Do you have boxes filled with old family photos and videos up in your attic or down in your basement right now? You probably consider these old family photos and videos to be priceless.
Yet, you aren’t doing much to protect them by letting them sit up in your attic or down in your basement. If, heaven forbid, a fire or a flood ever takes place in your home, you might lose all these precious family memories for good.
With this in mind, you should make digitizing memories a top priority. There are companies that can help you with both digitizing photos and digitizing videos so that you don’t have to worry about anything ever happening to your family memories. You should strongly consider going through the digitizing process soon.
Take a look at why digitizing memories should be important to you and your family below.
Keeps Your Family Photos and Videos Safe
As we just alluded to, there is a chance that your family photos and videos might sustain damage at some point if you don’t make the decision to begin digitizing memories. Something like a fire or a flood could do irreparable damage to them. They could also get ruined for good by heat, mold, and many other factors.
Unfortunately, most families don’t put their old photos and videos into containers that are designed to keep them safe. They often end up in cardboard boxes that won’t put up much of a fight when old family photos and videos are under attack.
By digitizing memories, you’ll be able to steer clear of having your old family photos and videos lost for good due to damage done to them. You’ll be able to convert photos and videos on VHS to digital so that you can house them on discs, USB sticks, and even in the cloud. It’ll guarantee that you won’t ever have to grieve the loss of your family memories.
Prevents Your Family Photos and Videos From Deteriorating
One thing that families don’t always realize is that, even if photos and videos aren’t ever destroyed in something like a fire or flood, they might still sustain damage over time. When you look through very old photos and videos, in particular, you might notice that they’ll begin to fall apart and fade as they begin to get up there in age.
There are even some instances in which old family photos and videos will deteriorate completely for no other reason than that they’ve been around for decades. And it would obviously be a real shame to lose family photos and videos like this before you’re able to have them digitized.
Digitizing memories will help to preserve old family photos and videos before they start deteriorating. Your family won’t have to worry about opening up an old box of family memories and finding that they’re all falling apart anymore.
Makes Your Family Photos and Videos Look Better
There’s another thing that you’re going to notice about old family photos and videos when you start digging through them. You’ll typically find that they won’t always look as good as they used to. You’ll wonder whether or not there is any way to restore them back to their former glory.
You’ll be happy to hear that you can do this by digitizing memories. During the digitizing process, a company should be able to breathe new life back into your old family photos and videos. They might even be able to make these family memories look better than they did when they were brand new thanks to major advancements in photo and video technology.
It’ll be so much fun for you to go back and look through all these old family photos and videos once they’ve been digitized. You’ll almost feel like you’re looking at them for the first time since they’ll have dramatically different appearances in most cases.
Lets You Share Your Family Photos and Videos Easier
Every now and then, you might enjoy sifting through the old photos and videos that you have to remember all the good times your family has shared over the years. Doing this might motivate you to want to share these old photos and videos with other family members.
It can, however, be difficult to do this when you’re still lugging around boxes full of old family photos and videos. You can, of course, take photos and videos of them with your smartphone. But then they’re not going to look as good as they should when you share them with others.
You can get around this problem with ease by digitizing memories. It’ll put your family memories onto discs or USB sticks or, better yet, put them in the cloud. In doing so, it’ll make all these family members so easy to share.
It won’t be long before you and your family members are sharing stories about all the old photos and videos that you’re passing around. Who knows? It might even inspire some of them to pull out their old photos and videos so that they can digitize them, too.
Allows You to Look For Family Photos and Videos Quicker
Every so often, you might find yourself needing to track down a particular family photo or video. For instance, you might want to compare what one of your children looked like when they were born to what your new grandchild looks like today.
The problem is that it can be very difficult to look through boxes of old family photos and videos and find what you need. You could very well end up spending hours looking for the photo or video you want.
By digitizing memories, you’ll make searching for old photos and videos a breeze. Whether you store them on a disc, a USB stick, and/or in the cloud, you can organize them in whatever ways you want to make them easier to sort through. You’ll be able to find what you need when you need it without spending too much time searching for it.
Preserves Your Family Photos and Videos for Future Generations
Believe it or not, there will likely come a time when some of your older family members will begin to be forgotten by your younger family members. It won’t be because the younger family members don’t want to know about them. But they won’t always be able to get access to things like old photos and videos that could teach them about these family members.
You can help preserve old family photos and videos by digitizing memories. It’ll allow your younger family members to form stronger connections with the generations that came before them. They’ll be able to flip through old photos and videos of these generations to see what they were all about.
This will be one of the greatest gifts you can give to the youngest generation in your family right now and the future generations that’ll come after them. They’ll be so glad that you took the time to go through the process of digitizing memories. It’ll preserve so many invaluable family memories for them and enable them to see where they came from.
Helps You Avoid Having to Digitize Family Photos and Videos
Digitizing memories isn’t quite as difficult to do as it once was. Because of this, you might be thinking about trying to digitize memories yourself.
But it’s worth noting that this can still be an extremely time-consuming process for those who don’t know what they’re doing. It could also prove to be a terrible decision if you aren’t 100% sure how to properly handle old family photos and videos.
By digitizing memories through a professional company, you’ll be able to avoid having to spend a bunch of time doing it yourself. You’ll also be able to maintain the integrity of your original family photos and videos in the process.
All you’ll need to do is sit back and wait for a company to be done with digitizing memories for you. It’ll be, hands down, the most convenient way for you and your family to have old family photos and videos digitized without it taking too much of a toll on you.
Contact Us to Learn More About Digitizing Memories
As you can clearly see, there are so many reasons why it’s important for your family to go through with digitizing memories. You aren’t ever going to regret making the decision to do it one bit once you get your digitized family memories back.
Envision Video Services can take your old family photos and videos and digitize them all for you. We can then provide them to you on discs, USB sticks, and/or in the cloud so that you can enjoy all the benefits that’ll come along with having them.
Are you ready to begin digitizing memories? Contact us today to get the process started.