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Snapshots using Canon Picture Styles

March 9, 2011

For those who use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom to process their photos with, these powerful software tools offer a plethora of options to alter the shots taken into images with a different atmosphere.

Without even having to install additional plug-ins or presets, Adobe Lightroom offers a nice selection of default presets.

Playing around with Canon Clear Picture Style

But what if you’re not shooting in Raw file format, or don’t have Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop? What if you want to apply a certain photographic style to a photo directly on your camera?

Already showed some results before how this can be achieved thanks to custom Picture Styles from Canon to install on your DSLR but here’s some more examples of such photos.

Lone flower in Twilight Picture Style

Simple snapshots of a lone flower and some leaves in the garden on a rainy day, used the ‘Twilight’ Picture Style above and the ‘Clear’ Picture Style below. Quite different, no?

Although the Canon 450D comes with several default Picture Styles, Canon offers other Picture Style files to download and add on your Canon camera using the EOS utility software. (Canon has a guide illustrating the process.)

Lone flower in Clear Picture Style

The main drawback is only three slots to upload custom Picture Style files are available on the 450D camera itself.

You could always create your own custom setting directly on the camera or through the EOS Utility as well should you desire to do so.

Leaves in Twilight Picture Style

So if you don’t have any software available or time at hand to create a different feeling in your photos, using such picture styles can help in achieving a different result.

No doubt other manufacturers like Nikon, Pentax,… offer such similar options but as I currently use a Canon DSLR camera as mere photo amateur, wrote this from that vantage point.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2011 7:03 pm

    Such luscious smooth colors in that last shot. It looks really nice.

  2. March 12, 2011 9:33 pm

    @Yi
    Thanks. ^^

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