According to a study, lamentable events in people's lives top the list of ten leading reasons why people are choosing to have high-speed commercial scans made from their shoeboxes of pictures. But, collectively, pleasurable family occasions are also an important reason for preserving photographs.

  1. Divorce (22%)
  2. Funeral / Memorial Service (15%)
  3. Concern About Losing or Fading Pictures (12%)
  4. Anniversary Gift / Multi-media Presentation (11%)
  5. Reunion (9%)
  6. Birthday, Wedding Gift / Multi-media Presentation (9%)
  7. Convenience (7%)
  8. Genealogy / Sharing / Family History Project (6%)
  9. Preservation from Natural Disaster (5%)
  10. Other (4%)
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