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Chapter 4. Editing Photos > To make a photo black-and-white or sepia

To make a photo black-and-white or sepia

  • Click the B & W or Sepia button in the edit pane or the image-editing window's toolbar, or-click and choose B & W or Sepia from the contextual menu.

✓ Tips

  • To decide whether you like the color or black-and-white/sepia version of a photo better, press and release a few times to toggle instantly between the “before” (Figure 4.23) and “after” (Figure 4.24) views of your photo. If you don't like the change, choose Undo Convert to B &W/Sepia () from the Edit menu.

    Figure 4.23. To convert a photo to black-and-white, switch to edit mode and click the B & W button. Here I'm converting a picture of my grandfather reading the newspaper to avoid a few distracting color elements from the cover photo and his shirt.

    Figure 4.24. I like it a bit better in black-and-white; sepia also works well for this photo, since it gives it a more old-time feel.

  • Another way to compare color and black-and-white/sepia versions of the same photo is to open it twice in separate editing windows (this works best if you have multiple monitors attached to your Mac).


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