Okay, the story is - I've downloaded a trial version of Elements 8. Not because I want it. I'm a happy GIMP user. But I do want to try ACR for B & W conversion.
Look at the picture below. On the left is a screenshot from a tutorial site. On the right is a screenshot of ACR in the trial version I downloaded. Spot the difference? The number of tabs available underneath the shooting info. And, in particular, there's no HSL/Grayscale tab in what I've downloaded - and that's what I want.
So, do you know ......
- Is this all you get with Elements and you have to buy Lightroom or PS to get fully functioning ACR?
- Is the absence just becuase it's a trial version I've downloaded?
- The answer to any other question that I don't know to ask!!?
I've used Raw Therapee for some time. It gets me close. But the problem is that whilst I get it right some time, I still struggle to understand its channel mixer. And I don't like working with something I don't properly understand nor master.
I am a contented GIMP user and have no desire to go down the PS route. But since, I understand, I can't have ACR as a stand alone, I need a product on which to piggy-back it.