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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • Group to scan, retouch photos for tornado victims

  • WASHINGTON — With the recent tornadoes that ripped through the area on Nov. 17, countless photos were damaged.

    On Jan. 11, a volunteer group of photographers who have been trained in digital photo restoration will offer a free service to scan damaged photographs and restore the digital image.
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  • With the recent tornadoes that ripped through the area on Nov. 17, countless photos were damaged. On Jan. 11, a volunteer group of photographers who have been trained in digital photo restoration will offer a free service to scan damaged photographs and restore the digital image. ITPR will be onsite at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main St., Washington, IL between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Volunteers will be collecting, cataloging, scanning photos as well as informing those affected what to expect with this process. Local professional photographer Ann Conver said, “Once photos are scanned, we’ll begin the restoration process of the digital image.” Conver and Co-Chairs Eric Trent and Carol Langewisch are currently finalizing volunteer assignments, assembling supplies that will be needed that day and scheduling. The group has scheduled Jan. 18. On the day of the event, an individual’s photos (maximum of 25) will be catalogued and packaged and a receipt given to the owner so that they can reclaim the photos when the digitized image has been restored. “Antique photos brought in for restoration will not be retained by ITPR. Antique photos will be scanned immediately and returned to the owner,” Conver said. “We know that there have been several thousand photos located following the storm.” Trent said. "If demand merits it, there will be a second intake day.” Questions can be routed to ITPR2014@gmail.com; a volunteer will provide individualized responses Additional information can be located on the group’s web page. Links to ‘like’ their Facebook page
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