In today’s world, AI (Artificial Intelligence) has made its way into many aspects of our lives, including photography. Photos taken at all angles and ages have taken on new life thanks to this advanced technology. In this blog post, I’ll show you how AI has taken some of my photos to new heights and added fun to my genealogy research.
There are four big companies in genealogy where you can build trees and explore your family. They are Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, and FindMyPast. I’ve written about Ancestry and FamilySearch in a previous blog, however, today I want to focus on a fun feature at MyHeritage.
The AI Time Machine is a tool where you can upload pictures of yourself in various poses and it will transform them into ones from different time periods or genres.
Here are some of my favorites:
The last one has me thinking I might want to dye my hair green!
AI technology at MyHeritage can also transport us back in time by colorizing black-and-white photographs. The vibrant colors give us a glimpse into the world of our ancestors and help us imagine their lives more vividly. Here’s a photo of my grandmother holding my dad…what a difference color makes!
Old family photographs often suffer from wear and tear, fading, and damage over time. AI-powered photo restoration tools can work wonders in reviving these cherished memories. These tools can repair cracks, remove scratches, adjust colors, and restore the overall quality of vintage photographs. Family photos are worth the time and effort to preserve them so that future generations can appreciate them too!
AI genealogy photo applications have revolutionized the way we interact with and explore our family history. From seeing ourselves as a queen or an astronaut to restoring and enhancing old photographs, AI brings a new level of depth and clarity to our research. By harnessing the power of AI, genealogists can create meaningful connections with their ancestors, preserve their visual legacy, and gain a deeper understanding of their heritage. Embrace the possibilities of AI in genealogy and embark on a fun, extraordinary journey through time.
Need help with your genealogy research? Contact me to discuss how we can discover your family together.
Genealogy tip: Research in and of itself is fun…finding documents and breaking down brick walls. But sometimes, it’s those extra tools that take us out of our heads and allow us just to have a little fun. Try it for yourself!