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.
“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.
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?
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.
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