Lightroom in Black and White
by Ken Milburn
There are lots of tools in traditional image-editing software that help to convert images to black and white. Nevertheless, I'm convinced that Lightroom can do most of the job better and faster. Once you've covered the basics, you can always tweak the regional areas in Photoshop or any other standard image editor. The rest of this blog will demonstrate the tools you can use and the results they produce.
Black and White in Lightroom is indeed a great experience. Just a comment to say that clicking on Grayscale in Lightroom is not the same as in Photoshop. Lightroom applies an Auto function on grayscale that attempts to balance the colour elements in an image as a B&W. Sometimes it can be effective, other times, merely a starting point. However, it does not simply remove the colour the way a desaturate or grayscale command would.
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I'm having a recurring issue in lightroom where my black and white images are auto-converting to color after being imported into lightroom. Have you run across this and do you know if a preference setting that will retain my b&w originals?