I published a new Liszt pictures video on my YouTube channel. This one was made with the colorization algorithm available on MyHeritage (I used one of their algorithms to generate the animated pictures).
Link to the video: https://youtu.be/Z3mSTv_KRKU
All pictures used have different qualities. Like I did for the animated pictures, I wanted to see how the tool would treat damaged or striped pictures. The result is quite satisfying.
A few comments, though:
- Photo quality: I decided to keep damaged photos, such as some pictures from the 1850s and 1860s, to show how the tool would colorize them. The ones that were striped are still striped but the tool repaired them as much as possible before colorizing them.
- Colorized photos: Sometimes the tool doesn’t know what to choose for clothes that are entirely black and colours it in red, this is why you will sometimes see red parts on Liszt’s cassock. I also noticed that when the picture is printed on a visit card, Liszt’s face is more red than usual (his face was pale). I think it comes from the type of carboard that was used at this time, which had a specific yellowish color that the algorithm didn’t properly interpret.
Thank you to the person who suggested the music: Franz Liszt’s piano transcription of “Isoldes Liebestod” (S.447) after Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”, perforrmed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Liszt Animated Portraits (1824-1886): https://youtu.be/c1EU93j335c
Animated pictures & portraits: https://youtu.be/GY_KFV0ldJ0
Animated Pictures – 1858 1866: https://youtu.be/S3HQ5XeHH1M
Animated Pictures – 1866 1874: https://youtu.be/1L4qppj2sUs
Animated Pictures – 1876 1886: https://youtu.be/C0T4mbNZYpI
Ludwig van Beethoven – Animated portraits: https://youtu.be/Pfr1IhCqwgA