One of the features I like on the Olympus E-series cameras are the ART Filters. They allow you to alter your images by applying effects (such as Dramatic Tone, Grainy Film, or pinhole) in-camera. The only down side I have seen is that using these when shooting in JPG doesn’t preserve the original image data.
Fortunately, there are two options which will:
Option 1: Shoot in RAW+JPEG. The effect will be apply to the JPG image only.
Option 2: Shoot in RAW.
Then, select the desired ART Filter using the mode dial. Bring up the image on the display using the
Playback button, and press the OK button to bring up the menu. Select “Edit RAW Data”, then press OK again. This will make a copy of the original image, with the ART Filter apply, like so:
Once you see the new image, you can press the Menu button (or just press the shutter button part way) to exit.
A quick and easy solution, which has the added advantage of being available “after the fact”.
(Note: This is part of a self-assignment I am trying, challenging myself to take – and post – at least one picture per day, each day, during the month of September. So, check back, and see what else I come up with!)