New and Improved Colorization Model for MyHeritage In Color™

MyHeritage In Colour™ was the primary function we launched for bettering pictures based mostly on synthetic intelligence, again in early 2020, and it grew to become an enormous success. This was additionally the beginning of our collaboration with Jason and Dana from DeOldify who developed this glorious know-how. We went on to launch a complete toolbox of photograph options to additional enhance your outdated household pictures and produce them to life — however we by no means stopped working with DeOldify to make MyHeritage In Colour™ even higher. Since its launch in early 2020, we added the choice to customise the colorization settings (together with the choice to pick an alternate colorization mannequin) after which launched a brand new colorization mannequin on the finish of final 12 months. Now, due to Jason and Dana’s relentless efforts to enhance the standard of colorization additional, now we have launched yet one more mannequin, named the July 2021 mannequin, that takes colorization high quality to new heights.

The brand new colorization mannequin works particularly nicely on greater decision pictures which have been enhanced and upscaled utilizing the MyHeritage Photograph Enhancer. It resolves discoloration points that occurred in some enhanced pictures and produces better-looking outcomes for non-enhanced pictures as nicely.


Beneath are just a few examples of pictures that had been colorized and enhanced utilizing the sooner colorization fashions, with a comparability to the newest mannequin.

The photograph beneath was colorized by Judy Russell, the Authorized Genealogist, again when MyHeritage In Colour™ was first launched. As will be seen, it suffers from poor colorization of military uniforms.

Original black and white photo

Authentic black and white photograph

Non-convincing results of the original colorization model (Feb 2020)

Non-convincing outcomes of the unique colorization mannequin (Feb 2020)

Slightly better results, with less redness, with the November 2020 model

Barely higher outcomes, with much less redness, with the November 2020 mannequin

Much better results with the latest July 2021 model

A lot better outcomes with the newest July 2021 mannequin

Try the bride’s bouquet and costume within the photograph beneath and see how their colours improved with the newest mannequin:

Original photo in black and white

Authentic photograph in black and white

Colorized with the November 2020 model (left) and the new July 2021 model (right)

Colorized with the November 2020 mannequin (left) and the brand new July 2021 mannequin (proper)

Final instance:

Original black and white photo

Authentic black and white photograph


Colorized with the November 2020 model (left) and the new and improved July 2021 model (right)

Colorized with the November 2020 mannequin (left) and the brand new and improved July 2021 mannequin (proper)

Default and different fashions

The brand new mannequin is now the default for all pictures which are colorized utilizing MyHeritage In Colour™ each on the web site and on the cell app. Images which have already been colorized utilizing a earlier mannequin will stay as they’re. If you wish to change the mannequin and test if it improves colorization outcomes, for any explicit photograph, use the colorization settings.

To entry the colorization settings, go to the photograph web page and click on the cogwheel icon within the higher left nook. (This icon solely seems on the photograph web page of a photograph that has been colorized.)

Accessing colorization settings

Accessing colorization settings

Selecting a colorization model in the colorization settings

Deciding on a colorization mannequin within the colorization settings

Within the colorization settings you possibly can change the colorization mannequin, and click on “Preview” to see the way it seems. You may then click on on the photograph to see how the earlier model seemed and evaluate the outcomes. Should you’re pleased with the brand new outcomes, click on “Save”; if you happen to favor the earlier model, click on “Cancel”. We’re making a number of colorization fashions accessible as a result of for some pictures, a special mannequin works higher than others.


Utilizing the MyHeritage photograph options paints a brand new image of your loved ones historical past and breathes life into outdated household pictures. With the brand new colorization mannequin, MyHeritage In Colour™ produces much more breathtaking outcomes, particularly when utilized in mixture with the Photograph Enhancer on MyHeritage.

We carry on growing new and thrilling options that can enable you to expertise your loved ones historical past in a complete new approach — in addition to bettering the options you already know and love.

Colorize and improve your outdated household pictures now

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