How to Pack Photos for Scanning & Shipping to ScanMyPhotos


Get out your shoeboxes and storage boxes packed to the gills with photos of friends, family, and long-ago events, and we’ll preserve everything for you on an archival DVD.


Our popular prepaid photo scanning service allows you to choose $145 for 150dpi (social media), $259 for 300dpi (archival) and $299 for 600dpi (professional) resolution photo scanning. Free shipping includes your returned digital media. If you want your pictures returned too, it’s $19.95 extra per box.scanning.


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After you place your order, we’ll send you a prepaid box that you can fill up (on average, the box will hold about 1,800 standard photos). But before you do that, please read our guidelines for how to prepare your photos for scanning.


All work is completed onsite at our corporate headquarters in Irvine, California and handled with the greatest of care by trained professionals.

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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks

moving and packingLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.

This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.

Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks

If you’re lucky, you’ll only need to move a few times throughout your life. We say lucky because packing up all your stuff and precious possessions, and shipping them off to the next destination can be a total pain. During the moving process, items are at risk of getting lost, damaged, or even stolen, so you’ll want to go into any move with a solid plan.

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