There are several internet companies that will scan your old family photographs, slides, and negatives.
From my research, I believe these companies are very reputable. The question becomes whether you want to send your photos through the mail to a company or scan them yourself.
Bulk scanning services can be pretty expensive, too. So if you're on a budget, scanning them yourself would be more cost effective.
To allow you to make an informed decision, I have listed the prices, packages, and the pros and cons of a few online scanning companies I researched before I ultimately bought the PICS2SD scanner.
ScanCafe will scan your photos, slides, and negatives for as low as .22 cents a piece. To get the lowest price, a minimum order of $124.99 must be placed, otherwise the price per piece is .29 cents.
Their bulk pricing is the best I have found. If you have a lot of photos and you would rather have someone else do the scanning, this is a good choice.
FotoBridge is actually the scanning company I had decided to use before I found the PICS2SD slide and film scanner.
FotoBridge offers bulk scanning packages that range from 250 prints for $49.95, to 10,000 prints for $1,095.95.
They do offer free return shipping, which is great. However, they are picky in how you package your photos to ship to them.
They require you to bundle every 100 photos together, which could get time consuming if you have a lot of items to be scanned.
They also offer bulk pricing for negatives and slides, but the cost is just slightly higher than the photo print packages.
GoPhoto doesn't offer a bulk scanning package. Their pricing is .44 cents a piece, whether it's negatives, slides, or photos. It's a good choice if you only have a few items.
GoPhoto will upload your photos so you can review them online. There you can mark which ones you want to keep.
The downside to GoPhoto is the shipping cost. They charge a flat $20 shipping fee, regardless of the number of photos you have scanned. This company might not be for you if your order is less than the $20 shipping fee.
Like GoPhoto, DigMyPics doesn't have a bulk scan package. Charges for scanning photos and 35mm slides are .39 cents a piece, and negatives are .55 cents a piece to scan.
DigMyPics will brighten the colors of your faded photos at no extra charge. They also allow you to delete the scans you don't want, so you won't be paying for any photo scan you're not happy with.
All of the companies I have listed require you to ship your photos via UPS. While they are tracked, your photos are not insured against loss.