MyHeritage (the sponsor of this newsletter) has announced that you can now customize the settings for MyHeritage In Color™ to achieve even better results for your colorized photos. Quoting from the announcement:
MyHeritage In Color™ is an automatic colorization feature that brings your old black and white family photos to life using sophisticated machine learning technology. It has become one of our most popular features recently, with nearly 11 million photos colorized in less than 3 months!
We are pleased to announce that it is now possible to customize the colorization settings of MyHeritage In Color™, to improve its results even further.
The quality of automatic photo colorization depends on many factors, such as the quality of the original photo, its resolution, lighting, contrast, sharpness, and so on. In most cases, MyHeritage In Color™ will produce excellent results. However, in some cases there is room for improvement. Adjusting the settings allows you to fine-tune the colorization process, giving you more control over your final image and resulting in a higher-quality colorized photo that you’ll be more than proud to share.
This beautiful couple, Jacquie and Norman Levy, were photographed together in 1947 in Denver, Colorado in this black-and-white photograph:
Though the default colorized version does give us an idea of their skin tone and hair color as well as Jacquie’s lipstick and the white flower in her hair, the color “bleeds” a little into her jacket:
Lowering the rendering to 16 produces a blue background that gives us some nice contrast, making their faces “pop” more, and reducing saturation gives Jacquie’s complexion a slightly more natural color. The clothes look more natural too: