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80+ Photos for only


  • 4 x 6 x 1" package.
  • This photo count is an estimate. On average, people fit about 80 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 10 business days. During busy periods we may need up to 6 weeks to complete your order.

  • Returning Your Photos (Included Free)

  • PhotoPanda digital photo USB

    PhotoPanda USB flash thumb drives come pre-loaded with all your digital photos.

    The USB is made of stylish walnut wood with a protective wooden case. Easy plug & play for computer viewing, editing, or sharing.

  • Unlimited free downloads, forever.
  • Photos sent by email.
  • Originals are shipped back to you.
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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.

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, often as fast as three days.

Based in the USA

Loved By All

PhotoPanda has scanned and protected 1,566,071 photos for thousands of families.


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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

A Choice You Can Feel Good About

You're In Good Company

Our Reviews


Dierdre Hatton

Fantastic, friendly customer service - it’s clear this company is run by individuals who care about the customers they serve. Truly a company with a heart!

rahul razdan

Used the service… worked great.

Maryam Kashkooli

Really great service. Not only did they do a great job scanning all of our photos, they also scanned the backs of any that had writing on them and they enhance all of the photos as well so you get the original and enhanced scans. Not to mention they all go on an easily shareable and accessible link, and you get your photos back in great condition. Ours were also done very fast and the customer service was great! Thank you.

Alison Nicoll

Fast and efficient, no need to count photos, they scan both sides (so if you’re old school and wrote on the back it gets captured), came back organized in the bundles they were sent, good quality digital images (I had some dodgy cameras in my youth). I looked at a few services to get my pre-digital photos converted and this was by far the most efficient for me.

April Berg

Quick and easy process. Nice to have front and back of pictures. Very happy!

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.

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, we need to confirm you selected the right box for 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 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.