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Welcome to the American Photo photo blog! We colorize black & white photos for museums, educators, media . . . . . and families like yours.

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The year is 2014. Yes, we even have a colorized moment from this year, can you believe it? This one comes courtesy of our American Photo Colorizing archives. I’ve taken a modern color photo, turned it into a black & white image – and colorized it. “Why would you do that?”, you might ask. Good question.

Actually, I do this occasionally to see how accurate my photo colorizing skills are. If I can’t recreate the realism of a modern color photo, then the historical images I colorize aren’t going to look real, either. With this photo, I actually went just a little bit further, by adding small details that weren’t apparent in the original image. So, it isn’t an exact duplication – but, it’s pretty darn close (at least to my eyes).

You get to play along, by guessing which is the original color photo – and which is the colorized black & white image. First, here is the black % white image created from the original color photo.

Art - Photo Contest (Original Photo - On Right) - b

And now our two color photos. The answers our at the bottom of today’s page.

Art - Photo Contest (Colorized Version) (April 2011) BEST - T

Art - Photo Contest (Original Photo - On Right) - T

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

Answers: Original Color Photo is #2 – at Bottom. Colorized Photo is #1 – at Top.


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