BlackRoom - Infinity craft black and white!

Great B&W starts before the shutter but ends with a great edit. Our Silver 4 presets are legendary  LR and C1. But I wanted something to harness all the power of PS and bring you darkroom-rich edits to digital. We created a new B&W system that makes deep editing easy. You create YOUR own visual-signature with mixes, easy layers, grains, and Live-tones. BlackRoom is the ultimate B&W edit.

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Works inside PS CS6-CC | Mac/Win

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What BW tool is best for your work?  +  SAVE with a bundle!

Each of our B&W tools works by itself or as a system for photographers who want to take command of every level of the process. From batch edits to craft refinements, all without plugins and with you in control. || Get the best deal with a bundle that includes our PS actions and the presets for LR/ C1. Or build your own and save 15% on any 2 or more packs with code: BUNDLE - Visit the homepage to see all products.


Silver 4: A lot of our users start here. Fast rich BW conversions in LR, Camera RAW or C1. Use Silver for editing single images or groups with fast tone-rich results using the preset system that started it all.

BlackRoom: Create infinite but simple atmospheric edits with more complex conversions that make your best images better. This deep black and white action system works inside Photoshop makes complex, easy.

Emulsion 3: Crown in your black and white system, Emulate darkroom tones like Platinum and Cyanotype like no other tool can for for exacting photographers who want the perfect alchemists darkroom, in Photoshop.

Get all 3, the Trifecta Bundle - $237 Save $102

Silver 4 + BlackRoom Bundle - $165 SAVE $78


Smart plugin-free B&W 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 signature look: Create and use infinite combinations from 6 non-destructive toolsets.
  • Master Tool: One click tool converts your black and white, then hands 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. Then mix to your look.
  • No Plug-in limits: Intelligent layering and native 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.


Your Darkroom, is now BlackRoom

How to use BlackRoom? 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 when using BR  for a help popup of how that category is used.

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-Clicks: You can build your conversion by mixing tools, or use a Foundry mix to instantly add a series of tools intelligently. After, tweak them how you you like. From tones to grains to classic B&W filters like Green and Red.

Edit Natively: No need to open a plugin or second app. When you use BlackRoom you're creating layers that are intelligently placed and blended allowing you to make every silver conversion fast, non destructive 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 and leave you in control. 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 system, you can select and edit specific tones with Zone level detail and not lose any of your layers or edits. 

Only in the final layer does BlackRoom converts your edit silver in real time. With t6he Silver-Map You can change how final conversion interprets the tone to apply, high key  key, low key, or Zone limited conversions. - 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 photographers are saying...


Wonderful results.

Really enjoy using this Photoshop action. Wonderful results.

Ernst Ulrich Schafer


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

Luis Uriza

 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

I love all of them...

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

Vipul Patel

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

I'm really pleased.

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


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Gavin Seim was born in Washington State and started studying photography in 1997 and begin working professionally using film at age 16. As digital dawned, Gavin studied with masters like Ken Whitmire and in 2009 founded the Pro Photo Show podcast, became a pioneer in digital editing and instruction. With the launch of Lightroom V1, he started developing tools for professionals. Gavin photographed around the USA and earned a Master of Photography (M.Photog) from PPA. His workshops and tools have been featured in publications across the industry and he was given the prestigious HotOne award for his "EXposed" Master Class on Zones and light. Gavin now lives in Mexico, the land of magical light making photos and videos, creating content for his Youtube channel, and designing tools and classes to make photographers successful.

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