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

Posted on Photography 411

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

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

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Young Beatles

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Half-way built Eiffel Tower, July 1888

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

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Children of U.S., 1950

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Hydrogen bomb testing in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands

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Freshly carved out Mount Rushmore, U.S.

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Hitler saluting the crowd

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

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