Sometimes you might need to make your color photo black-and-white. You can easily achieve this result using the AVS Photo Editor program. Besides you can adjust some additional settings to make the image look the way you want.
Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the AVSPhotoEditor.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.
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First of all run AVS Photo Editor. To do that find the corresponding program icon on your desktop and double-click it.
If you unchecked the Create desktop icon box during the installation, you can run the program from the Start menu. Please follow Start > All Programs > AVS4YOU > Image > AVS Photo Editor.
After the program was launched, click the Browse tab on the left side of the window. In the Folders section you will see the folder tree that represents the files and folders structure of your computer. Open the necessary folders by left-clicking them. The contents of the folder that contains the image file you want to edit will be displayed in the panel situated at the bottom of the window and in the Preview Area as thumbnails. Double-click the necessary image and it will be displayed occupying the whole Preview Area.
As soon as you select an image by double-clicking it, the Edit tab will be opened. There you can see a number of sections situated one under another. Find the Presets section and left-click it once.
After that the section will open to let you view and select a preset from the list. Click the Black and White High Contrast preset.
In the Preview Area you will see your picture getting black-and-white. This effect will be achieved by desaturing the photo and adding more contrast and brightness to it. If you are not satisfied with the result you can still correct some tone settings. For this purpose click the Tone Corrections section.
The following tone correction settings will appear:
To adjust some of the settings drag an indicator along the slider or enter a value in the field next to the slider using the keyboard depending on the setting you want to change and then press the Enter key. After that view the result in the Preview Area.
You can experiment with these settings as you wish. If the result doesn't satisfy your needs, you can undo the last editing action by pressing the Undo button or bring the image back to its original state by pressing the Reset button. These buttons are situated at the bottom of the Edit tab.
You can also adjust other available settings, such as:
As soon as the needed photo is edited, you can save it. To do that click the File section of the Main Menu situated in the upper left corner of the program window.
Here you can select one of the save options:
After clicking the Save As option, the following window will pop up to let you enter a certain name for your image file and select its location:
Enter a name within the File name field and select a location using the navigation buttons on the left or the Save in dropdown list. Then click the Save button at the bottom of the window.
That's all! So easily you can make your color photo black-and-white.