Scanning your photos is an important first step in protecting your photos. Once you have your photos scanned you can begin to create ways to use your photos and tell your stories. It also makes sharing your photos with family and friends much easier. Don't forget your slides and negatives can also be scanned and added to your photo collection.
For a while now, I've had scanning my photos on my to-do list, but somehow it never quite made it to the top of the list. Certainly not because it wasn't important to me but rather because it felt like an overwhelming and daunting task that I just kept putting off.
That's why I was thrilled when I discovered there was someone in Toronto who provided this service. Her name is Faith and her company is Adventures-with-Photos. Not only did she scan my photos but she brought back the vibrancy to many of them that had faded over the years. It was a thrill to see the colours in the pictures as I remembered from years ago.
I've been hesitant to mail my photos somewhere and to someone I didn't know, but with Adventures-with-Photos I didn't have to worry because Faith came and met with me and picked up my photos and dropped them off when she was finished. After meeting with her I knew she would treat my photos like they were her own.
Now I have peace of mind knowing my photos are properly backed-up and I have the option of sharing them with family and friends and creating photos books. Overall, it's been a wonderful experience.
Thanks again Faith for your help.
Have your photos begun to fade, turn yellow, or have a red tinge?
Adventures with Photos can help. Through a special scanning process many of those faded colours in your photos can be restored and the yellow and red tinge can be removed.
Over time photographs begin to fade or become discoloured with a yellow or red tinge, but today those faded photographs can have a new life. The colours that have faded over time can be revived and the yellow and red tinge can be removed, bringing back those colours you remember.
Once your photos have been scanned it is time to ensure they are backed up. APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers) recommends you backup your photos in a minimum of three places. In her book Photo Organizing Made Easy author Cathi Nelson, the founder of APPO, refers to the 3-2-1 rule. She recommends you have at least three copies of your data, and it should be stored on two different medias, and finally one back-up copy should be stored off-site.
Are your photos backed up? Take the first step and call today to set-up a free 20-minute phone assessment. Together we can create a plan that works for you.