This Pakistani woman is using AI to add colour to iconic black and white photos

This Pakistani woman is using AI to add colour to iconic black and white photos

Whether its cricket, politics, fashion or marketing, Maheen Sohail's Rangeen Pakistan is truly an ode to our legends.
14 Oct, 2020

From speech-recognition to learning, planning and problem-solving; artificial intelligence has truly been a game-changer for mankind and this artist is making sure everyone can see that.

Maheen Sohail is a product designer at Facebook, who is celebrating classics images from the past and re-touching them to fit to the present.

Whether its cricket, politics, fashion or marketing - Sohail's Rangeen Pakistan is truly an ode to our legends.

Mr. Jinnah in all his glory

How magnificent does this picture look?

Star-studded duo Imran Khan and Wasim Akram in the 90s

On Pakistan's tour of Australia in 1990, we sure can't imagine looking at these living legends in monochrome anymore.

1983 Women's movement in Lahore

Following the lathi charge on the 12 February, resilient women took to the streets demanding for their rights, and seeing them in colour only adds fuel to the fire.

First lady, donning a plum saree

Wife of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and mother of the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Nusrat Bhutto looks as graceful as ever.

Adverts done the right way

Putting some red and white, to red and white.

Zeenat as captain of the Women’s National Guard Movement

Leading a group of 30 teenagers in white uniforms, learning first aid and self defence, and registering people to vote, Zeenat Rashid is bringing all the right colours in our lives.


Raheel Oct 14, 2020 12:32pm
Good tech development but why. B&W photos are timeless and extremely charming.
ALI Oct 14, 2020 12:56pm
Great Work :)))
Saqlain Oct 14, 2020 01:25pm
Welldone, keep it up and stay blessed
Zarak Oct 14, 2020 01:29pm
Kudos to you
Wajahat Ali Khan Oct 14, 2020 02:04pm
this iconic woman is beautiful in herself as well. love her eyes
Laila Oct 14, 2020 04:01pm
These really are iconic pictures. There was a women's in my city in 1983? Who knew.
Taj Ahmad Oct 14, 2020 06:35pm
Great art work!!!
well-wisher Oct 14, 2020 07:31pm
Wonderful! You are shining light on the world. Much success for professional growth.
BrownFlower Oct 14, 2020 09:27pm
Beyond EPIC.
ALI Oct 14, 2020 11:15pm
Pplaris Oct 15, 2020 01:39am
Good initiative, Hopefully, it will gradually improve.
Cheemz Oct 15, 2020 08:40am
Nice work. The best AI based algorithm to colorize black and white or monochromatic pics is by Philip Isola et al 2016. Pix2pix / CycleGAN can help anyone colorize vintage photos.
huma Oct 15, 2020 11:26am
What an amazing work!!!! Kudos!!! I'll request you to please work on more of Quaid's pictures
Laila Oct 15, 2020 05:47pm
The se pictures are truly iconic. Who knew Pakistan had women's movements in 1983 and in my city if all places?
jur-usa Oct 16, 2020 01:47am
Pic looked more attractive in black and white.