Thank you to all our clients for your support through the years!

We sincerely appreciate your business.

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Chosen as the “Best Photo Scanning Service” by The Wirecutter.


We’ve spent 80 hours of research and testing to figure out that the best place for most people to get their photos and film scanned is Memories Renewed, an online scanning service based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We came to this conclusion after researching 37 different scanning services; shipping out slides, negatives, and prints to the 12 most promising contenders; and then submitting a set of damaged family photos in need of restoration to our final three picks. Memories Renewed consistently delivered great-looking digital files throughout our testing process, offering the best combination of price, quality, and turnaround time of any service we tested. Their order process was simple, communication was prompt and personal, and our originals were safely packed for return, things we couldn’t say for all of our contenders

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I just wanted to let you know what an excellent job you did on the transfer of our old home movies. I know they were very old and not the best, but you did a great job of preserving the few memories we did have.

Thanks so much.

Pam
Austin, MN

I received the box of films and DVDs the other day, and I want to thank you for your excellent work in preserving our family films. The DVDs are so nicely organized, clearly labeled, and carefully packaged – it’s easy to see that it was all treated with care. From start to finish, it has been a pleasure working with you.

With our sincere thanks,

Barb
Springfield, IL

We’d like to thank you, Chris, for restoring a 15-year-old Polaroid that marked an important day in our son’s life. I came across it when sorting through a box of photos and realized the time was now or never to try and recover what remained of the image. Magically, you managed to color and detail lines that had disappeared. We were able to give him a framed gift of his first solo flight.

With deep appreciation,

Debbie
Elk River, MN

Thank you sooooo much!!! The slides are wonderful. I can’t wait to share them with my family. It really does bring back memories.

Jan
Breckenridge, CO

I can’t thank you enough.  Some of the materials simply brought tears to my eyes and others took me back to being a kid.

Wonderful!!!! Bravo!!!

Gil
Hoboken, NJ

Wonderful. Can’t say enough good things. Had a tight timeline for a family event. Great photo editing, professional, thoughtful. Will use again and recommend.

Jeffrey
Saint Paul, MN

I had several tapes to digitize and create DVDs. They were quick, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend.

Deb
Fridley, MN

Memories Renewed and Chris were fantastic. He was thoughtful, caring and the work was great. I transferred 8mm film of my Grandparents wedding day from 1940. The film was very old, somewhat deteriorated and very brittle. Chris spliced where he needed to and carefully did the transfer giving me digital stills of each frame along with an uncompressed copy of the video file on a memory stick. Perfect for what I wanted and all at a very reasonable price. This was the only 8mm I thought I’d transfer but given my experience I’m starting to think of other movies I should bring into him. I don’t give many (any?) 5 star reviews, but Memories Renewed is a rare exception!

Brooke
White Bear Lake, MN

My package arrived safely and everything is fantastic!  Thank you again for the great work you do.

Derek
Slocomb, AL

Brought my families 8mm & Super 8 film in dating from 1950-1979. Above and beyond all expectations. I work professionally with video, so my expectations are extremely high, these guys delivered a truly high quality result that is extremely meaningful for me and my family. As a fellow tech geek, these guys know their stuff. Would absolutely recommend using Memories Renewed.

Brad
St. Louis Park, MN

Chris worked on a couple of other projects for me and he has always been very accommodating in getting them done in a timely manner. Always helpful, informative and I appreciate his collaborative working style.

Patricia
Columbia Heights, MN

Chris was easy to work with and very prompt with responses to my emails which is very appreciated! The photo project turned out amazing.

Liz
Crystal, MN

Wow, working with Chris was a great experience. I had some family photos restored, scanned and uploaded into new albums. The photos had been water damaged and Chris was able to not only remove the damage but to clean up the old tape marks and damage to the album pages too. He guided me through the decision process and overall exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Memories Renewed.

Mary
Maple Grove, MN

I had Memories Renewed transfer a few thousand feet of old home movies dating back to 1977-1981 to a hard drive. The owner was very friendly and easy to work with, and gave me an overview of the process and the state-of-the-art equipment that they used. Transfer quality looks very good, considering the age and condition of the film. They cleaned the film before transferring for the best image quality possible. They allowed me to preview their work on line before I picked up the final product, and even provided options for how to present the 4:3 aspect ratio of the films in the 16:9 aspect ratio of the high definition transfer. I would definitely use this firm again.

Doug
Plymouth, MN

You are incredible!  Thank you so very much for all your help, and for such prompt completion of the project.  You really helped alleviate some of our last minute stress around the wedding!  We know our guests will love and appreciate the project.  I will most certainly be recommending your company to family & friends.

My sincerest thanks again for all your time and effort!

Paul
Rochester, MN

I wish I could give a higher rating than just A. Maybe A times 10 for this business. Working with Chris Fure is such a pleasure. You will always know the status of your job. He worked with me on 2 pictures that were odd sizes and came up with some beautiful reprints. One of the 2 had to be sent out of state for printing and then sent across the country for delivery. That was all done within a week. And the other 4 pictures were in one frame. He had to remove the back of the larger frame to get to the individual pictures. The reprints are great, and the original pictures are back in the frame and the frame sealed shut. You wouldn’t know looking at the front that they had been removed. I can’t wait to find more work for Memories Renewed.

Barb
Blaine, MN

I have used Memories Renewed over the past several years to digitize hundreds of my 35mm slides. All the work has been outstanding. I highly recommend them. They were able to extract great images from some old Ektachrome slides that were very faded.

Peter
Dayton, OH

I could not have asked for more, Chris exceeded my expectations with preserving slides that would otherwise have been lost. Turnaround time was great especially since the Christmas holiday fell immediately after I dropped off the slides. The result was nothing short of amazing, and after I shared with my family, we are now talking about many more projects to save family treasures from being lost. I could not be more pleased with the results. I will most assuredly be a repeat customer.

Ian
Woodbury, MN

Customer service was great and Chris seems very knowledgeable and skilled in his craft.

Mary
Andover, MN

Great customer service and quality. I came in a day or two before Christmas with hundreds of photos to be converted and Chris went out of his way to get all the photos scanned and uploaded to their site so I could view them with my family on Christmas day. The images look great, high resolution and great quality, and they offer plenty of organization and storage options. I would highly recommend Memories Renewed to anyone looking to digitize old photos, videos, etc.

Adam
Minneapolis, MN

Chris knows how treasured your photos, slides and videos are and it shows in the quality of his services! He converted all of our tapes, then scanned all of the old family slides. Couldn’t be happier with the finished product! Next project will be to bring him all the old photos to get them scanned. Would recommend Memories Renewed to all!

Becky
Plymouth, MN

These guys do a great job!!  We had lots of old tapes laying around of various types – VHS, mini DV, Hi8 and more.  I was worried these would deteriorate if we didn’t do something.  I didn’t even know what was on most of the tapes. I sent the whole box to Memories Renewed and they put the videos on their web site so i could look at them and see what i had before i decided what to do with them.  Ultimately, I had Chris do a little editing and we put things in chronological order.  Then I had him put all the info onto external hard drives ( so i could make movie projects and do some more editing if i wanted to ) and also had him put the video onto DVDs which can play on TV or computer.  He made labels for the DVD’s and the DVD cases.  The DVD cases had little photos of all the thumbnails of the video content so you could see what is on the DVD at a glance.  I would highly recommend this company!

Brenda
Mendota Heights, MN

On short notice I showed up to Memories Renewed on a Saturday with a box of 515 35mm slides I had been attempting to scan into digital format myself for some time. Due to unfortunate family events, I needed professional help with this process and am very glad I came into Memories Renewed. Chris, the owner of Memories Renewed, was able produce from these 515 slides a timeless, excellent product that I have already shared with many family members. I explained to Chris that rush processing would be appreciated and was satisfied with the time-frame of by the upcoming Friday. On that Monday (in less than a business day) Chris let me know that the slides were ready for pickup; excellent customer service! The slides turned out great and afterwards Chris was quick to respond to follow-up my emails I had with the DVD copying process. I plan to go back to Chris with another box of slides when time becomes more available.

Joe
Minneapolis, MN

I had over 6,000 negatives scanned here. Exceptional communication and service! And the quality is perfect, using the high-end scanning devices a normal household can’t afford. Well worth the money spent, saving me hundreds of hours of time trying to scan the prints.

Dave
Fridley, MN

I emailed Chris a scan of a badly damaged photograph from 1950 asking for an estimate. Chris promptly replied with a very reasonable estimate, considering what I had obtained from other places. I then dropped the photograph by the Memories Renewed office and received the proofs within the timeframe that we had agreed upon. Once I checked the high quality of the work done by Chris I decided to have my other photographs restored and the old slides scanned. The quality of all the work was outstanding.  Very professional and friendly.

Jorge
Golden Valley, MN

Memories Renewed took a box of random Super 8 film footage and converted it into digital format for me. Not only did the resulting video files look great, they labeled the reels and files so I was no longer stuck with a random assortment of film reels. I’ll be back as soon as I can find all my old photos!

Eric
St Paul, MN

Chris is phenomenal to work with. He scanned about 4000 pictures that were in photo albums (he removed each one), he kept me updated during the process, and the end result is amazing – all of my photos digitized. I would highly recommend working with this business.

Matt
Minneapolis, MN

I wanted to make digital copies of our photo albums for safekeeping, but the thought of tediously scanning them one at a time was something I just couldn’t bring myself to start. So I brought them in batches to Chris over several months. The quality is better than I would achieve at home (600 dpi) and he offers several levels of service. He’s also personable, accommodating and very easy to deal with.  I started with the regular albums, but I keep finding boxes of antique irreplaceable photos in storage and I just bring them straight to Chris.

Glenn
Blaine, MN

We were extremely satisfied with the work done by Memories Renewed, specifically Chris Fure. Our first project was to scan very old black and white photos and get them onto a DVD. This project was a very quick turnaround and the results were great. We then had Memories Renewed convert all of our family movies, (from assorted tape sizes) to DVDs. Each DVD is clearly labeled for the contents. What a relief to have these memories preserved. Chris also saved all of the projects onto a portable hard drive that we plan to put in the safety deposit box. The cost for this priceless project was very reasonable. We would highly recommend Memories Renewed.

Amy
Plymouth, MN


Chris did an amazing restoration and conversion to digital of VERY OLD family photos. Some of these photos were curled and faded from being in a damp basement and we now have beautiful digital photos that we can print or view in online photo galleries. Chris even put up all of our photos on a secure Internet page for us to view!  One of the best and easiest transaction ever. Chris (the owner) is a super guy!

David
Edina, MN

I took all of my photos to him (thousands upon thousands), and Chris digitized them for me.  This was a fantastic company to work with all-around! Chris is honest, quick, and does a great job overall. He’s efficient and he has a nice business. He really takes a lot of pride in his work and I would highly recommend him!

Cathy
Wayzata, MN

Many thanks! I look forward to sharing the digital images with family – so good to see these pictures again after years in a box!

Betsey
Northfield, MN

We are very impressed and happy. Thank you so much for making this so easy for me! I really appreciate it. I am keeping your info on hand to refer to friends and will come back to you for any future photo needs.

Emily
St. Paul, MN

Thank you for the Memories you provided for us…our Dad (now deceased) is in the film, and it’s the only “movie” we have of him. So this is very special to a lot of people!

Lori
St. Louis Park, MN

Thank you!! I am telling my friends about your fast, wonderful service!

Morgan
Eden Prairie, MN

You are a true professional! I am thrilled with your service and will definitely be referring you to friends and family! You have made our family feel comfortable in putting years of memories in your hands.

Again, thank you for all of your hard work!

Katrina
Plymouth, MN

I am amazed at what you were able to do with those first two photos. Outstanding work!! The rest of the pictures look wonderful too. Thank you so much.

Scott
Rosemount, MN

We had a chance to look at the movies off the hard drive. They are WONDERFUL! and the thumbnails are so helpful. Thank you for making these accessible to us, for doing such a good job, and for getting them done so quickly. Your expert advice and lots of options on how to do the next step of my project is an added bonus.

I want to post raving reviews everywhere – Shout out to everyone – IF YOU HAVE OLD FAMILY VIDEOS GO SEE CHRIS – He’ll take good care of you and treat those videos like the precious, important treasures they are to you. It’s like getting our memories back again – I guess that’s why your “Memories Renewed” is the perfect name.

It’s so nice to find a person with passion for his work and care for his customers, a person who goes the extra mile. I’m so glad I found you.

Julie
Rogers, MN

Absolutely great to work with. Fast and great quality. Highly recommended.

Charley
Minneapolis, MN

I’m really pleased with the quality of your work Chris, It’s a great comfort to know it’s done right and I won’t ever have to worry about it again! Thanks!

James
Hopkinton, MA

The photos you scanned and touched up are fabulous. There was one photo that I hadn’t even noticed before that you brought back from the dead and I literally was able to see it for the first time. Thank you for providing such an important service. I will be hauling up some more photos for you to work your magic on!

Thanks!

Andrea
Rochester, MN

The scans look great and put together in the slideshow using iPhotos Scrapbook feature the whole thing is really fun! I’m glad I had you do this and thanks again for your patience in explaining all of this to me.

Lea
Minneapolis, MN

It has been a pleasure to work with Memories Renewed. Over the last two years we sent three hundred binders and had its 50,000+ photos digitized. A momentous job. Yet all binders were accounted for and we don’t know of even one single photo missing.

Because of the nature of our craft, which is publishing an international magazine, we are constantly in touch with excellent professionals that we can recommend. Over the course of this project we discovered, Chris Fure is one of them.

Kauai Aadheenam
HinduismToday Magazine
Kapaa, Hawaii

It is so fun having those old 8mm films in digital! I showed them to my Aunt and Uncle and they almost died of nostalgia! Thanks again!

Sophia
Minneapolis, MN

Thank you, Chris, for the awesome work you do. The photos of my grandma turned out beautifully, and we are excited to celebrate her 100th birthday on Thanksgiving Day!

Lora
White Bear Township, MN

Thank you very much for all the work you have done for me. It will give me something to do and many good memories in my old age! You do an excellent job and I hope you have been and continue to be successful.

Sigmon
LaCrescenta, CA

I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying my father’s slides that you scanned for me. I am thrilled with the quality of your work! Every day I am doing something with them; viewing a section of the slides, changing the background on my computer to another favorite slide and re-living the moments that I shared with my wonderful parents. Thank you for your conscientious work. Both Tom and I will be so happy to recommend you to family and friends.

Liz
Minneapolis, MN

I just finished looking at the pictures online. All I can say is Thank You. They turned out wonderful. I can’t wait to show my parents who are 84 and 86 pictures they haven’t seen in years. They will be delighted. Again, thank you so much. By the way, when I have some time, my next project will be old photographs on a DVD.

Diane
Elkhorn, NE

Thanks for the fantastic job! Now we can finally get rid of those slide carousels!

Nicole
Minneapolis, MN

THANK YOU!!!! The photos are amazing! You did such a nice job. WOW! It is so great to have all those photos in one place. Thanks again. I’ll be in touch with more memories for you to renew!!!

Cathy
Minneapolis, MN

The slides look great! Thank you so much for doing this so quickly. I really like what you did. I feel as if I’ve gotten back some of my past.

Elizabeth
Minneapolis, MN

Thanks for the great work on my slides. The quality of the images far exceeded my expectations. I have been telling others at work about your service. Thanks again for the great work.

Pat
Loretto, MN

Thank you. It’s nice to deal with a company that is quick and efficient. Looking forward to seeing the files next week. I’ve got another load of images I need to send to you in the next couple of weeks. I’ll start putting that together. Thanks again!

Steve
Malborough, MA

All I can say is WOW! You have done a fantastic job with the negatives. It brought tears to my eyes.

Peter
Charleston, SC

Bringing up all the pictures on the PC. It is wonderful the way you have them set up on the computer. I sent a lot of pictures to my Brother, and very easy to send via e-mail. Very happy with your work, and looking forward to sending more pictures to have processed in the future. Thanks again.

Denny
Clarksville, AR

The jpg images you created from our old slides turned out great! My Mom and Dad loved their Christmas present. Thanks again!

Kevin
Minneapolis, MN

Received the package yesterday. You are to be congratulated on the quality of your work. I will not have to think twice to use your service again.

Sincerely,

Jerry
Payette, ID

Everything you’ve done has been fantastic, thank you so much!! Please let me know how much I owe you! Thank you for working with my assistant when it just became overwhelming for me- this was all just perfect!!! I look forward to working with you again.

Deborah
Los Angeles, CA

I just wanted you to know how happy I am with how the slides turned out. I’ve been having great fun looking at them all again. They are so clear and the color is greatly improved on so many of them. I’ve been e-mailing a few choice selections to my family over the past few days and everyone is thrilled. I’m currently working on a short Easter montage, set to Gene Autry singing ‘Here comes Peter Cottontail’, for our Easter gathering. What fun! Thanks for your help in this.

Beth
Rogers, MN

The slides arrived Wed. in perfect condition. They look SO cool!! My schedule has not allowed me to see them yet, but I am hoping to watch the DVD sometime today to preview it before our big sibling shindig on Sat. the 26th! I have sent payment by Paypal, you should probably have notice of it by now. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this. You must know how thrilled I am to have these pictures preserved. We are all so grateful. I’ll call if I have any questions about the CDs, how to download them or whatever. Thanks again!

Laurie
Benton Harbor, MI

The CD and DVD’s arrived and are just wonderful. I’m very impressed with how much improvement you made on the earliest pictures. My husband and I are thinking about all the other things we would like done by you…you’ll be hearing from us. Thank you so much. You can be sure we will tell everyone about our great “find” in using you.

Karen
Wayland, MA

Just opened my packet – everything is wonderful! I can’t thank you enough. They are better than expected and easily downloaded to my computer. I’m sending payment through PayPal right now. Thanks again.

Megan
Medford Lakes,  NJ