Colorize meaning

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To apply color to (black-and-white images) by digital means.

A silent movie that was colorized before it was released on DVD.

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To prepare a video version of (a black-and-white film) in which color tones have been added by means of a computer program.
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(US) To add color to.

The child colorized the drawing.

The woman colorized her hair.

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(US, photography, cinematography) To convert black and white media to color by digital post production (as is often done in digital photography and in video special effects).

There is a colorized version of Casablanca.

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Origin of colorize

  • From colour (traditionally spelled color when preceding a Greek suffix) + -ize.

    From Wiktionary