January 11th Intake Announced

Photo Restorations to be offered

Pekin, East Peoria, Washington and surrounding areas

Peoria, IL, December 30, 2013: With the recent tornadoes that ripped through the area on November 17, 2013, countless photos were damaged. January 11, 2014, 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 South Main Street, Washington, IL between 9:00a.m. and 4:00p.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 explained recently, “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 January 18th as a back-up date in the event of inclement weather.

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 within 24 hours.

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Eric Trent

Illinois Tornado Photo Restoration

Phone 309 580-4009

http://www.iltpr.com

ITPR2014@gmail.com

 

Peoria, IL

Illinois Tornado Photo Restoration

News Release

Photo Restorations to be offered

Pekin, East Peoria, Washington and surrounding areas

Peoria, IL, December 18, 2013:  With the recent Tornadoes that ripped through the area on November 17, 2013 countless photos were lost, damaged and in some cases destroyed. In January 2014, 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. The group is currently assembling volunteers and securing a location that is easily accessible to those area residents that were affected.

Local professional photographer Ann Conver explained recently, “This is a service we can offer to help people recover from the tornadoes.  Once photos are reunited with their owners, we’ll be there to help.”  Conver and Co-Chairs Eric Trent and Carol Langewisch are currently organizing the group, setting up infrastructure, a web-site, a Facebook page. This introductory news release is to announce this free service as well as provide tips on what people can do now to make sure photos are maintained as well as possible until the January intake date.

 

Tentative plans call for a January 11th (weather date of January 18th) collection date in a centralized location that will be easy for people to access. An individual’s photos 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.

 

“More details will be made available as they are formalized, but we felt it important to let people know that the free services will be available.” Trent said.  “This won’t be a one-day event.”

 

Questions can be routed to ITPR2014@gmail.com; a volunteer will provide individualized responses within 24 hours.

Digital Photo Restoration of those impacted by November 2013 Illinois Tornadoes

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