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SC2G® – Selective Color to Grey

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, Digital Photography, HowTo, News, Photography, Processing, Quicktips, SilverFast, Tips and Tutorials

Converting colors to grey has always been difficult to control. SilverFast has created an easy way to solve this problem.

SilverFast’s SC2G, Selective Color to Grey, can maintain the grey shade differentiation by controlling the conversion process. For all six colors: Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, the user can control into what shade of grey the color will be converted. Since the whole process is interactively monitoring the final grey image, the user quickly achieves the desired result.

The example above demonstrates, the sky appear too dark with the standard color to grey conversion. With SilverFast‘s Selective Color to Grey conversion (SC2G) the sky can be selectively made brighter, without changing the brightness of other objects of the sample. After changing into Greyscale mode and activating the Selectiv-Color-Dialog, click into the sky of the sample. Now we want to make the grey representing the sky brighter and click and hold repeatedly onto the top end of the blue control until the grey looks bright enough.

Original Sample

By checking “RGB Preview” you can switch between “RGB color preview” and “Grey preview” in order to control which color becomes which Grey tone. The following Movie demonstrates the complete procedure:

With Standard Conversion With SC2G (Blue -148)

Click here to see a Quick Time Tutorial of the Feature:

Read More about SC2G on our Website:


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