Scans Your Photos From Shoebox to CD ad art

Can you scan 2,000 photos yourself? Yikes, that could take forever, if you could finish at all without your arms giving up first. That’s why there’s, launched by California-based photo retailer 30 Minute Photos Etc. They’ll do it for you for $100.

“From Shoebox To CD,” that’s their slogan, because they’ll scan all the pictures you could fit in one shoebox. You ship them your shoeboxful of photos, then they digitize your pictures one by one using Kodak hi-speed photo scanners to batch scan the images. The photos are then saved onto DVDs as 4×6 sized images at 300dpi, approximately 1.5 or 2 megapixels each, and sent back to the customer without additional return fees. All in a day’s work.

Haven’t they lost a box yet? The company says each box is marked with a tracking number and no, they haven’t lost a box yet. “You will lose your photos if you don’t send them to us,” the company president said.


Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

One thought on “ Scans Your Photos From Shoebox to CD

  1. Cynthia

    Thanks for your posting. I used this service for my husband’s 50th birthday, gathered all our pictures and was very surprised with the results. Once received, I had an email notice explaining that the photos safely arrived. But, the real news was that literally moments later I had a confirmation and return tracking number. The order was received the next day! The only warning is I recommend you visit their website because they post helpful ideas on how to prepare your pictures.

    Save money by making sure all pictures are already rotated, put all pictures in the box face up.

    I filled the prepaid box they mailed us with 16,22 pictures. Cost $99.95.

    I’m biggest fan.

    Cynthia, Phoenix, AZ