How MyHeritage Enhances your Photos for Genealogical Research

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Jun 23, 2020
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Speaker's Introduction
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MyHeritage In Color
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Colorization settings
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Yearbooks in color
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Photo Enhancer
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Photographs are an important resource in genealogical research. They add faces to the names in your family tree and teach you about how your ancestors lived. In this webinar, you can learn about the MyHeritage technologies applied to the photos to help you discover and preserve your family history, connecting to the past and present, and sharing your story.

About the speakers

About the speakers

MyHeritage is the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. Our platform and DNA kits make it easy for anyone, anywhere to embark on a meaningful journey into their past and treasure their family stories fo
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Tal is a Director of Product Management at MyHeritage and is responsible for MyHeritage's core genealogy service including the family tree, matching technologies and the historical records search engine. He leads a talented team of developers,
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  1. JH
    Joan Hollingsworth
    2 years ago

    This is so amazing. I am 85 and love how technology has reached this point. I have used My Heritage to enhance and colorize several photos for my family tree, and also to print them out. I am excited about continuing to use enhance and colorization, but in addition to also the additional features. I just listened to the whole webinar and will now review it again and transcribe some of it so I won’t forget the instructions. I sure wish Webinars would furnish transcriptions.

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago


    A good webinar on using MyHeritage colorizer and enhancer.

    A really amazing technology!

    Absolutely amazing!

    Absolutely fantastic. Just redid a 1951 photo of my 3 brothers and parents. What a game changer!

    Amazing – congratulations! It was well worth getting up at 4AM (Australia) to watch.

    Amazing capabilities in this product enhancement.

    amazing photos

    Amazing technology!

    Amazing technology, glad to have access to it for trying it out.

    Amazing technology…brings the ancestors to life rather than just a blurry face or name!


    Amazing, it was more than wonderful!

    As usual, very informative!!!


    Brilliant webinar giving a greater understanding of the value of the My Heritage website when using photographs in family trees.

    Can I give it a 6? I have never seen anything like this before. It’s like Black Magic out of the dark ages. I also learned something about tagging photo’s that I did not know so there was an additional fringe benefit obtained. Seems there are some features available pertaining to my photos that I was completely unaware of.

    Can’t wait to start playing with my old photos, Thanks!

    Can’t wait to try the enhancer as well as the colorization tool.





    Excellent instructions!

    excellent presentation !

    Excellent presentation and fabulous technology. Thank you!!!!!

    Excellent presentation by an excellent presenter.

    Excellent presentation. The pace was just right. I am going to tell my Genealogy Club about it. I will enhance/colorize some old photos and share them with my family. I think we may be able to identify some mystery ancestors by finding their similarity to living relatives. Thank you!

  3. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Excellent subject. Mind blowing technology.

    Excellent tool to use.


    Excellent, tks!

    Excited to try this. Great presentation and thank the engineers – so creative and exciting

    Exciting new technology, and looks like it’s user-friendly for us non-techy types.

    exciting new tool!


    Fascinating tool with remarkable results.

    Found out about tagging faces on the enhancing photo feature.

    Glad you are keeping the original photo and marking the enhanced as such.

    good explanation on how to use

    good information

    Good news

    Good speaker with great information.

    great I am very impressed with this feature

    Great information and presentation of a very, very useful tool.

    Great information well-presented.

    Great information! My Heritage has really upped their site with all of these great features!

    Great information. Can you remove color from a document. Better for printing? It could be very useful. Thanks for great info.

    great job

    Great presentation of the fantastic technology on My Heritage.

    great programs for photos

    Great to hear about the new enhancements available on MyHeritage! I am looking forward to using both the colorizing and the enhancement features. Thanks for the webinar.

    Great tool. Wonderful presentation. Thank you.

    Great Webinar and Awesome applications. Congratulations MyHeritage

    Great webinar. Thanks Tal and Geoff.

    Have to hurry and try this. Totally amazing! Thanks.

    Have used this for a few of my photos and love the results.

    He explained well

    helpful for sure

    How exciting and what a wonderful addition. This was a very good webinar.

    I am looking forward to tryin g this,

    I am loving my pictures on MyHeritage!

    I am so impressed with the presentation.

    I can hardly wait to try out the new My Heritage Photo Enhancer. This is a great webinar and I really enjoyed it.

    I can’t wait to start working on uploading & enhancing my family photos! Great new features.

  4. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    I can’t wait to use this tool. Thank you.

    i enjoyed the clear live demo.

    I give it a 10!!!!!!!!

    I have tried a couple of pictures and appreciate learning about how to fully use this feature.

    I look forward to trying the My Heritage colorization and photo enhancer tool.

    I love the new photo enhancer tool. I think many of our ancestors were not very skilled in taking photos, which may be why so many old photos are blurry. My paternal grandmother consistently took blurry photos. She was born in 1894. A lot of old photos were taken at a time when photography was a new thing, so it’s not surprising that they might not have known how to focus the camera (non-professional photographers). I’m a bit torn about colorizing old black and white photos though.

    I need to watch this again!

    I think the “WEB” might take a beating after this. Very interesting

    I tried it, it works GREAT ! ! !

    I truly enjoyed today’s webinar. The presentation was very informative and the presenter was easy to understand considering he was explaining a complex subject.

    I would like to see more webinars on how to use my heritage to get the best results in my family tree.

    Information was good and I am already familiar with colorization. The product is great! this should entice all of us to upload more pictures to the MyHeritage website!

    Interesting and so moving to see the difference in the photos…photos are worth a 1000 words. Thanks

    Interesting Good examples of uses for this software

    Interesting technology

    Interesting webinar. I love the new photo and enhancer on MyHeritage. MyHeritage has so many extras compared to Ancestry. Thanks.

    Interesting. Enlightening. I’ve used colorization quite often, but enhancement makes it even better. This is going to be great! Thank you.


    It was informative.

    It was my first one, and enjoyed it… learned a lot! Thanks.

    I’ve been wondering about MyHeritage and the photo enhancer. I thought Tal was an amazing presenter – clear, thorough, clearly felt the same emotional connection to old photos that I do. This gave me a great intro to at least the photo part. Thank you!

    Late in but still learned a lot.

    learned a few more things about photos – thank you Tal

    Learned a lot about the new photo enhancements. Terrific speaker and presentation.

    learned some great skills — the pace was just perfect

    Love the new features. Definitely enhances the subscription and encourages new ones!

    love the new photos enhancements.

    Loved it – wonderful to see what a difference both colorizing and enhancing does to older B/W photos!! Amazng to see how it clarifies and sharpens images. Thanks so much for showing us how to do this, upload/download, add to tree, whatever we want to do. Glad I have a MyHeritage subscription!!

    Loved learning all the ins and out of the program .

    Loved the entire webinar. Very precise explanations. Also, My question was answered after the webinar!!!!!

    May want to hear again or see actual demo on computer

    Now I have a new incentive to continue with two different ancestral families that were also displaced by war. The Civil War in VA/WV and the Revolution MA to Canada. I have been fortunate to find a few documents and even very old photos. Thank You.

    Oh this was fabulous! I can’t wait to try it!

    Outstanding tool

  5. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Outstanding. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks

    Please keep providing these wonderful webinars for free!

    Plenty of examples!

    Really amazing technology! I can’t wait to enhance some of my old photos! Thanks so much!

    Really good to see the ‘alternate’ options explained. Thanks.

    Saw the colorization at RootsTech, but am delighted to learn about their new enhancement feature.

    Simply awesome ! Thank you.

    So glad this came along during Covid 19…hours of fun and so rewarding

    So helpful to see the process and not just read it in print.

    So nice to have the ability to sharpen pictures.

    Tal answered all my questions has he walked us through the process

    Tal Erlichman is an excellent speaker. He was thorough about going through the steps and showing the outcome. Thank you.

    Talk was very easy to follow, he used precise terminology, and made the whole process user friendly! Thank you! Great program


    Thank you

    Thank you!

    Thank you! This is great!!

    Thanks for always presenting the latest in technology!

    Thanks for the door-prize.

    Thanks so much!

    The best webinar ever!

    The new photo enhancer and colorization features at My Heritage look incredible!!!
    the photo enhancer is really cool, and I will definitely give it a try on a couple of photos to see how it works for mine.

    The webinar gave a thorough review of how colorization is done, and a step-by-step instruction on how to upload, enhance and colorize. Thanks!

    These features are fantastic!!! The webinar was SO well presented. I have used these features on a couple of photos, but I am now inspired to do much more. I dic not how about the extra functionality that was demonstrated. This is a tool that really makes my MyHeritage membership especially valuable

    This is a wonderful tool! Well explained in the Webinar

    This is awesome. One of the best webinars ever. Bravo.

    This was EXCELLENT! To know it is on the website is one thing but to be actually shown how to use it is AMAZING. Thank you so much for your time and effort and work you put into it. I particularly was impressed with Tal’s comment about watermarking the photo to show it has been enhanced and not to be taking away from history. I felt his ache in his heart as he showed us his Grandmother who survived the Holocaust and his Great Grandmother and Uncle who did not. Thank you again for making it personal.

    This was great. I definitely want to share this info. With my genealogy group.

    This was VERY helpful! Thank you.

  6. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago


    Very enjoyable – quite fascinating.

    Very exciting

    Very exciting & informative

    very helpful!

    very informative and interesting

    very informative presentation

    Very informative! Thank you.

    Very Interesting am exciting – look forward to trying it.

    Very interesting and definitely a tool I want to use.

    Very interesting and the live demos are a great help. I love the photo enhancing feature.

    Very interesting, will try the free version.

    Very interesting. Answered several questions I had about the product. Thanks

    very interesting. I am going to try it!

    very knowledgeable. thank you

    Very powerful tool by My Heritage!! Will definitely load more pictures now!

    Very useful information.

    Very valuable tool.

    Well presented and easy to understand.

    What a great new feature to make our family photographic treasures more aesthetically pleasing!!!

    What a wonderful technology for us to use. Thank you to you and your associates.

    Wonderful information!

    Wonderful new photo information. Can’t wait to try it!

    wonderful new tool

    wonderful products

    Wonderful Program

    wonderful to see a live demo and learn of the new photo colorization and enhancement capabilities!

    wow just wow

    WOW that is amazing….before I retired my husband & I owned a Photographic business and the bulk of our work was restoration…a tool like this would have allowed us to do so much more……



    Wow, this looks amazing…trying it now!


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