Custom Parameter Sets (contd.)

Sharpness

As is typical of Canon digital SLR's the neutral sharpening level zero (0) is very conservative, perhaps this is why Canon has defined the 'Parameter 1' set which has a sharpening level of one (1) giving slightly sharper images 'straight out of the box'.

Sharpness: -2
Sharpness: -1
Sharpness: 0 (Parameter 2 default)
Sharpness: +1 (Parameter 1 default)
Sharpness: +2

Black & White mode

Inherited from the EOS 20D is the in-camera Black and White feature. In this mode you can choose the B&W filter and toning effect in addition to contrast and sharpness. The sample below was produced from a single RAW file converted by Canon RAW Image Task with different B&W settings (the same result as taking multiple shots in each B&W mode). In addition you can also add toning to these filters. Place your mouse over the label below the chart to see that image.

Color B&W:
None
B&W:
Yellow
B&W:
Orange
B&W:
Red
B&W:
Green