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    Convert Color Photos to Grayscale

    Hi,

    Does anybody know of a software that can batch convert color photos to grayscale. Simply converting from RGB or CMYK to Grayscale in Photoshop does not produce nice black and white photos.

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    To convert files, better use third-party plugins.
    Batch conversion is even in IrfanView, but its quality is terrible.

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    in Photoshop CS5

    command+alt+shit+B

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    This is the best method without using plug-ins is described here: [URL="http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WS1B7B60D9-C2BF-4706-862C-B539CB8A5C3Ca.html"]Convert a color image to black and white[/URL].



    You can create an action to batch convert many images.

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    Hi
    you need convert Photos to pdf
    then use The following method batch Convert Color Photos to Grayscale

    Four kinds of methods!
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    Camera Raw

    Use PhotoShop's Camera Raw - it will give you better results.

    Here's a detailed article on how to get good B&W conversion:
    http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1661089

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geppo1982 View Post
    If you are looking for a plug-in I could suggest [URL="http://www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro/usa/entry.php"]Silver Efex Pro[/URL]. Is allows to create beautiful artistic black & white photos.
    I tried downloading a trial of this program following your suggestion. Very nice Photoshop utility!!!

    Do we have patch for this?

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    i think even paint can do this right?

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    I'm not sure about batch convert but I started using AlienSkin Exposure as a Photoshop plugin. It has some great photo effects and a variety of different film profiles for different B&W effects. After you apply the effect to one photo, you could quickly hit ctrl (cmd) + F to apply the same effect to all the other photos.

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    The best way is with Silverefex Pro 2.

    lackylack

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    For me the easiest way in Photoshop was always:

    adjustments->hue/saturation
    and setting the saturation to -100

    if you have a lot of files you can create a droplet with this setings

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    The simplest way is with Photoshop.
    Should make prior to grayscale (Control + U) and then change the file structure to grayscale.
    Record a action and run it of whole folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bziubek View Post
    For me the easiest way in Photoshop was always:

    adjustments->hue/saturation
    and setting the saturation to -100

    if you have a lot of files you can create a droplet with this setings
    I also use this method and had no complaints

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    Silverefex Pro 2

    I use Silverefex Pro 2 for my own fine art photography and for giclee printing. The control and zone system functionality are amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorBlade View Post
    Hi,

    Does anybody know of a software that can batch convert color photos to grayscale. Simply converting from RGB or CMYK to Grayscale in Photoshop does not produce nice black and white photos.
    photoshop is the best for image process. a good picture depends your experience

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