08/30/2016 | Save Your Photos Month is September

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E-Z Photo Scan, the leading marketer of desktop photo-scanning systems and a proud sponsor of the Save Your Photos Alliance, reminds everyone the 3rd Annual International Save Your Photos Month is September 2016. The month-long celebration of family history and stories offers numerous events to learn how to preserve photos and documents for posterity.

“In the three years of annual Save Your Photos activities, nearly 200,000 images have been preserved at these events,” says Richard “Rick“ Lippert, president, E-Z Photo Scan. “From natural disasters to negligence, family photos are being lost to future generations. The Save Your Photos Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness of the problem.”

Lippert adds the need to preserve family photos goes beyond simply scanning old photos. Today’s consumers are capturing more personal photos than ever, and these photos also need to be preserved.

“InfoTrends estimates 1.2 trillion pictures will be taken worldwide this year,” explains Lippert. “Many families don’t think about preserving those pictures now, for the benefit of families and for future generations. Without a print, it’s important for every family to set aside time to back up and to preserve family photos. That off-the-cuff selfie on your daughter’s iPhone could be a treasured memory in a few years. If that image is not backed up, that’s an irreplaceable loss.”

Everyone has the opportunity to participate by taking the pledge to save your photos. Beyond that, everyone is invited to attend, to host (or co-host) a Save Your Photos event within communities around the globe. Online courses are available, too. All occur in the upcoming month of September. Save Your Photos coordinators are expecting to more than double the number of events hosted in 2015.

The Save Your Photos Alliance, spearheaded by Cathi Nelson of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), features dozens of individual volunteers, non-profits, industry associations and companies brought together to host photo scanning and educational events. A complete listing of alliance sponsors is here.

Founded in 1995, E-Z Photo Scan has worked with many community centers, historical societies, museums, and individuals to help them organize and preserve their photos and documents. Their team has long recognized the need for photo organization and management service providers, having seen individuals who find digitizing photographic archives to be a daunting, expensive and time-consuming task. It was awarded Kodak Picture Saver Scanning Systems Global Value-Added Re-Seller Leader of the Year.

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