For most, pictures form the basic method of chronicling life experiences, leading some to insist on referring to photographs as "evidence." Preserve personal history, family moments, and questionable antics with today's deal for ScanMyPhotos.com. Choose one of the following photo services:
- For $75, you get a prepaid photo box (a $149.50 value) with the White Glove scan-in-order service (a $198.45 total value).
- For $21, you get $64 worth of any in-store service at ScanMyPhotos.com's retail photo center.
Those choosing the mail-order option can fill the provided ScanMyPhotos.com box with about 2,000 fading memories before shipping it off to be expertly converted into 300 DPI JPEG files that will last a lifetime perched neatly on your hard drive. With the White Glove service, photos can be scanned in a specific order or arranged categorically, depending on the way you bundle the pictures. Read the instructions to ensure your pics are properly arranged and prepared for scanning. You'll quickly receive a DVD of scanned 24-bit true-color images, thanks to ScanMyPhotos.com's speedy same-day scanning, which completes the image preservation process during the very same diurnal period in which the images are received.
For hands-on archival duties, opt for the in-store Groupon, good for any and all services at the retail location. Photo-scan a shoebox's worth of fading memories into high-resolution JPEG files ($64 for 1,000 scans); those that plan to use their Groupon toward scanning should read these instructions. If Aunt May has sprung a Sharpie Fu Manchu, take her in for digital-restoration hair removal and keep her feminine beauty intact ($39.95 per photo). VHS tapes and filmstrips, which lose quality with each handling and viewing, can also be preserved by conversion to DVD ($19.95 per tape).
Inside the retail location, ScanMyPhotos.com's KODAK Picture Kiosk is a one-stop mini-station for all your image-correction and customization needs. As you resize, crop, and chop your images, the friendly in-house staff will happily help you achieve picture-perfect results.
ScanMyPhotos.com was featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the Washington Post. Los Angeles magazine gave ScanMyPhotos.com the Best Digital Photo Scans in its Best of LA 2009, Barron's gave it a five-star review and "Gadget of the Week" acclaim, and MacVoices interviewed its president and CEO:
- But don’t be dissuaded, and don’t underestimate the emotional component of this service. There’s the joy (or shock) of unearthing all those photos and showing them to people who’ve never seen them, and there’s the immense comfort of knowing that they’re all digitized and easily backed up. – David Pogue, New York Times
- You could spend days and weeks scanning precious family photos on a cheapie scanner, but where on Earth do you find the time? So, lo and behold, I discovered a tweet (note to self: Tweeting sometimes has practical benefits) from ScanMyPhotos.com that introduced me to its fast and inexpensive scanning services. – Robert Lachman, Los Angeles Times
- If the thought of scanning thousands of pictures seems as appealing as sitting on a cactus, go to Scan My Photos. – Los Angeles magazine
ScanMyPhotos.com began in 1990 as a small retail photo center in Irvine, California, but thanks to innovations in Kodak photo-scanning technology soon blossomed into a national, online picture preserver. Lauded by Popular Photography as the "leader in digitizing prints", featured by USA Today, and mentioned in both Forbes and the The Los Angeles Times, and profiled on KTLA-TV News, the company artfully converts printed memories into edit-ready, 300- or 600-dpi images conveniently stored on a data DVD, flash drive, or uploaded to the cloud.
Technicians can also convert slides and negatives into digital files, restore timeworn photographs, and transfer VHS or 8mm to high-definition DVDs so that moms can preserve their child's first birthday party and dads can update the home videos where they reenacted episodes of Charlie's Angels.