Free colour to black and white photo editor.

Retheme colour photos with Adobe Express black and white image converter online. No skills needed.

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How to make a black and white photo.

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1. Select image.

Upload your own images or choose a free Adobe Stock photo.

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2. Convert image to black and white.

Click on your photo then tap on Filter effects. Select the Grayscale option and watch your image transform to black and white or try out other filters like Duotone.


3. Continue editing.

Instantly download your black and white image to your device or keep editing in Adobe Express black and white photo editor.

Create dramatic effects with the black and white image converter.

Want to share old photos in a new light? Or simply want to create cool edits with free stock images? Convert any colour photo to black and white instantly with Adobe Express. Select the image, open the Edit Image menu, explore the Effects option for photo filters, and select Grayscale!

Experiment for cool edits with the Duotone filter.

After you convert an image to black and white, go back and experiment with the Duotone filter that takes two colours and turns them into a stunning filter. Customise your black and white filter by selecting the perfect hues from the colour picker. Super easy and fun!

Customise your colour to black and white image to perfection.

Create your next colour to black and white masterpiece with effortless customisation. Open the Adjustments menu in the Adobe Express black and white photo editor to increase the Contrast, play with the Shadows and Brightness sliders, sharpen an image, and much more.

Design in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.

No more language limitations! Adobe Express is now available in three of India’s most spoken languages, making it even easier to create everything from cards and social posts to flyers and video content. Design with confidence in the language that feels most natural to you.

Frequently asked questions.

Can I make photo black and white on my phone?
Absolutely. Download and launch the free Adobe Express colour to black and white photo editor on your mobile device and instantly add black and white filters to your images.
Can I create a custom black and white filter with Adobe Express?
Yes, there are lots of ways to customise your image with a black and white effect. You can start with different filters, including Grayscale or Duotone and adjust the settings to give the exact black and white effect you want with the Adjustments menu.
Does the size or quality change after making the photo black and white?
The size and quality should remain the same, unless you resize your image while editing it, or choose a canvas size that is larger or smaller than your original image. Select the option to Start from your photo to maintain the same size.
How do I reverse the black and white filter?
Adobe Express saves all your projects in the app so you can easily reverse edits or duplicate a project and customise it further.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.