Save 10% off our new Mixbook Family History Albums; spend $15 or more! Use code FALLMIX10. Ends September 30!

New Family History Themed Mixbook Photo Albums You Design Online in Minutes!
 
Beautiful custom photo albums from your newly scanned ScanMyPhotos.com pictures and all digital images – Always free to design and share online!
 
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AutoMix is our latest and greatest feature, allowing anyone to create a photobook in mere seconds. It is simple and easy to use, and completely revolutionary. Using innovative technology, we’ve created a way to lay out all your photos in a beautiful and ready-to-print book. Just pick a theme, select some photos, and you’re done! You can edit it how you like by adding text, changing the backgrounds, and customizing it until you’re satisfied. AutoMix makes creating a photobook easier than ever before!

You can enjoy your photobooks online and share them with the world by embedding our Mixbook player on your website or blog. Just use the sharing tool bar or copy and paste the simple embed code located on your profile. It’s that easy! Now your family and friends can marvel at your creativity!

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Data Recovery: How to Recover Your Lost Digital Files


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We have all experienced it, the panic that one feels when you accidentally hit “Delete All” instead of “Delete Image”. Perhaps you insert your card into your computer and it says, “The disc is not formatted, would you like to format now?” The most important thing to remember is if you’ve lost your digital images, DON’T PANIC. Stop doing anything more to the card.

You made the switch to digital to preserve your photos and now they are gone. ScanMyPhotos.com can help. Send us your media and let us try to recover the files for you instead of losing hope that your European vacation is lost. ScanMyPhotos.com searches your media at a low level to recover and rescue corrupted or lost data from damaged, unreadable, or defective disks. We are optimized to recover your photo image data but can also recover data and movie files. In some cases, we can even rebuild pictures that have suffered minor corruptions.We can recover data from:

ScanMyPhotos.com, headquartered in Irvine, California will place your recovered files onto a DVD data disc and return your media card with the DVD. While data recovery is not guaranteed, if your card is damaged, corrupted, or has been formatted, ScanMyPhotos.com is the best data-recovery solution you can get for your lost photos. See pricing below.

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How to Reinvent the Photo Industry

 Thanks to New York Times reporter, Sarah Lyall (@SarahLyall) for her August 1st front page profile on Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary. The smart lessons make for a Harvard case study on how every industry must refocus how they operate and manage growth. This month, Delta Air Lines is profiling ScanMyPhotos.com in Delta Sky, it’s in-flight magazine, so there is a connection between us and the airlines. Neraly 15-million worldwide passengers will read this “Editors’ Pick profile.

Just like the transportation business, the photo industry is ripe with failures. Rather than fuel being the transending inconvenience, for us it is technology and the transition from film to digital that has burdened our business. It is possible, and we proved it, about how to instantly reinvent the photo imaging industry; it took us 19-years, but the results are now transparent.

Mr. O’Leary’s message is a salutable model for every business. To reinvigorate and reengage customers requires a new approach. Pricing, technology and instant service is paramount and augments an uncompromising commitment to professional quality. Just as travelers want to safely arrive at their destination and not pay a premium price, ScanMyPhotos.com has equally pioneered a new way of thinking about pictures.

There are 3.5 trillion analog photos tucked away in shoe boxes. These fading memories must be shared, preserved and repurposed for today’s all-digital computer world.

For Mr. O’Leary, it went as far as charging for in-flight lavatory use. When asked what happens if “the plane were stricken by some nasty, effluent illness, like food poisoning? A snorting noise wafted over from the chair where Mr. O’Leary was sitting. “We don’t serve enough food for everybody to get food poisoning,” he said.”

At ScanMyPhotos.com, we recognized that millions of domestic and international picture-takers also want no-frills service, but, Ritz Carlton-like service. The KODAK slogan is “you press the button, we do the rest” and that too has been our principle motto. We provide the basics, plus a menu of hundreds of other ways to share and save photo memories. Once the images are digitized, we provide the magic that enables consumers to jettison how they historically thought about pictures; especially those memories from decades and generations of favored photographs.

There is a flourishing opportunity to recast how the photo imaging industry thinks about pictures. At the forefront is ScanMyPhotos.com, which is constantly using our entrepreneurial might to develop new ways to share and preserve those memories. For a menu of photo products, see

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Like Ryanair, since 1990, our business has always had shock value, but in a remarkable way; orders are completed and returned faster than it takes to find your seat on an airplane. It is the magic behind what we do and how we dazzle our customers that has caused such raving reviews, from The New York Times Personal Tech columnist, David Pogue, to the scores of other news profiles. A key value proposition is also our free 24/7 live support help desk to instantly solve most photo imaging questions [give it a try].

The backstage secret: Always trust KODAK technology, it has been a boon to our business. We are even recognized by Web100 as the sixteenth best photography Web site. It is back to the future as tens of millions of analog photo snapshots are instantly being digitized to share and preserve generations of family memories.

There is an urgency to digitize photos, slides and negatives before they fade away. We are the pioneers of super-fast and affordable scanning (less than $50 to scan 1,000 photographic pictures in minutes) by commercializing all types of KODAK technology.

Organizing and sharing photographs has never been simpler or more necessary as thousands of new iPhone, Internet and retail photo lab applications are driving demand to revisit pictures. Photo scanning is reinventing and growing the entire photo imaging category and we are honored to play a key role. Because of our international stature, the company regularly travels the world in our quest to educate and invent new growth opportunities. During the next few months, we will traveling to Italy, Greece, Egypt, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. The company has been a longtime and active member of the Photo Marketing Association for nearly twenty-years.

By solving the biggest problem in photography, bulk photo scanning is fast, effortless and affordable. Send your photos, or order online the prepaid, fill-the-box service that holds about 2,000 photos from ScanMyPhotos.com which includes same day service and completely free shipping for just $124.95 (buy two boxes and the third is free).

Scanning is also revitalizing the entire photo imaging category. Once pictures are digitized, consumers are ordering reprints, giant collage enlargements, custom photo greeting cards, photo albums and dozens of other products online at ScanMyPhotos.com and at its retail photo center, which exclusively promotes KODAK photo kiosks, printed on the new KODAK APEX eco-friendly dry lab system. There are also thousands of independent KODAK photo kiosks located throughout the country and abroad.

Los Angeles Magazine’s “Best of LA” August issue featured ScanMyPhotos.com as “the country’s leading source of quick scans” (p. 113). Nearly 15-million airline passengers will also be reading about ScanMyPhotos.com in the August issue of Delta Sky Magazine, which selected ScanMyPhotos.com for it’s “Lifestyles Editors’ Pick” profile (p 39). Learn more from our hundreds of blog postings at Tales from the World of Photo Scanning and on Twitter.

ScanMyPhotos.com International is a division of 30 Minute Photos Etc., founded in 1990 by Mitch Goldstone and Carl Berman.

Pictures are everything, we make yours last a lifetime and more. Thank you for trusting us to help preserve and share your memories.

Mitch Goldstone
President & CEO
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Best of LA: ScanMyPhotos.com Selected for “Our Favorite Things!”

 

 

Thanks to the editors at Los Angeles Magazine (August edition) for profiling ScanMyPhotos.com as one of your favorite things.

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Overview of The Best of LA: Reporting for Best of L.A. involves lurking and surreptitious note taking. It requires undercover visits to spas and bars, blind tasting carrot cakes from 15 bakeries, and investigating fishing holes. For the past few months we (34 reporters in all) roamed the city—sampling, questioning, comparing, debating. The results are in: We have determined the best cheese plate, children’s theater, ethnic vegan restaurant, and beach for novice surfers. We discovered that best doesn’t always mean most expensive. Accolades this year go to a cheap brow job, a Laundromat, a tuna melt, and jewelry under $300. So kick back and enjoy the fruits of our fun labors.

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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.

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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.

Google Wave: Redefining How You Share Photos and Stories from ScanMyPhotos.com

 

This is the next new, new, application once your thousands of photos are digitized at ScanMyPhotos.com. Share your memories with friends and relatives and create a new community to discuss and laugh as you reminisce.

Google Wave is a new tool for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year. Watch the demo video below, sign up for updates and learn more about how to develop with Google Wave. Google Wave can make you more productive even when you’re having fun.

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Unlike online forums, Google Waves reflect changes in more or less real time: You can see responses appear from Wave participants as the typing occurs, network latency permitting. There is, however, an option to show a reply only after all typing has been completed.

Google Wave will be available this fall and check back often for regular updates. We are so excited and look forward to incorporating this brilliant new Google tool to compliment your photo scanning orders.

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