

 

“As the powerhouse of intuitive functions, Google Photos wins! Never before in my 25-years of experience in the photo imaging industry has there been such an immediate, firestorm of raving reviews for a comprehensive way to enjoy a simple and smart answer for searching, organizing, editing and sharing pictures,” explains Mitch Goldstone, President & CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com.

 

But even with the increase of photos shared online, something will be missing.

 

There are two kinds of photos in this world: digital and analog. The photos you can easily organize and add to the popular photo-sharing and cloud storage services will mostly consist of recent digital pictures from mobile devices—but what about all those analog and print photos? Are they so easily left out?

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According to ScanMyPhotos.com, the average household has about 5,500 analog snapshots—which means generations of photos are quickly fading away from the ravages of time. The powerful social media storytelling platforms will be mostly devoid from this entire history of treasured nostalgic memories.

 

“Google Photo’s high performance and powerful way of storing pictures in the cloud is partly overshadowed by the 3.5 trillion analog snapshots that need to be digitized. This challenge for the photo-sharing and cloud storage services is being solved; ScanMyPhotos.com, the e-commerce photo digitization business has already scanned 300 million photos,” says Goldstone.

 

Here is the ultimate Google Photos rave from USA Today’s longtime and much respected, in-the-know, Technology Columnist Jefferson Graham.

 

 

Google Photos may be best app for photo shares.

 

I’d like to offer Google Photos as the easiest way to share videos and photos on a one-to-one basis–Google Photos.  Google recently announced a user base of 100 million folks since launching Google Photos in May. That’s one of the quickest mega-success stories for the search giant in years.  And why not? Google Photos is free and has no storage limits. It automatically backs up all your smartphone images, and with a software download, will do the same on your computer as well.

 

 

The time has come to make digital copies of our analog photos, and upload them to the photo-sharing and cloud storage service of our choice. This will not only ensure these photos are preserved, but it will add a complex layer to the influx of photos we’ll see shared across social platforms.

 

About ScanMyPhotos.com

 

ScanMyPhotos.com has professionally preserved 300 million happy memories, milestones, and special events for its customers since 1990. They specialize in photo, 35mm slide, negative film scanning and photo restoration. All photo digitization fulfillment is professionally performed on-site in days at the ScanMyPhotos.com corporate headquarters. ScanMyPhotos.com is just a big fan of Google Photos, and are not in any way associated with them, nor is this an implied endorsement by Google Photos.

 

How ScanMyPhotos.com digitizes pictures, via KTLA-TV News

 

http://ktla.com/2015/09/21/digitize-your-old-photos/#ooid=QwMnJtdzrBz3nYZKnxrSNIPXz8UZ7wKq

 

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ScanMyPhotos.com Pictures Are Everything. We Make Yours Last A Lifetime And More

 

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