If you try to fancy up your photos as much as I do, you’ll love this gem. Nothing like turning a photo black & white to give it some drama and especially to make a beautiful moment more nostalgic. That being said, simply clicking the “black & white” button does a good job, but here is how to really make it a true BLACK and WHITE. Here’s the photo we started with.
Next, change the photo to black & white. Most photo editors have a simple click to make this happen. However, it doesn’t exactly turn to black and white…more like grey and greyer.
Next, brighten your photo using the brightness/contrast feature on your photo editing software. Here, I increased brightness to 63, but you can adjust to whatever looks best. What this does is bring out the whites of the photo.
Finally, increase the “black” color of your photo. Different photo editors do this in a variety of ways, so if you are unsure, use the help tool and type, “increase black”. This makes the blacks in the photo more crips, resulting in a more black and white photo, rather than just a grey one. Here is the final product…
This will really make your fancy pants photos even fancier!