Old photos in a box…we’ve all got them

one my old pics...beautiful Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy

I have tons and tons of photos in a box. One box in particular comes to mind time and time again…it’s photos of when I lived in Italy and traveled around Europe with my then boyfriend (now hubby) and yet more photos of when I traveled around Europe with my two best friends from 7th grade. I have a lot of photos in that box.

Fast forward to today…We’re planning a month-long trip to Europe with the kids Summer of 2013. To get the kids excited I wanted to bust out all of those old photos. Well what did I find? The photos of my past were getting scrunched, stuck together, even fading. It had me saying “Boy I wish there was an easy way to make these all digital!”

Enter my friends at Digitwirl…

Here are two ways to digitize your old photos from my friends over at Digitwirl

By far one of the most common questions we get is “What do I do with all my old photos?” Frankly, we’ve all got shoeboxes full of them too, so we went off in search of a solution. First, if you’re only looking to digitize a small batch, maybe around 100, then there are lots of inexpensive flatbed scanners out there that will do the trick. Some even scan film negatives, which is a real plus. But before you press “scan” for the first time, let’s talk dpi.

Now, if you have hundreds, yes, with an “s,” then you may be better off having Scanmyphotos.com take care of them for you. They have high-speed scanners that turn your lifetime of photo memories into 300 dpi files burned conveniently onto a DVD. Their prices are reasonable ($79.50 for 1000 photos), but there are some details you’re going to want to let Carley tell you about.

So check out this Twirl for everything you need to know about digitizing your favorite photo memories. Then, just think of what you can do with all that space you freed up in that bottom drawer.

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