What You'll Get
For $75, today's side deal gets you a prepaid photo box (a $149.50 value) that can hold roughly 2,000 photos with the White Glove scan-in-order service (a $48.50 value) from ScanMyPhotos.com, a division of 30 Minute Photos Etc. (a $198.45 total value). All photos are scanned at a secret volcano lair in Irvine where the company's reliable scanning services have preserved tens of millions of photos since 1990.
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.
- 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
- If the thought of scanning thousands of pictures seems as appealing as sitting on a cactus, go to Scan My Photos. – [Los Angeles]
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. No cash back. Must properly prepare photos for scanning. Not valid with other offers. Online photo scan orders only. Not valid in-store. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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.