TheImagingFactory has released version 3.0 of
ConvertToBW, its Adobe Photoshop plug-in that converts color images to black-and-white while mimicking conventional photography techniques. It can be used to pre-filter colors, define color and tonal responses and apply one of two types of Sepia toning. This upgrade offers a redesigned user interface and includes such improvements as a resizable preview window, user-definable presets for each parameter and an enhanced engine that favors 16-bit processing. Users who bought version 2.0 after July 2004 can upgrade for free while those who purchased the plug-in before then will have to pay US$39.95. The full software is $99.95.