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Restored photos 6 months 3 weeks ago #3951423

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mart wrote: Ah well, it's the programs that are clever more than me, smile.png


At least you know how to operate them.
Thank you again.

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You are welcome. It's nice to have something useful to do on the computer ...and I like to work with images.


Just for info for yourself and others, there are dozens of free Colorize programs online that require
no skill at all, upload a B&W photo, and in a few seconds come back coloured using A.I.
The skill part comes in if the colours/sharpness./ contrast, need manual manipulation
Google Colorize photo,dozens of sites will come up. Choose one and an add a B&W photo.Good Luck

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Thank you, thank you both to Mart and Coldfeet. I am so into this now. I have colorized an old photo of my grandpa and grandma and I am so pleased with the result. This could easily turn into a hobby.

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astralcat wrote: Thank you, thank you both to Mart and Coldfeet. I am so into this now. I have colorized an old photo of my grandpa and grandma and I am so pleased with the result. This could easily turn into a hobby.


Well done!

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coldfeet wrote: Just for info for yourself and others, there are dozens of free Colorize programs online that require
no skill at all, upload a B&W photo, and in a few seconds come back coloured using A.I.
The skill part comes in if the colours/sharpness./ contrast, need manual manipulation
Google Colorize photo,dozens of sites will come up. Choose one and an add a B&W photo.Good Luck


Yes, that's what coloured the photos Pats posted. Some sites are better at the job than others. The one I used produced the results shown with those. Having coloured Rain's photo the old painstaking way (in a program using individual colours,) I tried that one in the same site. It made a poor job of it. Some of the clothing it saw as blue, some as brown. Colours not right at all with the rest of it.

Strange how the same service could do such a good job on two photos but bad on another. It must just depend on content and definition of the B/W photo presented to it.

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coldfeet wrote:

mart wrote:

Pats wrote:

mart wrote: Ah well, it's the programs that are clever more than me, smile.png


At least you know how to operate them.
Thank you again.

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You are welcome. It's nice to have something useful to do on the computer ...and I like to work with images.


Just for info for yourself and others, there are dozens of free Colorize programs online that require
no skill at all, upload a B&W photo, and in a few seconds come back coloured using A.I.
The skill part comes in if the colours/sharpness./ contrast, need manual manipulation
Google Colorize photo,dozens of sites will come up. Choose one and an add a B&W photo.Good Luck



Thank you, I will certainly give it a go now.
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"Yes, that's what coloured the photos Pats posted. Some sites are better at the job than others. The one I used produced the results shown with those. Having coloured Rain's photo the old painstaking way (in a program using individual colours,) I tried that one in the same site. It made a poor job of it. Some of the clothing it saw as blue, some as brown. Colours not right at all with the rest of it."

Most times if the photo is Sepia to begin with is best to convert it to B&W, then sharpen it, before colorizing.
Also, many Colorizing programs, both Software and online convert some colours to blue?,(Dont know why)
It is now that when this happens you need a colour picker tool, put the cursor over the none blue part, and read the R.G.B composition,and then manually paint over those parts(Using the R.G.B numbers) so match the non blue parts, with practice by changing the feathering and opacity of the colour it will match.RGB = Red Green.Blue
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Restored photos 6 months 1 week ago #3955478

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Came across this very damaged photograph of my grandfather and grandmother, when sorting through my dad's things after he passed away in 2001.

My grandfather was only 32 when he died, which would have been not long after the photo was taken.

This would be a challenge i think..

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Facial features missing are always a job to make look natural. I could do a bit more later. Maybe try and replace rather than repair the blouse..

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Thanks so much mart - i knew it would be tricky, especially having pieces missing.
A relief to see grandma's eye back in the photo too - a huge improvement on the original.

Not sure how this photo came to be so damaged as my dad was scrupulous about keeping old photos pristine - it must have been passed to him in that condition already.

Really pleased mart, thanks again.

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You are quite welcome Vienna. I might be able to make it better yet. smile.png

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