Oprah Winfrey Would Love This Inspirational Saga, Explains ScanMyPhotos.com

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IRVINE, Calif.–(Businesswire)–Two ways to get Oprah Winfrey’s attention and be recognized as one of her “Favorite Things.”

1) Write a press release;
2) Have an emotional story that shares an innovative and affordable way to digitally preserve generations of photo snapshots

During a recent European trip, destiny greeted Mitch Goldstone and Carl Berman as they dined on the Greek Island of Mykonos. At the next table was Bernard LaChance, a charismatic Canadian singer who shared his story about creativity attracting the interest of talk show superstar Oprah Winfrey.

See links to Mr. LaChance’s YouTube story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tohGOH20aGA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DWJCTujSQw&feature=related

As an influential icon, Oprah Winfrey inspires millions. Her recent segment on LaChance was the type of emotional story of remarkable people with inventive talents that make people watch and cheer. The ScanMyPhotos.com story is magical in a different way. It inspires other businesses not to give up during challenging economic cycles and threatening technology transformations. “By reaching out to Oprah and hopefully becoming part of her “Favorite Things,” our story can rekindle entrepreneurial passion by others to also reinvent and recalibrate how they do business,” said Goldstone, President & CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com.

As the photo imaging industry shifted from film to digital, many businesses closed – a lifetime of dreams dissolved. Rather than giving up, Goldstone and Berman, founders of a retail photo center based in Southern California, persevered. They rode the wave of change and expanded their retail photo center into an international E-commerce company that digitally preserves and shares tens of millions of photo memories. For just $49.95, they digitally scan up to 1,000 photos; the prepaid fill-the-box service holds about 2,000 photos and includes all shipping with same day return for just $124.95.

Just as LaChance captured Oprah’s attention, ScanMyPhotos.com is hoping for an encore to also share its story on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” By embracing change and reinventing every aspect of entrepreneurship,

ScanMyPhotos.com made a comeback and inspires others to never give up. Goldstone regularly addresses technology and trade associations; in October he will be in Germany to share insights on how to reinvent the photo imaging industry,

ScanMyPhotos.com is ranked 16th on the Web100.com Photography listing and was included as “The Best of LA 2009” by Los Angeles Magazine. David Pogue profiled ScanMyPhotos.com in his “Personal Tech” column in The New York Times. Scores of other profiles are referenced on the Web site. The company has trusted KODAK brand products since 1990 and credits the Eastman Kodak Company with pioneering new ways to share pictures in today’s all-digital world. “We launched an entirely new business by commercializing KODAK scanning technology, KODAK Photo Kiosks and KODAK APEX (Adaptive Picture Exchange) printing to provide innovative new products for our customers,” explained Goldstone.

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Even more ways you can use photo books:
Many people are creating impressive and treasured family history photo books. They gather photographic material and prints from across the country and the world. The format, quality and condition of these vary enormously in the amount of care and effort in putting these together. If you plan to use a lot of old prints, slides or negatives, you will need the right scanner for your needs. Or you can use a scanning service, which will save you a lot of time.


If you are about to renovate, remodel or decorate your home, use photo books to tell the story. Do a before-and-after series on facing pages. Learn how to place a tripod for identical positioning. For interior shots, lower the viewing height, and point the camera level to avoid those converging doorways and walls. Include pictures of yourself and others working on the renovation, as part of the story.
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Need a last minute gift? How about a simple photo book? Just make sure the book is one the recipient will enjoy receiving and will value, not just politely keep in a drawer and bring out when you visit them.

If you take a lot of good photographs for a family wedding, then this can make for a wonderful photo book. And you can add in other pictures of the happy couple as they first met, and on early dates, as part of the story. You can determine the style and quality that will allow you to make copies for the closest family members and friends. If funds are tight, maybe each person who wants one could offer to pay for their own, much as people do when they order from the photographer.

Sharing the news and pictures of a new baby can be done with a little photo book. It does not have to be a huge production or expensive – there are many simple and budget-priced books that can be chosen from.

A wonderful and caring approach is to create a tribute or memory book for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Here are a few tips… Caption and group the pictures to make sense for them. For example, someone with dementia is likely to be prompted by the inscription they once wrote on the back of a photo, even if it is cryptic to others. Be careful adding your own interpretations. But do add in names of others in the pictures and their relationships to your loved one. Maybe some added explanation and facts.

This can help you and the caregivers go through the book over and over again with your loved one, and for it to be a fresh experience every time.

It’s important for children need to see photos of themselves and their parents, and images of their grandparents at younger ages. They get a much better sense of their own identity through seeing their place in the larger family.

What better way to do this than give them their own family history book loaded with characters and stories? Pictures with captions, and more detailed stories they will grow into as they learn to read. They will be able to share this with their friends and classmates. Keep the separate set of digital originals on file, so that if a book is lost or damaged, you can easily have another made up from the same images.

So, with the range of books, styles, quality, formats and services available to you, whether online or at your local camera store, you can take advantage of this and create wonderful bound books, for whatever purpose you need.


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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.

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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
ScanMyPhotos.com

 

Delta Sky Magazine’s “Editors’ Pick” Profiles ScanMyPhotos.com

The business and lifestyle publication, Delta Sky Magazine is read by millions of airline passengers around the world. In August, Sky is profiling ScanMyPhotos.com as it’s Editors’ Pick,” See link.

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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.

THE BEST OF LA 2009


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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