You’re in the attic getting out holiday decorations and you notice 3 neglected, dusty boxes…WOW! You take them downstairs and start looking and getting excited about wanting to show everyone in your family these photos.
But how do you share physical photos? You don’t want to lose the memories of your family’s past but you also may not have the time, expertise or energy to scan them yourself - so now you are thinking - I need a photo scanning service! But how do you choose one? We’ve researched the most important things to keep in mind when choosing a company to digitize your photos.
Top 4 Things to Look for in a Photo Scanning Service
1. Ease of Use
You don’t want to have to read a 15 page manual to be able to complete this transaction. Photo scanning companies like FotoBridge make the process simple with easy to read instructions on their website on how to pack and label your photos for scanning. Be sure to choose a company that doesn’t make this process harder than it needs to be.
2. Scanning Quality
Be sure the photo scanning company you choose has the ability to enhance the colors and details of your photographs so they will look as good as new when you view them on your computer or start sharing over the internet.
New Jersey based FotoBridge, developed their own exclusive process called IDF, Intelligent Digital Finishing, which is unlike any other photo scanning service. This means vibrant colors and richer details with every scanned image.
3. Customer Service and Support
Take a good look at the photo scanning companies that you are thinking about using. How easy are they to contact? Do they have live chat? A phone number listed on their website Where are they located? You want to be sure that you can contact the company with any questions you may have.
4. Company Reputation & Testimonials
Choose a company that has a good reputation in the photo scanning and digital archiving industry. Read their testimonials page for more information. Look at their client pages and press. Make sure your photos will be going to the hands of people who treat your photos as if they were their own and a great reputation with their customers. Photo scanning company Fotobridge, was picked by New York Magazine as “Best Photo Digitizer“ after recently digitizing NBCUniversal’s corporate photographic archives.
If you follow these simple steps to make sure that your photos are in the right hands for preserving your treasured memories in a digital format you will have a wonderful archive of your own family history to share with everyone!
Check out this Free Guide by Fotobridge - How to Select a Photo Scanning Service