Convert Images to Monochrome (Black & White) Using Photos app in Windows 10

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

  1. 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 Photos from the list.
  2. In the Photos app, click on the Edit & Create button at the top, and select Edit in the drop-down menu.
    change picture to black and white photos app windows 10The resulting page shows you three options namely: Crop & rotate, Filters, and Adjustments.
  3. Click Adjustments. In the Adjustments page, you’re provided the option to increase or decrease the brightness, lower the colors etc.
    change picture to black and white photos app windows 10
  4. Click on the Colors slider and drag it all the way the left (-100 setting). The color image changes to black and white.
    change picture to black and white photos app windows 10
  5. Click on the Save a copy button to save the modified file with a new name.

    Note that the Save a copy chevron also provides a Save option 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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