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© Phillip Whitt 2016

Phillip Whitt, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1949-2_10

10. Converting Color Images into Black and White

Phillip Whitt

(1)Columbus, Georgia, USA

In this chapter, we’ll cover:

  • Black and white conversion using the Desaturate dialog

  • Black and white conversion using the Channel Mixer

  • Black and white conversion using the Decompose dialog

In this chapter we’ll go in a different direction, turning color images into stunning black and white. There are a number of reasons why someone might want to make such a conversion: for use in black and white publications, artistic expression, and so on.

It might seem that converting a color image into black and white is just a matter of draining the color away. You can simply use ...

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