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Old Saturday 15th March 2008, 12:10   #1
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How can I make monochrome photo??

I was thinking of a try at the monthly competition (monochrome etc).
The only programme I have is a free download-photofiltre.
I can't find anything on it that looks like it will create monochrome. It might be 'stareing me in the face' but I can't see it.
Any suggestions appreciated as always.
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Old Saturday 15th March 2008, 13:31   #2
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Most digital cameras can be set to take pics in B & W.

Picasa (free google programme) will also convert pictures to B&W.
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Old Saturday 15th March 2008, 17:23   #3
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I was thinking of a try at the monthly competition (monochrome etc).
The only programme I have is a free download-photofiltre.
I can't find anything on it that looks like it will create monochrome. It might be 'stareing me in the face' but I can't see it.
Any suggestions appreciated as always.
I do all my photo editting with MS Office Picture Manager (Windows XP). For monochrome, just Edit Pictures, Color (their spelling, not mine!), and drag the Saturation bar to the left, then use Save as.
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Either as Alan suggests or 'convert to greyscale' is another option.
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David,

in Photofiltre you have several options.

Filter > Aged Effect > Black & White

Filter > Aged Effect > Sepia

Filter > Aged Effect > Old Photography

Or

Adjust > Hue/Saturation then reduce the saturation slider to suit.

Should get you started...
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Old Sunday 16th March 2008, 12:36   #6
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Thanks for the help-I don't want you getting upset when I win this months competition!!!
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Thanks for the help-I don't want you getting upset when I win this months competition!!!
I like your Style lol.
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Thanks for the help-I don't want you getting upset when I win this months competition!!!
I wish it was that easy!
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I use
http://www.irfanview.com/ freebie
and it has the grayscale
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Old Sunday 16th March 2008, 14:59   #10
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The best free image editing software I know of is the GIMP. It is quite similar to Photoshop Elements.

If you use Windows then you can go here: http://www.gimp.org/windows/

If you use Linux (like me) you can go here: http://www.gimp.org/
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Another vote for the Gimp, does everything I want. To change to monochrome
IMAGE>MODE>GREYSCALE
Or better still
FILTERS>DECOR>OLD PHOTO

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