Once my kids were born, I started taking a lot of pictures. I have thousands and thousands. We frequently sit and look at them on my computer or via Apple TV, reliving many fond memories.
It got me thinking – what happened to all the photos I took in high school and college? What about the box of family photos I took from the basement of my parents’ house? All those photos are boxed up and sitting in storage. My kids are always asking me about what it was like when I was a kid. I decide it was time to show them.
Based on a friend’s recommendation,and shipped them off to ScanCafe. I didn’t have to spend time organizing and labeling them. I literally dumped them in the box and off they went. I also sent video of my stepsons’ gymnastics meets and old newspaper clippings.
A few weeks later everything was digitized. I reviewed the photos and videos online and selected the ones I wanted to keep. Even though they scanned everything, I only had to pay for what I actually wanted (as long as I purchased at least 80% of the photos). They even restored some of the old, ripped and worn photos. I had the option of purchasing the original photo or the restored version.
I have to admit, I was a little nervous about sending off the only version of my photos. They could have easily been lost in the mail. In the end, I figured I wasn’t looking at them anyway so the risk was fairly low.
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