Noteworthy: Best Software For Black and White Photography

In Article, Black and White Photography, Software on June 27, 2010 at 11:11 am


Tim Grey has a nice survey at Outdoor Photographer of currently available software that aids in Black and White conversions of digital photographs.

For the annual OP Black-And-White Special issue, it’s fitting that we look at software that will help you take the most control over your black-and-white images. Despite all the advances of digital photography and imaging, photographers, and particularly nature photographers, are still drawn to the special look of black-and-white. The software companies have taken note, and they’re producing better and better tools for controlling your black-and-white images.

While Photoshop offers powerful and flexible tools for creating and fine-tuning black-and-white images from your color originals, there are many other options available. (For a look at how to use Photoshop to create the ultimate black-and-white image file for producing fine-art prints to be framed and hung on the wall, see Ming Tshing’s article "Your Perfect Black-And-White Print" in this issue.) Each of the software packages we cover in this article offers a unique set of options and controls to enable you to produce a beautiful result.

We use a number of these packages and will do an in depth review soon on one favorite: Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software.

For the full review: Outdoor Photographer

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