My name is Prahlad Delaney and I founded Photo Digitizer in 2021. I have been taking and collecting photos for over 25 years and currently have over 150,000 saved in my collection. I’ve worked as a professional graphic/web designer for 21 years and have extensive experience with photography (film and digital), photo editing, color correction and restoration. I’ve always had a talent for sorting and filing and am passionate about clean design and organization.
I have owned my own Web Design Consulting business for the past 6 years, which I love because it allows me to work from home on a flexible schedule. As a full-time father of an elementary-aged child, it is very important for me to be present at home to raise them and provide the best life I am able to. Due to rising costs I wanted to create a new business to expand my services to the local market in Jacksonville FL, and so after doing some research on the latest equipment available, including professional-quality high speed scanners, I decided to combine my talents in organization with my passion for photography and design to create Photo Digitizer.
Growing up, I was always told me that the best kind of job is one that you are so passionate about that it doesn’t feel like work; that’s how photo digitizing and editing is for me.
My father, who is in his late 60’s, also has a very large family photo collection containing photos over 75 years old. Unlike my collection, which have almost all been taken with digital cameras, his photos are all prints and most have never been scanned or saved on a computer. For years he simply kept them in bags, boxes and old albums. We often talked about how if there was a fire or hurricane that those printed photos would be lost forever. We always agreed that he should have them scanned but it always seemed like such a huge project that no one in our family had the time to take on. Sure, there are plenty of services online but they are very expensive and time consuming with shipping back and forth. So his photo collection has remained in old boxes at his house for years.
My father was my first client and I scanned his entire photo collection of nearly 8,000 photos, ranging from 3×3” to 8”x10”, and saved them on a single USB Flash drive. All of the original photos are now stored in acid-free plastic archive boxes labeled by category or family member name. We now have the peace of mind knowing that our family photos will be preserved for future generations. No more paper bags, elastic bands and bent photos in old storage bins. Our memories are now digitized, preserved and organized like they have never been before and my family can now easily share their old photos with family and friends online.
Solutions (Not Services)
Modern solutions for yesterday’s memories.
Printed photos can fade over time but I am able to restore colors, fix scratches or tears and enhance tones so that your photos look new again. I love preserving photos and bringing a smile to my client’s faces when they see their old photos brought back to life on a computer screen. I am able to digitize photo collections of any type and size and I would love to help you scan and preserve your family’s precious photos and memories.
Scanning is only half of the solution.
The other half is organization.
I provide photo storage boxes of various sizes to help you keep your physical photo collection neat and safe for years to come. I can save your digital photos to USB Flash Drives, burn them onto DVDs or copy them onto an external hard drive. Of course, digital downloads are always available for free! I can also help you consolidate old hard drives and sort or rename large quantities of files. Let me help you organize and preserve your family’s precious photos and memories.
Not just another bulk scanning business.
What sets me apart from other photo scanning companies is my personal touch and meticulous attention to details. I care deeply about each client’s project as if it were my own. I perform all of the work myself from my home office in Jacksonville and do not outsource any part of it (except for custom printing). I offer free local pickup and delivery within the Jacksonville area (mileage restrictions apply) so that I can view my client’s photos and discuss the project or any specific requests before I start. This also provides peace of mind knowing my client’s valuable photos will not get lost or damaged in the mail and saves time and money which would have been spent on shipping.
...and much more!
I can also help you with a wide range of graphic design projects from flyers, postcards, logos, brochures and business cards as well as web design projects ranging from personal websites to e-commerce sites. I am also skilled in IT solutions such as hosting, domain setup, server configuration and malware removal. Let me know what I can help you with! I've worked in the design and e-commerce industries for nearly 25 years for clients of all sizes and I'd love to work with you on your next project. Please visit Prahladdelaney.com to view my design portfolio and services or my LinkedIn profile.
Have Any Questions?
I would love to speak with you about your photo collection and how your goals for organizing and archiving it. Everyone’s project is unique and there is certainly no one-size-fits-all-package when it comes to digital photos and family memories. I’m happy to talk to you over the phone, via text or through email. Tell me about your photo collection, I’d love to hear about it!