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Black and white photos possible?

Just wondering if there is a way to take black and white photos instead of photoshopping them. Any advice will be great. Needed soon, sorry about the late notice.

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Dear Librarydumb,
Unfortuneately there is no setting on this camera to shoot directly into black and white, and you are going to have to convert the files to black and white in a program of your chooseing.

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