The best and worst services for digitizing your photos

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On the other hand, ScanMyPhotos gets an A+ for turnaround time. Indeed, when ScanMyPhotos notified me that they had shipped a package to me just two days after I dropped my test photos in the mail, I assumed they had rejected my slides due to improper packaging. Their rules about how you need to pack and organize your materials read like they were written by Seinfeld's Soup Nazi. But nope, I actually had a completed order in hand after just five days, and that included a weekend.

Image quality was quite good, but just average among the services. The prints were among the best I'd seen in this test, but the slides appeared to lack the "punch" that would have resulted from some color and saturation enhancements. The order came in a padded envelope with three DVDs (one each for prints, slides, and envelopes) in paper sleeves, as well as a nearly illegible receipt that had apparently been printed with the “Toner Low” warning flashing.

How the scanning services stack up

Here's how each of the services compared in our testing, ranked from 1 (best) to 5 (worst) in each of our testing categories. As you can see, each site has its own comparative strengths.

Credit: Kate Godfrey

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