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Bulk Family Photo Scanning

Stop counting hundreds of photos. We digitize every photo you can mail.

Transfer your photos today and protect them for a lifetime.

All-You-Can-Eat Photo Scanning

We don't charge per photo, we scan everything you can fit in the prepaid box.

  • Your photos are put on a free USB flash thumb drive.
  • Unlimited free downloads.
  • Free insured shipping.
  • Free Backside Photo Scanning.
Photo scanning by the box

Love it, or your money back

Absolutely Guaranteed. Every time. Any reason. Or we’ll make it right. Just reply to the order email and we will offer a refund immediately.

See our refund policy for more information.

Photo scanning by the box

The Bear Necessities

Digitize Your Photos

  1. Step 1

    Fit as many photos as you can.

    We send you a prepaid package to mail in your photos. Place every photo you can fit into our prepaid and insured package. Drop it off at a post office or get it picked up right from your door.

  2. Step 2

    We carefully scan every photo inside.

    Your scanned photos are uploaded to our Cloud Vault Backup and a free USB flash drive.

  3. Step 3

    Enjoy unlimited access to your digital photos.

    Your original photos are mailed back to you. Enjoy unlimited downloads of your photos from the Cloud, with no expiration date! Breathe a sigh of relief knowing they're protected for decades.

Loved By All

PhotoPanda has scanned and protected 1,657,618 photos for thousands of families.


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A Choice You Can Feel Good About

All Our Features

The PhotoPanda Difference

Smart Enhancement

Say goodbye to fading, yellowing, and other deterioration! PhotoPanda uses several Artificial Intelligence algorithms to fix this damage in the digital copy. We show the magic first hand by placing the Original and Enhanced copies side-by-side. You can decide which version you like best.

AI Enhancement Example image showing quality improvement

Automatic Photo Rotation

You only need to send your photos as big face-up stacks. Some photos might be sent sideways, others might be upside down. PhotoPanda automatically rotates your photos 99.9% of the time!

AI Enhancement Example image showing quality improvement

Forever Protected in the Cloud

You can always access your digitized photos in our Cloud Vault Backup: a secure online home for your photos. You get unlimited free downloads and protection built by data experts to keep your photos safe. Your photos in our vault will be preserved for 30+ years. Available on every device, forever.

The PhotoPanda Cloud Vault Backup, data center protecting your photos

Based In The USA

Other photo digitizing companies send your photos abroad to take advantage of inexpensive labor. We're based in California and can guarantee faster turnaround times.

Based in the USA

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Choose Your Package

PhotoPanda will send you the prepaid box, materials, and instructions for you to safely send in your photos.

How many photos do you have?

Small Starter

No credit card required.
  • 5x7" package.
  • This photo count is an estimate. On average, people fit about 40 4x6" photos inside this package. PhotoPanda does not guarantee a minimum, the exact number of photos scanned will be whatever you're able to fit inside.

  • We will scan any photo you mail us, as long as it is within these dimensions:

    • Minimum: 2 x 3 inches
    • Maximum: 4x6" inches, 1mm thick
  • Scanning Process

  • Packages are sent using insured USPS Priority Mail. Click here to read our full shipping policy, including exceptions and requests.

  • We save your photos in .jpg format with the equivalent of 95% constant quality encoding.

  • Most orders are completed within 15 business days. During busy periods we may need up to 6 weeks to complete your order.

  • Returning Your Photos (Included Free)

  • Unlimited free downloads, forever.
  • Photos sent by email.
  • Originals are shipped back to you.
Photo Handling
Add-ons & Extras


Secure, fully refundable payments with Stripe.

photos scanned and protected.

We appreciate every single person who has picked PhotoPanda to archive their history, and want to thank them for their support.

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You're In Good Company

Our Reviews



wonderful experience ! the team was kind and helpful ! the boxes were carefully packaged ! the scans are perfect , we got them on an online cloud but we also received them on an adorable wooden usb drive ! im happy we chose photopanda :)

laura skogen

This was an easy process. The company was kind and accommodating when I wanted to change the return address. Will recommend and will use again.

Gina Smith

Stephanie Caress

I didn’t know what to expect, so I thought I’d try a small box as a tester. I’m blown away by the quality of the photos that were sent back - not only do they send the regular scanned version, but they also send the enhanced version - which is definitely much better quality than the old original photos I sent! I’m about to order another big box so I can empty out the boxes of photos and albums I’ve been moving around from place to place for 20 years. Happy to have these saved on my computer - looking better than they ever did! Also - the customer service is prompt and overall excellent! A++

jack dweck

Great and quick service, very satisfied

Hero Discounts

We like to to give back wherever we can. PhotoPanda offers 10% discounts to those who support others in the United States.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Media Types

What size photos are allowed?

We estimate how many photos fit based on the most common photo size of 4 x 6 inches. However we will scan any photo you mail us, as long as it is within these dimensions:

  • Minimum: 2 x 3 inches
  • Maximum: 8.5 x 15 inches, 1mm thick
What kind of media do you scan?

We do our best to scan whatever is included in the package. VHS Tapes / Cassettes are COMING SOON! Here are a few examples of things we scan frequently:

  • Photos
  • Business cards
  • Flat birthday or greeting cards (without glitter/attachments)
  • Letters

Regardless of the content, please ensure your media is ready for scanning. This means removing staples, sticky notes, plastic coverings, and ensuring each item is flat.

If your media is too difficult to scan, we will refund you and send your package back.

We do not scan the following items:

  • Film
  • Negatives
  • Slides
Do you digitize VHS tapes or cassettes?

Currently no. We are working on a new service to digitize VHS tapes. If you're interested, please click here to let us know.

Scanning Process

Are my photos returned to me?

Yes, with all of our services we return your photos for free after scanning.

What does the whole process look like?

These are the steps we take to make excellent digital archives of your photos:

  1. You pay a flat rate for one of our prepaid Mail-In packages.
  2. We will send this package to your address.
  3. Place as many photos you can fit into the package.
  4. Take the box to the US Post Office or have it picked up for free.
  5. We receive your photos and confirm over email that they arrived safely.
  6. Scanning will take between 2-20 business days. This large window helps us when things get busy, but most orders are completed within 5 business days.
  7. We send you a link to your photos in the Cloud. Your photos are shipped back to you.
My photos are in albums or scrapbooks. Can I send these in as-is?

No, each photo must be sent individually. This usually means you will need to remove the photos from the album or scrapbook before sending them in.

Can I use my own custom box?

Customers purchasing the Tremendous Trunk or Cavernous Crate services can gather the corresponding box from your local US Post Office for free.

All smaller services must use the box we provide.

Tremendous Trunk is equivalent to the USPS Flat Rate Medium box.
Cavernous Crates is equivalent to x2 USPS Flat Rate Large boxes.

Please contact our lovely support team at [email protected] after purchase so we can send you a free prepaid shipping label to print out and attach.

Can I organize photos into groups?

Yes, for any of our packages you're welcome to put groups of photos in bags or envelopes with a title. We preserve those groupings digitally. Groups will be ignored unless they follow these two rules:

  1. Each group must be at least 40 photos.
  2. Each group must have a title. This can be written on a sticky note, or on the bag/envelope. Something as simple as "bag 1" is fine.

We do not guarantee the order of photos within groups. We will reorganize the photos inside groups based on size.

Do you preserve the order of my photos?

No, we cannot guarantee the order of your photos will be kept. Photos are often mixed around when mailing, and we split groups of photos between machines and technicians. Photos are also reordered based on size.

If your photos are the same size and bundled tightly together they will likely stay in order.

By focusing our energy on bulk photo scanning we can keep prices as low as possible for those who just want a treasure trove of their memories.

Is there really no limit to how many photos I get scanned?

There is really no limit. As long as the photos fit into the package we send you. We don't charge per photo.

Purchases and Refunds

What if I choose a box that is too small for all my photos?

If the box you choose isn't the right size, just contact us and we will upgrade your order. You only pay the difference in price, no fees or reship costs!

How much time do I have to send my photos after purchasing?

Your purchase is good for one year or 365 days. Please be sure to send your photos using the provided package by that time. After a year has elapsed we are not able to refund your order.

How does PhotoPanda keep prices low while being based in the US?

There are two key components to our affordable services.

First, we have a large window for scanning turnaround time. While most orders are done and shipped back within 10 business days, we quote up to 6 weeks to protect ourselves from a large influx of orders.

Second, our machines and scanning process are outfitted with the latest automation tech known to this industry. PhotoPanda contracts software engineers to build custom pipelines unique to PhotoPanda, ensuring the process is as streamlined as possible.

What countries do you serve?

We serve anywhere within the United States and its territories. This includes American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Northern Marina Islands, and Wake Island Atoll.

Can I change my return address?

Of course! Please contact us at [email protected] with your order number. We can change the address we send the photos back to, or dispose of them entirely for you.

What is your return policy?

PhotoPanda offers a complete money-back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, we would love to hear why. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will refund you immediately. Click here to read our full refund policy.


How long do I get Cloud Vault backup for my digital photos?

Our Forever Online Cloud Vault Backup is free forever. We can guarantee a minimum of 30 years, but intend to keep backups for many more decades after.

How effective is automatic image rotation?

Our automatic image rotation is good, but like all automation it's not a one size fits all. We expect about 99% of your photos will be correctly rotated if they are sent to us completely jumbled.

If this is not acceptable, please ensure your photos are rotated correctly before sending them to us.

How many USB drives are included with my order?

We include (1) one USB drive with every paid service (our Free Welcome Kit does not include a USB). Additional USB drives can be purchased for $12 each. We will include these extra USBs with your most recent scanning order.

If your order has already been shipped back to you, we will send the USBs separately. For other options, please reach out to us directly.

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What is the size of the USB drive?

This depends on the number of photos. We have USBs ranging from 16GB to 128GB and will choose the most appropriate size for your photo collection.

What about the privacy of my photos?

The only photo our technicians see is the one on the very top, as they move your photos from the shipping box to the scanning machine. In addition, your Cloud Vault backup link is encrypted, and private to you and you only.

Scanning Tips and Instructions

Check out our tips page for more details about our mailing and scanning process.

Our Team

At PhotoPanda, we're a small team of professionals dedicated to our craft. Combined we have decades of experience at photo digitizing, expert customer relations, and community service.

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson

PhotoPanda Digitizing Technician

Claire Wilson is a Digitizing Technician at Temecula, California-based company called PhotoPanda. Claire’s interest in the field of scanning has developed over the course of her career. She has used her graphics editing skills to teach others about photography and how to scan photos.

In her free time, Claire enjoys reading science fiction novels and cooking French food.

Denise Milligan

Denise Milligan

PhotoPanda Digitizing Technician

Denise Milligan is a Digitizing Technician at PhotoPanda. She’s introverted, detail oriented and kind. Denise is also very sincere and she always delivers what’s promised as per PhotoPanda’s mission statement “Preserving what’s precious”. She is currently happily married to an accountant at Oracle.

James Leroy

James Leroy

PhotoPanda Marketing

James is a highly experienced Marketing Director with over 6 years of experience in developing and executing successful marketing campaigns. They have a proven track record of leading teams and overseeing all aspects of a company’s marketing efforts, including market research, product launches, and advertising campaigns. With a combination of creative vision, analytical skills, and business acumen, James is confident in their ability to make a significant impact on any team.

Janet Carson

Janet Carson

PhotoPanda Lead Support

Janet has led support for a large-scale photo scanning company for over 5 years. She started out as a customer service representative and was quickly promoted to supervisor. She has had the same role ever since, but now leads her team in providing support for all of their customers.

Janet is also a very kind person with leadership skills that are proven by her selection as leader of her team.

Joseph Medeiros

Joseph Medeiros

Logistics Manager

Joseph Medeiros is a hardworking, detail-oriented individual who has an array of skills. He enjoys tinkering around on cars and working with his hands. Joseph has a proven track record of effectively coordinating and supervising the movement of goods, ensuring timely and cost-effective deliveries, and maintaining high standards of quality and customer satisfaction.

Katherine Langan

Katherine Langan

Social Media and Advertising

Katherine Langan is a social media and advertising enthusiast with a passion for Netflix, baking, volunteerism and fitness. As an accountant by trade, Katherine brings professional organization to PhotoPanda’s social media and helps them to target the right audience. With over 6 years of experience in communications and marketing strategy at Fortune 500 companies.

Let’s preserve what's precious.

Transfer your photos today and protect them for a lifetime.