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Converting to Black and White

To convert your image to black and white, tap on an image to open it in Loupe view, and then tap on the Edit icon in the Action options at the bottom of the screen. When the adjustment tiles appear, tap on the shutter icon on the far left of the tiles and, from the Adjust pop-up menu, tap on Color/B&W to bring up a vertical row of color dots over the right side of your image. Now, in the left side of the adjustment tiles, tap on the B&W tile to convert the image to black and white, but you’ll notice that the vertical row of color dots still appears over the image. That’s so you can tweak the black-and-white version of the image by moving the color sliders. For example, in this image, if you drag the blue dot, it controls the sky (even though the sky is now black and white). Dragging to the left darkens the sky; dragging to the right lightens it. You’ll drag some color dots and nothing will happen in the image—that’s because that color didn’t appear in the color image. So, since moving it would have no effect on the color version, it surely won’t have an effect on the black-and-white version. But, if the image has green grass, and you drag the green dot, this will affect the darkness/brightness of the green areas in your black-and-white image. If you’re not sure what affects what (or you forget which colors are in the color image), just tap-and-drag the dots, and you’ll instantly see which sliders adjust which areas.

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