A catchy name for this project!
Remember, we need help with more than just retouching. You could somehow be a part of this by actually collecting/scanning photos, bothered. There's no reason this can't have global reach. The internet is magic sorcery
So here's what we need:A catchy name for this project!
People who can make the initial gathering step happen
Someone who can design a backend system to expedite the process
A pool of photo retouchers
A source for prints / frames
You edited out the stone ground. Now it looks like they're being eaten by a great mass of white. :P
A catchy name for this project!
TIFF format for all photos with jpg available for screen viewing, but TIFF for printing and archival purposes, etc. TIFF will handle all EXIF data that we could possibly need for this project.
I'd love to see this take off.
I obviously know a thing or two about web development, and I love working in Photoshop, been using it for about 8 years now. I even did some antique photo retouching back in high school, so I'm experienced.
Great idea Prime, this could be a great way to set Icrontic apart with something not only unique, but very personal.
It's a good one, I know people that had pics that were
dying and would wish for what you are offering.
<-- Gimp for lyfe
How about "fix yo' pix!"
or "Memories Completed"
or "Icrontic's Photoshop for the Community"
Just some suggestions.
Really cool idea, and an awesome thing to do, especially for those who couldn't hope to accomplish retouching a photo by themselves.
I do, as it happens, also have a picture in my PC that desperately needs this treatment. It is of my paternal Grandparents (born late 1800s?). I didn't want to be the one to set a precedent and just post it so if anybody would/could like a go?
I know nuts about photo editing, but I really hope this project can go through. Let me know if I can help in other ways!
Count me in, I'm at your disposal.
Can we collect metadata on these photos?
The above can be approximate.
- People or objects in photo
We need to set standards for scans as well. None of these photos will have been digital to begin with, so we'll need, as much as possible, extremely high res scans (I'm thinking 300dpi minimum with 600dpi being ideal), greyscale mode for sepia or bw photos, and CMYK for color photos. TIFF format for all photos with jpg available for screen viewing, but TIFF for printing and archival purposes, etc. TIFF will handle all EXIF data that we could possibly need for this project.
I'd like to hear some additional thoughts on the requirements you had in mind for the backend system. As much detail as possible would be great. Looking forward to seeing an awesome project out of IC
True dat. Said it was a quick edit. For some reason when I was looking at it last night I thought those were cracks in the photo. Fixt.
Icrontic.com's Memory Restoration Project -or- Icrontic.com's Community Photo Restoration Project
The Icrontic Photograph Time Machine -or- The Icrontic Time Machine for Photographs
We'll turn back the clock on your aged/damaged photographs
So all retouched photos should be saved under TIFF and JPG (Making two separate files)? Or just TIFF and then converted later to JPG once they are ready to be displayed in the gallery?
this is for individual people who normally would never have access to a community of experts like this.
I mean, I definitely think we'll need a few, if people give us permission, just to showcase the work we can do, but for the most part, most of the work will probably be kept private.
Volunteers collect photos -> Photos are scanned and returned to owners -> scans are uploaded as high res TIFFs to our app -> photos are assigned to retouchers and "checked out". -> fixed photos are uploaded to our app and "checked in" -> Fixed photos have metadata applied if possible -> Fixed photos are archived, printed, framed, and shipped to volunteer for return to owners.
NOW HIRING VOLUNTEER APPLICATION DEV TEAM LEADER
I'm looking for someone serious to lead up the backend team. I need someone with a high level of web/app dev experience, who can organize, build a web app for collaboration, strategize, and make this happen quickly.
I won't be doing the "hiring" of the web devs/db devs, but we need a world class application to make this happen properly. I will be hiring the dev team leader.
Please submit your resume to me via email
brian at icrontic dot... well, you know.
Please include portfolio information in your resume or email.
I was hoping to avoid monetary involvement, but that's probably gonna be impossible.