An overwhelming percentage of contemporary photography falls into the categories of "celebrity," "celebrity walking out of a restaurant," or "celebrity setting fire to paparazzo's disposable camera." Buck the trend with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $90 worth of digital scans, photo DVDs, and more from FotoBridge.com, redeemable online.
FotoBridge.com’s easy-to-maneuver online platform provides photogs of all types a convenient way to preserve aging photographs in a permanent digital format, which led it to be named the Best Photo Digitizer by New York magazine. Print packages are available for 250–10,000 photos ($44.95–$989.95), enabling shutterbugs to convert cherished memories and artsy appliance portraits to a digital format. After photos are mailed to FotoBridge.com’s studios, skilled image wizards carefully scan prints into secure JPEG formats with Intelligent Digital Finishing, which enhances color, sharpens contrast, and removes red-eye caused by camera flashes and acute hot-sauce ingestion. Once snapshots have been scanned and edited, they'll be stored on a DVD and on reduced-size web-ready files. All packages include free return shipping within the United States.
In a process similar to photo conversion, FotoBridge.com can digitize slides and negatives and scan them onto a single DVD (250 slides/$89.95; 250 negatives/$109.95). Video-transfer packages entail full digital transfer to DVD from a range of formats, including VHS and BetaMax. Alternatively 8mm and 16mm film can be transferred to DVD in packages that include audio capture, opening titles, and basic repairs ($69.95+ for up to 250 ft.).