Colin B wrote:
Mountain Mist wrote:How does the app know which colours to choose, Colin?
The site states:"Note: The purpose of colourisation is to generate an image with colours that are plausible.
It by no means guarantees that the colourised image is an accurate representation of the actual snapshot in time."
In other words, it makes a wild guess !
It's quite a fun thing to play with !
Don't let miserable nay-sayers tell you different !
I'll tell you different without being miserable, or a nay-sayer. It may be fun, but it's not real. Lots of things are fun, but they are not fun for everyone. If the black & white versions are a distortion of the true state of things, then false colourisation is as much, if not more, a distortion of the true state of things. Can you imagine how poor the Wertheimer shots would be if you colourised them?
If it's a wild guess, what's the point?
You said yourself
Because the original subjects were in full colour.
It's the black & white versions which are a distortion of the true state of things.
The colouring is an attempt, however weak, to capture how things might have really looked...
Weak is right, as it by no mean represents or resembles the real thing. As you know, there are lots of false images on the internet where people have colourised photos, and then people believe they are real when they are not.
I'm not putting you down for playing with it so you should not be so defensive, I'm sure it's fun, but it should not be used to present something as real when it wasn't, which I'm sure you'd never do. The RPO recordings are fun (some of them), but again, some people may see these as the original recordings when they are not. At least though it's made clear they are not original whereas with photos it's not always clear.