I can recommend this Black and
White conversion plug-in, not only for its controls, numerous
tools and ease of use but most of all for its tremendous
value for money.
Royal Photographic Society
- Spring 2007, No 34
Create a classic look and feel
in your photos using the B/W Styler for Windows. This
Photoshop plug-in does more than just convert images to
black-and-white. ... the tool uses the whole contrast
range of color photos to achieve dramatic black-and-white
January February 2007
... it does a splendid job. ...
This is a filter that gives you the ultimate control over
a monochrome conversion from a digital photograph. ...
for all your conversion to monochrome needs, I dont
think you can do better than with B & W Styler. Its
simply so powerful theres no competition.
Graphic designers ... would find
many of the effects a great timesaver. Photographers may
particularly welcome the ability to give digital images
a 'film' look, which may also make them more effective.
... I found it very fastand convenient when I needed to
produce a couple of 'black and whites' for a client in
a hurry .... BW Styler is moderately priced compared with
many Photoshop plugins ... and worth buying ... I have
certainly come to appreciate the flexibility of using
B/W Styler ...
One excellent option for performing
these conversions is B/W Styler from PhotoWiz. Far from
being a simple conversion utility, B/W Styler handles
not only the emulationof traditional film, but goes on
to simulate lens filters, film developing lab effects
and different types of photo papers! ... B/W Styler is
aimed at all levels of user capability, with a choice
of three different working modes to match your skill set.
Plugs and Pixels Issue 08
Finally, a true innovation ...
offers new possibilities for digital photo tuning! ...
B/W Styler makes it possible ... to unify digital techniques
with the chemical dark room in a unique manner. ... a
powerful tool for converting digital color images, which
is intuitively usable from the beginning. ... it goes
far beyond what was available for demanding B&W conversions
up to now.
This Photoshop Plugin... makes
many editing steps with native Photoshop tools superfluous.
... everything is included in a very good and affordable
filter. ... In my opinoin a must-have for all Photoshop
... plugins that are worth their
money. If you want to occupy yourself with the topic of
black and white photos, then this plugins should be part
of your toolbox. You can quickly achieve professional
and top class black & white photos with it.
Bessere Digitalfotos mit Corel
I like the many tools it offers
... the conversion process really sparks your creativity.
This is possibly the most comprehensive
tool of all for those converting colour images, whether
scans from film or digital originals. ... It has an immense
range of settings yet can be used by beginners or advanced
workers with equal ease.
Photography: Working in Black-and-White
The configuarble split
screen preview with its before/after view is a big help...
Overall Impression: Powerful tools, split screen, good
price/perfomrance ratio. Rating: 3 of 3 stars.
DOCMA Magazin 45
For black and white enthusiasts,
B/W Styler is a real treat. ... Even if your original
color image is dull, B/W Styler can turn it into a vibrant
black and white conversion ... This is an impressive black
and white solution, with three user levels for inexperienced,
intermediate, and advanced users. ... Like all the software
from this vendor, it is well conceived and delivers what
John Lewell, The Digital Photographer's
B/W Styler produces harmonious
"real" grain. Other tools work with ugly undefinable pixel
piles, but not B/W Styler. ... The plugin reacts very
rapidly on my old 1.5 GHz G4 - in contrast to other tools.
... With B/W Styler The Plugin Site brought off a big
coup. ... the results are simply convincing. .. the plugin
is a real bargain compared to other tools. ... B/W Styler
is a must have in my opinion.
Functionality: 4.5 out
Userfriendloness: 5 out of 5
Speed: 5 out of 5
Practical Gain: 5 out of 5
Availability: 5 out of 5
Price/Performance: 5 out of 5