In Canon's description of the various Picture Styles there are differences in Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, and Color Tone. When I apply these various Picture Styles to a RAW file in Lightroom (under the Camera Calibration tab), I can see the preview image changing, but there are no changes to the slider settings in Lightroom. This makes sense because, if my understanding is correct, each Picture Style is simply a slightly different starting point to which the default slider settings make subsequent changes.
My question therefore is, when applying the Picture Styles to a RAW file in Lightroom, do they apply any sharpening as suggested by Canon's description of these profiles? Furthermore, am I right in thinking that when shooting RAW only, the application of a Picture Style in camera is completly irrelevant because that setting is not read by Lightroom?
Before you rush in - I do understand that Picture Styles applied in LR don't alter the RAW file, but they are altering the preview of the image and the output - so the choice is very relevant.
Presumably, for the purists who want total control within Lightroom, you are using Faithfull or Neutral (which, according to Canon, both say they are relevant if you want to post-process on the computer) - although I can't see much difference?