Permanently protecting your precious photographs is probably reason enough for sending them to a photo scanning service. Its the responsible thing to do. You can share complete copies with your family members and it stops your images from the everyday deterioration that will eventually ruin your photographs. But once the work has been done you can have fun with them.
Once your ordinary photos are digitized they can be added to and organized along with your collection of digital photos. And when the work is done you’ll be able to use your newly scanned images to generate wonderful photobooks and photo specialties. Several online businesses offer free software that lets you use your digital images to create an assortment of items from mugs to puzzels to t-shirts and more.
When a South Florida girls high school soccer team recently used an online photo specialty company to put the picture of an injured team leader on t-shirts for the entire team there wasn’t a dry eye on the field. This affordable gesture was truly a moment to remember.
One small company had all of their employees bring in a few meaningful photos of themselves. They then created personalized photo mugs for each person using an online company. The mugs hanging on the rack in the lunch room showed the wonderful diversity of the group. Individuals showed themselves as children, in funny outfits, playing sports, or engaging in their favorite past time. The mugs were the subject of endless conversations and seemed to bring the group closer as people’s differences and similarities were discovered.
After seeing the photos on display at a recent funeral, one member of the family had all of the precious photographs made into photo books for each of the family members. The family’s history was preserved and shared, and each family member learned more about where they fit into the bigger picture of the person’s life.
A group of guys in Maine used photo books to immortalize themselves and permanently record their Memorial Day fishing trip to Lobster Lake. Their advice was to hold the fish as close to the camera as possible so that it looks bigger. As time goes by and memories fade those photo books will become an important part of their life stories.
Many high school teams and clubs have discovered that they can easily and inexpensively pool their special digital photographs and create photobooks that are exclusively dedicated to their particular organization. Some teams have used photobooks to raise money while others have put them together just for fun. Everyone likes the idea of their group having complete artistic control of their own project. These keepsakes will more treasured as the years go by.
It’s probably best to choose a photo publishing company that offers software with an automatic layout feature. This can show different layouts until you find one that you like saving lots of time and effort. More advanced software can use one of your images as the background for your photo layout and allow you to adjust and review your project right from your computer without having to transfer data online. Only your finished order needs to be transfered. You can save a copy of your project at any time and continue where you left off when you’re ready.
So get your photos scanned to protect them from loss, damage, and destruction. And once you’ve included them in your digital photo collection you will be able to let your creative side run wild designing your favorite photo specialties easily and inexpensively online.