1. Brenda Smeby's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to take B&W photos on the Icon and if so, how to do it? I love doing B&W but I haven't been able to find an option for it and I'm not that familiar with manual options. I remember having scene settings on the 928, or maybe it was a previous version of Nokia camera?
    09-28-2014 09:17 AM
  2. arbyjr's Avatar
    This is how I get black and white's.
    Not in the camera, but afterwards run the image thru the black and white "filter" in Photoshop..

    wp_20140922_15_53_35_b-w.jpg
    And the before...
    wp_20140922_15_53_35_b.jpg.
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    09-28-2014 12:04 PM
  3. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Oh the excitement of watching a black and white picture develop in front of your eyes in a red light darkroom, the smell of developer and fixer chemicals, the adjustment and dodging of exposure times.

    Thankfully I don't have to do that again

    And before any photographic purists come on saying you can't make a proper B&W photo from a colour one, think about this, all B&W film is, is in effect a filter, the light heading down the lens is in colour but the film is only sensitive to black and shades of grey (Well monochrome light) so it is already filtered.

    So no issues of turning a colour picture into B&W after the event as shown in the example above.



    Bob
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-28-2014 01:47 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here's what I like.


    Check out "BLACK" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...5-6cc0d0264b58

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
    Brenda Smeby likes this.
    09-28-2014 02:05 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    With Black app. Kodak Tri-X 400

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
    Attached Thumbnails black_28_09_2014-15_10_47.jpg  
    09-28-2014 02:14 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Original photo
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    Attached Thumbnails wp_20140918_02_12_39_pro.jpg  
    09-28-2014 02:14 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    There isn't a B&W "in camera" option. However, once you take the picture you can Lumia Creative Studio which has three B&W filters... B&W Strong, B&W Antique (more of a sepia), and B&W Faded. However, you'll probably get more satisfying results using Photoshop's default B&W filter or a customized conversion within Photoshop.
    09-28-2014 02:15 PM
  8. arbyjr's Avatar
    When in the camera app (Nokia camera) under settings if you look for more lens, search for OneShot. In that app there is a black and white filter that you can use to take a picture in black and white with out having to use "after effects"...

    OneShot | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
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    09-28-2014 04:25 PM
  9. arbyjr's Avatar
    In the OneShot app there are 3 different B&W filters the mono red, mono green and blue, but picking one of those will give you a black and white image, it's just the 3 different option would be like using a red, green or blue filter with black & white film. But after you pick your filter the image on screen will show as black & white so you can see if you picked the "right" filter
    Also don't know if you can tell in this image below, but the upper left hand corner that green colour line, it's a "image shake indicator", the cameras image stabilization still works, it just helps to let you know, and try to be a little more stable, also I have another feature turned on and it too is hard to see in the image attached, but there is a "level" in the center of the "view finder" to help you keep your horizons straight. However even if you don't have that turned on, during after editing there is an auto leveling setting that will straighten the image...


    wp_ss_20140928_0001b.jpg
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    09-28-2014 04:46 PM
  10. kencaz's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to take B&W photos on the Icon and if so, how to do it? I love doing B&W but I haven't been able to find an option for it and I'm not that familiar with manual options. I remember having scene settings on the 928, or maybe it was a previous version of Nokia camera?
    I use ProShot It really lets you have complete manual control of your camera. It also shoots burst mode and also has a real time B&W option. Only complaint is that I cannot make it my default camera app.

    wp_ss_20140928_0001.jpg
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-28-2014 08:36 PM
  11. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I'm with Laura on BLACK. The whole app is dedicated to black and white photography...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-28-2014 08:53 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm with Laura on BLACK. The whole app is dedicated to black and white photography...
    WPCentral writer George Ponder also likes this app. He is a professional photographer. My Top Windows Phone Photography Apps | Windows Phone Central
    09-29-2014 12:25 AM
  13. Brenda Smeby's Avatar
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I am going to try these out.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-29-2014 03:30 AM
  14. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I also like the app "Black". The film grain and profiles are beautiful -- really a lot better than just making a picture grayscale.
    10-01-2014 01:25 PM

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