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• ImageBrowser
• PhotoStitch
Special Features
Transfer Images and Movies
Insert Text
ABC
Print Images
Table of Contents
for Macintosh
Save Still Images
From Movies
Attach Images to Email
How to Use this Manual
Edit Movies
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    Software Guide • ImageBrowser • PhotoStitch Special Features Transfer Images and Movies Insert Text Print Images Table of Contents for Macintosh Save Still Images From Movies Attach Images to Email Plus many other useful features How to Use this Manual Edit Movies...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    About this Manual Notation Conventions The contents of this manual are classified according to the following symbols. IMPORTANT • The “Important” sections contain operating precautions or important topics. Ensure that you read them. HINT • The “Hint” sections contain procedural suggestions and tips for your convenience. Read them as necessary. Operating Environment • This manual uses Mac OS X v10.5 screen shots and procedures in the explanations. The screen shots and procedures may appear slightly different if you are using another version of Mac OS. • The displayed screens and procedures may also differ slightly from the examples depending upon the camera or printer model in use. • The explanations in this guide are based on the premise that a Canon compact digital camera will be used with the software. • Some functions may not be available depending on the camera model. Word Searches This document is provided as an Adobe Reader document. Use Adobe Reader’s Search functions to find specific words or phrases that you recall but cannot find. To access this function, in Adobe Reader click the [Edit] menu and select the [Search] option. If you are using Adobe Reader 8 or later, you can also perform searches with the [Find] function right on the toolbar. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Things to Remember Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the Computer • When connecting the camera to the computer with an interface cable, make sure to connect the cable directly to the computer’s USB port. The connection may not operate correctly if you attach the camera to the computer via a USB hub. • The connection may not operate correctly if you are using other USB devices, excluding USB mice or keyboards, at the same time as the camera. If this occurs, disconnect the other devices from the computer and try reconnecting the camera. • Do not connect two or more cameras at the same time to the same computer. The connections may not operate correctly. • Do not allow the computer to go into sleep (standby) mode while a camera is connected via the USB interface cable. If this does happen, do not disconnect the interface cable. Try to awaken the computer with the camera in the connected state. Some computers will not awaken properly if you disconnect the camera while they are in sleep (standby) mode. Please refer to your computer manual for instructions regarding the sleep (standby) mode. • Do not disconnect the camera from the computer if CameraWindow is displayed on the screen. IMPORTANT • You are recommended to use an AC adapter (sold separately) when connecting to a computer. Ensure that you use fully charged batteries if you cannot use an AC adapter. • See the Camera User Guide for procedures on connecting the camera to the computer.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Things to Remember Table of Contents About this Manual ... 2 Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the Computer ..3 Things to Remember ..6 The Two ImageBrowser Windows ... 6 Windows That Communicate With the Camera and Manage Images ... 6 Browser Window ..7 How to Display the Browser Window ... 7 Names of the Browser Window Parts .

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    Comparing Images ... 46 Comparing Multiple Images ..46 My Camera Settings ... 47 Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image ..47 Transferring Images ... 49 Transferring Images to a Camera ..49 CANON iMAGE GATEWAY ..50 About CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (for U.S.A. customers only) ..50 Registering ... 50 Available Services ..51 Preference Settings ... 52 Customizing ImageBrowser ... 52 Appendices ...

  • Page 6: Things To Remember

    Things to Remember The Two ImageBrowser Windows Windows That Communicate With the Camera and Manage Images The following two windows are the main ones used for ImageBrowser procedures. Transfer window, which opens when a camera is connected. CameraWindow You can transfer all or a selection of images from the connected camera. CameraWindow closes and the screen changes after the images are transferred from the camera. Organizing window for transferred images. Browser Window You can view, edit and print the images in the computer. HINT Use the Help Function The (Help) button or Help menu is available in most CameraWindow and ImageBrowser windows. It is there for when you are unsure how to proceed. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

  • Page 7: Browser Window

    Things to Remember Browser Window How to Display the Browser Window Browser Window will appear after the camera images are transferred and CameraWindow closes. You can also display it by clicking the ImageBrowser icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the desktop). • If the ImageBrowser icon is not displayed in the Dock, double-click the [Applications] folder, followed by the [Canon Utilities] folder, [ImageBrowser] folder and the [ImageBrowser] icon. Names of the Browser Window Parts Menu Bar Last Acquired Images Displays the last images transferred. Folder Area Selects a folder to display. Properties Icon (Displays image properties) : Image recorded using the camera’s Stitch Assist mode : RAW image : Movie : Image with sound memo attached : Protected image : Image recorded using the camera’s AEB function...

  • Page 8: How To Perform Tasks

    Things to Remember How to Perform Tasks Selecting and Using Functions Many ImageBrowser functions can be accessed by selecting them from the Control Panel and following the instructions in the guidance section of the new window. For further details on the functions, refer to “List of Available Functions” in the appendix. Select a function from the Control Panel or a menu. Follow the instructions to perform the task. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

  • Page 9: Mastering The Basics

    Things to Remember Transferring Images Transferring Images by Connecting the Camera to a Computer Transfer the camera images to the computer. IMPORTANT • The instructions in this software manual assume that you have correctly installed the software. See the Camera User Guide for software installation procedures. • For details on how to connect the camera to a computer, refer to the Camera User Guide . Please also refer to “Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the Computer”. • If CameraWindow fails to open when you connect the camera, click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the desktop). Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied interface cable. Turn on the camera power, set it to playback mode and prepare it to communicate with the computer.

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    Things to Mastering Remember After you click [OK] in the dialog that indicates the transfer is complete and close the CameraWindow screen, the transferred images will display in the Browser Window. You can select the newly transferred images by their shooting dates or My Category (select models only) classification. : Folders containing newly acquired images • Images from memory cards with large numbers of images (more than 1,000) may not transfer correctly. If this happens, please use a memory card reader to transfer. For details on transferring images from a memory card reader, refer to “Transferring Images Using a Memory Card Reader”. • Movie files take time to transfer since the files are large. HINT Changing the Transfer Destination Folder The default settings save transferred images into the [Pictures] folder. To change the destination folder, click the button shown on the right in Step 3 as described on the previous page, then click the [Import] button. In [Folder Settings], click [Browse] to complete settings in the screen currently displayed. Table of Contents More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

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    Things to Mastering Remember HINT Select Images to Import To transfer only a selection of images from the camera, click [Import Images from Camera] in CameraWindow (menu screen), then select images in the image transfer screen, and click the (Import) button. For details, refer to “Image Transfer Screen”. Import All Images To transfer all images on the camera, click [Import Images from Camera] in CameraWindow (menu screen) then, [Import All Images]. Automatically Transferring Images on ImageBrowser Start-Up To automatically transfer images when CameraWindow starts up, click the button shown on the right in CameraWindow (menu screen), then click the [Import] button, and [Auto Import]. Add a checkmark to [Start importing images automatically when this software is launched.]. Transferring Images Using a Memory Card Reader ImageBrowser will start when you insert a memory card into the memory card reader, and display the following window. Use this window to perform the transferring procedures.

  • Page 12: Printing

    Things to Remember Printing Printing a Single Image on a Single Page Prints one image per page. HINT Printing Movies Movies cannot be printed, but you can extract still images from movies, and print them after they have been saved. For details on how to save still images from movies, refer to “Extracting Stills from Movies”. Select images for printing. Click [Print & Email], and [Photo Print]. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

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    Things to Mastering Remember Set the categories as desired. Sets the printer, paper size and borderless printing settings. Sets the shooting date/time imprint settings. Click [Print]. Print window will display. Click [Print]. Printing will start. HINT Laying Out and Printing You can also select multiple images, add captions and print freely composed layouts on a single page. Click [Print & Email] in the Control Panel and select [Layout Print]. The shooting date will automatically appear when you perform a layout print if you click the [ImageBrowser] menu, followed by [Preferences] and [Layout Print], and place a check mark beside [Shooting Date]. Table of Contents More Advanced the Basics Techniques Click here to crop and print a portion of an image. Appendices Click here to insert text onto an image and print.

  • Page 14: Index Print

    Things to Remember Index Print Prints an index of the images. Select images for printing. Click [Print & Email], and [Index Print]. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

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    Things to Mastering Remember Set the categories as desired. Sets the printer, paper size and number of print copies settings. Sets the number of rows or columns. Configures the printing of the shooting information, comments, headers, footers or page numbers. Click [Print]. Print window will display. Click [Print]. Printing will start. Table of Contents More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Select an image to rotate or trim. Rotates selected images. Click here to crop a portion of the selected image and print it.

  • Page 16: How To Use Camerawindow

    Things to Remember How to Use CameraWindow First Menu Screen to Open This screen appears when the camera is connected to your computer. Click each button to display the available options. Displays in-camera memory card information. HINT Customizing CameraWindow Functions If you click the button as shown in the upper right of the screen, you can customize various functions to make CameraWindow easier to use. You can change the automatic transfer settings, the start-up screen that appears when starting CameraWindow, and the transfer destination folder. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Displays camera information. Appendices Starts operations for transferring images from the camera to your computer. Starts operations for protecting, rotating, and deleting images on the camera. Also transfers images...

  • Page 17: Image Transfer Screen

    Things to Remember Image Transfer Screen This screen appears when you click [Import Images from Camera] on the Menu screen, then click [Select Images to Import]. Select the image you want to transfer and click the button to transfer the image to your computer. Viewer Window (thumbnail display) Closes CameraWindow. Returns to the Menu screen. Images on the camera that match the selected filter display in the area to the right. Rotates chosen images 90° to the left or right. IMPORTANT • The functions (buttons) that display will differ depending on the camera model. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Turns the shooting date and folder name below the thumbnails on and off (when in thumbnail display). The background of chosen images turns blue. Appendices Changes thumbnail size (when in thumbnail display). Switches between window display modes. Thumbnail display Preview display Full screen display Double-clicking an image switches to preview display when a single...

  • Page 18: Organize Images Screen

    Things to Remember Organize Images Screen This screen appears when you click [Organize Images on Camera] on the Menu screen, then click [Organize Images]. Clicking a folder on the left will display all images within the folder as thumbnails (small images) on the right of the screen. Viewer Window (thumbnail display) Closes CameraWindow. Returns to the Menu screen. Images on the camera that match the selected filter display in the area to the right. Rotates chosen images 90° to the left or right. IMPORTANT • The functions (buttons) that display will differ depending on the camera model. • Clicking the (Delete) button will delete the image from the camera. Exercise adequate caution, as you cannot retrieve the deleted images. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Turns the shooting date and folder name below the thumbnails on and off (when in thumbnail display). The background of chosen images turns blue. Appendices Changes thumbnail size (when in thumbnail display). Switches between window display modes. Thumbnail display Preview display Full screen display...

  • Page 19: How To Use The Browser Window

    Things to Remember How to Use the Browser Window Browser Window This is the main window for performing tasks in ImageBrowser. Last Acquired Images You can check images by shooting date or My Category. Canon Camera Displays CameraWindow. View Image Displays the selected image in the Viewer Window. Slide Show Displays the selected images in succession in the window. Folder Area Selects a folder to display. • You can register folders you use often as Favorite Folders ( ). Register by clicking [Add]. To delete a folder in the Favorite Folders area, select a folder and click the [Remove] button. Table of Contents...

  • Page 20: Display Modes

    Things to Remember Display Modes Select a browser area display mode to fit your purposes. Preview Mode: allows the image information to be read while viewing the image. Display Control Panel This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area. Filter Tool Menu Displays only images that correspond to specific conditions. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques List Mode: allows thumbnails to be viewed at a size suited for easy viewing. Display Size Changes the size of the thumbnail in the Browser Area. Appendices Selection Menu Click this to select/deselect all images in the Browser Area.

  • Page 21: Browser Area Tasks

    Things to Remember Browser Area Tasks Change the Display Size Show Window You can change the size of You can switch between the thumbnails. showing/hiding the Folder Area, Control Panel and Information Panel. HINT Right-Click Context Menus Right-clicking (or [Control] key and clicking) over a window or image displays contextual menus. These menus contain the functions available in the current context as well as other convenient functions. Use the context menus to increase your efficiency. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Functions Used in the Browser Area Create New Folder To create a new folder in the Browser Area, click the [File] menu and select [New Folder].

  • Page 22: File Information Window

    Things to Remember File Information Window The File Information Window displays when you select an image in the Browser Area, select [List Mode], and then click the [File] menu and select [Get Info]. File Name You can change file names. Image Selector Buttons When multiple images are selected, you can switch between images that display information in the File Information Window. Lock Prevents an image from being overwritten or deleted. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Switches between showing and hiding detailed information. Switches between showing and hiding detailed information for the category. Appendices Star Rating / My Category Sets the rating for an image. An icon will display if a My Category is set (certain models only).

  • Page 23: Viewer (view Image) Window

    Things to Remember Viewer (View Image) Window Double-clicking a thumbnail image in the Browser Window displays it in this window. Change the display magnification. Zooming in displays the Navigator window to show the relative position on the image. Save an image. Edit an image. Display multiple images side by side. • The [Display Original Image] button will display beneath RAW images in the Viewer Window. Click this button to display the converted image in the Viewer Window. • The following window will appear when a movie is displayed. You can control movie playback and sound volume. You can extract stills from movies. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Shooting information Set the Star Rating. Display the shooting information. You can configure the information display by clicking the [ImageBrowser] menu and selecting [Preferences].

  • Page 24: More Advanced Techniques

    Things to Remember Editing Images IMPORTANT • The original image will be overwritten after an image is edited unless the file name is changed before saving it. To preserve the original image intact, change the file name when saving the edited image. • This section introduces the procedures for starting from the [Edit] button in the Viewer Window, but you can also start the same process by clicking the [Edit] menu and selecting [Edit still image]. Trimming–Cropping a Portion of an Image Use this to delete unnecessary portions of the image and leave only the necessary portions. Color/Brightness Adjustment Adjusts the images’ RGB values (red, green, blue) and the saturation and brightness. RGB Adjustment Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Saturation, Brightness Appendices Procedures Double-click an image. [Edit] and [Trim]. • You can also input values or an aspect ratio to specify the trim area.

  • Page 25: Red Eye Correction

    Things to Remember Red Eye Correction Restores eye appearance to the original color when light reflected from the flash makes them appear red. • Click [Start] when Auto Mode is selected. • Switch to Manual Mode if Auto Mode cannot correct the image, and select the location of the eye to correct. Inserting Text Use this to insert text onto the image. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques You can freely adjust the font, size, color and text attributes. HELLO Appendices Procedures Double-click an image. [Edit] and [Red Eye Correction]. • Movies and RAW images cannot be edited. • If a message appears that recommends installation of additional software when using Mac OS X v10.6, follow the message to install the software. Procedures Double-click an image.

  • Page 26: Correcting Levels

    Things to Remember Correcting Levels You can adjust the highlights (brightest portions), shadows (darkest portions) and mid- tone levels of an image while viewing its histogram. Correcting Tone Curves You can adjust the color balance and brightness of an image using its tone curve (input/output conversion graph of image brightness). Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Level Adjustment Tone Curve Adjustment Appendices Procedures Double-click an image. [Edit] and [Level Adjustment]. • Movies and RAW images cannot be edited. Procedures Double-click an image. [Edit] and [Tone Curve Adjustment].

  • Page 27: Adjusting Sharpness–emphasizing Outlines

    Things to Remember Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines Makes images appear sharper by emphasizing the outlines of subjects, such as people and objects. Sharpen Auto Adjustment Automatically adjusts the image color balance and brightness. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Double-click an image. [Edit] and [Sharpness]. • Movies and RAW images cannot be edited. Procedures Double-click an image. [Edit] and [Auto Adjustment]. • Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

  • Page 28: Using Other Editing Software

    Things to Remember Using Other Editing Software If you register another image editing program with ImageBrowser in advance, you can use that software to edit an image selected in ImageBrowser. Registering an Editing Program Register the program so it can be started from within ImageBrowser. ImageBrowser Editing Images with a Registered Editing Program Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Other Image Editing Program Appendices Procedures [ImageBrowser] and [Preferences].

  • Page 29: Attaching Sounds

    Things to Remember Attaching Sounds You can add sound to images and play back the sounds. Adding Sound IMPORTANT • Sounds cannot be attached to movies. Playing an Image Sound File Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Symbol displayed on image thumbnails to which sound files have been added. Appendices Procedures Select an image. [File], [Sound] and [Record]. • ImageBrowser’s Sound Recorder uses the Mac OS X recording function. If required, prepare such equipment as a microphone, and check that recording is enabled in the [System Preferences], [Sound] window. • To delete a recorded sound, click the [File] menu and select [Sound], followed by [Send to Trash]. • To record a new sound for an image that already has one associated with it, click the [File] menu and select [Sound],...

  • Page 30: Creating Panoramic Images–photostitch

    Things to Remember Creating Panoramic Images–PhotoStitch You can create wide panoramic images by moving the camera slightly when recording a series of images and merging them into one image. Use the PhotoStitch program to create panoramic images. HINT Using the Stitch Assist Mode If you use the camera’s Stitch Assist mode to record the images, PhotoStitch can automatically detect the image order and merge direction, making it easier to merge the images. (Some camera models may not feature the Stitch Assist mode.) IMPORTANT • If a message appears, notifying you that the computer has insufficient memory, try one of the following methods to solve the problem. • Close all other applications other than PhotoStitch. • Reduce the size or number of images to combine. • In the [Save] tab, select [Adjust image...], then in “Saved Image Size“ reduce the size. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select the images that you want to stitch together.

  • Page 31: Editing Movies

    Things to Remember Editing Movies You can create original movies by linking movie clips and still images. You can even add titles and other text, background music and various special effects to the movie. HINT Recordable Movie Length • The length of movies you can save is shown at right. A message will appear if you try to save a longer movie. Reduce the length or size of the movie if this happens. IMPORTANT • Movies edited with this function cannot be transferred back to the camera. • Saving movies takes time, especially MOV type movies selected with [Save image type] takes a considerable amount of time. • There is a file number limit when editing MOV type movies. To edit and save an MOV movie with a size of 1920 x 1080 at the same size and file type, set the number of files to 20 or less. Likewise, with 1280 x 720 MOV movies, the number of files should be set to 40 or less, and with 640 x 480 MOV movies, 80 or less.

  • Page 32: Converting Raw Images–digital Photo Professional

    Things to Remember Converting RAW Images–Digital Photo Professional You can convert RAW images to JPEG and TIFF images. Digital Photo Professional’s Main Window Selects folders containing images. Digital Photo Professional’s Tool Palette You can adjust all three RGB channel levels together or separately with the Tone Curve. Reduces noise that occurs when shooting night time scenery, or when shooting at a high ISO speed. Adjusts the brightness, white balance and picture style. Adjusts the contrast, color tone, color saturation and sharpness. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select a RAW image.

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    IMPORTANT • RAW images can only be captured on certain camera models that list “RAW” as one of the data types included in the “Specifications” section of the Camera User Guide . • Only RAW images compatible with Digital Photo Professional can be processed. Check the “Data Type” item of the “Specifications” section of the Camera User Guide for compatibility. • For a more detailed explanation of operating procedures, download the Digital Photo Professional manual (PDF format) from the Canon website. HINT About RAW Images RAW images contain the data captured by the camera’s image sensor without modification. Since they contain raw data that differs from the usual JPEG images by not having any image adjustment or compression processing performed in the camera, they can be converted on a computer with a lossless process. Processing in the Camera Image Adjustment...

  • Page 34: Exporting

    Things to Remember Exporting Changing Image (Stills) Sizes and Types You can change an image’s size and format when exporting it so that it can be published on the Internet or attached to an email message. .bmp .jpg .tif Exporting Shooting Information You can export the shooting information recorded with an image, such as the shutter speed and exposure, as a text file. Ascertain the causes of failed photos or compare the settings for several images. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select an image. [File] and [Export Image]. [Edit and Save Image] [Next >] • You will lose the shooting information if you save images as a type other than...

  • Page 35: Creating Computer Screen Saver Images

    Things to Remember Creating Computer Screen Saver Images You can export images to serve as computer screen savers. Creating Computer Wallpaper Images You can export images to serve as computer wallpaper images. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select an image. [File] and [Export Image]. [Export as a Screensaver] [Next >] Procedures Select an image. [File] and [Export Image]. [Export an Image as Wallpaper] [Next >]...

  • Page 36: Extracting Stills From Movies

    Things to Remember Extracting Stills from Movies You can extract and save stills from your favorite frames recorded in a movie. Extract your best shots as stills Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select an image. [Edit] and [Extract frames from a movie].

  • Page 37: Uploading Movies To Youtube

    Things to Remember Uploading Movies to YouTube Uploading to YouTube You can upload movies you have shot to YouTube. You can upload movies saved on the camera or a computer. HINT Uploading Movies Saved on a Computer In the [Applications] folder, select the [Canon Utilities] folder, then in the [CameraWindow] folder, select the [CWUtility] folder, and double click the [Movie Uploader for YouTube] icon. Click [Add] in the screen that appears, then after adding movies to the upload list, click the IMPORTANT • Depending on YouTube specifications, or future changes to specifications, this function cannot be guaranteed. • The maximum length for uploadable movies is less than 10 minutes, and the maximum file size is less than 1 GB. • Movies that have been edited on a computer cannot be uploaded. • Internet access is required to upload movies (You must already have an account with an Internet service provider (ISP), browser software installed and an Internet connection). • Any ISP account charges and access fees must be paid separately. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

  • Page 38: Email

    Things to Remember Email Attaching Images to Email You can send images as email file attachments. IMPORTANT • If the e-mail software does not start automatically, first save the images to your computer, then start your e-mail software to attach and send the images. The destination folder for saved images can be set with [Custom Settings]. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques You can configure the image size and quality settings. Appendices Procedures Select images. [Print & Email] and [Create Image for Email]. • You can configure how the email program automatically starts up by opening the [Applications] folder, and double-clicking the [Mail] icon to start...

  • Page 39: Slide Shows

    Things to Remember Slide Shows Viewing Images in Slide Shows A multiple selection of images can be shown at full size on the screen in succession as a slide show. You can freely configure the transition effects, information displayed and display time settings. HINT Slide Show Button Functions The following buttons appear at the bottom of the screen while a slide show is playing. You can set the Star Rating for an image while it is displayed. After the slide show, the images you clicked during the show remain selected. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Rewind Pause Go to first image After the slide show,...

  • Page 40: Image Management

    Things to Remember Image Management Changing File Names in Batches You can change the file names of multiple images in one procedure. Name + Number Shooting Date + Number Name + Shooting Date + Number Shooting Date + Name + Number xxx_01 xxx_02 xxx_03 Sorting Images into Folders by Shooting Date You can sort images into folders by their shooting dates.

  • Page 41: Classifying Images Into Star Ratings Folders

    Things to Remember Classifying Images Into Star Ratings Folders You can classify images according to their Star Ratings into separate folders. You can organize the images you have recorded according to their Star Ratings. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select an image. [File], [Organize Image] and [Sort Images]. [The files will be organized by star rating.] [Next >]...

  • Page 42: Configuring Image Information Settings

    Things to Remember Configuring Image Information Settings Setting Star Ratings You can set the Star Ratings used in searching and displaying images in the index list. : Ultimate : Moderate : Okay Inserting Comments You can freely insert your choice of text as Comments. Your choice of text as comments Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select an image. Switch to [Preview Mode]. Set [Star Rating]. • You can also set the Star Ratings by accessing the [Edit] menu, the File Information Window or the Viewer Window.

  • Page 43: Assigning Keywords

    Things to Remember Assigning Keywords You can set Keywords for use in image searches. Select keywords HINT About Image Information This chart shows the information other than shooting information that can be added to images. Information Type My Category Categories such as Content People, Scenery, etc. Configuration Configured in Method Camera Used in Searches Used as Filter Criteria Display beneath Thumbnail Categories displayed beneath thumbnails can be selected from the [View] menu and [View Settings] submenu. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques...

  • Page 44: Searching, Filtering And Sorting Images

    Things to Remember Searching, Filtering and Sorting Images Searching Images You can search images using parameters extracted from the information associated with them. Favorite photo Keyword HINT Tasks Related to Search Results You can select images in the [Search Results] folder and perform operations on them, such as printing or copying them to other folders. IMPORTANT • Please note that deleting an image from the [Search Results] folder deletes the original image. Use caution in deleting items from this folder. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Date Comment Appendices Procedures [File] and [Search]. • After a search, the correlated images display in the [Search Results] folder.

  • Page 45: Filtering Images

    Things to Remember Filtering Images You can use filters to display only images meeting the selected parameters in the Browser Area. Star Ratings My Category Sorting Images You can sort images in the Browser Area based on the specified parameters. File Name File Modification Date File Size Ascending/ Descending Order Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Shooting Date/Time Type Appendices Procedures [Filter Tool] This section is used to specify the filter criteria.

  • Page 46: Comparing Images

    Things to Remember Comparing Images Comparing Multiple Images When a good photo opportunity arises, you can shoot the same subject using different shutter speeds and exposures. In ImageBrowser, it is easy to compare images so that minute differences can be detected. Actions performed on an image, such as scrolling or changing the magnification, are performed on the other image as well. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select several images to compare. [View Image] Select a view method from [Number of Displays]. [Synchronize] • Selecting [Synchronize] causes actions such as increasing/reducing the magnification level or scrolling around...

  • Page 47: My Camera Settings

    Things to Remember My Camera Settings Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image You can select from dedicated screens to register to the start-up screen that appears when turning the camera on, and dedicated sounds to register to various camera operation sounds (My Camera Settings). My Camera Settings • Start-up Image • Start-up Sound • Operation Sound • Selftimer Sound • Shutter Sound IMPORTANT • My Camera Settings are only available on certain models, when [Camera Settings] displays in CameraWindow. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures...

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    Things to Remember My Camera Settings registered in the camera. You can register the start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound collectively if you select [Theme]. HINT Downloading My Camera Settings Files You can also download various files to use in My Camera Settings from CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques After choosing a My Camera Settings file from the left-hand list, select a My Camera Settings file to replace in the right-hand list and click this button to register it in the camera. Appendices My Camera Settings...

  • Page 49: Transferring Images

    • You may not be able to transfer images back to the camera if they have been edited on a computer, or if the image information has been modified. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Connect the camera to a computer to start CameraWindow. • For details, refer to steps 1- 2 in “Transferring Images”. [Organize Images on Camera] [Organize Images] (Upload) Select images. • If ImageBrowser’s Browser Window is open when the camera is connected (directly after transferring for instance), open the CameraWindow (menu screen) by clicking the [Canon Camera] icon in the Control Panel of the Browser Window.

  • Page 50: Canon Image Gateway

    Things to Remember CANON iMAGE GATEWAY About CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (for U.S.A. customers only) CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online photo service for the purchasers of this product. Registering online allows you to use the various services. IMPORTANT • Internet access is required to use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (You must already have an account with an Internet service provider (ISP), browser software installed and an Internet connection). • See the homepage for information regarding browser versions (Safari, etc.) and settings to best connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo services. • Any ISP account charges and access fees must be paid separately. Registering First, register as a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY member. Register Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures [CANON iMAGE GATEWAY] and [Register/Add Product]. • You can register online using the supplied CD-ROM. To do this, in the installer panel, click [Register] underneath CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.

  • Page 51: Available Services

    Create your own photo album on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Download files for My Camera Settings (certain models only) Appendices Techniques Procedures [CANON iMAGE GATEWAY] Select the desired item from the following and make settings. u [Register/Add Product] u [Top Page] u [Upload Images] u [View Online Photo...

  • Page 52: Preference Settings

    Things to Remember Preference Settings Customizing ImageBrowser You can configure ImageBrowser to operate according to your preferences. • Overall coloring, such as • Processing methods for • Categories of shooting • Show/hide messages • Print settings • Registering applications Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques window appearances images shot with the camera on end information displayed Appendices Procedures [ImageBrowser] and...

  • Page 53: Appendices

    YouTube Set Start-up Image Camera Settings Set Sounds Set Theme General (General/ Connected Camera) Preferences Import (Auto Import/ Folder Settings/After Import) ImageBrowser Functions Control Panel Functions Function Names When a Camera is Connected Canon Camera When a Memory Card Reader is Connected View Image SlideShow Register/Add Product Top Page Upload Images CANON iMAGE View Online Photo GATEWAY Album Download My Camera Contents Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced...

  • Page 54: More Advanced Techniques

    Things to Remember Function Names Photo Print Index Print Layout Print Print & Email Create Image for Email Send to Trash Functions Selected from Menus Function Names Menu Search Images [File] menu, [Search] [File] menu, [Export Image] Edit and Save Image Export Shooting Export Images Properties Export as a Screensaver Export an Image as Wallpaper [File] menu, [Organize Image], [Sort Images] Organize Images [File] menu, [Organize Image], [Rename] [File] menu, [Process Convert RAW RAW Images by Digital Images Photo Professional] [File] menu, [Rewrite Writing to Image to Memory Memory Card Card]...

  • Page 55: Supported Image Types

    Things to Mastering More Advanced Appendices Remember the Basics Techniques Supported Image Types The following is a list of image types supported by ImageBrowser. JPEG Most cameras use this image type. It compresses at very high ratios, taking advantage of the characteristics of the human eye. However, because it is an irreversible compression method (part of the data is lost during compression), if you process and save an image repeatedly using this method, the image may become rougher. Exif JPEG is an image type that adds information such as shooting data to a JPEG image. This is a proprietary image type provided by Canon. It allows the output of the image pixels from a digital camera without any deterioration in the quality of the image. Some cameras might not support this image type. PICT This is the standard image type for Macintosh. This image type is supported by most Macintosh software. TIFF This is a relatively popular image type. It is widely supported by non-Macintosh programs (such as Windows). BMP (Windows Bitmap) This image type comes standard with Windows. Most Windows programs support it. AVI (.AVI) Standard Windows movie type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in ImageBrowser’s Browser Area. MOV (.MOV) Movie type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in ImageBrowser’s Browser Area. Table of Contents...

  • Page 56: Uninstalling The Software

    Things to Remember Uninstalling the Software The procedures for uninstalling the software are only required when you wish to delete the programs from your computer or when reinstallation is required to fix corrupted files. IMPORTANT • Computer administrator status is required to perform the following operation. • Please be careful not to accidentally delete any folders with downloaded images that may be contained within the application folder. Move all of the application folders from the installation destination folder to the trash. Empty the trash. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

  • Page 57: Memory Card Folder Structure

    Things to Remember Memory Card Folder Structure Images on the memory card are in either the [DCIM] folder’s [xxx___mm] folder, or the [xxx_mmdd] folder (xxx: numbers 100 to 999, mm: shooting month, dd: shooting day). xxx___mm DCIM xxx_mmdd CANONMSC The folder created when DPOF settings are set. It holds the DPOF settings files. MISC • * These files are the thumbnail image files for the camera’s index replay mode. If you delete these files, you will be unable to transfer movies to the camera from a computer. • The “xxxx” in file names represent four-digit numbers. • ** Each successive file shot in Stitch Assist mode is assigned a letter starting from “A,” which is inserted as the third digit in the name. i.e. [STA_0001.JPG], [STB_0002. JPG], [STC_0003.JPG]... • All folders except the “xxx__mm” or “xxx_mmdd“ folders contain image settings files. Do not open or delete them. • Depending on the camera, some data types cannot be recorded. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques IMG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images) _MG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space) IMG_xxxx.CR2 (RAW images) _MG_xxxx.CR2 (RAW images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space) STx_xxxx.JPG** (Stitch Assist mode images) MVI_xxxx.MOV, MVI_xxxx.THM* (Movies) MVI_xxxx.AVI, MVI_xxxx.THM* (Movies) The folder that holds the settings files...

  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    Things to Remember Troubleshooting Please read this section if you encounter a problem using the software. Start by Checking This Investigate the following points first if you encounter a problem. Does your computer satisfy the requirements listed in the System Requirements section? See “System Requirements” in the Camera User Guide . Is the camera correctly connected to the computer? See the Camera User Guide for the correct connection procedures. Also check to ensure that you are using the correct cable and that it is securely attached at both ends. Are the camera and computer in the correct modes to transfer data? Some models require the camera to be set to the playback mode to transfer data. See the Camera User Guide for details.

  • Page 59

    Things to Remember Software Guide Macintosh (ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch) Disclaimer • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice. • No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without the prior written permission of Canon. • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the software, memory cards, personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon memory cards. CDP-E089-010 Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices © CANON INC. 2010...

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