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Top 7 Reasons to Scan Your Old Photos

While most of us have switched to digital cameras we all have boxes and photo albums lingering in our closet and under our bed. It can be daunting to even consider scanning all your pictures, but it's certainly worth it. Why you wonder?

  • Protection - Scanning your photos will allow you to protect your precious memories from fire, flood and forgetfulness. For many of us, pictures of the baby’s first steps, your parents’ wedding, or that fun-filled trip you took to Maui as a child, are so irreplaceable that they’re the first things we think of taking when faced with the threat of natural disaster.
  • Save them from the abyss - Preserve old photos that have withstood the test of time before they crumble or become discolored.
  • Sharing is caring - Sharing your photos with family and friends is much easier when they're digital. You can share photo albums though services like KODAK “EasyShare’ gallery, Flickr or even your TeamSugar album.

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  • You don't have to do-it-yourself - If you are worried about the amount of time it will take to scan all your photos you can always get outside help. You can get up to 200 photos professionally scanned in minutes with KODAK Gallery’s Scan Van or at a local photo studio.
  • Get organized! - Once you’ve scanned in the photos, you can organize your pictures chronologically, by event, or by family member—with just a couple of clicks.
  • Easily edit your photos - You can take pictures with spontaneity and fix the details online by using all my photography tips.
  • Photo books make great gifts - Once your photos are uploaded, you can make a beautiful leather-bound legacy photo book to mark your mother’s birthday, or put your new baby’s face on a mouse pad or coffee mug, so Grandma will always have him close by.


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