Did you know that black-and-white photographs can be colourised?
A new tool to do this, easy to use and free to MyHeritage subscribers, is now available at:
Not everyone would agree that artificially colourised photographs are better than black-and-white photographs. Perhaps it depends on the photo.
What do you think?
Here are some of the photos in my collection that have been colourised with the new tool.
My grandmother wrote on the back of the photograph that it was taken in 1908 and the names: Back row, left to right: Queenie Magee; Kate Cudmore; Nellie Millet Middle row, L to R: Eva Gedge; May Gillett Front centre: Kiddie Bennett
colourised picture of Cavenagh-Mainwaring daughters 1908 using the MyHeritage color tool
My great grandmother, Kathleen Mary Cudmore formerly Cavenagh-Mainwaring née Cavenagh, and her sisters in about 1908. I wrote about them at N is for Naval husbands.
Hans Boltz is sitting in the 4th row 2nd from the right wearing a sailor suit
Hans Boltz school about 1919 Photo colourised using the MyHeritage photo colorisation tool
The school in about 1919 of my grandfather, Hans Boltz (1910 – 1992)
Hans is younger in this photograph than with his classmates above
Hans Boltz as a child, photo colourised using the MyHeritage photo colourisation tool
And a picture of my grandfather as a young boy. I wrote about him at Hans Boltz’s school photograph
John Young with his step children Bob and Mary Whiteman and his sons Jack and Cecil Young. Photograph taken 1898-9. A copy of this photograph came from the Tunks family (relatives on the Young side) but a copy is also held by the Way family (relatives of the children’s mother).
John Young, his two sons Cecil and Jack, and his two step-children Bob and Mary Ann Whiteman. Photo colourised using the MyHeritage photo tool
A photograph taken about 1899 of Greg’s great grandfather John Young (1856 – 1928) with Greg’s grandfather Cecil (1898 – 1975), Jack Young (1896 – 1918), and John’s two step-children Bob (1883 – 1957) and Mary Whiteman (1884 – 1945). I wrote about this photo at Y is for Young family photographs.