Thursday, April 30, 2009

How to Make Your Own "Drama" From Your Family Photos

Think about your own pictures. How to digitize your prized photos.

Make your own drama and share it at your next family gathering; host a viewing part of your OWN movie in your home.

All you need is to gather those generations of favorite photo memories from your shoeboxes and send it to Your analog snapshots will instantly be digitized and ready for sharing. From the scanned pictures, order Kodak Picture Movie DVDs to design your own, personal magical movie presentation.

Click here to learn more. All photo scanning and Kodak Picture Movie DVD orders are completed and mailed back the same day. Choose FedEx return and you'll have the completed presentation back the next business day, in time to pop into your DVD player to show.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

How to Win a Free Another KODAK Zi6 HD Video Camera on Twitter

To win the next camera giveaway, just follow @ScanMyPhotos [] and enter this (re)Tweet:

"I'm following @ScanMyPhotos to win another Kodak Zi6 HD Digital Camera -"


Congratulations to our previous winners of the free KODAK Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera giveaways just for following @ScanMyPhotos on Twitter. The next free camera giveaway is on May 20th, so continue following ScanMyPhotos.

Here is how we select the next winner. Using Tweetaways provides an easy way to pick a random winner for twitter giveaways. On May 20th, we enter the “phrase” that we are asking people to (re)tweet and click the ‘Pick A Winner’ button to draw a random winner. selects a random winner from all the tweets in the Twitter stream that match that phrase. Really simple and fair.

The winner is... @mombloggersclub - Jennifer you won the Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera for following @ScanMyPhotos, Next free camera 3/30.

@Busymom - YOU WON! We have another Kodak Zi6 HD Video Camera winner. You can be next follow ScanMyPhotos. Read more:

Keep following @ScanMyPhotos. Another lucky winner from all those following us will receive another Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera on May 20th. See below for complete info. Good luck!

WIN A KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera

Been wanting a Kodak Zi6 HD Video Camera? Follow @ScanMyPhotos for a chance to win one!

It's all about you. It's all about preserving your special and unexpected photo memories. And, it's FREE! is randomly providing one of our Twitter followers with a free KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. See below required retweet message to enter. These award-winning KODAK cameras are all the buzz on Twitter and now it can be yours. We already announced the first random winners: @MomBloggersClub and @BusyMom

HOW TO ENTER: Just follow on Twitter and enter this (re)Tweet: "I'm following @ScanMyPhotos to win another Kodak Zi6 HD Digital Camera -" You are then automatically eligible to win the next giveaway on May 20th. You can win more than once. If you do not already have a Twitter account, sign up, it is free. Make sure to follow us at by Wednesday, May 20th [6am PT]. The winner will be announced and posted on this page. Only U.S. residents are eligible for this random drawing, no purchase necessary and retweet this link so your friends have a chance to win. Limit of one camera per drawing and it will be mailed to the address provided by the winning Twitter contact. We make no warranties and this is not an implied contract. Any questions, reach us on our 24/7 Live Support help desk or email: [email protected]

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Friday, April 24, 2009

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 Selected For 'Photo 100' list of the Web's Best Photography Sites

We received this email: " has selected for the 'Photo 100' list of the web's best photography sites."

Click here to view the list, which places as the 16th best photography site.

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Janine Warner and

Author, Janine Warner, the creator of is known for her many books, including, Creating Family Web Sites For Dummies, Dreamweaver 8 For Dummies and Digital Family Album, which is a favorite and regularly included as an extra gift with many of our photo scanning orders at

I have long followed her leadership and useful educational advice, but today, I caught something extra special. Ms. Warner published an article in The Online Family overflowing with useful tips for how to scan photos.

Here is the
article and a link to her website to inspire others to learn from her extraordinary experiences.

"Saving and Editing Family Photos - In the old days, my grandmother carefully cut printed pictures into clever shapes to create designs for her holiday letters and photo album pages. If she were still with us today, she’d be amazed by all the ways you can edit, alter, and restore photographs with a computer."
One of the most popular links we regularly share is to Ms. Warner's "How do you create a Web site or blog?" Here are some of her links:

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Photo Industry Now "Earth Day" Friendly

Join as we celebrate Earth Day 2009 by giving you a chance to try our eco-friendly printing service. No more chemical waste means a cleaner, friendlier Let’s make every day Earth Day by doing our part to promote less waste.

Enter in the promo code: GREEN to receive 10% off your online order, up to $25 total.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TIPA awards recognized best photo and imaging products of 2009

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announces the winners of the 2009 TIPA Awards. The best imaging products of 2009 were voted on at the association's General Assembly in April and included editors of 25 member magazines from 11 European countries.

Taking into account innovation, ergonomics, design, ease of use, efficiency, price/performance ratio, as well as other guidelines, TIPA editors have been bestowing the TIPA Awards to imaging products in various categories since 1991 to help photo enthusiasts and professionals make purchasing choices. Since technology is constantly changing, the TIPA Awards categories also consequently change. The present categories vary from DSLR to compact cameras, from printers to software, and from scanners and photo kiosks to professional lighting systems.

The awards ceremony will be June 10, at the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg, near Cologne, Germany.

Winning products were:
Best Photo Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
Best Studio Generator: Broncolor Scoro series
Best DSLR Expert: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Best Expert HD Camcorder: Canon LEGRIA HF S10
Best Expert Photo Printer: Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II
Best Expert Compact: Canon PowerShot G10
Best Professional Lens: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Best Storage Backup System: Data Robotics Drobo
Best Film: Kodak EKTAR 100
Best Photo Frame: Kodak OLED Wireless Frame
Best Photo Monitor: Eizo ColorEdge CG242W
Best Compact Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
Best Photo Service: Fujifilm Photobook Brilliant
Best Imaging Innovation: Fujifilm Super CCD EXR
Best Accessory: Vanguard Alta Pro series
Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta, 315g
Best Medium-Format Digital System: Hasselblad H3DII-50
Best Mobile Flash Generator: Hensel Porty Lithium
Best Photo Kiosk: KIS Photobook Maker
Best Prestige Camera: Leica M8.2
Best Photo Bag: Lowepro Classified AW series
Best DSLR, Professional: Nikon D3x
Best DSLR, Advanced: Nikon D90
Best DSLR, Entry Level: Olympus E-620
Best Mobile Imaging Device: Nokia N86
Best Retail Finishing System: Noritsu D502
Best Rugged Digital Compact Camera: Olympus mju Tough 8000
Best Imaging Storage Media: Panasonic 32GB SDHC
Best Design Innovation: Panasonic Lumix G series
Best Best Compact Flash System: Profoto D1 series
Best Entry Level Camcorder: Samsung SMX-F34
Best Expert Photo Projector: Epson EH-TW5000
Best Pro Photo Projector: JVC DLA-HD750
Best Multifunction Photo Printer: Epson Stylus Photo PX800FW
Best Large-Format Printer: Epson Stylus Pro GS6000
Best Entry-Level Lens: Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Best Expert Lens: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
Best Super-Zoom Digital Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Best Photo Display: JVC LT-42WX70EU
Best Digital Accessory: Wacom Intuos4

[source: PMA Newsline]

Monday, April 13, 2009

Prior to Scanning Photos

Make sure to first read this blog posting about what happened when pictures were sent out for digitizing to DVD.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kizoa provides new photo slide show, sharing solution

After your photos are scanned, 35mm slides digitized and 35mm negatives saved on DVDs, Kizoa enables users to create online photo slide shows. Its user-friendly interface makes it possible to drag and drop photos onto a timeline then insert transitions between slides, text, flash animations, and effects to photos. Kizoa also provides an online editing workshop including cropping, correcting red eyes, adjusting light and contrast settings, and using of filters.

The site allows users to send a link to friends and family by email instead of sending individual photo files. Once they have clicked on the link, the Kizoa slide show is immediately visible. Kizoa also lets users create groups and join others' groups. Photos can be copied from the albums of other members of a group to an individual's own album to further personalize, save, and share with others.

[source: PMA]
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fastest Photo Scanning Service: How to Affordably Digitize Your Pictures to DVDs

» Prepaid Fill-the-Box Scanning Service. Same Day Return. $149.95 for as many photos as you can fit into our prepaid box mailed to you! More than 2000 4x6's scanned (estimated, results vary with packing and size of photos). Includes 1 DVD with your scanned images and FREE shipping and handling. As low as 5 cents per scan. Click here to instantly order. Before ordering, please click here to read the requirements on how to prepare your photos for scanning (PDF). If you are having trouble opening the PDF instructions, please click here. Just Added 2 New Offers: 1. Buy 2-get-3rd Box Free – save $149.95 2. Best Value: The Family Generation Collection - 10,000 photos scanned. Click here for more information.

» Pay-per-1,000: Mail order or walk-in service $64.00 for up to 1,000 photos scanned available for mail-order or walk in service. Have as many photos scanned as you want, pay just $64.00 per 1,000 photos. Includes 1 DVD of your scanned images. From Polaroid to 11x14 size photos scanned. Front and back scanning only available with this option. No prorating. Click here to download the order form. International orders must choose this option. Before ordering, please click here to download the requirements on how to prepare your photos for scanning. (PDF) If you are having trouble opening the PDF instructions, please click here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Grant Baldwin Lists

Grant Baldwin’s Blog "In Case You’re Bored This Weekend…Episode 9" mentions

Review: (via Toblerhaus Blog)

Customer Review - Click here to read entire blog posting and sample photo scans.


Apr. 3rd, 2009 at 8:39 PM
Recently, I was sitting in the waiting room at the chiropractor, thumbing through the latest issue of Money magazine. A small advertisement caught my eye... The idea is simple. You send them your printed photos, they scan them, and return your original photos, plus a DVD with digital copies of the same photos. Cool!I came home and started reading up on the company. I liked what I read.

They are getting a lot of positive press, plus plenty of positive consumer reviews. So, I decided to give them a try. I sent a shoe box full of 4x6 pictures as a "test run." Man, it felt creepy to send off my honeymoon photos, college photos, and many more that only exist in ONE copy, as the negatives are long gone. I sent 903 photos, which weighted about 7.5 pounds.

Even thought the company is here in California, it still ran close to $20 for shipping, as I chose certified Priority Mail. It could have been as cheap as $13, though. Anyway, has these super cool mega scanners (that cost $40,000 each!) that scan super fast. They scanned all of my photos within 1 day of receiving them, and they were back on the road to me, also via Priority Mail. I am *so happy* with the results. The paper photos were well packed, and look just as they did when I sent them off. I quickly copied the DVD onto my hard drive, and viola! I've got digital shots at my fingertips

. These pictures have been stashed away in boxes and photo albums for years, and they're finally getting the "face time" that they deserve!I've already in the process of pulling together my next order of photos, and hope to convince my Mom to join in on a "fill the box" deal. I love the idea of having our entire family history in digital format. The only pics we can't send in are those that are smaller than 3x3, larger than 10x12, ones that have been cut into funky shapes, and copyrighted photos (duh). Otherwise, I'm getting it all scanned! Just to share a few newly scanned, favorite oldies...

[Source: Toblerhaus Blog]

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What's Your Favorite Photo?


President Barack Obama presented Queen Elizabeth II with an iPod during his European visit. This got us to thinking: if you could add one picture to Her Majesty The Queen's iPod gift what would it be? The scene on January 20th during the inauguration on the mall in Washington D.C.? A photo of your family from decades ago gathered at the gates in front of Buckingham Palace that was digitized at

Having scanned tens of millions of photos since 1990, can think of many special pictures to share. Follow us on Twitter and post the picture you want to share with Her Majesty The Queen. With technology today, who knows, perhaps she will be surfing the Net and come across your photo to add to her iPod. After all, The 82-year-old Queen is known to present visiting dignitary with a signed photo of herself and Prince Philip in a silver frame.

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