Image parameters (contd.)

Color saturation adjustment

Saturation adjustment allows you to control the strength of color in the final image. At the -4 setting you get quite a muted color response but this could be useful for post-processing, anything above +2 can lead to color channel clipping. Each step produces an approximate 3% change in saturation, hence +4 = +12%.

  Saturation 50% crop
-4
-2
0
+2
+4

Color tone adjustment (hue)

Color tone subtly adjusts the hue of the image, a negative setting makes red tones appear more blue/purple, a positive setting makes them appear more yellowish. Each step equates to an approximate 4% hue shift, hence +4 = +16° hue shift.

  Color tone 50% crop
-4
-2
0
+2
+4

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