The original native BW system - Easy stunning Silver, guaranteed!

Better than a plug-in: Silver is a collection of darkroom quality presets that work using the native tools in  LR and C1. Silver 4 is dedicated to the art of great black and white and Gavin has honed over a decade of B&W study to create conversions that just work; on original files with one image, or a thousand.

Presets for LR + PS-Raw

Styles for Capture One Pro

Combo for LR/PS/C1

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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.

Silver 4 SALE: $69 $59
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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


Start creating epic darkroom like Black & White right now!
Silver V4.1 for LR6-CC > LR Web/Mobile > PS Camera RAW > Capture 1 || Mac or Windows

  • 80+ Non Destructive B&W presets that work on your original file!
  • V4 is rebuilt and deep tested for presets that work on every photo!
  • One Clicks: Epic mixes in a click are totally remastered in Silver 4
  • Filmic Silver: A new collection darkroom inspired concept films, included.
  • Power Curves: Tested and refined tone mixes, inspired by Zones. Smooth, perfect.
  • Color tints: Making silver hues better of the latest LR and C1 colors tools.
  • Fast mods: Quickly add grain, tone mixes for subtle refinements.

Try them FREE! Download the Silver4 sampler pack!

Rich deep black and white that feels like the darkroom.

Over a decade ago we set out to make the best silver conversion system that just worked without slow plugins, file degradation or hassle . Tone is the most misunderstood element in art and we love black and white because it returns us to our roots and returns us to light; Silver 4 allows to to bring the light to life in an instant. Black and white makes us more intimate with the light. Silver 4 makes us more intimate with black and white.

One Clicks: One clicks make the perfect Black and White without leaving Lightroom. These Silver 4  auto and fast conversions get you where you need to go quickly for workflow and batch. Then use mods to mix it up if you want.

Filmic Silver: In our Filmist collection we emulated classic films. In Silver 4 we dared to do more with a huge new category of darkroom inspired concept films that should have existed. Amazing tones, grains and zones that make you shots magic.

Master Mods: Those last few adjustments can really make your image explode. Make infinite combinations of light with SIlver 4's revised MOD tools that allow you to tweak only the elements of the look you want like tone or color tint.

Silver 4 Hands on Videos.
Watch this Quick Start or Watch the Full Workshop.

What photographers are saying...


"Your monochrome set is the best out there"


Again Seim Effects delivers! - Well done Gav - Fab set.

Gary Mailer

I am very pleased so far...

Bought it today and gave it a try for a couple of hours - have to say I am very pleased so far. Great starting point.

Gert Sørensen

Love this new version...

Love this new version----it is subtly different!!!! Genius!!

Bill Polkinhorn

Silver Shadows 2 goes toe-to-toe with Nik’s Silver Efex Pro and emerges unscathed. The ability to work completely within Lightroom with the tools you already are familiar with is worth adding to every workflow.

Jim Haverstock - Owner

Monochromatix absolutely rocks! Hardly used Nik Silver Efex since I got them!


Silver Shadows is awesome

Silver Shadows is awesome. I use them more than Nik Silver Efex now.

John Francis - Owner

Gavin, SS 2 is fantastic.

Paul Donihue

Seim put a lot of thought into these presets

It's clear Seim put a lot of thought into these presets.

Professional Photographer Magazine - Publisher


I LOVE SILVER 4... I feel that your C1 styles give me a really professional look. The hardest part of using them is deciding which "film" to use.

Elissa Dellosso

These presets are amazing. All of Gavin's work and products are superb.

Sam Mike


Just downloaded... the presets are spectacular... thank you!

Sidney Clark

You will quickly find great B&W edits...

These are the first actions I ever purchased for LR I used them today several times and I must say I am really impressed. I have NIK and a few other B&W programs for PS but these are really well made and if you follow the training video you will quickly find great B&W edits to start with saving lots of time then you just tweak them to your taste and style.

Paul Seymour

Gavin, your black and white presets are amazing! I just edited a few hundred images using them and I love the rich, bold balance it gives to my images. With your presets my images are now taken to a new level that is bound to get the attention of new clients!

Michael Anderson

50 bucks I have spent in a while...

For the critics here, have you ever tried these presets, if you have not then maybe you should before you comment! Best 50 bucks I have spent in a while, but maybe I'm a dummy.

Ian Kydd


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

Luis Uriza

These presets have become an integral part of my B&W workflow.

Jay Taylor

Love the color fantasies as much as the Silver Shadows 2.0. Thanks Gavin Seim for great presets

Gokhan Cukurova

definitely the best money I've spent

I just downloaded Silver Shadows and it is definitely the best money I've spent on presets in a very, very long time! Thank you!

Lisa Cahill Bolinger

excellent and will save a great deal of time.

Many thanks for the presets, they are excellent and will save a great deal of time. I've used several others but most need so much tinkering I might as well start from scratch

Ian Thompson - Owner

"I am in LOVE with the ease and versatility of this set, Gavin! Thanks so much for the LR4 version."

Troy D Davidson

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Its' a saturated industry and With everyone "Pro Photo Tools" these days, why buy Seim. You're rightly skeptical about new tools and most companies offer little to no guarantee. But I'm confident Seim products being tools you’ll use and love. So, buy any one of our products and try them for 7 days; if after that you feel dissatisfied, send me an email any time within 31 days of your purchase and let me know the problem. I'll fix it, exchange it, or refund your money. It's my IRON guarantee.

Who is this Seim Guy?

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.

Gavin Seim

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