154 Cooper Rd., Ste. 203, West Berlin, N.J. 856-809-9400; fotobridge.com
Your new photos are with you all the time, on your iPhone; your pre-digital ones sit in a shoe box until you get around to scanning them, which never happens. The New Jersey company FotoBridge turns that collection of analog love into ones and zeros, and you get everything back on one neat DVD. Their high-end scanners enhance color, contrast, and sharpness, and for additional fees you can have FotoBridge scan notes on the backs of the photos or compile a bound album. After as little as a few days—though a stash of 4,000 photos might take three weeks—you’ll receive scans and originals back (from $44.95 for up to 250 photos, shipping included).
Best Photo Digitizer
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).