One thing that seems to have become quite popular over the last year or two is colourising black and white photos. We’ve seen lots of people manually colouring old black and whites to help provide more context and tangibility to historical images and we’ve also seen AI neural engines that claim to do it automatically to produce realistic results.
But it wasn’t until Photoshop released a beta of their AI-powered Colorize Neural Filter that many started to take the idea of automated colourising of black & white photos seriously. How good is it, though? Aaron Nace at Phlearn took it for a spin to see how it’s development is coming along and whether it really stands up to the task.