Family HistoryGenealogyMyHeritage Products MyHeritage in Color™ Goes Viral: Over a Million Photos Already Colorized! By Esther February 16, 2020 Share Share Copy Link 5 days ago we released an amazing feature, MyHeritage In Color™, which automatically colorizes black and white photos with breathtaking results. We are indebted to Jason Antic and Dana Kelley of DeOldify for developing the wonderful colorization technology upon which this feature is based. The response has been incredible. The feature is a sensation: in the first 5 days, more than a million photos have been colorized — and the numbers keep growing! Users from all over the world have been stunned, and sometimes tearful, at how adding color can revive memories of their loved ones and change the way they relate to the photos. Many have shared with us that the colorized pictures have sparked interest in family history among the younger generation, and that seeing their ancestors in color makes them feel more real and tangible. Hardcore genealogists have been “complaining” that they will never get any other work done and spending long nights colorizing all their photos and marveling at the new details that suddenly emerge. Even people who have had a hard time connecting to genealogy before, have been scouring their homes for black and white photos to scan and colorize and are enthusiastically sharing the results with family and friends. It’s addictive! What a joy for genealogy! If you haven’t joined the fun yet, try it for yourself at www.myheritage.com/incolor. Anyone can colorize up to 10 photos for free, and an unlimited number of photos with a subscription. Here are some of the reactions and testimonies we’ve seen in social media: Blogs Genealogy tours of Scotland: “MyHeritage Colourization Tool — GAME CHANGER. In what is probably the biggest genealogical breakthrough since DNA, MyHeritage announced yesterday their new Colorization Tool, MyHeritage In Color™… As the keeper of the family memories, I have hundreds of photos. The tool is quick and easy to use and I must say the transformation from black and white to ‘living colour’ is impactful. It hits you right in the feels… Photos evoke memories long suppressed. Seeing the black and white photos come to life with the colourization tool deepens and strengthens those memories and all of the warm feelings of love, belonging, and connection that the memories hold. Without a doubt, the MyHeritage In Color™ tool is the new big thing in genealogy and family history. Well done to the MyHeritage team.” DNA Explained: “Be still my heart… This is my mother and the colorized version looks very much like her in life. Just kind of took my breath away. What a difference… This is SOOOO easy… The opportunities are endless and the results are AMAZING. I may never get anything else done. What series of photos can you bring to life and create a colored collage through time? What a great gift, if not for someone else, for yourself. Try it out! Thank you, thank you, MyHeritage!!!!!!” The DNA Geek: “MyHeritage has just released an exciting new feature called MyHeritage In Color™. They can now automatically colorize your black-and-white photos! It’s quick, easy, and — best of all — you can try it for free!” Family Cherished: “Everyone is talking about and trying out the new colorizing tool for old black and white photos that was recently released by MyHeritage. Here are some ideas on how to get your best results… THIS is used to bring life to your story by using a different version of the original image. In the picture above, I never realized that I resemble my great-grandmother so much until I did this, as it wasn’t apparent before in the black and white photo. Colorizing can bring out details that might help you learn new information. Colorized photos bring out details that are often missed in the black and white… Family members who were not that interested in family history before are suddenly interested and asking questions about the people in these colorized pictures. THIS alone is a reason to try out this new tool. Try it, you’ll like it!” Genealogy’s Star: “This fabulous new technology has been online only one day as of the date of this post. The concept of MyHeritage In Color™ is fairly simple: it adds outstanding color to existing black and white photographs.” Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter: “I have tried the colorization process briefly this morning and am impressed. It allows you to do more than look at old photos — it lets you experience them, creating a deeper connection with your family history than you ever thought possible. I plan to use this process on ALL my old digitized black-and-white photographs.” Family History Hound: “I’m impressed with the ease of use for this new feature, and I could have stayed up all night trying it on my other family photos. What photos are you going to try it on?” Legal Genealogist: “But give credit where credit is due: with certain exceptions, the colors in these colorizations are reasonably accurate, and it seems to be pretty darned good with most of the skin tones. It’s easy. It’s fast. For those of us with MyHeritage accounts, it’s an unlimited source of fun — at least until we run out of black-and-white images to play with. Making this is a really cool tool. Thanks, MyHeritage!!“ Scottish Genes: “I’ve been having quite a bit of fun with the new tool from MyHeritage that allows you to change black and white images into colour pictures. The MyHeritage tool is not only fun, it is beyond addictive! As can be seen, the artificially colourised version is off by a few points, and yet I don’t think that really matters at all, because the emotional response from the generated image is the same.There is something magical about seeing an old black and white image restored into colour (even if not 100% true), because we live in a colourful world. When I showed some of the images to my younger brother, he commented that there was something ‘wonderfully World War 2 in Colour’ about them, i.e. they seem so much fresher and closer to us, and yet still have an air of history about them. I wish that family history toys like this came out on a daily basis — well done MyHeritage!” Gould Genealogy: “…Incredible, isn’t it!! To use this amazing new feature, head to the MyHeritage In Color™ page, simply upload a photo and it will colourise it for you. But just a word of warning … once you start, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP. You’ll keep finding other photos that you’d like to see colourised, and will keep playing!” The Genealogy Reporter: “I have always loved seeing the colorized photographs of the Civil War and WWI and WWII. It just seems to make the people and places in the photos seem more real. I remember thinking, ‘Wow! I wish I could add color to my old photos.’ Now, I can.” Genealogy à la carte: “I’ve tried another online colourizing products, but I think this one may be the easiest to use and fastest to produce results.” Geneamusings: “Obviously, the colorized photographs are only as good as the original black and white photos, and there may be errors because the colorizing process tries to determine the color of different objects using the shades of gray in the photos. Considering the process and limitations, I think it does pretty well! Thank you to MyHeritage for releasing this wonderful new colorizing feature. The photos are more realistic than black and white photos.“ And others: Who Do You Think You Are Magazine, The Genealogy Guys Blog, Genealogy Bargains, The Ginger Jewish Genealogist, Irish Genealogy News, and many more. Twitter I’m totally digging @MyHeritage photo colorization app. So much so that this one nearly made me cry. Her birthday was this past Thursday and she would have been 92. My late paternal grandmother, Donna Mae. #colorization #genealogy #familyhistory #bnw pic.twitter.com/VdxBdkL9yq — Becks Kobel 💄💀 (@prettydeadlady) February 16, 2020 My Great Grandparents, Ellsworth and Mary Scaife Jamieson. There is just something about seeing these b&w photos now #InColor that makes me cry. @MyHeritage https://t.co/rAvi76RJpe — MaryEllen (@MaryEllen74) February 13, 2020 This is a game changer @MyHeritage! My great grandmother and my namesake (top left), Mary Eleanor Scaife Jamieson with her sisters. #MyHeritage #InColor https://t.co/hPfXT2zX9T — MaryEllen (@MaryEllen74) February 13, 2020 Wow this tool is fantastic. I used it on different photos and the oldest the photo, the better the result. This is the oldest one I have taken circa 1910. My grandfather on the right #MyHeritage #deoldify @citnaj pic.twitter.com/QdBS8lFzQC — Andrea Medina (@andrea_c_m) February 15, 2020 @MyHeritage , you do know I'm going to stay up all night using the great new In Color feature, do you? 😉 #excited pic.twitter.com/pH3qAOC7Ul — HistoiresdeFamilles (@histfamilles) February 11, 2020 This software is fantastic! My great grandmother, Mary McNamara Barry pic.twitter.com/zEsNrXHx44 — Jane Halloran Ryan (@janehalloryan) February 15, 2020 Welp. I'm not getting anything else done today. This is addicting. My great Aunt Jeanette. #MyHeritage @MyHeritage https://t.co/lowQjh84cq pic.twitter.com/GvZP73mRLZ — Jenny Hawran (@jennyhawran) February 11, 2020 Playing with @MyHeritage #InColor, new colorization feature for photos based on deep learning AI. Incredible results! This yellowed photo, circa 1880s, is my 2nd great-grandmother Mary Wallace & her brother. Now in color! #genealogy pic.twitter.com/wHkTkVIFQp — Craig Kanalley (@ckanal) February 15, 2020 My cousin said her 5 year old granddaughter finally started asking questions about her ancestors after seeing the photos of her 2nd and 3rd greats in color. The ancestors are more life-like now. 🙂 — WhatTheFunkyPhoto (@FunkyPhotos) February 12, 2020 My great-grandparents never looked so good (at least, not that I've seen)! Take a look at this new tool from @MyHeritage: it's quick, easy, and FREE to colorize your old photos! 📸 😊 https://t.co/92SylP7ESj #genealogy #familyhistory #photography #ancestors pic.twitter.com/cODSix1j3p — Elizabeth O'Neal 🌿 (@eliz_oneal) February 15, 2020 This photo colorization tool from @MyHeritage is pretty cool. Here's my grandparents on the trip to Banff ca. 1935, where they met. Married in 1936. pic.twitter.com/JFv3ZH0ulm — Fred Dews (@publichistory) February 15, 2020 As a senior software engineer I declare this wickcraft, how did it know the weird colour of my mum's 1970s curtains? #MyHeritage #InColor https://t.co/OdNw14Ogi3 — mariegriffiths (@mariegriffiths) February 15, 2020 Really impressed by @MyHeritage's new incolor tool, and it works just as well (even better!) on photos without people. This is the famous wooden synagogue in Przedbórz, Poland that was destroyed in 1939. pic.twitter.com/mY2oEGSlu9 — Lina (@mybigfatface) February 13, 2020 I'm absolutely obsessed with @MyHeritage's new photo colorizing tool. It totally brought this photo to life. This is my great grandfather and his cousins around Halloween circa 1912. You can even see the color in the playing card on the floor! pic.twitter.com/166UjohbVd — Matt Daly (@GenealogyMatt) February 13, 2020 Pretty fantastic feature that just launched from @MyHeritage that colourises your old black and white photos. The first is of my great great Madeiran grandfather, from 1885. The other of my Belgian family from about 1910. pic.twitter.com/OEKl0jqBAA — Andrew Schär 🐻 (@AndrewSchar) February 15, 2020 Three more photos that turned out vividly realistic thanks to MyHeritage and Deoldify. My granny as a child (in the early 1940s), my grandad and his siblings at the beach (probably 1950s), and what looks to be Christmas 1961/1962. pic.twitter.com/2FuMytfOGU — James T. Doyle (@JTDoyleFingal) February 15, 2020 When I first heard about MyHeritage in Color, I thought why? I love my old b&w photos. But it's kind of great. pic.twitter.com/iLqrXbia8U — Severance Magazine (@Severancemag) February 15, 2020 Take a look at this new tool from @MyHeritage: it's quick, easy, and FREE to colorize your photos! 📸 😊 https://t.co/92SylP7ESj #genealogy #familyhistory #photography #ancestors pic.twitter.com/wcfl8TRKLT — Elizabeth O'Neal 🌿 (@eliz_oneal) February 15, 2020 Shout out to MyHeritage and the DeOldify for the new colourisation feature – it really brought this photo of the Irish Badminton team from the 1950s, including my grandad Chick Doyle (back middle), to life! pic.twitter.com/PeHgQx8l6n — James T. Doyle (@JTDoyleFingal) February 15, 2020 The "MyHeritage" ancestry web site has licensed the "DeOldify" software that uses AI to turn old black-and-white photos into colour! Here are war-time pictures of my parents that have been processed. Pretty amazin', huh?(see: https://t.co/CnjW5Hg3j0 ) pic.twitter.com/IpzA05xhbW — Compost Pete (@BarneyWolSurrey) February 14, 2020 MyHeritage is showing the love! DNA sale price, FREE access to marriage records, and new tool to colorize black & white photos! We ❤ @MyHeritage https://t.co/lSPihtzDE7 #genealogy #familyhistory pic.twitter.com/kYudw2l1TJ — Amie Bowser Tennant (@thegenreporter) February 14, 2020 ayşe hanım myheritage görece güvenilir bir firmadır. Fakat otozomal komprnetleri isimlendirmede tüm ticari firmalar gibi tribüne oynarlar. — Gökhan Zengin (@zengingok61) February 14, 2020 Have you tried out @MyHeritage's new free #InColor tool yet? We've had a great time colourising our family photographs!https://t.co/onxav5Pkbw pic.twitter.com/Fg78xD3ZgI — WDYTYA? Magazine (@wdytyamagazine) February 14, 2020 The new Colorizer on @myheritage is going to be addicting…#genealogy #genealogyphoto #genealogyphotos #namelosttohistory #lancasterpa #lancaster #pagerman https://t.co/Q5UlYRxGHT — American Origins LLC (@AmOrigins) February 14, 2020 I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the new @MyHeritage In Color tool by @DeOldify: I've loved black-and-white pictures all my life. Having tried it, however, I must admit I find this AI-colorized picture of my grandmother, her parents, and her brother just charming. pic.twitter.com/GHvrZU4iwP — Christine L. Howard (@clh_history) February 14, 2020 Thank you @MyHeritage for bringing my grandfather that I never met to life through the colonization of photos! pic.twitter.com/E5rq6jZjJO — MaighreadMcKeigh (@MinaMcKay79) February 14, 2020 @MyHeritage @MyHChiefGen Wow – thanks for bringing one of my favorite family photos to life! From about 1910, Buffalo, NY. My great-grandma is the little girl on the right, leaning up against her dad. #myheritage #incolor pic.twitter.com/CR9y4j1CRR — Craig Kanalley (@ckanal) February 14, 2020 The @MyHeritage colorized filter for old family photos is incredible. My great-grandfather Giuseppe on the far right. pic.twitter.com/yKg1QdBDfx — andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) February 14, 2020 Playing with the new color tool from @MyHeritage From all the tweets I had to check it out. I'm addicted. Next up, My Heritage will issue a tool to identify the person in the photo. Challenge issued for this picture. pic.twitter.com/c2yPFBVqd6 — Allison Shriver (@autahgal4ever) February 14, 2020 Today, I tried the #MyHeritage #DeOldify program to correct the hues in a faded color photograph, and it worked! The original of my grandparents c. 1950 on the left, the color corrected version on the right. Amazing! pic.twitter.com/9KRYZfmHe3 — John 'Eric' Taylor (@johnerictaylor4) February 13, 2020 Loving @MyHeritage new colorization tool! Adds life to old photos. My family is asking me who these relatives are now! #familyhistory #score pic.twitter.com/mtEAhzJEdZ — Valerie Elkins (@elkinsvalerie) February 13, 2020 @MyHeritage has a new function that easily lets you colorize old photos. I have been having a lot of fun playing with photos – here are some of Nashville during the Civil War pic.twitter.com/Q5Z9YEWeTF — Tina Jones (@Cahalanjones) February 13, 2020 Totally worth the subscription! https://t.co/3uWg5CasCO — Jodi Lynn (@hrhjodi) February 13, 2020 Cora and Harry have never looked better. See what MyHeritage's new colorizing software can do to your photos. #MyHeritage #HoundontheHunt. Go to the Family Tree tab to learn more. https://t.co/mQNMfccnDJ pic.twitter.com/ULRbjK6wrd — Family History Hound™|Ellen T-J🧬❤️ (@familyhisthound) February 13, 2020 Could not stop #colorizing on #MyHeritage – my Great Great Grandmother Lee, and Great Great Grandfather Lee, my Cousin Irene in her wedding photo and the full family reunion. All taken approx 1913. pic.twitter.com/eT9QySFCUN — Patrick Shaul (@NotPat1949) February 13, 2020 YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS!@MyHeritage introduces new MyHeritage In Color™ – a new and easy groundbreaking feature to automatically colorize black and white photos https://t.co/BI3BVyCFeM #ad #genealogy #photos pic.twitter.com/pfup62Hu2Y — Abundant Genealogy (@abundantgen) February 13, 2020 It really is. I have been contacted by all sorts of family members since I posted the photo. Nice job @MyHeritage! — Valerie Elkins (@elkinsvalerie) February 13, 2020 This is just SO amazing! Thank you!! — MaryEllen (@MaryEllen74) February 13, 2020 Decided to give the MyHeritage colorization a whirl. I was wondering if it was deoldify and it is. So here’s a 1935 photo from Osturna, Slovakia, home to my Smolenyak roots. pic.twitter.com/q9hv0su5gk — Megan Smolenyak🕵️♀️ (@megansmolenyak) February 13, 2020 I love seeing this photo in color! Try it too and be amazed. #MyHeritage #InColor https://t.co/ABmKMUfnuV This is what my great great great grandfather built in the 1800's & it's still around today. Amazing. — Mrs Mouse. (@MrsMouseJo) February 13, 2020 Seriously what a huge difference between the free and pro version! I wanted the pro version specifically to color this self portrait of my grandpa. Totally worth paying for a subscription for My Heritage! Now to color the other 4000+ photos in my collection 😂 pic.twitter.com/54tY17Wkfi — Jodi Lynn (@hrhjodi) February 13, 2020 It’s Throw Back Thursday so this is me 50 years ago – my first formal portrait at a year old – yes in black and white! But now thanks to @MyHeritage my #TBT has a new twist with #InColor – was I a cute kid or what? pic.twitter.com/WLwC5rQ7yW — David Allen Lambert (@DLGenealogist) February 13, 2020 Jason & his team have unleashed something wonderful for everyone to use. It’s awakening more people's interest in their past. — jack Lord oatkon (@Bookhimdannom1) February 13, 2020 They talk about impact of software on people's lives.. Cant think of better example. Great collab to bring deoldify to the masses. Awesome work. 🤟 — Paul Anthony (@pastaduck) February 13, 2020 MyHeritage just added a colorization feature for old black and white photos and the results are amazing. Here is my great-grandfather Harry Robinowitz and great-grandmother Mary Zimmerman. pic.twitter.com/bO1s66LFf0 — Joshua Robbin Marks (@JoshMarks78) February 13, 2020 I discovered this new feature on MyHeritage last night. It was late, so I didn't colorize many, but of those I did, I was amazed by the detail that popped out from the former BW image. Of late, I've been on a scanning kick with my family photos, so this new feature is timely! https://t.co/v2nmUX8SVg — John 'Eric' Taylor (@johnerictaylor4) February 13, 2020 Holy crap. I just started to play with this. I'm never going to get any work done. https://t.co/U43O2oXIcG pic.twitter.com/al4PXZ3Slu — Jennifer Mendelsohn 🇺🇸 (@CleverTitleTK) February 12, 2020 No really, I can't stop. 🤗 My Great-great-grandparents in front of their house. Markham street, Atlanta. circa 1880. @MyHeritage pic.twitter.com/38gLPPFjSh — MJ (@MJoStout) February 13, 2020 @MyHeritage I can't stop. How beautiful is my great-grandmother Jeannette Munoz (second from the right, bottom row) and her sisters. pic.twitter.com/bYBNniBZZ2 — MJ (@MJoStout) February 13, 2020 Wow @MyHeritage. I can’t stop. This is wonderful. pic.twitter.com/44z5mf2XbT — MJ (@MJoStout) February 13, 2020 Tried out the new colourizing feature on @MyHeritage , wow! Here are my grandparents when they were dating in 1954! pic.twitter.com/ejrq9mzqEP — Shannon (@carma_bee) February 13, 2020 Such an exciting innovation! I love this. Thank you @MyHeritage! — Taralyn Parker (@KeepMovingTara) February 12, 2020 Is this magic ? 🤯🤯#MyHeritage #InColor https://t.co/qnEzbfwm14 — Sofiane Hamlaoui 🇩🇿 (@S0fianeHamlaoui) February 12, 2020 I used @MyHeritage to color my photo. Amazing how they come alive with colors. The couple on the far left is my 2nd great grandparents and the guy on the far right is my 3rd gr. grandfather. #genealogy pic.twitter.com/xfnPmzGssk — Stephany (@_StoryWhisperer) February 12, 2020 This is my 2nd great grandfather Samuel Wilkinson (1853-1946) who outlived his daughter Harriet who died a century ago today. To see this from #InColor by @MyHeritage is amazing! Thank you @MyHChiefGen pic.twitter.com/ENdkB2IQZ6 — David Allen Lambert (@DLGenealogist) February 12, 2020 Unbelievable feature. Been trying it out today. Well done team 👍👍 — Michael Sweeney (@michaelfanad) February 12, 2020 Everyone's having fun with this! Colourize black and white photos with MyHeritage In Color. BTW if you recognize this Portland, ME boy, perhaps related to the Craig, Young or Parrott family, let me know. https://t.co/1xsJ6TznQ6 #genealogy @MyHeritage pic.twitter.com/m012BFwbIP — Gail Dever (@geneaalacarte) February 12, 2020 Ok, I’m not usually a fan of colorizing old pictures (because you have no way of knowing the actual colors) – but this is cool! #MyHeritage #InColor https://t.co/VpjD6gsBAw — Heather Wylie (@unxpctdisvry) February 12, 2020 This is what I love about MyHeritage. They are so incredibly innovative and raise the bar. — Dr. Adina-My Family Genie (@MyFamilyGenie) February 12, 2020 Just to add to the mounting praise for #MyHeritage and the new colorization of photos. The sepia photo of my grandmother's family (approx 1905) and the color version. Grandma is the little girl holding the doll. pic.twitter.com/Zb4ENQctmj — Patrick Shaul (@NotPat1949) February 12, 2020 When black and white photos come to color, a new world is revealed. Thanks to @MyHeritage for making this awesome feature to awaken old family photos! #Genealogy pic.twitter.com/P3NDEdXRu6 — Michael Moritz (@michaeldmoritz) February 12, 2020 I used the #InColor feature on @MyHeritage on a picture of my great uncle Wayne this feature is awesome, I should look for more pictures to colorize pic.twitter.com/rhf1XXVBYP — Douglas Rahm (@DouglasRahm) February 12, 2020 Probably the best results from playing around with the colorization tool at @MyHeritage this morning. My dad with one of my older siblings. Year unknown. #genealogy pic.twitter.com/UKWvrcIRNe — Bruce 🇺🇸 (Not THAT one) 🏴 Campbell (@beachdaze) February 12, 2020 This new feature is amazing! 😍 — Johnny (@OwwJohnny) February 12, 2020 This is wizardry! Keep it up! — Shashank Sawant (@shashank21090) February 12, 2020 I’m loving it!! There went my afternoon! — Sue McNelly (@KindredPast) February 11, 2020 DeOldify on MyHeritage!!!! So excited to try it out more. I won't be going to bed anytime soon (after midnight here in Swe…) https://t.co/GwffnVZRFM pic.twitter.com/wyxikVpTg0 — coffeeandchurchrecords (@coffeechurchrec) February 11, 2020 Uh oh I better wait for a #snowday before going down the rabbit hole! #Genealogy #FamilyHistory photos – TY to @MyHeritage for this new feature! — Marian Burk Wood (@MarianBWood) February 11, 2020 MyHeritage has launched a tool that colours old black and white pix. It's irresistible! See your ancestors in a new light: https://t.co/GLfqBRb12D#Genealogy #IrishGenealogy #MyHeritageInColor pic.twitter.com/ptbCIy51bo — Claire Santry (@Irish_Genealogy) February 11, 2020 Using the @MyHeritage feature to colourise old black and white pics, I finally got to see my grandfather in colour for the first time – pictured in Brussels in 1908. #genealogy #familyhistory pic.twitter.com/zn7Nzdhhn4 — Scottish GENES (@GenesBlog) February 12, 2020 Why yes, I have been playing with @MyHeritage 's free photo colorization tool! Haven't you? #Genealogy pic.twitter.com/Axv5fSkapD — Jarrett Ross (@GeneaVlogger) February 11, 2020 Facebook Instagram Conclusion At MyHeritage, we believe that family history is a key part of what makes us who we are. Our hope is that our platform will help breathe life into your family history, and help you connect deeply and personally with your family’s stories, and your ancestors and relatives who star in them. And help you pass down your family treasures to the future generations. MyHeritage In Color™ is our latest feature to help you achieve all that. We have been so excited to release this feature, and we’re delighted and humbled with the response. Adding color to black and white photos helps bring the past to life so powerfully. We are working hard on improvements that we will roll out continuously. Try MyHeritage In Color™ today and please keep sharing your colorized photos with us — we love being a part of your family history journey! Tags: black and white photos, In Color, MyHeritage In Color, photo colorization, Photos
February 16, 2020
I love the new colorized photo of Aunt Helen’s wedding gown. Thank you MyHeritage for this.
February 25, 2020
great to colour pics wedding flowers dont come out well though , my mother had a red bouquet and came out grey n black
February 27, 2020
Black and white photos always give a different aspect of the shot – however, the difference between the black and white and the new coloured photos is absolutely amazing. What a wonderful step forward.
February 27, 2020
Lo he probado con una antigua foto, y el resultado ha sido ESPECTACULAR!!
February 28, 2020
Es excelente no crei que podria ver las fotos antiguas a color
March 12, 2020
Discovered that if you use the app instead of the browser version, you can download full sized versions of the colorized photos. The browser will not do this.
April 22, 2020
Has anyone had success with getting blue eyes on their colorized photos?
May 12, 2020
Re: Hobart and blue eyes.
Well, it´s a huge problem also for me. The AI is not able to handle blue eyes and that makes the service mostly useless for me. In some cases, when it´s not close ups on faces, it´s no problem, but it makes it useless in like 70% of the cases.
June 15, 2020
I have looked at all the b&w photos I’ve downloaded on to my MyHeritage website as colourised, and seen the difference. But today I downloaded one of my paternal grandparents that I had missed, then colourised it; it was ok, but when I enhanced it and then enlarged it I was close to tears – I had finally met Gran and Grandad as a young couple. The enhancing did a really good job on a not-very-good ~100 year old photo; their eyes looked at me in the eye; I could see Gran’s light blue eye colour and just how much my father was like his mother, and me too, I think, as I’m a lot like Dad. The only sadness is that people didn’t smile much in photos back then, and Gran smiled deeply in later photos I took of her.
Grandad died when I was 2yrs old so I don’t remember him, but I can see now just how very much like him Dad’s 2 brothers were, and what a gentle man he was – hard to think of him as a groom ‘in service’, caring for horses, and as a veterinary assistant.
The enhanced and coloured photos aren’t perfect, but then the originals I have aren’t either. The app has enabled me to ‘know’ my grandparents in a way that I could not have otherwise. Thank you, MyHeritage.