The Silver Photoshop action is a great choice for black & white conversions. Silver applies a beautiful black & white conversion that works well with a wide variety of photos.
This action is a free sample from our Photoshop Elements Actions Bundle. The full set includes a total of 100 actions for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Silver comes with a version for Photoshop (CS4 or newer) and a version for PSE (11 or newer).
You can see some sample before and after photos below.
If you want even more Photoshop actions, check out our Ultimate Photography Bundle, which includes more than 1,000 different actions.