Converting to Black and White

Jul 27th, 2008, 02:48 AM
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Converting to Black and White

For those of us without the time or "skill" to convert photos to Black and White here is a link to a plug in which takes all of the hard work out of it.

I do not work for nor do I have any association with Nik Software
Jul 27th, 2008, 04:29 AM
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AFAIK Nik plugins are payable. I could be wrong. I know they were in the past.

Anyway, there's free alternatives out there. For those too lazy to google around; here's a package of actions I use 99% of the time:

It does BW, Sepia and all kinds of color tones with the ease of a mouse click. Just fiddle around with switching on and off the layers it creates.

Installing; put the unzipped atn file somewhere safe in your PhotoShop folder, and then drag & drop it in a running PS session.

By the way; you'd be surprised at how many of the pro wedding shooters on FredMiranda use this plugin. Wink wink nudge nudge.


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Jul 27th, 2008, 06:55 AM
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Picasa is free and couldn't be easier.
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Jul 28th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Bookmarking. Thanks for the links!
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Jul 28th, 2008, 08:03 PM
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i have tried about every plugin imaginable without success for black and white images, and last week i tried the Nik Silver Efex plugin and loved it. i didn't love the price, however.

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Jul 28th, 2008, 09:51 PM
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Thom Hogan, The Nikon Man, has been trying the Silver Efex plugin and getting beautiful results.
Same program/plugin I think referenced by sniktawk and jgardner above.

regards - tom
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Jul 28th, 2008, 11:18 PM
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It should be good I have just looked up the price! Not for hobbyists unless you are really keen on Balck & White.
Jul 29th, 2008, 05:01 AM
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apparently there is a $50 discount for NAPP members.
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