The Plugin Site has released Version 2 of its BWStyler software for Windows. Designed to perform black-and-white conversions, create traditional b&w effects and visually style b&w photos. BWStyler features 25 effect types and 680 presets as well as plenty of masking options for applying the effect to only selected areas of a photo. Version 2 offers seven new effects, e.g. tonal look, dynamic contrast, aging and colourkey, and features more than 60 new effect options and 470 new presets. Rendering is up to four times faster thanks to full support for multiple cores and hyperthreading. BWStyler 2 for Windows is available as a Photoshop-compatible plugin as well as a standalone application and external editor for Lightroom for $49.95.