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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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Image Parameters in Picture Styles

As I outlined in Chapter 3, you can redefine the amount of sharpening, contrast, color saturation, and color tone for any of the five preset Picture Styles (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, and Faithful) or create your own styles in User Def 1, User Def 2, and User Def 3 (see Figure 5.22). In addition, you can modify the Filter Effect and Toning Effect options in the Monochrome Picture Style. You can learn how to make these changes in Chapter 3, but here is a summary of how the key parameters affect your images.

Figure 5.22. You can customize the sharpness, contrast, color saturation, or tone of the standard Picture Styles, as well as any of the three User Def styles.

  • Sharpness. Increases or decreases ...

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