Bringing Colour and Life to Black and White Photos

A Different Universe

Colorizing Photos With AI

export DL_API_KEY=<your-deep-ai-key>
python3 main.py /path/to/images

My Family Photos

My mother holding my brother in early ’90s Kherson, Ukraine. Courtesy of the Kuznetsov family.
Now in colour.
My grandmother, Allarkadina, likely sometime in the ’50s, on her way to university. She graduated from multiple institutes, specializing in electrical engineering, and had a successful career as a marine electrical engineer.
In colour.

Photos From the Vietnam War

Destruction of the jungle wrought by Agent Orange.
In colour.
Locals inspecting a downed American aircraft piloted by Lt. Stephen Owen Musselman. The pilot did not survive- war is hell.
In colour.

Response on Hacker News

Too bad about the [flagged] comment, because it raised an interesting point. The comment read something like ‘Please don’t do this.’

Limitations

A white Golden Gate? It was white- but not when this picture was taken.
The model can’t tell that the ground is asphalt and not grass.
I don’t think clothes in the past were as often as purple as this model makes it out to be.

Ethical Considerations

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Software engineer at Google, engineering physicist by training. Builder by passion. https://skz.dev

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Software engineer at Google, engineering physicist by training. Builder by passion. https://skz.dev

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