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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.
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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.
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.
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.
KRON4 TV Tech Profile on How to Professionally Scan Your Pictures… Fast
A giant thank you to Vince Cestone and KRON4’s Technology Reporter Gabe Slate for inspiring the nation to revisit and digitize their decades-past family photos for today’s all-digital world. Gabe’s tech stories help improve your life and this one relates to every person stockpiling generations of photographs — fading away from the ravages of time.
Excerpt: Most of us have gone completely digital with our pictures, storing them now on our computer or in the cloud. So, what do you do with all those old printed photos piled in boxes or living in analog photo albums? KRON4’s Tech Reporter Gabe Slate shows you online services that let you quickly get those old pics turned digital in an easy and affordable way.
Added background story: 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 these new apps and made this startling discovery.