Generations of Family Photographs - Once Stacked In Shoe Boxes - Are Now Digitally Archived and Reprinted in Minutes

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Families should not worry if they cannot mail roses and candy to troops serving our nation over Valentine’s Day. Instead, they can easily use to safely preserve and share all their photo memories.

If Mitch Goldstone’s plan works, thousands of individual family photos - spanning generations and currently packed away in shoe boxes - will touch off an emotional Valentine’s Day next month for everyone, especially troops abroad serving our nation., the California-based retail and online boutique photo service, founded in 1990 by Mitch Goldstone and Carl Berman, have launched a new division called: They use Kodak high-speed commercial scanners to instantly archive and preserve any size, double-sided picture - from wallets to 11x17 enlargements onto digital CDs . Easy ordering of Kodak-quality reprints, enlargements, contact sheets, online upload sharing and fulfillment are also available.

By safely preserving generations of family photos, is the first to design this new business model for archiving large quantities of photographs. The cost is just $49.95 to scan up to 1,000 photos onto digital CDs in minutes and with same day mail order fulfillment. Military families receive free return delivery.

The Eastman Kodak Company's high-speed imaging scanner hardware and Kodak Image Capture Software technology is the engine behind this breakthrough commercial method to safely scan 700 photos (wallets - 11x17 enlargements) in 5-minutes. Goldstone said "This Kodak imaging technology compliments the keynote address at the recent Consumer Electronics Show by Kodak CEO Antonio Perez. Mr. Perez explained that 'consumers want the power to use their images to connect, create, preserve, entertain and inform. To that end, Kodak is committed to reinventing the digital imaging experience by pretty much changing everything that defines photography today and bringing ease-of-use to the next level.'"

Local retail customers receive their completed order in minutes; all mail order transactions are fulfilled the same business day.

Goldstone, a longtime leader in the photo imaging industry has a history of support for important local and national causes. After "9/11" he founded where 5,000 people traveled to The Big Apple to support the airlines and New York City on Veteran’s Day, 2001. As an extension of his company’s involvement and dedication to military families, he co-founded "Operation Photo" last year to donate used-digital cameras to military families by partnering with the San Diego-based non-profit Operation Homefront which aids families of deployed soldiers and reservists.

"Now, we want to build upon that successful grassroots initiative," explained Goldstone, "especially because that campaign was so successful and garnered national media coverage, including a live interview on Fox Network News. This new program, while still involving pictures, is something that everyone can enjoy. After all, who doesn’t have generations of family photos stored away in shoe boxes just waiting to be revisited, reprinted and shared?" designed a special pre-Valentine’s Day program for all military families to include free U.S. Priority Mail return shipping to help defer costs for military families. Goldstone and Berman’s plan this time is to again help soften the effects of deployment by having family’s turn all their photo memories into digital files to electronically share with their loved ones stationed overseas who are protecting our country.

Imagine this Valentine’s Day, as service members open their email to view hundreds and even thousands of photos, representing generations of their favorite memories; each one reminding them why their mission to protect our nation is so imperative. also provides 100% Kodak-quality photographic reprint and enlargement services for preserving and sending pictures, rather than just electronic images.

For complete information, order form and instructions on mailing your photos for same-day scanning onto high resolution (300 dpi, 1.5 - 2 MB files) visit: To receive free return delivery through May 30, 2006, on the downloadable order form, military families must indicate their affiliation and write the word "MILITARY" on the order form.

30 Minute Photos Etc., founded in 1990, is regularly featured by the national media. The company's president will address the International Photo Marketing Association's national convention in February to profile this new Kodak scanning technology. The company is also class representative and lead plaintiff in the multi-billion dollar antitrust litigation against Visa, MasterCard, Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Wachovia, Wells Fargo and other major banks for alleged credit card merchant interchange price-fixing. More info available at: "The Credit Card Interchange Report -" which Berman and Goldstone co-edit. Website:

Contact: Mitch Goldstone, President & CEO, 30 Minute Photos Etc., 92 Corporate Park Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606, Ph: 949-474-7654, goldstone(at), website:; and,

30 Minute Photos Etc. - a certified member of the International Photo Marketing Association since 1990.

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