Make Kickass Black and White Photos with the Tonality Image Editor

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Tonality Product Images-7Converting everyday photos into monochromatic images requires a lot of fiddling around even in easy to use editors like Adobe Lightroom. The good new is that Macphun Software is out with a new piece of software called Tonality that helps users automatically create gorgeous looking monochromatic images.

Macphun Software claims it has developed a specialized 16-bit RAW processing engine that will intelligently process color images into contrast filled black and white frames. There won’t just be one preset look; Tonality includes a wide range of image styles and 20 types of emulated film. Plus the software promises to do this by adjusting the contrast and also the actual exposure in parts of the image for the best results.

On top of all the automatic assists, users will have a large set of tools to add their own textures plus pressure sensitive brushes and masking tools for precise edits. Users can blend multiple effect layers together with separate opacity controls and blending modes, all whilst preserving the color data of the original image.

Tonality is available now as a standalone app on Macphun’s web store or the Mac App store now for $24.99. Users can also opt for Pro version of Tonality for $69.99, which adds the option to use the software as a plugin with Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture plus more custom controls and tools. Hit the jump to see more images of Tonality in action.

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.