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Old Aug 14, 2004, 9:55 PM   #1
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This is my first DSLR. I like to take black & white photos, but D70 does not seem have it as an option. I'm guessing DSLRdoes not let you take black & white just color.

Please tellwhat to do.
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Old Aug 14, 2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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No, the D70 does not have the option of taking B&W photos. You'll have to do that with software such as PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro. You can achieve excellent results with a bit of practice.
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Old Aug 14, 2004, 11:14 PM   #3
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it's better to take the shot in color and convert it on the pc....that way you can have the picture in color if you want it..unlike if you take it in b/w it dumps the color data....

if you have photoshop, i'll tell you some quick ways to make them b/w..

there are 4 ways i know....two that are simple and fast....and two that give you the most control...so if you have it, post...and i'll tell ya

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Old Aug 15, 2004, 11:02 PM   #4
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 11:25 PM   #5
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Hellp photosbyvito,

I have photoshope 6 & 7. I would really appreciate if you couldexplain the best way to do this. And I should probably take the shot in a RAW format so that I can mak a change without any data loss.

Thanks in advance.


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Old Aug 16, 2004, 12:04 AM   #6
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well...photoshop 7

you can.....

1) go to image, adjustments, desaturate

2) go to image, mode, Greyscale
more complicated ways...but you have more control...
3) go to image, adjustments, channel mixer
then a window will come up..with sliders for red, green, and blue...and you move them around to make different details (the colors lol) brighter darker..make sure you click "monotone" or "monochromatic" somewhere...i don't remember where..i'm not positive that's the words...lol...something that sounds like it would be b/w...
hit ok when your done...and there ya go

4) Image, Calculations...
pretty much the same thing with channel mixer, but you have to deal with layer modes....lighten,darken,multiply,overlay...differe nce..all those...you'll have to get used to which ones do wat...but i'd stick to lighten,multiply,darken, and maybe overlay for now...you adjust the opacity for the mixing channels....then you go down to the bottom...that shows the output
and change it to "new document" instead of "new channel"

ok...the best way, i've found, is channel mixer....but desaturate does pretty good...for how fast it is...

well...hope this helps...

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Old Aug 16, 2004, 7:19 AM   #7
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Thanks. I'll try it.

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Old Aug 16, 2004, 10:58 AM   #8
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Keep in mind that then lack of a "black and White" option in the D70 is not a handicap per se. Even those cameras that provide such an option are actually taking the picture in color and then internally converting the image.

Even though I also like B&W, you're much better off doing this conversion via your own software.

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