While many iPhone photography apps offer a monotone filter, there’s a lot to be said for having an app in your iPhotography arsenal that’s dedicated to creating excellent black & white photographs.
We’ve tried and tested a handful, and here bring you three brilliant black & white iPhone photography apps — complete with screengrabs and some sample photographs.
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This well-designed, capable app provides just what you need to create stunning, classic black-and-white photos on your iPhone.
The interface is no-nonsense. Once you’ve snapped or selected an image, there are three processes to go through. The first, shown in this shot, gives you the option to add a filter. The second lets you select whether you want a black or white vignette or border.
The third stage gives you the opportunity to play around with the brightness, contrast and grain of the image.
The black border gives a crisp finish to a monotoned pic.
You can add filters to your images to make certain tones stand out.
The contrast and brightness settings let you experiment with under- and over-exposure.
Boasting “white hot thrills and shadow-rich drama,”Noir Photo” is a gem of a black-and-white iPhotography app.
You can touch to highlight a particular area of an image, fading the rest out, then play around with contrast and exposure to create a cinematic masterpiece.
The controls — via gloriously retro dials and buttons — allow you to add apply tints and adjust the image.
The three dials control contrast, outer exposure and inner exposure to tweak the darks and lights around the vignette to exactly how you want them to appear.
A strong vignette adds focus to particular area of an image.
The ability to fade out (or in analog photography terms — burn in) areas is particularly effective with portrait pics.
Noir Photo offers an easy way to add artificial and “cinematic” lighting to a photo.
We’ll admit, we got a little bit carried away with the dramatic possibilities this app lends your photography.
Spica is a one-trick pony, but it does that trick very well indeed. It automatically generates images with “super strong black-and-white contrast.”
The app is easy to use. Simply snap an image with the app, or upload one from your Camera Roll and Spica gives it the high contrast treatment.
Sharing options include the ability to email the image from within the app, and to share to Twitter.
An urban snapshot gets a contrasty make-over.
Spica is a great app to call on when you want to create stark, striking photos.
Spica offers a gritty look with plenty of grain.
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