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Klaus DK Apr 20, 2004 12:50 PM

Black/white photo - GOOD TO KNOW!!!
 
I often get a question from users of my website, what method I use for converting colorimages to BW's. I've made this example...
(from a TIFF file => BW=> the JPG you see)

1. From RGB to BW, using the greayscale mode in Photoshop.

http://www.hertz-ladiges.com/steve/11.jpg

2. Fron RGB to BW, using the desaturation option in Photoshop.

http://www.hertz-ladiges.com/steve/11.jpg

It's pretty obvious that the method no. 1 doesn't have the same number of greyscale tones as method no. 2.

(if you cant see any difference - download the photos and compare in i.e. Acdsee. You'll see a huge difference!)

If you have to choose between these two methods, use no. 2.

If you want an even more advanced way of BW convertion, please to go my website for additional info. See the Photoshop section.

Klaus DK Apr 20, 2004 2:06 PM

Re: Black/white photo - GOOD TO KNOW!!!
 
SORRY! FIRST POST WAS WITH TWO IDENTICAL SHOTS. THIS IS THE CORRECT PHOTOS!
I often get a question from users of my website, what method I use for converting colorimages to BW's. I've made this example...
(from a TIFF file => BW=> the JPG you see)

1. From RGB to BW, using the greayscale mode in Photoshop.

http://www.hertz-ladiges.com/steve/10.jpg

2. From RGB to BW, using the desaturation option in Photoshop.

http://www.hertz-ladiges.com/steve/11.jpg

It's pretty obvious that the method no. 1 doesn't have the same number of greyscale tones as method no. 2.

(if you cant see any difference - download the photos and compare in i.e. Acdsee. You'll see the difference!)

If you have to choose between these two methods, use no. 2.

If you want an even more advanced way of BW convertion, please to go my website for additional info. See the Photoshop section

cowboy43 Apr 20, 2004 8:20 PM

Thanks so much for the tutorial klaus...I don't shoot alot of B&W because I don't know how to fix them very good in PS but I think with this information I will start doing more Thanks again..


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