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Topaz B&W Effects is a software plug-in that helps you convert color photos into beautiful monochrome images. It uses a unique B&W conversion engine that emphasizes tone and texture in order to help you get B&W images that pop.
"The more I use B&W Effects, the more I love it. It gives me the ability to select from hundreds of available presets and then fine-tune them to make each image unique."
"I found it really easy to get the black and white look I was looking for. With a few clicks and under 30 seconds, I was done: it was quick, fun, and easy."
"There are areas where Photoshop just doesn't perform as well. If my goal is to end up with a beautiful and creative result that doesn't look too contrived, I turn to Topaz B&W Effects."
"Topaz B&W Effects is so intuitive that I'm able to quickly experiment with different looks. Other software lacks both features and ease of use."
A recurring theme in Topaz B&W Effects is that it helps you replicate traditional workflows with a modern twist. For example, traditionally you control tone with color filters, but in B&W Effects you can tweak the specific color and intensity of that filter.
Another example: traditionally you’d have to manually dodge and burn your photos for good contrast. While Topaz B&W Effects still lets you to do this, it also offers a faster way: the Adaptive Exposure feature takes inspiration from modern HDR processing techniques to quickly create incredible tonal contrast and texture detail.
Have you ever converted a B&W image and been surprised at how flat it looks? You'll never have that problem again. Topaz B&W Effects is an end-to-end workflow for B&W photography that will help you consistently create stunning images.
Tonal contrast is everything in a B&W image. Instead of simply desaturating your image, Topaz B&W Effects converts color information into beautiful and natural image tones.
Add more visual impact with darker blacks and whiter whites in your photos.
Get natural results taken directly from your original image’s color information.
Built-in Zone System tool to help you get the optimal exposure and tone in every image.
B&W Effects is designed to let you create any kind of B&W look that you desire. Some of the most beautiful of these have their roots in film photography. Topaz B&W Effects helps you recreate that authentic film feel.
Apply color filters in post-processing to create different moods in your image.
Use authentic film grain styles that were physically scanned from real film.
B&W Effects includes over 200 hand-crafted effects from eight curated collections: Traditional, Toned, Stylized, Cyanotype, Albumen, Platinum, Opalotype, and Van Dyke Brown.
Single-click B&W presets can inspire you and significantly speed up your workflow.
Create your own effects from scratch or customize existing ones, then save them to use later.
Add creative finishing touches to your photos, including artistic styles, vignettes, and borders
"Most people forget the importance of mid-gray tones. Mid-grays are what gives substance to a B&W image and makes it juicy - they tell the story. I love how Topaz B&W Effects handles the mid-greys in a very subtle and precise way."
"Topaz is hands down my favorite plug-in and I use it daily. It's easy and intuitive, which allows me to tap into my creative juices and make the images I imagined in the field."