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CDI-E070-010
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© 2003 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN JAPAN
Software Starter Guide
(For the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Version 12)
You must install the software bundled on the Canon
Digital Camera Solution Disk before connecting the
camera to the computer.
Install the software.
Windows
p. 10
Macintosh
p. 52
• This guide explains how to install the software programs and
briefly introduces their functions and operating procedures.
• Please read the software license agreement in this guide before
using the software. By using the software, you agree to be
bound by the terms of the agreement.
Connect the camera
to the computer.

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  • Page 1

    Software Starter Guide (For the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Version 12) You must install the software bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk before connecting the camera to the computer. Connect the camera Install the software. to the computer.

  • Page 2: Canon Customer Support

    Canon. ArcSoft Customer Support • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a North America mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the software, the CompactFlash™ cards (CF cards), personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon CF cards.

  • Page 3

    In consideration of the right to use the SOFTWARE, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. 1. LICENSE: Canon grants you the personal, non-exclusive right to use the SOFTWARE only on a single computer. You may physically transfer the SOFTWARE from one computer to another provided that the SOFTWARE is used on only one computer at a time.

  • Page 4

    CD-ROM media in which the Software is stored. Except as expressly provided herein, no license or right, express or implied, is hereby conveyed or granted by Canon to you for any intellectual property of Canon. Nothing contained in Paragraph 1 shall be construed to give Canon any ownership rights in any images, graphics or textual material that you save in connection with the Software.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Read This First It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home Like a Pro ......2 Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining Software .....4 About the CD-ROMs in Your Package ..........6 System Requirements ................7 Using the Software on the Windows Platform - Preparations - Installing the Software and USB Driver ..........10 Using the Software on the Windows Platform...

  • Page 6

    Information Common to All Models ..........92 PowerShot S50 ................. 94 PowerShot S400 DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS 400 ......95 PowerShot A70 ................96 PowerShot A60 ................97 PowerShot A300 ................98 PowerShot G3 .................. 99 PowerShot S45 ................100 PowerShot S230 DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS v ......

  • Page 7: Read This First

    Read This First This chapter explains what you can accomplish using the camera with the software contained on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. It also lists the computer system configurations required to use the software. About this Guide •The explanations in this guide are based on Windows XP and Mac OS X v10.2.

  • Page 8: It's So Simple! Make Prints Right At Home Like A Pro

    It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home Like a Pro It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home Like a Pro Shoot the images See your Camera User Guide for shooting instructions. Install the software on the computer Just install the software once at the beginning.

  • Page 9

    Connect the camera to the computer Download images to the computer Print the images...

  • Page 10: Unbounded Possibilities With Entertaining Software

    Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining Software Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining Software Print a Variety of Layouts Print with the diverse layouts available in PhotoRecord (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh). The examples shown are from PhotoRecord (Windows). Stitch a Panorama Together Create a panoramic image from a series of images with PhotoStitch.

  • Page 11

    Send an Image as an E-mail Attachment Attach an image to an e-mail message by starting your mail software from within ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) or ImageBrowser (Macintosh). Operate the Camera Shutter from the Computer Release the camera’s shutter from the computer with RemoteCapture. The recorded image is saved directly to your computer.

  • Page 12: About The Cd-roms In Your Package

    About the CD-ROMs in Your Package About the Supplied Software In addition to the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk, your camera may be accompanied by other CD-ROMs containing image editing software. Your choice of camera model will determine which disks are included.

  • Page 13: System Requirements

    100 MB or more - PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more - RemoteCapture: 20 MB or more •Canon Camera TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more •Canon Camera WIA Driver: 25 MB or more Display 800 x 600 pixels/ High Color (16 bit) or better is required 1,024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended •A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software.

  • Page 14

    System Requirements Macintosh Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Mac OS X (V e rsion 1 0 .1 / 1 0 .2) Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built- in USB ports. PowerPC Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2: 20 MB or more of application memory Mac OS X (V e rsion 1 0 .1 / 1 0 .2): 1 2 8 MB or more Interface...

  • Page 15: Using The Software On The Windows Platform

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform - Preparations - This chapter explains the basic procedures for installing the software and connecting the camera to a computer. Read this material before you connect the camera to the computer.

  • Page 16: Installing The Software And Usb Driver

    Installing the Software and USB Driver Installing the Software and USB Driver Start by installing the software from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. •You must install the software before you connect the camera to the computer. •Users of Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 must first log in as an Administrator (computer system administrator) to install programs.

  • Page 17

    Click [Software Installation]. Installer Panel Click [Next]. Read the software license agreement and click [Yes] if you consent to all the conditions. How to Display the Installer Panel Use the following procedures to display the installer panel if it does not appear automatically.

  • Page 18

    • Windows 2000:Canon Camera TWAIN Driver • Windows Me:Canon Camera WIA Driver • Windows 98:Canon Camera TWAIN Driver * The Canon Camera WIA Driver is required for Windows XP with the PowerShot G3, PowerShot S45 and PowerShot S230 DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS v...

  • Page 19

    Review the installation settings and click [Next]. The items displayed here differ according to the software installed. The installation will start. Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed. Click [OK] if the following message appears. This message will display if you selected and installed the USB Driver in Step...

  • Page 20

    Installing the Software and USB Driver When the installation is over, select [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.] and click [Finish]. Users of Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 must log in as an Administrator (computer system administrator) after restarting to carry out the subsequent procedures.

  • Page 21

    Attach the camera to the computer and set it to the correct mode for connecting. Procedures for attaching the camera to the computer and placing it in the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models. See Information about Your Camera (p. 91) for details.

  • Page 22

    Installing the Software and USB Driver •See USB Driver Installation not proceeding well in the Troubleshooting section (p. 117) if you are having problems installing the USB Driver. •See Uninstalling the USB Driver (p. 111) to delete the USB Driver installed with these procedures. •See If You Were Using ZoomBrowser EX Version 2 or 3 (p.

  • Page 23: Using The Software On The Windows Platform

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform - The Basics - This chapter explains the procedures for using ZoomBrowser EX to download the camera's images to the computer and print them. Read this chapter after completing the preparations in the Using the Software on the Windows Platform - Preparations - section.

  • Page 24: Starting Zoombrowser Ex

    A dialog (Events dialog) similar to that below will appear after a moment. Select the application program you wish to start from the list in this dialog. Your camera model name or "Canon Camera" will appear here. Select an application program here.

  • Page 25

    A dialog allowing you to select the camera model will display if a camera and a memory card reader are connected at the same time. Confirm that your model name or "Canon Camera" is displayed and click [OK]. How to Display the Events Dialog Use the following procedures to start ZoomBrowser EX and display the Camera Window.

  • Page 26

    Starting ZoomBrowser EX A message asking whether you wish to continue the connection may appear after some camera models are connected to the computer. See Connection Confirmation Message Displays (p. 117) in the Troubleshooting section regarding this message. Next, download images to the computer (p. 22). Memory Card Connection Insert the memory card into the reader.

  • Page 27

    Click [Camera & Memory Card]. Click [Browse & Download Images] in the next menu. This will display the Camera Window. The memory card images will display as thumbnails (tiny versions) in the Camera Window. •A selection dialog will appear if multiple memory card readers loaded with memory cards are connected or if a camera and memory card reader are connected.

  • Page 28: Downloading Images To The Computer

    Downloading Images to the Computer Downloading Images to the Computer Downloading Images to the Computer Downloading Images to the Computer Downloading Images to the Computer Click on images in the Camera Window that you wish to download. The background color of the selected images will change to orange. Thumbnail “RAW”...

  • Page 29

    Confirm the destination folder and click [OK]. Specify the destination folder for the image(s). (You can change the destination folder by clicking [Browse] and selecting a new destination.) Select [Create new folder] to create a new folder within the one specified above, and select a naming option.

  • Page 30

    Downloading Images to the Computer Other Methods of Downloading Images to the Computer * Windows XP Your camera uses a standard image transfer protocol called the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). With the PTP and Windows XP, all you need do is connect the camera to the computer with a USB cable to download images.

  • Page 31: Printing Images

    Printing Images Click [Print] in the Main Window. Click [Layout Print] in the next menu. Click on the image(s) you wish to print and click the [Next] button at the window's bottom right. The background color of the selected images will change to orange.

  • Page 32

    Confirm that [Artwork/Layout album] is selected and click [Next]. •When you select "Artwork/Layout album", you can resize or reposition images freely for printing. •The other print modes allow you to do such things as tile the images for printing or arrange them for printing on Canon perforated paper.

  • Page 33

    In the next window, set the paper size and the other settings and click [Next]. In the last window, select [Automatic layout] and click [Finish]. This will display the PhotoRecord window. Click the PhotoRecord [Print] button. This will display the Print dialog.

  • Page 34

    Printing Images Click [Print] to start printing. •The Index Print Settings dialog will open if you select [Index Print] in Step 2 and complete steps 3 and 4. You can select the settings, such as the thumbnail size and paper size, and click [Print] to start an index print.

  • Page 35: Using The Software On The Windows Platform

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform - Advanced Techniques - This chapter explains various ZoomBrowser EX features, such as how to play movies, create panoramic images and operate the camera shutter from the computer. Proceed to this chapter once you have mastered the basic ZoomBrowser EX procedures in the Using the Software on the Windows Platform - The Basics chapter.

  • Page 36: The Zoombrowser Ex Windows

    The ZoomBrowser EX Windows The ZoomBrowser EX Windows ZoomBrowser EX has two windows: the Camera Window and the Main Window. This topic explains the features of these two windows. Camera Window This window can be used to view images in the camera (or memory card) and download them to the computer.

  • Page 37

    Main Window This window can be used to organize the images downloaded to the computer. It can also be used for other purposes, such as printing images and attaching them to e-mail messages. Function Buttons Folders Area These buttons apply functions to Select image folders here.

  • Page 38: Replaying Movies

    Installation Procedures for QuickTime 1. Set the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the CD-ROM drive. The installer panel will automatically appear. (Display it with the procedures in How to Display the Installer Panel (p. 11) if it does not appear.)

  • Page 39: Converting Raw Images - File Viewer Utility

    Converting RAW Images - File Viewer Utility Images can be recorded in the RAW format (RAW images) with certain camera models. RAW images are extremely high-quality images that are not degraded by compression algorithms when recorded. However, they are not supported by most image editing programs in their native format, so they must be converted before use.

  • Page 40

    Converting RAW Images - File Viewer Utility File Viewer Utility Features Preferences Button Buttons for selecting images. Save Button Use this button to select Converts and saves the image. image transfer Image Selection Button applications. You can also Selects the method for selecting use it to adjust RAW image images.

  • Page 41: Merging Panoramic Images - Photostitch

    •QuickTime 3.0 or a later version is required to save the merged image in the QuickTime VR format. (QuickTime is supplied on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.) •Images shot in Stitch Assist mode with a wide converter, teleconverter or close-up lens cannot be merged accurately.

  • Page 42

    Merging Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch Images Shot in Stitch Assist Mode It is easy to merge images shot with the camera's Stitch Assist mode since PhotoStitch automatically arranges them in the correct order and orientation. Stitch Assist mode images appear in the Camera Window as shown below. Images shot in Stitch Assist mode display a mark like this.

  • Page 43: Operating The Shutter Remotely - Remotecapture

    Operating the Shutter Remotely - RemoteCapture You can use a computer to control the shutter of a connected camera to record still images. This is particularly useful for checking images on the larger computer display as you record them. Start the RemoteCapture program to perform this task. Starting RemoteCapture Start RemoteCapture from ZoomBrowser EX.

  • Page 44

    Operating the Shutter Remotely - RemoteCapture RemoteCapture Features RemoteCapture has two windows: the Shooting-RemoteCapture window and the Save-RemoteCapture window. Use these windows to record and save images, respectively. Shooting-RemoteCapture Window Recordable Image Counter Detail Settings Displays the number of images that will The Detail Settings fit onto the computer or memory card in dialog opens when...

  • Page 45

    The following limitations apply when the Viewfinder image is displayed with a DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS series camera. •The Viewfinder will automatically turn off after you shoot or after 1 minute passes after it is turned on. Click [Viewfinder On] again to turn it back on. However, you may have to wait a moment for it to come back on if the camera body temperature has risen.

  • Page 46

    Operating the Shutter Remotely - RemoteCapture Shooting with RemoteCapture If your computer is set to go into standby mode, there is no guarantee that RemoteCapture will continue to function after the computer enters standby mode. Always turn off the standby function before you start shooting with RemoteCapture.

  • Page 47

    Interval Timer Shooting Interval timer shooting is a method of shooting that records a specified number of frames at set intervals. In the Shooting-RemoteCapture window, click the [Interval Timer Shooting] tab. This will display the Interval Timer Shooting window. Set the number of frames and the interval value and click [Start]. This will record the specified number of frames at the specified interval.

  • Page 48

    Operating the Shutter Remotely - RemoteCapture Other Features Changing the File Destination and Method of Saving In the Save-RemoteCapture window, click the [File] menu and select [Preferences]. This will display the Preferences dialog. Select the way images are saved and the folder to which they are saved and click [OK].

  • Page 49

    You can display the subject on a TV connected to the camera by selecting [Video Out terminal] in Step 2. See the Camera User Guide for instructions to connect the camera to a TV. Printing an Index of the Thumbnail Images You can print an index of all the thumbnails displayed in the Thumbnail View area of the Save-RemoteCapture window by clicking the [File] menu and selecting [Print Index].

  • Page 50: Enjoy Customizing Your Camera With The My Camera Settings

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound, and self- timer sound are called the My Camera Settings. You can add your favorite images and sounds from your computer to the My Camera Settings in the camera.

  • Page 51

    ZoomBrowser EX already contains several pre-recorded My Camera Settings items. You can check these items with the My Camera window. The My Camera Window Features Play Button Tabs Click here to play sounds recorded Click here to switch between adjusting the onto the camera.

  • Page 52

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings •My Camera Settings can be selected and saved in either of two ways to the camera: individually or in theme sets. •The “Animal” theme, for example, features an animal in the start-up image and animals calls in each of the sound files.

  • Page 53

    My Camera Settings can be selected and saved in either of two ways to the computer: individually or in theme sets. Confirm that the [Setup as a theme] tab is selected in the My Camera window. To save the settings individually, select the [Set individually] tab and select the setting type in the [Data Type] list box.

  • Page 54

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings Select the file you created and click [Open]. The selected file will appear in the Computer list. This concludes the process for adding new data. You can save the newly created data to the camera using the procedures described in the Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camera section (p.

  • Page 55

    To open a sound file already saved to the computer, click the [Open] button in place of the [Record] button. Then skip to Step 8. Click the [Start] button. Recording will start. When the recording is complete, click the [Stop] button, followed by the [Close] button.

  • Page 56

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings Click the [Save] tab, confirm that the sound file was created, input a file name and then save it. Click the [Save] button, add a file name and save it. Repeats steps 4-10 as required to create sound files for the shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound.

  • Page 57: Using The Software On The Macintosh Platform

    Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform - Preparations - This chapter explains the basic procedures for installing the software. Read this material before you connect the camera to the computer for the first time.

  • Page 58: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software Installing the Software Start by installing the software from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. Items to Prepare •Your computer •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk supplied with the camera Installation Procedures Close any programs that are running.

  • Page 59

    Remove the disk from the CD-ROM drive when the installation is complete. See Uninstalling the Software (p. 114) to delete the software installed with these procedures. This concludes the software installation. Continue by downloading images to the computer (p. 63).

  • Page 60

    MEMO...

  • Page 61: Using The Software On The Macintosh Platform

    Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform - The Basics - This chapter explains the procedures for using ImageBrowser to download the camera's images to the computer and print them. Read this chapter after completing the preparations in the Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform - Preparations - section.

  • Page 62: Starting Imagebrowser

    Double-click the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon on the desktop. If the Canon ImageBrowser icon does not appear on the desktop, double-click the [Canon Utilities] folder on the drive on which the program was installed, followed by the [ImageBrowser] folder and [ImageBrowser] icon.

  • Page 63

    Confirm that [USB port] is selected as the port option and that your camera model name or [Canon Camera] are selected as the detected camera. Click [Set]. Your camera model name or [Canon Camera] and the USB port number (e.g. @1) will appear here.

  • Page 64

    Starting ImageBrowser How to Set ImageBrowser to Start Automatically with Mac OS X You can have ImageBrowser start automatically when you connect the camera to the computer by adjusting the following settings. Mac OS X v10.2 1. Start Image Capture, click the [Image Capture] menu and select [Preferences].

  • Page 65

    This dialog only appears the first time the camera is connected. Confirm that [USB port] is selected as the port option and that your camera model name or [Canon Camera] are selected as the detected camera. Click [Set]. Your camera model name or [Canon Camera] will appear here.

  • Page 66

    ImageBrowser Automation Wizard dialog. How to Set ImageBrowser to Not Start Automatically 1. Click the Apple menu and select [Control Panels] and [Canon ImageBrowser Auto Launch]. The Settings for USB Connection dialog will display. 2. Click [The application program below will start] to clear the check mark.

  • Page 67

    Double-click the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon on the desktop. Mac OS X Mac OS 9 If the icon does not appear on the desktop, double-click the folder in which you installed the program, followed by the [Canon Utilities] and [ImageBrowser] folders and the [ImageBrowser] file.

  • Page 68

    Starting ImageBrowser Double-click the [DCIM] folder in the Explorer View Section. Explorer View Section The images from the memory card will display as thumbnails in the Camera Window. See Memory Card Folder Structure (p. 115) for information about memory card folder structures and file names. Next, download images to the computer (p.

  • Page 69: Downloading Images To The Computer

    Downloading Images to the Computer Creating a Folder to Receive Downloaded Images Create a new folder for downloaded images with the following procedures. Click the window labeled [Browser Window] and bring it to the foreground. Select the [Users] folder and the subfolder labeled with your user name on the startup disk.

  • Page 70

    Downloading Images to the Computer Select the newly created folder. Downloading Images Download images to the new folder. Click the Camera Window to bring it to the forefront. Click the images to download. A blue frame appears around selected images. Thumbnail “RAW”...

  • Page 71

    Click [Download]. The downloaded images will copy to the computer and appear in the Browser Area. “RAW” displays on RAW images. Browser Area The movie icon displays on movie thumbnails. •You can also download images to the computer by dragging them from the Camera Window and dropping them on the Browser Area or the Explorer View Section.

  • Page 72: Printing Images

    Printing Images Printing Images Printing Select the image(s) you wish to print. A blue frame appears around selected images. Movie images cannot be printed. Click the [Print] button and select [Layout printing] from the displayed menu. This displays the Layout Options dialog and the Print window. Layout Options dialog Print window Confirm that [Custom layout printing] is selected and click [Next].

  • Page 73

    •Selecting an alternative option allows you to print the images in an index or in a tiled arrangement. The [Canon perforated paper printing] option can be selected with Mac OS 9. Select settings, such as the paper size, and click [OK].

  • Page 74

    Printing Images Print Window Features When the [Custom layout printing] option is selected in the Layout Options window, you can freely change the size and position of the images for printing. Edit the Page Title Open the [Edit] menu and select [Edit Change the Image Size Header].

  • Page 75: Using The Software On The Macintosh Platform

    Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform - Advanced Techniques - This chapter explains how to use various ImageBrowser features, such as how to play movies, create panoramic images and operate the camera shutter from the computer. Proceed to this chapter once you have mastered the basic ImageBrowser procedures in the Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform - The Basics - chapter.

  • Page 76: Replaying Movies

    Replaying Movies Replaying Movies When you double-click an image with a movie icon in the ImageBrowser’s Browser Area, QuickTime Player will start and replay the movie. Double-click an image with a movie icon. QuickTime Player will start. Click the play button in QuickTime Player.

  • Page 77: Converting Raw Images - File Viewer Utility

    Converting RAW Images - File Viewer Utility Images can be recorded in the RAW format (RAW images) with certain camera models. RAW images are extremely high-quality images that are not degraded by compression algorithms when recorded. However, they are not supported by most image editing programs in their native format, so they must be converted before use.

  • Page 78

    Converting RAW Images - File Viewer Utility File Viewer Utility Features Preferences Button Save Button Use this button to select Converts and saves the image. image transfer Image Selection Button applications. You can also Selects the method for use it to adjust RAW image Buttons for selecting images.

  • Page 79: Merging Panoramic Images - Photostitch

    Merging Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch You can create a wide panoramic image by merging several images, such as those shot in the camera's Stitch Assist mode. Use the PhotoStitch program to merge the images. Starting PhotoStitch Start PhotoStitch from ImageBrowser. Select a series of images in the ImageBrowser’s Browser Area.

  • Page 80

    Merging Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch Images Shot in Stitch Assist Mode It is easy to merge images shot with the camera's Stitch Assist mode since PhotoStitch automatically arranges them in the correct order and orientation. Stitch Assist mode images appear in the Camera Window as shown below. Images shot in Stitch Assist mode display a mark like this.

  • Page 81: Operating The Shutter Remotely - Remotecapture

    The Communication Settings window will display. This window only displays on the first connection. Confirm that [USB port] is selected as the port option and that your camera model name or [Canon Camera] are selected as the detected camera. Click [Set].

  • Page 82

    Operating the Shutter Remotely - RemoteCapture iPhoto or Image Capture may automatically start up at the same time. Skip to Step 9 if neither program starts up. Click the icon at the top left of the iPhoto or Image Capture window to close the program.

  • Page 83

    The following limitations apply when the Viewfinder image is displayed with a DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS series camera. •The Viewfinder will automatically turn off after you shoot or after 1 minute passes after it is turned on. Click [Viewfinder On] again to turn it back on. However, you may have to wait a moment for it to come back on if the camera body temperature has risen.

  • Page 84

    Operating the Shutter Remotely - RemoteCapture Shooting with RemoteCapture If your computer is set to go into sleep mode, there is no guarantee that RemoteCapture will continue to function after the computer enters sleep mode. Always turn off the sleep function before you start shooting with RemoteCapture.

  • Page 85

    Interval Timer Shooting Interval timer shooting is a method of shooting that records a specified number of frames at set intervals. In the Save-RemoteCapture window or Shooting-RemoteCapture window, click the [File] menu and select [Interval Timer Shooting]. This will display the Interval Timer Shooting window. Set the number of frames and the interval value and click [Start].

  • Page 86

    Operating the Shutter Remotely - RemoteCapture Other Preferences Changing the File Destination and Method of Saving Click the [RemoteCapture] menu (Mac OS X) or the [File] menu (Mac OS 9) and select [Preferences] in the Save-RemoteCapture or Shooting-RemoteCapture window. This will display the Preferences dialog. Select the way images are saved and the folder to which they are saved and click [OK].

  • Page 87

    You can display the subject on a TV connected to the camera by selecting [Video Out terminal] in Step 2. See the Camera User Guide for instructions to connect the camera to a TV. Printing an Index of the Thumbnail Images You can print an index of all the thumbnails displayed in the Thumbnail View area of the Save-RemoteCapture window by clicking the [File] menu and selecting [Print Index].

  • Page 88: Enjoy Customizing Your Camera With The My Camera Settings

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound, and self- timer sound are called the My Camera Settings. You can add your favorite images and sounds from your computer to the My Camera Settings in the camera.

  • Page 89

    Select [Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Operation Sound, Selftimer Sound and Shutter Sound] and click [OK]. This will display the My Camera window. ImageBrowser already contains several pre-recorded My Camera Settings items. You can check these items with the My Camera window. The My Camera Window Type Save to Camera...

  • Page 90

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camera You can save the My Camera Settings displayed in the My Camera window to the camera. •My Camera Settings can be selected and saved in either of two ways to the camera: individually or in theme sets.

  • Page 91

    Saving the Camera’s My Camera Settings to the Computer The My Camera Settings on the camera can be saved to the computer. My Camera Settings can be selected and saved in either of two ways to the computer: individually or in theme sets. Select the type of setting you wish to save to the camera from the Type list box.

  • Page 92

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings Open the My Camera window and click the [Add] button. This will display the file opening dialog. Select the file you created and click [Open]. The selected file will appear in the Computer list. This concludes the process for adding new data.

  • Page 93: Downloading Images With The Usb Mounter

    Select [Control Panels] from the Apple menu and [Canon USB Camera Driver]. The Canon USB Camera Driver control panel will display. Select [Card Reader Mode] and close the control panel. Click here to close it. A dialog prompting you to restart the computer will display.

  • Page 94

    1. Select [Control Panels] from the Apple menu [Canon USB Camera Driver]. The Canon USB Camera Driver control panel will display. 2. Select [Camera Mode] and close the control panel. After you restart the computer, the USB Mounter will be disabled.

  • Page 95

    When the USB Mounter is enabled, use the card reader downloading procedures for ImageBrowser to download from the camera. See Memory Card Connection (p. 61). •...

  • Page 96

    MEMO...

  • Page 97: Information About Your Camera

    Information about Your Camera The software package and the procedures for connecting to a computer and preparing for data transfers vary between camera models. Certain software functions may also not be supported by some camera models. Read this section to confirm the capabilities of your camera model.

  • Page 98: Information Common To All Models

    See the respective page for your camera model for information specific to that model (pp. 94 - 101). Programs and Compatible Operating Systems The CD-ROM labeled “Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk” is provided with all models. It contains the following programs. Compatible Operating System...

  • Page 99

    Connecting the Camera to a Computer Ensure that you have installed the software from the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk before you connect the camera to the computer. •Your camera and computer •USB cable supplied with the camera •Use the USB cable to attach the camera directly to a USB port on the computer, not through a USB hub.

  • Page 100: Powershot S50

    The camera and computer will automatically be ready to transfer data when a connection is established. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •ArcSoft Camera Suite 2.0 See ArcSoft Camera Suite 2.0 CD-ROM (p. 104) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

  • Page 101: Powershot S400 Digital Elph/digital Ixus 400

    This will prepare the camera to exchange data with the computer. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 See ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 CD-ROM (p. 106) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

  • Page 102: Powershot A70

    This will prepare the camera to exchange data with the computer. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 See ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 CD-ROM (p. 106) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

  • Page 103: Powershot A60

    This will prepare the camera to exchange data with the computer. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 See ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 CD-ROM (p. 106) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

  • Page 104: Powershot A300

    (On) button. This will prepare the camera to exchange data with the computer. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 See ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 CD-ROM (p. 106) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

  • Page 105: Powershot G3

    The camera and computer will automatically be ready to transfer data when a connection is established. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE See Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE CD-ROM (p. 108) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

  • Page 106: Powershot S45

    The camera and computer will automatically be ready to transfer data when a connection is established. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •ArcSoft Camera Suite 2.0 See ArcSoft Camera Suite 2.0 CD-ROM (p. 104) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

  • Page 107: Powershot S230 Digital Elph/digital Ixus

    This will prepare the camera to exchange data with the computer. CD-ROMs in the Package •Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 See ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 CD-ROM (p. 106) for information about the features and installation procedures for the programs on the disk.

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  • Page 109: Appendices

    Appendices This chapter introduces the CD-ROMs included in your package and the procedures for installing the programs. It also explains how to uninstall the programs. Read the Troubleshooting section in this chapter if you experience a problem using the programs.

  • Page 110: About The Cd-roms In Your Package

    About the CD-ROMs in Your Package CD-ROMs containing image editing programs are included in your camera package along with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This topic explains the program features and installation procedures for each CD-ROM. The CD-ROMs supplied with the cameras differ by model. See Information about Your Camera for details (p.

  • Page 111

    Installing ArcSoft Camera Suite 2.0 Windows Place the ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM in the drive. Follow the onscreen messages to install PhotoStudio and VideoImpression. If the message does not appear automatically, click the Windows [Start] menu, select [My Computer], and double-click the [ARCSOFT] and [Setup.exe] icons Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows 98 users should double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop, followed by the [ARCSOFT] and...

  • Page 112

    About the CD-ROMs in Your Package ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 CD-ROM This CD-ROM contains the following programs. Compatible Operating System Program Windows Macintosh 2000 OS 9 OS X ArcSoft PhotoImpression ArcSoft VideoImpression The free hard disk space required to install ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 is 475 MB or more on a Windows system and 375 MB or more on a Macintosh system.

  • Page 113

    Macintosh •Installing ArcSoft PhotoImpression Close all programs that are running. Place the ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM in the drive. Open the CD-ROM window and double-click the [PhotoImpression 4], [English] and [PhotoImpression Installer] icons Installation will start. Follow the onscreen messages to proceed with the installation. Click [Finish] when the message stating that the installation is complete appears.

  • Page 114

    About the CD-ROMs in Your Package Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE CD-ROM This CD-ROM contains the following programs Compatible Operating System Program Windows Macintosh 2000 OS 9 OS X Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE Approximately 40 MB or free hard disk space is required to install Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE.

  • Page 115

    Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed to read the aforementioned PDF manuals. Viewing PDF Manuals Viewing Manuals Downloaded from a Website These PDF-format manuals are available on the Canon website. Use your browser program to download these manuals from the following URL: http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/information-e.html/...

  • Page 116: Uninstalling The Software

    Uninstalling the Software (Windows) Software Installed from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk This explanation uses ZoomBrowser EX to demonstrate how to uninstall a program.

  • Page 117

    Uninstalling the Other Supplied Programs •ArcSoft PhotoStudio, PhotoImpression and VideoImpression Uninstall these programs by clicking the Windows [Start] menu and selecting [Programs] or [All Programs], followed by [ArcSoft Camera Suite] and [Uninstall]. •Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE Uninstall the program by clicking the Windows [Start] menu and selecting [Programs] or [All Programs], followed by [Adobe], [Photoshop Limited Edition] and [Uninstall Photoshop Limited Edition].

  • Page 118

    [Start] menu and select [Settings], followed by [Control Panel]. Click the [Scanners and Cameras] icon or folder. Delete your camera model name or [Canon Camera] in the [Scanners and Cameras] folder. Windows 2000 and Windows 98 users should delete your camera model name or [Canon Camera] in the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] dialog.

  • Page 119

    Select your camera model name, right-click the mouse and select [Delete]. Windows 2000/Windows 98 Select your camera model name or [Canon Camera] and click [Remove]. If your camera model name does not appear here, see the Camera not detected, Events dialog won’t display or images will not download to the computer (p.

  • Page 120

    To learn how to uninstall the USB Mounter, double-click the [Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk] CD-ROM icon, followed by the [Mac OS 9], [Readme] and [English] folders, and open the [Mounter ReadMe] file.

  • Page 121: Memory Card Folder Structure

    Memory Card Folder Structure The images on a memory card are placed in the [DCIM] folder in subfolders labeled [xxxCANON], where the “xxx” represents a number in the range 100 - 998. IMG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG format images) CRW_xxxx.CRW (RAW format images) CRW_xxxx.THM* DCIM xxxCANON...

  • Page 122: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 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 meet the following requirements? Computer systems that fail to meet the following requirements to accommodate a camera connected by a USB cable are not supported.

  • Page 123

    Problems Try the suggested solutions to the common problems listed below. USB Driver installation not proceeding well (Windows) Uninstall the driver (p. 111) before reinstalling it with the procedures in Installing the Software and USB Driver (p. 10). Add New Hardware Wizard or New Hardware Found (Windows 2000) Wizard displays when the camera is connected to the computer with a USB cable.

  • Page 124

    [Control Panel] or the [Printers and Other Hardware] window. • Your camera model name, [Canon Camera] or a camera icon does not display in the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] dialog or the [Scanners and Cameras] folder.

  • Page 125

    Solution 2: If the problem is not resolved with the procedures in Solution 1, continue by implementing the following procedures. The specific steps are explained below. 1. Check to see if the camera is being recognized as an “other” device. 2.

  • Page 126

    4. Select your camera model name or [Canon Camera], right-click and select [Delete]. 5. 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.

  • Page 127

    5. Click [OK] to close the dialog. This will make the hidden files and folders visible. 8. Look for files for Canon digital cameras that start with [Oem*]. The “*” represents a number, such as 0 or 1. [Oem*] files come in pairs of [Oem*.inf] and [Oem*.pnf] files. (For example, [Oem0.inf] and [Oem0.pnf]).

  • Page 128

    Several sets of [Oem*] files may be present in the [Inf] folder. Open up each file to confirm that it is an [Oem*] file for Canon digital cameras before you do anything with the file. 10.Delete the [Oem*] file set.

  • Page 129

    4. Select your camera model name or [Canon Camera] and click [Remove]. 5. 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.

  • Page 130

    8. Find and delete the [Drvdata.bin] and [Drvidx.bin] files. 9. In the [Inf] folder, double-click the [Other] folder to open it. 10. Find and delete the [Canon.IncCAP_xxx.Inf] file. (The xxx represents numerals or letters.) For the PowerShot G3, PowerShot S45 and PowerShot...

  • Page 131

    The [Inf] folder contains numerous files critical to the computer’s operation. Be extremely careful to delete the correct files. If you delete the wrong files, you may be unable to restart Windows. <Reinstall the driver> 11.Reinstall the driver with the procedures in Installing the Software and USB Driver (p.

  • Page 132

    4. Use Windows Explorer to copy the folder and the images it contains from the [Program Files] folder to another folder. (e.g. Copy the image folders in C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Library One to another location. The moved folder images can now be selected and displayed with...

  • Page 133: Index

    Auto Start 58 Starting 56 Camera Window Automation Wizard Window 59 Windows 19, 22, 30 Information about Your Camera 91 Macintosh 57, 64 Installer Panel Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Windows Macintosh Windows 10 Installing Software Macintosh 52 Windows CD-ROM 6, 104...

  • Page 134

    4, 26 Save - RemoteCapture Window PhotoStitch Windows 39 Windows 35 Macintosh 77 Macintosh 73 Scanners and Cameras Wizard 24 PowerShot A60 97 Shooting - RemoteCapture Window PowerShot A70 96 Windows 38 PowerShot A300 98 Macintosh 76 PowerShot G3 99 Starting...

  • Page 135

    Uninstalling Software Windows 110 Macintosh 114 USB Driver 12, 15 Uninstalling 111 USB Mounter 87 Windows Explorer 24 ZoomBrowser EX 5, 18 Starting 18 Version 2/3 126...

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