Color Enhancement

I would like to know if there is a way to take a black n white photograph and enhance it with color.
I am just now this minute trying out Gimp for the first time, and it looks pretty complicated but I am determined to master the learning curve.

You can add a new layer, set the blend mode to softlight, select a brush and paint in the color you want.


It is worth starting here: Colouring B&W photographs • GIMP Chat where there is a decent PDF on colouring a monochrome image.

Also the gimp_gmic_qt plugin, a different method, Gimp 2 10 gmic colorize photo - YouTube about 4 minutes

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Hi @WindspiritMason, and welcome!

Apart from following Mica’s advice, you could also play around
with a few Gimp/G’mic filters, like the three Colorize Lineart ones.

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden