This Company Adds Color to Your Old Black and White Photos

Genealogy company MyHeritage launched a new feature that utilizes artificial intelligence capabilities to automatically colorize old black and white photos

Adi Pick 15:2712.02.20

Israel-based genealogy company MyHeritage Ltd. has launched a new feature that adds color to historic photographs, the company announced Wednesday. According to MyHeritage, the new feature utilizes deep learning technology to automatically colorize black and white photos.


Users can upload their old black and white family photos and share afterward the colored pictures with friends.The photos remain intact and are not changed by the colorization process, which produces new photos alongside the original ones.


Founded in 2003 and headquartered in central Israel, MyHeritage enables users to create family trees by searching through historical documents such as census, immigration, marriage, and burial records. The company launched a genetic testing service that provides both DNA matching and ancestry and ethnicity estimates in 2016.


MyHeritage's photo feature. Photo: MyHeritage
MyHeritage's photo feature. Photo: MyHeritage צילום: מיי הריטג'