With GoPhoto’s photo scanning services, you won't potentially lose your precious photographs or home video cassettes. Over time, these deteriorate, but a good scanning service provides digital backup copies that last a lifetime. You don’t even need to sort your photographs, as GoPhoto allows you to sort them online after scanning.
GoPhoto handles not only standard photographs and video cassettes but also slide carousels, negative envelopes and even entire photo albums. This means, of course, that you have to ship your memories off to be processed, which can result in mishaps with the shipping couriers and lost photographs and video cassettes.
Each one of your photographs is scanned by hand as part of GoPhoto’s photo scanning services. If there are color issues or damage, the company repairs them. It can also remove small scratches and dust. This leaves your photos looking their best. Keep in mind, though, that large amounts of damage may not be repairable.
Once your scans are complete, GoPhoto uploads them to an online album. This allows you to view your photographs from the comfort of your own home. What’s more, you get to keep the photographs you like and delete the ones you don’t. You only have to pay for the ones you choose to keep. This service requires access to the internet, though, in order to view and manage your album.
If you have VHS tapes containing home video footage, they can begin to break down in just a few years. Unless you back them up, you risk losing your video memories. GoPhoto’s scanning services allows you to convert your VHS tapes to long lasting DVD, and you’re charged only a flat fee per video cassette. Again, this requires mailing the tapes, so be prepared for potential shipping hassles. GoPhoto does use a proprietary shipping system that can keep track of your photos and tapes every step of the way.
You can also preserve slides and negatives with GoPhoto’s scanning services. Whether you have individual slides or entire carousels full, all you have to do is ship them to the company. The slides are cleaned in a clean-air facility before scanning, and you don’t even have to sort them first.
If you don’t mind shipping your memories, GoPhoto can be a good choice for a photo scanning company. Turnaround time is about two weeks, and you only have to pay for the scans you want to keep.