Convert your photos into gorgeous black and white images with Simply B&W for iPhone and iPad

Convert your photos into gorgeous black and white images with Simply B&W for iPhone and iPad

Have you ever envisioned one of your photos looking abslutely stunning as a black and white photograph only to have it come out looking dull and boring after doing the conversion? That's because not all black and white photo conversions are created equal and Simply B&W for iPhone and iPad understands just that.

Simply B&W holds true to its name by being extremely simple to use, yes it still produces high quality results. With each conversion, you can you choose to use a red, green, blue, yellow, or orange filter. Why would we use as colored filter when converting to black and white, you ask? Because back in the film days, photographers would put colored filters on their lenses to control how the colors in the real world looked on the black and white film.

For example, a red filter will lighten the reds that were originally in your color photo and darken the blues and greens. Simply B&W does a great job of explaining how each color will affect your images so that it's not just a guessing game of trying all the filters and see which one looks best. Sure, you can do that if you want, but you can also train yourself to predict how each filter will change your photo. This will help you grow as a black and white photographer.

In addition to these filters, Simply B&W also lets you adjust brightness, contrast, and grain as well as add a black or white vignette and border. When you're done perfecting your image, you can save to your Camera Roll, email it, or share it to Twitter.

The Good

  • Easy to use
  • Includes 5 color filters: red, green, blue, yellow, orange
  • Each filter clearly explains the affect it has on your photo
  • Provides basic editing tool: brightness, contrast, grain, vignette, border
  • Universal for iPhone and iPad

The Bad

  • The only social sharing is with Twitter
  • More in-depth editing tools would be nice

The bottom line

Simply B&W is a great app for getting started with black and white photography and provides information that has the potential to help you envision what your photos will look like when converted to black and white. It's very easy to use and doesn't have an overwhelming amount of features. Simply B&W has just the perfect amount of features to produce amazing results.

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Leanna Lofte

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at iosapps@imore.com

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There are 3 comments. Add yours.

Unforgiven says:

How does this compare to iPhoto? It has a great selection for B&W. Plus a ton of other features.

anon says:

Don't convert your photos to B&W. Just don't.

zwanneman says:

Leanna, Your daughter must by now be the most pictured person on iMore. Probably more then Rene and Georgia together...