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How Photos Can Be Protected From Natural Disasters, Advises ScanMyPhotos.com

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Expanding on the theme of National Preparedness Month (NPM), ScanMyPhotos.com is not waiting until the annual September event to issue an urgent recommendation encouraging people to take action and prepare for emergencies year-round. NPM is a nationwide effort sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign to increase awareness for preparing and to effectively deal with emergencies and natural disasters.

ScanMyPhotos.com, an associate member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), is urging people to have their analog photo snapshots scanned and backed up.

In advance of National Preparedness Month, ScanMyPhotos.com president and CEO, Mitch Goldstone, said, “Beyond gathering survival items when preparing for natural disaster emergencies, such as fires, hurricanes or earthquakes, think about protecting irreplaceable items in the home.”

While insurance may cover replacement of possessions that have monetary value, how are you protecting items of emotional value? Those shoeboxes of family photos tucked away are often overlooked until it is too late.

What is your backup plan?

According to ScanMyPhotos.com, the top six reasons to backup your photo memories are:

1) Offsite storage in case of a natural disaster.

2) Family divorce or relationship separations (duplicate copies solve ownership issues)

3) Halt ongoing fading and discoloration of your older analog pictures.

4) Easy sharing of photo reprints with others.

5) Making treasured photo gifts for anniversaries, birthdays and more.

6) Sharing stories and journaling to give a real ‘face’ for family tree genealogy projects.

“Preparing for a natural disaster is a year-round imperative,” explains Goldstone who said, “In an instant, when disaster strikes, you risk losing precious photo memories. Family photographs document our lives in a way that material items cannot. Once those photos are destroyed, that part of the family history is lost forever. Family photos can also be ‘lost’ due to neglectful storage, sun exposure and actual time. There is an urgency to preserve your analog photos before facing a possible natural disaster emergency.”

The daunting task of individually scanning each picture has been replaced with ultra-fast and affordable bulk photo scanning using Kodak technology and performed by photo imaging industry professionals with same day return. Your photos are digitally scanned and saved onto DVDs allowing you multiple off-site backups.

ScanMyPhotos.com provides secured Extreme Backup to archive all your images. Its menu of hundreds of other photo imaging gift and sharing items are posted on its Web site.

Resources:

Background news: http://ow.ly/dcmu

Press release: http://ow.ly/dclO

Overview on preserving photos: http://ow.ly/dcma

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Founded in 1990 as a boutique retail photo center, today, ScanMyPhotos.com is an international company, headquartered in Irvine, California. The digital imaging retail photo center and international online photo ordering service regularly makes national news for its leadership and entrepreneurial innovations.

Photos Must Be Protected From Natural Disasters, Says ScanMyPhotos.com

Corporate News Release From ScanMyPhotos.com
 
 
(Irvine, CA) Expanding on the theme of National Preparedness Month (NPM), one company is not waiting until the annual September event to issue an urgent recommendation to encourage people to take action and prepare for emergencies year-round. NPM is a nationwide effort sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign to increase awareness for preparing and to effectively deal with emergencies and natural disasters.

As an associate member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), ScanMyPhotos.com is urging people to have their hard copy photos scanned and backed up now.

ScanMyPhotos.com president and CEO, Mitch Goldstone, said that “In advance of National Preparedness Month it is important to remember that beyond gathering survival items when preparing for natural disasters such as fires, hurricanes or earthquakes one should also focus on the irreplaceable items in the home.

 
What is your backup plan?
 
It is often forgotten that in the aftermath of a disaster, your insurance will cover replacement of possessions that have a monetary value, but items with emotional value can never be replaced. Those shoeboxes of family photos tucked away in your closet or attic are often overlooked until it is too late.”

“Preparing for a natural disaster is a year-round imperative,” explains Goldstone who said, “In an instant, when disaster strikes, you risk loosing precious photo memories. Family photographs document our lives in a way that material items cannot. Once those photos are destroyed, that part of the family history is lost forever. Family photos can also be ‘lost’ due to neglectful storage, sun exposure and actual time. Printed photos will never last forever, they have a very real shelf-life and they deteriorate a little more everyday. Making digital copies slows this process and also preserves them when faced with a natural disaster.”

Because of new photo imaging technology, no longer do you have to individually scan every photo. That daunting taste has been replaced with ultra-fast and affordable bulk photo scanning using Kodak technology and performed by photo imaging industry professionals with same day return. Your photos are digitally scanned and saved onto DVDs allowing you multiple off-site backups.

 
ScanMyPhotos.com also offers its secure Extreme Backup plan for independently archiving all your images assuring the client total photo preservation.

According to ScanMyPhotos.com, there are several reasons to back up your photo memories during National Preparedness Month:

1) Off site storage in case of a natural disaster.
2) Family divorce or relationship separations (duplicate copies solve ownership issues)
3) To halt the ongoing fading and discoloration.
4) Easy sharing photo copies with others.
5) Making treasured photo gifts for anniversaries, birthdays and more.
6) Giving a real ‘face’ to a family tree genealogy project.


Los Angeles based CBS -KCAL Channel 5 News wanted to know more about this process, and recently featured ScanMyPhotos.com showing every step in the speed-scan process from the company’s California headquarters.

Background: The history of ScanMyPhotos.com and affordable bulk photo scanning services: Founded in 1990 as a boutique retail photo center, the company is headquartered in Irvine, California. Today, ScanMyPhotos.com and its digital imaging retail photo center also operates a nationwide online photo ordering service that regularly makes national news for its leadership, entrepreneurial innovations and super-fast service. The company provides hundreds of photo imaging services. Years ago, the ScanMyPhotos.com division commercialized a new type of ultra-fast Kodak photo scanning technology to safely digitize and preserve tens of millions of millions of photo snapshots. Popular Photography called ScanMyPhotos.com a “leader in digitizing prints,” the company has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Click to read David Pogue’s Personal Tech review in The New York Times.
 
The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is the leading professional organizing authority dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. NAPO helps individuals or businesses conquer clutter and chaos with advice and insight on organizing as well as a way to connect with the most valuable organizing resource of all——the professional organizer. NAPO provides a variety of courses, business resources, and networking opportunities, especially through its
annual conference and educational teleclasses. ScanMyPhotos.com is a NAPO associate member.

 
 
 
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We have all heard it a thousand times ‘be prepared for The Big One’. And ‘The Big One’ varies from area to area. It is an earthquake, a fire, a tornado, a flood or even a home robbery. We hear about it. We talk about it. And we think about it …but when it comes down to it, just how prepared are you?

September is

But, sitting in front of your computer and scanning these photos one by one can a painfully slow process, even taking months or years to complete. It just isn’t realistic. Fortunately there are services like ScanMyPhotos.com which make backing up your hard copy photos easy and affordable with their ‘speed-scan’ process.
Marcy Massura. A humorist, writer and actual customer of ScanMyPhotos. As well as a huge fan of being prepared.
A sturdy and secure box arrives at your home, which you can fill with your photos (approximately 2000 per box) and you return to ScanMyPhotos.com on your own time. (ScanMyPhotos.com pays for postage all three ways).
Once received, the photos are professionally scanned and returned to you the same day. There are also hundreds of other photo imaging products available from ScanMyPhotos.com. You receive your original photos back and new digital DVD data discs. Request several copies to share with relatives or to store off-site in multiple locations. Order custom photo index books and literately hundreds of other photo products to share and save your special memories directly from ScanMyPhotos.com.
In addition to knowing you are preserving your family treasures you can also email photos and upload to the Internet with ease.
Don’t let ‘the big one’ win!
With ScanMyPhotos.com, it is easy to be prepared for anything that comes your way.
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National Preparedness Month, which is a perfect reminder to us all to put that planning into action. While we might have a few extra canned goods stored, or a copy of our insurance policies in a safe, but what about your photos? One of the most over-looked areas of preventive preservation is backing up our hard-copy photos. When disaster strikes, it is the irreplaceable memories that affect the victims the most. Your wedding album, boxes of photos your children and photos of relatives no longer living are all examples of precious items that need to be cared for responsibly.

 

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Top 10 Apple iPhone Photo Applications

  1. The CameraZoom app, from KendiTech, is currently topping the list of iPhone photo apps and is selling for just $0.99. CameraZoom allows users to zoom in or out on their iPhone camera with the capacity up to 4X digital zoom. This app allows users to adjust the photo to the best quality after taking the photo.
  2. ColorSplash, from Hendrick Kueck, is remains on the list of top 10 iPhone photo apps and sells for $1.99. ColorSplash gives photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping chosen details in color. This effect helps draw the viewer’s attention to the colored portions of the photos.
  3. The Photogene application, by Omer Shoor, allows users to improve digital photos and have fun while doing it, says the description. Photogene offers a comprehensive set of professional editing tools in a simple, appealing interface. Users can crop images, correct color distribution, rotate and mirror images, as well as add special effects. Photogene can be purchased for just $2.99.
  4. With the Picfree app, from Pinger Inc., users can send pictures to any U.S. mobile phone via MMS or even to an email for free. Picfree is for sending picture messages only and retails for $5.99.
  5. 101 PhotoFilters, from MacPhun LLC, includes more than 101 high quality filters and photo effects for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Users can take instant photos or choose pictures from albums and easily apply any filter in just three taps. This app is available for only $0.99.
  6. The NightCamera app, from Sudobility, picks the decisive moment for capturing a particular image. NightCamera detects motion and pulls the trigger when steadiest. When the shutter button is pressed, for 3 seconds the app takes accelerometer readings, and at the exact moment the sensor determines that the camera is steady, the shutter is triggered. NightCamera also provides tips on night photography and can be downloaded for 99 cents.
  7. Nick Campbell developed ShakeItPhoto, available for just $0.99. The purpose of the app is to take a regular photo taken with the iPhone into a Polaroid like snapshot with vibrant colors. Shaking the iPhone causes the picture to develop quicker.
  8. The DSLR Remote Professional Edition app, from onOne Software, allows users to control their DSLR camera through their iPhone, including LiveView. DSLR Remote makes remote shooting with high or low angles and self portraits and taking photos of children easy and fun. Users need to have a Canon DSLR camera and a WiFi connection. This app is available for $9.99.
  9. Sam Williams developed the Faces Wild! app that shows users how silly their faces would look on the body of someone else. With this app, users can choose a scene from different categories and align their face with the hole by pinching and dragging. More scenes are continuously being added and once the app knows where a face it, it automatically aligns it to subsequent scenes. This app retails for just $0.99.
  10. With the CameraBag app, from Nevercenter Ltd. Co., users can enhance photos from the iPhone camera or iPhone/iPod Touch photo library. CameraBag has advanced filters that imitate seven different camera/film styles users can apply to pictures. CameraBag retails for $2.99.
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FREE Ice Cream Social: Make Your Own Sundae at ScanMyPhotos.com

 


DELICIOUS FRIDAY at ScanMyPhotos.com – Serving Up FREE Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM SUNDAE – MAKE YOUR OWN KODAK PHOTO GIFTS

We love Kodak and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and invite all our Orange County neighbors to an old-fashion ice cream social on Friday, June 5th from 12:00 -2:00 pm at our Irvine retail photo center.
 
 
Since 1990, we have been bring smiles to many at our retail photo center [30 Minute Photos Etc.] and more recently through ScanMyPhotos.com – our international photo scanning and online digital imaging service.
 
Now, our ScanMyPhotos.com division is gearing up for providing more joy and yummy treats with our DELICIOUS FRIDAY’S. Stop by, say hello and make your own complimentary Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sundae, while supply lasts. See if we have your favorite flavor?
 
 
And, to continue with the do-it-yourself theme, bring in all those shoeboxes of photos, 35mm slides and film negatives to have us scan and preserve your photo memories on digital DVDs. Also gather your digital photo memory cards, camera cell phones and other digital files to create beautiful Kodak memories; it’s super easy to use our banks of Kodak photo kiosks.
 
 
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Bring your kids and the whole family! We are looking forward to seeing you for DELICIOUS FRIDAY’S at ScanMyPhotos.com

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