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Old 08-12-2009, 03:41 AM
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Thumbs up Operation Photo Rescue!

I'm sure this has been posted about previously around here, but I feel the need to spread awareness of this awesome organization. I've applied to become a volunteer; anyone with some level of photo restoration skill should lend a hand! I can't think of any greater contribution a retoucher could make to society than to restore damaged photos for victims of natural disasters.

www.operationphotorescue.org
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:04 AM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

This looks like a great idea! Thanks for the link.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

Theautochthon,
Thanks for reminding everyone of OPR. You will find that many users on RetouchPro are also volunteers for OPR, especially those that frequent the restoration forum.

I hope you will continue to support it and enjoy it. Best to start with the easier ones; some of those harder ones can take 10-20 hours of work.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:57 PM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

10-20 hours? Ha! More like 40-50 or more to do them right, depending on the nature of the damage. Let's not give the newbie OPR-er an unrealistic view of the world.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:14 PM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

Ooops, you're right. Sorry for the swag. Unfortunately, I don't like to work on those extreme ones anymore. They take so long, then I get tired of working on them and put them aside, just to have Hannie or Tess email me to hurry up. So, then I feel guilty and in a hurry. So, I will only commit to a shorter one now, unless I really really know I can put in the time for the harder ones !
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:17 AM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

I am a newbie (here and to OPR) and just started working on my first photo today. I agree, it's an amazing organization with a touching mission! I feel so lucky to be able to help out.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:59 PM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

You're not kidding Lurch. I've been there since it began. Lots of work and lots of great people.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:38 PM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

I just signed up!

do they scan and email the images to you? or do they actually send you the origionals?
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:04 AM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

Jack the Ripper -- The OPR site has a "How-To" booklet you can get to on their site for details of how to do things. As to getting an image to work on, OPR has space on a site at which they put the images that need restoring. You establish an account for yourself at that site, and will be given permission to look at OPR's space. You select an image you'd like to restore and put a comment on it like "I'll do this one". Soon an OPR coordinator will see your request, and, if it had not already been requested by someone else, the coordinator will put a copy of the image into your space. From there you download it to your computer and work on it to restore it. (I'm going from memory here so I apologize for not having specifics like site name, etc. But you should be able to glean the gist of how it works. For details, see OPR's manual.) Good luck.

Larry
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:24 AM
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Re: Operation Photo Rescue!

Just a bump to alert new forum members that Operation Photo Rescue always needs new volunteers.

www.operationphotorescue.org

Doug
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