How to Make an Image Black and White

Edited by Pat Bitton

April 29, 2021

Despite all the advantages of color photography, monochrome photos remain popular. No wonder, as they bring a particular distinctiveness and depth to images. Black-and-white images encourage us to pay more attention to the shape and texture of objects. In addition, using grayscale is a good way to restore color photos with issues. If your photos were taken in poor light, a black-and-white photo editor will help you overcome any flaws.

In fact, with the help of a black-and-white filter, you can quickly improve almost any photo. No matter the view point or viewing angle of your image, or whether you forgot to set the black-and-white mode when you were shooting, there’s no need to worry! We have software for making it better: Movavi Picverse will help you make a photo black and white. Download the appropriate version of the program and follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1. Install Movavi’s Black and White Photo Maker

Download the installation file, then click on it twice. After the installation starts, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Step 2. Add Your Photo

Hit the Browse for Images button to open the file you want to edit. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop the pic into the working area.

Step 3. Make the Image Black and White

To make the picture black and white, switch over to the Effects tab and choose Grayscale from the list on the right. To adjust the intensity of the shading, move the slider to the left in the selected area and then click the checkmark button. To compare an edited image with the original, press the Before/After icon at the top right of the window.

Step 4. Save the Edited Image

Congratulations! You’ve just turned your photo into black and white. Сlick the Save icon in the top right-hand corner to save the photo to disk. Now you know how to apply a black-and-white filter to your images. Convert any photo to black and white in just a few clicks!

*The free version of Movavi Picverse has the following restrictions: you can save up to 10 images with added watermark, screenshots are disabled. Learn more

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