Better Black and White in Photoshop. Meet Your new Best Friend!

The best B&W starts before you press the shutter. But even in the film days, the edit was essential, right? So I went to work creating the ultimate black and white action system for Photoshop. BlackRoom makes advanced atmospheric silver editing super easy. 

BlackRoom actions take native Photoshop tools and builds your black and white intelligently. Live Zones, tone-mixing and perfect shadows. Get amazing conversions regardless of your Photoshop skill level. Create YOUR visual signature and transform your photos.

Buy BlackRoom | Download $99 

  • Complete BlackRoom System for PS
  • Works in PS CS6-CC | Mac or Win
  • Free personal service and support 
  • 100% money back guaranteed

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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.

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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.

Save big with the BLACK and WHITE Trifecta bundle!

I get this question a lot. 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 4: 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%


Use BlackRoom actions to create black and white with infinite flexibility!
Works in Photoshop CS6-CC || Mac or Windows, En

The times demand a new approach to create your vision in black and white.  Competing with companies that have big backing sometimes makes me worry people will see my black and white tools as basic. The opposite is true! These are actions, but they make the most complex edits easy.

I created Black-Room to better use the hidden magic inside PS. It  automates infinite possibilities by giving you control and light blending and lets make you create better black and white, no matter your experience level. Guaranteed!

  • Your look: Create and use infinite combinations from 6 non-destructive took catagories.
  • 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.
  • 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
Why BlackRoom? -- FAQ

Will BlackRoom work standalone or in PS Elements?
No, Blackroom is designed to use all the power off the full version of Photoshop. This level of deep edits cannot be achieved in Elements. BlackRoom will however work on CS6 legacy version of Photoshop if you don't have a current subscription.

Why use BlackRoom over a Silver plugin?
In short, BlackRoom can use all the power of Photoshop. It's not just an app that runs within Photoshop and then created a merged layer on your file. The problem with plugins is they give you most of the same controls you already have in you Raw editor like LR. We find using presets and the native tools on LR or C1 are better for quick edits and RAW files because there's no need to run an app within an app that does the same thing. But BlackRoom allows us to go beyond both with more advanced controllable edits made simple.

Should I use Silver 4 presets or BlackRoom?
For most the answer is both. Our Silver 4 collection for LR, Camera RAW and C1 is super powerful and refine. It allows fast one-click conversion and quick mods directly on your original file and those looks' can be edited fast and copied to batches of images. Silver 4 is for workflow. When you want to do more to your best images, open in PS with color channels in place and use BlackRoom to take it to the next level.

What does the Live Zone Map do and Lumist?
The live maps comes from our legendary Lumist action system which allows you to select and edit Zones instantly. The visual map in BlackRoom is the same and gives you real time feedback and shows you all the Zones from black to white so you can better understand your photo. But if you also Have Lumist, it integrates perfectly and you can select and mask Zones on any layer.


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. 

LEARN: BlackRoom basics above or... Watch in 4k on YouTube here
Also watch... Using BR with Silver presetsUsing BR with Lumist actions 

What users are saying...


Wonderful results.

Really enjoy using this Photoshop action. Wonderful results.

Ernst Ulrich Schafer

I'm really pleased.

I bought Blackroom and Lumist and I'm really pleased.


it's really exceptional...

I've been playing around with BlackRoom and it's really exceptional in what it does.

Martin Wong

 I have to say that without BlackRoom

I have to say that without BlackRoom I could have been working on this for hours to get the same result.

Alwin Greer

Love your actions for photoshop

Hi Gavin, love your actions for photoshop, they're a fantastic time-saver.

Robert Huber

I love all of them...

I have NHDR 4.0, BlackRoom, and Lumist. I love all of them.

Vipul Patel

Thanks Gavin!

Don’t stop making these great products, they have improved my work brother.

Joseph Miller

I love BlackRoom...

I love BlackRoom, it rocks! I'm also hoping to up my street photography game - I can't wait to get out and shoot some pics at the annual Bern Onion Market

Alwyn Greer


Just bought the pack. Simply amazing. I just bought a Leica M10M and using your tools it really comes to life.

Luis Uriza
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What makes Seim products different?

I'm Gavin Seim and I started studying photography in 1997.

As digital arrived, I went all in. I got to study with masters like Ken Whitmire. In 2009 I founded the Pro Photo Show podcast. I started promoting tone-focused editing, then I started developing presets, Styles, Photoshop Actions and photo courses to make our photography better.

20+ years in the trenches earned me a Masters (M.Photog) from PPA. I've been featured, won a few awards and now I live in Mexico exploring the magical light of the South while creating new tools and searching for shadows.

Everything here is lovingly crafted by a photographer, not a marketing agency! You're rightly skeptical on online photography things. That's why all sales are NOT FINAL here. I guarantee every one of my tools and workshops 100% with my 31 day IRON Guarantee!

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