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Old 01-19-2012, 12:07 PM
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B&W colorized

Some good work here, colorized old black&white photo gallery:
http://imgur.com/a/wapUe
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:33 PM
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Some very good work indeed, nice find. It would be interesting to know which versions others prefer.

I find myself split on which versions I prefer but taking just the first four.

Abraham Lincoln - Just feels wrong in colour. Also a pity that the B&W left without having basic retouching done
Albert Einstein - Prefer the colour version and 3d look this seems to give
Ann Frank - For me the B&W - a sad reminder which does not benefit from colour
Alfred Hitchcock - I like both and cannot decide
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:37 PM
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Yes very good work but I found myself confused because the colourizes are not consistent the burning monk is questionable because of the fire whether this was already a colour photo. I sort of have a guess how the colour has been applied some of the colourised looks professional some not.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:44 PM
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Some very good work indeed, nice find. It would be interesting to know which versions others prefer.

I find myself split on which versions I prefer but taking just the first four.

Abraham Lincoln - Just feels wrong in colour. Also a pity that the B&W left without having basic retouching done
Albert Einstein - Prefer the colour version and 3d look this seems to give
Ann Frank - For me the B&W - a sad reminder which does not benefit from colour
Alfred Hitchcock - I like both and cannot decide
Ann Frank it all depend how you would apply the colour the skin are all one colour which skin flesh are not.

I am not too keen on the Churchill colourised the larger sample his skin is all in one colour which I am not a great lover of. Caucasian skin flesh are pink or dark pink a lot of people seems to have the problem of colourising them to copper colour, dark brown or brown even.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:08 PM
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Re: B&W colorized

These were done by mygrapefruit on reddit.com. He uses a brush set to color to paint in the same layer as the original. The results however are very pleasing and better than I could using the same technique (before going nuts).

He helped a lot of people with their colorizing requests in "/r/picrequests" for free. Nice talented dude. Not a professional (jet).
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:01 PM
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These were done by mygrapefruit on reddit.com. He uses a brush set to color to paint in the same layer as the original. The results however are very pleasing and better than I could using the same technique (before going nuts).

He helped a lot of people with their colorizing requests in "/r/picrequests" for free. Nice talented dude. Not a professional (jet).
I am not sure about the same layer a sample here
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:45 AM
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I am not sure about the same layer a sample here
I've checked the link I'm not sure about same layer also. Skins need to be colourised properly Caucasian has lovely white, pink or creamy complexions with a bit of red, green, blue or yellows even the colourised I see some of the their skins are the same colour as their hair. Faces has different colours on them hence! the RGB colour.

check the links below to see what I mean.

http://www.innographx.com/forum/down...7029&mode=view.

http://www.innographx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1281
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:56 AM
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Ann Frank it all depend how you would apply the colour the skin are all one colour which skin flesh are not.
Absolutely agree and in this case I do not think the colour well done at all. My thoughts on this one is that somehow due to the circumstances that the B&W is more powerful and poignant reminder of history - at least to me.

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I am not too keen on the Churchill colourised the larger sample his skin is all in one colour which I am not a great lover of. Caucasian skin flesh are pink or dark pink a lot of people seems to have the problem of colourising them to copper colour, dark brown or brown even.
I see what you mean I guess that it is not too bad but again for me the B&W is the more powerful image.

Nice links you posted showing skin tones, funny thing is that I think most retouchers would want to remove the 'blemishes' in the face scan to get closer to the arm scan
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:35 AM
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Absolutely agree and in this case I do not think the colour well done at all. My thoughts on this one is that somehow due to the circumstances that the B&W is more powerful and poignant reminder of history - at least to me.

I see what you mean I guess that it is not too bad but again for me the B&W is the more powerful image.

Nice links you posted showing skin tones, funny thing is that I think most retouchers would want to remove the 'blemishes' in the face scan to get closer to the arm scan
I've done a quick colourised example mine is the far right as you can see colour need to be apply with care. I am not saying my way of colourising is the way to go but for me I like to achieve as true colour as I can get or how the skin colour should look.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1472188...n/photostream/


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Old 01-21-2012, 06:10 AM
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You have certainly done a much better job with your version than the original coloured one and it is believable now as an old colour photograph.
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