What if you have a few hundred color photos and the project you’re working on demands the color be stripped out and the image turned to grayscale? Batch processing is your friend, and in that regard, not all Mac photo enhancement apps are equal. What you need is one that tweaks to black and white into an art form.
From Color To No Color
Black and white photos are an art form unto itself and converting a color image to grayscale or monochrome is not just a point and click exercise. Likewise, applying specific monochrome settings to a few hundred photos could be tedious, time consuming, and fraught with the potential for error.
Use Monochrome instead. This not-as-simple-as-it-looks utility is more than a one-trick pony app that actually does much more than you expect, but expect this.
Color photos or images get converted to monochrome, grayscale, black and white– with a click, yes, but there’s more going on; more options, more tools.
Monochrome can convert many photos at once, but color photos have a number of options to create improved black and white versions, including preview, conversion method, effects, color re-mapping, color desaturation, and much more.
Batch image conversions work in the background so you can improve your workflow and move on to other images. Likewise, Previews come with many different modes; original, converted, two overlay mode, two stacked mode, side-by-side.
Printing is somewhat passé in the age of online sharing, but Monochrome provides three separate templates to print images on a page. You can even click to get a dynamically generated slide show of your photos; already converted.
No Mac photo app is complete without a few dozen additional effects. Monochrome isn’t just a one-trick pony, but also comes with nearly three dozen effects; from edge burning to motion blurring to x-rays; all with a click.
Not cheap, but nicely done, and the batch changes make it worth the extra coin.