Generally, black and white images appear to be more timeless than color images. Also, some experts say that removing the color from a picture helps the viewer to focus on a subject’s emotional state. Monochrome portraiture lets the audience see the subject’s face without distraction.
This post tells you how to change a picture from color to black and white (monochrome image) using the built-in Photos app in Windows 10.
Convert Images to Monochrome (Black & White) Using Photos app
- Open the image file (which you want to change to monochrome) using the Photos app. You can right-click on the image file, choose Open with and select
Photosfrom the list.
- In the Photos app, click on the
Edit & Createbutton at the top, and select
Editin the drop-down menu.
The resulting page shows you three options namely:
Crop & rotate,
Adjustments. In the Adjustments page, you’re provided the option to increase or decrease the brightness, lower the colors etc.
- Click on the Colors slider and drag it all the way the left (
-100setting). The color image changes to black and white.
- Click on the
Save a copybutton to save the modified file with a new name.
Note that the
Save a copychevron also provides a
Saveoption which when used, will overwrite the current file.
That’s it! Look how easy it is to change a picture from color to black and white using the built-in Photos app in Windows 10.
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