Have You Made Your Calendar Yet?

If you are anything like me you haven’t made this years calendar yet. No worries, some years it takes me until June to start this project. With Heritage Makers you can design your own calendar and have it start any month you want. If you use a template, once it is in your projects folder […]

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Getting Your Scanning Done Right

We are more confident recommending that your photos and slides do not get mailed or sent out of State to be digitized. These are family photos that can never be replaced. If you are going to scan slides yourself, pick a good flatbed scanner with a good software program. Epson make good ones. Set your […]

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How to Organize Photos in Your Computer

There are several ways to organize photos on a computer. Rename your photos by name, date, or event; place your photos in files that have a title that you will remember; or make a contact sheet of every photo you take and where it is. There is yet another quite simple way to ‘tag’ a […]

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The Best Media to Preserve Your Film & Video

We are often asked to digitize customer’s photos, film and video tape directly to their hard drives. This can be done on request. However, is converting your media to digital files really protecting them on a Hard Drive? We continue to read what professionals recommend and we keep coming up with “the DVD”. If you […]

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Is the Lens Frightening?

Really! I have been taking photos since the 1970s and I don’t recall ever traumatizing anyone in the process. This past year I managed to upset a large dog and a very small child. I was visiting friends in Canada and admired their beautiful dog. It was a nice sunny day so I called him […]

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Interesting Old Documents

We have been scanning a lot of old family and business documents this past year. Old documents come in with some interesting binding techniques. I wonder when the paper clip was invented because these old papers that come in use a variety of methods to keep them together. Many people used straight pins, they actually […]

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What to do with Family Photo Albums

This scanning project took a couple of months, every week we scanned about 4 photo albums and burned them to a DVD disc. In the end all of these photos were digitized on only about 8 discs and placed in one small secure binder. What a great gift for the family. Now everyone will have […]

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Photo Scanning Price Comparison

Just to do a reality check I decided to go online and pick the first photo scanning company that came up to compare their pricing to ours. At first glance, they were quite a bit lower than us, however when I selected all the options that we include in our pricing, on a 500 photo […]

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Photos From Your Cellphone

When you take photos from your cell phone camera they are digital. Hopefully you burn these treasures onto a DVD every once in awhile or after a very special event. This way, when the computer crashes, you have a back up. There is a great way of getting very inexpensive prints from your phone photos, […]

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Scanning Slides

There are several types of scanners available to scan your slides. The best seems to be the Nixon Coolscan however Kodak stopped making them several years ago. The Epson scanners work very well and vary in price. We suggest that if you are purchasing a scanner for slides or negatives that you look for products […]

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