What are Picture Styles?
Picture styles enable you to select the colors and tone for a predefined scene. For example, if you are shooting landscape, you may want to switch your picture style to “landscape”. Similarly there are many other picture styles for many different occasions, like portrait, foliage, fireworks etc. Canon cameras have six default presets that come out with the package. This makes you a little limited in terms of customization.
In this article, I’ll be going through the steps which will help you in installing custom picture styles made by other photographers.
Installing Picture Styles onto your Canon MkII 5D, Canon 7D or Rebel series is pretty easy. Following is a simple and easy to follow tutorial on installing Picture Styles for you Canon DSLR’s.
- Install the Canon EOS Utility from the cd that came with the camera. If you don’t have the cd on you, you can download the software from Canon website. The installation part is tricky, and you might have to edit the registry as mentioned in my previous post.
- Once installed, connect you camera to your PC, make sure that the dial on the camera is on “M” (Manual Mode). Turn on the camera. A popup, similar to the one below will appear.
- Select the “Camera Settings/Remote Shooting” option and click OK. After some time another window will appear on your computer display. In this window you can install “Picture Styles”.
- Simply Click on “Register User Defined Style”, and it will take you to a “Browse Menu”. Click on the “Folder Icon” and browse to where you have saved the picture styles file or .pf2 files.
Similarly you can install three picture styles of your own. I am sharing with you a list of about 150 picture styles that I downloaded few days ago. These picture styles are made by pro and amateur photographers. [DOWNLOAD]