Simply B&W 4+

James Moore

    • 3.9 • 9 Ratings
    • Free



With an all new experience using classic 35mm SLR style dial controls, Simply B&W is an easy and simple way to turn your colour shots into dramatic black and white photos

Simply Photography. Simply B&W.

An easy and simple way to turn your colour shots into dramatic black and white photos. Explore tone, brightness and contrast to re-visualise your images on your iOS device.

Learn to look in monochrome and develop your own interpretation of reality.

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* Classic SLR style editing controls in a single view. 
* Tap or dial in adjustments to the exposure, brightness and contrast of the image.
* Add simulated film grain.
* Select from 6 different coloured lens filters to enhance certain colours and shades in a photo.
* Preserve EXIF and Geolocation data.
* Outputs images in full resolution.


What App Reviewers say:

"With minimal fuss, Simply B&W quickly creates rich, great looking black and white photos."

"This sleek and simple app provides a minimalistic user interface that is intuitive and filled with plenty of powerful features. It also stays out of the way so that the focus is all on your images rather than the app itself. Weve been enjoying making classy black-and-white photos with SimplyB&W over the past few days. If you feel like seeing the world through black-and-white, then you need to give SimplyB&W a try for yourself."
"This well-designed, capable app provides just what you need to create stunning, classic black-and-white photos on your iPhone"

ComboApps Blog
"If you want to make beautiful black and whites with one app, then Simply B&W is the only app you will ever need"
"Given the overabundance of black and white converters in the App Store, Simply B&W can easily go unnoticed. As a matter of fact, although I am mostly devoted to black and white photography, I had overlooked this app myself. However, as far as the value of Simply B&W is concerned, I am quite sure iPhone black and white enthusiasts will enjoy this app quite a bit"
"In a few words: app creation of black and white as simple and elegant, Simply B & W produces natural results and well balanced. An excellent choice of its kind!"
"The beauty of this app is the simplicity. You just choose from one of the five color filters, and then tweak brightness/contrast"
"Simply B&W is definitely a simple to use app that is very capable of producing some really nice black and white images, either directly from the camera itself, or existing photos. Whilst it doesn't offer the features found in some of the more advanced black and white apps, what it does offer, it does well"
#9 in the Top 25 iPhone Photo Apps for Parents of 2011
"This app provides helpful advice on which filter to choose and easily has the best image quality of any other app of its kind. It also has a magical power to make a wild, screaming child look serious, astute, and brooding..."

What’s New

Version 3.0

- Introducing a single view, dial controlled editing experience, reminiscent of classic 35mm SLR film cameras.
- Convenient pinch and zoom image editing review.
- Brought up to date for iOS 13 and larger screen sizes.
- New look and feel. Same classic black and white editing functionality.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

GrumpyPeter ,

How to save result?

Nice simple controls, choose image, alter exp etc... then what? No way to save it??? For info to the Developers, if they read this, I’m using an iPhone SE, it’s a small screen but still should be able to save image!
Update... found how to save image.. use right/up pointing arrow THEN scroll down! Didn’t do this, didn’t see “save image” ....oops,👍

Developer Response ,

Great news and thanks for the update. I tested on an SE and noted that the save dialog sometimes isn’t fully visible.

You can reorder these in the view preferences under “Edit Actions” but again this is at the bottom (again you need scroll down) to get these but it then updates your preferred actions system-wide.

chippy 12 ,


Why has this lovely app been changed or updated I can no longer pick a film stock to suit cannot create a vignette there’s no info on what you can achieve with it and after playing with it where can you save it to it’s been ruined

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear this. Hope you persevere and get some of the results you expect from the app. Vignettes may return with some additional features

Huntikens ,

I love the new look

I love your new update. Lots of possibilities and so simple to use AND no more bugs. Brilliant! Thank you so much!!

Developer Response ,

Sorry you’ve been having trouble with the app. The newly updated version (3.0) should address the problems you describe. Thanks for your patience.

UPDATE: thanks for your kind comments. All feedback means a lot to me.

App Privacy

The developer, James Moore, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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