Try This FREE Online Tool that Automatically Colorizes Old Black-and-White Photos

Have you ever wanted to turn an old black-and-white photo into a modern-looking colorized image? Seem like it would be tough to do in Photoshop or might end up looking cheesy, right?

Well, there's a new online too that automatically colorizes black-and-white photos and it's absolutely free to use. (At least for now.) It's called Image Colorizer and it was brought to our attention by Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect who reviews it in the below video. (Word of warning: Image Colorizer is very slow to use.)

"In this episode, we are going to be reviewing the Image Colorizer and how it uses AI to automatically colorize black-and-white photos," Dinda says. "Using Photoshop, we will learn how to go hack the limitations of the tool to create high resolutions conversions. We'll also learn how to correct the auto-colorization since it has its own limitations."

As you probably guessed, manually colorizing images in Photoshop produces far superior results but it is a much more painstaking and time-consuming process.

"You must be wondering whether [Image Colorizer] is going to be better than manually coloring in Photoshop?" he adds. "So, spoiler alert: definitely not. It's not going to be as good as that. Manually coloring is a whole different artform and it's definitely going to be way better than any automatic stuff."

You can follow along with Dinda's edits using Image Colorizer (and Photoshop) by downloading his free sample images here. Try Image Colorizer for yourself here. (FYI: Image upload times for the tool are quite slow, as Dinda notes in the video.)

Walt_P's picture

Actually, not too shabby for a two minute total time

Dan Havlik's picture

Great to hear, Walt!