Colors of the Rainbow
Color Properties / Terminology
The Color Wheel
Color Space and Gamut
Convert Pictures to Black and White
The "To Black and White Picture Converter" converts colored
pictures to black and white, or to grayscale respectively.
The converter uses the luminance value of colors
for the conversion. This way more detail is preserved
compared to desaturating an image or using averages.
Now you can convert pictures quickly, in good quality,
online and free.
Black and White Photography
Black and white pictures can have a nostalgic touch
and often bring more drama to the scene. The object
of interest is gaining presence. The viewer is not
distracted from (chromatic) color variations anymore.
In general, the contrast of light and dark in a composition is perceived as being aesthetically appealing. Black and white images underline this artistic attribute since the remaining six color contrasts depend on chromatic color.
Furthermore, the conversion to black and white often "softens" similar areas of the picture which is a desireable effect for portraits.