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Jun 2, 2022

Ancestry.com Now Lets You Automatically Colorize Historical Photos

Ancestry, has integrated an automatic colorization feature that it says lets users bring make black and white photos more lifelike. The company says it already enables the ability to capture, digitize, retouch, and preserve old family photos, but it is now adding the ability to colorize them with a new tool. This allows users to gain “a more vivid, real-life snapshot of ancestors and their lives.”

The feature comes by a partnership with archiving specialist company Photomyne, whose technology was integrated into the Ancestry app in March to allow users to take photos and attach them to a family tree on Ancestry’s website.

While interesting, today’s announcement about Ancestry.com is not the first web site to add such capabilities. Similar capabilities have been available on MyHeritage.com for some time,