Jun 30, 2009

Scan My Photos Scanned My Photos

A while ago, there was a contest sponsored by Scan My Photos on Twitter. If you re-tweeted the contest tweet, you could win free scanning. Well, I won free scanning!!!

The prepaid shipping box was quickly emailed to me and then I had to decide which photos would go into it. I hauled out all my photos and started sorting. I actually wish now I would have just grabbed piles and put them in the box instead of trying to sort them. They will all have to eventually be scanned anyway. But, I wanted the photos of family members scanned first so I went for those.

I followed the instructions provided and crammed the box FULL - I think I ended up with well over 1000 photos and I could have probably crammed in a few more. Then I dropped the box in the mail - it was all pre-paid so all I had to do was take it to the post office and send it off to California (not India as some services do).

In a week or so, I got it all back - all the photos were scanned! WooHoo! The prize package included several copies so I was able to give a CD to my folks. Now, I have to decide what to do with the photos now that they are scanned. Do I throw them away or keep them? I guess I'll keep them.

I can't wait to use them for digi scrapping and make photo books at PhotoBooks{etc}!

The best part is that I didn't have to scan them! I had started several times but doing one at a time on a flat-bed scanner was going to take FOREVER!!!!!

If you're on the fence about the cost of a scanning service - get off the fence and go for it! Time is money! There is no way I could have ever scanned this many photos myself! I highly recommend Scan My Photos and will use them again to finish up my scanning.


No Reimer Reason said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I have so many photos laying around that need to get scanned in and you are right; doing it myself with my flatbed scanner would take forever!

I wonder if they can do all my old 12x12 paper scrapbook pages too? :)

Bryan said...

Hi No Reimer Reason, Bryan with ScanMyPhotos.com. Unfortunately, for our prepaid service, the largest photo we can accept is 8x10 and the photos need to be individual photos. Anything thicker than a standard photograph can jam in the scanner and damage your photos. Typically scrapbooking pages with their many layers would not be accepted due to this restriction.