Black and white photography is hard, and doing a good black and white conversion in post processing can be even harder. Photoshop is the most powerful B&W conversion tool, but for sure it isn’t easy to use.
In the last few years software houses have come up with some tools that help with this task, starting from Google Silver Efex Pro, which has since been considered the standard. Now there are at least a couple of contenders to the title of best B&W conversion tool: onOne Software Perfect B&W and Topaz B&W Effects.
Topaz Labs is running a 50% sale on B&W Effects 2 from November 5th through November 19th (promo code NOVBW), so I think it’s the right time to write a little about this plugin.