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    Long Shot I Know - Anyone know how to colourise a black and white photo? GOT IT !!

    Quick reason for the question - I am putting together two collages of photos for my Dad so he can remember his seafaring days now he is in a sheltered aprtment for old seadogs

    His first years at sea were 1949 - 1965 and his second stint was 1974 - 1988

    I have all teh phots of his ships and I want to do the first group in black and white and the second group in colour - however I have 14 of the 15 ships in the second group in colour but one ship I can only find a black and white image.

    Now I know there is softeware that can colourise black and white photos, like "recolor" but I tried a demo and could only get it to add a tint.

    Does anyone have experience in this type of photo . image manipulation?

    I have a good quality black and white image 750x450 pixel image that I would realy like to gat looking something like a colour photo.

    Any ideas / help / advise very very gratefully received

    TIA

    EliTom

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    Will drop you a PM ..

    EDIT: Am going off now, will PM you in about half an hour hopefully if its not sorted by then

    I dont think there are any programs that will do this, at least not effectively. You can do it manualy in photoshop of whatever, it just takes a lot of time dependant on how detailed the picture is.

    Do you mind telling me the name of the ship you want to colourize ? It's an outside chance but my dad and grandad were in the merchant and RN.

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    hottoshop;2780412

    Do you mind telling me the name of the ship you want to colourize ? It's … Do you mind telling me the name of the ship you want to colourize ? It's an outside chance but my dad and grandad were in the merchant and RN.



    No problem - the ship was the "British Wasa" and Dad was on her in 1976.

    Aso kmown in the 1980's the EMMA METHENITIS and BARBARA MORGAN

    EliTom

    You can do it on Photoshop but it can take a while depending upon how much you want to colour. Also, you won't get a full colour photo but will end up with one looking like the hand coloured pics from the early 20th Century - or at least I did. If you'd like me to have a crack at it for you drop me a PM. Can't promise a masterpiece however!

    Sorry OP no luck from this end.

    I assume this is the pic you have ??

    faktaomfartyg.se/bri…htm

    hottoshop;2780868

    Sorry OP no luck from this end.I assume this is the pic you have … Sorry OP no luck from this end.I assume this is the pic you have ??http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/british_wasa_1969_b_1.htm



    She's a beauty, you see new merchant ships that are no where near as well designed as her

    Sad I know but I like ships :whistling:

    Original Poster

    hottoshop;2780868

    Sorry OP no luck from this end.I assume this is the pic you have … Sorry OP no luck from this end.I assume this is the pic you have ??http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/british_wasa_1969_b_1.htm



    Yes that is the one I want to colourise

    I also have another one yaken by the ship's owner but it is not so good

    http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/data/510/medium/7520british_wasa_souter_point.jpg

    thanks for your help

    EliTom

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    RedIron;2780911

    She's a beauty, you see new merchant ships that are no where near as well … She's a beauty, you see new merchant ships that are no where near as well designed as her Sad I know but I like ships :whistling:



    Yes she was a nice ship - I sailed with him on her when I was still at school

    They do not make them like that any more

    BTW this was Dad's first ship back in 1949

    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj99/elitom/rhesusadenoct1949.jpg

    and this is one of Dad's own photos

    EliTom

    elitom;2780972

    Yes she was a nice ship - I sailed with him on her when I was still at … Yes she was a nice ship - I sailed with him on her when I was still at schoolThey do not make them like that any moreBTW this was Dad's first ship back in 1949and this is one of Dad's own photos :)EliTom



    No they certainly don't, a lot of the old merchant ships are still about today as they was that well built.

    This was my first ship

    http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/upload/img_400/HMS-Kent-.jpg

    I just noticed your ship was still in service as recent as 03-04

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    RedIron;2781046

    I just noticed your ship was still in service as recent as 03-04



    Where did you get that info from?

    My understanding was that she ended her life as the BARBARA MORGAN and was scrapped in China in Nov 1993!

    EliTom

    By the way if you don't mind paying the LLoyds register will be ale to give you more info, i'm not too sure what t costs though

    elitom;2781087

    Where did you get that info from?My understanding was that she ended her … Where did you get that info from?My understanding was that she ended her life as the BARBARA MORGAN and was scrapped in China in Nov 1993!EliTom



    I've lost it now, she's currently called the XIN XING 1, i'll see if I can find the site again

    Off.no: ? Build: 1969 Shipyard: Hitachi Zosen, Innoshima, Japan.
    Dwt: 18.560 Grt: 10.711 Nrt: ?
    Speed: 15 knots Yard no: 4166 Dim: 156,22 x 22,66 x 9,54 m.

    1969: Delivered to Liberian Intercontinental S.S. Co. Ltd., Liberia as BELO MUNDO.
    1970: Sold to Whittwill, Cole & Co. Ltd., Bristol, U.K. and renamed BRITISH WASA.
    1970: On T/C for Salénrederierna AB, Stockholm (Length on T/C unknown)
    1976: Sold to Spanocean Line Ltd., Bristol, U.K., no change of name.
    1980: Sold to Glemore Maritime Co. Ltd., Piraeus, Greece and renamed EMMA METHENITIS.
    1986: Sold to Gaula Shipping Co. Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus and renamed BARBARA MORGAN.
    22/5 1992: Grounded of the entrance to Kimbe at pos. 05.32 S, 150.10 E.
    29/5 1992: Refloated with only minor damage.
    1994: Sold to unknown owners, China and renamed XIN XING 1.
    Still in service according to Lloyds Register 2003 - 04.

    mareud.com/Pos…htm

    thej;2781616

    I am at present working right across the clyde from where the new … I am at present working right across the clyde from where the new destroyers are being built.It is amazing seeing them being built and watching the daring sail out was incredible.



    I was in Pompey when they launched the bow of the Daring, that was quite good. I also see them launch HMS Clyde a few years back.

    I've never actually got to see the launching of a proper warship though which is a shame.

    I regret missing this;

    bbc.co.uk/cum…jpg

    Original Poster

    After much internet searching final came up with this image which is actually of the renamed British Wasa but is still the same ship - so now I have teh full set !!!

    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj99/elitom/british_wasa_colour.jpg

    Thanks for all your help folks

    EliTom

    Well done Ellitom ! you must be extremely patient as I spent a good 2 hours searching to no avail.

    Excellent, your Dad will be proud of you.

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    hottoshop;2788525

    Well done Ellitom ! you must be extremely patient as I spent a good 2 … Well done Ellitom ! you must be extremely patient as I spent a good 2 hours searching to no avail.Excellent, your Dad will be proud of you.



    Just got to know what you are doing;-)

    Seriously if you want to find photos for your familly of old ships the use this site to find the Official Number (IMO) from the ships name then it gives you the other names the same ship has had.

    miramarshipindex.org.nz/

    then from the IMO you can search all the the many ship photo site.

    This phot came from

    fotoflite.com/ and I had to phptoshop out the watermark :whistling:

    but it is better than nothing.

    I will post photos of the collages when they are complete....

    EliTom

    thej;2781771

    The scaffolding to the left is where i was working,we are a bit closer … The scaffolding to the left is where i was working,we are a bit closer now.Can't believe how big they are.



    They are big aren't they, I didn't realise they was so far throug building the second one

    elitom;2788612

    Just got to know what you are doing;-)Seriously if you want to find … Just got to know what you are doing;-)Seriously if you want to find photos for your familly of old ships the use this site to find the Official Number (IMO) from the ships name then it gives you the other names the same ship has had.http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/then from the IMO you can search all the the many ship photo site.This phot came from http://www.fotoflite.com/ and I had to phptoshop out the watermark :whistling:but it is better than nothing.I will post photos of the collages when they are complete....EliTom



    Glad you found it, how old is she in the picture you have of her and what's her name then. Just out of interest

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    RedIron;2788753

    Glad you found it, how old is she in the picture you have of her and … Glad you found it, how old is she in the picture you have of her and what's her name then. Just out of interest



    OK the photo was taken in June 1982 and she was built in Innoshima Japan by Hitachi
    in 1969 so she would have been 13 years old. In this photo she was named Emma Methenitis

    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj99/elitom/british_wasa_colour.jpg

    I sailed on her for a few weeks in 1976 with my Dad.

    She was finally scrapped in 1993 in China

    EliTom

    RedIron;2788753

    They are big aren't they, I didn't realise they was so far throug … They are big aren't they, I didn't realise they was so far throug building the second one



    And also the third,the fourth isn't nearly as far on,will take a photo at work tomorrow,they're pretty impressive.

    Well done elitom,glad you found it.:thumbsup:
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