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5 Things to Consider Before Digitizing Your Memories

By Shelby Burr

Digitizing your home movies and pictures makes a ton of sense. It increases your media’s shareability, helps back everything up in case the unthinkable happens, and it makes looking at your photos and videos much more convenient. It can seem daunting when it comes to trusting your most cherished memories with a company, especially if you don’t own any duplicates or copies of the things you’re sending away. Making the jump from consideration to actually following through with the digitizing process doesn’t have to be stressful, however. You can find a trustworthy company that cares about your stuff as much as you do. Here’s a list of things we think are important to consider before sending your family’s pictures and videos away to be digitized.




This is a big one. You don’t want to send your stuff to some kid in his parents’ basement who recently bought a scanner and some digitizing hardware. You want to make sure that the company you choose is reputable, discreet, and will preserve your family’s privacy. The last thing you need are your photos and videos being stolen, lost, or appropriated.




Peace of mind comes from reassurance, and reassurance in the digitizing world comes from being able to track the process from start to finish. You want to know when your media arrives with a company, what the status is, when it’s shipping back, and when you’ll have everything safely back to you. Without tracking, that peace of mind will be hard to find.




There’s no better way to confirm whether or not a company does what they say than reading customer reviews. Customers have no dog in the fight if something goes poorly – they don’t gain anything by keeping that info quiet. Their experience and reviews are an invaluable resource in determining whether a company is reputable, reliable, and trustworthy. Don’t just look at the star ratings either – read what they say too!




The last thing you want when getting your media digitized is an inaccessible company that doesn’t have knowledgeable help available when you need it. You don’t want to go through a third party. You want a company that provides premium service that isn’t outsourced to some distant country. Just like trackability, sincere and accessible service is invaluable when trusting a company with your most cherished memories.




It might be tempting to just choose the cheapest option available, but many times, you’ll get what you pay for. You should consider the price of the service you’re receiving, and make sure that it’s reasonable. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Likewise, prices might seem way out of whack, and that might mean the company is trying to rake you over the coals. If you do your research, you’ll be able to make sure that you’re paying a reasonable price for their services, and that you’re not getting ripped off or receiving a substandard quality product.



KODAK Digitizing Box was carefully created to make preserving your aging collection of memories easy and convenient. Simply fill your memories in our KODAK Digitizing Box, ship it to us and then receive your original and converted memories in the same box. Every memory is digitized by hand and processed with care. Here at KODAK Digitizing, your memories matter. Get started and relive your memories today!
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