Explore picture styles
MOST OF US retouch images using software such as Photoshop or Lightroom, where we get the greatest degree of control. But you can also apply basic editing presets in-camera, instantly changing the style or atmosphere of your image.
Virtually all cameras now have built-in picture styles (often called Scene Guides or Picture Controls), which allow you to apply subtle tweaks to your shots. Presets often include Landscape mode, which boosts blues and greens for more vivid scenes, and Portrait mode, which gives more natural skin tones. You’ll also usually find Natural, Monochrome and Standard options.
If you want to get even more adventurous, most cameras also offer Creative Filters (sometimes called Creative Controls) for more artistic effects, including the Miniature effect (see image above), and the Toy Camera effect. Picture styles are almost always applied to images as you shoot, whereas on some cameras creative
filters can only be applied after you take your shot. Both picture styles and creative filters are only applied to JPEGs and not RAWs.
Above The Miniature Effect imitates the unusual depthof-field of a tilt & shift lens.