Sunday, June 28, 2009

ScanMyPhotos dot Com: A Review

Last week I mailed a box of photographs to ScanMyPhotos. I followed their packaging tips and sent them in a USPS Priority Mail Box. About a day later, I received a telephone call from one of their employees. She told me that some of my photographs were the wrong size, etc. No problem. The next day, I went to their actual location (about 5 minutes from my house) and sorted through my photos. I removed all of the odd-sized photographs. About 1.5 hours later, I received another telephone call to tell me that my photographs were done being scanned.

On the way to Angry Toddler's swim lesson, we picked up the photographs and the DVD. Yep, they scanned over 500 photographs for me, and put them all on a DVD.

I had gone through my tote of photos and just randomly put them all together. I had no clue on what I sent. Well after looking at the DVD, these are the types of photos that I saw: Sorority Girl Julie, Police Julie, High School Julie, Julie and Angry Husband, before marriage, Fat Julie, Skinny Julie, Red Headed Julie, Blond Haired Julie, and about 200 photos of our cats (which now live at my parents).

These photos are pretty rough, and need some editing, but I thought that I would share a few:

Me and My Best Friend, Melissa from High School. I think that this was the first day of our Senior Year. That car, a 1966 Ford Mustang. Ironically, my parents still have that car.

Angry Husband in the US Marine Corps. I think that this was his 2nd overseas deployment. I can't remember where he was...but it was in 1996ish.

Angry Julie in her "country phase". Definitely 1996, I was 21.

Melissa and I. I'm thinking early college. It was probably in 1993/1994ish.

Ahhh, Angry Husband and I. We had just started dating..he was about to go on a 6 month overseas deployment with the US Marine Corps.

I can't wait to go through all of the photos. I need to categorize them for iPhoto. I also want to do some posting on Facebook. ScanMyPhotos provides several services for photographs, besides scanning.They provide:
  • Ordering photos online

  • Photo cards

  • Photo books

  • Photo kiosks

  • Photo collage printing

  • Photo restoration

  • and VHS to DVD transfer
If you live out of California, it's no problem. They have instructions on their website for mailing in your photographs. The will mail everything back to you after it's all done.

I will definitely be using their services again. Plus, they are super close to my house, which makes it even better!

I've had a lot of inquiries via e-mail about the cost for these services. You can get 1,000 photos scanned for $49.99!!! I wanted to add this!!


  1. Amazing. My jaw dropped when I saw Angry Husband with hair :)

  2. Thanks for the info. I looked at their site and I think I might use them. It's good you did a review because people really don't want to use someone they know nothing about.
    thanks again.

  3. What a great idea... thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for letting us know about what your experience was like using them. I hope to be able to do this soon.

    Didn't know your husband was in the Corps. Miss those old uniforms. That was fun too see. :)

  5. I am going to have to try this....I have boxes of old photos that I need to something with, but the photo project is not at the top of my list lately. But if someone does the work.... You didn't mention pricing? I'm sure it's on the website, but hopefully not too much. I like the idea of AJ on a budget blog. We all need suggestions these days don't we?

  6. Wow, I'll have to check them out. We have SO many pictures that are just sitting in our closet getting ruined.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I will for sure have to check this out! Thanks for the great review.

  8. What a great idea!!! I hate scanning photos. It takes forever.

  9. I really, really need to do this! Is it expensive?

  10. Thanks so much for the info. :)

  11. that is so neat Julie! About how much does it run?

  12. Thank you for the review. I was ready to bring my box of photos, organized neatly and in order, to the UPS store. I wanted to see some reviews.
    Thanks for taking your time to post. Scanmyphotos is 3 for 3 postive reviews. Think I'll ship my family photos tomorrow.


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