Colourise.sg Colorize Black White Photos Free
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Courise.sg is a website by GovTech (Government Technology Agency of Singapore) that uses deep learning artificial intelligence to colorize black & white photos. The colors may seem off for some photos because the system was trained by engineers specifically for old Singaporean photos, unlike Algorithmia, which pulls from a 1.3-million photo ImageNet dataset to produce even more vibrant results. Try it out here yourself. Read more for five more examples.

Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill – c.1885

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Man Armed with Machine Gun Sits at the Cook County Jail During Chicago Race Riots – c.1919

Colourise.sg Colorize Black White Photos Free
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Charlie Chaplin – c.1916

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Veteran from Napoleon’s Grande Armée Dressed in Full Uniform – c.1858

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Meg Moorat, a WVS Motorcycle Messenger in London during the War, Riding a Triumph Twin in the Streets of Whitehall – c.1941

Colourise.sg Colorize Black White Photos Free
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