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Fun With Black And White Prints
From Posters, Fine Art To Canvas

Black and white prints you can create for your own personal pleasure.  Try using some of your favorite nature and flower pictures.   They are free and easy to download. For full download instructions click here...

In the mean time enjoy a few that I've created for your viewing pleasure.  Clicking on any one of the following thumbnails will open a gallery view for you to enjoy.  Inside this gallery you will see smaller thumbnails at the bottom of each larger image.

Pick your favorites.  And simply right click it's thumbnail at the bottom.  Choose what you would like t do.  If you've read the download instructions before the option is the same here.

Please review my terms of use for instructions on how you may use the free images you find throughout the pages of this site.

Create Your Very Own Photo Enhanced Black And White Prints

Black and white effect on pink rosebud

Now days it is easy to edit pictures online with places like photobucket or numerous other places too many to mention here.  I personally use Gimp photo editing software most of the time.  But throughout my site you will see images I've changed with other software options.  

No matter what photo editing software you choose, you can make any image into a black and white picture.  Paint.net is another good one.  And it may be the one I used to create this sample black and white rose photo.

The original was a pink rose.  Oh yes speaking of originals.  You can choose to change the color setting on most cameras and take black and white photos right from the start.  

When creating your digital art masterpieces, be sure and look around for what might be available to you.  In this lake picture I found an option to add special lighting.  I wish I could remember what software I was using. 

The floodlights make this whole scene seem surreal.  It looks like there is a major search going on.  I used multiple creative options in most of these images.  I was in a playful mode as you can see.

Here's another daisy chalk and charcoal effect picture.  When you are looking for ways to enhance your photos, be sure and look for artistic effects.  That's where you'll find most of the effects you want to use.

Using options like black and white, or sepia are sometimes found in color options.  I've had lots of interesting results using the "Colorize" option in Gimp.  Black and white is not so easy to achieve with this software though.  You have to choose colors tab.  Then choose desaturate.  I know, I know, why do they have to make it so complicated.

Once your image opens you'll see at the top it says to remove color.  You can then choose your shades of gray based on 

  • Lightness
  • Lumniosity
  • Average

Be sure that the preview option is selected.  Then you can see the choices you make change before your eyes.  Pick the one that appeals the most to you.

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