How to Get Photos “Back To The Future”

How To Stop Your Pictures From Being Erased From Existence


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Welcome. How to literally travel back in time? Do you remember the scene with the fictional character and the main protagonist in the 1985 hit film “Back To The Future” where Marty McFly’s group picture of his family was fading away?



Why you don’t need a Ouija board or “Back To The Future” DeLorean to travel back in time.


Now you can literally travel back in time. Just as the family photo in the 1985 hit film was being erased from existence, so too are everyone’s pictures if they aren’t digitally protected.


The question is how to preserve and revisit your past family history from fading away to see ancestors from decades-past with newly scanned pictures?



ScanMyPhotos is here helping. And we have a “humble brag” announcement today marking a big milestone. From our Irvine, California headquarters, the bulk photo scanning business we pioneered just scanned our 600 millionth picture. We are grateful to all who trusted us, but there is much work ahead as there are 3 1/2 trillion still-analog pictures to scan before they too are erased from existence.


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ScanMyPhotos.com Relocates to New Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CA

Dear Friends,


An exciting announcement!




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You are the reason for our phenomenal success!


Grateful to you from Mitch Goldstone, Carl Berman, and the entire ScanMyPhotos.com family


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Demystifying The World of Photo Scanning

ScanMyPhotos corpoate headquarters in Irvine 300x138 - Demystifying The World of Photo ScanningThe “war” on photo scanning became a battle of words. Since pioneering innovations in the photo imaging industry — beginning way back in 1990 — ScanMyPhotos.com has become known as a top photo imaging industry leader by demystifying photography.


The History of Photo Scanning  


Recently, some photo-scanning apps have entered the world of digitizing analog snapshots. And, with 3 1/2 trillion analog photos, plus 35mm slides, Polaroids, and those old film negatives, the ocean of opportunity to help digitize the world’s photos is deep.


Whether it’s competitors vying to try duplicating our game-changing way to digitize 1,800 photos in minutes, with free 3-way shipping for $145, or the new apps, and costly DIY scanner options, all help raise the tide. Now, the but.


How to Scan Pictures: Photo Scanning App vs ScanMyPhotos com



We helped solve the biggest challenge in photography; how to upload all your nostalgic snapshots to the popular photo-sharing apps.  Think of it, most pictures shared on Instagram, Facebook and Google Photos are recent digital pictures from your smartphone–if you’re like us, mostly of the food you ate last evening. Right?


 

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ScanMyPhotos.com CEO with his Dad at Disneyland in 1967

Our Passion is Photography.


It always has been.  For some emotional background, company CEO, Mitch Goldstone was with his Dad hugging him at Disneyland in 1967.  This photo became his only tangible memory, as his father passed away two years later.  At that young age, he understands better than most, how powerful a single photo is. We all have that similar, special picture. Right?

 


But, What are Others Saying About Why THEY are Digitizing Pictures?


Follow the conversation as our team of professional copywriters engage and interview people who shared these heartwarming tales:


Tales From The Photos We Saved Podcast


ScanMyPhotos.com Customer Stories



The “War” of Words


ScanMyPhotos corpoate headquarters in Irvine 1 300x138 - Demystifying The World of Photo ScanningWe’ve heard it all. Companies taking more than two months to scan some orders with only a few dozen pictures, others are using container ships to send your family pictures abroad. Really?  And many charging 40-75 cents and more to scan a single picture. How about paying about 8-cents and getting free 3-way delivery to have ScanMyPhotos.com professionally digitize everything at it’s Irvine, CA corporate headquarters and fulfillment facility?


USA Today just reported on the “Top 3 New Year’s Tech Resolutions You Must Keep,” and included ScanMyPhotos.


Stephanie Rosenbloom, Getaway New York Times Travel columnist wrote:


For affordable bulk scans, ScanMyPhotos.com is an old standby (you can read David Pogue’s review on nytimes.com). The company will scan about 1,800 photos… for $145 at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif.; the cost of sending the photo box to you, as well as the shipping of the box to ScanMyPhotos and back to you again is included in the price. That’s one of the least costly and most uncomplicated deals around.

 


And, as for the “fastest” way to digitize pictures, a new, DIY scanner will set you back $650 before digitizing even your first photo–at slow-mo rates compared to us. They added a fine print disclaimer. And, it appears they even updated the misstatement from “fastest” to “high-speed.”  But, the official corporate press release headline still has what looks like a walloping, misleading lie: “Epson Debuts World’s Fastest Photo Scanner….” We can only guess they are also raging from PC Magazine’s prominent reviewer and senior analyst, Tony Hoffman, who adding this at the end of his review:


Another option would be to send your prints to a photo scanning service, which may be a more economical choice if you have no more than a few thousand prints to scan. For example, you can order a box from ScanMyPhotos International that fits about 1,800 prints; fill it and send it in, and the company will scan your photos to JPEGs at 300dpi for $145 or at 600dpi for $259 (including shipping) and then return them to you with a DVD containing the scanned files.


Epilogue


This Weather Channel story explains why pictures must be digitized [spoiler alert: it’s emotional]. It’s all about helping to digitize the world’s photo memories. Many choices, but for the ultimate “mic drop” moment…ready for it? This is the only way to professionally digitize about 300,000 high-resolution pictures every day:


The ScanMyPhotos Story. The Photo Detective Podcast Interview:

From The Photo Detective Podcast


How’s This For Speedy High-Resolution Professional Photo Scanning?

 
 

 

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Digital Hoarding: Why You Hold On To Digital Files

5 Tips To Identify If You’re An ‘e-Hoarder’


Digital Hoarding and why people hold on to those ever growing digital files was the topic discussed on the Mason Vera Paine WGN Radio show with guest, Mitch Goldstone president & CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com. LINK TO THE SHOW


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E-Hoarding, are you guilty of it? Do you still computer files you haven’t used in years, old mobile phones or tons of e-mails from years ago? Chances are you are an E-hoarder. Mitch Goldstone, President and CEO of ScanMyPhotos explains E-hoarding is and how to overcome it.


 

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What is digital (e-hoarding) and electronic clutter?  We are in an age of digital hoarding where everything is kept. Cheap or free storage is the foundation for this predicament. Digital hoarding is the accumulation of files and emails on a computer or other storage device.


5 Tips To Identify If You’re An ‘e-Hoarder’ 


  1. Are you constantly increasing your storage data plans?
  2. Is your desktop trash never or rarely emptied?
  3. Are old, obsolete computer devices cluttering up your home and work space?
  4. Have you never organized and categorized your digital photos, once scanned?
  5. Does your smartphone have dozens of unfamiliar apps that are NEVER used?

How To Solve The Digital Hoarding Problem 


Firstly, a precursor to e-hoarding, is ‘analog hoarding,’ where decades of papers, printed content and a library-sized worth of never viewed photo albums with photographs from nostalgic memories are piling up. Do you still have photo envelopes from the days of one hour photo labs with film negatives fading away from the ravages of time, 8mm film, VHS cassette tapes, APS film canisters, and 35mm slides? If so, Scan to digitally preserve all, then upload to preserve and organize with GooglePhotos.


5 Tips to Remedy Digital Hoarding 


  1. Remember, hard drives and email storage is finite
  2. Set aside a day to delete unused data
  3. Delete duplicate files (music is a great example). Anything that is redundant, trivial or obsolete
  4. Today, we take several identical pictures rather than one. Delete duplicates and bad photos, screenshots that you shared one time, blurry pictures, images of the food you ate last night, and the “I’m here, you’re not pictures” duplicates
  5. Go to the Control Panel on your computer, select “Uninstall” and review all the programs and content not used within 2 years. If it’s irrelevant, or an app that you used only once, delete it, with caution

Mason Vera Paine, the Unabridged Millennial Podcast:

For a wealth of smart lifestyle topics covering everything from technology, gaming, movie, TV reviews, and pop culture, subscribe to the Mason Vera Paine podcast.

 

 

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ABC NEWS TECH TIME SCANMYPHOTOS REVIEW

Don’t lose your old photos to death, divorce, or disaster.  How to digitize your photos, negatives and slides.

“Weekly ABC News Tech” host, Francie Black who is one of the most sought after experts at CES, just filed this report on the urgency to digitize your pictures. As host of the popular “Tech Time” TV series — sharing the latest gadgets and helpful tech innovations — Francie’s work had been featured in Nasdaq commercials, LA Times Newspaper, Detroit News, Information Week, eCommerce Business Daily, Fox 2 Working Women segment, Crain’s, Investors Business Daily…. She is also the author of iPadWisdom (subscribe here).

 
Francie Black: Don’t lose precious photographs to disasters. Some of our most precious memories are stored in shoeboxes and with the recent fires in California and hurricanes and floods in North Carolina, millions of precious family photo memories were lost forever. If you have hundreds of old photos, slides and negatives you can easily digitize them using the ScanMyPhoto service.
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“Don’t lose precious photographs to disasters. Some of our most precious memories are stored in shoeboxes and with the recent fires in California and hurricanes and floods in North Carolina, millions of precious family photo memories were lost forever. If you have hundreds of old photos, slides, and negatives you can easily digitize them using the ScanMyPhotos.com service.”

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“I spoke with Mitch Goldstone, co-founder, and CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com He said that the average person has over 5000 photos stored in their home and that the greatest time for copying photos is when there is a death of a grandparent, parent or family member or when there is a divorce in the family. And, if a disaster happens then it is too late. So, think about preserving your photos as you do your spring cleaning. This is an easy and affordable solution for digitizing and preserving priceless memories.”

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