10 Famous B&W Photos We Colorized In Seconds Using A Web App

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We haven’t been that excited about a new website in a while now, but that’s exactly how we felt when we heard about Algorithmia. It’s a page where you can take any B&W photo and turn it into a colored one.

The web app is a result of a project long in development by a team at UC Berkeley led by PhD student Richard Zhang. It uses the Colorful Image Colorization algorithm that auto-colorizes black and white photos almost instantly.

How to do it? Just head over to the website and start uploading your black & white shots. As for our part, we’ve gathered a bunch of famous B&W shots, that we always wanted to experience in color.

More info: algorithmia | demilked (h/t: petapixel)

Construction workers having lunch on top of a skyscraper, New York, 1932


First boat to go through Gatun water locks in Panama Canal, 1913


Young Beatles


Half-way built Eiffel Tower, July 1888


U.S. soldiers raising flag in Iwo Jima, Japan, 1945


Children of U.S., 1950


Hydrogen bomb testing in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands


Freshly carved out Mount Rushmore, U.S.


Hitler saluting the crowd


Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey, U.S., 1937