dipstick

Colorizing a Black and White image.

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For your amusement only....

 

A team in Wasada University(Japan) published a technical document, a code sample and a Web service, showing how is it possible to turn a grey scale image into full color.

The Web service:
http://colorize.dev.kaisou.misosi.ru/

Instruction:
1. Click on the big blue button and choose a file
2. Click on the right blue button
3. Wait

 

The algorithm uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to accomplish the results. It isn't perfect, but it could be used as a starting point to which you could further modify using  Hue/Saturation and so on....

 

Example:

 

Marilyn Monroe B/W:

 

orig.jpg

 

Marilyn Monroe Colorized (default):

 

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Looks interesting. Thanks from me too!

 

Just out of curiosity I've been trying to emulate some of this coloring with the color effects I have in my PdN, but to no avail so far. I suppose they are really using an innovative approach for this tool.

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I have any number of old B/W photos and negatives that I'd like to colorize. I have searched the plugins list for a solution, but found only the difficult ones.

 

Some time ago researchers from University of California published the code for a "neural network" solution, that would automate colorization of B/W images. The code is free for all to use, and if I were a programmer I'd have had a go at making a plugin for Paint.net. As it is I am only an experienced computer user, but that's all.

You can find the more info and the code at http://richzhang.github.io/colorization/.

Perhaps there is someone on this forum that has the savvy to fix it.

 
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On 13/06/2016 at 7:14 AM, dipstick said:

For your amusement only....

 

A team in Wasada University(Japan) published a technical document, a code sample and a Web service, showing how is it possible to turn a grey scale image into full color.

The Web service:
http://colorize.dev.kaisou.misosi.ru/

Instruction:
1. Click on the big blue button and choose a file
2. Click on the right blue button
3. Wait

 

The algorithm uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to accomplish the results. It isn't perfect, but it could be used as a starting point to which you could further modify using  Hue/Saturation and so on....

 

Example:

 

Marilyn Monroe B/W:

 

orig.jpg

 

Marilyn Monroe Colorized (default):

 

colorized.jpg?1465758330643

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Thanks for sharing! I'm going to participate in the People Photography Viva 2016 photo contest at https://www.voubs.com so it can be useful. I have never participated in such contests before. The cash prize is 6000 euro and the participation is open for everyone. Hope one day I'll win one of these contests.

 

 

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