I don't like 'colourised' photos. Do you?

Discussion in 'Photo Restoration' started by von Poop, Sep 12, 2014.


To 'colourise' or not to 'colourise'?

This poll will close on Jan 23, 2027 at 3:54 PM.
  1. Yes. I like it.

    10 vote(s)
  2. No, it is a bad thing. Stop it.

    34 vote(s)
  3. Depends. (dithering quitters tick here :whistle: )

    13 vote(s)
  4. Don't you know theres a real world out there? Why would anyone care?

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    What happened to all the foliage!?!

    I like the original.
  2. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    I shudder at colourised. Especially when the colouriser is lacking in knowledge.
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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    There's a new dimension to this 'dicking with the photographic record', and that's AI.
    You can already generate any pic you want, and the results are increasingly seamless. (Excepting the hands... It still struggles with hands.Though I'm seeing MidJourney starting to do convincing ones.)

    Give it a few years, and no photograph will ever be trustworthy again.
    The camera never lies... Errrm.
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  5. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Yep, the uncanny valley is soon overcome - but the last section is the steepest... o_O
    Transparent source citations and cross-referencing are becoming more important than ever.
    (And Brandolini's law will once again be impressively confirmed).

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