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Old 02-21-2007, 07:49 AM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

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Hi! klassylady, good work, but how did you bring out the pinkish color out of the dress. Thanks for your help.

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I was able to see it when I used the threshold levels. It was faint but there none the less. After that I created a color level and used the color that I was able to pick out to recolor the dress.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:49 AM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

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this photo is black & white maybe the color at top is from scanner,but i believe its a b&w photo

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Maybe you're right.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:54 PM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

i believe this question was answered in this thread: http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ighlight=flora so, i'm a little uncertain why we're seeing this again.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:02 AM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

Hi! Kreaellin, it was posted a long time ago. I had asked about removing the color cast because I wasn't too sure if it was a black and white or color. I had put it aside for a while because I didn't like the way it came out. I decided to take some time and redo the whole picture since I had learned a lot about layers and color correction etc.


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Old 02-22-2007, 03:14 AM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

My vote is for BW. I don't think a color pic would 'shift' that evenly....may be wromg, tho.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:01 PM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

gerald,

ok.

and my feeling is it was color. normally, black and whites dont turn this way unless there's mold and then they tend to eat away the film layer. there's no real evidence of that here. add to that flora's treatment and i'd have to say color.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:29 AM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

i have to disagree with kraellin
i have never seen or heard from a color picture that faded to perfect sepia. red colors are the first to disapear whilst fading

the discoloration one would expect from mold and age are magenta spots an green stuff toward the edges, wich is exactely what i see here(after lab processing)

my opinion therefore is:
its b/w the color traces that are present in it are due to its age.
the chemicals used in developing and coloring the print make it discolor over time.

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Old 02-23-2007, 06:49 AM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

Guys, if you finagle curve/levels enough on a bw pic, you're gonna get color. This is a bw film photo I took several years ago. A bona fide bw. Now it's color. Not very neat but demonstrative.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:59 AM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

Kiska -- WoW! That is an amazing demonstration! I'm going to have to try that with my black/whites -- it's good to know what a known image will do before we try to figure out an "unknown".

Thanks for working that out and showing us the results.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:46 PM
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Re: Is this photo black and white or color?

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Guys, if you finagle curve/levels enough on a bw pic, you're gonna get color. This is a bw film photo I took several years ago. A bona fide bw. Now it's color. Not very neat but demonstrative.
I don’t think it is a good example. You have manipulated separate parts of the picture.
It is the same as colorizing. I am still not convinced. I think it could go either way.
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