B/W Styler is a tool
for performing impressive black and white conversions, creating
traditional b&w effects and visually styling b&w photos.
B/W Styler is available as a Photoshop-compatible plugin
for Windows and MacOS X as well as a standalone
application and Lightroom external editor for Windows. The
plugin works in dozens of graphics applications, including Photoshop,
Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, Photo-Paint, PhotoImpact
and IrfanView. All versions support batch processing and process
RGB images with 8-bit and 16-bit/channel. The B/W Styler standalone
application supports JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, Camera Raw and DNG
image formats among others.
Styler simulates the whole workflow of B/W photography from
shooting a photo to processing it in the lab and framing the
end result. It recreates the look of films, lens filters,
lab effects and photo papers that are popular in traditional
black and white photography, but it even goes beyond that. Starting
with a color photo B/W Styler lets you produce stunning B/W
images that are not possible with B/W film. B/W Styler uses
the whole contrast range of color photos to achieve dramatic
b&w images. B/W Styler can transform dull color photos into
interesting B/W pictures. Additionally you can enrich the b&w
images by colorizing them, manipulating brightness and contrast,
masking certain image areas, adding soft focus and glow effects,
simulating film grain, adding special effects and framing the
For Beginners as well as Experts
B/W Styler contains
modes for inexperienced, intermediate and advanced users. All
modes of B/W Styler are connected and work together, so you
can gradually add more effects and style your b&w image
by switching from one mode to the other.
As a start Photographer's
Mode lets you choose between a lot of presets in one compact
dialog, e.g. b&w film type, ISO rating, lens filters, lab development
strategy, paper type, color toner, special lab effects and more.
These effects can then be adjusted in ten simple modes,
each of which concentrates only on one aspect. Additionally
there are five special effect modes for doing special
b&w conversions, selective b&w, split color, vignette blur and
More advanced users
can also use the B/W Quick Mode for doing sophisticated
b&w conversions with the help of 16 different controls. Finally,
you can fine-tune your image in Expert Mode with the
help of dozens of effect features, more than one hundred controls
and almost two hundred local presets.
Why B/W Styler Is Different
B/W Styler offers the
whole range of b&w tools and related effects in a single
plugin. So you don't need to waste your time switching between
different filters all the time. B/W Styler provides six different
techniques for b&w conversion while most other tools offer
only one or two. One of these b&w conversion methods (Split
B/W) is not available with any other tool.
Additionally B/W Styler
uses the color contrast of photos effectively to achieve more
distinctive b&w photos. Other tools try to simulate the look
of b&w films with only a few color sliders whereas B/W Styler
gives you detailed control over the whole color spectrum.
Additionally if you switch your 24bit color image to 16bit per
channel before running B/W Styler, it will produce higher
quality b&w conversions, which will be retained even after
you switch back to 8bit per channel.
Unlike other tools B/W
Styler also supplies a wide range of masking features
for selectively addressing certain parts of an image. It features
three different types of modes for beginners, advanced people
and experts, so users can become more experienced without
the need to switch to another tool. Best of all, B/W Styler
is available at an affordable price. It offers more features
and possibilities than other tools in the same price range.
Windows 64-bit Plugin
Upgrade: People who purchased
the Windows version in May 2009 or later receive the Windows
64-bit plugin for free. Other users can upgrade for $14.95.
Please contact us with your
64-bit Plugin Upgrade: People who purchased the Mac
version in July 2010 or later receive the 64-bit version for
free. Other users can upgrade for $19.95. Please contact
us with your order details.
you are a registered user of Windows plugin, you can buy the
Standalone/Lightroom version for $19.95. Please contact
us with your order details.
If you have any questions
about B/W Styler, please don't hesitate to contact