Please suggest a free photo colouriser

  GaT7 16:33 12 Feb 2007

I want to convert a few BxW photos into colour. Does anyone know any good freeware colourisers (colorizers) ? G

  Stuartli 16:45 12 Feb 2007

I used to use this utility for a while:

click here

  GaT7 19:12 12 Feb 2007

Thanks Stuartli, I downloaded it many months ago & hadn't realised until I saw the website again. Takes some working on to get things right.

I just taught myself a way of doing it using the Freehand Selection tool in PSP9, then Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Colourise. Very painstaking work though. G

  Stuartli 19:33 12 Feb 2007

We used to do it with paintbrushes and coloured paints in the old days...:-)

  GaT7 19:59 12 Feb 2007

"We used to do it with paintbrushes and coloured paints in the old days...:-)" - that's much more painstaking work, so I suppose I shouldn't be complaining! G

  martd77 20:41 12 Feb 2007

Have you tried this?"recolored" software
click here

  GaT7 23:25 12 Feb 2007

Thanks martd77, but that's a shareware one - it costs $29. I asked for a free one.

Sometime before your post I found another shareware one that I tried - Coloriage click here (which seems to work on the same principle as Recolored you've linked to) - it costs $97 though! It's quite good but who's going to pay that kind of money. G

  terryf 23:41 12 Feb 2007

Have you tried gimp, it is free

  GaT7 00:06 13 Feb 2007

terryf, I don't think GIMP has the functionality. Or am I mistaken? Remember, it's B&W to colour - not the other way around. G

  GaT7 17:40 14 Feb 2007

Thanks guys, I think I'll do it the hard way or stick to good old B&W pics : ) G

P.S. Haven't tried GIMP though - are you sure it works terryf?

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