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160 S. West St. #A

Wichita, KS 67213

316-942-8777

 

 

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Snappy Photo

 

160 S. West Street #A Wichita, KS

67213

 

tel: 316-942-8777

toll free: 866-201-0544

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phil@snappyphotoinc.com

 

Shoebox or volume scans

 

Shoeboxes full of old photos?

 

Well you've probalby heard the word archive tossed around in connection with your families photo's, slides, old movies, videos, scrap books and other collections of memories from your families history. Maybe your one of the lucky ones that has had time to organize, and save all those memories for future generations. If so you probably had some help and even at that are most likely one in a million.

Wikipedia tells us "An archive is a collection of historical records, or the physical place they are located.[1] Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of an organization.

In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archival records are normally unpublished and almost always unique, unlike books or magazines for which many identical copies exist. This means that archives (the places) are quite distinct from libraries with regard to their functions and organization, although archival collections can often be found within library buildings.[2]

A person who works in archives is called an archivist. The study and practice of organizing, preserving, and providing access to information and materials in archives is called archival science.

When referring to historical records or the places they are kept, the plural form archives is chiefly used.[3] Archivists tend to prefer the term "archives" (with an S) as the correct terminology to serve as both the singular and plural, since "archive," as a noun or a verb, has acquired meanings related to computer science."

A lot of words but we get the picture. These are our memories, our family history, what means most to us for preserving those memories in generations to come.

 

 

What we need to do

 

Unfortunately we are not all archivist. Well it seems like a daunting task to get all our memories organized, digitized, and archived. Photos in albums, photos in shoeboxes, negatives here, slides there, old movies that mom and dad left me, video tapes from when the kids were small, and digital memory cards I've have for several years!! We'll in this series of Newsletters over the next few months I will be offering you suggestions on how to get organized with all those family memories.

To begin I will address the need to digitized all those images tucked away in the shoeboxes or albums. Many of them may be damaged already which is another reason not to delay. I've recently had several customers bring me photos from floods or fires that have been damaged badly and to recover them would take restoration of each photo at a very high cost and some will never look the same. We will be talking about restoring old photos in a later newsletter but for now lets address digitizing all those photos before restoration is needed on many of them or even worse before they are lost forever.

 

 

Scan, Scan, Scan, Scan.....How much time will it take?

 

Well most of us are familiar with scanning on our flatbeds at home. Perhaps you have tried to scan a few to send to friends or for some special occasion. Let's see how do I set it for a good scan? What resolution will I need? Do I save it as jpg or tiff or gif or what? As you know it can take an hour just to scan a few photos then we are never sure we did it at the right resolution or saved it properly. With time you can get better at it but how much is your time worth? Even after the learning curve were talking about days even weeks or months of your time to get all the photos archived.

 

At Snappy Photo we can scan up to 1,000 photos for you in a couple of day???s turnaround at 300dpi for only $129.95.

 

 

The Fine Print

 

There are certain requirements in order to utilize our shoebox scan offer. All photos must be between 2 1/2" X 3 1/2in and 8x12 in size. They can't be mounted or "Polaroid" type prints or unusual shapes or torn. They will be scanned at 300dpi in whatever order is easiest to save you money. This means that they may not be in any particular order and may not be rotated for viewing on a computer or DVD player. If you wish a price quote on the cost to scan and rotate your photos or place them in a special order just let me know.

Don't lose those precious memories to a disaster. Back them up on a DVD and store them off site.

 

It???s easy, just box up those old photos and send them or bring them into our shop.

 

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