We’ve all seen them somewhere, that box of old photos that grandma has held onto for decades, taken out and viewed at holidays or after a loved one has passed away.
People, pets, cars, houses, etc. aren’t the only things that require maintenance and attention as they age. Old photos, documents, films and antiques also require attention over the years. But what can you do to preserve, restore and of course share the things that grandma held onto for so many years?
With the age of modern technology that includes being able to capture an endless amount of photos on digital devices such as copiers, scanners and even your mobile phone or tablet device, it’s easy.
There are also a few companies that provide this service for a more professional touch.
These companies understand the need to save and preserve these old images because once they are lost or destroyed with time, they cannot be replaced. They provide you with a personalized professional service of digitizing and preserving your treasured photos to save forever and share quickly and easily with your relatives.
It’s estimated that there are over three trillion photos worldwide that need to be scanned. Together, Legacybox and Fotobridge have scanned over 80 million photos for their customers…barely scratching the surface.
While Famicity does not personally endorse either of these two services, they also understand the importance of preservation and sharing of old photos.
|About||Fotobridge, founded in 2007, offers a trustworthy personal service of taking your family treasures of old photos and creating digital memories that can be shared for years to come.
They take pride in their quality services by using the latest scanning technology to help you save such priceless and irreplaceable family memories.
|Starting out in co-founder Adam Boeselager’s college dorm room, LegacyBox is the largest direct-to-consumer brand in this industry.
Legacybox makes preserving your recorded moments fun, safe and easy.
Everything is included with Legacybox — crush-proof box, barcoding so you always know where your recorded moments are, pre-paid return shipping, the digitization service, DVDs and much more.
|Cost||Flat rate pricing based on how many items you want digitized. Flat rate pricing starts at $54.95.||$74.95 to $999.95 depending on the amount of items.|
|How long does it take?||From the time that your photos are received and depending on the quantity, it may take a couple of days to a of couple weeks to have your photos and digital files returned. Customer service is available to track your order.||Standard processing time once a Legacybox arrives at our facility is 4-5 weeks. They will send you email updates about the status of your order throughout the process since they know these items are precious to you!
You can also track your order throughout the whole process at legacybox.com/order-tracking.
|Does the company have any copyrights to my property?||No||No|
|Will my photos ever be used publicly?||No||No|
|How does it work?||Once you select your pricing package with specifications for DPI quality and digital file delivery, you will send in your photos to their facility located in New Jersey (not outsourced overseas).
Once your items are processed, they will be returned to you postage-paid by the service you prefer along with your digital files.
There are many online guides to help you through the process as well as a dedicated customer service team.
|Once you place an order, your crush-proof Legacybox will be shipped directly to your home. Inside will be a welcome guide, prepaid return shipping label and individual bar codes for each item.
Bar code each item that you wish to digitize, pack back up your Legacybox and use the pre-paid mailing label to send it back to their facilities in Tennessee.
In a few weeks, you’ll receive your memories back on DVDs and an optional thumb drive, plus your originals, ready to share and enjoy!
|What do I get in return?||
So see what kind of old photos you have and check out what these companies can do to help you preserve and save them for years to come.
Have you ever used a photo digitizing service? Tell us about it in the comments!