Physical organization is the cornerstone of our process, and we take the time to make sure it’s done correctly. We can take tubs of photos, piles of albums, and boxes of slides, and organize them whatever way is best for you. We can sort by chronology, family members, important events, or any combination. We can return your photos and other physical media to you in space-saving but aesthetically pleasing storage solutions including albums for slides and negatives, and archival boxes for printed photos. We tailor our process to your needs!
At Memory Forward we use professional-grade equipment to produce high-quality scans and digital conversions of your physical media. We are able to scan photos in myriad sizes and formats. We also are equipped to digitize photo negatives, slides, and video tapes. We do all of our scanning and video conversions in-house, which means no items lost or damaged in the mail for you.
Just hand your home movies off to us (including VHS, Hi-8, Digital8, MiniDV, and HD Camcorders), and we’ll digitize them for you. Once we start digitizing, we’ll divide each tape into bite-sized scenes for you. Then we’ll name each scene appropriately so you’ll be able to browse and search for them later. Finally, we’ll give you the completed digital files on a hard drive or custom website. Here’s the best part: You don’t even need to pre-screen your videos before you hand them off to us. Just give us the tapes, and we’ll view them for you to make sure we are only capturing the valuable memories.
Most people have their photos stored in multiple formats, or on various devices around their homes. We are able to merge the photos from your old computers, hard drives, usb drives, CDs, DVDs, and cloud storage solutions into a single unified archive. We can remove duplicate photos, rename files so that they are easier to identify, and fold in the new files we create by scanning your printed photographs. The result is a searchable collection that works for you.
We can help give new life to your digital images! We design photo books, albums, and photo displays which make excellent gifts to mark special occasions and celebrations. We can also set up digital picture frames and Apple TV slideshows. We will work with you to find the styles and vendors which best match your needs, and help tell your story through beautiful new media.
Once we unify all of your digital photo sources, we choose a place to put them. We will work with you to determine what works best for your needs. If you only want a hard (physical) backup of your files, we can deliver them on a hard drive. If you use particular services (Apple, Google, etc.) we will explore different options for current storage and future use. We can also suggest options which allow for different levels of maintenance (on your part or ours) to keep your archive organized and growing.