Get Updated: Scan Your Old Photos

Stacked boxes of old photos may hold your family’s most precious moments, but they are difficult to properly store and preserve for the years to come. Making the decision to digitize your photos will guarantee a lifelong use, giving you the chance to share memories with generations to come. It’s time to get updated by scanning your old photos, and the pros at Keepsake are offering some tips to prepare you for sending us your memories.

Organize Your Photos

Although not necessary, taking the time to organize your old photos will allow you to have a clear image and timeline of your memories. It’s also a great way to relive those times with loved ones, sharing the moment with family members around! Once your photos are sent to Keepsake, we then color correct the images before digitizing them onto a flashdrive. If you are worried about losing the hard copies of your photos when getting them digitized…don’t! We send back the new, scanned digital photos along with the originals.

Clean Off Dust

After organizing your photos and enjoying the past moments, be sure to set aside time to clean off any lingering dust. This will prepare your film for digitization ensuring you’re left with beautiful results. We suggest using a container of compressed air to blow on the photos, rather than blowing air through your mouth which could cause damage from saliva. Using a lint-free cotton cloth is another way to clear the film of fingerprints and oils. If you find you still have smudges or debris on your photos, dab the cotton cloth with 98% isopropyl alcohol and rub across the photos for an extra clean look.

Ventilation is Key

After preparing your photos to be sent for digitization, don’t forget to store them properly until they get to their destination! Your photos should be getting the proper airflow needed after the cleaning process to eliminate dust and dirt from settling yet again. Keep your photos in a temperature controlled zone so that the alcohol can evaporate naturally, and avoid storing them by a window or outside.

Keepsake Solutions is a Columbus, Ohio based memory preservation service with over 15 years of experience.  We use cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure that your memories are preserved, and that no precious moments are left in the past.  If you’d like to contact us with questions or comments, please feel free to do so at 614-392-1909 or email us below.