What Are Photo Memory DVDs?

Photo Memory DVDs are films, made up of your photos and music you select. These films are prepared to a DVD that can be played on any DVD player or computer DVD drive.

Never a Hidden Cost!
  • Our process is very simple. We receive your photos in the mail. We will scan your photos and then restore and enhance the photos for best presentation in the film.

    We can also convert your slides to images and create a Photo Memory DVD as well!

    We add the music you wish to play while viewing a selected group of photographs.

    We add titles to the beginning of each film and each subsequent section or group of photographs.
    We prepare a DVD of this film. We prepare for you a personalized DVD case (the large DVD case not a CD case) and Lightscribe™ DVD label. This is NOT a paper label, but by using LightScribe™ technology we actually imprint the wording and photos directly onto the face of the DVD. We also include, at no charge, a CD of the enhanced and restores photographs. This CD can be taken to a photo printing shop where you can print these restored images or if you have a photo printer, you can print right from your own home!

    We then ship your Photo Memory DVD creation package back to you. The process takes no more than 5 business days depending on the amount of photos received and the number of photos needing restoration. Please note that if you include numerous photos that need to be restored, the time will increase for completion as we want to give the proper time needed to make the photo look good in the film.

    Remember to give the gift that they will always cherish for generations to come!
There is NEVER a charge for Photo Restorations!
  • Please understand these are not the Photo Memory DVDs your cousin "Stan" can create for you. These are professionally made films. These films are done with the utmost care and professionalism. Each photo is carefully restored and placed in a film...not just scanned and thrown in. I am sure if you see your cousin' Stan's creation and then ours you will surely see the difference! At Photo Memory DVDs we request that you send us the original photos for the film. We have extra high quality scanners that allow us to get very high pixel rates to restore/enhance the photos. PLEASE do not send us photos you printed off your printer if not on high quality photo paper (they look horrible in a film and there is little we can do about it). Your original photos will be returned untouched and safe. We treat these better than we treat our own. We make every effort to ensure your original photos are returned in the condition sent to us.

    Photo Memory DVDs are a great way to showcase your memories for generations to come! It is also a great way to have your photos electronically produced, enhanced and restored. Photo Memory DVDs are used for weddings, holidays, sweet 16 events, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines Day gifts, retirements, graduations, used at Funeral services and much more!

    Our parent company, Street Smart Incorporated is an established web design company with professional graphic designers. These experienced professionals will look at each photograph and attempt to restore the image, as best as possible back to its original quality, if not better. We will attempt to restore missing pieces from ripped photographs, remove fold lines and scratches. Photographs, especially old photos, deteriorate over the years from handling and oxidation. We work closely, with each photo to make it looks its best. Obviously there is a limit to what we can do, but our results speak for themselves.

PRICING:

Plenty of thought and consideration went into the pricing structure for this service. We are trying hard to offer you quality service at the most affordable prices:

Up to 50 pictures on one DVD……$70.00 for original DVD.....$18.00 each add. copy

Up to 100 pictures on one DVD.....$95.00 for original DVD.....$18.00 each add. copy

Up to 125 pictures on one DVD….$115.00 for original DVD.....$18.00 each add. copy

Up to 150 pictures on one DVD….$140.00 for original DVD.....$18.00 each add. copy

Up to 175 pictures on one DVD….$165.00 for original DVD.....$18.00 each add. copy

Up to 200 pictures on one DVD….$190.00 for original DVD.....$18.00 each add. copy

For up to every additional 25 photos (over 200), please add $30.00 to the above pricing.

Additional copies of the photo CD…...$2.50 each CD

Price per slide.........................................0.10¢ per slide (this is in addition to the above pricing)

To add video to photo memory creation, please add $10 for up to every 10 minutes of video being added.

There is NEVER a charge for Titles, Captions or songs!

Shipping and Handling costs - $13.00 (for every 8 DVDs).

Rush service (7 calendar days or less) is available for an additional charge.

Be sure to include an order form with your submission as well as a check or money order for the total cost. Personal checks will be held for 5 business days until check clears before shipment of your package.

Did you know...At Photo Memory DVDs we take the time, not only to scan your photos, but we do

our best to enhance and restore the photos so they will look their best in the film. We do this at

NO additional charge! No hidden costs, everything up front the way business should be performed.

Remember to give the gift that they will always cherish for generations to come!

FAQ

the most popular questions

  • Q: Photos, Videos and Songs Questions
  • Q: How Long Does It Take - Can I Get it Very Fast?
  • Q: Changes To The Completed Film
A: We understand you might have a ton of questions…

How many photos should I use in my film?
This decision is totally up to you. Obviously there is a minimum of 50 photos that is charged. So you should at least use 50 photos. I will tell you that you should use no more than 18-20 photos per song selected. The photos are synchronized to the song selected. 18 photos allows the photos to be shown on the screen an average of 8-10 seconds. Any less, the photos would go too fast and not properly enjoyed. Plus, if you use less photos, the film will only last as long as the song(s) selected. Most people use 75-200 photos per film. This lets the film last 10-20 minutes. The cost is not that much more and will make a more enjoyable experience.

Should I send the original photos?
We use very high resolution scanning devices to scan your photos. Many people are concerned about their original photos being lost. I can assure you we have never lost or damaged a photo yet! As soon as your package is received, it is placed in a safe until the photos are scanned. Immediately after scanning photos, they are returned to the safe and not removed again until shipping. We actually take better care of your photos then we do our own! We do recommend placing your photos in a freezer bag for shipping. This ensures that no damage is done to the photos during shipping back and forth. But we do request that you send the original photos. There is a significant difference in the film quality when we receive photos on a disc already scanned. Also, PLEASE do not sent photos that you have printed off your home printer on regular paper. They look horrible in the film and there is little we can do about it. We always want to prepare the best presentation possible!

Can I include video in my film as well?
Videos can be added to a film, in between a batch of photographs. We receive many requests for this and it does make a film more interesting. We do charge $10 for each video segment added (up to each 10 minutes of video is considered one video segment).

What songs can I add to the film?
You can choose any type of music you wish. We currently have over 250,000 song titles in our files. If we do not have the song, we will get it for you. Or, you may also include the CD of the song and we will use that in the film (if you are using an unusual song or from a special CD-please send us the CD). Your CD will be returned to you with the completed package.

Can I designate titles for each group of photos?
Not only is this possible, but we encourage you to do so! The film should have titles in the beginning and for each subsequent group of photos. We will create this title digitally for you and separate each section of the film. There are NEVER ANY CHARGES for titles in a film!

Can I get additional DVD copies of the film?
Yes you can and the cost is only $18 per DVD. Once we prepare the film, it is no problem for us, while burning the DVD to make additional copies. The work is creating the actual film. Each copy comes with it's own DVD case and CD label. Believe me, once someone sees your DVD, they will want a copy of it. All of our DVD creations have copy-guard protection against unauthorized duplication. …

A: Remembered this at the last minute or need it yesterday?

How long does the entire process take?
Upon receipt, we usually take 2-5 days (2-4 weeks for 8mm, Super8 and 16mm films) to have the finished product ready for shipment. Each photo is carefully scanned, restored and enhanced and trust me this can be time consuming. Our DVD burners are professional machines (not a DVD burner in a computer). They record only at the slowest speed. This ensures the best quality film produced.

Is there a way I can get the DVD faster?
There are situations where someone needs a film quickly. We can prepare the film within 24 hours of receipt and mail it the next day at an additional cost. The "rush" charge amount is $28 for a 48 hour turnaround time plus applicable overnight shipping charges. A rush order constitutes any order being processed within seven (7) calendar days.

How is the package shipped to me?
Your completed package is shipped to you via the U.S. Post Office. Packages are sent to you first class Priority mail. If you wish a different type of delivery, please contact us as to the costs associated with carrier shipping, Overnight shipping or insurance.

A: Sometimes you get the film back and think, I should have said this instead of that in the caption or I should have used this song not that one..

Can I change the order of the photos or music once I receive the DVD?
Once you have received the completed DVD we can change the order of the photos or music for you at an additional cost. We ask you to understand that this film is already complete. It is not a draft copy. We would have to go back into the actual work project and redo the film from scratch to complete this request. These requests MUST be made within 15 days of receipt of the DVD.

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