Palette FM
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Added: Jun 13, 2023

Palette FM Review: Our Insider Tips and Verdict [2023] is an AI colorizer that allows you to quickly and easily colorize anything from old photos to modern images.

Screenshot of Palette FM's website.

What does Palette FM do?

Ever seen one of those old-timey black and white pictures someone has taken the time to painstakingly colour?

Palette FM uses AI to do the colourisation for you, meaning you can bust out your grandmother’s old photobook and get a technicolour glimpse into what life was like in a bygone era.

As a too, Palette could not be any easier to use. Just upload your chosen image right there on the homepage, then it will fill in some base colours and leave you to select a filter of choice. You can then click through the different “palettes” to see AI-generated variations on the image. The site takes 15 seconds or so to fully process an image, but the results are worth it.

Palette lets you colourise as many images as you like, up to a maximum size of 500x500 pixels. If you want to use a large image, or indeed you want a high-definition download to give to your grandma for her birthday, you’ll need to pay $0.20 per image, with a minimum purchase of $39/month.

If you need further convincing that Palette is great at what it does, take it from Unmesh Dinda, a photoshop expert who ran a rigorous test on the tool, or film-makers at Disney, Netflix and National Geographic who use Palette for their documentaries.

We Love:

  • Simple to use
  • Has an API
  • Best colourisation I’ve seen

We Hate:

  • Subscription pricing is a pain


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Testing the base colourisation
Testing the base colourisation
Playing with Filters
Playing with Filters
Trying the Prompt Editor
Trying the Prompt Editor

Our Verdict on Palette FM

There’s not much to say here - If you want to colourise images, this has by-far the best results in the market. If you want to programmatically colourise images or video, Palette has you covered. And if you just want to send your grandparents onto the site instead, you’ll be glad to know the interface is straightforward, clear, and simple.


  • LuminarAI - This photo editor has an AI-powered colourisation tool built in. It’s much harder to use and more specialised for designers, but if you really want to tweak the look then this might be a better option for you
  • Adobe Photoshop - The go-to tool for colourisation if you know what you’re doing, Adobe recently added generative AI fill capabilities to Photoshop which means you can begin to colourise images with a prompt or even add new things into the image. If you want do the latter, try Photoshop. If not, stick to Palette.


  • Colorize black and white images
  • Customize color palettes and “moods” to create new images
  • Programmatically colorize images or videos via Palette’s API


  • Colourise single photos or entire photo albums
  • Integrate the API to your own apps to enhance your colourisation options

Insider Tips

  • You can use the pen icon to edit the prompt used by the AI to generate your colourised images and achieve a more realistic look
  • Be super descriptive with each image you upload. I found I got the best results when I stopped naming colours like blue, orange etc, and instead used words which have a colour commonly associated with them - like sea, tree, leaves etc
  • If you know what you’re doing, the API offers much cheaper pricing than the website

Palette FM Pricing

Enjoy unlimited colorizations and watermark-free images for free! Upgrade for HD credits.

Has Free Tier

Public Pricing

Enterprise Plan

Double Check Pricing

*Last Updated: Oct 24, 2023


Limited Credits

Unlimited Colorization

No Watermarks

1 Free HD Credit

Low Tier



28% off with Annual plan

40 HD Credits per month

$0.15 per image

High Tier



28% off with Annual

5000 HD Credits per month

$0.08 per image

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About this Review

Reviewed By
Nile Frater
Nile Frater
Editor in Chief

Nile Frater is an entrepreneur and seasoned tool reviewer based in Scotland.

Jack Woodwalker
Jack Woodwalker
CEO & Lead Reviewer

Jack Woodwalker is a tech reviewer, former engineer and the CEO of AllThingsAI.

About the Author
How We Test
  1. We verified that Palette FM and its team are real
  2. We signed up to Palette FM
  3. We ran several images through Palette and verified the pricing
  4. We tried the same images on some of Palette FM’s competitors like LuminarAI
  5. We reviewed each tool on the basis of its Simplicity, Authenticity, Affordability and Competency
Our Methodology
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