The art behind the colorization of black and white photos.
The art behind the colorization of black and white photos: Ever wonder what it takes to get those retouched and colored images of old black and white photos look so recent (for lack of a better word)? While one would think that improvements in technology was the most crucial part of the process, in reality it all comes down to meticulous homework, artist Jordan Lloyd explains to Vox (watch, runtime: 6:59). Colorization artists have to do an immense amount of research in order to determine the historically correct colors. To do this, they talk to specialists, reference museums, and cross-reference notes made at the time of the photograph. You can see just the difference between the old methods of coloring and the new in the image above.