For years you’ve been taking photos of family, friends, trips and special events - some of these photos may have ended up in an album and the rest may be in a shoebox or the back of a drawer. We’ve been working with photographs for over 30 years and during that time photography and storage methods have changed drastically. Here’s our recommendation for archiving and organizing your collection of photographs.
- Sort through your pictures and cull any duplicates or bad images
- Group your photos in stacks based on year, event, trip or whatever categories make sense to you
- Put your groups of photos in envelopes and back into the shoebox.
- Bring your shoebox full of photos to our store. We will scan your photos and safely archive them on a USB drive. The photos are saved in the same groups you set them in.
- Once your photos are safely archived on a USB drive you can quickly make a backup and store it in a safe deposit box, view them on your computer, email them to your friends and family or make extra prints.
Slides and Negatives
For decades taking pictures with slide film was very popular, Not only was the film and processing inexpensive it was also fun to get out the slide projector and show all of your friends and family your summer vacation. But, now if you are like most of us you either have a ton of slides or have inherited many carousels full of slides with no good way of viewing them.
- Use a light box and sort through your slides, culling the ones that have no real meaning - there could be many since slide film and processing was fairly inexpensive at the time.
- Bring your good slides to our store. We will safely scan your slides by hand in small group batches and save the images on a USB drive.
- Slides and negatives are scanned at 3,200 dpi and we can scan any size - 35MM, 120, 220, 4x5 and large format negatives.
- Once your photos are safely archived on a USB drive, you can quickly make a backup and store it in a safe deposit box, view them on your computer, email them to your friends and family or make prints.