ORGANIZING PHOTOS

photosWe recently used ScanMyPhotos.com to have a big box of our favorite old photos scanned and placed on a DVD. They charged $159 but it was worth it. We then used Kooboodle.com to store them online, and this was free.

ScanMyPhotos was easy to use but requires some work on your part. We ordered the service online and they sent us a pre-paid mailing box to put our photos in. It was the first time we’d looked at these photos in years. They gave us six months to get the photos back to them and of course we dilly dallied for a few months, because it’s sort of a pain going through all those photo albums to look for the gems.

They required photos of the same size to be grouped with rubber bands, and for extra fees they will provide more services: For $70 you can have your photos digitally enhanced, for $13 you can have them put on a flash drive in addition to a DVD.

Kooboodle searched our hard drive for photos and put copies of all of them in private storage online. This is a nice service, especially since its free for as many photos as you have.  It’s owned by ClickFree, a company we’ve written about them many times, because they make backing up easy.

Having your photos stored online makes them easy to skim through and easy to select ones to send to print or email. Highly recommended.

2 Responses to “ORGANIZING PHOTOS”

  1. Bob and Joy – So glad you had ScanMyPhotos.com help with your digital photo scanning project. We have scanned one-quarter billion pictures, but recently lowered our rate for the most popular service, prepaid fill-the-box scanning with free 3-way S/H and fast 5-10 day scanning. The rate is no longer $159, but only $99 now to scan about 1,800 photos.

    For background, beyond your terrific review to help people share and preserve their photo memories, is this helpful Forbes review on ScanMyPhotos.com.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2014/05/27/preserve-your-irreplaceable-memories-with-scanmyphotos/

  2. ORGANIZING PHOTOS

    We recently used ScanMyPhotos.com to have a big box of our favorite old photos scanned and placed on a DVD. They charged $159 but it was worth it. We then used Kooboodle.com to store them online, and this was free.