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The Original Photo Colorizing Service

Thank you for visiting American We hope you’ll choose us for the best in photo colorization. American Colorizing has the distinction of being the very first photo colorizing service. Established on July 4th, 2002, our studio is enjoying its 15th year as a leader in the field.

Professionals’ Choice

Our client roster includes The History Channel,, Canada’s Royal Alberta Museum, African-American Civil War Museum, Washington DC’s “Grand Review Parade”, Baltimore Civil War Museum, the State of Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs, among others. The late screen legend, Maureen O’Hara was also a regular customer.

The Experienced Photo Colorizing Service

Our photos are featured in books and magazines; displayed on photo paper and in light boxes; they are printed on t-shirts and on canvas. Just as varied are the multi-media applications of our images. We’re the experienced photo colorizing service, meeting the needs of professionals and families alike for 15 years.

Conquering “Kermit The Frog” Green

Most photo labs do colorization as a side service, and consquently have never produced colorized images for HD television broadcast. In 2012, we worked with a TV production team at Prometheus Entertainment to figure out how to conquer HD’s sensitivity to the color Green. It seemed that no matter how much we decreased the color intensity, HD reproduced it as “Kermit The Frog Green”, as we all referred to it.

Naturally, this becomes a serious issue, when the subject is a field or a forest – or a field with a forest. We succeeded, through trial and error, in creating outdoor images that were compatible with HD. This came in handy, with the TV documentary we were about to contribute to.

Prometheus Entertainment commissioned us to create 20 colorized images for The History Channel’s acclaimed mini-series “Blood & Glory – The Civil War In Color”, which first aired in April 2015, and is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. The documentary is the first to rely exclusively on colorized historical images.

How To Contact Us

Colorizing your vintage photos couldn’t be easier. To get started, phone David at our studio: (805) 535-5778. You may also contact us via email at:

Now is the time to “Go Color”. Remember . . . Your ancestors are counting on you.

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Color by American Colorizing for Prometheus Entertainment's TV mini-series "Blood & Glory - The Civil War in Color", presented by The History Channel

Achieving The Best Results

When scanning your photos, ensure the image size is in the 2560 pixel range in length, or higher. Please don’t send images above 4,000 pixels in length – which may be difficult for our software to open. Images saved as Jpeg or Windows Bitmap are the best for us to work with. Tiff is also fine, though these files tend to run very large.

The better the clarity of your original is, the more lifelike your colorized image will be. We can improve the clarity of your image, restore yellowed images to original black & white, and remove major scratches. However, a crisp original will always yield a better colorized image.

The Helpful Photo Colorizing Service

We’re here to answer your questions, assess your photos’ image quality, and help you pick the best candidates in your collection for successful colorization. If contacting us via email, we encourage you to attach scans of your photos for us to review.

Contact Us Today

Phone David at our studio: (805) 535-5778.

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American Colorizing is open Monday thru Saturday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Pacific).



About, David, American Colorizing,Photo COlorizing, Photo Colorization, Colorize, Photos, Photography, americancolorizing.comColorizing artist, David Chrenko (Kren-Ko) is a New Jersey native, hailing from Mendham in Morris County. He graduated from Duxbury, Massachusetts High School, where he was voted “Most Creative”. At Babson College in Wellesley, MA – David co-hosted “Little Eddie’s Grease Machine” on WRWB radio with Edsel Ford II. Today, Edsel is on the Board of Directors at Ford Motors.
David headed west to Southern California, where he joined CPVR-FM radio in Rancho Palos Verdes – the 2nd commercial cable radio station in America, built and operated by teens and young adults. David revived his college radio show as “Johnnny Ace’s Grease Machine”. Station Manager, Greg McClure, now oversees American’s Search Engine Optimization.
David Chrenko of The Bings at Bomp! Records (1978)During the Punk / New Wave movement ovf the late-’70s, David worked at Bomp! Magazine and the Bomp! Records label in North Hollywood, CA. Beside doing artwork for the magazine, David designed promo flyers for such bands as Talking Heads, Devo, and Eddie & The Hot Rods. A large 3D montage David created of Bomp! recording artists graced the display windows of the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.
During this time, David moonlighted as a session singer and bass player on the backlot of Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank. He worked with producer, Dan Wallin, who engineered recordings of The Bee Gees, Beatle George Harrison, The Beach Boys, and Barbra Streisand.
The Bings 1980s New Wave band at The roubadour in HollywoodNext, David formed new wave band, “The Bings”, with guitarist, Don Salman, bassist, Mark Randle, and drummer, Paul Chaffee (who had worked with David on Warner Brothers sessions).
In 1981 The Bings released “Please Please Please” b/w “Oh, No!” on the Babymoon label. Several Bings songs were played on LA radio stations KLOS, KCSN, and “The Legendary” KROQ – and other stations in the western states.
The Bings were popular all over Southern California, appearing at the San Fernando Valley Fair with Ricky Nelson and Leon Russell, aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and on exotic Catalina Island. They were also in high demand on the college circuit, including such schools as UCLA, USC, Cal State, Northridge, and University of Redlands.
On the Los Angeles-Hollywood club scene, The Bings performed at Doug Weston’s Troubadour; New York, New York; The Rose Tattoo; and Madam Wong’s in Chinatown. While on tour in Utah, the band appeared on a television variety show cut two music videos, and headlined a music festival in Provo. Though many years have passed, The Bings remain friends to this day.
Boeing 787 DreamlinerAs the 20th century wound down, our future photo colorizer switched gears. He trained himself in a variety of business software programs, and became a corporate contractor. David and Sheryl were married on February 12, 2000 in Ventura, California.
A highlight for David came in 2005, when he was selected as an Administrative Contractor on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program in Everett, WA, assisting managers in Engineering, Logistics, and Manufacturing with the program’s workflow timeline.
Meanwhile, American Colorizing was in its 3rd year of operation. 
American - Redwood Studio (December-2001)
Here’s David at the studio in December 2002 – the advent year of American Colorizing and American Today, in 2018, we enter our 17th year of operation.
To see colorizing projects we’ve taken on for various customers, please visit our “Clients” page.
To contact David for a free consultation on how we may serve you, Phone: (805) 535-5778. You may also email David c/o
Now is the time to “Go Color”. Remember . . . Your ancestors are counting on you!