Make a Black and White Photo with Light Contrast Grit and Form
--- MacWorld’s pick for the App Gems of the Year Award ---

Everyone knows it doesn't get better than classic Black & White - it's the artistic soul of photography. Referencing one of our favorite Ansel Adams quotes: "Great Black & White photos aren't taken - they're made". Using Dramatic Black & White you can make your own black and white photographs, ones where light and contrast, grit and form come together to tell a story; ones where stone and sky, water and light transcend the material world and ascend to the Photographers’ Gallery. With Dramatic Black & White there are no mistakes you can't fix, no limits to your vision, no stopping until you're finished, nothing to hold you back from truly 'making your photos' and making them - Oh.My.Gosh. good!

JixiPix's Dramatic Black & White app starts by leaving color in the rear view mirror, and enables you to make expert adjustments with easy-to-use, fully customizable controls to contrast and light, texture and shape. Before your eyes, watch your photo transform into the dramatic looks of the past and cutting-edge styles of the present.


• Black & White – Classic

• Infrared Photo – Modern 

• Dramatic Black & White – High Definition 


A one-of-a-kind ellipse spotlight tool will allow you to set up a light source on a subject in your composition. Fully customizable controls allow expert adjustments to contrast, light, texture and shape; and adjustments to spotlight size intensity.


Spotlight, Black and White Filters, Grain and Vignette


All JixiPix Apps come with: Superior Customer Service, Support for High-Resolution Images & Output, Undo/Redo, Randomize Button, Quick Presets and the ability to create Custom Presets, Cropping with the ability to specify aspect ratio, Quick Preview, Email, Print, and the ability to post directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. We also have an online art gallery and invite our user’s to display their artistic creations on it:


“JixiPix turns any photo into a masterpiece. All that is required of you is the appreciation — we’ll take care of the rest!

” “Creative Tools for Creative People”

Photography | Artistic | Graphic Apps

MAC • iPad • iPhone

What's New

Version 2.41


Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5 Ratings
5 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Bring out the artistic soul and drama of your night shots.



Best B&W app out there. One time purchase, nothing else to buy. Good job guys.



I have been using Dramatic b/w for over two years, I was looking forward to the new interface... It's horrible. It is incredibly sticky and the controls for the vignette are incredibly clunky. This is garbage. I will now look elsewhere for converting images to black and white. The same functionality is there, but the new interface is so sticky it interrupts the flow of making changes. Be prepared to click on a slider several times, if that is even enough. And then when you go to save... Well, you might have to go back and redo all your edits because it will fail to save. I loved this product before, but this update is mind-numbingly bad. Please change my mind. I enjoyed the earlier version do much better. And it isn't the redesign that I dislike, it is the cat-herding sensation that envelopes every change I want to make to a photo. This isn't the dramatic I expected from the new dramatic b/w.


JixiPix, LLC
14.6 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© JixiPix Software


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