Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Scanning services make it easy to convert photos and slides


Like many families, my parents had amassed a large collection of family photos. By the time that collection was passed on to me, they had filled 23 albums with something close to 8,000 photos. And that didn’t count the boxes of negatives and 35mm slides.

Then it was my task to figure out how to share the photos with family members and distant relatives scattered around the globe. That means getting the photos converted into digital images along with some of the slides and possibly the negatives.

I got started on the job using my home scanner, but to finish the work, I'm going to need professional help. Fortunately, there are a number of companies that will scan large quantities of photos and put them on a disc or storage device for a reasonable price.

I took a look at four services that get good user reviews and offer a range of services and prices. One services charges as little as 8 cents per print and another will work with photos mounted in albums.

For an over view of each, check out my latest column at MyWell-Being.com.


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  1. Your old photos and snapshots are precious and irreplaceable. Regardless of how you have stored them, they are susceptible to color degradation, fading, and many other problems caused by their age and environmental issues. It is a common fact that your old photos will continue to degrade with every day that passes. Photo scanning services protect your valuable photo print and slides from misplacement, irreparable damages due to catastrophic events. Digital archiving ensures you that your photos could be reprinted at anytime. Photo scanning system archives your photos for generations to pass and place them all in one place. Scanned photos will never fade and cannot be erased and could be easily emailed to friends & family.

  2. Your color slides are very precious and contain many memories. But they can deteriorate and fade with time or even be destroyed by fire, flood or damp. Also slide-boxes take up a lot of space - you may no longer have room for them. What I offer is a scanning service that transfers your slides to digital images on CD or DVDs. 35mm slide scanning service



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