BlackMagic - Add Color To Black and White Photos
BlackMagic is a software program for colorizing black and white photographs or for color correcting faded ones. Though extremely “powerful” it is very easy to use and professional results can be achieved in a just a few minutes
BlackMagic is based on the “TimeBrush” technology that is used to colorize black and white movies and as such cant produce outstanding results with professional quality. In fact the results can be so good that it can be almost impossible to tell that the final result is in fact colorized and not originally shot in color !!
BlackMagic uses “High Tech” Neural algorithms to provide dynamic parameterization. This means that the user is not required to choose specific color hues or the associated values and parameters - they work by simply identifying the 'type of object' to be colored (skin, hair, lips sky ground etc). BlackMagic then automatically performs the calculations to continuously vary all the required parameters, based on the content of the region chosen to be colorized - all this is done in the background transparent to the user. This ensures consistent as well as optimal selection of hue, brightness, saturation, opacity, etc. for colorizing any region of the image, without the guess work that would otherwise have been required.
Add Color To black and White Photos With Ease
A Version to Suit any Requirement or Budget
BlackMagic is available in following flavors:
HE [Home Edition] is a low priced version suited for home PC users, this edition of BlackMagic provides an easy way for Mums, Dads, and the Kids alike, to have fun colorizing Black and White photos from the family photo album, or to re-color the ones that did not come out quite right. It supports a maximum processing resolution of one million pixels, suited for printing at A4 - Letter sizes (similar in size to 8" X 10" photo prints) on most standard color printers (such as color photo ink-jet printers).This edition makes an excellent gift for any occasion, and children of all ages will find it extremely easy to use. Photos colorized using BlackMagic home edition are indeed masterpieces that you or your children create; the results will provide a tremendous sense of achievement, pride, and satisfaction, besides delivering professionally restored family treasures, that will be admired by generations to come.
BE [Business Edition] is aimed at small, individually owned or run photographic restoration services, this edition of BlackMagic allows for processing at up to 4 MegaPixel image resolutions allowing for high quality and higher resolution prints. The Business Edition also offers additional functionality, tools, and palettes over the Home Edition version.
PE [Professional Edition] is the ultimate photo colorization tool, and offers a full set of tools and palettes for an advanced level of productivity in colorization projects. The PE version supports processing images at any resolution [limited only by the computer's resources]. It offers additional features and functionality over Home or Business Editions, and will service large photo processing or restoration studios, or photo artists.
All the BlackMagic versions provide an extremely attractive ROI, considering that having a single Black and White photo colorized from a photo-studio may cost anywhere between US$ 50 - 500.
All Editions come with full on-line help and tutorial complete with sample images, and 180 days web and e-mail support which includes any bug fixes and free product updates.