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Old Feb 14, 2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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I have a question for the people who work with photo shop.

is it possible to change a old Black/White photo in toa color photo.

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Old Feb 14, 2005, 11:00 PM   #2
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It ain't easy. This is from a product called "Black Magic", it ain't cheap:


Colourizing black & white photos can get quite involving, depending upon the quality and sophistication of the results desired. The process involved can be very tedious and challenging, taking a day [often several] to completely colourize a single black & white photograph to professional grade quality. The typical 'paint' computer programs usually require the operator to select individual hue [colour], opacity [transparency], etc., for colouring a specific portion of the photo. This is further compounded by the need to 'guess' the right hue/ saturation values to colour a certain object, which can take several hit-and-trial iterations, with no guarantee of a 'best' match.

The whole process may need to be repeated hundreds of times over to finish a single photograph...even then, the results often leave much to be desired
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