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Ed Kapuscinski

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 11:50:54 AM »
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One of my favorites. Not amazingly accurate, but I love it.

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 11:59:17 AM »
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That's a great picture, even in B&W.  I've always loved the old Salem depot.
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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 04:47:35 PM »
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That is a very nice scene. I wish we could go back, and live during those days. But then we would have no N scale models.  :(
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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 04:58:12 PM »
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That is a very nice scene. I wish we could go back, and live during those days. But then we would have no N scale models.  :(

I don't know, I'll take my gas heating, electric lights and indoor plumbing.

Sure is neat to look at though!

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2020, 05:04:32 PM »
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That is a very nice scene. I wish we could go back, and live during those days. But then we would have no N scale models.  :(

Oh hell no! I would have died as a child from any number of diseases for which there was no treatment or vaccine.

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2020, 06:13:26 PM »
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Oh hell no! I would have died as a child from any number of diseases for which there was no treatment or vaccine.

Well, those were just my musings.  It would be nice to keep our current conveniences and go back in time. but that is totally unrealistic.
It would be nice if we could at least spend a week back in time - sort of time-travel vacation.
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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2020, 10:09:30 AM »
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Well, those were just my musings.  It would be nice to keep our current conveniences and go back in time. but that is totally unrealistic.
It would be nice if we could at least spend a week back in time - sort of time-travel vacation.

Isn't that what Westworld is all about?

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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2020, 05:39:55 PM »
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Isn't that what Westworld is all about?

But it would be nice if we could do that for real.  :)
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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2020, 12:56:58 PM »
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Oh dear, someone left them out in the sun too long...

After this couldn't you then play with the tones etc. in various other tools to brighten things up, etc., or is that like asking for something from nothing?

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2020, 01:10:06 PM »
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For me this wasn't about just coloring a photo, but figuring out what color things are in the photo.

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2020, 01:13:39 AM »
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My first thought was MS-DOS commands.  cd is "change directory", mkdir would be "make (new) directory.  I've never seen "pip", and have no idea what a "Jupyter Notebook" might be, but then, I used DOS, but wasn't an expert on the commands.

As for the program itself, one problem I can see is structures.  A wood, or brick, or even stone, structure, can be almost any color.  Unless one knows that Old Man Harvey's house was green, and not brown, how is the program going to know?
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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2020, 02:08:06 AM »
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I've been getting about 50/50 on this. I guess my first few were winners and then it went downhill.

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2020, 04:07:02 AM »
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This package produces some pretty cool results.  The logging camp is especially impressive.

BTW, pip is a package installation manager for python code modules (it self-referentially stands for PIP Installs Packages), and a Jupyter Notebook provides an interactive environment in which to run Python routines and analyze their output.  All of the preamble commands (cd, mkdir, etc) are indeed unix commands to set up a suitable folder on your computer in which to install this python code.  It's what all the kids use these days. :)

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2020, 10:33:51 AM »
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And here I thought PIP is the file copying CP/M command.  :D

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Re: Coloring a B&W photo
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2020, 03:59:54 PM »
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And here I thought PIP is the file copying CP/M command.  :D

Not uncommon to see duplicate use. A "cd" command works in Unix and DOS - yet very different operating systems. 
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