After many years shooting with Canon I have only just realised that you can edit picture styles on your computer using Canon's Picture Style editor tool and then load them into the custom slots on your camera. Whilst I knew you could set up custom profiles, I had no idea how much control you had over the nature of the adjustments when in Picture Style Editor.
I've done some searching online and Canon provide a set of downloadable picture styles but there aren't many and they're not particularly interesting IMHO.
Fuji are currently being lauded for the film simulation modes on their cameras, it seems crazy that Canon aren't doing more with this feature and pushing it as a selling point.
So here is the question:
What resources are out there in terms of Canon Picture styles, both in terms of downloading pre-made styles and also guides to creating 'good' custom picture styles? Also, can I convert or recreate the HALD CLUT profiles used by RawTherapee in any way so that my camera can apply them automatically (unlikely I know!)?
Here are a few resources I've come across when reading up on this:
- http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/product/canon_software/colour_your_way.do (Canon tutorial videos on editing picture styles)
- http://ntown.at/2012/11/14/canon-pse-tutorial/ (some tips on editing, aimed at video)
- http://philipbloom.net/blog/pictureprofiles/ (mainly covers 'flat' profiles for video output)
- http://cinescopophilia.com/download-the-vw-158-canon-dslr-picture-styles-picture-profiles/ (Compiles a large list of different profiles but some don't work and most have unhelpful names that don't tell you much about what they do, suck it and see)