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Show as black & white (and sepia)
« on: April 24, 2008, 06:13:35 AM »
PM is a great tool to show images to clients.

Therefore a function that does a quick b&w version (and maybe a quick sepia version as well) would be great!
The next level: incorporate this into the web galleries ...

Thomas

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 09:09:55 AM »
Thomas, are you talking about *purely* for viewing purposes i.e. in contact-sheet and preview windows? Or actual conversion of teh photos to B&W e.g. when copying files?

I would be interested in the former as an option, sometimes it's interesting to see color pix in B&W for editing purposes - something like a "View in B&W" tickbox on the contact sheet window. But only if it could be fairly instant for viewing only and not make actual conversions.

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 04:07:50 AM »
Yes, only as a rough preview option. Quick & dirty.

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 11:25:26 AM »
I would add my weight to this request. Just a quick short-cut to display image in monochrome would suffice. As professionals we know what an image would look like in B&W but sometimes the client can't make the imaginative leap so a quick B&W preview would be helpful.

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 01:22:17 PM »
While this may have already been requested earlier (not sure), I support this request (purely for viewing) too.

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 05:44:40 AM »
Hi

Any further down the line with adding this feature ?

I really do miss it on occasional jobs & have to revert to using Lightroom which I hate doing for ingesting

You did say you would consider it at one stage & I am guessing it can't be hard to implement

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Steve

BTW I am not bothered about sepia. Just B&W would be great

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 06:30:48 AM »
Steve,

Any further down the line with adding this feature ?

I really do miss it on occasional jobs & have to revert to using Lightroom which I hate doing for ingesting

You did say you would consider it at one stage & I am guessing it can't be hard to implement

It is indeed not really hard to do, as long as a simple application of a profile would be good enough (meaning not needing a bunch of controls to customize the b&w conversion.)

-Kirk

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010, 07:29:38 AM »
Steve,

It is indeed not really hard to do, as long as a simple application of a profile would be good enough (meaning not needing a bunch of controls to customize the b&w conversion.)

-Kirk


Hi Kirk

Thanks for reply ...speedy as ever

Absolutely no sophistication required.

I was thinking in terms simply of a check-box 'View in Black and White' which toggles the profile (both for contact sheet and previews)

Actually, thinking about it, could it just be a third toggle option on your Manage Colors button ?

Thanks again

Steve

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 07:32:50 AM »
Actually, thinking about it, could it just be a third toggle option on your Manage Colors button ?

That would be an elegant way to do it, hope it happens.....

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2010, 01:29:43 AM »
This feature will be great! I like the idea..

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Re: Show as black & white (and sepia)
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 08:15:50 PM »
I'd love to see this one implemented as well....