I have been participating in Amy's 52 Ancestors challenge since 2014 and I must confess that I have completely lapsed on posting to this challenge in 2018.
This is due to many factors (an exciting breakthrough in my Coughlin research as well as my focus on DNA, family history writing and planning a genealogy trip to Ireland, etc). I have always told my children, "I can do ANYTHING, I just cant do EVERYTHING")
I found the Week 30 topic quite enticing though. Maybe it's the artist in me that was drawn to to the word "colourful" (Canadian/English spelling) or perhaps it was Amy's description (below). Either way, I took the bait!
"It seems that in every family tree, there's at least one person who is a bit larger than life,
|Left to right: My father with his father Ernest Moynahan (1900-1974), and brother John Moynahan (1934-1987)|
|The Coughlin men (L to R): William H. Coughlin (1901-1913);|
Daniel J. Coughlin (1874-1948); and John J. Coughlin (1904-1925)
The colorise bot on twitter colourised my image in 9.3 seconds. (Find out how: https://goo.gl/cSK4Xu)
And this is their result for comparison:
I wanted to try just one more, a photograph of a photo, to see how that would turn out.
|The Creighton family: Front (L to R) Dawn (1936-1981); Jack (1935-1995);|
Middle (L to R) Barb; Claire (1930-1995)
Back: Dorthy Moreland Creighton (1909-2000)
I hope you spend many colourful hours experimenting with your old photographs. Here are some interesting links to read on the subject.
- Smithsonian: New APP makes it easy to colorize photos https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-app-joins-ai-and-artists-colorize-old-photos-180963396/
- Inside the Color Factory: My Chat With a Photo Colorizer https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/inside-the-color-factory-my-chat-with-a-photo-colorize-1579297729
- This online editor allows the user to select a color from the image below and paint it on your black and white image. Click the Open icon to choose a different image as your palette. https://www.colorizephoto.com/converter
- Google Photos will soon be able to automatically add color to old black and white photos https://www.businessinsider.com/google-photos-colorize-old-black-and-white-photos-2018-5
- From Eastman Genealogy: Use a Twitter Bot to Colorize Your Black-And-White Photos in Seconds for Free: "You can read more at http://bit.ly/2j022zT while the Colorise Bot is at: https://twitter.com/colorisebot."