According to Yahoo! estimates, more than 880 billion photos were taken in 2014 alone. Since the very first photo — shot 186 years ago — more than 3.5 trillion have been taken overall. These photos depict family members that may no longer be with us, places that exist only in our memories and in a few select photos, and moments that we never really get back. In fact about one in four people say that their family pictures are more important to them that even their birth certificate or Social Security card.
However, many don’t take care of their valuable photos the way they should, which means that they could fade, get lost, or worse. Luckily, there are photo services that can help. Here are just a few ways they can help keep photos safe.
Old Photo Restoration
Have you every looked at photos of your grandparents or great-grandparents and noticed the photo starting to fade or warp? Photo professionals can help with restoring photos, as well as work specifically on fade restoration.
Photographic Slides to Digital
If you have photographic slides sitting around that you’re not sure what to do with, take them into a reputable photo company. They can convert those slides into a digital format, which makes sharing and organizing them as easy as possible. Additionally, many lack the equipment to properly display slides, because it simply isn’t popular anymore. Bringing them into the digital world means you won’t have to worry about that!
If you have childhood photographs that have never been digitized, this could be the service for you. Once a photo’s been scanned and digitized, the person doing the service can send it to you in any format that would be easy for you to keep a hold of it. This means not only that your pictures will be backed up, but also, you’ll be able to organize them. In addition, you’ll be able to share them with friends and family in high quality.
Are you looking into any of these services? Have you already had your photos done? We would love to hear about the experience!