This Is How Obsessive Artists Colorize Old Photographs

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 1 year ago in Misc Tech


The digital colorization of old photos takes a tremendous amount of time and research. The results can be profound. It all comes down to a combination of research, physics, and technology to digitally reconstruct history's black and white record. 
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Male 44,937
Now that they can do them well, I like it
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Male 7,299
One of the tasks my father did in the Air Force was colorizing prints and negatives by hand using specialized inks and a fine paint brush
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Male 1,738
This was a quality post.
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Male 1,634
Colorization sure has come a long way.  It's been being done for quite some time though, just not with this level of accuracy and detail.  Back in High School I actualyl took a photography class and we did do some colorization at one point.  Nothing like this though.  We literally just developed our B&W photos as normal and then just colored it with a certain type of colored pencil then basically just laminated it(though it was a chemical process).  Bam, colorized photo.  Still took a good amount of time to do, but lacking the fine control they had was done much quicker, but also did not look as good and of course no way to know if the colors were actually accurate.  A couple people in the class actually did things where the colors were all wrong on purpose and that made for some pretty neat images.
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Male 12,953
I've done that before, it's pretty fun, but it can be difficult to make the colors realistic, as those with keen eyes can see.
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Male 5,192
Abe kind of looks like Kramer.
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