Time for exposure

By PHILIP CASE State Journal columnist Published:

Make no mistake about it ... those working on compiling another pictorial history of our town and county want to leave no stone unturned in their search for images. And they're utilizing the latest technology to make sure those images look their best.

The final session to collect historic photos of events, places and/or people is set for Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Coffeetree Caf on Broadway. Your pictures will be processed and returned to you immediately.

"So far we've had a great response from the community," said John Gray, who convinced me to write yet one more story about the effort. "We just want to make sure we haven't missed that special picture that's out there in a box in someone's attic or in an old album."

In the previous two sessions more than 700 photos have been electronically processed and appropriately archived by Gene Burch, award-winning photographer who works as a local dentist for his "day job." Burch is using the latest Adobe Photoshop computer program.

Here's how it works: Those bringing in old photos are asked to include all the information they have about the people or places written down. Burch scans the photo and "cleans it up" while the information is being entered into a data bank. Then the owner gets the photo back.

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