We generally recommend scanning old photographs (and documents) yourself using our Modahaus steady stands. This is the most economical and private way to digitize physical prints. You can prioritize and work on the conversions over time.
However, if time is short or if there are overwhelming numbers of old photographs, then consider Scan My Photos. This US based service utilizes the US postal system’s flat rate box system. The deal allows US customers to pack as many photographs as possible into these boxes. A prepaid 11×8.5×5.5-inch box deal costs $99 (for 300dpi resolution) or $189 (for 600 dpi resolution) which can hold up to 1800 prints.
Customers ship off their prints in these boxes and receive them back in about 5- 10 days along with a DVD of the images.
The company also offers other conversion services for slides, negatives, videos and photo restoration.