Hey there all! My name is Simon. I don't have any substantive art or photography background, but I've been playing with image manipulation in Photoshop, GIMP, Paint Shop Pro and a few others for awhile now (mainly for entertainment and photoshop contests on fark, worth1000 and the like). When I came across OCR I was amazed at the kind of work being done and immediately wanted to see if there was anything I could do to help. So many times, photos aren't just images - they're touchstones for memories, and I can think of few things more worthwhile than helping to repair those touchstones for someone. That said, I've done some photo retouching but I'm new to the more in-depth restoration work, so I'm looking forward to learning a lot and hopefully bringing some of the skills that I've picked up into play for a good cause!