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Photoshops best B&W method made instant!

I wanted more than RAW presets for my best B&W work. So I created a black and white action system for PS that would create more atmosphere and deep edits. BlackRoom makes fine art edits easy using native Photoshop tools that let you create better black and white. Live Zones, perfect shadows, automatic gradient mapping and endless mixes and you don't need to be a Photoshop expert. 

What you get...

  • Complete BlackRoom Actions System
  • Works in PS CS6-CC | Mac or Win
  • Free personal service and support 
  • No regrets guarantee

Buy BlackRoom $99

100% Iron Guarantee + Free Updates 

31-day Iron Guarantee:

A lot of tools bait you into a purchase, then don't preform as advertised, your out of luck. Gavin designs and stands behind every Seim product 100% Purchase any Seim product and just try it for 7 days. If after that you are dissatisfied, send us an email within the 31 days of purchase and let us know the problem. We’ll fix it, exchange it, or refund your money. Whichever you decide.

Free Updates:
We're passionate about great tools and always listening. In version dot updates are always free as we refine the product for you. When a whole new version arrives, existing users are also given a 50% off upgrade price.


BlackRoom makes deep Photoshop black and white editing easy.

One of my most popular products is my Silver black and white presets. Bit I created BlackRoom to let you go further and to atmospheric mater edits on your best work without wasting time.

BlackRoom harnesses the hidden black and white magic inside PS. It automates the possibilities by giving you instant layers, control and light blending and lets make you create better black and white, no matter your experience level. 

  • Create and use infinite combinations from 6 non-destructive tool categories.
  • Master Action: This click tool converts your black and white, then gives you the control.
  • Atmospherics: From iconic portrait moods, to rich street styles, your darkroom is waiting.
  • Live Zones: See Zones like the masters using the integrated Lumist 2 map!
  • Power Curves: Easy tone mixes, deep blacks and looks inspired by and masters.
  • Instant Foundry mixes: Combine a group of actions with one click and save hours.
  • Plug-in Free: Intelligent layering and native action controls = more power than plug-ins

Save More with the BLACK and WHITE Trifecta bundle!

Each of my B&W tools works alone, or as a system for photographers who want to take command and improve every level of their BW process without plugin limitations and with true artisan quality.

When you get a bundle you get PS actions and presets for LR+C1. If you prefer build your own and save 15% on any 2 or more packs with code: BUNDLE. Save a bundle and improve you black and white from every dimension.


Silver 5: A lot of my users start here. Fast rich BW conversions in LR, PS-RAW or C1. Use Silver for editing single images or groups with fast tone-rich results using the BW preset system that started it all.

BlackRoom: Create complex but easy atmospheric edits and deeper conversions that make your best photos better. This action system for Photoshop comes for 10 years of building allowing next level conversions.

Emulsion 4: The crown in your black and white finishing, Emulate chemical darkroom tones like Platinum and Cyanotype like no other tool can do. The perfect BW  darkroom for natural hues and tints  Photoshop.

Get all 3, the Trifecta Bundle - $297 Save 40%

Head and shoulders above...

Your products, most of which I own, stand head and shoulders above your competition ...I find that again and again I gravitate back to your presets and actions. Likewise, your teaching is concise, useful and on point. 

Arturo Ramos

Brilliantly conceived...

I really love all of your black-and-white tools, they're brilliantly conceived and executed. I've tried everything on the market.

Matt Barry

BlackRoom is Your Darkroom

1: Run the master conversion tool - 2: Apply a foundry mix or individual layer effects that instantly build into your edit. - 3: Tweak the intensity of your finished effect and save! Tip: Click on any tool category actions for a help popup of how that category is used to edit better.

MasterTool: It all starts with one action; Master Tool  gives you an instant BW conversation, a Live-Tone-Map and puts everything in place for you to add  as much or as little as you want with controllable layers and effects. 

Foundry 1-Click actions: You can build your conversion by mixing tools, or use a Foundry actions to instantly add a series of tools intelligently. After, tweak them how you you like. From tones to grains to filters like Green and Red.

Edit Natively: No need to open a plugin or second app. When you use BlackRoom actions you're creating layers that are intelligently placed and blended allowing you to make every silver conversion fast and 100% YOU!

Silver-Map | Choose your tone and intensity with a click!

BlackRoom uses a late stage gradient-map to make complex conversions easy. That means easier integration than plugin and more power than presets. It also shows you every tone with the Live-Map. So optionally if you have the Lumist sstem, you can select and edit specific tones with Zone level detail and not lose any of your layers or edits. 

In the final layer does BlackRoom intelligently converts to silver in real time. With the Silver-Map You can change how final conversion interprets the tone, apply, high key  key, low key, or Zone mods. - Want less or more? Adjust individual layers or change the intensity of everything you built with ONE-CLICK. All non-destructive and perfect every time. 


I'm Gavin Seim. I'm a Shadow Hunter

I started photography in 1997 at age 12. I'm a PPA Master, Hot One and Loan Collection winner and Lightroom expert. My images, tools and workshops have been featured in books and throughout the industry.

I was born in WA USA. I started working pro (using that word loosely as I sucked) using film at age 16. It was not easy to find training then and often I beat my head against the wall to win. 20+ years in the trenches earned me my Masters (M.Photog) from PPA but it taught me that's just the start.

I moved to Mexico in 2017, exploring the magical light of the South, creating tools and workshops as well as the Pro Photo Podcast. There's lots of videos and free things here. If you have questions I'm here to help

You're rightly skeptical of photography tools in today's market. That's why all sales are NOT FINAL here. I guarantee each tool and workshop with my 31 day No-Regrets Guarantee! -- 
Gavin Seim

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