Here's An Easy Way to Turn Your Digital Snapshots into Dramatic
Black & White Photographs
Back in my day, I'd shoot with Tri-X film in my
big Nikon and develop Black & White photos in my
basement darkroom. I'd be glad when I got nice
contrast and details and no fingerprints.
Now, digital cameras and smart phones are so
much easier to use and, really, give much better
results. Was something lost when the old
darkroom became a storage closet? Perhaps. But,
now we have a place to store the Christmas
decorations and I can still play around with
Black & White photos by editing the digital
If you'd like have some more dramatic
photographs, why not try Black & White? You can
convert your digital images using Photoshop,
Lightbox or any of dozens of free, online photo
Just go to any of the online photo editors
listed below and browse to upload a photo from
your computer, phone or disk. Then, click on the
"Greyscale" button. Save the B&W image and
you're done. Or, try to be Ansel Adams and tweak
your photo for sharp details and a range of
tones from true black to bright white. Adjust the
shadows, brightness and contrast until you have
just the right image. Save it, print it, and
frame it. Black & White photos are ART, right?
>>> Click on the "Photo Effects" wand in the
Find a few black and white options by clicking on the "Effects"
wand in the left-hand column.
Pixlr.com >>> Join me in the "too old"
crowd. Click on the "Effect" filmstrip at the bottom of the
page. Then select "Tool Old" for some black and white options.
LunaPic.com >>> Just upload your photo and let LunaPic do