When photography was first introduced, the photographers had to shoot black and white photos, simply because technology didn't allow them to do color photography yet. Then, as color photography was invented in the late 30s, black and white photography became a form of art with a large following. Film Noir photography is a style with accents to the dark and dramatic early film style. The French word Noir means Black or Dark.
Film Noir offers features to create professional black and white photos, and with the right photo as input you'll be able to achieve high standard film noir results. The software comes with 20+ fine-tuned high quality presets, ready to be used. And if needed you will be able to tweak every one of the presets by using the Dark Room features.