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02/03/2006 09:45:34 AM · #1
Thought this was an interesting and heart warming story. Ran in the local paper this morning. Link to it here: OPERATION PHOTO RESCUE
02/03/2006 10:16:56 AM · #2
That's great work and skill.

I know that one family photo that I worked on took me well over 10 hours to reconstruct from the years of neglect and damage that it recieved from being poorly cared for. They must be highly, highly skilled with great equipment to be able to fly through a repair job like that.
02/03/2006 11:04:32 AM · #3
barry --

i hope i'm not hijacking your thread. i did a little more research on this and contacted the people that are running the photo rescue operation.

i've offered to take on a batch of photographs myself, and told them about DPC and asked if it was ok if i posted their information. here are the messages i've received:

Hi Rob!

Help is always appreciated!

What I am doing right now is sending batches of photos from each
family to individuals. We have done all of our taking in and been
working on what we have, and are slowly dwindling away at the pack.
Can I send you a batch? Anyone else interested can contact us as
well... we're hoping to get all of the orders done in the next week,
so I just need to know how many they can handle for a 2 day
turnaround, whether they can take moderate or difficult, and an email
address to send them to!

Thanks so much!!
Becky


--

Hi Rob,

I'll send along a batch shortly.
As far as getting others involved, it's very appreciated! We'll take
all the help we can get!
Also, I am in need of people who are skilled enough in photoshop to
take some difficult ones and tackle what they can of them. If you can
pass that along, that'd be great too!

Becky


---

it sounds like they really could use the assistance of all of you expert photoshoppers out there.

if you would like to volunteer please send an email to OperationPhotoRescue@gmail.com. if you DO volunteer, please tell them that you were directed here from DPC (make us look good!) and post back to this thread.

maybe we can share some of our before and after work as well. woot!
02/03/2006 11:14:11 AM · #4
I just sent them an email as well. Thanks so much for posting this. It's a wonderful thing they are doing.
02/03/2006 11:14:57 AM · #5
No hijack at all Rob...actually, your response is one I faintly hoped might happen. Way cool, and thanks for picking this up. ;^)
02/03/2006 11:17:35 AM · #6
I'm in too
=]
02/03/2006 11:24:20 AM · #7
woot! i've already got 4 to do!

yay!
02/03/2006 11:31:05 AM · #8
how big are the 'packets'....not sure I can do the 2 day turnaround this weekend.....is it just 'clean-up' photo work??? I'd love to but don't want to get something I can't complete timely.

02/03/2006 11:33:22 AM · #9
I'm in too! :)
02/03/2006 11:37:57 AM · #10
Originally posted by dassilem:

how big are the 'packets'....not sure I can do the 2 day turnaround this weekend.....is it just 'clean-up' photo work??? I'd love to but don't want to get something I can't complete timely.


I just got a reply back saying the packets come in 2-8 photos. You just let them know what you think you can do.
02/03/2006 11:44:58 AM · #11
I just sent them an offer. Thanks for the community service announcement glad2 and mucky!
02/03/2006 11:46:32 AM · #12
I'm in too...or at least will give it a shot.
02/03/2006 11:51:30 AM · #13
Here's the blog: //web.mac.com/fiftyeggs60/iWeb/Site/OPR%20Blog/OPR%20Blog.html
02/03/2006 11:57:04 AM · #14
I just sent in an email offering my services...
02/03/2006 12:02:10 PM · #15
Me too, and I've encouraged them to join in here, offer more information, and coordinate. I got an email from Becky, and I believe someone will post here shortly.
02/03/2006 12:04:59 PM · #16
I offered my services as well, and received a reply from Rusty Dennen.
02/03/2006 12:07:37 PM · #17
Please don't shoot me for saying this, but a suspicious thought crossed my mind - what if some crook had realized that he has a huge, FREE workforce out there for his restoration business, all he has to do is tug on some heart strings and presto!

Nah..... this is for real and legitimate, right?
02/03/2006 12:09:35 PM · #18
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Thought this was an interesting and heart warming story. Ran in the local paper this morning. Link to it here: OPERATION PHOTO RESCUE

Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention.

I think muckponds's reaction is fantastic.

I sent this message to Rusty before I read Muckpond's or other posts to this message...

"Rusty,

I am sure your email box is filled but I saw this article on your photo recovery project today:
//www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/022006/02032006/164970

I am good with Photoshop and would volunteer to help you recover precious heirloom images for Katrina or other similar disaster victims that have had them damaged in tragedies. The number of victims needing this service could be overwhelming.

Please feel free to call on me on whatever assistance you may need.

Steve Davidson."

Message edited by author 2006-02-03 12:10:11.
02/03/2006 12:12:50 PM · #19
Originally posted by Beetle:

... this is for real and legitimate, right?

I would say 110% yes. Dave Ellis works for the Free Lance-Star paper here in Fredericksburg, VA. I've only had contact with him once before, but he was very polite and professional.
02/03/2006 12:15:41 PM · #20
wow...looking at all profiles of the people who have responded, my skills are not equivalent....(but I do have some!!) I asked for a small packet. I'll scream for advise if needed! But I really want to help!! I helped once for a local family who had items damaged in a fire.
02/03/2006 12:17:13 PM · #21
I just sent them an email and am volunteering as well.
I fix pics around here all the time, may as well do it for a great cause.
02/03/2006 12:18:20 PM · #22
Originally posted by BradP:

I just sent them an email and am volunteering as well.
I fix pics around here all the time, may as well do it for a great cause.


I was hoping to see your name pop up on this thread. :-)
02/03/2006 12:18:40 PM · #23
Originally posted by glad2badad:

I've only had contact with him once before, but he was very polite and professional.

A real-life contact BEFORE this issue - what more could I ask for?
Thanks, Barry, I now feel very comfortable with the idea and shall offer my help.
02/03/2006 12:20:36 PM · #24
Quite the emergency response team, we have going on here... Cool.
02/03/2006 12:31:36 PM · #25
Just sent them an e-mail offering my assistance as well. I've felt that I hadn't done enough for the victims down there and this is something that I think many of us are very well suited for. Hopefully, we'll be able to give them a big boost! Thank you for posting this!
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