Today it's easy to share and enjoy the digital pictures and videos we take. But what about your old pictures filed away in photo albums or the home movies sitting in a box? Some companies can bring your memories into the digital age.
Chances are you have a stack of old photos, films, or slides collecting dust in your home.
But are you able to easily view and share them with family and friends?
"We have a lot of people that come in and they find the films in their grandparent's house," said Jim Britt, Media Transfer Company Owner "They have the films done and when they get them back nobody knows who the people are in the film. So get it done now while you still have people around that can identify the people in the films, so you can pass that family history along."
There are professionals companies that have the knowledge and equipment to digitize a large amount of items in a short period of time and transfer them onto a DVD or a hard drive. But Angie's List suggests asking some questions before handing over your photos or videos.
Understand the cost. How do they charge? Do they charge a flat rate? Is it by the photo? Also, are there extra charges for color correction? You want to be sure you get the full glimpse of how much you are going to pay so you can compare quotes.
If you find a local company to do the job, you can likely just drop off your items, otherwise you'll have to pack up and ship the materials. Ask what steps the company takes to ensure your item's safekeeping?
What's their process to make sure they are not damaged because if the original is damaged you are out of luck and that brings up another good point - make sure you are doing a small test with someone before you give them all of your photos. Take a few. See how it works before you do the rest of them.