I have found a software package that you can download for 5 days for free. A unique opportunity if you want to start with black and white work.
BLACK & WHITE Projects 4 is the perfect tool to let all photographers with a special affinity for black and white photos leave their creative mark.
Sensitive selective photo processing with intelligent contour recognition
New algorithms for perfect emulations of color filters
BLACK & amp; WHITE professional monochrome development studio with 115 presets
For Mac and Windows
Can be used in various ways: Black & amp; White Projects 4 work as a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom® and as a stand-alone application.
Give your photos a 100% analog finish with high-res film emulations adapted from classics such as Ilford, Kodak, Rollei, Fuji and more.
Different paths lead to BLACK & WHITE Projects 4, and now Lightroom is one of them! This real plug-in ensures maximum convenience and ease when editing your favorite photos. Highlight exposure sequences or images in your Lightroom library and then transfer them to BLACK & WHITE Projects via the plug-in. 4. After optimizing the recordings, the results are automatically imported back into Lightroom and added to the original images in your gallery.
Black and White: reduced to the Essentials
BLACK & WHITE Projects 4 is the perfect tool to let all photographers with a special affinity for black and white photos leave their creative mark. With the brand new spectral sensitivity engine you can control any gray level for each converted color and specifically adjust the tones. The 115 handmade presets reveal the abundance of possibilities that are hidden in the information of your image.
The brand new Spectral Sensitivity Engine gives you access to every gray level of a converted color and adjusts their tone-specific settings. With 115 handmade presets that offer you a wealth of options.
See the Franzis website for examples!
A short introduction.