Friday, 23 March 2012

The New Secure Photo Legacy Box!

Take a peek at the new secure Photo Legacy Box!

Photo Legacy Box
Over the next 3 months we will be upgrading all of our packaging to new strengthened plastic boxes!

We were the first photo scanning company  in the UK to provide free packaging for all of its customers. Since then we have constantly upgraded our packaging with the aim of providing out customers with the best possible solution to protect their precious photos.

As most of our current customers send us their precious photos & slides via recorded delivery postal service or by tracked Courier we decided that we wanted to provide our customers the best possible packaging that is primarily designed to protect its important cargo during transit to and from our Labs.

These new plastic Legacy Boxes will come in three different sizes designed to provide robust protection for each of our Photo Legacy products. The Boxes have been designed so that they can be locked and made secure by the customer before they are handed over to the Courier.

Our customers will be encouraged to continue to store their precious original photos and slides in the acid-free bags that are provided with each Photo Legacy Box.

Oh!..and I almost forgot to say that we don't have any current plans to increase the cost of our services to simply cover the cost of the new Photo Legacy box!


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Back in the Day...

We recently completed an exciting scanning project for one of the oldest schools in Britain, Shrewsbury School. The project involved the digitisation over 5,000 individual photos mainly mounted in rather old and fragile photo albums dating back to the 1880's.

                                         Copyright 2012 Save Photo Limited

Many of the photographs were found to be suffering from a number of different problems commonly associated with old photo albums that had caused the actual photos to appear faded, water-stained and damaged.

Digitising old photographs delivers many benefits but one of the most important is the fact that the digital copy can be repaired and restored so that the photograph can be printed and enjoyed in its original quality.

It was decided by our customer that many of the photographs should be enhanced and so here are a few examples of the photographs that we restored so they look like did back in the day...

                                                                 Copyright 2012   Shrewsbury School
                                                                Copyright 2012   Shrewsbury School


Monday, 19 March 2012

Photo Legacy Going National!

Warwick, UK, 19th March 2012 - CeWe Color, one of the UKs leading photo finishing providers, has today announced its partnership with Save Photo Limited to provide consumers and its retail customers with a new service - professional photographic digital scanning.

CeWe Color UK is at the forefront of high quality personalised print products including the CEWE PHOTOBOOK, wall art, gifts, calendars and digital prints, working with many high street retailers and also direct to consumers through

The new partnership with Save Photo will provide customers with a comprehensive range of photographic digital scanning services for different types of media such as prints, slides and transparencies. It aims to give the end user a simple, affordable opportunity to keep their memories safe forever, by having all of their valuable old photographs digitised and securely stored in their own secure Photo Legacy account

The service is due to start later this month with a leading photographic retailer.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to be working with a company such as CeWe Color" said Pete Boswell, Managing Director at Save Photo "CeWe's reputation in the imaging sector for innovation meant we could explore some new ideas we have been developing for improving the end-user experience. CeWe offer our business a perfect route to the consumer via CeWe's own online services and high street retail partners"

Commenting on the partnership, Duncan Midwood the Managing Director at CeWe Color stated "We see the whole area of digitisation as a really important opportunity.  Our customers have been asking for a safe and reliable service that captures their valuable pictures so we welcome the opportunity to develop this new product line with the team at Save Photo"

Over the last 12 months Save Photo has seen the demand for its services steadily growing which prompted them to move their business into new larger premises late last year. The new facility has over 3,500sq feet of imaging Labs, offices and secure warehousing.


Monday, 12 March 2012

Old Slides – Photo Mysteries

 by Pete Boswell

Late last year as part of our marketing campaign we ran a series of display advertisements in The Woman’s Institute monthly magazine that is sent out to its 250,000+ members across the UK. We were not sure at the time what kind of response would should expect from the Advert. We were as it turned out, in for a rather pleasant and unexpected surprise!

The overwhelming demand from these advertisements was for our Slide scanning services. This in its self was not totally unexpected.

However, when we asked our customers (as we normally try to do) for the reason for digitising their slides in the first place they generally informed us that they were unable to view or share these pictures as they didn’t own "a working’ slide projector" or in the case where they had ‘inherited’ the slides from another family member "they had never actually owned a slide projector!"

What excited us most and provided us with our unexpected surprise was the fact that for most of these customers this would be the very first time they would ever have seen these pictures! 

Many of the Photo Legacies we were creating for these customers contained family pictures that were from slides that were over 40 – 60 years old and for many these pictures represented the bulk of their Parents and Grand Parents photo memories.


Saturday, 10 March 2012

Family Photo Preservation

Preserving your family’s Photo Legacy should always be a planned priority from one generation to the next.

It is said, that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but many families do not have a working photo preservation system in place, which increases the chance of losing valuable memories.

Genealogy websites have made it easier for people to gain access to records and other documents that help them research and build their family tree. And there are also many things one can do to protect the photos that enhance the preservation of their family’s lineage.

The storage method for photos and other documents — or lack thereof — is another “factor for why people don’t know their histories,”  When researching the family tree, we recommend that the family appoint a family historian who will become the custodian of the families old photographs. Sharing this valuable archive with other family members is simple once the original archive has been converted to a digital format.

The following tips will help you accurately care for your family’s photographs:

  • Say goodbye to the shoebox as a way of photo keeping up with pictures. Instead, use air sealed containers and quality albums to lengthen the life of your photos.

  • Identify each person’s name on the back of the photo, remembering to mark the date the photo was taken, and then briefly describing the occasion. Be sure to use an acid free pen!

  • Scan all photos and keep an electronic backup of the photo in the event of an emergency. A copy should be kept backed-up locally on an external hard drive and also off-site on the Internet using Cloud storage. Remember when backing-up to the Internet make first make sure that the service you select stores all your data at its original hi-resolution quality.

  • Make sure the location of the photographs are known by more than one person, the key data for every photo is to identify the Who?, Where? & When?

  • Create an organised family book for everyone to enjoy. There are many options on the market for creating hi-quality printed photo-books which are ideal for creating a family book.

 Our old family photos are meant to be enjoyed they are our own personal time travel machines. So lets not leave them forgotten and hidden on old photo albums and shoe boxes. Every family has a photo legacy many simply don't know it!