Scan Your Entire Life

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Our online step-by-step video lessons will teach even the most technologically-challenged person how to scan and archive their photos and documents the right way!
 
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Don't your photos deserve the best?
Do you have containers, bags and albums stacked full of your family's old photos?

Have you been telling yourself for years you're finally going to scan and organize them in your computer?

The thing is, the longer you wait, the greater the chance something bad will happen to your aging photo collection. And your family members that can identify and describe many of the photos aren't getting any younger. And frankly, neither are you.

But, you're probably afraid to even start this project until you know the correct way to scan and organize them. You only want to do this project once. Right?

You're not alone. Most people struggle with this same exact stopping point. Good thing we're here to help.

Are you FINALLY ready to have a photo collection you are proud to pass down?
Since 2010, we've already helped thousands of people.

Now, with our brand new step-by-step training course, we are helping thousands more…

… but even better and even FASTER!

How the courses will help you
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Step-By-Step

The course lessons will guide you through the scanning process step-by-step, so you learn what you need to know at just the right time.

Easy-to-Understand

The course lessons are free of all that confusing technical “jargon” and are instead made at a level anyone can understand.
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No Rambling

Your time is valued. Course lessons are scripted, professionally recorded and edited so you receive the best learning experience possible.

Fun!

Who said video training course lessons should be boring? These lessons have a sense of humor so you will enjoy learning again!

Learn Options

Learn all of your scanning options you didn't know you needed to know at the best time: before you start scanning!

Save Time

We’ve done all of the technical research for you and teach you what you need to know.
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Scan Right

Learn how to scan right the first time so you won't ever have to re-scan your collection all over again!
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How the Membership will help you

Course Lessons

Library of professionally-made training videos and information teaching you the essentials of scanning and organizing your photo collections

Community Forum

A private community forum to get answers to your questions and connect with people with similar goals

New Content

Additional training lessons added to membership course each month

Updated Information

Updated information as technology changes

What's COVERED IN The Course LESSONS

The Membership is launching with a Course Library of core essential lessons and then will continue to grow in size and expertise with new content added each month

Equipment and Supplies

  • Scanner and Software: An overview of what kind of computer and scanner you will need to obtain high-quality results.
  • Scanning Supplies: My recommendations for what scanning tools and cleaning supplies will speed up your scanning project and improve the quality of your scans.

Foundation Concepts

  • Big Concepts: Get a deep perspective of the important questions you didn't know you needed to answer before you can even begin scanning that will affect how useful your collection will be in the future. Learn these now so you won't have to re-scan your entire collection from the beginning!
  • Saving Your Scans: The best way to save your digital photos and documents to match your goals so they are preserved for the future.
  • Linking Techniques:  Explore methods to associate and match your original photos back to your new scanned digital versions. This is important even if you don't plan to keep your originals!

How to Scan

  • Scanning Setup: Overview of which mode in your scanning software will produce the best results.
  • Scanner Settings: A detailed and easy-to-understand overview of what every important setting in your scanning software does and how it will affect your results (with scanned visual examples). Knowing these is essential to getting great scans. Yes, you will finally understand all of those settings!
  • Scanning Demo: Thorough easy-to-understand step-by-step demonstration showing you how to scan your paper prints, from beginning to end, for those with both basic or advanced goals for their collection. Smile, this is exactly what you've been looking for all this time!!!
  • Scanning Multiple Photos: How to place multiple photos on the scanner at one time and have the scanner automatically detect each one and make a separate file from it. Simply brilliant!
  • Naming Your Photos: How to give your scanned photos a filename that will be most useful to those who will eventually inherit your collections.

COMING NEXT!
  • Organizing Digital Photos: The best ways to store and organize your scanned digital photos on your computer's storage drive.
  • Scanning Film: Even though settings for how to scan film has already been covered, lessons demonstrating the process of scanning film (slides and negatives) are being created.

Future lessons will cover the categories:

Organizing Originals Photos • STORING ORIGINAL PHOTOS • Organizing digital photos • restoring digital photos • backup digital photos

What Others Are Saying About the Membership

“Having worked with computers and technology for over 30 years, I felt pretty confident when starting my scanning project. I quickly realized I needed help. Learning through the SYEL training course was the solution I needed. Now I know what my options are, I scan with confidence, and my scans are literally 100% better. I would not have figured this out on my own. Creating high-quality professional-looking scans is easy … when you know what you're doing. Thank you, Curtis!”

Beth A.

Salt Lake City, Utah, Founding Member

“Firstly and foremost – brilliant work Curtis. A well prepared site, bristling with information! I had actually just started scanning the hundreds (thousands) of prints we have when I came across your website. Your information is so clear and valuable that I have actually started over. Scanning prints, no worries now thanks to you.”

Nik Frame

Australia, Founding Member

“I have now been scanning my old photos actively for about 2-3 weeks. And I'm happy to report that with your guidance I have managed to scan over 400 paper prints already! It seemed such a daunting task but after learning the basics from your videos, it's been pretty smooth sailing. Your training course videos are, by the way, very professional and easy to follow! So huge credit to you in putting the effort in making these!”

Paula Simon

Melbourne, Australia, Founding Member

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become a member today instead of waiting?

It's time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to have a scanned and organized photo collection, then you need somewhere to get training and the answers to all of your questions — especially the ones you don’t know you have yet. You need support, community, and most of all… accountability!

Additionally, if the price is important to you, the earlier you join the more you are rewarded by having a lower membership price. Membership prices will continue to increase incrementally over time as more and more content is added to the course library, and the membership becomes even more valuable.

The Scan Your Entire Life Membership is the place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.

Do I need to own a scanner and various tools before becoming a member?

Not at all! The Course Library contains lessons on my recommendations for everything you will need to complete your scanning project. This includes not only what scanner I recommend you use, but also my recommendations for scanning software, scanning tools and cleaning supplies, and computer storage drives.

It's alright if you already have everything you would like to use. But if you don't, you will find it most helpful to begin learning from the lessons inside the membership first before buying anything so you will be confident in any purchases you decide to make.

What equipment and tools will I need to learn from the course?

The course teaches you how to scan your photos and documents using a flatbed photo scanner and a desktop computer.

I teach the course using the mid-level Epson V600 Photo from their Perfection line of scanners. And I demonstrate using the “Epson Scan” scanning software that is included with all Epson Perfection scanners.

You don't need to have this same model of scanner or even an Epson branded scanner. Of course, understand it will be easier for you if you do have any one of the Epson Perfection models and the “Epson Scan” software because what I'm showing you in the lessons will directly relate to what you are seeing on your computer screen.

For those using scanners made by another manufacturer — such as Canon — you'll find most of the settings in their scanning software is very close to that of Epson's. So, you will still have a very similar learning experience. 

In the course, I'll also show you which scanning tools and cleaning products I recommend and will be using throughout the lessons. And in the course area, I'll also give you links to where you can buy them if you aren't able to find them or similar items in your local stores.

Are all of the lessons video?

The course lesson content is primarily made using the video format. I believe many of the topics we will be covering is easier to learn when you can see and hear me demonstrate using edited video with audio.

However, some of the lessons are in the “text and image” format when it's more appropriate — such as learning about what hardware, software, and products you may want to use. A lesson like this is better in text form because I can provide images with text links to show you where you can download or purchase them.

Can I upgrade to an annual membership later?

Absolutely! You can upgrade to an annual membership at any time.

Not only does an annual membership save you money off the monthly price of being a member, if you live outside of the United States, it's also a great way to save on exchange rate fees. Annual memberships only create a single yearly transaction for you instead of twelve separate ones.

We're proud to offer the annual plan anytime you would like to take advantage of its savings to you.

Will my membership ever go up in price?
The price you pay for your membership will never be increased. Whatever price you join with is the price you will continue to pay as long as you maintain your membership.

Even when the price for membership plans increase later for new members, you will always be “grandfathered-in” or “locked-in” to the lower price you joined with.

Is the training content complete or will more be added later?
When you come across complete courses for sale with a one-time price, they are almost always sold “as-is.” This usually means additional lessons are never added, and previous lessons aren't even updated as the technology they teach changes. And most come with a high price, often between $400-$700 when in-depth video lessons are involved.

The beauty of the Scan Your Entire Life Membership is it's always evolving and growing over time!

The SYEL Membership opened for new members in early 2018 with a course library containing 11 lessons (4-hours of video) as well as several text-only lessons, covering the “core essentials” of scanning. Then, each month, at least one lesson is added — sometimes more — to expand the scope of your learning.

The objective is to keep adding more and more content until the entire workflow of scanning and organizing your original and digital photographs is covered.

What if I am unhappy with the Membership after joining?
Oh no! We certainly don't want to have that!

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with your membership for any reason within 30 days of joining, let us know and we will refund your payment.

For more details, check out the “Refund Policy” section of our Membership Program Terms & Conditions page.

What happens if I decide to cancel my membership later?
Obviously, we'd love to have all of our members stay in the community forever. So, It will undoubtedly make us very sad if you decide to cancel. But, if you are intent on leaving then you will be able to do so with just 2 clicks of your mouse or trackpad from your membership Account page. You won't be billed for any future payments.
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