What is the Gather Box?
Based on the reality of keeping all our printed photos from years past in an old shoe box, our Gather Box is a means of putting together all these photographs that you cannot bear to ever lose and having them backed up digitally by us!
How does the Process work?
Simply purchase a Gather Box in-store or online and get to work filling it up with your photos! There is no maximum amount - as long as the photos are stacked in an orderly manner so as not to damage them and the box can fully close to keep them all in safely! Further instructions are provided on the box itself. Once the box has been filled, simply return it to our store and we will get to work scanning the photos for you to a DVD or USB! (USB to be provided by you or we have some available for purchase).
Preparing your Gather Box
1. Only loose photos will be scanned; therefore, please remove all photographs from album pages.
2. Make certain there is no hanging tape or sticky substance on the photographs. Please remove all staples, paper clips, sticky notes, etc.
3. Photographs with writing on the back that you wish to have scanned must be in a separate bundle. Please put a note attached to this bundle that you wish to have both sides of the photo scanned.
4. By law we are unable to scan copyrighted images, UNLESS you have a written release from the copyright holder, which is generally the photographer. Please include this release form with the photos being scanned.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a date I have to bring/send the box back by? No, we understand that you have many memories to sort through!
Do I get my originals back? Of course, these are precious memories of yours! You can pick up in-store or arrange postage back ($9.95).
What sizes can be scanned with the Gather Box? We can scan photos from wallet size (2.5x3.5") to 8x12". If you have any smaller or larger photos we can still scan these however they will be charged separately at standard scanning rates.
Can I include slides and negatives? Our Gather Box is designed as a scanning service for printed photographs only. We can of course organise slide and negative scanning separately - but not to be included in the Gather Box itself.