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Colorized old B&W photos - your opinion?
Jun 12, 2022 13:19:55   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
I've been playing with Pixbim Color Surprise AI software.

Not sure I always like the results, but it's a fun experiment.

What do you think?

Before.... Robie House, Chicago, 1974
Before.... Robie House, Chicago, 1974...
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1926 Photo of Anne Carmichael
1926 Photo of Anne Carmichael...
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After...
After......
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Jun 12, 2022 14:43:04   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
It does not work, too much bleeding. Too much emphasis on the greens.

I ran the same images through PS CC neural filters.

There are different issues but it seems better than your program.


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Jun 12, 2022 14:57:06   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
I think the clothing comes better in your solution. The skin and hairs are better in PS CC.

What do you think?

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Jun 12, 2022 15:11:31   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
Rongnongno wrote:
I think the clothing comes better in your solution. The skin and hairs are better in PS CC.

What do you think?


Agreed... For now, i plan to use only for old family photos.... The Pixbim software has color correction sliders that I've not tried yet. so there may be some improvement. It does have a batch mode and single click processing, so is very convenient.

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Jun 13, 2022 08:16:50   #
NJFrank Loc: New Jersey
 
The colorized version of the building reminds me of what a 50’s postcard might would like. I am not familiar with the program you used, but I suspect you can tweak any starting point you created when you first colorized.

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Jun 13, 2022 10:01:05   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
The best solution is a set of Marshall’s photo colors ……

I tried hand coloring back in the 60’s. It was a lot of fun recreating that vintage hand colored look.

Stan

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Jun 13, 2022 12:19:50   #
josquin1 Loc: Massachusetts
 
Rongnongno wrote:
It does not work, too much bleeding. Too much emphasis on the greens.

I ran the same images through PS CC neural filters.

There are different issues but it seems better than your program.


For me the B&W wins. Especially the portrait.

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Jun 13, 2022 13:00:15   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
I have been relatively happy with Photoshop's colorizing filter

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Jun 14, 2022 00:11:29   #
abc1234 Loc: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
 
I lived across the street from Robie House in New Dorms during my first year in college. Unless you want some kind of retro look, I do not like any of those renderings. The original was much nicer.

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Jun 14, 2022 00:43:49   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
abc1234 wrote:
I lived across the street from Robie House in New Dorms during my first year in college. ....

We lived at 6025 S Kimbark during the late 70's in the La Florista University Apartments -- now a parking lot.

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