Filters work with most digital cameras as well as they do with film. Just remember to bracket your exposures until you adjust to the light changes the filter will cause.
Many digital cameras now have internal digital filter settings. Simply take your image as normal, then use the camera menu to select a filter to apply to the image.
Editing images digitally to create traditional effects is becoming the standard way to process images. Even most labs' machines make the changes digitally before printing instead of changing the print process. Many photo editing software programs have built-in sepia filter effects. Most of these can be found under your program's "effects" menu. If your program does not have a built-in sepia filter, there is a simple work around.
- Select your program's "adjust hue/saturation" control
- Click the "colorize" selection to apply the changes evenly over the image
- Move the hue to a reddish/brown color
- Desaturate the image until the reddish/brown tone is very faint
- Use your program's contrast control to make any necessary exposure changes