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An Amazing Development With Photoshop

Amazing development with PhotoshopCC. Adobe is introducing a number of so called neural filters which in this case colorizes black and white photographs. Amazing. I think some of the processing is done in the cloud,, however, you do have to download some additional software to add onto Photoshop. A Photoshop subscription has always been an expensive one, however, it may now be worth it to me. (After all these years!)

I continue to experiment but the second image was done with just one click and no adjustment of settings. I am using a free image from the Library of Congress as an example, I don’t want to get into a discussion of changing the historical record. As I see it, a digital library may want to offer colorized version just as addition. Many people dismiss important photos simply because they don’t like black and white. Well, do we have your attention now?

“Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives”

“Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia Basin Reclamation Project. The east face of block 31 with a portion of the deep crevice shown in the foreground showing the high trestle, elev. 1028, high pour in center of picture at elev. 915; bottom of crevice at elev. 795; and deck of low trestle at elev. 950.”


A little more artistic photo from the 1970s. Photographer unknown. Low res internet version of a publicity still.

Alas, brown hair was only revealed on the left side. More tweaking needed.

By thomasfarley01

Business writer and graphic arts gadfly.

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