How to create Black and White Image using Picasa

Some images appear more beautiful in black and white than in color. You can turn those images into black and white with the help of Google’s Picasa. The advantage of using Picasa is that it is a freeware.

In order to change the image into a black and white one, launch Picasa. Different images on your computer will be listed on it. Browse through it and select the desired image which is to be edited. This is done by double clicking the image. The image will be opened in a new window as shown below.

On the left side of the window, you can see the editing options. Select the ‘Effects’ option from that.

Different varieties of effects will be listed under the effects option. There will be 3 options for the Black and White effects. They are the normal black & white effect, filtered black & white effect and focal black & white. You can use any of the three options. If you require a perfect black and white image without any effects then you can use the normal black & white option. Here, we are going to use that option. Select that option by right clicking on it.

Now the image is turned into a black & white one. Save the image by right clicking on it and select the saver option from the drop down menu.

You can see the difference between the original color image and the black and white image.