Image editing software allows graphic designers to alter images to provide a different perspective than the photographer intended. One example of this is a black & white representation of an image that will have a significantly different feel than a color image. When creating some greeting cards, I started with two of my favorite images that were bright and full of color. Using image-editing software the images are transformed into true black and white. After additional touch-ups the images were ready to portray the look I sought. It is remarkable how these tools can be used to affect the overall mood and look of an image.