How to Print Pictures in Black & White

by Kate Taylor
Black and white background image by Bluebird from

Printers are useful tools that allow you to print documents, images and presentations in both color and black and white, which is also sometimes called grayscale. Printing in black and white can help save money, can give pictures a traditional look and can help reduce the amount of ink your printer uses. Fortunately, printing in black and white is very simple. Some printers online print in black and white, while others require only a quick properties change to make your picture come out in black and white.

Step 1

Open the "File" menu on the toolbar of the browser or computer program from which you are printing your picture.

Step 2

Choose the "Print" option from the "File" menu.

Step 3

Select the "Properties" button near the top of the "Print" box.

Step 4

Click on the "Color" tab and once it opens, check the box that reads "Print in Grayscale."

Print the document by clicking the "OK" button with all of your options selected.


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About the Author

Kate Taylor is a professional writer based in Lafayette, Ind. She has served as an online copywriter in areas such as pet care, education and landscaping. Taylor is working toward her M.B.A. at Loyola University Chicago.

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