Apply a custom picture style to your camera using EOS Utility

Article ID: ART168657 | Date published: 10/17/2017 | Date last updated: 02/20/2019


Learn how to apply a custom-created picture style file to your camera using EOS Utility (version 3.x). This can work with Canon digital single-lens reflex cameras.


Before you begin

Your camera comes with several pre-loaded picture styles, but you might want to create your own custom style file using Picture Style Editor -- software which  allows you to create custom file has settings for sharpness, contrast, color saturation, color tone, gamma curve and color map.

Learn how to create a custom picture style.

Save a custom picture style to your camera

  1. Connect your camera to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Turn on the camera and set mode dial to a Creative Zone mode (such as <P>).
  3. At the computer, start the EOS Utility Ver. 3.x.
  4. Select Camera settings.
  5. Select Register Picture Style File.
  6. Select one of the user-defined style tabs. You can save up to three to the camera at a time.
  7. Select the  button.
  8. Select the picture style file (with the .pf2 or .pf3 extension), and select Open. Picture style files are usually saved in the following locations:
    • Windows: Computer > Windows (C:) > Program Files > Canon > Digital Photo Professional 4 > pf
    • Mac OS X: Macintosh HD > Applications > Canon Utilities > Digital Photo Professional 4> pf
  9. Select the picture style file to load and select OK.
  10. Turn off the camera and unplug the USB cable.
  11. Turn the camera back on.
  12. Press the camera's <MENU> button and select [Picture Style] in the menu to display the picture style selection screen and confirm that the style you just loaded appears.

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