Black & White Effect

Make your pictures black and white with PicMonkey's free online photo editing tool.

Our Black & White Effect is so much more versatile than its name implies. You can make your photo black & white then add color back in select parts of the photo. Open your original image in so:


Go to Effects (the magic wand icon) and select Black and White in the Basics section. Black & White will be applied to your whole image. 

Make sure "Original" is selected in the Paint menu and brush on the color of the original image. Be sure to adjust the brush size, hardness, and strength to your liking. You can make the color really pop, like this:

Another thing you can do with the Black and White Effect is apply a faded black and white, that allows a little color to shine through. After you turn your photo black & white slide the Fade bar and adjust the filter to select the hue you'd like to come through.   

Have fun!