Canon Powershot A3100 IS Software Manual

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• ZoomBrowser EX
• PhotoStitch
Special Features
Transfer Images and Movies
Insert Text
ABC
Print Images
Table of Contents
for Windows
Save Still Images
From Movies
Back Up to a CD
How to Use this Manual
Edit Movies
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Attach Images to
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    Software Guide • ZoomBrowser EX • PhotoStitch Special Features Transfer Images and Movies Insert Text Print Images Table of Contents for Windows Save Still Images From Movies Back Up to a CD Plus many other useful features How to Use this Manual Edit Movies Attach Images to Email...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents, About This Manual

    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 Windows Vista screen shots and procedures in the explanations. The screen shots and procedures may appear slightly different if you are using another version of Windows. • 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, Precautions For Connecting The Camera To The Computer

    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 ZoomBrowser EX Windows ..6 Windows That Communicate With the Camera and Manage Images ... 6 Main Window ... 7 How to Display the Main Window ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Comparing Multiple Images ..45 My Camera Settings ... 46 Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image ..46 Transferring Images ... 48 Transferring Images to a Camera ..48 CANON iMAGE GATEWAY ..49 About CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (for U.S.A. customers only) ..49 Registering ... 49 Available Services ..50 Preference Settings ... 51 Customizing ZoomBrowser EX ..51 Customizing the Task Buttons .

  • Page 6: Things To Remember, The Two Zoombrowser Ex Windows

    Things to Remember The Two ZoomBrowser EX Windows Windows That Communicate With the Camera and Manage Images The following two windows are the main ones used for ZoomBrowser EX 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. Main 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 ZoomBrowser EX windows. It is there for when you are unsure how to proceed. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques...

  • Page 7: Main Window, How To Display The Main Window, Names Of The Main Window Parts

    Things to Remember Main Window How to Display the Main Window Main Window will appear after the camera images are transferred and CameraWindow closes. You can also display it by double-clicking the ZoomBrowser EX icon on the desktop. Names of the Main Window Parts Menu Bar Task Buttons Selects tasks to perform. Last Acquired Images Displays the last images transferred. Folder Area Selects a folder to display. Properties Icon (Displays image properties) Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques...

  • Page 8: How To Perform Tasks, Selecting Tasks And Task Window Procedures

    Things to Remember How to Perform Tasks Selecting Tasks and Task Window Procedures Many ZoomBrowser EX functions can be accessed by selecting a task in the Main Window 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 task. Cancels the procedure and returns to the previous window. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Follow the instructions to perform the task. Appendices The major steps for the task appear here. Follow the steps in order. You can return to a previous step. An overview for the selected task appears here.

  • Page 9: Mastering The Basics, Transferring Images, Transferring Images By Connecting The Camera To A Computer

    Camera Settings] task button, followed by [Connect to Camera]. 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. When a window similar to the one at the right appears, click [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow]. With Windows XP, click [Canon CameraWindow] then [OK] in the AutoPlay window. For Windows 7, use the following steps to display CameraWindow. 1. Click on the task bar.

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    Things to Mastering Remember Click [Import Images from Camera], and then click [Import Untransferred Images]. Only images that have not yet been transferred will start to transfer. 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 Main 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] or [My Pictures] folders. To change the destination folder, click the button shown on the right in Step 4 as described above, then click the [Import] button. In the [Folder Settings] tab, click [Browse] to complete settings in the screen currently displayed.

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    CameraWindow (menu screen) then, [Import All Images]. Automatically Transferring Images on ZoomBrowser EX 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 the [Auto Import] tab. Add a checkmark to [Start importing images automatically when this software is launched.]. Transferring Images Using a Memory Card Reader An action selection window will open when you insert a memory card into the memory card reader. If you select [View/Download Images Using Canon ZoomBrowser EX], ZoomBrowser EX will start and display the following window. Use this window to perform the transferring procedures. Table of Contents More Advanced the Basics Techniques Transfers all images that have not yet been transferred. Allows you to select and transfer images. Prints images. Configures the transfer folder and other settings. Appendices...

  • Page 12: Printing, Printing A Single Image On A Single

    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”. Click the [Print & Email] task button in the Main Window. Click [Photo Print]. Confirm that [1. Select Images] is chosen and select images for printing. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

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    Things to Mastering Remember Click [2. Printer and Layout Settings] and set the categories as desired. Sets the printer, paper size and borderless printing settings. Click [3. Print]. Printing will start. HINT Printing Using Other Software If you have specialized printing software installed on the computer, you can also use it to print the images. Click the [Print & Email] task button in the Main Window, followed by [Print Using Other Software]. Table of Contents More Advanced the Basics Techniques Click here to crop and print a portion of an image. Sets the shooting date/time imprint settings. 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. Click the [Print & Email] task button in the Main Window. Click [Index Print]. Confirm that [1. Select Images] is chosen and select images for printing. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

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    Things to Mastering Remember Click [2. Printer and Layout Settings] and set the categories as desired. Sets the printer and paper size settings. Sets the number of rows or columns. Click [3. Print]. Printing will start. Table of Contents More Advanced the Basics Techniques Select an image to rotate or trim. Rotates selected images. Configures the printing of the shooting information, comments, headers, footers or page numbers. Appendices Click here to crop a portion of the selected image and print it.

  • Page 16: How To Use Camerawindow, First Menu Screen To Open

    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 y.our computer. Viewer Window (thumbnail display) 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). Closes CameraWindow. Switches between window display modes. Thumbnail display Preview display Full screen display Double-clicking an image switches to preview display.

  • 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) 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). Closes CameraWindow. Switches between window display modes. Thumbnail display Preview display Full screen display...

  • Page 19: How To Use The Main Window, Main Window

    Things to Remember How to Use the Main Window Main Window This is the main window for performing tasks in ZoomBrowser EX. Slide Show Displays the selected images in succession in the window. Properties Displays information about a selected image. View Image Displays the selected image in the Viewer Window. Task Buttons Selects a task to perform. Last Acquired Images You can check images by shooting date or My Category. Folder Area Selects a folder to display. • You can register folders you use often as Favorite Folders ( To delete a folder in the Favorite Folders area, select a folder and click the [Remove] button. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics...

  • Page 20: Display Modes, Display Control Panel

    Things to Remember Display Modes Select a browser area display mode to fit your purposes. Zoom Mode: suited for surveying many images. HINT Magnify Thumbnails to Check Images In zoom mode or scroll mode, positioning the mouse pointer over a thumbnail causes the image to appear at a higher magnification in a Mouse Over window. You can also set the Mouse Over window to not show in the (Show Information) menu. Display Control Panel This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area. Selection Menu Click this to select/deselect all images in the Browser Area. Show/Hide Image Information Menu Select here to show/hide such image information as the file name or shooting date or rating beneath the thumbnail. Zoom Button Use this to zoom in and out on an image. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced...

  • Page 21: Browser Area Tasks

    Things to Remember Browser Area Tasks Change the Folder Level The level of folder displayed can be changed with the following procedures. • In Zoom mode, position the mouse cursor over the folder and click the • In Scroll or Preview mode, double-click the icon. • To advance to a higher folder level, click the Create New Folder To create a new folder in the Browser Area, click the [File] menu and select [New Folder]. HINT Right-Click Context Menus Right-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 right-click menus to increase your efficiency. Using the Navigator If you change the displayed zoom factor in Zoom Mode, a Navigator Window that shows the current position will appear. In the Navigator Window you can change the position by dragging inside the window. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques...

  • Page 22: Properties Window

    Things to Remember Properties Window The Properties Window displays when you select an image in the Browser Area and click the Properties button. The Properties Window does not display in the Preview Mode. Shows or hides categories. File Name The file name can be changed. Star Rating and My Category Sets the rating for an image. An icon will display if a My Category is set. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Image Selector Buttons When multiple images are selected, you can switch between images that display information in the Properties Window. Appendices Protect Prevents an image from being overwritten or deleted. Comment You can type a comment here.

  • Page 23: Viewer Window

    Things to Remember Viewer Window Double-clicking an image in the Main Window displays it in this window. Change the display magnification. Zooming in displays the Navigator window to show the relative position on the image. Display at full screen size. Set the Star Rating. • 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 extract stills from movies. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Edit an image. Display the shooting information. You can configure the information display by clicking the [Tools] menu and selecting [Preferences]. Appendices Display multiple images side by side. Shooting information You can cut portions at either end of a movie clip. You can control movie playback and sound volume.

  • Page 24: More Advanced Techniques, Editing Images, Red Eye Correction, Auto Adjustment

    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 started by clicking the Edit task button. Images can also be edited in a similar way by clicking the [Edit] button in the Viewer Window. 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. Auto Adjustment Automatically adjusts the image color balance and brightness. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select a task from the left side of the window: [Edit] and [Edit Image].

  • Page 25: Color/brightness Adjustment, Adjusting Sharpness–emphasizing Outlines

    Things to Remember Color/Brightness Adjustment You can adjust image color balance and brightness using a variety of methods. Level Adjustment Tone Curve Adjustment Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines Makes images appear sharper by emphasizing the outlines of subjects, such as people and objects. Sharpen Unsharp Mask Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Brightness, Saturation, Contrast RGB Adjustment Appendices Procedures Select a task from the left side of the window: [Edit] and [Edit Image].

  • Page 26: Trimming–cropping A Portion Of An Image, Inserting Text

    Things to Remember Trimming–Cropping a Portion of an Image Use this to delete unnecessary portions of the image and leave only the necessary portions. 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 Select a task from the left side of the window: [Edit] and [Edit Image]. Select an image. [2. Select Editing Tool] [Trim] [3. Finish]...

  • Page 27: Using Other Editing Software

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

  • Page 28: Attaching Sounds

    Things to Remember Attaching Sounds You can add sound effects or background music to images and play back the sounds. Adding Sound Symbol displayed on image thumbnails to which sound files have been added. Playing an Image Sound File Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select an image. [Edit] and [Add/Remove Sound]. • WAVE type sound files (extension “.wav”) can be attached to images. • Attaching a sound file to an image results in the selected sound file being copied into the same folder as the image file. Procedures Select an image. [Edit] and [Play Sound].

  • Page 29: 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 a task from the left side of the window: [Edit] and [Stitch Photos].

  • Page 30: 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.

  • Page 31: 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 task from the left side of the window:...

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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 33: Exporting, Changing Image (stills) Sizes And Types, Changing Movie Sizes And Types

    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 Changing Movie Sizes and Types You can change a movie’s size and format when exporting it so that it can be published on the Internet or attached to an email message. .avi .mov Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices Procedures Select a task from the left side of the window: [Export] and [Export Still Images].

  • Page 34: Extracting Stills From Movies, Exporting Shooting Information

    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 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 a task from the left side of the window: [Export] and [Extract frames...

  • Page 35: Creating Computer Screen Saver Images, Creating Computer Wallpaper 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 a task from the left side of the window: [Export] and [Export as a Screen Saver]. Procedures Select a task from the left side of the window: [Export] and [Export as a Wallpaper].

  • Page 36: Saving To Cds

    Things to Remember Saving to CDs You can save images along with their shooting information to CD-R/RW discs. IMPORTANT • This function can only be used with computers that satisfy the following requirements: • Equipped with a CD-R/RW drive as standard equipment • Writing to the CD-R/RW drive operates correctly with Windows • If a window similar to that shown to the right appears when a new CD-R/RW disc is placed in the drive, click when using Windows XP) to close the window. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Back up important images or distribute your vacation photos on discs. ([Cancel] Appendices Procedures Select a task from the left side of the window: [Export] and [Backup to CD].

  • Page 37: Uploading Movies To Youtube, Uploading 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 Click the [Start] menu at the bottom left of the screen and select [All Programs] or [Programs] followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [Movie Uploader for YouTube] and [Movie Uploader for YouTube]. 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, Attaching Images To Email

    Things to Remember Email Attaching Images to Email You can send images as email file attachments. Click here for most images. Click here to check the options currently set. Click here to check what the actual compressed file size will be. HINT Automatic Start-up Settings for E-mail Software • When using Windows 7, you must pre-install an e-mail program. When changing settings, set the default program in the Control Panel. • When using Windows Vista, configure the settings in your e-mail software. For example, you can configure Windows e-mail by starting e-mail, then clicking the [Tools] menu, followed by [Options], [Default Messaging Programs], [This application is not the default Mail handler], and [Make Default]. • When using Windows XP, settings can be configured by starting the Internet Explorer program, and clicking the [Tools] menu, followed by [Internet Options], [Programs] tab, and the [E-mail] pull-down menu. IMPORTANT • The e-mail’s MAPI client must be preset for the e-mail software to start automatically. • 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 Click here when you want to change the image size or image quality settings, then click [Custom...

  • Page 39: Slide Shows, Viewing Images In 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 After the slide show, the images you clicked during the show appear...

  • Page 40: Image Management, Changing File Names In Batches, Sorting Images Into Folders By Shooting Date

    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: Configuring Image Information Settings, Setting Star Ratings, Inserting Comments

    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 Switch to [Preview Mode]. Set [Star Rating]. • You can also set the Star Ratings by accessing the [Edit] menu, the Properties Window or the Viewer Window. Procedures Switch to [Preview Mode].

  • Page 42: 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 by clicking Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Star Ratings...

  • Page 43: Searching, Filtering And Sorting Images, Searching Images

    Things to Remember Searching, Filtering and Sorting Images Searching Images You can search images using parameters extracted from the information associated with them. Star Ratings Keywords Comments Shooting Dates 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 Revision Dates Appendices Procedures Select a task from the left...

  • Page 44: Filtering Images, Sorting 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. Name Type Modification Ascending/ Date Descending Order Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Shooting Date Star Rating Appendices Procedures [Filter] This section is used to specify the filter criteria. Procedures [View] and [Sort by].

  • Page 45: Comparing Images, Comparing Multiple 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 ZoomBrowser EX, 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. Click [View Image]. Select the Viewer Window. Click [Synchronize]. • Selecting [Synchronize] causes actions such as increasing/reducing the magnification level or scrolling around the image to apply to all of the selected images in lock step, making it easy to check minute details of focus, coloring and other image characteristics.

  • Page 46: My Camera Settings, Changing The Shutter Sound And Start-up Image

    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 • Shutter Sound • Operation Sound • Selftimer 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 Connect the camera to a computer to start CameraWindow.

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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 48: Transferring Images, Transferring Images To A Camera

    Things to Remember Transferring Images Transferring Images to a Camera Images transferred once to a computer can be transferred back to the camera. Show favorite images to friends or connect a TV to show them on a large screen. IMPORTANT • Cameras that use the “MOV” data type can play back movies transferred back to the camera if movies were taken with that camera. Refer to the “Data Type” item in “Specifications” near the end of the Camera User Guide to see if the camera uses the “MOV” data type. You may not be able to play back movies taken with another camera. • Only still images compliant with Design rule for Camera File system standards can be transferred to your camera’s memory card. • 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.

  • Page 49: Canon Image Gateway, About Canon Image Gateway (for U.s.a. Customers Only), Registering

    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 (Microsoft Internet Explorer, 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 Select [CANON iMAGE GATEWAY] from tasks on the left of the window, then select [Register/Add Product].

  • Page 50: Available Services

    Things to Remember Available Services CANON iMAGE GATEWAY offers a variety of convenient and useful services. E-mail notifications of album uploads Friends and family can freely browse images Access even from mobile phones My Camera Settings Files on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Upload and share images...

  • Page 51: Preference Settings, Customizing Zoombrowser Ex, Customizing The Task Buttons

    Things to Remember Preference Settings Customizing ZoomBrowser EX You can configure ZoomBrowser EX to operate according to your preferences. • Overall themes, such as • Processing methods for • Categories of shooting • Show/hide messages • Print settings • Zoom speed Customizing the Task Buttons You can hide items that you do not usually use to streamline the task buttons. Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques window appearances images shot with the camera on end information displayed Appendices...

  • Page 52: Appendices, List Of Available Functions

    Things to Remember List of Available Functions CameraWindow Functions Function Names Import Untransferred Images Import Images from Camera Select Images to Import Import All Images Organize Images Organize Images on Camera Upload Images Upload Movies to YouTube from Camera Set Start-up Image Set Sounds Camera Settings Set Theme General (General/Connected Camera) Preferences Import (Auto Import/Folder Settings/After Import) ZoomBrowser EX Functions Task Button Names Connect to Camera Acquire & Acquire Images from Memory Camera Settings Card Transfer Images to Memory Card Transfers images from the computer to a memory card. View as a Slide Show Rename Multiple Files Classify into Folder...

  • Page 53

    Edit Movie Digital Photo Professional Process RAW Images Export Still Images Export Movies Extract frames from a movie Export Export Shooting Properties Export as a Screen Saver Export as a Wallpaper Backup to CD Photo Print Index Print Print Using Other Software Print & Email Email Images Register/Add Product Top Page CANON iMAGE GATEWAY View Online Photo Album Upload Images Download My Camera Contents Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Description of Function Allows you to perform image editing, such as cropping, image correction, inserting comments, and red-eye correction. You can also use it to start other image editing programs. Merges multiple images and creates a single large panoramic image. Edits movies or still images strung together. You can add text as titles, or background music, and apply various effects.

  • Page 54: 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 ZoomBrowser EX. JPEG (.JPG) 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. RAW (.CRW/.CR2) This is a proprietary image type provided by Canon. It saves 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. Windows bitmap (.BMP) This image type comes standard with Windows. Most Windows programs support it. TIFF (.TIF) This is a relatively popular image type. It is widely supported by non-Windows programs (such as Macintosh). PhotoCD (.PCD) This is the image type used for Photo CDs. AVI (.AVI) Standard Windows movie type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in ZoomBrowser EX’s Browser Area. MOV (.MOV) Movie type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in ZoomBrowser EX’s Browser Area. Table of Contents...

  • Page 55: 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. This explanation uses ZoomBrowser EX to demonstrate how to uninstall a program. You can remove other programs with the same procedures. Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX Uninstall]. The uninstall utility will start and remove Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques ZoomBrowser EX. Appendices...

  • Page 56: 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 57: Troubleshooting

    Things to Mastering More Advanced Appendices Remember the Basics Techniques 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.

  • Page 58

    Things to Remember Problems Try the suggested solutions to the common problems listed below. You can’t find transferred images. Refer to “Changing the Transfer Destination Folder” to confirm where the destination folder is. Add New Hardware Wizard displays when the camera is connected to the computer with an interface cable. Click [Cancel] to close the window. Temporarily disconnect the camera from the computer. Next, read Start by Checking This on the previous page and resolve the problem. Camera not detected, Events dialog/AutoPlay/Device Stage won’t display or images will not transfer to the computer (when camera is connected to the computer via an interface cable). The camera may have been recognized as another device. Solution: Delete the device with the following procedures. IMPORTANT • Computer administrator status is required to perform the following operation. Display the [Device Manager] dialog. Windows 7, Windows Vista: Click the [Start] menu, [Control Panel], [System and Maintenance], [System], and [Device Manager].

  • Page 59

    Things to Mastering Remember Click the [+] symbol beside the [Other devices], [Portable Devices] and/or [Imaging devices] category. Your camera model name or [Canon Camera] will display in these categories if it is being recognized as an “other” device. There are other potential reasons for the problem if the [Other devices], [Portable Devices] or [Imaging devices] categories do not appear or your camera model name or [Canon Camera] does not appear. Proceed to Step 5, and temporarily quit the procedures. Select your camera model name or [Canon Camera], right-click and select [Delete]. Click [OK] in the confirmation dialog. Delete all instances of your camera model name or [Canon Camera] if it appears in one or more places in the [Other devices] or [Imaging devices] categories. Close [Device Manager] or [System Properties]. Table of Contents More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices...

  • Page 60

    Things to Remember Software Guide Windows (ZoomBrowser EX, 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-E088-010 Table of Contents Mastering More Advanced the Basics Techniques Appendices © CANON INC. 2010...

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