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Lightroom Transformations: Realizing your vision with Adobe Lightroom plus Photoshop, First Edition by Martin Evening

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7. Black-and-White Conversions

SMART WAYS TO CONVERT YOUR IMAGES

From Color to Mono

The best way to create black-and-white photographs is to capture your images in a raw format and carry out the color to black-and-white conversion in Lightroom. This gives you the ultimate flexibility to process the original raw color capture almost any way you like. All of this can be decided at the postediting stage, as opposed to choosing a black-and-white JPEG mode setting in the camera. The reason that is a bad idea is that the black-and-white conversion will then be fixed at the time of shooting. A similar argument can be made for professional cameras that have been designed to shoot in a raw black-and-white mode only. Again, you lose out on the ability ...

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