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colorizing b&w image help

Apr 8, 2012, 02:04
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colorizing b&w image help
Hi all, I'm fairly new at gimp and am trying to add color to an old (1950's) photo. Gimp won't let me add anything but shades of grey. I can get it to work if I take a color image, make it black and white, and then recolor it, but this image is starting out b&w. Do images need to be digital for gimp to work? What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Apr 8, 2012, 07:20
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RE: colorizing b&w image help
Yes, images need to be in digital form for Gimp, but then everything you can handle on your computer is Smile

I think the solution to your problems is to go to the "Image/Mode" menu. You'll likely find that "Grayscale" is checked. Check "RGB" instead.

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Apr 8, 2012, 22:06
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RE: colorizing b&w image help
Thanks ofnuts, your answer was spot on.






(Apr 8, 2012 07:20)ofnuts Wrote:  Yes, images need to be in digital form for Gimp, but then everything you can handle on your computer is Smile

I think the solution to your problems is to go to the "Image/Mode" menu. You'll likely find that "Grayscale" is checked. Check "RGB" instead.
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