.BLW File Extension

Adobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File

Developer Adobe Systems
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What is a BLW file?

Settings file used by Adobe Photoshop, an application used for creating and editing raster graphics; contains color settings for converting an image to a black and white format; contains the percentages of red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta colors to include in the resulting image, as well as hue and saturation values.

More Information

BLW presets files are commonly used for converting digital photos to black and white images. Digital photographers benefit by being able to filter various colors and create custom black and white pictures.

The Black and White window in Photoshop can be opened by selecting Image → Adjustments → Black & White.... Photoshop CS5 includes the following default Black and White presets:

  • Blue Filter
  • Darker
  • Green Filter
  • High Contrast Blue Filter
  • High Contrast Red Filter
  • Infrared
  • Lighter
  • Maximum Black
  • Maximum White
  • Neutral Density
  • Red Filter
  • Yellow Filter
The BLW files are stored in the /​Presets/​Black and White/​ directory of the Photoshop installation.

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