Dramatic Black & White
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Adjust and improve black and white photos.   Demo ($5.99)
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Dramatic Black & White gives you the look of classic black-and-whilte. And it's deeper than nostalgia, simpler times, and less color - it's the artistic soul of photography. Referencing one of our favorite (Ansel Adams) quotes, great black-and-white photos aren't taken - they're made. Made where light and contrast, grit and form tell the story; where stone and sky, water and light transcend the material world.

JixiPix's Dramatic Black & White takes you there -- and beyond. Easy-to-use, fully customizable presets serve up the classic black-and-white looks of the past and
What's New
Version 2.05:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks support
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Dana Sutton commented on 22 May 2013
Personally, I think that Adams so overused his bag of tricks (the filters, the dodged-in fake suns, and so forth) that what, if one only occasionally, could have been art became sentimentalized schtick. He was to photography what Thomas Kinkaid was to painting.
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Dana Sutton commented on 22 Sep 2011
I'm sure this is going to get a lot of negative reaction, but personally I'm not a big fan of Ansel Adams. It seems to me that he relied on a lot of gimmickry, such as using non-panchromatic film and oddball filters, burning "moons" into his skies, etc. etc. to create overdramatic and almost dreamlike "more real than reality" images, and that he did this so routinely that it ceased being artistry and degenerated into something more like schtick. And when the developer's blurb proclaims that A. A. is one of their heroes, that tells me all I need to know about what this software is intended to do.
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Bjphotographer replied on 22 Sep 2011
I don't know your photographic knowledge, but the work of Ansel Adams represents anti-gimmickry at its highest level. Your words speak of ignorance. Amazing!
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Harristype replied on 22 May 2013
You are right, this will generate a lot of negative reaction for your ignorance. I would love for you to explain, for instance, how a #25 red filter is an oddball filter? His "gimmickry" as you put it, was really an unparalleled craft for envisioning a final image. His use of colored filters, the Zone System, advance darkroom techniques made Ansel Adams a master of his craft. I've shot with a Linhof Technika 4x5 for more than three decades, and the more I read your post, the more I realize how little you know of photography as art and expression.
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Apeman replied on 29 Dec 2013
He quoted Adams, that's all. "Great black-and-white photos aren't taken - they're made" is true, so I have no problem with that quote being used. It's so rare that a photo is used as it.

A photo is not reality, it is the photographer's version of reality.
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Downloads:1,031
Version Downloads:112
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:29 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $5.99
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Dramatic Black & White gives you the look of classic black-and-whilte. And it's deeper than nostalgia, simpler times, and less color - it's the artistic soul of photography. Referencing one of our favorite (Ansel Adams) quotes, great black-and-white photos aren't taken - they're made. Made where light and contrast, grit and form tell the story; where stone and sky, water and light transcend the material world.

JixiPix's Dramatic Black & White takes you there -- and beyond. Easy-to-use, fully customizable presets serve up the classic black-and-white looks of the past and the cutting-edge styles of the present. This app starts by leaving color in the rearview mirror, then enables you to make your photos through expert adjustments to contrast, light, texture and shape. Before your eyes, watch your photos transform into dramatic and timeless works of art.

We like to think of Dramatic Black & White as a jazzy, chemical-free, 21st Century darkroom in an app. Use it and your photos can be more than good or very good. They can be Oh.My.Gosh. good.

We're pleased to say - it used to be much harder. In photography's past, pressing the shutter button was always just the beginning. It was later, in the darkroom, where much of the magic happened. It took years of training, trial-and-error, and all sorts of chemical and physical processes for a fortunate few to finish 'making their photos' and, hopefully, bring their photographic visions to life. It was hard, and O.M.G. photos were rare - but it was the only way.

In today's digital world, most everyone is fortunate to have a camera to express their unique experiences and vision. However, along with film, we've lost the darkroom's completion. More photos are taken. Fewer are finished. Fewer are made. Their light is flat, their edges rough. Their subject stays in the shadows. Their sea flows into their sky…

We suggest you buck that trend. Dramatic Black & White delivers
  • Professional-quality classic and modern black-and-white from an easy-to-use application
  • One-of-a-kind ellipse spotlight tool to put the focus where you want it
  • Loads of presets, to get you started fast
  • The ability to create personal-favorite custom presets using the "Save Preset" menu
  • The addictive JixiPix Randomizer -- so much fun!
  • Easy-to-use slider controls to adjust light, contrast and texture just how you want it
  • Superfast preview mode to immediately see edit results, with large image rendered at save
  • Share your masterpieces!
  • Works with Hi-Res images for top-quality results
  • Superior customer support and updates -- we're committed to your long-term satisfaction


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