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Scan All of Your Photos With ScanCafe

ScanCafe Preserves Your Memories, One Photo at a Time

Take a trip with me back to my parents' house, and I probably have about 20 photo albums filled from cover to cover of mainly my teenage years — yes, a good portion of my part-time job money went to one hour photo developing shops. Now that digital photos are so easy to take and access on your computer, I often wish my "old" print photos were accessible to share with friends and post in my family Facebook group.

Here's something I may have to try. A company called ScanCafe will take your old photo prints, negatives, and slides and digitize them for you. They will scan all of your photos by hand, then privately post them to their website. Basically the ones you decide to keep are the ones you pay for (you have to purchase at least 50 percent).

I do have some gripes though and offer some alternative solutions. To find out what they are

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Although the service sounds spectacular, keep in mind that the company ships your photos off to a facility in India to be scanned, so if you're worried about losing them in a cross continent trek DigMyPics is another great scanning company located here in the US. . . and for San Franciscans like me, try Digital Pickle.

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margokhal margokhal 6 years
Um...I know it probably takes a REALLY long time [I've got like 20 old photo albums of pictures, plus 3 or 4 boxes], but what about scanning them yourself? I guess these options are for those who don't have the time [I mean, I really don't have that kind of time], but have the money [which I totally DON'T have either]. I suppose I'll just take my chances trying to do them myself...and then maybe send off negatives. At least it's free!
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