When photography was first introduced, the photographers had to shoot black and white photos, simply because technology didn't allow them to do color photography yet. Then, as color photography was invented in the 30's, black and white photography became a form of art, with a large following. Film Noir photography is a style of photography with accents to the dark and dramatic early film style. The French word "Noir" means "Black" or "Dark".

Film Noir offers features to create professional looking black & white photos. You'll be able to create high standard Film Noir effects. The software comes with 20+ fine tuned, high quality professional presets that can be tweaked to your personal preference by using the Dark Room features. Use the Light Paint feature to change the contrast there where needed.

Main features:
- 20+ high quality presets
- Customize presets for a personal flavor

- Store your own preset creations
* brightness
* contrast
* shadows/mid tones/highlights
* detail sharpening

- Color Filters
* Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue
* Hue
* Intensity

- Adjust color tones; from sepia to summer, fall, winter, and spring
- Use camera film characteristics from Agfa, Kodak, Ilford
- Add Film Grain or Noise
- Vignetting; circular or rectangular, customizable

- Paint with Light and Shadows (Dodge and Burn)

What’s New


* Some overall performance improvements
* Fixed an issue with handling alpha channels in PNG and TIFF files

Ratings and Reviews

Digital Photo Guy ,

Very Easy To Use Tool for Generating B&W Images

Film Noir has a streamlined interface that, with a few clicks, allows you to easily generate B&W, sepia, or other duotone images. The presets allow you to generate these images with one click, and there is also a way to modify these presets if you want to experiment with other looks. While the interface is quite simple, the quality of the results are comparable to other (larger and higher-end) photo-editing applications.

Incidentally, I've used a variety of IDimager tools over the years, and I have always had a good experience with them.

Sunjammer72 ,

Simple, but effective transitions

This version of Film Noir is quite simple to use even for a novice graphics manipulator like me. I'm frequently called upon to make comparisons on a color original, a classic black and white, a dark sepia, a summer tint, and an old paper effect. This is so the editors of a small publishing effort can choose the best photo style for their essays. I got it for a steal on Appy Fridays and am glad that I picked it up!

One distracting note: the "save as" functions always gives you a blank selection screen, so you're forced to enter new text everytime instead of being able to select a variation on a theme.

All in all, well worth 4 stars.

rachlin128 ,

Terrific Program

Film Noir gives you a wide variety of presets to play with. After that, you can continue making changes in the "dark room" panel, by adding standard filters used for black and white photography, dodging and burning for dark/light and shadows, etc. The interface is easy and intuitive and you can save in a variety of formats. Excellent for the price.


IDimager Systems, Inc.
15.7 MB

OS X 10.6.5 or later



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.