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Old Sep 23, 2002, 8:28 PM   #1
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What about shooting in black and white using digi. Can you record in b&w? Would this lower pixel requiremenr. Can you control contrast/
Finally any camera and/or printer better for this kind of work?
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Old Sep 23, 2002, 9:38 PM   #2
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yes you can record in B/W at least in my D7i and soon D7hi. most upper end digicams have it available.
as far as pixel requirement i don't quite understand what you mean. if you asking about a lower resolution. i still shoot at highest res.
with PS 7 its just like in a darkroom.
the epson 2200. it is a seven color printer the first 5 being the usual colors and then 2 levels of black for better grading of the gray scale and a optional black for matte paper.


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Even if the B/W feature is not built in the camera, the image can be modified to a monochrome image just by the click of a button on a PC using the image manipulation softwares like Irfanview, Adobe Photoshop etc.
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this is true
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If the cam has B&W mode (Fuji 602 does), you shoot and record at the same resolution but because the files contain only grey levels and exclude colour data, they are a lot smaller and quicker to save.

If you shoot colour and throw it away in photo editing, resolution should be the same, you just put up with more info on flash than you need.
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thanks to all for their help
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Everything I have read suggests shooting in color and then converting. There are a lot of magazine articles, as well as forum posts, on this subject.

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