Automating Grayscale conversions is now easy with Monochrome

by Fred Showker

 Monochrome 2.2.1 is now available at the Mac App Store Monochrome is an application for converting batches of color images to grayscale, giving you control over the conversion process and applied effects, so you can create a consistent-looking set of output images. The 2.2.1 Update expands the available GPU-based image rendering effect and adds new options for slide show playback.

einstein's legacy Chief Product Officer Douglas A. Welton says

Quoting  begins We've added a collection of geometry-based effects to Monochrome. These effects, along with several usability changes, make Monochrome one of the most efficient ways for professionals and amateurs to process large batches of images ... We also added slide show features that make Monochrome a great way to explore image processing possibilities interactively. Quoting  ends


Monochrome 2.2.1 includes the following key features:

Improved Conversion: Monochrome gives you the option to convert images using an RGB or HSL-based color mixer, simple or advanced selective color desaturation, monotone color re-mapping or Core Image presets. All rendering is done on the GPU for fast, effective processing.

Batch Processing: Monochrome exports converted images using a background task. This allows you to continue work on other activities without waiting for the image processing to finish. Use the Activity Monitor to track the progress of your exports.

Image Previews: Monochrome features six modes for viewing images: original image, the converted image, two overlay modes showing both the original and converted image in the same location, and two stacked modes showing the original and converted images side-by-side. The new Toggle key lets you easily jump between image preview modes.

Sharing: Monochrome can share converted images via e-mail, using popular internet services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) or with local applications like iPhoto or Aperture. Also, you can drag'n'drop or cut'n'paste the preview image to other applications.

Printing: Monochrome provides three templates for printing your images: one image per page, an image grid contact sheet, or image slices. Print operations can also be saved as PDF files.

Slide Shows: Monochrome dynamically creates a slide show from the converted images in your project. Slide shows display full screen and can be navigated manually or as a timed slide show. slide shows can now be played on any display connected to your computer.

Image Effects: The rendering pipeline now includes more than thirty new effects, such as edge burning, X-rays, motion blurring and vintage photo processing. For efficiency, these effects are rendered on the GPU.

Single Window User Interface: Monochrome operations have been consolidated into a single window, giving you an easy and effective tool for manipulating your images.

System Requirements ~ OS X 10.9 or higher ~ 3 MB disk space

Monochrome 2.2.1 is available for $19.99 (USD) from the Mac App Store (in the Photography category).

Category: Photography, Art, Video, Photoshop

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