Neurapix’s AI-Powered SmartPresets Now Work for Black and White Editing


German company Neurapix, known for its artificial intelligence-based software, has released a new feature for its SmartPresets feature, allowing them to be created and used in black and white (B&W) as part of an AI-assisted photo editing workflow.

According to the company, the black and white SmartPreset can be used just like the original color versions of the SmartPresets. Users must simply select Edit Photos in the Lightroom menu, and the new black and white style is selected and used like a normal SmartPreset. If the image was previously processed using a color SmartPreset, users can quickly reprocess it with the black and white versions (possibly based on virtual copies).

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New and Existing users will find that creating a black-and-white SmartPreset is just as easy as creating its color counterpart. In the classic creation of a color SmartPreset, built using at least 500 images, the black-and-white style is automatically created in addition to the color profiles, provided there are at least 20 edited black-and-white images included in the sample set.

Users who want to create a black-and-white SmartPreset can use the “Kickstart” option to create their own monochromatic looks in just a few minutes, as long as they have 20 images (at a minimum) already created to be “exemplary edited.” Photographers on the platform can create as many of their own black-and-white SmartPresets as they want at no additional charge.

“Photographers often provide a portion of their photos in black and white to their clients. Previously, it was often around 10-15 percent of the total. From now on, it can also be 100 percent — without additional effort for manual editing!” says Neurapix co-founder and CCO Simon Diegmann. “This provides photographers with a whole new way to enhance and sell their product.”

Below are some additional images created using the black-and-white SmartPresets;

The company also says there are no additional costs for its flat-rate customers as the new function will be available automatically. Users leveraging the “pay-per-picture” model will have access remain the same, with editing costing three cents per image. Optional features such as straightening or cropping will incur a maximum of one cent extra charge per image.

Image credits: Photographs by Neurapix