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Black and white to colour

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:52 pm
by john4647
Hello,

just wondered if anybody had any experience of using colourising (colorizing) programmes (programs).

I have a number of old photographs I would like to convert.

I have used PSP to do this quite well but was looking for a quicker solution.

Re: Black and white to colour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:51 am
by Kathy_9
I have used Recolored. It's an older program and I'm not sure if it's still available but it does a nice job.

Re: Black and white to colour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:36 am
by LeviFiction
DeepAi Colorizer - https://deepai.org/machine-learning-model/colorizer

It's supposed to be decent, not great, but decent.

There is also a Google CoLab called DeOldify - https://colab.research.google.com/githu ... AVYCRqI7QW

When you open it you'll have to play each cell separately as you go through the lab until you get to the parameters section. You will enter a direct URL for an image and give it a render factor (just accept the default first time through) and turn watermarking either on or off. Finally hit play on the parameters section to run the DeOlidfy effect on the image. You'll be prsented with the final image and a small side by side under neath it. Just right-click on the colored image to download it.

Here's a poorly recorded video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CkU1nm ... sp=sharing

In the video you can see I run each cell one by one, waiting for it to finish before moving onto the next one.

Re: Black and white to colour

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:15 am
by john4647
Thanks for the replies.
I think this needs more research on my behalf.
I will download the several free trial versions and compare.