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Expand Your Creativity With Art Filters - Art Filter Examples
Expand Your Creativity With Art Filters - Art Filter Examples

Art Filter Examples

Art Filters allow you to control various creative effects, transforming your photography into works of art. The best thing about Art Filters is that they are built right into the camera. With most other cameras, you would need to generate these effects on a computer with post-processing software. Another great benefit of in-camera Art Filters is that you can preview these effects on your camera's large Live View LCD even before you take the shot.

How to Set and Use the Art Filters: Art Filter Setting Dial
  1. Set the mode dial to ART/SCN
  2. Use Up and Down Buttons to scroll through and select your desired Art Filter
  3. Press ok to select Art Filter
  4. Begin Shooting

Art Filer Examples

When the mode dial is set to Art Filter, using the right/left navigation keys on the back of the camera will shift the display from Art Filter to Scene Modes.

Camera Menus

While shooting, to re-enter the Art Filter Menu, simply press the OK button.

Manual Adjustments Art Filter Examples

The effects of each Art Filter are fixed; however on E-System, PEN, OM-D, XZ and select Stylus cameras, you can adjust a few aspects of the exposure such as:

  • Exposure Compensation
  • Flash Intensity Adjustment
  • White Balance
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Program Shift
  • ISO
Art Filter Examples:

Check out these examples of what you can do with Art Filters. Please note, available art filters vary by camera model.

Art Filter Comparison Pop Art

Pop Art super-saturates colors, creating brighter, more vivid photographs.

Art Filter Comparison Soft Focus

Soft Focus creates a dreamlike quality giving photographs a surreal look.

Art Filter Comparison Pale and Light Color

Pale and Light Color brings soft, flat light and pastel coloring to photographs.

Art Filter Comparison Light Tone

Light Tone brightens the image, and its darker areas, providing more detail.

Art Filter Comparison Grainy Film

Grainy Film produces a gritty black-and-white film quality.

Art Filter Comparison Pin Hole

Pin Hole darkens the outer edges of a photograph, therefore enhancing the subject in the center and bringing the photograph to life.

Art Filter Comparison Diorama

The Diorama art filter gives users a miniature model photo feeling by narrowing the depth of focus and enhancing color and contrast.

Art Filter Comparison Gentle Sepia

Gentle Sepia gives your images and videos a soft, warm sepia cast similar to historical images from the early days of photography. The sepia tones are softer and the blacks are a true black, unlike traditional sepia images.

Art Filter Comparison Cross Process

The Cross Process art filter offers an unexpected look to images and videos by changing the color and contrast of subjects on the fly. Using this mode can result in surreal otherworldly images.

Keep it RAW for Art Filter Flexibility:

If the camera is set to capture the image in JPEG, it will capture the image in JPEG only (with the art filter applied).

If the camera is set to RAW+JPEG, however, only the JPEG image is processed with the Art Filteróthe RAW file remains a normal RAW file so that the original image is preserved.

Didnít use an Art Filter? RAW files from Olympus E-System cameras that have the Art Filters feature can also be processed with Art Filters in Olympus Viewer Ė even if you didnít apply the Art Filter when you first took the shot!