Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70


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One of the most common questions asked is how quickly can you digitize my pictures? Often this is for a memorial service, last minute anniversary gift or to rush and protect pictures from natural disasters. The answer is as quick as the same day.

Express FASTScan Photo Scanning Package – Pay Just $70 (when you use promo code: “VIPDeal”)

  • This deal was discounted 40% to just $125 to professionally digitize up to 1,000 standard 4×6” photo snapshots to 300 dpi JPEG images on a standard DVD data disc.
  • See below for details on express same-day scanning. This order includes instant same-day uploading of your files to you. Free USPS Priority Mail return shipping and handling and return tracking for the original photos and data disc DVDs (a $19.95 value). Many popular add-on featured services are available including other-size photos, flash drives, color-correction, return delivery tracking and more when you order at the time of purchase. *See below details for same-day scanning.

  • You are responsible for paying to mail your pictures to us and we recommend using the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail Flat-Rate box. We cover the return S/H cost to you.

How to Redeem Your 1,000 4″x”6 Scan Voucher

ScanMyPhotos corpoate headquarters in Irvine 300x138 - Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70Purchase this deal online and print your invoice to include with your order. Your completed order form must be included in the box along with your photos. Your original photos will be returned along with your DVD data disc. Additional Add-on products are available, including USB flash drives.

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Must view and comply with the Photo Preparation Procedures before shipping your order. How to Pack your Photos for Scanning & Shipping to

IMG 4552 300x182 - Same-Day* Photo Scanning Package at 300 dpi Now $70On the order form, you will find a bevy of additional options to enhance your final scans. Order the additional options at the time of purchasing this deal. During checkout, you will have the option to select any additional services.

IMPORTANT: LIMIT 8 Express Photo-Scanning Packages Per Address. This service is exclusively for online, mail-in only, and positively cannot be used for any walk-in services, for any reason or applied to prior orders. Photo scanning only.  


*BONUS: Get Same Day Scanning Included With Your Order. Just type “Same day scanning” under special instructions. If received by 10 AM (PT), your order will be scanned the same business day it is received. If received afterward, please add one more business day. Some conditions apply including delays due to holidays, weather and other issues. While we cannot warrantee same-day scanning, we do make every effort to scan the same day your order is received.  

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Legacybox and Southtree vs ScanMyPhotos: The Photo Scanning “Review”

Comparing and contrasting (mostly contrasting) Southtree® and Legacybox® to®

[updated 4-26-19]

This is tough to share as we celebrate the competition. We keep adding updates and hope to share one more that they fixed their problems. But seeing tweets like this from their CEO urging customers to post positive reviews is alarming and in the wrong direction, in my opinion, there is a problem. The disenchanted are having fun explaining why they will not post a positive review. Many same-day positive reviews quickly appeared that was seemingly timed just after our original post?

Before choosing a photo digitization service, and there are many distinguished options available, first, read the reviews. Sure we all get an occasional one-star review, but there is usually a backstory behind it.

What you are hearing and reading about Legacybox and Southtree is why we are sharing our opinion. Listen to their customers. This below narrative explains why to review every company before ordering.

You know you are in trouble when former customers share their stories with the competition. In the case of ScanMyPhotos, our order desk regularly hears stories from people who first went to Legacybox and its other brand Southtree  [“AMB Media LLP“].

[12/19/18 UPDATE: The new Legacybox Sirius Radio advertisement we just heard proclaims that they are the “most trusted” photo scanning service. We beg to differ].

Character counts in relationships and when deciding whether to trust a business. It is often the intangibles, those signals you pick up that determines how credible a company is. When it comes to businesses, an easy monitor is to Google them. Type: “[business name] + complaints,” “[business name] + reviews,” “[business name] + BBB,” or “[business name] + Yelp.”

The best way to win over customers is by being honest. Work extra hard as a service provider and to excel with a higher level of service. Honesty is always the best policy, especially when supported by a guarantee of exceptional service! When you order from them, see if there is an added charge for digital media? When you buy gas for your car, should you pay extra to pump it, or ordering at a restaurant and forced to pay extra for it to be delivered to the table? We are reading more complaints that they charge extra to get your digitized content returned.

We compiled an ocean-sized list of reviews and even three consumer affairs TV news links from Massachusetts, Arizona, and California that were shared with us. Having pioneered bulk photo scanning, ScanMyPhotos had looked the other way when digital imaging vendors infrequently did things that hindered the important legacy of helping many preserve their pictures.

Beyond the complaints are these separate TV news consumer reports filed across the nation in three top markets concerning Southtree and Legacybox. Check for yourself, but here is a sampling of the worst of the worst NBC-10 Boston TV Consumer Report

ABC-7 San Francisco TV Consumer Report

CBS-5 Phoenix TV Consumer Report

Yelp Reviews

Sitejabber Reviews*** Hey, funny to see nearly a dozen updated all five-star reviews posted within days of our report being published. #Ethics!

Amazon Marketplace Reviews

Better Business Bureau(r) *** Search Google for “Southtree+BBB” to view

Complaints Board Reviews

Well, you get the picture. And it is not pretty.  Why so many negative posts?


Competition is always embraced at ScanMyPhotos, as it raises the tide of awareness for digitizing pictures. With trillions of still-analog photos to scan, the market is bigger than any one company. But, when a company egregiously records a stream of complaints, it is time to stand up. And, standing up we are.

We actually embrace and recommend other specialty scanning services all the time for work that they excel at. In the case of Legacybox and Southtree, not so much.

Many may be aware of our decades of consumer and business advocacy campaigns, from litigating against the banks and credit card companies (leading to massive reforms to the runaway hidden costs of accepting credit cards and a $6.2 billion settlement), championing women and diversity issues, climate change, to supporting and occasionally challenging the photo imaging industry. Now, our sights are aimed at Legacybox with the hope this becomes a teachable moment to have them improve their game and improve the issues that are publicly shared by their customers.

This narrative explains why when comparing Legacybox and Southtree to ScanMyPhotos, ScanMyPhotos “gets the edge,” just as they penned on their “Analog: A Legacybox Blog” as they compared themselves to Costco, ScanCafe, FotoBridge, iMemories, and get this, even Southtree without identifying they are one and the same.

Charging about $1.10 to digitize a single photo ($11,000 for 10,000 photos is …. well, you fill in the word. Why pay $1.10 each and wait “6-8 weeks? And that may be without including the final digital media. Just the scanning. Want DVD’s with that? The price is an added $79.99.

Then there was this from Tech Crunch as they tried to rebrand again. “The corpse of Kodak coughs up another odd partnership.”

There are even tools for identifying real versus fake review posts, like ReviewMeta and FakeSpot. Click on each to see what we saw. While we are not drawing any conclusions, and can’t verify this content, the data raises questions from the company’s Amazon Marketplace reviews.

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California Wildfire Wakeup Call — Scan, Save, Protect Now (USA Today)

fire1 300x157 - California Wildfire Wakeup Call — Scan, Save, Protect Now (USA Today)Jefferson Graham, tech columnist at USA Today shares mandatory tips for backing up your pictures. We just heard from a former photo scanning customer whose home was destroyed in the Woolsey, California firestorm. The scanned photos were not archived off-site. If only she had read Jeff’s column before. But, this is a wakeup call not just to digitize and backup your lifetime of pictures (because this keeps happening), but keep the images off-site.

California wildfire wakeup call — Scan, save and protect now (USA Today)

Excerpt: This week, Trevor Hughes saw up close the devastation that comes with those massive California fires, when people found their belongings and memories burned up, leaving them homeless in a flash.

Outside of the devastating human toll, “When you’re watching and looking at a disaster like this, it really forces you to think about what you own, how safe it is, and where your valuables are stored,” says Hughes, a USA TODAY reporter who covered the fires in Paradise, California, that turned an entire town to ash.

Things have been very rough in Malibu as well to the south, where the whole town was evacuated in the wake of the fires. ($145 to scan 1,800 photos, free shipping)

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Q. Do photo-scanning apps for phones really do much more besides take a picture of the picture you want to scan?

As you know, our passion for 27-years is helping to preserve generations of photo memories.  Today, something big happened to advance that mission, as The New York Times reported in its Personal Tech Tips column on photo scanning in this article.

It’s with even great pride that the profile was written by one of our favorite tech journalists who we most admire, J.D. Biersdorfer who has been answering technology questions for The New York Times — in print, on the web, in audio and in video — since 1998.  She also writes the Sunday Book Review’s regular “Applied Reading” column on ebooks and literary apps, among other things. Outside The Times, Ms. Biersdorfer is the author or co-author of eight books on consumer-technology topics and co-hosts the independent Pop Tech Jam podcast.


If you have boxes of old albums that you want to digitize, you need negatives or slides converted, or have damaged photos in need of repair, a professional service like ScanMyPhotos

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DIY Photo Scanning Apps vs Professional Picture Digitization

The Test: Photo Scanning Apps vs Professional Photo Scanning Services

Are Photo Scanning Apps Worth the Headache?

New photo scanning apps put the power of preservation into consumers’ hands, but at what cost? We decided to test out the new app and made a startling discovery.

The average family has 5,500 analog photo snapshots fading away from the ravages of time. Watch to see which is the most effective, simple and practical way to solve this problem.. What is the best way to digitize your entire lifetime of photo snapshots?

This YouTube shares a fun comparison between DIY scanning from your phone at sub-par, low resolution vs. professional high resolution photo digitization from the company which scanned more than 300 million photos. If you scan your pictures yourself on your ‘smart’ phone, 5,500 pictures will take 100+ hours of non-stop, non interrupted work.

[Video credit: Nichols Images – Video Production Services]

Watch this KRON4 TV news story for details: Tech Report: Turn old printed pictures to digital


Just how fast is the ScanMyPhotos professional photo digitization service? This fast:

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Founded in 1990,, pioneered a smart and economical way to scan your family photos, which scored raves from many top media outlets.

Reviews On The Phone Scanning App

Six Colors by Jason Snell & Dan Moran: Google’s PhotoScan Uses Your Phone to Digitize Old Photos

WSJ: The Best Ways to Scan Your Old Photos 

PhoneArena: Google PhotoScan has a cool premise, but it’s no good for digitizing your old albums

The American Genius: Google’s new photo app means the past is the future is now (but it sucks so far)

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