Can a B&W image be converted to color on an EOS Rebel T7i?

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  1. TeresaL

    TeresaL New Member

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    I have an EOS Rebel T7i and the dial accidentally got switched to black & white. Can these images be converted to color, or am I stuck with b&w photos? This happened to me twice and some nice photos of some beautiful birds are ruined. I guess I'll try not to make that mistake a third time. Seems like every camera I get has some stupid design flaw that gets in the way of good picture taking (can't blame myself, lol).
     
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  2. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    The black and white image is a JPEG and converted in camera, see if the original is still there.
    I don't think you can convert it back to colour.
    May I suggest you go into your setting and set for RAW//JPEG.
    If this happens again the RAW file retains the formation to make a colour image.
     
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  3. Grumpy John

    Grumpy John Member

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    Have you downloaded the images to your computer? if so, are they black and white on the computer?
    The reason I'm asking this is if you were shooting in RAW they will appear B/W on the camera but will download as colour images. If you were shooting in JPEG they will unfortunately be B/W when downloaded to the computer.
     
  4. Grumpy John

    Grumpy John Member

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    Canon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
    Sigma 24-105mm 4.0
    Sigma 30mm 1.4
    Sigma 70-200mm 2.8
    Tokina 100mm 2.8 Macro
    Sigma 150-600mm 5.0-6.3
    Sigma 2x Teleconverter
    Canon Speedlite 580EXII
    Yongnuo YN14EX Ring Flash
    You beat me to it @Craig Sherriff.
     
  5. TeresaL

    TeresaL New Member

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    Thank you for your replies. I will look into it.
     
  6. Grumpy John

    Grumpy John Member

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    Sigma 10mm 2.8 Fisheye
    Sigma 8-16mm 4.5-5.6
    Sigma 17-70mm 2.8
    Canon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
    Sigma 24-105mm 4.0
    Sigma 30mm 1.4
    Sigma 70-200mm 2.8
    Tokina 100mm 2.8 Macro
    Sigma 150-600mm 5.0-6.3
    Sigma 2x Teleconverter
    Canon Speedlite 580EXII
    Yongnuo YN14EX Ring Flash
    You're welcome Teresa, good luck.
     

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