Colorize It: The best colorized black and white photos

When we created the Colorize It demo, we were just trying to show off how Algorithmia can now host and distribute trained deep learning models that use GPUs in the cloud. As it turns out, a lot of people are interested in colorizing black and white photos.

Our colorization microservice ended up at the top of /r/InternetIsBeautiful – the 30th-largest sub with 7.2M subscribers – where it earned more than 4,100 upvotes and nearly 400 comments. Needless to say, we were impressed! We’ve gone through the comments to find the best images Redditors colorized using Colorize It. Check them out for yourself below.

The colorization microservice is an implementation of the Colorful Image Colorization algorithm created by Richard Zhang, Phillip Isola, and Alexei A. Efros. The model was trained on a million images from the Imagenet dataset.

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