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  • convert movie film reel - length of film

    How to Estimate the Length of Film Reels

    Many home movies from the 1920s through the 1980s are on film reels on formats including¬†Regular 8, Super 8, and 16mm. Unfortunately…

  • how to ship photos safely - chaos to memories

    How to Ship Photos Safely

    We ship and receive packages of photos, home movies, and film reels almost every day. Here’s our advice for how to ship your memories safely…

  • digital photo memory cards

    Where do I start?

    Our average photo organizing client has more than 100,000 digital photos and some of our clients have as many as…

  • how to store physical photos - suburban house

    Store Physical Photos

    The best way to preserve your physical photos for generations to come is to store them in…

  • optical disc broken CD-R means lost digital photos

    Optical Disc Risk

    CDs and DVDs are popular digital media formats, but it doesn’t mean they’re safe. If you have backups on optical media, you must understand the risks…

  • decayed film reel that cannot be digitized - covert movie reels

    Convert Movie Film Reels Before It’s Too Late

    We love converting home movie reels so that families can enjoy and share them again. Still photos are wonderful, but…

  • square photo books have generous two-page spreads

    Square Photo Books

    Most photo books are rectangular, but with decades of experience in photography and design, the photo books we design for our clients are always…

  • 35mm film negatives with sequence numbers

    Negatives in the wrong order?

    Most film cameras load and shoot film in order from frame 1 to frame 24 or 36. That means each frame was exposed and…

  • collection of unusual photo formats

    Scanning Unusual Photo Formats

    Our clients bring us familiar photo formats including prints, slides, and negatives, but they also bring us unusual formats and ask us if we…

  • Obsolete digital storage formats including Syquest, floppy disk, Jaz drive, and Zip drive - old storage formats

    Old Storage Formats Make Bad Backups

    We’re working on a digital photo organizing project that involves lots of old digital media formats. Most of these formats are only 20-25 years old, but technology changes fast…