Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013 2:52PM
Any thoughts on the best picture style to be used when shooting in RAW with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II..... am leaning toward Faithful; would make all changes in lightroom and/or photoshop
Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013 3:11PM
Picture style if shooting raw can be changed in acr and lightroom after shooting to any of the others or your own. I would then work on the raw in acr or lightroom to get close to what I want before bringing into PS.
(Edited on 2013-04-04 15:14:47 by Feverstockphoto)
Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013 4:31PM
/I use neutral as a default but I sometimes check out the other styles in DPP - though it is annoying to have to set the sharpening back to zero. If you go direct to Lightroom, then I would think that the style which does least is the one to use.
Canon's website says that for Faithful ....
" ... When the subject is photographed under a colour temperature of 5200K, the colour is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject and no sharpness is applied" [whatever that means? ]
and for Neutral ...
"...Natural colour reproduction is obtained and no sharpness is applied. This setting is ideal for images that are to undergo post-processing..."
edited to add this Canon Link
(Edited on 2013-04-04 16:32:41 by kbwills)
Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013 7:45PM
/You can set any picture style with zero sharpening, noise, saturation etc.., then save it as new custom default so any time you import raw files and view in Lightroom or ACR these settings are applied as default - (becomes your own preferred starting point). See below.
Link here is a bit clearer, the setting is across from the word basic. I set it once years ago and have never looked back .
(Edited on 2013-04-04 20:06:15 by Feverstockphoto)
Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013 8:30PM
I use Standard for base settings in RAW.
Posted Sat Apr 6, 2013 9:57AM
Thanks for the responses.... hugely helpful!
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013 5:05AM
Picture style has no influence on the raw data directly. It is additional information which is used when the raw image is developed in-camera, in dpp or in any other raw converter that can also pick up and interpret the additional picture style setting.
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013 6:51AM
My cameras are set to Standard but, as other have noted, this makes no difference to anything as the import settings I use over ride this. In the Develop module right at the bottom you can easily play around with various settings. I tend to leave mine on the Adobe 2012 settings for stock but for other projects, I've used the Landscape or Standard settings if I want more "pop".