Mac Apps

Dramatic Black & White – New Mac App

JixiPix Software announced the release today of a Mac version of its top-selling Dramatic Black & White photo app. The Dramatic Black & White iPhone app was released August 22, 2011 and quickly reached the App Store’s top 100 best-seller list and the top 10 in the photography category. The new Mac version is introductory-priced at $5.99 and is upgraded with JixiPix ‘ellipse spotlight tool’ that enable users to bring focus and form to multiple sections of a photo.

JixiPix bills Dramatic Black & White as a ’21st century darkroom in an app.’

JixiPix Chief Engineer, says, "This app has been about a hundred and fifty years in the making, but contains the most modern, cutting-edge technology available today. The black and white photos it creates are phenomenal; classic black and white to HDR, it’s all there. And the addition of multiple ellipse spotlight tools in the Mac version gives Mac users a real leap up in creative ability."

Dramatic Black & White 1.0 is $7.99 USD/£4.99 (launch special of $5.99/£3.99 through 10/01/2011) (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

Click here to download.


Dramatic Black & White comes loaded with 36 presets that deliver a wide variety of classic, infrared and dramatic black and white looks. Each preset allows customization to a range of parameters, including light, contrast, texture and form. Users can name and save their own custom presets, allowing an unlimited number of combinations. Edits immediately display onscreen while final high-resolution images are rendered at save. Created photos can be saved to numerous formats including JPEG, PNG, and TIFF.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 30.2 MB

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