It’s funny to me to see all my photographs piled up in storage boxes. Years and years of my own photographs (and family photos I’ve inherited) sitting on shelves, collecting dust. Oh yes, I finger them every once in a while, but I rarely do and sharing them with the rest of my family around the country is difficult. It doesn’t happen.
In fact, my sister and I got into a bit of a fight about who would take home some pictures of my Dad’s family after he died and we had to go through some of his things. We decided I’d take them and scan them so I could send her a copy. Me, being the artsy one.
Can I just say don’t make my mistake and offer to do that. It’s a lot of work, it takes time and it’s no fun to have a constant reminder of work you haven’t done. Instead, send it to PhotoBin and have them do it for you.
PhotoBin is a great service – they scan your photos and send you the digital files and the originals back, safe and sound. That way, you can store and share till your heart’s content.
Oh, and they do video, too. So all those home movies you have and you don’t watch? Well have them scan it for you!
Prices start at $99 for scanning up to 400 photos or up to 6 home movies. When you think about how long it would take you to do all that scanning yourself (not to mentioned the tedium) and the value of your time, it’s a no-brainer!
In addition to getting the scans back on a CD you can also order photobooks, calendars and even posters from what you’ve scanned.
Way easier than doing it yourself. I’m so doing this and then I’ll surprise my sis and send her copies waaaaay before she is expecting them…won’t that be a surprise!
photo courtesy of PhotoBin