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Frequently Asked Questions

Please click the below link, Current version is 3.9.0. Below three Windows links have the same installer so choose only one, please choose the one which results in a faster download speed.

For Windows

Here is 1st Windows download link Pixbim Color Surprise AI Free Download - Preferred one as it downloads faster

Here is 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Color Surprise AI Free Download

Here is 3rd Windows download link Pixbim Color Surprise AI Free Download

 

For Mac

Pixbim Color Surprise AI Download for Apple Mac OS

 

Tutorial on Pixbim Color Surprise AI

Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI version 2.1.4.

The below download links have the same installer so choose only one

 

For Windows

Here is your download link - Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.4 - Preferred one as it downloads faster

Here is another download link in case the above link is downloading slower Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.4

Another download link if needed Download Pixbim Animate Photos AI v2.1.4

When you click on one of the above links, the installer starts downloading. If you see that the download speed is slow or it is taking too long to download then try the other links which are mentioned above.

 

For Apple Mac or iMac

Yet to be released for macOS

 

 

Please click the below link, Current version is 2.2.0. The below two Windows links have the same installer so choose only one to download Pixbim Object Remover AI.

For Windows

Here is the Windows download link Pixbim Object Remover AI Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Object Remover AI Free Download

 

For Mac

We are working on it, Coming soon.

 

Tutorial on Pixbim Object Remover AI

Please click the below link to download Pixbim Video Colorize AI. Current verison is 1.7.2. The below download links have the same installer so choose only one

 

For Windows - uses only CPU (If laptop or computer does not have Nvidia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card. If you have Nvidia GPU then see below)

Here is the Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link or other links

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI Free Download

Here is the 3rd Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI Free Download

 

For Windows users who have Nividia GPU, Nvidia video card, or graphics card - The below links work only with Nividia and not others

After downloading the Pixbim Video Colorize AI GPU file, Extract it and run the installer file which is present in the folder.

Here is Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI GPU Free Download

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Video Colorize AI GPU Free Download

 

For Mac - Yet to be released for macOS.

 

USEFUL TIP -
If you have a video of longer duration then you could use the "Export Video" option at the top menu bar in the Pixbim Video Colorize AI program to see the result after starting the colorizing process.

What is the "Export Video" option?
This option allows you to save a sample of the colorized result video even before the colorizing process is complete while the process is running, without having to wait till it finishes at 100%. Click the "Export Video" option and a sample of the colorized video will be saved in the same folder where the input black and white video exists.

Download Pixbim Video Watermark Remover AI version 1.0.2

The below download links have the same installer so choose only one

 

For Windows

Here is your download link - Download Video Watermark Remover AI v1.0.2 - Preferred one as it downloads faster

Here is another download link if-incase the above link is downloading slower Download Video Watermark Remover AI v1.0.2

Another download link if needed Download Video Watermark Remover AI v1.0.2

When you click on one of the above links, the installer starts downloading. If you see that download speed is slow or taking too long to download, then try the other links which are mentioned above.

 

For Apple Mac or iMac

Yet to be released for macOS

 

Please click the below link to download Pixbim Unblur Shake AI. The below two Windows links have the same installer so choose only one to download Pixbim Unblur Shake AI.

For Windows

Download Pixbim Unblur Shake AI Trial Free Version

If the above one is slow or fails to download then choose the 2nd link

Here is the 2nd Windows download link Pixbim Unblur Shake AI Free Download

 

For Mac

We are working on it, Coming soon.

Please choose only one of the below link to Download AI Enlarge as both have the same installer.

For Windows

Download Link-1 Trial Free Version

Download Link-2 Trial Free Version

 

For Mac

We are working on it, Coming soon.

If you trying the trial version, saved results will have Pixbim watermarks in trial. You need to purchase the software product you are trying out to avoid watermarks.

Purchase the software product you like from the link below

https://pixbim.com/all-products

After purchasing, you will receive an email with the license key. Use the license key to activate the particular software (Each of our software products have a different license keys since we have several software products)

There is no need to re-install the software after the purchase, copy and paste the license key into the software to convert a trial version to a full licensed version.

We don't do subscriptions so all of our software products are a one-time purchase. Upgrades are free that include bug fixes and other updates. We send newsletters to your email about pixbim software updates.

If you see error code 042, follow below step

Please re-install the application and the error 042 will be fixed. 
Since you have already downloaded, you don't need to download again. You just need to re-install it once again.

What is Video Colorize AI?

It is used to automatically colorize black and white videos without user intervention. Video Colorize AI is based on artificial intelligence.

 

What are the minimum system requirements for Video Colorize AI?

Pixbim Video Colorize AI runs on laptops or desktop computers. 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

System memory (RAM) - 8GB and higher is recommended for improved performance. The minimum RAM required is 8GB.

 

How long will it take to colorize a video?

 A 1-minute black and white video (30 frames per second video) takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour on CPU version and on Nvidia GPU version it takes 5 to 10 minutes. Setting the Color Factor slider (this slider is on the right side) to "High" results in slower processing, setting it to "Low" ("Low" is the default) gives faster results.

 

Can I try Video Colorize AI before purchasing it?

Yes, you can try it out and see the results before purchasing it. The trial version expires in 7 days.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON VIDEO COLORIZE AI

Pixbim Video Colorize AI runs on laptops or desktop computers. 

Setting the application to "quarter CPU cores" (this is at the top menu bar in "HELP") and color factor to "low" (this is the default one, the slider on the right side) will result in faster processing. 

"Single CPU core" gives a better color quality than "quarter CPU cores" but you can try it on a short duration video (under a minute video) and see the results. "Quarter CPU cores" uses more cores than "single CPU Cores" to process faster, it also consumes more RAM so it is possible that the computer can be unresponsive if RAM is less or many applications are running, you could run it during the night. Change these settings first and then load a BW video and click the "Start ..." button.

A 1-minute black and white video (30 frames per second video) takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour on CPU version and on Nvidia GPU version it takes 5 to 10 minutes. Setting the Color Factor slider (this slider is on the right side) to "High" results in slower processing, setting it to "Low" ("Low" is the default) gives faster results. In most cases Low, Medium, or High settings will give the same results with minor color improvements. We suggest keeping it low.

The speed does not depend on the image resolution but it depends on the number of frames. A 60 fps video is twice as slow as a 30 fps video.
The more the number of frames per second the slower it is because it has to colorize more frames.

Also the more the RAM memory, the better the performance. Close any unused applications so the program has more resources to use.

 

WHAT IS THE "EXPORT" OPTION USED FOR? 

In case of a computer crash or an unexpected shutdown, you can always get the part of the video that was already colorized before the computer shut down 
using the "export" option.

After starting up the computer, Open Pixbim Video Colorize AI and then load the same black and white input video.
Click on "Export" at the top menu bar and it saves the already colorized video.
(PLEASE DO NOT CLICK "START" as it starts to process the video once again from the beginning on clicking it)

Export option is also useful to see the result sample video (sample colorized video) while the video is still being processed. 

MORE INFO - 
Go to the temp folder which is %temp%  below is the path
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\PixbimVideo
and you will be able to see the colorized frames when the colorization process is running or completed.

 

Buy Pixbim Color Suprise AI from this link a license will be sent to your email

Buy Enlarge AI from this link a license will be sent to your email

Buy Pixbim Object Remover AI from this link a license will be sent to your email

 

Please use the license received in your email and activate software installed on your machine.

If you have downloaded the software then trial and licensed version software are the same so you don't need to download and install again for license activation.
Please use the license to activate, License key will be sent to your email after purchasing the software or else trial version will automatically expire in a few days, In the trial version watermarks exists on saved results.
 
If you have already downloaded the trial version then use the license to activate it. If you have not downloaded the software then please use below links to download and install the Pixbim ColorSuprise AI software.
 
DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE (SAME INSTALLER FOR BOTH TRIAL VERSION AND LICENSED VERSION)
If you have already downloaded and installed the software then ignore these steps
Please download Pixbim ColorSurprise AI software from one of the below links and install it as both have the same installer so choose only one of them. If you think downloading is slow then use the other download link and it will be faster.
 
HOW TO ACTIVATE LICENSE
After installing software, On Desktop you will have an icon which says “ Pixbim ColorSurprise AI”. Do a right click and then select “Open”.
Now software starts loading, wait for a while then the software opens up.
 
Now we need to copy and paste the below license number,  I'll explain how to copy and paste, please don't type in the license key
as letters and numbers can be very confusing.
 
HOW TO COPY AND PASTE (ignore this section if you know how to copy and paste)
Starting from first letter of your license key, left click and then drag the mouse all the way to last letter of your license key in the email.
Now you will see that all letters are highlighted in a different color. Please right click the highlighted region, you can see a list and click "copy" from the list (make sure all letters are still highlighted). So now you have copied.

 

WHERE TO PASTE THE LICENSE KEY For License Activation, In ColorSurprise AI software, click "Help" at the top left corner and then click "License Activation".
Now a window opens up. Please right click in the text area where you need to enter the license key, you will see the same list again and now click "paste". You should see the same entire license key being entered and press OK button. Your license will be activated and you will see a congrats window.

 

LET'S START STEP BY STEP ON HOW TO USE SOFTWARE
Let us see on how to use the software. After you have installed on your machine, Open Pixbim application on your system then Click “Help” at the top left corner and you can see “How to use software” click this and it shows how to use the software with images.

 

Here is an useful tutorial on Pixbim Color Surprise AI

If you want to improve the AI colored photo much further then use the "Advanced" brush tool in the top menu bar to replace colors to your desired colors
Short video showing brush feature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fnq5rqPyIU

 

In addition to that we have added steps on how to use software in a basic way in this email.

Read this if you want to, not necessary to read the below content

 
Let's see how to use the software,
In the left side you can see Load image, click that button and load a black and white image and
It starts running automatically and you see a white wheel like rotation saying GENERATING PREVIEW.
Now to save the image, See right bottom , you can see two buttons, Click “Start Process Full image and Save” button. The image will be saved.
Even the saved colored image path and image size will be displayed at top, see left of progress bar. 
That’s it you have saved a colored image. So basic is done.

 

Read this if you want to know more
We have only one slider, Let me explain what it is.
Now if you want to improve coloring more then there is slider named “Color Factor” on right side
Move that to “High” from “Low”(Default is “Low”) and the result will be better and when it's in “High” position it will be slower as computations are more.
It does more coloring when it is set to HIGH. So now load another image or same black and white image and let it run and now change the slider to “high “ and it improves coloring and you can save the image just like the way you did earlier. That’s it.
 

Let us know if you have any issues or if you face any problems.

For saving a full image in PNG or TIFF fromat, press the "START PROCESS FULL IMAGE AND SAVE" button, and a window pops up. Below is the screenshot.

save colorized photos in png

In that Window, a default file name is provided and the default image format is .JPG, you can change the image format to .PNG or .TIF.

For high-quality results please choose .PNG while saving the resultant image after you press the "START PROCESS FULL IMAGE AND SAVE" button in the window that pops up. 

I see the colorized frames but the colorized video is not saved OR picture and sound are not synchronized?

Since you are able to see colorized frames, the problem is due to the input video being in a format other than mp4,
the software can be failing to extract and add the audio to the colorized video.

 

Try this method. Convert the input black and white video to mp4 using free vlc player software (please see below on how to change to mp4) and colorize it, you should be able to save the colorized video. When the input video is in other formats, it is possible that the output colorized video is not saved even though the frames are colorized. We do support other video formats but it possible that extracting audio from input video failed.

 

Steps to convert to MP4 in VLC player (VLC player is free open source software and easy to use) -  

1) Open the VLC player, Go to Media (at the top menu bar in VLC), and press Convert/Save
2) Press Add button and then select the video
3) Press Convert/Save and then in the next window that opens up, make sure the 'Profile' is Video - H.264+MP3 (MP4)
and under Destination, click Browse and select the output video file name, Now choose the location where you would like to save the video, and click Start.
Wait for a while and the video will be saved in MP4 format (This is the latest format and it will also save hard disk space).

 

NOTE - IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COLORIZED THE VIDEO BUT COLORIZED VIDEO IS NOT SEEN OR AUDIO IS OUT-OF-SYNC THEN AFTER CONVERTING THE INPUT VIDEO TO .MP4 FORMAT, KEEP THE INPUT FILE NAME (INPUT BLACK AND WHITE VIDEO FILE NAME) THE SAME AS PREVIOUS ONE, ONLY THE FILE EXTENSION CHANGES (FOR EXAMPLE from .webp to .mp4)
IF THE INPUT VIDEO FILE NAME IS SAME THEN SOFTWARE RECOGNIZES THE VIDEO IS COLORIZED IN THE PAST
AND YOU CAN SAVE THE COLORIZING TIME, since the frames are already colorized - it takes the frames and makes a colorized video.

 

If you are facing any issues with long duration video (more than 1 hour input video) ?

Example - It was a 1 hour 30 minutes input video so extracting frames takes time, colorizing the frames is smooth but it takes time,
making a video from colorized frames takes time (it shows as not responding), but we need to wait when the software shows a window that says - making a video please wait, the result will be generated.
Points to noted - the black and white folder (in temp folder) was 18 GB, so if the input videos
is of a longer duration then make it into a 20 minutes or 30 minutes video, colorize them and then merge them in VLC.
or else you need a lot of hard disk free space and it takes time to colorize videos. It is always better to handle short duration videos.

Below is a free software VLC software to split and merge videos.
You can join two videos or split videos using a free software such as VLC media player

How to split videos in VLC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCv6ncqwijQ

Below is the procedure to merge videos in VLC software
https://www.animaker.com/hub/how-to-merge-videos-in-vlc/

 

I see black and white images on left side view and right side view, I see no colorization [happens only with Video Colorize AI GPU version]?

This issue is seen on some Nvidia GPUs with low VRAM (VRAM is an important factor on GPUs). This is caused due to GPU memory issues because of low VRAM. Try on a low resolution video.

There are several reasons for this error code 1082

1) Pixbim ColorSurprise AI is not compatible with an image in .webp format eventhough processing will be successful and it shows the preview but while saving it shows this error. Please convert input image from .webp format to .jpg format so that you can save the colored image.

2) Not enough RAM, Please close all unused applications as sometimes not having enough memory (RAM memory ) can have problems saving an image and software shows this error. Try to load a small sized black and white photo instead of a bigger sized photo so that program does not need more memory and then save this small image and see if it works. You can see the size of the image such as height and width on the top left side beside the progress bar. If you can save a smaller image but are unable to save a bigger image implies that memory is the issue.

Processing on a large sized full image takes some time as it needs to do lot of mathematical operations, Close unused applications as sometimes unused applications take lot of resources.

PixBim has no-questions-asked-30-day-refund-policy

If you are not happy with any of our products, Send us an email within 30 days of your purchase and we will do a refund.

If you need a refund, send us an email specifying your order number to contact@pixbim.com

Our support team will let you know that your refund has been processed.

Send an email to us if you have any questions or issues, our email is contact@pixbim.com

 

Pixbim programs run on laptops or desktop computers.

 

System Requirements For Color Surprise AI

Pixbim ColorSurprise AI runs on both Windows and Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most systems are 64 bit systems.

Mac or iMac - 10.13 High Sierra and above

 

Tablets & iPads - Our Pixbim applications do not currently run on iOS or Android devices.

Linux - We currently do not support Linux-based operating systems.

 

Pixbim programs run on laptops or desktop computers.

 

System Requirements For Object Remover AI, Unblur Shake AI, and AI Enlarge

Object Remover AI, Unblur Shake AI, and AI Enlarge run on only Windows and not on Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

 

Tablets & iPads - Our Pixbim applications do not currently run on iOS or Android devices.

Linux - We currently do not support Linux-based operating systems.

 

Pixbim programs run on laptops or desktop computers.

 

System requirements for Video Colorize AI

Video Colorize AI can be installed on Windows and not on Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

System memory (RAM) - 8GB and higher is recommended for improved performance - RAM is mentioned because video applications need more processing when compared to photo applications.

 

System requirements for Animate Photos AI

Animate Photos AI can be installed on Windows and not on Mac 

Operating System Requirements - 

Windows - Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 (64 bit only). Most laptops and desktop computers are 64 bit systems.

Mac - Not supported.

System memory (RAM) - 8GB and higher is recommended for improved performance (on 4GB RAM it will be slower).

 

Tablets & iPads - Our Pixbim applications do not currently run on iOS or Android devices.

Linux - We currently do not support Linux-based operating systems.

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