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Newbie here. What Picture Style do you normally use? Do you customize Picture Style for :

1. Portrait
2. Group pictures
3. Night shots (with or without flash)
4. Landcape
5. Others

Do you use a different Picture Style when using RAW and JPEG?

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90% of the time I shoot RAW on Av. I am sure the other styles would work fine when used correctly. Good Luck

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It will be pointed out that Picture Styles are really only relevant if you are a JPG shooter. For RAW shooters, Picture Styles are largely ignored. I say largely, because your camera still uses them when it creates the JPG preview image.

I shoot raw, and thus use the Neutral picture style so that the JPG preview will be as close to the raw file as possible.

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Thank you Galen, David for your replies

So if you shoot only JPEG (like I do for lack of processing skills), would you recommend I use a customized Picture Style?

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tmbb wrote in post #7186158external link
Thank you Galen, David for your replies

So if you shoot only JPEG (like I do for lack of processing skills), would you recommend I use a customized Picture Style?

start using raw man, youll get there in the end and its worth every penny. even so I think you can add the picture style in DPP later (same result as jpeg in camera) so even if you dont want to do a lot of it, just do it when you export the image.

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I almost never post to insult anyone but a 5DMkII shooting JPG.... tsk...tsk...

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You can always apply the picture styles in DPP or create your own and save them with the Picture Style Editor that came with the camera software.

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tmbb wrote in post #7186158external link
So if you shoot only JPEG (like I do for lack of processing skills), would you recommend I use a customized Picture Style?

Yes. Play with the adjustments and see what works for you. I shoot ALL my cameras both RAW and JPEG and I make sure I know what works best on ALL my cameras for the best picture quality in that particular mode. There are a lot of RAW purists out there that will slam you for shooting JPEG.

Shoot what works for you, but I highly urge you to learn ALL aspects of your camera. You'll be amazed what you can do with both RAW and JPEG files.

Once you learn post-processing, it's almost as fun as pushing the shutter button. As a sidenote: I process ALL my JPEGS files as well as RAW photos. ;)

Have fun experimenting!

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I do not own a 5DmkII, but my 40D also has Picture style. I shoot only RAW, but I also have a custom PictStyle loaded. Since my work flow is not heavy, I'll open up the image in DPP and take a looksy at what the different Picture Styles will alter my picture. If I like the results I'll either convert and save in DPP or I'll attempt to duplicate it in Photoshop.

Just my .02 cents.

Good luck and enjoy the edits.

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