I believe you are expecting that command to do something like this example:
And it does not work that way.
The Accent mode lets you take a color (neither an object nor an area of the photo) and retain that color.
i.e. if some one is wearing a bright red hat, you would pick that color as the accent and the hat would remain red but the remainder of the photo will be black and white.
Instructions are on page 60 of the User's Manual.
If what you want is something like the example photo I posted, that has to be done with software.
I didn't do that particular photo but I have done some similar.
I use Adobe Photoshop Elements and it is pretty easy to do.
With that software package you select the object or objects that you want to remain in color,
then invert the selection and
then remove color from the remainder.
I had bought the A540 after a long thread with the moderator.. Thanks a lot with that.. I am rally happy with my decision to with the A540.. Its an awesome camera and i could take crispy clear photos with it.. I only have one problem... I'm not able to figure out hoe to use the Color Accent and the Color Swap mode... I tried a lot but its not working as i want it to..
My prob is the accent mode, give color to only a very little part of the photo and i'm not able to choose as to which part of the photo to throw the color on and which part to remain in Black and white.. Somebody please tell me how this works..
And the color swap i'm totally failing.. Please help...