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    ZoomBrowser EX Software User Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents (1/2) Chapter 1 What is ZoomBrowser EX? Chapter 4 Viewing Images Selecting Folders ..............50 What Can ZoomBrowser EX Do? ..........4 Changing the Display Mode ............ 52 Guide to the ZoomBrowser EX Windows ......... 5 Changing the Displayed Folder ..........55 Task Buttons and Main Window Features ........

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    Table of Contents (2/2) Chapter 6 Using Supplementary Features Editing Images ................. 88 Editing Images with Other Programs ........93 Sending Images by E-mail ............94 Exporting Images in Different Formats ........96 Running a Slide Show .............. 99 Adding Sounds to Images ............101 Creating a My Camera Sound ..........

  • Page 4: Chapter 1 What Is Zoombrowser Ex

    • Set the My Camera Settings (start-up image, start-up sound, REFERENCE operation sound, self-timer sound and shutter sound). • The Canon CD-ROM supplied with the camera contains several prepared My Camera Settings files. These files are automatically View Images copied to your computer when ZoomBrowser EX is installed.

  • Page 5: Guide To The Zoombrowser Ex Windows

    Chapter 1 Guide to the ZoomBrowser EX Windows (1/2) What is ZoomBrowser EX? This section briefly introduces the purposes and features of the two Main Window main windows for operating ZoomBrowser EX. This window opens when you start ZoomBrowser EX. The Main Camera Control Window Window is for displaying and organizing downloaded images.

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    Chapter 1 Guide to the ZoomBrowser EX Windows (2/2) What is ZoomBrowser EX? A shortcut menu is a convenient collection of the most Using the Right-Click in Operations common window buttons and menu commands that apply to a given situation. With ZoomBrowser EX you can access many useful functions by using the right mouse button (right-click).

  • Page 7: Task Buttons And Main Window Features

    Chapter 1 Task Buttons and Main Window Features (1/4) What is ZoomBrowser EX? The following menus appear when you click each respective Task Area and Task Buttons task button. There are six task buttons in the Main Window’s Task Area. In the Main Window, you use these buttons to start performing tasks.

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    Chapter 1 Task Buttons and Main Window Features (2/4) What is ZoomBrowser EX? ■ Using the Task Windows Gray Buttons (Black Letters) This is the step that you can select at the present time. You can When you select an item in the menu, the related steps appear switch to it by clicking the button.

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    Chapter 1 Task Buttons and Main Window Features (3/4) What is ZoomBrowser EX? Function Buttons Display Modes The following buttons are available in the Main Window. Use the tabs to switch between Browser Area display modes. View Image Button Displays the selected image in a viewer window. Display Control Panel Properties Button The display control panel offers the following buttons.

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    Chapter 1 Task Buttons and Main Window Features (4/4) What is ZoomBrowser EX? Show/Hide Image Information Menu Use this to show or hide image information—such as the file name, shooting date or Star Rating—below the Filter Images thumbnail. Extracts only the images that are assigned a special Star Rating and displays them in the Browser Area.

  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Downloading And Printing Images

    Chapter 2 Downloading Images to a Computer (1/8) Downloading and Printing Images This chapter explains a sequence of ZoomBrowser EX basic procedures Starting Methods for ZoomBrowser EX in order, such as downloading images from the camera and printing downloaded images. This section starts by explaining the procedures for There are two ways to start ZoomBrowser EX: “Auto Start”...

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    With some camera models, you must set the camera to the Playback mode to establish a Select [Canon CameraWindow] and click [OK]. connection to a computer. The purpose of these settings is to have ZoomBrowser EX’s A dialog similar to the following one (Events dialog) will appear.

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    • A device selection dialog will display if you have both a camera Camera Control Window and a memory card reader connected at the same time. Confirm that your camera model name or [Canon Camera] appears in the list box and click [OK]. REFERENCE •...

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    Chapter 2 Downloading Images to a Computer (4/8) Downloading and Printing Images This section describes two methods for downloading images shot from Using Camera Commands to Download Images the camera to a computer. You can download images using camera commands if your ■...

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    Chapter 2 Downloading Images to a Computer (5/8) Downloading and Printing Images The images will begin to download. The downloaded images REFERENCE will be saved into folders according to the shooting date. • If the Remote Shooting window opens, the previously noted The images will display in the Main Window when the window will not.

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    Chapter 2 Downloading Images to a Computer (6/8) Downloading and Printing Images Using Computer Commands to Download Images Click [Acquire & Camera Settings] in the Main Window, followed by [Acquire Images]. Read the dialog that displays. If a Camera Control Window similar to the one below appears, proceed to Step 3.

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    Chapter 2 Downloading Images to a Computer (7/8) Downloading and Printing Images The images will begin to download. The downloaded images Click [Starts to download images]. will be saved into folders according to their creation dates. When the download is complete, the downloaded images will appear in the Main Window.

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    Starting by Clicking an Icon or Menu Click the [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or Use the following methods to start ZoomBrowser EX using its [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], desktop icon or a menu. [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX].

  • Page 19: Printing Images

    Chapter 2 Printing Images (1/6) Downloading and Printing Images You will use the PhotoRecord printing utility to print. Click [1. Select Images] and choose images to print. The background of the selected image(s) changes to blue. REFERENCE • Images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space will appear unsaturated when printed using PhotoRecord (Color space settings are only available on select camera models).

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    Chapter 2 Printing Images (2/6) Downloading and Printing Images To operate PhotoRecord, follow the procedures displayed at the Click [2. Select Captions for Printing] and place a window’s left. check mark beside the information you would like printed with the image (multiple selection possible). REFERENCE •...

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    Chapter 2 Printing Images (3/6) Downloading and Printing Images REFERENCE Click [2 Select Printer & Album Type] and select a printer and an album type. • Select among the following album types. (The displayed album types may vary according to the printer in use.) Select a printer.

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    Chapter 2 Printing Images (4/6) Downloading and Printing Images Click [3 Select Paper] and choose the media type, Click [Decorate Album] and change the image back- paper size and paper orientation. ground, frame and other design elements as desired. Media Type and Paper Size Settings Select an item to change.

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    Chapter 2 Printing Images (5/6) Downloading and Printing Images To add new text, click the target page and input the text. Click [Add Titles & Captions] and change or add titles and text as desired. Click on text that is already displayed to change it. Select the page.

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    Chapter 2 Printing Images (6/6) Downloading and Printing Images Change the size and rotation angle of the image, text Click [4 Print], confirm the number of copies and or clip art as desired. other print settings and click [Print]. The following operations can be performed in the album window.

  • Page 25: Chapter 3 What You Can Do With A Camera Connected

    • If the Camera Control Window does not open, click the [Start] menu and select [Programs] or [All Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow]. Closing the Camera Control Window If you remove the check mark from here, the Sets the downloading method, Events dialog (p.

  • Page 26: Downloading Images Automatically-camera Operations

    Chapter 3 Downloading Images Automatically—Camera Operations What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Select [Change direct transfer download destination Starting Auto Downloading folder] and click [Next]. After you have set the Direct Transfer settings on the camera, you can start the direct transfer. This will download images automatically to the computer.

  • Page 27: Downloading Images Automatically-computer Operations

    Chapter 3 Downloading Images Automatically—Computer Operations (1/3) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Starting Auto Downloading Select [Change auto download settings] and click [Next]. Click [Starts to download images] in the Camera Control Window. This will download all the images automatically that have not yet been downloaded to the computer.

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    Chapter 3 Downloading Images Automatically—Computer Operations (2/3) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Select a destination folder for the downloaded Set the process to initiate after the images are images and set the new subfolder creation method downloaded and click [Next]. for downloads, then click [Next].

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    Chapter 3 Downloading Images Automatically—Computer Operations (3/3) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected To initiate the selected auto download process immediately after the camera and computer are connected, place a check mark beside [Images are automatically downloaded to computer while camera is connected].

  • Page 30: Checking Images In The Camera Before Downloading

    Chapter 3 Checking Images in the Camera before Downloading (1/2) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Opening the Camera Browser Window Selecting Images and Initiating the Download The Camera Browser Window will open when you click [Lets Select images for downloading in the Camera Browser you select and download images] in the Camera Control Window.

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    Chapter 3 Checking Images in the Camera before Downloading (2/2) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Set the file name and destination folder settings and click [Starts Download]. The images will download to the computer. To change the file name, set the text characters for the file prefix and the...

  • Page 32: Deleting Images From The Camera

    Chapter 3 Deleting Images from the Camera What You Can Do with a Camera Connected This section explains how to use the Camera Browser Window to delete Click (Delete Image). images from the camera. Opening the Camera Browser Window Click [Lets you select and download images] in the Camera Control Window to open the Camera Browser Window.

  • Page 33: Other Features Of The Camera Browser Window

    Chapter 3 Other Features of the Camera Browser Window What You Can Do with a Camera Connected This section explains the other features of the Camera Browser REFERENCE Window. • You can also download images displayed in the Camera Browser Window by dragging and dropping them into ZoomBrowser EX’s Browser Area or Folder Area.

  • Page 34: Setting The My Camera Settings

    Chapter 3 Setting the My Camera Settings (1/7) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected First click the [Set to Camera] tab in the Camera Control This section explains how to save the “My Camera Settings” on your Window and then click [Set My Camera]. computer to the camera or vice versa.

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    Computer list (the procedure is explained later in this section). • Pre-prepared My Camera Settings can be found on the disk on which ZoomBrowser EX was installed. Open the following sequence of folders: [Program Files], [Canon], [CameraWindow] and [MyCameraFiles]. My Camera Settings that are My Camera Settings •...

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    Chapter 3 Setting the My Camera Settings (3/7) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Saving the My Camera settings to the camera In the My Computer list, select a setting you would like to add to the camera. This topic explains how to save the previously recorded My When you select [Setup as a theme]: Camera Settings files to the camera.

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    Chapter 3 Setting the My Camera Settings (4/7) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Select the settings file you would like to replace in the Click the [Close] button to close the dialog. Camera list and click [Save to Camera]. This concludes the procedure for adding settings to the camera.

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    Chapter 3 Setting the My Camera Settings (5/7) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Adding New Files to the My Camera Settings Create the new files before adding them Create a new image or sound file and save it to the computer Start by creating the image file or sound file that will be used as and then add that file as a My Camera Settings file.

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    Chapter 3 Setting the My Camera Settings (6/7) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected ■ Adding the new file as My Camera Settings to the In the Open dialog, select the file you created and computer click [Open]. The selected file will appear in the My Computer list.

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    Chapter 3 Setting the My Camera Settings (7/7) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Saving the Settings to the Computer Click [Save to PC]. You can copy the My Camera Settings from the camera to the Assign a name to the settings file and click [OK]. computer.

  • Page 41: Setting Up Slide Shows On The Camera

    Chapter 3 Setting up Slide Shows on the Camera What You Can Do with a Camera Connected You can edit a camera slide show from the computer (if your camera Click the [Slide Show] button at the top left supports the slide show function). of the next window and select the number of the slide show you wish to edit.

  • Page 42: Setting The Dpof Print Settings

    Chapter 3 Setting the DPOF Print Settings (1/2) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected You can register print settings on a memory card, including the images Click the [Camera] menu in the Main to print and the number of copies. Window and select [Edit Slide/DPOF].

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    Chapter 3 Setting the DPOF Print Settings (2/2) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Standard printing Index printing The number under each image indicates the number of copies To include images in an index print, select the check box under to print.

  • Page 44: Checking And Changing Camera Settings

    Chapter 3 Checking and Changing Camera Settings What You Can Do with a Camera Connected You can check and change camera settings from the computer. Type the name of the owner of the camera here. Use this button to synchronize the First click the [Set to Camera] tab in the Camera Control camera clock and your PC clock.

  • Page 45: Copying Images To The Camera

    Chapter 3 Copying Images to the Camera What You Can Do with a Camera Connected You can copy images (JPEG format only) from the computer to the If a window similar to the following one opens, select an option camera (or memory card). as required and click [Add].

  • Page 46: Operating The Camera Shutter From The Computer

    Chapter 3 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (1/4) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected This section explains the procedures for remote shooting, the process of Remote Shooting Procedures operating the camera shutter remotely from a connected computer. First click the [Remote IMPORTANT Shooting] tab in the Camera...

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    Chapter 3 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (2/4) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected Features of the RemoteCapture Task Window Selects the image’s recording size and compression. Sets the rotation setting of the image being recorded. This setting cannot be adjusted if your camera’s Auto Rotate function is set to On.

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    Chapter 3 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (3/4) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected ■ Other Remote Shooting Features Saving and Recalling Shooting Settings You can save the current zoom settings and the settings in the ■...

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    Chapter 3 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (4/4) What You Can Do with a Camera Connected ■ Remote Shooting Default Settings Options Tab You can display the default settings for remote shooting by clicking the [File] menu in the RemoteCapture Task window and selecting [Preferences].

  • Page 50: Chapter 4 Viewing Images

    Chapter 4 Selecting Folders (1/2) Viewing Images This chapter explains the methods for displaying images with Favorite Folders and All Folders ZoomBrowser EX. This section explains the methods for using the Folder Area to select Two tabs, entitled Favorite Folders and All Folders, display in the folders containing the images you wish to view.

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    Chapter 4 Selecting Folders (2/2) Viewing Images Registering a Folder as a Favorite Folder Deregistering a Favorite Folder Select the Favorite Folders tab and the folder you wish to ■ Favorite Folders Tab Selected deregister, and click [Remove] at the bottom of the Folder Area. Click [Add] at the bottom of the Folder Area, select a folder in the window that opens and click [OK].

  • Page 52: Changing The Display Mode

    Chapter 4 Changing the Display Mode (1/3) Viewing Images You can change the display mode in the Browser Area for ease of use. ■ Zoom Mode This section explains how to do it. Displays all images in folders as thumbnails (tiny versions). Since many images can be shown together, it is a convenient mode Three Display Modes for visually searching for an image amongst all the rest.

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    Chapter 4 Changing the Display Mode (2/3) Viewing Images Zero Level Folder ■ Scroll Mode The folder is displayed as an icon. You can open it by double- This mode is convenient for checking images in several folders clicking it. simultaneously.

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    Chapter 4 Changing the Display Mode (3/3) Viewing Images ■ Preview Mode In this mode, image thumbnails (tiny versions) appear at the bottom of the Browser Area while a larger-scale image of the selected thumbnail and the information panel (which shows the image information) appear in the upper portion.

  • Page 55: Changing The Displayed Folder

    Chapter 4 Changing the Displayed Folder (1/3) Viewing Images ■ Opening a Folder Deep in the Hierarchy Scroll Mode If you click the to the left of the folder icon in the Browser Area, the images and subfolders in that folder will display. ■...

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    Chapter 4 Changing the Displayed Folder (2/3) Viewing Images ■ Preview Mode Returning to a higher level in the folder hierarchy At the bottom of the Browsing Area, double-click the icon of a When you are deep in the folder hierarchy, you can use the displayed folder to open it and view its images and subfolders.

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    Chapter 4 Changing the Displayed Folder (3/3) Viewing Images ■ In Zoom mode, you can do this Right-Clicking to Zoom In or Out Right-click on any clear area in the Browsing Area to display a There are more convenient ways to use the Zoom mode. menu like that below.

  • Page 58: Changing The Main Window Display Mode

    Chapter 4 Changing the Main Window Display Mode (1/4) Viewing Images This section explains the methods for filtering images assigned a special Setting the Information Shown with Thumbnails Star Rating and for displaying information other than the file name with a thumbnail.

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    Chapter 4 Changing the Main Window Display Mode (2/4) Viewing Images Sorting Thumbnails Changing the Thumbnail Display Size (Scroll Mode Only) You can set the criteria by which thumbnails are ordered. In the Scroll mode, you can change the thumbnail display size by moving the slider above the image either left or right.

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    Chapter 4 Changing the Main Window Display Mode (3/4) Viewing Images ■ Changing the Display Magnification (Zoom Mode Only) Changing the Display Position You can move the display position in the Browser Area by clicking the (Selection Tool) in the Display Control Panel and ■...

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    Chapter 4 Changing the Main Window Display Mode (4/4) Viewing Images ■ Changing the Task Area and Folder Area Display Modes Hiding the Task Area Clicking the button at the upper right of the Task Area, You can hide the Task Area and Folder Area to make the hides the Task Area and widens the Folder Area.

  • Page 62: Checking Images In A Pop-up Window

    Chapter 4 Checking Images in a Pop-Up Window Viewing Images You can check images by positioning the mouse pointer over a Checking Folders thumbnail or folder to display a pop-up window. This is convenient for confirming that you have the right image when many thumbnails are When you position the mouse pointer over a folder, the displayed in the Browser Area.

  • Page 63: Opening Images

    Chapter 4 Opening Images Viewing Images This procedure involves opening the Viewer Window from the Browser REFERENCE Area to open images. • Select an image to open in the Browser Area and then click (View Images) or the [View] menu and select [View Image]. How to open an image Opening multiple images In the Browsing Area, double-click the image that you want to...

  • Page 64: Using The Viewer Window

    Chapter 4 Using the Viewer Window (1/3) Viewing Images This section explains how to use the Viewer Window. REFERENCE • When the display magnification level is Opening the Previous or Next Image high, a Navigator window such as the one at the right appears.

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    Chapter 4 Using the Viewer Window (2/3) Viewing Images When multiple images are displayed in the Viewer Window, Displaying Multiple Images clicking the Back and Next buttons replaces all the images with the next set of images ahead or behind. You can display two to four images at once in the Viewer Window by clicking the [Split Screen] button.

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    Chapter 4 Using the Viewer Window (3/3) Viewing Images Other Features of the Viewer Window Closing the Viewer Window When movies or RAW images are displayed in the Viewer Click to close the Viewer Window. Or click the [File] menu Window, the Play or RAW button appears to the right of the and select [Close Viewer].

  • Page 67: Chapter 5 Organizing Images

    Chapter 5 Selecting Images Organizing Images This chapter explains the various features in ZoomBrowser EX for Selecting All the Images managing images. Although it is presented earlier, in this section we reintroduce the You can select all the images in a folder at once by clicking methods for selecting images in the Browser Area as one of the basic (Select Images) on the Display Control Panel and selecting image management procedures.

  • Page 68: Setting Star Ratings

    Chapter 5 Setting Star Ratings (1/2) Organizing Images This section explains the procedures for setting Star Ratings used in Other Settings Methods for Star Ratings image searches and to display subsets of images. What is a Star Rating? ■ Menu Method Select the image in the Browser Area, click the [Edit] menu and You can assign one of three ratings to an image.

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    Chapter 5 Setting Star Ratings (2/2) Organizing Images ■ ■ Viewer Window Method Slide Show Method While a slide show is in play, click the ★ symbol at the Display the image in the Viewer Window and select a Star Rating.

  • Page 70: Assigning Keywords

    Chapter 5 Assigning Keywords (1/2) Organizing Images This section explains the procedures for assigning keywords to images for searches. What is a Keyword? A keyword is information used to perform searches on images. Select a keyword that matches the image content from the keywords in categories such as People, Places, Events or Others.

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    Chapter 5 Assigning Keywords (2/2) Organizing Images Other Ways to Assign Keywords Category ■ Menu Method Select an image in the Browser Area, click the [Tools] menu and select [View/Modify Keywords] to display the keyword settings window. ■ Properties Window Method Select an image in the Browser Area and click (Properties).

  • Page 72: Classifying Images

    Chapter 5 Classifying Images Organizing Images You can classify selected images into folders by the shooting dates. Click [2. Specify Classification Settings] and set the classification method. Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window, followed by [Classify into Folder]. Click [3.

  • Page 73: Renaming Images

    Chapter 5 Renaming Images (1/2) Organizing Images This section explains the procedures for changing an image name A dialog similar to that below will appear. (image file name). IMPORTANT Renaming an image in ZoomBrowser EX renames the actual file on your PC. REFERENCE Type a new name and click [OK] to change the image name.

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    Chapter 5 Renaming Images (2/2) Organizing Images Click [3. Finish]. Changing Multiple Image File Names The program will start renaming the images. You can rename multiple image files at once. Renaming Folders Click [View & Classify] in the Main Window, followed by [Rename Multiple Files].

  • Page 75: Searching Images

    Chapter 5 Searching Images (1/2) Organizing Images You can search images using such criteria as Star Ratings, revision dates, Sets whether images are searched according to all the parameters or just one. shooting dates, comments or keywords. REFERENCE • For information about Star Rating settings, see “Setting Star Ratings”...

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    Chapter 5 Searching Images (2/2) Organizing Images Images satisfying the search parameters will display in the Click [3. Start Search] after you have set the param- folder named “Search Results” in the Main Window. eters. You can select and print these images, or copy them to other A set of images corresponding to the search parameters will folders.

  • Page 77: Moving Or Copying Images

    Chapter 5 Moving or Copying Images (1/4) Organizing Images This section explains how to move or copy images between folders. It is convenient to conduct these procedures in the zoom mode. REFERENCE • Moving or copying images in ZoomBrowser EX affects the actual location in which those images are stored on your PC.

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    Chapter 5 Moving or Copying Images (2/4) Organizing Images Copying an image within the Browsing Area To copy an image, before you drop the image you are dragging, press and hold the [Ctrl] key and release the mouse button, while still holding the key. B While holding down the [Ctrl] key, drop it at the desired location.

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    Chapter 5 Moving or Copying Images (3/4) Organizing Images Moving or Copying an Image from the Browsing Area to the Copying by Dragging a File Icon from a Windows Window Folder Area You can also copy an image by dragging its file icon from an open Windows window and dropping it onto the ZoomBrowser You can move or copy images between different folders by EX window.

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    Chapter 5 Moving or Copying Images (4/4) Organizing Images Additional ways of moving or copying images ■ Copying from the menu Select one or more images, click the [Edit] menu and select ■ [Copy]. Next, select the target folder in the Folder Area, click Moving or copying many images at once the [Edit] menu and select [Paste].

  • Page 81: Deleting Images

    Chapter 5 Deleting Images (1/2) Organizing Images This section explains how to delete images and folders you no longer Click [Yes] when a confirmation dialog like the one below need. appears. How to delete an image Select an image in the Browser Area to delete and click (Delete).

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    Chapter 5 Deleting Images (2/2) Organizing Images Other ways of deleting images Deleting Folders Select the folder in the Browser Area and click (Delete). You ■ Deleting multiple images can also delete a folder by selecting it, clicking the [File] menu and selecting [Delete].

  • Page 83: Rotating Images

    Chapter 5 Rotating Images Organizing Images This section explains how to rotate images to the desired orientation. REFERENCE This is useful for images taken by holding the camera sideways. • 90-degrees right is a clockwise rotation and 90-degrees left is a IMPORTANT counterclockwise rotation.

  • Page 84: Viewing Image Properties

    Chapter 5 Viewing Image Properties (1/2) Organizing Images This procedure is for viewing various types of information about the You can play a sound if one is attached to an Displays selected image. image. Viewer Viewing Information in the Properties Window Window.

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    Chapter 5 Viewing Image Properties (2/2) Organizing Images Sets Star Ratings. You can rename Viewing Information in the Preview Mode the file. If you set the display mode to the Preview mode and select an image, you can view the information for that image. You can view various types of information about the image in this window, including the revision date or file size, shooting date and time, and the camera shooting settings.

  • Page 86: Creating Folders

    Chapter 5 Creating Folders Organizing Images This section explains how to create a new folder within an existing one. Type a name for the new folder and click [OK]. You have created a new folder. Creating Folders Select a folder in the Folder Area. You will be creating a new folder within the folder selected here.

  • Page 87: Refreshing Folders

    Chapter 5 Refreshing Folders Organizing Images This section explains how to refresh or update a folder. Refreshing Folders What Does It Mean to Refresh a Folder Click the [View] menu and select [Refresh Current Folder]. This will update ZoomBrowser EX’s information about all the folders. Adding, moving, copying or editing an image or a folder within ZoomBrowser EX ensures that it is updated and appears correctly in the Browsing Area.

  • Page 88: Chapter 6 Using Supplementary Features

    Chapter 6 Editing Images (1/5) Using Supplementary Features This section explains the procedures for editing images displayed in the ■ Red Eye Correction Viewer Window. Use this to correct images in which people’s eyes appear red. About the Editing Features ■...

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    Chapter 6 Editing Images (2/5) Using Supplementary Features ■ Red Eye Correction Manual Mode If you select [Manual Mode] and position the mouse pointer This corrects the red portion of eyes that appear red. Click over red eyes, the corresponding area will be highlighted. Click (Edit) in the Viewer Window and select [Red Eye Correction] to it to automatically correct the red eye in that portion.

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    Chapter 6 Editing Images (3/5) Using Supplementary Features REFERENCE Image Correction • You can also start the image correction procedure by clicking the This adjusts the brightness, saturation, contrast and RGB (red, [Edit] menu in the Viewer Window and selecting [Image green, blue) highlights and shadows.

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    Chapter 6 Editing Images (4/5) Using Supplementary Features Position the mouse pointer over the image and drag it to select Crop cutout dimensions with the rectangular cropping frame. Then click [Crop Image] to cut out the specified dimensions. Check Use this to delete unnecessary portions of the image and leave the cropped image and click [OK] to complete the cropping only the necessary portions.

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    Chapter 6 Editing Images (5/5) Using Supplementary Features REFERENCE Saving under a Different Name • You can use the following tools when editing. You can leave the original image file untouched and save the edited image in a new file under a different name. After editing Red Eye Correction Button the original, click the [File] menu in the Viewer Window and (Only available in the manual red eye correction mode)

  • Page 93: Editing Images With Other Programs

    Chapter 6 Editing Images with Other Programs Using Supplementary Features This section explains how to edit an image selected in ZoomBrowser EX REFERENCE using another image editing program that has been registered with • You can also edit images by clicking [Edit] in the Task Area of the ZoomBrowser EX.

  • Page 94: Sending Images By E-mail

    Chapter 6 Sending Images by E-mail (1/2) Using Supplementary Features This chapter explains how you can use images stored in ZoomBrowser EX Click [2. Change Image Size] and set the image size in various situations. First, let’s begin with how you can send images in and quality.

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    Chapter 6 Sending Images by E-mail (2/2) Using Supplementary Features Click [3. Send or Save] and select whether to send the Click [4. Finish]. e-mail or save the image. • If You Selected [Create a new email]: Your e-mail program will start and the selected images will Start the e-mail program and send appear as an attachment in the message window.

  • Page 96: Exporting Images In Different Formats

    Chapter 6 Exporting Images in Different Formats (1/3) Using Supplementary Features This section explains how to change the size, resolution or file format of Exporting Images a selected image and write it to a new file, and to export an image for use as a screen saver or wallpaper.

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    Chapter 6 Exporting Images in Different Formats (2/3) Using Supplementary Features Export Still Images Export Shooting Properties Click [3. Finish] after specifying the settings. Click [3. Finish] after specifying the settings. Changes the Changes the Adds a prefix to Place check marks beside the You can insert or remove image size.

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    Chapter 6 Exporting Images in Different Formats (3/3) Using Supplementary Features Export as a Screen Saver Export as a Wallpaper Click [3. Finish] after specifying the settings. Click [3. Finish] after specifying the settings. Place a check mark here to imbed Calculates the post-conversion file size.

  • Page 99: Running A Slide Show

    Chapter 6 Running a Slide Show (1/2) Using Supplementary Features This section explains how to run a slide show displaying images in Select the transition effect to be used when moving from one slide to another (When you click an effect, you can get a preview of how the effect looks) sequence in the full-screen mode.

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    Chapter 6 Running a Slide Show (2/2) Using Supplementary Features While running a slide show, you can use the control buttons at Click [3. Start Slide Show]. the bottom right of the window to control the show. The slide show starts. From left to right, the Back button, Pause button and Next button.

  • Page 101: Adding Sounds To Images

    Chapter 6 Adding Sounds to Images Using Supplementary Features You can add sounds to your images and play them later as necessary. The following mark appears when an image is accompanied by a sound. REFERENCE This mark indicates an image with a sound. •...

  • Page 102: Creating A My Camera Sound

    Chapter 6 Creating a My Camera Sound (1/2) Using Supplementary Features Creating a My Camera Sound Recording and Editing Sounds The following section introduces the [My Camera Sound Maker] Use these tabs to switch between sound files for recording and editing. function, which allows you to record and edit the start-up Click here to record sounds.

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    Chapter 6 Creating a My Camera Sound (2/2) Using Supplementary Features Saving a Sound IMPORTANT • The “Sound time” will display in red if the sound file exceeds Click here to save a sound (A window allowing you to name the file will display). the time limit.

  • Page 104: Playing Movies

    Chapter 6 Playing Movies Using Supplementary Features ZoomBrowser EX supports movies. The Viewer Window will open if you double-click the thumbnail. You can play the movie by clicking the [Play] button You can download movie files and display them in the Browser in the Viewer Window to start Windows Media Player or Area just like ordinary images.

  • Page 105: Editing Movies

    Chapter 6 Editing Movies (1/4) Using Supplementary Features You can create movies by adding various effects: linking movies and still Follow these steps to proceed. images that have been downloaded to a computer, superimposing titles Guidance Click this button for detailed and other text, and adding background music.

  • Page 106

    Chapter 6 Editing Movies (2/4) Using Supplementary Features Features of the Storyboard Area Changes the order of the Displays the properties of the selected image. selected images. Deletes the selected image from the storyboard area. Click this button to play the movie being edited.

  • Page 107

    Chapter 6 Editing Movies (3/4) Using Supplementary Features Features of the [2. Arrange] Window Features of the [3. Apply Effect] Window Superimposes titles and other text on the image Moves the image selected in the storyboard selected in the storyboard area. area one position to the left or right.

  • Page 108

    Chapter 6 Editing Movies (4/4) Using Supplementary Features Features of the [4. Set Audio] Window Features of the [5. Save] Window You can link MP3-format and WAV-format audio files as background music or Specifies the file name. sound effects. When you link a sound file using this procedure, a bar appears under the Selects the destination folder.

  • Page 109: Exporting Movies

    Chapter 6 Exporting Movies (1/2) Using Supplementary Features This feature changes a movie to another file format or size and exports it. Features of the [2. Select the save format] Window Procedures for Exporting Movies Select between [Motion JPEG (AVI)] and [QuickTime movie (mov)] as the format in which to save the movie file.

  • Page 110

    Chapter 6 Exporting Movies (2/2) Using Supplementary Features Features of the [3. Set the save format] Window Features of the [4. Specify name of file to be saved] Window To change the size of the movie being exported, select [Zoom To save the movie under its original file name, select [Same as original image] specification] or [Size specification] and set the size.

  • Page 111: Converting Raw Images

    Chapter 6 Converting RAW Images (1/5) Using Supplementary Features If your camera supports RAW images you can handle higher quality Converting RAW Images images. However, the RAW format is a special file format and RAW images cannot be opened or processed in their native format in standard image Select a RAW image in the Browser Area.

  • Page 112

    Chapter 6 Converting RAW Images (2/5) Using Supplementary Features ■ ■ Main Window Image Quality Adjustment Window The conversion is conducted in this window. You can adjust the brightness, contrast and coloration of a RAW image as it is converted. See the Features of the Image You can use this Quality Adjustment Window for details.

  • Page 113

    Chapter 6 Converting RAW Images (3/5) Using Supplementary Features Adjust the image quality as required in the Image Quality Adjustment Window. Click the [2. Save] tab in the Main Window, set the file format and save destination, and then click [Save]. Selects images that will be saved with the same settings (All images, or images marked with a...

  • Page 114

    Chapter 6 Converting RAW Images (4/5) Using Supplementary Features Features of the Image Quality Adjustment Window The adjustable categories vary according to your camera model. Scrolling Tab Titles Click the arrows to display the other tab titles. Click a tab title to change tabs and access the other settings. Adjusts the white balance by the light source or color temperature, etc.

  • Page 115

    Chapter 6 Converting RAW Images (5/5) Using Supplementary Features Registering Custom Color Schemes (My Color) Click [Read] beside the target image, select the post- adjustment image (target image) that you have modi- If you register a custom color scheme as a “My Color” scheme, fied with an image editing program, and click [Cre- you can apply this scheme easily to additional images when you ate].

  • Page 116: Stitching Panoramic Images - Photostitch

    Chapter 6 Stitching Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch Using Supplementary Features If you have several images of the same scene with only slight Then, follow the instructions on the upper part of the differences, you can use PhotoStitch to connect the images together to PhotoStitch window, and stitch your images together.

  • Page 117: Saving Images To Cd-r/rw Disks (windows Xp Only)

    Chapter 6 Saving Images to CD-R/RW Disks (Windows XP Only) Using Supplementary Features Saving Images to CD-R/RW Disks Click [1. Select Images] and select the folder or image in the Browser Area. You can copy or save images onto CD-R disks and CD-RW Click [2.

  • Page 118: Appendices

    ■ RAW files (.CRW) This format is a proprietary file format 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 file format.

  • Page 119: Customizing Preferences

    Customizing Preferences (1/2) Appendices ZoomBrowser EX provides a variety of preference settings that you can General Tab customize to make the program work the way you like. This section introduces some of the major preference settings you can change. This tab sets the way the tiny version of the images (thumbnail) is handled in the Browser Area, turns the thumbnail display REFERENCE magnification on/off, and sets the zoom behavior.

  • Page 120

    Customizing Preferences (2/2) Appendices Rotate Tab Selection Tab This tab sets the rotation settings. This tab sets the image selection methods and the image selection steps used with the task buttons. Place a check mark here to Sets the image have the original image selection method.

  • Page 121: Customizing Menus

    Customizing Menus Appendices Click the [Tools] menu and select [Customize] to open a Sets whether options are shown or hidden on the menus opened by window like the one shown below. clicking task buttons in the Main Window. Use this window to set the categories to display and click [OK]. Remove the check mark from the menu items you wish to hide.

  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    • A message such as “No camera was found” displays when you attempt to download images from the camera. • Even though [Canon CameraWindow] is selected in the Events dialog, the Camera Control Window fails to open when the camera and computer are connected with the interface cable and set to the correct communication mode.

  • Page 123

    Troubleshooting (2/5) Appendices ■ Check the Camera Status How to Get Help Confirm that the camera is on and in the correct mode to ZoomBrowser EX comes with a Help file. Use it when you want transfer data. Please see your Camera User Guide since the to learn how to do an operation, or when you want to know methods for setting the camera and computer to the about the features of the program.

  • Page 124

    [Start]. and [Windows Explorer]. For example, select the following database file if it was used (With Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows 98 SE, right-click previously: [C: \Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser the [My Computer] icon and select [Explore] from the popup EX\Database\My Database.zbd]. menu.)

  • Page 125

    Troubleshooting (4/5) Appendices ■ Click [OK] if the following dialog appears. Image Files Were Saved Below the Program Files Folder in a Previous Version In ZoomBrowser EX 5, image files in folders within the Program Files folder will not display. To display these images, perform the procedures below after you have followed steps 1-6 on the previous page.

  • Page 126

    Troubleshooting (5/5) Appendices IMPORTANT • Do not copy just the images from within the folder, copy the folder itself to a location higher in the directory hierarchy. When you select the copied folder in ZoomBrowser EX 4, the images will now display. Click the copied folder to display its images in the Browsing Area.

  • Page 127: Index

    Index (1/3) Index Selection Menu 9 Selection Tool 10 Adobe RGB color space 19 Camera Browser Window 30, 32, 33 Show/Hide Image Information Menu 10 Auto Download Settings 26 Opening 30 Up Button 9 Camera Control Window 5, 13, 25 Zoom In Button 10 Camera Settings 44 Brightness 90...

  • Page 128

    Index (2/3) Index Deleting 81 Movies 104 Deselecting 67 Editing 105 Favorite Folders 50 Deselecting All 67 Exporting 109 Deregistering 51 Destination for Download 31 Playing 104 Registering 51 Displaying Multiple 65 Moving Images 77 Folder Downloading to a Computer 15 My Camera Settings 34 Creating 86 Editing 88...

  • Page 129

    Index (3/3) Index Shooting Information 84 Slide Show RAW Format 118 Undo 89, 90 Camera 41 Converting 111 Undo All 89, 90 Computer 99 RAW Images 66, 111 Sorting Thumbnails 59 Recording Sounds 102 Video clip files 118 Sounds 101 Red Eye Correction 88, 89 Viewer Window 63, 64, 88 File Length 38...

  • Page 130

    • 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.

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