Even if you properly store your old photos, time can diminish the quality of an image. Some families have pictures from many generations past.
These are three circumstances that could cause photos to be damaged or worse – lost forever. Scanning photos will help protect your memories!
Whether you're going across town or across the country, moving can be tough. No matter how long you've resided at one address, you always come across things you didn't even know you had. It's inevitable that as soon as move into your new place, you won't be able to find that one thing you need.
Don't let that happen to your pictures! Too often, people misplace a box or something gets thrown away that shouldn't have. It would be disappointing if your original pictures go missing, but at least if you scan your photos, the images still will be saved.
2. Natural Disasters
Tornados, fires, floods, and hurricanes are only a handful of the natural disasters that can not only cause damage to your entire picture collection, but completely wipe them out. Safely storing your pictures won't provide any protection if a tornado rips your house apart, but scanning photos can save them.
Once you've scanned photos, save them on your computer, and also save them on a zip drive. Place it in more than one safe place - like a bank safe deposit box, a fire-proof safe, or give another backup drive with the photos to a close friend or family member. Even when it comes to photos, it's better to be safe than sorry!
3. Damaged Photos
Have you ever started to go through photos, only to discover that they've "melted together?" It requires you to separate the photos, and since one usually peels the image off the other, they are now stuck together in an eternal, imperfect union. With scanned photos, if the original happens to become damaged, you will always be able to print another copy.
Looking to take this advice and run with it? Before you scan your photos, make sure you take some time to select the right photo scanning service for you.
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