(I only recommend scanning services who do not outsource their work!  Please tell them Jennifer Wise sent you.)
  • West Coast Photo Scanning (CA)  Melodie has a private mailbox so your photos aren't left on her porch.  She has a Kodak high-speed scanner.  She also offers photo organization services and custom photo books and scrapbooks as well as photo gifts.
  • A Page is Turned (CO)  Ed can also enhance photos, restore damaged photos, and provide video-to-digital services, too.  He also offers digitizing of any "old" media such as cassette tapes.
  • I also offer scanning services, but only up to 600dpi.  This is fine for most photos, but it's not great for small photos.  Like Melodie and Ed, I can scan not just photos but also certificates, letters, recipes, awards, etc.  I do not have a high-speed scanner like Melodie does, so my work takes a bit longer.  I also offer photo organization services and custom photo books, scrapbooks, and digital gifts (as shown throughout posts here at this blog).  My rate is $35/hour for scanning, organization, and project creation.
If you'd like to scan your own photos, here are two options:
  • Many photo processing centers (like Walmart) have scanners available.  You sit down at the kiosk and do your own scanning, then save your scanned photos to a CD or thumb drive.  Contact individual photo processing centers for cost information and availability.
  • Most Family History Centers have scanners that are free to use.  Family History Centers are located inside some churches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world.  {This map} will allow you to find a Family History Center near you with its specific hours of operation.