how do i change a color photo to black-and-white
possible duplicate of [Convert colour image to black&white within LO5, Writer?]
- Activate the Toolbar called
Imagevia the menu
View : Toolbars : Image;
- Select your color photo by clicking on it;
- In the Toolbar
Image, click on the “Image Mode” listbox ( the one that says “Default” ), and select the item
You find the
Color mode selection in the sidebar too.
It might be that color mode
Grayscale fits your purpose better.
A different way is using the image filter “Aging” with a
Aging degree of 0%. The
Filter drop-down is in the Drawing toolbar. You need to enable it, it is hidden in default.
There are differences in the methods:
Color modetool does not really change the image, but put only the information into the document, that it has to be displayed in black/white. That means, that the original image is still in the file and you can switch back to full color. Depending on the original format it might be, that a png-image is stored in addition.
Agingfilter changes the image. The colored version is lost and you have only the black/white version in the file. The filter result is stored as png-image. The Aging filter cannot be used for linked images.