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Saving, restoring photos focus of St. Charles event

ST. CHARLES – In honor of Save Your Photos Month, the St. Charles Public Library is hosting an event featuring tips on how to organize, backup, preserve and restore printed and digital photos, according to a news release.

Attendees may also bring up to 50 photos to have them scanned for free, the release stated.

The free, drop-in event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, the release stated.

Registration is encouraged but not required, the release stated. Visit http://bit.ly/SaveYourPhotos2016StCharles to register.

Restoration specialist Patrick McGleam of McGleam Studios and photo organizers Carolyn Burnham of Burnham Creative Group and Laurie Neumann, The Innovative Organizer, are presenting the event, the release stated.

“With the recent tornadoes in Indiana and central Illinois we are reminded of the importance of safeguarding our photos, but it doesn’t take a natural disaster to lose our photos,” Burnham stated in the release. “A broken or stolen mobile phone or a hard drive failure can have the same impact and is far more common.”

According to the release, classes will be presented on the half-hour throughout the open house.

Neumann will present the ABCs of photo organizing; Burnham will present solutions to backup printed and digital photos; and McGleam will explain how to preserve photos and restore damaged ones, the release stated.

“Even when disaster does strike your photos, you still have options to save them,” McGleam stated in the release.

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