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I have several photos taken in a studio, but the one photo I like is in black and white, and I lost the raw image file. Those photos I don't like, which have colors, are really similar to the one I like: same background, same guy, same shirt, although the camera positions are a little bit different. So I'm wondering if there's an easy way to use the colors from the other photos that I don't like to colorize this black and white one.


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This is not what you want to hear, but the answer is no, there is no easy way to do it. I am not aware of any working algorithms which can automatically colorize a photo. given a colored template or not. I would rather try to find or recover (recuva, or some tools that can un-delte come free together with memory cards) the RAW which you lost. You don't write how you lost the raw; if you just accidentally deleted it you might be able to recover it.

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Thanks for your answer! I decided to add the colors in my self (by doing a lot of selections and color balance). And the result turns out to be good enough - it makes people think that I applied a saturated filter. It's a long story as to how I lost the raw file, but it'll definitely take me longer to get that file than to color it in. – user14412 Nov 17 '13 at 4:51
Glad to hear you've produced something you can use. If you want to see how good some people are at this process, go take a look at where you can also request people to do the voodoo for you (assuming you are happy to post the image into a public forum). I'm sure they would also give advice on technique. – dav1dsm1th Nov 18 '13 at 2:00

You can try using to do this. You basically load the black and white image and the color image and then select colors from the color image to paint onto the black and white image. I hope this helps you!

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This sounds a bit like a you have a relation ship with this website. If you do , it needs to be stated. Also please provide an example of how good the results are. Maybe an image that you have converted to black and white and recoloured using this website . – damned truths Nov 27 '14 at 8:28

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