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Organize your photos the easy way…

Friday, March 16th, 2012
photos to digital

Get organized the easy way - We scan, you relax

Photo scanning may not be at the top of your list when you're thinking about Spring, but hey - that's why it's at the top of ours! Spring cleaning is about more than opening up the windows, mopping out the mud room and tossing that orphan flip flop from last summer, and we're here to make sure that your photos to digital project is the easiest Spring Cleaning Organization project that you undertake.

How easy is it? It's so easy to organize your photos that your 5-year-old could do it (and hey, if you have one around, this is a great project to have him or her help with). Just print a shipping label, box everything up, put the label on the box, and let UPS bring your boxes of memories safely to us for scanning.

Yes, of course you're allowed to sit around and eat bonbons while we're scanning photos - who are we to judge? We scan slides too, of course, so don't be afraid to send off those dusty old carousels that haven't seen a projector since the Carter administration. And yes, we can also take care of converting those videos to DVD. Live on, 1982. Live on.

There really aren't too many major Spring Cleaning projects that you can outsource this easily, quickly and safely, so what are you waiting for? Preserve your memories and get rid of dust bunnies and clutter at the same time. Hey, it's win-win for everyone (except the bonbons).

Scan photos, safeguard your memories

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

New baby. New puppy. Aunt Bertha’s surprise 50th birthday in Hawaii. Michael’s high school graduation & valedictorian speech. Backpacking through Europe the summer after college and missing that train to Munich. Backpacking through the mountains halfway up, only to realize you forgot the water filter!

Life certainly takes us on a winding path, and our photos help us remember and tell our story. Photo scanning may not be the first thing you think about when you look back on these memories, but getting those photos to digital is crucial to preserve and share them.

If you’re one of the countless people who has lost important data on your computer (hey, even iCloud can have a bad day), you’ve learned that it’s vital to have a back up of your digital photos and other irreplaceable information. The same holds true for any old prints, slides or negatives you have. If they get damaged or lost, there goes an important part of your personal and family history. So scan slides for safekeeping. Convert old photos to digital, and don't forget about converting those videos to digital.

Don’t put off your memory safeguarding project until tomorrow or next week. Commit to photo preservation, get reacquainted with your photos memories and share your story -your family and friends will be happy you did.

From Closet to Facebook Timeline

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
sneak peak at the new Facebook Timeline

Facebook timeline is all the buzz today at f8 (for those non-Valley types, that's the Facebook developer conference). As a company whose business it is to help folks digitize and share their own personal timelines, we're very excited about it.

Here's the deal: Facebook timeline is part of a new profile interface, and allows you to add content to your own personal timeline. A snapshot of my woefully barren timeline is here (look to the right of the profile):

Now, regrettably, the bulk of your photography collection that would naturally illustrate your personal timeline is probably collecting dust somewhere in a dark corner of your house. And that, friends, is where we come in. We not only scan photos, but we scan slides and convert negatives to digital. We also transfer VHS to DVD – hey, the '80s and '90s deserve some love too.

Since GoPhoto is the only scanning service that puts your scans into free online albums with unlimited storage and 1-click Facebook share, filling out that Facebook Timeline is actually as easy as packing up a box with all your old photos, slides and negatives and sending it off to us for the flat rate of $16 round trip and 37¢ a scan.

Hey, getting your pictures to digital so that you can preserve and share them online is what we do anyway. Now Facebook is giving you an easy chronological feature to organize and share them. And, even better news: we'll be augmenting our Facebook app to more easily enable bulk transfer of photos.

Facebook Timeline launches for everyone next week or so, but if you must absolutely positively have it right this second, our pals at TechCrunch tell you how.

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