Digtal Imaging Reporter: The Last Word: It Is Not a Pretty Picture

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Digital Imaging Reporter: The Last Word: It Is Not a Pretty Picture

Digital Imaging Reporter is the ONLY print trade magazine in the imaging industry, reaching over 15,000 retailers, mass merchants, Internet buyers, distributors and key executives at every major manufacturer, and it truly remains “Focused on the Business of Imaging.”


This “Last Word” commentary by ScanMyPhotos.com CEO, Mitch Goldstone discusses the state of photo scanning and some challenges to be on the lookout for.



IMG 3450 300x105 - Digtal Imaging Reporter: The Last Word: It Is Not a Pretty PictureExcerpt: We all went through a typhoon-like ordeal when film transitioned to digital. Creativity and reinvention revitalized the photography industry and spared many. Every photographer and everyone with decades of still-analog snapshots understands the effects from today’s all-digital world. It is not a pretty picture.


The race to digitize is on. Yet, along the way there were missteps. Navigating the learning curve was a long road with many obstacles. The good news is the business of photography boasts so many new players, products and services. Just look each January at Las Vegas. CES – The Global Stage for Innovation bustles with beyond-imaginative new ways to celebrate photography. Thanks also to online photo-sharing sites and social media platforms, the luster of the golden age of pictures never sparkled brighter.

Read the full article here


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TechCrunch: ScanMyPhotos, “One of the Coolest Services in the World”

TechCrunch Reviews Photo Scanning Service, ScanMyPhotos


Named as “one of the coolest services in the world” is a weighty affirmation for any business, but when it comes from TechCrunch, that is a whole new calibration.  For details, please click here.



Technotopia, a podcast about how technology will change the world for the better is hosted by John Biggs. This week, ScanMyPhotos.com shares insights about the future of photography, memory, and media. Our CEO, Mitch Goldstone, shares backstories and details about the business of photo scanning.



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Technotopia is a podcast about a better future by John Biggs. You can subscribe in Stitcher, RSS, or iTunes and listen to the MP3 here.


 

A PODCAST FOR A BETTER FUTURE


Full disclosure here, we are passionate and loyalist John Biggs fans and have been for years. He is the first we follow on Twitter each day (all day), and are inspired by his TechCrunch stories and entrepreneurial pursuits. John is also the indirect reason for this blog. His widely regarded book, along with Charlie White, “Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write and Run a Successful Blog” was our roadmap for steering every element of publishing this blog.


[Repost from Nov. 2017]

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This Organized Life Podcast Profiles ScanMyPhotos

If you are overwhelmed with photos, especially ones from years past, on this episode of Laurie Palau’s weekly This Organized Life — simply B organized’s Podcast, ScanMyPhotos shares advice on how to organize your family pictures and so much more. It is a journey behind the company and how it has digitized 400 million photos.


Listen to the entire episode here.




As an added bonus for everyone seeking professional advice on how to unclutter their homes, our top-rated, must-read organizing book is HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized on Amazon.



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Google Photos, The Ultimate Users Primer

We are often asked how best to preserve and safeguard pictures once everything is digitized. The two-word simple answer is the free storage site, Google Photos, where all your photos are safely backed up and organized so you can find them fast, and share those decades past memories.


PC Magazine’s feature’s editor, Eric Griffith published a primer on “Tricks to Master Google Photos, and we’re sharing some of Eric’s best tips for you.


The Power of Google Photos To Organize Your Pictures [excerpt]


  • Play With Search: You should definitely search in Google Photos, using terms common and obscure. Google’s auto-tagging of images is pretty amazing.
  • Pinch to Change Your View: Pinching or expanding your two fingers on a single image to zoom in or out is standard. Google Photos lets you change the look of the entire mobile app by pinching, so you can zoom from “comfortable view” all the way out to the by-year view, with stops at days and months in between.
  • Quick Select Pics: Hold your finger on a picture to select, then just start dragging your finger and all the pictures you touch will be selected.
  • Apply the Same Edits to Multiple Shots: If you’ve perfected the edits on one image, you can apply it to a bunch of them.
  • Back Up With Wi-Fi Only: In the mobile apps, you can turn off “Photos (or Videos) back up using cellular data” in the settings under Back up & sync. It’s a good idea for those with a limited data plan.


  • OUR FAVORITE TIP: Recover Items for 60 Days: Deleted an image you want back? Go to the menu (on mobile or web), and select Trash. Your deleted images hang out here for a couple of months before they’re truly gone.

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