A professional photo editing program like Adobe Photoshop can
easily cost you hundreds of dollars. So I went on a search for a
comparable alternative and surprisingly found one, for FREE!
GIMP- (GNU image manipulation program) can be downloaded here. It works on several operating
systems including PC and MAC. All you need is a little extra space
on your computer and images to play with!
I was personally shocked at all the features GIMP has and how
similar it is to Adobe Photoshop. Here are some basic instructions
to turn a color photo to a true black and white photo.