I'm not sure if I'm in the right section, but I'm wondering if it's possible to use an Adobe program to restore actual colors in a black and white photo? I don't want add color by imagining or guessing; I need to determine the real colors. This might not even be possible, but if it is, please tell me what I can use.
That's where the artistry comes into play when they colorize old movies.
A lady wears a nice dress: is it greeen or purple? It looks gray.
A baby comes home from the hospital cute new baby clothes: pink or blue? They look light gray.
That's a nice school tie that guy's wearing: use the wrong colors on the stripes, and he's at a different school. But they're nothing more than varying shades of gray.
If there's one thing missing in a B&W photograph, it's any vestige of color information. All you have is gray scale. You may NEED to determine the real colors, but without a color photograph to use as a reference image, you're out of luck.