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Professional Family Photo Scanning

Stop counting hundreds of photos.

Let us digitize your photo collection. We scan everything you can mail.

We Are PhotoPanda

America's best photo scanning organization.

We are PhotoPanda, together we have created the best photo scanning company to make your memories last longer than a lifetime. We love what we do, making every day an opportunity to preserve something precious. More About Us >

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The Bear Necessities

Make your photo collection digital

Step 1

Fit as many photos as you can into our prepaid and insured package. Drop it off at a post office or get it picked up at your door.

Step 2

We carefully digitize everything in 1-4 weeks. Your photos are then mailed back to you, with the digital copies on a USB thumb drive.

Step 3

Breathe a sigh of relief! You get unlimited free downloads to share your photos online, reprint, or leave protected in our Cloud Vault for decades.

All-You-Can-Eat Photo Scanning

We don't charge per photo, we scan everything you can fit in the box. Unlike other companies, we provide all these for free:

  • Photos put on a free USB thumb drive.
  • Unlimited free downloads of your photos.
  • Free insured shipping to and from our lab.
  • Free Automatic Photo Rotation.
  • Free Backside Photo Scanning (for notes and dates).
Photo scanning by the box

Love it, or your money back

If you're not satisfied for any reason, just reply to the order email and we will offer an refund immediately.

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

See our refund policy for more information.

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A Choice You Can Feel Good About

All Our Features

The PhotoPanda Difference

AI Enhancement

Photos older than ~20 years are often discolored and blurred by a red-orange tint. This discoloration only gets worse over time.

PhotoPanda applies smart AI algorithms to your photos which fixes this damage in the digital copy. We show the magic first hand by placing the Original and Enhanced versions side-by-side. You can keep both and decide which version you like best.

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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 so you don't have to.

Our computer puts your photos in the correct orientation 99.9% of the time!

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Forever Protected in the Cloud

Your digitized photos are automatically uploaded to our Cloud Vault Backup. Not only do you get unlimited free digital downloads, but protection built by data experts to keep your photos safe from everything that would threaten them. By leaving your photos in our vault, they are protected from house fires, degradation, and theft for 30+ years.

Available on every device, forever.

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Based In The USA

Other photo digitizing companies send your photos abroad to take advantage of inexpensive labor. We're proudly Californian, and can guarantee faster turnaround times and local-only services.

Based in the USA

Affordable Bulk Rates

Since our services are paid for by the box, every order is a bulk order! This means you don't have to count all your photos and you only pay a flat rate. We might not have the fanciest boxes, but every dollar saved on cardboard printing goes back to charities or your wallet.

Our technicians have a passion for preserving history, because at PhotoPanda we want a digital future everyone can enjoy.

Affordable rates

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Choose Your Package

Our services are all-inclusive - We provide everything you need and we scan every photo you can fit.
After scanning, your photos are returned to you for free.

How many photos do you have?

Tremendous Trunk

About $0.16 per photo
$295
  • 11 x 8.5 x 5.5" package.
  • This photo count is an estimate. On average, people fit about 1800 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.

  • Max photo size 8x11".
  • Scanning Process

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

  • Scans done at 600 DPI.
  • Turnaround in within 1-4 weeks.
  • PhotoPanda offers a full money-back guarantee. Click here to read our full refund policy.

  • Returning Your Photos (Included Free)

  • Photos put on a free USB drive.
  • Unlimited free downloads, forever.
  • Photos sent by email.
  • Originals are shipped back to you.

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If the back of any photo has handwritten notes or dates, we can create a separate scan of the backside.

Subtotal

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Secure, fully refundable payments with Stripe.

1,314,292
photos scanned and protected.

Last updated: November 30, 2022
We admire every single person who has picked PhotoPanda to archive their history, and want to thank them for their support.

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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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You're In Good Company

Our Reviews

4.5

Felicia Schumacher

Super fast, great quality, used them three times already! Highly recommend!!

Mike Stewart

The colors on the enhanced photos looked like they were overly bright and phony looking and they blended into each other. There was little definition.

Cindy Connelly

I am very happy with the photos I sent to PhotoPanda. The pictures were returned quickly and the link provided worked very well.

Meghan Lawson

PhotoPanda is a reliable and fast service. My photos were digitized in high quality - they look great! Some of the photos I submitted were cut oddly, and PhotoPanda’s digitized photos did not reflect this/look odd at all. Service was speedy, completed in a fraction of the estimated time. I can’t wait to get more of my photos digitized with PhotoPanda!

RhondaB

Easy, Efficient, and Reasonably Priced. I placed my order, a box was sent a few days later, I filled the box with organized photos rubber-banded together by group, and sent it off. They emailed me that my photos were received, which is comforting. Within a week, I received a link to my scanned photos, both the originals and the enhanced photos. Each group of photos was in its own folder, which is nice when looking for a particular print. At first, I thought that I was missing a group, so I emailed them. Immediately, they went through my batches of photos and sure enough, my stack was there. I had mistakenly grouped it with another stack. Again, another relief. I would definitely use PhotoPanda.

Martina K

AAA+ service!!! Extremely fast, reliable, efficient, I can’t say enough good things about this company. Not only are they helping a good cause, they also work with their clients on individual basis. I am extremly proud of what they have done to preserve my family’s stories and pictures for future generations. Thank you so much to the entire PhotoPanda team for everything.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

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
  • Entire detached album pages with multiple photos per page
  • 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.

I'm in a rush. Can I skip the part where you send me a box?

Yes, for any of our services you can gather the corresponding package and print our free shipping label yourself. This often reduces the time of the entire process by 3-5 days. Please contact support over chat or email at [email protected] if you are interested.

Please make this request before placing your order.

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 reordered based on size.

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.

Psst... We are experimenting with ordering photos by the clues given on the date stamp. If we crack the code, this will be applied to everyone who has scanned with PhotoPanda in the past.

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.

What format are my digital photos saved in?

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

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 5 business days, we quote up to 20 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.

Add-Ons

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 90% 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 $9 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.

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.

Janet Carson

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.

Janet Carson

Denise Milligan

PhotoPanda Digitizing Technician

Denise Milligan is a Digitizing Technician at PhotoPanda. She’s introverted, detail oriented and kind. Some of her hobbies include gardening, which she really enjoys as it brings her back to the earth and the beauty of nature. Denise has been in love with the natural world since she was a child collecting bugs and other insects when times were tough for her family. Now, Denise spends her free time caring for plants and trees in her yard, getting deep into their roots, exploring life on Earth.

Denise is also very sincere and she always delivers what’s promised as per PhotoPanda’s mission statement “Protecting what’s precious”. She is currently happily married to an accountant at Oracle who lives nearby.

Janet Carson

Janet Carson

PhotoPanda Lead Support; Liaison

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 a hard worker with an innovative mind. In the beginning, she was the only customer service representative, so she had to do everything herself. This allowed her to take on new projects and make a lot of progress in short periods of time. Janet is also a very kind person with leadership skills that are proven by her selection as leader of her team.

Janet Carson

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. He has a keen eye for details, which comes in handy when packing items for shipping. Joseph likes to be the center of attention, so he is always the one cracking jokes at the office!

Ever since he was a kid racing bikes in the neighborhood, Joseph Medeiros has always wanted to own his own car parts store. When he isn’t working on cars or telling jokes at work, you can find him tinkering around with his friends as they brainstorm ideas for their new business ideas!

Janet Carson

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 multiple Fortune 500 companies.

Katherine also spends her time in high-intensity workout classes like Orange Theory or CrossFit where she can be found wearing bright colors, or though zzzqueen treats which she bakes anytime her hands have some free time.

She appreciates all the grey that comes with “living the dream”, hard work, dedication and getting up after a fall. Katherine’s many years of experience have provided her with diverse and customized skill sets.

  1. Communications: from writing and blogging to social media management - Katherine can write copy for web pages or blogs, create strong content for social media messages and manage/expand/optimize your marketing reach across various platforms.
  2. Health Education: Katherine specializes in helping individuals provide care for themselves or loved ones One talent includes wellness coaching services which have led to success with clients experiencing weight loss due to reduced sugar intake; resolving symptoms of depression with lifestyle changes; improving sleep quality; reducing anxiety by prioritizing self-care.
  3. Marketing Expertise: Katherine’s 5+ year marketing career will help you take your products or service to the next level. From developing your brand identity to managing critical marketing objectives.
Janet Carson

Quinn Casey

Technology & Business Development

Quinn Casey is a software developer living in Temecula, California. Quinn was born and raised in Boston, MA. He has a degree in computer science from Emerson College. He took up coding again and eventually landed a job developing software for photo scanning companies.

Let’s work together to preserve what’s most important to us.

Digital photo archiving is our bread and butter. Get no-nonsense photo scans today, or contact us with any questions.

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