How to easily make your black and white photos colorized

In today's world, photos record everything in our lives and are a symbol of memories. In the old days, because of the limitations to photography technology, shooting scenes resulted in black and white photos. Each family more or less has some black and white photos. We all want our photographs to look as realistic as possible. Sometimes, you want to see what the past was really like in your black and white photo. Sometimes, you want to share the colored versions through social media because they catch more attention than the photos in black and white. This is when colorizing black and white photos is what you need to do. Many years earlier, adding colors to black and white photos required a certain level of expertise and was very difficult. Only a small number of people mastered the colorizing skills. Thanks to the development of AI photo colorizing technologies, making black and white photos colorized is much easier than before. Nowadays, you are not required to have much experience in photo editing for colorizing black and white photos. By leveraging AI photo colorizer, you can quickly and easily convert black and white photos into colored ones. The internet is flooded with AI photo colorizing apps. It takes much time to find reliable apps from them. To save your time doing so, I will introduce you to a nice app to help you get the job done in the upcoming parts of this article.

Picture Colorizer

Make black and white photos colorized with Picture Colorizer

Picture Colorizer is an online app developed by Vertexshare, which specializes in colorizing black and white photos automatically. Based on the latest AI techniques in deep learning, it adds natural and consistent colors to the old black and white photos accurately. You are allowed to upload many photos to the server and colorize them simultaneously. Tests show that conversion is very fast and can be done within a few seconds. There is no need to create an account to utilize the service of Picture Colorizer. The service is completely free to use. The downside of Picture Colorizer is that there are limits to the size and the dimension of each image you want to upload. The image size should not be bigger than 5MB and the image dimension should not be larger than 3000px*3000px. If the dimension or the size exceeds the limit, you can't upload the image to the server. You can be assured that data breaches won't happen because Picture Colorizer does not store your images. All your images will be deleted from its server every day.

Overall speaking, no matter whether you want to colorize scenery photographs, portrait photos, screenshots of old films, or animal pictures, Picture Colorizer deserves a try.


  • Easy to use
  • No requirement for signing up for an account.
  • Colorize black and white photos automatically.
  • Generate accurate colorized results.
  • Support colorizing photos in a batch.


  • The max dimension of the image to be uploaded is merely 3000px*3000px.
  • The max size of the image to be uploaded is 5MB.
  • You can only upload the JPG or PNG format.

Let's dive into the part of how to use Picture Colorizer to make a black and white photo colorized.

How to make a black and white photo colorized with Picture Colorizer

Step 1.

  • Drag and drop your photo into the drop box. Or press the "Upload" button, browse to your photo, select it, and click on "Open".

Step 2.

  • After the photo thumbnail appears in the task, press the "Start" button. The uploading and converting process will start.

Step 3.

  • Wait for a few seconds. When the conversion is done, you will see a red "Download" button.
  • Press the red "Download" button and the colorized photo will be opened in a ne w browser tab. Right-click on the photo and select "Save link as" to save the colorized photo to the destination folder.

The colorizing conversion is done

The original photo and the colorized photo

As you can see, Picture Colorize does a great job of converting a black and white photo to a colored one. After getting the colored photo, you may want to further tune up its visual aspects like brightness, contrast, and saturation. This is when you need to turn to Photo Effects, another photo processing product released by Vertexshare. Photo Effects is a piece of professional software that lets you enhance the quality of your photo and create a stunning photo by harnessing its various filters. Photo Effects is not a piece of freeware. The free version leaves a watermark to the changed photo. To lift the limit, you have to shell out $29.95 to buy the pro version. Without further ado, let's see how to use Photo Effects to adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of the colored photo in the following part.

How to adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of the colored photo using Photo Effects

  • Drop your photo into the drop box saying "Drag and Drop Your Photo here". Or click on "File"->"Add Photo" to import your photo. To remove the imported photo, click on the "Remove" button next to the "Add" button.
  • Navigate to the right-side panel. In the "Exposure" section, you can see three parameters including lightness, contrast, and saturation. Dragging each slider to adjust the value of each parameter until the corresponding effect suits your needs. There is a "Comparison" button at the top of the window. You can click on the "Comparison" button to compare the original photo and the changed photo.
  • When you are ready, press the "Export photo" button to export the changed photo to a specified location.

The brightness, contrast, and saturation of the colored photo have been adjusted in Photo Effects


It is very common that you need to colorize your black and white photos. With the help of Picture Colorizer, you can fast breathe colors into your old photos and get the satisfying results. If someday you find other nice AI photo colorizers, please let me know in the comment section below.

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