Canon Picture Styles: how to use in-camera effects on your EOS DSLR

Canon Picture Styles: a complete guide

How to Set and Customise Your Canon Picture Style

Using Canon Picture Styles

1. You’ll find Picture Style in the shooting menu. You can also access it using the Q button, if your EOS has one. The default setting is Standard.

Using Canon Picture Styles

2. Highlight Picture Style and press the Set button. You’ll see a list of six preset styles from Standard to Monochrome, plus three User Defined slots.

Using Canon Picture Styles

3. The four parameters are: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Colour Tone. You can adjust them by hitting the Info button and moving the arrow.

Using Canon Picture Styles

4. Monochrome gets a different set of parameters, which are Sharpness, Contrast, Filter effect and Toning effect.

Using Canon Picture Styles

5. During image playback, you can see which Picture Style was applied to the picture – by pressing the Info button on our 60D twice, in this case. The Style is indicated by a letter and four numbers.

Did you know?

You’re not limited to the range of preset Picture Styles on your Canon EOS DSLR. There are three User Defined slots in Canon’s Picture Style menu, enabling you to customise the sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone of existing parameters and save them here.

And you can get even more creative by downloading a new Picture Style File from Canon’s website to apply in-camera or in DPP. These range from Styles for studio portraits to twilight shots.

On the next page… discover how to get the most out of Canon’s Picture Style presets


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