Customizing a Picture Style (EOS REBEL T3i/EOS 600D)

Last Updated : 09-Feb-2011
Issue Number : 8201006000

Solution

Customizing a Picture Style
You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To see the resulting effects, take test shots.

To change Picture Style values, follow the procedures below.

1. Flip out the LCD monitor, then set the power switch to <ON>.
For the details about how to open the LCD monitor, see How to use the vari-angle LCD monitor of the EOS REBEL T3i/EOS 600D.

2. When the camera is ready to shoot, press the < > button to display the [Picture Style] screen.



3. Press the <Cross Keys> to select a Picture Style, then press the <INFO.> button.



4. Select a parameter such as [Sharpness], then press <SET> button.



5. Press the <Cross Keys> to adjust the parameter as desired, then press the <SET> button.



6. Press the <MENU> button to save the adjusted parameters. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.
Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue.



Parameter Settings and Effects
ParameterEffectDetails
SharpnessAdjusts the sharpness of the image.To make it less sharp, set it towards the [0] end. The closer it is to [0],the softer the image will look.To make it sharper, set it towards the [7] end. The closer it is to [7], the sharper the image will look.
ContrastAdjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors.To decrease the contrast, set it towards the minus end. The closer it is to [-], the blander the image will look. To increase the contrast, set it towards the plus end. The closer it is to [+], the crisper the image will look.
SaturationThe image’s color saturation can be adjusted.To decrease the color saturation, set it towards the minus end. The closer it is to [-], the more diluted the colors will look. To increase the color saturation, set it towards the plus end. The closer it is to [+], the bolder the colors will look.
Color toneThe skin tones can be adjusted.To make the skin tone redder, set it towards the minus end. The closer it is to [-], the redder the skin tone will look. To make the skin tone less red, set it towards the plus end. The closer it is to [+], the more yellow the skin tone will look.

NOTE
Monochrome Adjustment
If you select [Monochrome] in Picture Style, it is also possible to set the [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] along with [Sharpness] and [Contrast].
  • With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image, you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more.
  • By applying a toning effect, you can create a monochrome image in that color.
For details about [Filter effect] and [Toning effect], see the instruction manual supplied with your camera.

Registering a Picture Style
You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape], adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1], [User Def. 2], or [User Def. 3]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.

To register a Picture Style, carry out steps 1 to 3 above, and then follow the procedures below.

4. Press the <Cross Keys> to select [User Def. *] (the * stands for 1, 2, or 3), and then press the <INFO.> button.



5. With [Picture Style] selected, press <SET> button.



6. Press the <Cross Keys> to select the base Picture Style, then press the <SET> button.
To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software, select the Picture Style here.



7. Select a parameter such as [Contrast], then press the <SET> button.



8. Press the <Cross Keys> to adjust the parameter as desired, then press <SET> button.



9. Press the <MENU> button to register the new Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear.
  • The base Picture Style will beindicated on the right of [User Def. *].
  • The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *] will be displayed in blue.


CAUTION
If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *], changing the base Picture Style in step 6 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style.
NOTE
To shoot images with the registered style settings, select [User Def. *] in Picture Style before shooting.

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