One day, your children or grandchildren will be interested in learning more about where they came from — and who their family really is. Will you be able to show them photographs of their past when they come to you?
People are often fascinated by the faces, clothes, vacations, and homes that defined the past. What many people don’t realize, though, is that old photographs and slides don’t necessarily last forever. Many people have witnessed the effects of aging on their old photographs — the yellowing, and the sometimes grainy changes.
As time passes it can also become more difficult to view the images of the past. How many people today still use a slide projector when guests come over? With friends and family so spread out, it’s a lot easier to reminisce through posting photos online. Without digital copies of your images, though, all they end up doing is sitting in a box, collecting dust.
Slide scanning services, which convert slides to digital images, are worth checking out for this reason. Once images are made digital, they can be preserved virtually forever — no yellowing, fading, or getting lost in that one box that went to Goodwill. And you can print off as many copies as you need, when you need them.
When surveyed, about 52% of parents stated that they hadn’t done anything to preserve the videos and images of their children for the future. Kids grow up fast, though, and it only happens once. Then, it’s over forever. If you don’t preserve these memories, you might find that 30 years down the line, there’s just nothing left you can look at.
If you decide to opt for a digitize slides service, you might be surprised by how affordable it is per image. Years ago, when the technology was new, it may have been out of the price range of many people — and had questionable results. Today, though, it’s not expensive and the quality is high.
In a recent survey, 60% of people felt that their photos were “gone” in 60 seconds. Don’t allow your photos to fade into the past. Invest in digitize slides services so that your memories are around for future generations.