He isn't wrong there!!!! It is by far the easiest way of converting to B&W plus the results are superb In my opinion. Worth downloading the demo.Quote from the site:
"the definitive application for easily creating stunning B&W photographs"
I use it in both lightroom and Photoshop Elements. The only difference is that Lightroom creates a separate tiff file and Photoshop displays the image as a separate layer which can be handy for the creative out there!
John, thanks for the details on the Nik software stuff - that webinar sounds good. It's going to be a long winter for some of us, and that's when I see myself buckling down in front of my digital darkroom.