Studio Restores Pictures Found In Oklahoma Tornado Aftermath

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 11:53 pm
By: News 9

Right now, a recovery effort is underway for Oklahomans' photos.

Last week's tornadoes scattered thousands of pictures across the state and the need your help in recovering the lost pictures.

5/28/2013 Related Story: OK Studio Creates Online Database For Photos Found In Tornado Debris

Lost photos come in by the box full as Christine Brummel meticulously removes the debris stuck on the pictures. Once the photos are cleaned, they take a digital image. While they don't restore the actual original, they can digitally restore the photos on a computer.

"Everywhere that you see any type of damage whether it's a scratch," she said. "Where there's a hole, we'll actually replace all of those pixels in there to make it look like it's new."

But in order to do that, they need volunteers to help collect as many photos as they can. Brummel and other local businesses have planned a "picture patrol" for Tuesday.

"We want to get the word out there," she said. "We want to do it in one day and do it as much as we possibly can to get the photos off the ground so the next step can happen."

The process of cleaning, documenting and reuniting so many photos will take a long time. People can expect new photos being put up on the website probably every few days for possible for the next six to eight months.

Now, while most of the attention has been on restoring and cleaning up these photos, there are some other things that this group is doing. You can actually get your home movies restored through a company that has been partnering with this group.

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