How to Convert a Photo to Black & White in PhotoImpact

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How to Convert a Photo to Black & White in PhotoImpact
Make a dramatic impression and convert your colour photos to black and white with PhotoImpact.. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Although colour photography is impressive, converting some photos to black and white creates an appealing and dramatic effect. One feature of Ulead's PhotoImpact software, a comprehensive photo editing program for the PC, allows you to toggle hue, saturation and contrast to transform a colour photo into a black and white image. This photo enhancement tool also allows you to view real-time changes to the image, showing the before and after versions of your photo on a split screen.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click "File" in PhotoImpact and then "Open." Select the photo you wish to convert.

  2. 2

    Select "Format" from the menu bar once your photo appears, and then click "Hue & Saturation." A screen appears showing your photo along with numerous editing options.

  3. 3

    Click the "Dual View" tab to compare the before and after images as you adjust the settings.

  4. 4

    Under "Method," select "Colorize." This option makes the image monochromatic, appearing in different shades of the same colour.

  5. 5

    Drag the three sliders labelled "Hue," "Saturation" and "Contrast" all the way to the left to remove colour.

  6. 6

    Click "OK" once you are satisfied with the after image.

Tips and warnings

  • Save the picture after applying the changes.

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