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Picture Colorizer 2.2.0 (Win&Mac) Giveaway
$29.95
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Giveaway of the day — Picture Colorizer 2.2.0 (Win&Mac)

Colorize and optimize the old pictures automatically!
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 62 (83%) 13 (17%) 28 comments

Picture Colorizer 2.2.0 (Win&Mac) was available as a giveaway on September 13, 2021!

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Picture Colorizer, a Windows/Mac software that used for B&W picture colorization and old photo restoration. Powered by AI technology, you can add color to black and white pictures automatically. We also integrate useful tools and filters so you can make the colorized pictures quite different by only dragging the sliders or using the filters.

System Requirements:

For Win: Win7/ 8 /10 (x64); For Mac: Mac OS 10.16 or later

Publisher:

ImageColorizer

Homepage:

https://imagecolorizer.com/picture-colorizer.html

File Size:

93.3 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$29.95

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Design illustrations and vector graphics, edit photos.
Manage and modify multiple graphics packages.
Access Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat software.
Manage, edit, present, and share photo images.

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#11

I was using the version from December. This version has more control and the results happen faster. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by JIM  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I've used the free online ver - that the app sends you to - not robust. Much better coloring from other free colorization sites. I gave it a BW city view. Random colorization - but, did nice sky. BW person, mostly just colored everything with a tint - no skintones. PS neural filter does a great job and far exceeds this app. I was disappointed and uninstalled. Something else, the app only worked on a small rez, probably 720. On 4k screen it was impossible to see menus. As for people worrying about processing online - PS does the same thing with neural filters. Nothing is local. Then again people think 'cloud' storage is secure.

Reply   |   Comment by ed  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#9

It took a while to figure out how to register, but I finally got it done. I do a lot of colorizing on my old photos. While there are some online free sites, so far the best job I have found done is with My Heritage which is a paid site for geneology. This software I got almost zero color & looked like my Dad was dead in his passport photo. Try some online sites or My Heritage colorizer which is the best.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Fallona  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#8

Installed and registered just fine, but it does nothing. Adding a photo does nothing. It evidently load but it doesn't show, or even change the opening screen. This isn't even ready for beta release.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce E Clark  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Bruce E Clark, Feel so sorry about this. Would you please send the image to support@imagecolorizer.com and I will check it from my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Steven  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Since it is an online procedure, does it mean that the developer has an access to our computers and data?
Is it safe to use this method?
I am concerned.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

consuella, feel safe to use our tool. All data will be cleared up every 24 hours. We do not store any images.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Steven  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

consuella, Obviously if you are sending data to them you don't know what that data is unless you have a lot of data logging info and analysis. Unless they provide models, and the chance to update those models, so it will work offline, you are just trusting them to not screw you over, and that's down to you...

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Shane Steven, instead of very rare and valuable hi Res scans of old photos. Like unknown Merylin Monroe acts etc....

Reply   |   Comment by Adams  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

the application was unable to start correctly (0xc000005)

any advice?

Reply   |   Comment by kat  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

kat, please send the screenshot to support@imagecolorizer.com.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Steven  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

I judge software by its ability to be used successfully "right out of the box." But this software is literally user-opaque! I tried every whistle and bell on an old B&W photo and could not get it to change one iota of the original. The only thing that worked was the vertical presets at the left of the window, but they were not what I wanted to use. I wanted to use the fine adjustments at the right of the window, but these just sat there and laughed at me while I tried to get them to do something. There should be on-screen, real-time changes produced by these sliders, but no, there is no indication that what you are tweaking has any effect on the original photo. As has been said by others, online colorizers such as imagecolorizer.com/ do a great job. Today's software requires the knowledge and experience of a professional retoucher. It is not for me. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Frank D, imagecolorizer.com only gives you 8 credits for free, so it's not fair to compare it to this unrestricted free option.

P.S. Note that I still upvoted your comment for its usefulness.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

tomcat, Thank you for your support!

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Steven  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Frank D, Hello Frank. May I ask if you can send the B&W picture to support@imagecolorizer.com so I can have a test from my side?

And the presets, it is used for getting different results based on the colorized picture. If you use these filters on B&W pictures, you may not get the best results.

For the sliders, have you seen the "Green point" on each functions group? You need to enable it and then use the sliders. The changes are on-screen and real-time.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Steven  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Shane Steven, I appreciate your response. I have sent you an email with the subject B&W photo. I hope that there is something that I can learn, because the only photos that I would want to improve (and colorize) are black and white, not color. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

This is the WORST and BEST software givenaway for a while. Worst- There is on output format besides ( Allfiles ) which is their own format, not recognised even by Photoshop.
Best - The AI processed colourization is pretty good.
This program needs alot of work.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Paul, when you save your photo, go to the folder it's in, find your file, and rename it adding the extention of your choice. For example, if I have a file named "photo", Id rename to "photo.png" When you do this, the file will be usable in the format of your chosen extension. Took me about 20 minutes cursing wondering why a photo program didn't save in a usable format. lol. Anyways, this procedure works. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim Holley  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#3

I see Picture Colorizer runs in Task Manager, but no UI appears. Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Erik Istrup  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

Regretfully this is no better then any of the free online image colorization sites. In fact, the colorized image looks identical to what these sites produce.

Colorization is, over all, OK. On a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 being perfect, and 1 being useless, this is in the range of 6. Obviously this all depends on the material used, but this will not give you realistic looking colorized images. Some areas of some of the images I tested with, remain unchanged (still black and white). Not all colors the API uses are correct, and there doesn't appear to be any way to selectively color a region that is incorrectly colored, or not colorized at all, with this app.

The activation menu is not removed even though the provided key was entered and accepted, and software restarted multiple times. Makes you wonder if you actually entered the code or not - This was obviously not fully tested.

The majority of the application points to their website, that reports "Out of dimensions limit" for standard images that other websites, and even their own application can work with. And yes, the uploaded image was well within the constraints listed on the site.

The asking price of $29.95 cannot be justified, when compared to the numerous websites, applications and mobile apps available (both paid and free), and poor quality of the colorization and over all program design - Nice to have received for free, but absolutely not worth buying at the asking price.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Matt, image colorization sites do much better jobs.

Reply   |   Comment by Denizi  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Denizi, What in your experience is the best image colorization site?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Bill, this one is satisfactory for me. It colorizes parts of photo separately.

Reply   |   Comment by Denizi  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

It seems you can colorize images for free on their website and this program won't work without sending data over the internet. No idea what advantage it gives you over just using the website, but it is annoying that it doesn't seem to work locally (it doesn't particularly use much CPU when working, or any GPU - it also uses quite a bit of CPU when just sitting there).

Note it isn't high-DPI monitor compatible so you'll need to tweak the Windows settings if you have such a monitor. (Right Mouse Button the icon, properties, compatibility, change high DPI settings, tick override... then select System or System (enhanced), I went with the latter.)

Downloaded, installed, activated - said it succeeded, although the activation menu option still takes you to a activate window and the About dialog doesn't say it's activated. There's also still a register button present in the main colorize window.

Added a photo. Note it doesn't remember the directory you were in last time you used it or have a list of recent files/directories, this gets annoying quickly.

Clicked on the AI colorize option and nothing happened. Then realised you couldn't click on the image and only the text below it works.

Wants to talk to the Internet or won't do anything - despite the menus suggesting the colorize is an offline option. I don't think it's downloading models or anything (unless it throws them away), as trying to colorize an image already colorized won't work without the Internet.

It did an okay job of putting the color in about the right places, although it wasn't all that realistic.

It's a very simple program, no options to configure how it works. I have no idea how much happens locally.

Oh and it didn't default to saving the colorized image in the directory the source file came from.

If it could be persuaded to work offline and was generally less annoying I'd give it another go.

P.S. Note there are lots of comments on the previous Giveaway:
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/picture-colorizer/

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

To clarify - I think it does the colorization on their site and sends it back to your computer, where you can make a few local adjustments. Aside from anything else it simply doesn't have the size to have all the AI models it would require (Gigapixel AI has over 14GB of models, for example).

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

JohnL, The IA is learning by each picture it colourises, so it would not be practical to update software locally on each computer all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik Istrup  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

"To clarify - I think it does the colorization on their site and sends it back to your computer..."

"The IA is learning by each picture it colourises, so it would not be practical to update software locally on each computer all the time."

It is possible to use remote server-based AI with locally installed software, not requiring image uploads -- Adobe has been doing it for years. But Adobe has Deep pockets and their colorization is still in beta preview. The BIG problem with needing to upload photos is that those in the U.S. with cable broadband usually have drastically limited upload speeds. So a .tif photo scan at 600 dpi at around 18 MB is horrible to upload, and a photo of a B&W print [an alternative to scanning] near impossible.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

mike, Oh, I see!

Reply   |   Comment by Erik Istrup  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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