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ScanCafe Integrates with Amazon Cloud Drive to Save Photographic Memories

ScanCafe, the world’s largest photo-scanning service, announced today that it has integrated the Amazon Cloud Drive API to offer customers one-click uploading of scanned images to their Amazon Cloud Drive account. The new feature means Amazon customers can effortlessly preserve their entire collection of old photographs and protect them, free of charge and forever, from loss, harm, and inevitable fading. All Amazon users get free storage for about 2000 photos (5GB), with the option to purchase additional capacity and if you are a Prime member you receive unlimited photo storage for free.

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This integration significantly enriches user experience in scanning, organizing, and sharing those cherished old photos, slides, 35mm negatives, and even photos in photo albums. It makes it easy and safe to transfer memories to an Amazon Cloud Drive digital photo archive, with all the advantages in preservation security, accessibility, and image quality this brings. Amazon customers need never again undergo the hassle of manually uploading scanned images. (more…)

ScanCafe Integrates with Google Drive and Dropbox

Digital-scanning industry leader ScanCafe announced today it now offers the option of integrating and uploading scanned images directly to Google Drive and Dropbox, two of the most popular cloud storage providers.

Effective immediately, ScanCafe customers will have a one-click selection option for cloud integration and upload during the checkout process on all scanning orders. Customers who do not have a Google Drive or Dropbox accounts can sign up for a free account as part of the new feature.

Google and Dropbox provides ScanCafe’s customers with failsafe backup protection for both their scanned and digital photos, removing the risk of images being lost due to failure, damage, or loss of a personal storage device. In the past, scanning service customers have had to download scanned images to their computers and then manually upload the images to a cloud service themselves. However, ScanCafe’s direct upload option now allows consumers to have this done for them instantly and automatically, for as many photos as they wish.

ScanCafe currently serves customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on products and features, please visit http://www.scancafe.com, or follow at http://twitter.com/scancafe.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12253897.htm

100,000,000 Scans and Counting!

100 million scans
35mm color clideAt ScanCafe, we’ve just hit our biggest milestone yet: we’ve scanned over 100 million pieces of media!

That incredible number is thanks to you, our customers, and it means we’ve scanned more media than any other scanning service out there.

So, what kind of media was the 100,000,000th?

A 35mm color slide!

Our Memorial Day Mural

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During the recent Memorial Day holiday weekend, we asked you to send us photos of loved ones who have served our country. To honor those service members, past and present, we turned your photos into a mural.

2014 News

We are excited to tell you about the changes coming this June, including great new features, as well as a long-anticipated price adjustment, going in effect June 1st.

FREE Digital Downloads with all orders

Until now, Digital Downloads have been available as a paid upgrade, or with US Express orders. Now, we’re making this option available free with all orders.

New: Cloud Storage

Backing up your images to an offsite location is one of the best things you can do for your scanned memories. Over the course of the summer, we’ll begin enabling you to connect your account directly to the most popular cloud services or photo-sharing sites — at no cost.

Cloud storage means you will not have to worry about your DVDs getting scratched or lost — your scans will be safe, and available for sharing at the click of a button.

New: 5000 piece Value Kit

We’re introducing a 5000-piece Value Kit to maintain our most attractive discount. At 33% off our A La Carte service, you’ll pay just 22¢ per scan. That’s currently our very best standard scanning price.

Price adjustment on June 1st, 2014

Over the last five years we have been able to maintain the same prices even through the worst economic downturn, thanks to our zeal for technology and process improvement. However, the rising costs of labor, energy, and transport now make a small price increase necessary.

Putting quality first is at the heart of who we are. We could never “manage” costs by compromising the quality or the safety of the memories you entrust to us. And even with these price adjustments, ScanCafe remains by far the best value in the industry.

Here’s a brief summary of the changes:

  • Standard media (paper photos 8×10″ or smaller, 35mm color slides and 35mm color negatives) will now be priced at 33¢ per scan — a 4¢ increase per scan.
  • Non-standard media, pro options and USA Express service will also be adjusted to reflect cost increases. Videotape and movie film conversion rates will remain unchanged. All changes will appear on our full price list after June 1st.
  • Again, none of the price increases go into effect until June 1st. Place an order before midnight PT on May 31st and you are guaranteed our old prices. You can then take as long as you like to ship your originals to us.
As I hope I have made clear, all the things that make ScanCafe the industry leader – our exceptional quality, customer service, commitment to value, state-of-the-art scanning technology, and expert manual scratch removal and color correction – remain unchanged. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to call us: 1-866-234-3909

 

We are honored by your trust in us, and look forward to preserving many more of your most cherished memories.

 

Get our pre-June 1st pricing now
Here’s how:

• Simply place an order by midnight PT on May 31st to receive the pre-June price rate. Once the order is placed, the price is locked in. You can then mail your originals to us at your convenience, no matter how late after June 1st that might be.

• For orders already placed, no action is required. Your pre-June prices are guaranteed, even if you don’t send in your originals until after June 1st.