Automatic Coloring Site Can Colorize Your Manga Drawings
Manga software developer Taizan unveiled his PaintsChainer automatic coloring software on Twitter on Friday. On the PaintsChainer website, users can upload line drawings that Taizan’s software will fill in with color automatically. The creator provided a few examples:
After uploading an image, users provide color hints to tell PaintsChainer where to put which colors. More than one color can be used in the same section of an image, and PaintsChainer will blend and shade the colors to complete the image. After clicking “colorize” the website takes a few minutes to finish the colored image. Light colors and thin lines seem to work best with this demo version of the software.
Twitter users have been posting their own examples:
— まるよ@おくたま!パーカー通販終了 (@maruyo_) January 31, 2017
— 異世界妄想ノスタルジアの宣伝 (@hitoekahoru1129) January 31, 2017
— 下睫毛生産工場ココミー原理主義過激派 (@MatsugeFactory) January 31, 2017
Could this software lead a new wave of manga and anime creation? Possibly, but it seems more likely that people will continue to use PaintsChainer just for fun at this stage. While waiting for improvements, The Drifting Classroom and Cat Eyed Boy fans might try using the software to fill in Kazuo Umezu‘s coloring book.