Customizing a Picture Style (EOS M)

Last Updated : 23-Aug-2012
Issue Number : 8201600400

Solution

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

To change Picture Style values, follow the procedures below.

1. Set the power to <ON>.

2. Press </SET> button to display the Quick Control screen.



3. Tap [ ] to display the [Picture Style] screen.



4. Select a Picture Style, then press the <INFO.> button.



5. Select a parameter such as [Sharpness].



6. Tap [ ]/[ ] to set the parameter, then tap [ ].



7. Press the <MENU> button to save the adjusted parameters. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.

Parameter Settings and Effects
ParameterEffectDetails
SharpnessYou can adjust the sharpness of the subject.To make it less sharp, set it toward the [0] end. The closer it is to [0], the softer the image will look.
To make it sharper, set it toward 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 toward the minus end. The closer it is to [-], the more muted the image will look.
To increase the contrast, set it toward 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 toward the minus end. The closer it is to [-], the more diluted the colors will look.
To increase the color saturation, set it toward 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 toward the minus end. The closer it is to [-], the redder the skin tone will look.
To make the skin tone more yellow, set it toward 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 Customized Picture Styles
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 multiple Picture Styles whose parameter settings such
as sharpness and contrast are different.
You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style that has been registered to the camera with EOS Utility (provided software).

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

4. Select a [User Def.*] style, then press the <INFO.> button.



5. Tap the Picture Style to be used as the base.
To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style that has been registered to the camera with EOS Utility (provided software), select the Picture Style here.



6. Tap the parameter to be set.



tap [ ].

  • The base Picture Style will be indicated on the lower of [User Def.*].



CAUTION
  • If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.*], changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style.
  • If you execute [Clear all camera settings], all the [User Def.*] settings will revert to their defaults. Picture Styles registered via EOS Utility (provided software) will have only their modified parameters reverted to their default settings.
NOTE
  • To shoot images with the registered style settings, select [User Def. *] in Picture Style before shooting.
  • Regarding the procedure to register a Picture Style file to the camera, refer to the EOS Utility Instructions.

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