On Computers Review: One Cent Photo Scanning

IMG 9540 300x142 - On Computers Review: One Cent Photo ScanningThe “On Computers” newspaper column appears each week in the” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette” and the Worcester, Massachusetts “Telegram.” Columnists Joy and Bob Schwabach write the weekly syndicated “On Computers” column. This week, they profile the new one-cent photo scanning from ScanMyPhotos.com.



Excerpt: Scan your photos



One of these days, we’re going to free up space in our apartment by having all our photos scanned.

 


 

Several years ago, we sent a box of photos to ScanMyPhotos. They not only scanned them, but they also improved them. Which was good, because some were pretty faded. The problem is, we didn’t save any storage space because we kept the originals they sent back to us. Parting with those is the tough part.

 


However, it’s much better to have the digital version. The print versions sat in boxes, unlooked at for years. As soon as we had them digitized, Joy began making her relatives’ day by emailing them every so often. Her nephew’s new bride was especially happy to see what her husband looked like, back in the day. The cost seemed trivial.


Since sending out that box, ScanMyPhotos has a new offer: one cent per photo scanned. One customer sent in 9,100 photos. It cost him only $131.60. The catch: The photos are “social media quality,” 150 dots per inch. That’s fine by us. Good enough for email. TO ORDER.



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Photo Organizing with ScanMyPhotos, the Review

Photo Scanning Review

Amy Slenker-Smith, the organizer and unclutter expert who publishes Simply Enough, shares here project to digitize pictures and details how she handled it by using ScanMyPhotos.com.

Excerpt: Perhaps you have a pile that looks like this? Fear not, you can turn this into organized digital photo albums to share with friends and family.

Several years ago, I owned 12+ photo boxes. By sorting and purging, the very best photos went to a few archival quality albums. Thousands of pictures were thrown away….yes, in the trash. Even baby pictures and wedding photos!

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Do you have a box of black and white family photos tucked away somewhere? Are you unsure of the people in them? Unfortunately, passed down photographs rarely include important details.

My Grandma Alice was a rare exception. She detailed information on photos and sorted them into envelopes for her kids. My cousins and I spent hours looking through them. What a gift she left us years later. Inspired by her efforts, I scanned the photos including this info and her handwriting as well.

If you prefer, use a Scanning Service such as ScanMyPhotos. I love this service. With my box of 1,800 photos, I had a great experience! I opted for “Scan in Order” which was well worth the additional cost to maintain the labels I created.

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Why You Need to Digitize Photos and Preserve Them for Future Generations

digitize photosWhy and How to Digitize Photos For Future Generations. It’s This Easy


As technology continues to advance, the way in which we preserve our history is also changing. From cave drawings to oil paintings and from print photos to Snapchat selfies, it’s important for us to now digitize photos in order to keep them safe for future generations.

But if you need a few reasons why it’s important to digitize photos before it’s too late, then consider the following:



Print photos will eventually succumb to the elements

 

Unless you have your print photos stored in acid-free, archival-quality storage containers and kept in a temperature-controlled room away from sunlight, then your photos are at risk of getting destroyed by the elements. Of course, we definitely recommend doing everything you can to keep your print photos safe, but digitizing them is the only way to truly protect them from the elements.


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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.


Click to read the CNET review on ScanMyPhotos


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