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Convert to B/W Pro (Photoshop plug-in)

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
CBWP128.ZIP (81.55 KB)
MD5: f517eddf680f316a979854a0c08a31bd
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
CBWP128W.ZIP (67.04 KB)
MD5: fb141cb86eabe9d5aa1832198f7c8fc9
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
C2BW-v201-pro.sit (192.20 KB)
MD5: 9711822054546942d157ed14219e7d07
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
#4
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
CBWP200W.ZIP (71.48 KB)
MD5: 18f94cf363a0875c09024dcfa28bd505
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
#5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
CBWP3.zip (144.83 KB)
MD5: 75749dccac6b878dce0fb8cca98447d6
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Convert to B/W Pro is a plug-in for Photoshop to control the conversion process from color to B&W (grayscale).

Convert to B/W Pro is a Photoshop plug-in which enables you to control the color to black & white conversion of digital images. It mimics the processes of conventional black & white photography. It is aimed at advanced photographers or digital imaging specialists who are familiar with analogue B&W photography techniques such as pre-filtering, Kodak TRI-X color response and Ilford multigrade exposure.

In conventional B&W photography colored lens filters are used to disguise unwanted color differences (such as red spots in skintone for example), or dampen/enhance certain contrast differences (such as blue skies with white clouds for example). Convert to B/W Pro 2 allows you to select an arbitrary color for pre-filtering a digital color image.

Sepia tones can be added to the final result if required. The two most commonly used sepia tones are available through the popup-menu, but you can select an arbitrary color and intensity by clicking the colorpatch and moving the intensity slider as required.

Excerpt: — from enclosed "Read Me" documentation

Convert to B/W Pro Version 3 for Mac OS X is not included in our archives.
Please help out with locating this final version of the Convert to B/W Pro plug-in. Thanks.

 

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)

This plug-in is for PPC Mac and Windows versions of Photoshop.

Version 2.01 Tested working OK in CS 1, Mac OS X 10.4.11 (+ Rosetta in 10.6.8) and with Photoshop 6 in Mac OS 9.2.2

Notes for SheepShaver:
As the version 2.01 plug-in is contained inside of a Carbon package, it likely requires Mac OS 9.1 and later in the package form. However, it is possible use it in SheepShaver by removing the classic component from the package and use that with earlier versions of the Mac OS. - I've tested this method as working OK with Photoshop 6 in Mac OS 8.6 + CarbonLib 1.4, on SheepShaver.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 23 - 4:47am

@fogWraith: Thanks for the version 3.0, it was good to see what differences there are.

The main difference I could see was the UI has been split up from the main Preview window, where now the slider tools etc, are in their own floating tabbed palette which can be positioned anywhere on the screen.

I think I prefer the simpler UI of version 2.01 so far, but will give it a bit more trial time.

@OpenSourceMac: Love your artwork man. Really nice. Hope you have some luck with your lead on the Mac version 3.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2020, August 22 - 9:04pm

OK will quit posting here, but just wanted to put up a few extra examples, from my own work using C2BW 2. I won't mind at all if these get taken down later, but just in case anyone wants to see them as a testament to this great addon. SERIOUSLY - this really mimics real Dark Room response (have been doing darkroom for 30 years) Will be using this a lot from now on.

Used a few different filters on these, but the Ilford Delta setting, and the print-exposure/contrast adjustments.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2020, August 22 - 3:56pm

OK, between this and the Pyramid game, am thinking this place should go into private investigating - seriously. Very impressive. BTW, am looking into another lead, there is a guy talking about it and I'm looking to see if I can get ahold of him and see if he still has it (the Mac version).

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2020, August 22 - 9:52am

Attached to the page now Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 22 - 9:27am

Yes please, fogWraith.. As this will give us a comparison of the differences between 2 & 3.

This page can become a general "Convert to B/W Pro" page, as I've also located version 1.x for Mac & Win and have the version 2 for Win also.

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2020, August 22 - 8:06am

I've got the file from that repo, but it appears to be the Windows version, the contents include ConvertToBWPro3.8bf and a manual.

I could of course upload it on this page, I haven't tried the plugin myself

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 22 - 1:56am

So close and yet so far Tongue
Thanks for looking, mrdav.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2020, August 22 - 1:54am

I can download it from the link you give, but it is zero bytes in size, unfortunately

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 21 - 11:49pm

This is like the ultimate unobtanium file...

You are not wrong there. You would think someone on the planet has kept a copy of it somewhere.

I found a link pointing to Adobe_PhotoShop_plugins/TheImagingFactory and supposedly a collection of theimagingfactory plugins including version 3.0 of the Convert to B/W Pro plugin, named CBWP3.zip

I don't know if it is meant to be the Mac or Windows version, as I get rejected at the download link for it (and any other plugin linked there).

But it looks as though someone made an archive of these plugins at some stage.

I've added the link, hoping that it's my server that's not letting me grab it, that it's not a dead end, and that someone else will have better luck.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2020, August 21 - 4:09pm

This is like the ultimate unobtanium file. When you search for it, there are massive numbers of links (and images) that Google previews, but they won't go anywhere.

fogWraith's picture
by fogWraith - 2020, August 21 - 9:16am

CBWP3.pkg.zip

OpenSourceMac's picture
by OpenSourceMac - 2020, August 21 - 8:27am

I wonder if anyone knows what the download was originally called (the original stuffit file). I tried 3, 300 and 301 in place of the 201 in the Version 2 but do dice. Version 2 isn't bad though.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 20 - 11:58pm

@Church of PPC Punk: That link you provided. Truly fantastic. Thank you !

@OpenSourceMac: If you go back to before 2005 at the Web Archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20030320133205/http://www.theimagingfactory....

Click the Product link on that page and you can download all of their inventory - both Mac & Windows filters.
By 2005, you get into those problems that you describe. From 2005 onward there were only 3 new filters made.
One of them is the Convert to B&W Pro v3.0 filter and that cannot be located anywhere, so far.

OpenSourceMac's picture
by OpenSourceMac - 2020, August 20 - 4:51pm

That Windows/Mac PPH choice-screen appears to have broken all download links through the Wayback machine - too bad.

Church of PPC Punk's picture
by Church of PPC Punk - 2020, August 20 - 2:04pm

ahoi!

Convert to B/W Version 2.0 is legal and free.
you have to dig deep.
But here it is:

https://web.archive.org/web/20100806083605/http://www.theimagingfactory....

Punk on !
http://www.tatendurst.org/

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by kamacie - 2020, January 24 - 10:54pm

Thanks