Leaves - examples 1
JPEG - original photo & black and white copy
Leaves - examples 2
PNG - original photo & black and white copy
Leaves - examples 3
Canvas - original photo & black and white copy
Editing photos. There are two methods available to change digital images in black and white. Programs like Picasa can be used for this purpose using the black and white filter. The results of using the black and white filter can be exported to a new file. The second method is using HTML Canvas.
Conclusion. Using Canvas on a website is a very good choice. You avoid placing multiple images on the server, including the original (colored) photo and the black and white version of it. And secondly, you can easily adjust the black and white filter without compromising the quality of the original JPEG.