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Why Convert HDR Photos to Black and White

A lot of people wonder why on earth you would want to convert a high dynamic range (HDR) image to black and white. In general, you should convert an HDR photo to black and white for the same reasons you [more…]

Emphasize Contrast and Tone in Black-and-White HDR Photos

High dynamic range (HDR) photography excels at emphasizing contrast — and not just in color but in black and white, too. Black-and-white photos are beautiful studies in contrast. With color removed from [more…]

Solve HDR Color Problems with Black and White

Sometimes color high dynamic range (HDR) photos just don’t look good. For whatever reason, this photo, a single-exposure HDR image, is such a case. The color version, as you can see, just isn’t that interesting [more…]

When to Convert HDR to Black and White

One option to create black-and-white high dynamic range (HDR) images is to convert your color photos to black and white before using them to generate the HDR image. You have two options to choose from [more…]

Convert HDR Raw Images to Black and White

If you convert your high dynamic range (HDR) images during Raw conversion, you must shoot your images and brackets in Raw and be prepared to convert them to black and white in your favorite Raw converter [more…]

Convert Tone Mapped HDR to Black and White

There are a number of methods to convert a color, tone mapped high dynamic range (HDR) image to black and white after the HDR process. Use your favorite image editor [more…]

Convert HDR to Black and White in Elements

If you want to convert your high dynamic range (HDR) images to black and white, Photoshop Elements has a handy Convert to Black and White feature that gives you some creative control over the process. [more…]

Convert HDR to Grayscale with a Gradient Map

Most people don’t think of using gradient maps to convert high dynamic range (HDR) images to black and white (also known as grayscale), but the results are very good. A gradient map is nothing more than [more…]

Convert HDR to Black and White in Photoshop

Photoshop has a very powerful tool to convert color high dynamic range (HDR) images to black and white. It gives you a significant degree of control over how the final image looks. You can turn blue skies [more…]

Black-and-White HDR: Colorize with Elements Color Variations Tool

One option for colorizing black-and-white high dynamic range (HDR) images in Photoshop Elements is to use the Color Variations tool. Several controls are available here with which you can increase or decrease [more…]

Black-and-White HDR: Colorize with the Photoshop Duotone Tool

Colorizing (often called tinting or toning) black-and-white high dynamic range (HDR) images overlays one, two, or more colors over the black-and-white image, resulting in an aged or other creative effect [more…]

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