Friday, June 12, 2020

DeepAI image colourization

Artifical Intelligence is more and more penetrating the art world, including casual on-line consumers. A recent example is the DeepAI image colourization site. The premise is simple: you upload a black and white image, and the programme converts it to a colour one. And quickly - it's done in a matter of seconds. I tested how subtle it is with the image above (top half): I was curious to see what it would make of the coat, scarf and background, which were in black tones to start with. The result (bottom half) is stunning and natural, with just a slight colourization of the hat and creation of natural skin tones.

Copyright statement: image created by myself. Copyright Hennie Schaper.