colouring black and white photo

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  1. nolegs

    nolegs TPF Noob!

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    I would like to get an old black and white photo (1954) coloured. Does anyone know of a place on the web where I can upload this to and get it coloured for a reasonable cost. I tried to do it myself with 2 programs that I got on trial - Fotofinish and Blackmagic but after hours of trying, I was not satisfied with the results.
    Anyone out there know how to do it?
     
  2. TwistMyArm

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    I'm not sure of any photo sites that will do it, but I did a quick google search and I found this software called blackmagic. Here's the site http://www.black-and-white-to-color.com/mainsite/
    There is a downloadable demo on the site. I haven't tried it, but you might want to check it out.
     
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    Heck maybe people around here would do it for ya, for the practice! :D
     
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    You could always sponsor a contest on www.worth1000.com to color your picture. There are some amazing photoshop users there.
     
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    wow I was just looking at colouring black and white photos today. I found a tutorial, and I turned a black and white into colour in about 5 min. It looked kinda like computerish animation, but if you spent some more time i dont think it would be that hard depending what the photo is of. heres the link
    http://www.sitepoint.com/blog-post-view.php?id=186357
     
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    I managed to get the girl like this without too much work. The skin tones are quite hard to do, and the hair is a bit tough.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. nolegs

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    I would welcome anyone to try it. I could scan and email the photo to them.
     
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    I'll try :D
    jtoner@995.ca
    just tell me the colours that the stuff was suposed to be.
     

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