Colorizing pictures issue

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freakpix Junior Member • Posts: 34
Colorizing pictures issue

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits  and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms. 
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

Phil A Martin
Phil A Martin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,324
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

OP freakpix Junior Member • Posts: 34
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are  blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

Tom Axford Veteran Member • Posts: 7,551
Re: Colorizing pictures issue
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freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

I suggest you ask in the Retouching forum where there are several people who are very good at colourisation.

OP freakpix Junior Member • Posts: 34
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

Tom Axford wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

I suggest you ask in the Retouching forum where there are several people who are very good at colourisation.

Thanks, I couldn't find the right place for that question, how can I transfer this discussion to that "retouching forum" ?

Mark Scott Abeln
Mark Scott Abeln Forum Pro • Posts: 16,408
How good…?

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.

How good are your digital painting skills?

The folks who have mastered this sort of thing paint the color on the images using the brush tools. This is not easy to do well, as it is difficult and time-consuming to do a plausible job.

I've lately been experimenting with Photoshop's new Colorize Neural Filter, and the results of this beta software are rather poor. It does allow for putting specific colors on objects, but this does not work too well.

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Phil A Martin
Phil A Martin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,324
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

Or not bother and just accept old photographs as they are.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

davidedric Veteran Member • Posts: 6,448
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

freakpix wrote:

Tom Axford wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

I suggest you ask in the Retouching forum where there are several people who are very good at colourisation.

Thanks, I couldn't find the right place for that question, how can I transfer this discussion to that "retouching forum" ?

I'd just start again (maybe add a note to say you are "cross posting" and why)

I agree with Tom - there is some amazing work going on in that forum.

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OP freakpix Junior Member • Posts: 34
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

davidedric wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Tom Axford wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

I suggest you ask in the Retouching forum where there are several people who are very good at colourisation.

Thanks, I couldn't find the right place for that question, how can I transfer this discussion to that "retouching forum" ?

I'd just start again (maybe add a note to say you are "cross posting" and why)

I agree with Tom - there is some amazing work going on in that forum.

I've been advised to continue this discussion on the "retouching" forum and that's what I did, don't know how to delete this one now.

davidedric Veteran Member • Posts: 6,448
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

freakpix wrote:

davidedric wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Tom Axford wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

I suggest you ask in the Retouching forum where there are several people who are very good at colourisation.

Thanks, I couldn't find the right place for that question, how can I transfer this discussion to that "retouching forum" ?

I'd just start again (maybe add a note to say you are "cross posting" and why)

I agree with Tom - there is some amazing work going on in that forum.

I've been advised to continue this discussion on the "retouching" forum and that's what I did, don't know how to delete this one now.

I'd just ask the mods to lock it (some members are picky about having their posts deleted!)

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Phil A Martin
Phil A Martin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,324
Re: Colorizing pictures issue

davidedric wrote:

freakpix wrote:

davidedric wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Tom Axford wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

I suggest you ask in the Retouching forum where there are several people who are very good at colourisation.

Thanks, I couldn't find the right place for that question, how can I transfer this discussion to that "retouching forum" ?

I'd just start again (maybe add a note to say you are "cross posting" and why)

I agree with Tom - there is some amazing work going on in that forum.

I've been advised to continue this discussion on the "retouching" forum and that's what I did, don't know how to delete this one now.

I'd just ask the mods to lock it (some members are picky about having their posts deleted!)

And why not? If you've gone to all the effort to say something and you think it important, why shouldn't you be irritated if your comment is just deleted?

davidedric Veteran Member • Posts: 6,448
Re: Colorizing pictures issue
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Phil A Martin wrote:

davidedric wrote:

freakpix wrote:

davidedric wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Tom Axford wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Phil A Martin wrote:

freakpix wrote:

Hi, I am in the process of colorizing all my grand-pa's pictures that are 105 + years old on my 2018 ipad pro version with the help of an app specialized for that, unfortunately the soldiers' uniforms colors don't match at all, I do know the app's limits and would like to know if there would be a way to add this extra edit to colorize only the soldiers uniforms.
I use Gimp btw.

Thanks for the help !

That is my main critcism of colourising old photographs, how do we know if the colours are accurate? The answer is we can't and don't know.

The app does indeed a great job by supposingly adding the right colors on various spots, like nature for example, grass is green, sky and sea are blue, houses' colors are pretty good too, but for the rest like peoples' clothes the artificial intelligence is just .... guessing. Well, that's how it works and we have to live with it.

So what software / app would you use to correct the clothes / uniforms, can you do that with Gimp ?

I suggest you ask in the Retouching forum where there are several people who are very good at colourisation.

Thanks, I couldn't find the right place for that question, how can I transfer this discussion to that "retouching forum" ?

I'd just start again (maybe add a note to say you are "cross posting" and why)

I agree with Tom - there is some amazing work going on in that forum.

I've been advised to continue this discussion on the "retouching" forum and that's what I did, don't know how to delete this one now.

I'd just ask the mods to lock it (some members are picky about having their posts deleted!)

And why not? If you've gone to all the effort to say something and you think it important, why shouldn't you be irritated if your comment is just deleted?

Yes, that's why I suggested have it locked, not deleted

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