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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.

Email Our Studio at :

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

Meet Our Color Artist – and Our “Head Honcho”

Get to know David & Sheryl, and view recent photos of Ventura, California – home of American Colorizing – by clicking on the images below.