Topaz B&W 2  
Posted: December 11, 2014
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Topaz Labs offers a number of plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop. My favorite is Topaz Clarity but Topaz B&W is quite good when you want a stand-out black and white treatment for a specific photo and don't want to put too much time into making it happen. 

Nik (now owned by Google) also has what I understand is an outstanding product for this purpose. I have not used that product.
Here is a sample photo that I have run through Topaz B&W 2 a number of times to demonstrate the broad range of possibilities. Click on the "More photos" link below to see other samples.
 Original photo  Using the Traditional - Classic preset
Note: Topaz will offer significant discounts on new products when they are first released, usually around half price. They will also offer discounts from time to time on their products.

As with most software these days, you can trial a full version of the software for 30 days to assist you in your purchase decision.
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