Recent Blog Postings: Tales from the World of Photo Scanning

“Blonde Lawyer” Blogger Chimes in on

Read about Lisa from Seattle Washington’s experience with in her own words that were posted on her “BlondeLawyer” blog. Thanks Lisa for having help digitally preserve your special photo memories. On your next order, check out our menu of other useful features, like Photo Soap, custom photo albums, photo restorations , Kodak Picture Movie DVD’s and more great ideas on this page.

“Like many people we lots of old pre-everyone-has-a-digital-camera-days photos sitting around. We have had “scan in photos” on our “to do list” for a very long time (it is even on my 101 list!). So when I heard about a company that does it for you and is reasonably priced, I was all over it! In August there was an article in the NY Times about, so I decided to check it out. You have to arrange your photos by size, which took some time, but in the end it was well worth it. Last Thursday I mailed out 11 pounds worth of old photographs. Today when I arrived at my office my photos were returned along with a DVD with all 1368 photos on it. The quality is pretty good and the turn around was so fast. The total cost–about $140 (which included shipping both ways). Well worth it IMHO. So, now you will get to see lots and lots of old photos–including never-before-posted wedding photos from my 1999 wedding…I bet you are on the edge of your seat!! Anywho…I am excited about being able to post all of these old photos. And also to play around with editing them in Photoshop!”

Click here to view a sample of Lisa’s photo scans.


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What’s The Word on

Lots of blog postings about and we try to keep up with customers’ experiences. Here’s a blog posting from and decorator Lauri Ward.

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To Cherish And To Keep
Sep 29th, 2008 by Lauri

Whenever people are asked, “If your house was on fire, what would be the one thing you would take with you, aside from your pets?” many, if not most, answer, “my family photos.” Whether framed and on display in our homes or stored in albums, those of us who treasure our connection to our relatives and ancestors usually have photographs of them scattered around our houses and apartments. We cherish these tangible historic records because they allow us to see our loved ones whenever we choose and they also provide our children with the opportunity to view long-gone family members, who they never met, and learn what they looked like, perhaps, more than a century ago.
And because old photographs are so vulnerable, they are even more priceless. Digital photography has enabled us to preserve our newer pictures in our computers or on discs but what can we do about ensuring that our older images will remain intact for future generations? We can scan them, if we have time, or we can have them professionally scanned for

I don’t know about you but I’m off to get some rubber bands. will do them on the same day they receive the photos for only $50, putting 1000 photos on a DVD (other companies charge a lot more for the service). This is a great value if we are, first, willing to take the time to group our photos according to size; place
rubber bands around each bunch and then send them off in a tightly packed box.



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How To Place An International Photo Scan Order


We Scan The Globe offers our famous photo scanning service around the world to all locations included on the Federal Express Priority International delivery system. We make it easy to digitally protect your photos.
Pay just $49.95 ($US) for up to 1,000 photos scanned, providing it is prepared as detailed in the below link. Have as many photos scanned as you want, pay just $49.95 ($US) per up to each 1,000 photos. Includes one DVD data disc of your scanned images.
From Polaroid-sized 3’ x 3’ to 11×14 enlargements. Front and back scanning only available with this option at additional cost. No prorating and our prepaid, fill-the-box service is not valid, you must send the photos in your own box and we return only via FedEx Priority International delivery.
All International orders must choose this option. Click here for more info.
Simply follow the instructions below:
Prepare your photos as detailed here.
Fill out this order form and be sure to choose FedEx Priority International for return shipment.

Send your photos and order form to:
Attn: Photo Scanning Dept.
92 Corporate Park Plaza, Suite B

Irvine, California 92606 USA


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Monday, September 22, 2008

Photo Services Including Prints on Kodak Paper at (30 Minute Photos Etc.)

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Prints From All Digital Devices Including Mobile Phones Simply bring your digital camera, memory card, disk, CD, and even your mobile phone and our stores with on site photo-developing equipment will have your order ready in about an hour or even faster!
You can also create striking large-size prints from any of your photos — provided that the resolution of the photo is high enough. Make giant collage photo posters up to 24″ x 36″ in minutes. Shuffle your photos, adjust the sizes and edit each image; change the color, restore, enhance and play around to make each picture just right. Just the way you like it.
Prints in Minutes Via Kodak Kiosk Visit our (30 Minute Photos Etc.) in-store kiosks to copy prints, add text, and make enlargements or photo cards in minutes. Download images from your camera card, camera phones, CD to a Kodak kiosk and print instantly or create and submit your order and pick up your prints later. Make simple edits like zoom, crop and remove red eye or create enlargements and print packages.
Prints in 30-minutes: We offer you traditional photo-quality prints and enlargements from film and any digital devices at a fraction of the cost of printing at home, delivering stunning-quality prints in under an hour. Getting beautiful prints at our local Orange County, Calif. retail photo center is simple and convenient.
Turn your cherished photos into loved souvenirs that make a lasting impression. Photo Books/Calendars No more corners or sleeves! Let our photo center create dazzling professionally-bound photo books and calendars from your own photos for the delight of your friends and family in minutes.
These are your photos – display them your way. Photo ID and Passport Pictures Let us take your passport, school ID, license, or badge picture on-site today. Our photo center takes great pride in producing photos that make you look your best.
And, remember to make your own movie with the KODAK Picture Movie DVD.

The experience

Print in Minutes…..or even seconds!In a hurry? You print your digital photos in minutes. Simply bring your digital camera, memory card, or cell phone to us and we’ll help you print dazzling photos!

Play With Your Photos. Our interactive Kodak Kiosks allow you to edit your pictures to your heart’s content. Crop, enhance, reduce red-eye, enlarge. Make your photos picture perfect!

Get Expert Advice. Our photo specialists have 18-years of experience and we are ready to assist you. From expert advice to cost-saving suggestions, they will help you even with the most demanding photo printing needs.


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New Kodak Dry Lab at

For more insights on the new Kodak Dry Lab that is in operation at and other retailers, see the following Eastman Kodak Company press release

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept 23, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Eastman Kodak’s award-winning KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange (APEX), a powerful modular, thermal dry lab system, has quickly become the most widely adopted new dry lab system in Europe according to FutureSource Consulting. Kodak achieved this lead position in less than four months since the first APEX shipment in June 2008. This behind-the-counter solution mirrors Kodak’s leadership position in front-of-the-counter kiosk solution, with more than 90,000 units installed worldwide.

“When we first conceived the Adaptive Picture Exchange, we knew retailers would need a digital printing solution that helps provide dramatic profitability improvements while minimizing capital expenditure and risk, in order to position themselves for today and for the future,” said Brad Kruchten, general manager, Retail Printing and vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. “With APEX, we’ve delivered a solution that allows retailers to leverage their existing capital investment as their starting point to access new and highly profitable business opportunities. It’s an honor to see that key retailers globally recognize our efforts, showing that they trust us to quickly assess the rapidly changing market needs and bring them relevant, timely and profitable solutions.”

The KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange, which combines unique technology innovations with Kodak’s award winning applications and retail systems expertise, embodies Kodak’s commitment to retailers to deliver unprecedented adaptability, ease-of-use, flexibility and scalability while enabling quick and easy production of profitable, high quality imaging products and dramatically reducing retailer costs and complexity.

As a result, retailers have responded strongly to the benefits the system provides, including reduced setup and training time, increased employee productivity and increased efficiencies and profit from the combination of new simple user interface design, substantially reduced number of media types, the connectable and modular small footprint core design and low capital cost.
“It’s very important for us that the new solution not only processes the images quickly, but that it is also very customer friendly and easy to use via a touch screen,” said Frank Boehm, managing director of Media Markt Schwerin in Germany. “More and more of our customers want to do more with their photos. We are happy to meet this demand and offer additional services, with brilliant products at premium quality, to our customers through the APEX.”

New components within the KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange include the KODAK 7000 Photo Printer, KODAK XTRALIFE II Paper, KODAK DL2100 Duplex Printer, and new KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange/APEX Workstation with advanced high-speed processing capability and efficient workflow software, all in a highly ergonomic and easy-to-use overall design. The Adaptive Picture Exchange allows retailers to scale from low- to high-volume environments as business needs expand. Because the components of APEX are so modular, a retailer can choose from dozens of configuration options to best meet their needs.

“I developed my new shop at the same time Kodak developed APEX, which was very fortunate,” said Robert de Klijne, owner of Foto Fun Store. “The APEX is an incredibly good concept that takes the work out of my hands. It ensures that I no longer need an operator. The operator has become a salesperson. With APEX I’ve got my hands free to help customers.”

New KODAK Picture Kiosk v2.0 Software

The new KODAK Picture Kiosk v2.0 Software Upgrade for the KODAK Picture Kiosk encourages consumers to make premium products easily through dedicated attract loops and premium product visualization with customer images – right at the order summary. It delivers improved workflows that make it easier for consumers do what they want, from finding their important pictures to stunning premium product items, quickly and easily. The software also enables direct G3 and G4 series kiosk connectivity to the KODAK DL2100 Duplex Printer, allowing retailers to leverage their existing KODAK Picture Kiosk hardware investment as the basis for expansion into fast-growth double-sided photobooks, greeting cards and calendars right in the store. In addition, the new software also enables ordering of exciting off-site photo-merchandise that deliver even more profitable retailer opportunities while delivering on the promise of consumer digital photography.

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How to Transfer Cassettes and Records to CD and MP3: We Recommend Reclaim Media

Here is a tip that you are sure to hear with great frequency. Transfer all your old cassettes and vinyl records to CD and MP3 with Reclaim Media. They are a smart solution for converting analog audio products to digital files. Like, Reclaim Media is operated by a group of young-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate about protecting your memories.

Click here to watch a walk through video describing how the Reclaim Media service works.

According to Reclaim Media, CDs from tapes and records will import into iTunes just like you’d expect.

Here is a parcial listing of other related services that Reclaim Media recommends:
Here are their Frequently Asked Question pointers:

What about videos?
What about 78s?
How long does this take?
Can I make/sell copies of my new CDs/MP3s?
This cassette/record is irreplaceable! I can’t risk mailing it!
Privacy/Guarantees/Copyright:Is this legal?
Do you listen to my tape/record?

Do you keep a copy of my audio?
What if my cassette/record is damaged?
CDs:A bogus title comes up when I put the CD into my computer. Huh?
MP3:How do I load my MP3s into iTunes?
Cassettes:I’m not sure how long my tape is…I only want the second song from side A and…What if my cassette is broken or breaks on you?

How is it broken up into tracks?
Records:My record is scratched and skips. Can you fix it?

Can you put 2+ short records onto one CD?
How is it broken up into tracks?
I only want the second song from side A and…Do you do hiss/pop/noise filtering?


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How to Document Your Life and Tell Your Family’s Story Through Pictures in 3-Minutes – KODAK Picture Movie DVD From Your Scanned Photos

All New. Now available at our retail location and for all our photo scan mail orders at — Introducing the new KODAK Picture Movie DVD.

“Don’t just look at pictures…. Relive your memories” with KODAK Picture Movie DVDs.

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These movie DVDs are separate from your scanned DVD data disc files and are just like any other movie that you watch on your DVD player. There is a separate charge, in addition to all scanning services for this added service.

Pay just $34.95 for the first copy and $14.95 for each duplicate copy.

Enjoy this added feature from KODAK after your generations of photo memories are digitally preserved by Order your own multi-media KODAK Picture Movie DVDs from your favorite 60 pictures, includes your choice of music* from popular artists and all orders are completed and mailed back with your order on the same day it is received.

The KODAK Picture Movie DVD even includes special pan and zoom effects for a true movie experience. That’s all there is to it!

Watch your favorite photos on TV, Ordering is super-easy and super-fast. Watch this!

Why only 60 pictures? Even though the average order is about 2,500 images scanned, we have found that to retain viewer interest and preserve the special impact that the most important photos represent, 60 pictures is the perfect quantity, without having your guests’ eyes begin to close.


  1. Choose the prepaid boxes to add this new feature
  2. Or, choose the standard service where you mail in your pictures in your own box to add this new feature
  3. Choose up to 60 pictures and place in sequence order, beginning with the first image you want to view on the KODAK Picture Movie DVD. Please those pictures in a separate envelope and add to your box
  4. Choose up to ten words (titles, descriptions, special introduction) that will be electronically embedded into the opening credit for your KODAK Picture Movie DVD
  5. *Choose ONE song from the list below and we will have that added as part of the multi-media DVD presentation.
  6. Any questions, use the 24/7 Live Support help desk.



On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
Pump Up the Jam – Technotronic
Shout – The Isley Brothers
That’s The Way I Like It – KC and The Sunshine Band


Dancing In the Street – Martha Reeves and the Vadellous
Everlasting Love – Carl Carlton
I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
What I Like About You – The Romantics


St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terell
Shining Star – Earth, Wind and Fire
Walking on Sunshine – Katherine and the Waves


Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
Calling All Angles – Train
Dust in the Wind – Kansas
Three Times a Lady – The Commodores


Baby Love – Diana Ross and the Supremes
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
My Girl – The Temptations
Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blow Fish


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Customer Profile: “This is the best present in the world! It beats the Hope Diamond by a long shot!”

Feedback from Ira N. in Harrison New York after receiving his completed order:

Since we both know satisfied customers bring about the required sales and profits necessary for a business to be successful. The attached message from my youngest daughter proves your great success. I thought you would like to see it.


Ps: I just ordered 3 more boxes.

[From my daughter]: What an awesome, fantastic, wonderful, beautiful gift. Seeing you guys was a bonus too! Mall and I looked at about 100 pictures tonight. She kept saying, “Hallie should see these!” What a nice way to savor the past. Do you still have the originals? I will call tomorrow to say thank you again. This is the best present in the world! It beats the Hope Diamond by a long shot! xoxo, Robin


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Tell Me: What is Kodak Digital ICE?™

KODAK DIGITAL ICE™ Technology works with slides and film formats (negatives) but not with photographic pictures. Currently, KODAK DIGITAL ICE cannot be used with photographs. However, we do feature “Photo Soap” for enhancing your all your images. Click here to learn more about “Photo Soap,” powered by Perfectly Clear.

The Kodak software lets “dust bust” while we scan—improving overall efficiency and predictability within the postproduction workflow.

KODAK DIGITAL ICE Technology works from within the scanner to detect and reduce dust and surface scratches without softening, blurring, or altering the image. A tri-level defect matte is generated, depicting pixels that have been altered and defects that require additional attention. So, if a defect is found that is greater than what can be corrected by the system,

How it Works:

  • Infrared channel detects density differences and defects on the film
  • A tri-level defect matte indicates the location and severity of the defects
  • Advanced pixel operation, utilizing Kodak algorithms, substantially reduces defects


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