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Add support for monochrome image files

I frequently get asked to scan and restore old family photos. These are usually old black and white prints that I scan to monochrome tiff files. Having recently discovered how useful Perfect Erase is for photo restoration I find that ON1 seems to be the only tool that doesn’t support monochrome files. Can you please add support for these filetypes (even if it just involves conversion to RGB on import).

9 comments on “Add support for monochrome image files”

  1. On November 1, 2017 at 4:07 am Michael wrote:

    I too have lots of photos in grey scale. Conversion to RGB on import would be great. Alternatively direct support for grey scale would work for me.

  2. On November 1, 2017 at 4:12 am Michael wrote:

    Any chance of an appllication similar to Photo Via for Android phones?

  3. On January 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm William Kearns wrote:

    I have raised this to support twice. MacOs supports these files natively. It is really a must for my work with scanned BW images.

  4. On February 7, 2018 at 5:12 pm W. Dodson wrote:

    I have over 1000 scanned grayscale images, and I still shoot black and white film. I want a Lightroom replacement, but I’m not going to re-scan all those negatives or jump thru hoops to work on current film negatives in RGB. Without the ability to work with grayscale images ON-1 is a non-starter for me.

  5. On March 6, 2018 at 7:46 am gwhitmarsh wrote:

    +1. I have also raised this issue before. I have a ton of scanned old grayscale images and this is one of the reasons why I can’t ditch Lightroom.

  6. On March 18, 2018 at 9:28 pm James Thornbery wrote:

    Yes but for output and printing; initial scan and restoration sometimes needs to be done on the color version to remove stains etc. Then convert to grayscale.

  7. On May 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm Alsandair Toms wrote:

    I still shoot Ilford HP5 film for work and fun, and need to be able to edit these files. Please add support for b/w soon.

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