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  • Page 1 ZoomBrowser EX Software User Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents (1/2) Chapter 1 Try It! ZoomBrowser EX Chapter 4 Organizing Images Starting ZoomBrowser EX ............4 Creating Folders ..............44 Downloading Images to a Computer ........8 Selecting Images ..............45 Printing Images ............... 12 Moving or Copying Images ............. 46 Supplementary Information ............
  • Page 3 Table of Contents (2/2) Chapter 6 Using Supplementary Features Appendices Sending Images by E-mail ............76 Supported File Formats ............113 Adding Computer Images to the Camera ........ 78 Auto-Download Settings ............114 Exporting Images ..............80 Customizing Preferences ............117 Running a Slide Show ..............
  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Try It! Zoombrowser Ex

    Chapter 1 Starting ZoomBrowser EX (1/4) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX This chapter covers the ZoomBrowser EX basics, such as starting the Starting Methods program, downloading images from the camera and printing them. It begins with the procedures for starting the program. There are two ways to start ZoomBrowser EX: “Starting by Connecting the Camera to the Computer”...
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT • This method can only be used when the camera is connected to the computer with the interface cable. Select [Canon CameraWindow] and click [OK]. ■ Settings for the First Connection to a Computer Click [Set].
  • Page 6 • A device selection dialog will display if you have both a camera 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].
  • Page 7 The Menu Method Click the [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or Use the following methods to start ZoomBrowser EX using its desktop icon or a menu. [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX]. ■ The Icon Method ZoomBrowser EX will start and open its main window.
  • Page 8: Downloading Images To A Computer

    Chapter 1 Downloading Images to a Computer (1/4) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX This section describes two methods for downloading images shot with Proceed to Step 2 if ZoomBrowser EX’s main window displays. a camera to a computer. Click [Camera & Memory Card]. ■...
  • Page 9 Chapter 1 Downloading Images to a Computer (2/4) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX REFERENCE REFERENCE • A dialog will appear if multiple memory card readers are con- • You can view information such as the destination folder for nected and loaded with memory cards, or if a camera and a images by clicking [Show Current Settings] in the window.
  • Page 10 Chapter 1 Downloading Images to a Computer (3/4) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX IMPORTANT Using Camera Commands to Download Images • The camera’s Print/Share button cannot be used to download You can download images using camera commands if your images if it is not lighted. camera supports the direct transfer function (camera has a REFERENCE Print/Share button...
  • Page 11 Chapter 1 Downloading Images to a Computer (4/4) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX The image transfer will commence after you set the direct transfer setting on the camera. REFERENCE • See the Camera User Guide for the settings and procedures related to the Direct Transfer menu shown on the camera’s LCD monitor.
  • Page 12: Printing Images

    Chapter 1 Printing Images (1/6) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX You will use the PhotoRecord printing utility to print. Select the images you wish to print and click [Next]. The background of the selected images will turn orange. REFERENCE • Images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space will appear unsaturated when printed using PhotoRecord.
  • Page 13 Chapter 1 Printing Images (2/6) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX To operate PhotoRecord, follow the procedures displayed at the Place a check mark in the boxes of the data you wish to window’s left. include with the print (multiple selections are possible) and click [Finish].
  • Page 14 Chapter 1 Printing Images (3/6) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX 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 •...
  • Page 15 Chapter 1 Printing Images (4/6) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX 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 Select a design REFERENCE...
  • Page 16 Chapter 1 Printing Images (5/6) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX 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. Select the page Click on text that is already displayed to change it. Select the text.
  • Page 17 Chapter 1 Printing Images (6/6) Try It! ZoomBrowser EX 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 18: Supplementary Information

    Chapter 1 Supplementary Information Try It! ZoomBrowser EX In this section, we explain information that you should know to use ZoomBrowser EX. If You Have a Problem ZoomBrowser EX comes with a Help file. Use it when you want to learn how to do an operation, or when you want to know about the features of the program.
  • Page 19: Chapter 2 What Is Zoombrowser Ex

    RAW images.) sounds and self-timer sound are collectively called the My Camera Settings. • The Canon CD-ROM supplied with your product contains several prepared My Camera Settings files. These files are automatically copied to your computer when you install ZoomBrowser EX.
  • Page 20 Chapter 2 What Can ZoomBrowser EX Do? (2/2) What is ZoomBrowser EX? By using other programs: ZoomBrowser EX gives you additional power when you use it together with the following applications. (You can start these applications from within ZoomBrowser EX.) ■...
  • Page 21: Finding Images And Folders

    Chapter 2 Finding Images and Folders (1/2) What is ZoomBrowser EX? It is important to understand how folders are used in ZoomBrowser EX The images that you downloaded in Chapter 1, Downloading to store images. Images to a Computer, should be contained in the My Pictures folder.
  • Page 22 Chapter 2 Finding Images and Folders (2/2) What is ZoomBrowser EX? Folders in the Browsing Area and Folder Area Folders within Folders Image thumbnails (tiny versions) are shown in the right-hand You can create folders within folders, adding successive levels side of the ZoomBrowser EX window.
  • Page 23: Main Window

    Chapter 2 Main Window (1/5) What is ZoomBrowser EX? This window is designed for managing images downloaded to the Switching to the Camera Window computer. It can also be used for various functions, such as printing and sending images by e-mail. To switch to the Camera Window, click the [Camera &...
  • Page 24 Chapter 2 Main Window (2/5) What is ZoomBrowser EX? Task Area and Task Buttons The Task Area contains the four task buttons: Camera & Memory Card, Print, View & Modify and Internet. Click one of these buttons to perform the related task. ■...
  • Page 25 Chapter 2 Main Window (3/5) What is ZoomBrowser EX? Using the Task Windows ■ Gray Buttons Tasks that are selectable at the time are colored gray. The button When you select a task from the menu, all of the steps in that turns dark gray when the mouse cursor is placed over it.
  • Page 26 Chapter 2 Main Window (4/5) What is ZoomBrowser EX? Function Buttons Zoom-In Button (zoom mode only) Zooms in on images or folders in the Browser Area. The following buttons are available in the main window. Zoom-Out Button (zoom mode only) View Mode Button Zooms out from images or folders in the Browser Area.
  • Page 27 Chapter 2 Main Window (5/5) What is ZoomBrowser EX? Changing the Display ■ Hiding the Folder Area Click the button in the upper right of the Folder Area to You can hide the Task Area and Folder Area to make the hide it and make the Browsing Area larger.
  • Page 28: Camera Window

    Chapter 2 Camera Window (1/2) What is ZoomBrowser EX? The Camera Window is used to view images contained in the camera Task Area and Task Buttons (memory card) and to select and download images to a computer. The Task Area contains the four task buttons: Download REFERENCE images, Print, View as slideshow and Connect to internet.
  • Page 29 Chapter 2 Camera Window (2/2) What is ZoomBrowser EX? REFERENCE Deselect Button • To switch from one task to another, click the appropriate icon Deselects a selected image. at the right of the task button. Rotate Button Function Buttons Rotates the selected image. Choose between 90º left, 90º...
  • Page 30: Using The Right-Click In Operations

    Chapter 2 Using the Right-Click in Operations What is ZoomBrowser EX? With ZoomBrowser EX you can access many useful functions by using The right-click allows you to use ZoomBrowser EX more the right mouse button (right-click). efficiently. After you become familiar with ZoomBrowser EX, try right-clicking in many situations and you will be impressed with For example, if you right-click a thumbnail, the following its convenience.
  • Page 31: Chapter 3 Viewing Images

    Chapter 3 Selecting Folders - Folder Area Viewing Images This chapter explains how to view and edit images in ZoomBrowser EX. Collapsing and expanding a folder In this section, you will learn how to use the Folder Area to select folders with images that you wish to view.
  • Page 32: Selecting Folders - Browsing Area

    Chapter 3 Selecting Folders - Browsing Area (1/5) Viewing Images This section explains how to use the Browsing Area to open folders and ■ Zoom Mode search and view images. Zoom mode displays all the images in subfolders as well as the selected image folder.
  • Page 33 Chapter 3 Selecting Folders - Browsing Area (2/5) Viewing Images ■ ■ Scroll Mode Preview Mode Scroll mode only displays the images in the selected image folder This mode displays one image at a large size and information to show them at a larger size. A scroll bar will appear on the right about the image.
  • Page 34 Chapter 3 Selecting Folders - Browsing Area (3/5) Viewing Images ■ Selecting Folders Scroll Mode In the Browsing Area, double-click the icon of a displayed folder to view its images and subfolders. ■ Zoom Mode If a folder icon is not shown on the In the Browsing Area, double-click an area where there is no screen, click the scroll bar to display it.
  • Page 35 Chapter 3 Selecting Folders - Browsing Area (4/5) Viewing Images Returning to a higher level in the folder hierarchy ■ Preview Mode 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.
  • Page 36 Chapter 3 Selecting Folders - Browsing Area (5/5) 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 37: Opening Images

    Chapter 3 Opening Images Viewing Images This section explains how to open images displayed in the Browsing Area. REFERENCE How to open an image • After selecting an image, you can click (View Image) to open the image. • You can also open an image by selecting it, clicking the [View] In the Browsing Area, double-click the image that you want to menu and selecting [View Image].
  • Page 38: Zooming

    Chapter 3 Zooming Viewing Images This section explains how to zoom an image. Scaling to the window size How to select a zoom ratio You can scale the image to fit the window size. From the zoom ratio list, click [Scale to Fit]. The image is adjusted to the size of the window.
  • Page 39: Editing Images

    Chapter 3 Editing Images (1/4) Viewing Images This section explains how to edit an open image. Using the edit panel, you can perform the following editing operations. Edit Panel Features ■ Crop An edit panel for revising images displays beneath images that Crop the image, cutting out parts that are not needed.
  • Page 40 Chapter 3 Editing Images (2/4) Viewing Images REFERENCE ■ Crop • You can drag any of the anchor points ■ located along the Use this function to extract only part of an image, leaving out unneeded portions. frame to adjust the size of the area for cropping. Also, if you Place the mouse pointer within the image you want to crop.
  • Page 41 Chapter 3 Editing Images (3/4) Viewing Images Color, Brightness and Contrast REFERENCE • You can adjust the color (saturation), brightness and contrast by You can adjust the color (saturation), brightness or contrast by entering a value in the box beside the slider and pressing the dragging the respective slider in the edit panel.
  • Page 42 Chapter 3 Editing Images (4/4) Viewing Images Undo, Redo Overwriting the original image After you edit an image, the result may not satisfy you and you After you have modified an image file, you can save it under may want to go back to the previous step. In this case, click the same file name (overwriting the original image).
  • Page 43: Editing Images With Other Programs

    Chapter 3 Editing Images with Other Programs Viewing Images This section explains how to edit an image selected in ZoomBrowser EX How to edit an image with other programs using another image editing program that has been registered with ZoomBrowser EX. Click [View &...
  • Page 44: Chapter 4 Organizing Images

    Chapter 4 Creating Folders Organizing Images This chapter explains how to manage images effectively with Type a name for the new folder and click [OK]. ZoomBrowser EX. It starts with the method for creating a new folder You have created a new folder. within an existing one.
  • Page 45: Selecting Images

    Chapter 4 Selecting Images Organizing Images This section explains how to select images in the Browsing Area. Selecting All the Images Selecting a Single Image Click (Select All) at the top of the Browsing Area to select all the images in a single step. You can also click the Click on an image to select it.
  • Page 46: Moving Or Copying Images

    Chapter 4 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.
  • Page 47 Chapter 4 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. A Drag the image you B While holding down the [Ctrl] key, want to copy.
  • Page 48 Chapter 4 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.
  • Page 49 Chapter 4 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 50: Deleting Images

    Chapter 4 Deleting Images (1/2) Organizing Images This section explains how to delete images that you no longer need. Click [Yes] when a confirmation dialog like the one below appears. How to delete an image Click the image you want to delete, and click (Delete).
  • Page 51 Chapter 4 Deleting Images (2/2) Organizing Images Other ways of deleting images ■ Deleting multiple images You can select several images by clicking them in succession or by holding down the [Shift] key while you click the first and last images in a series.
  • Page 52: Rotating Images

    Chapter 4 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 left is a counterclockwise rotation and 90-degrees IMPORTANT right is a clockwise rotation. •...
  • Page 53: Renaming Images

    Chapter 4 Renaming Images Organizing Images This section explains how to rename images. A dialog similar to that below will appear. IMPORTANT Renaming an image in ZoomBrowser EX renames the actual file on your PC. REFERENCE • Because an extension (indicating the type of the file) is automatically assigned, do not include an extension in the name.
  • Page 54: Sorting Images

    Chapter 4 Sorting Images Organizing Images ■ By Name This section explains the procedures for changing the image order. Sorts images in alphabetical order by the file name. Sorting Images ■ By Type To change the image order in the Browsing Area, click the Sorts images in alphabetical order by the file type.
  • Page 55: Searching Images

    Chapter 4 Searching Images (1/3) Organizing Images This section explains how to perform searches on images. Set the search parameters. Searching Images Sets whether images You can search for images marked as Favorites or search by are searched such parameters as the modification date, shooting date or according to all the parameters or just keywords.
  • Page 56 Chapter 4 Searching Images (2/3) Organizing Images If the search results are satisfactory, click [Finish]. Adding Keys for Image Searches If you wish to modify the search parameters, click [Previous] and repeat steps 3–4. ■ Adding the Favorites Symbol to Images It is easier to find your favorite images if you mark them with a Favorites symbol.
  • Page 57 Chapter 4 Searching Images (3/3) Organizing Images Adding Keywords to Images Managing Keywords Add keywords to images for use in searches. The following window displays when you click the [Tool] menu and select [Manage keywords]. Select the image in the Browsing Area. Click (Properties) and [View/Modify keywords] in the next window.
  • Page 58: Refreshing Folders

    Chapter 4 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 59: Deleting Folders

    Chapter 4 Deleting Folders Organizing Images This section explains the procedures for deleting folders. Click [Yes] in the confirmation dialog to proceed. IMPORTANT • When you delete a folder, all the actual images and folders it contains are deleted too. Deleting Folders Alternative Method Select a folder to delete and click...
  • Page 60: Renaming Folders

    Chapter 4 Renaming Folders Organizing Images This section explains the procedures for renaming folders. A dialog similar to that below will appear. IMPORTANT • When you use ZoomBrowser EX to change a folder name, the name of the folder on the computer disk also changes to that name.
  • Page 61: Finding Folder Locations

    Chapter 4 Finding Folder Locations Organizing Images This section explains methods for finding out which disks and folders A window similar to that below will appear. contain your image folders. You can check the location of the saved folder by looking at the categories below.
  • Page 62: Viewing Image Properties

    Chapter 4 Viewing Image Properties (1/2) Organizing Images This procedure is for viewing various information about the selected image. If you click on another image in the Browsing Area while this window is open, the displayed data will switch to that of the REFERENCE new image.
  • Page 63 Chapter 4 Viewing Image Properties (2/2) Organizing Images Alternative Method You can view the properties of an image by clicking the (View Mode) menu, selecting [Preview Mode] in the next menu and selecting the image. You can check the file name, comments, histogram and detailed shooting mode settings in the image properties window.
  • Page 64: Chapter 5 Using The Camera Window

    Chapter 5 Opening the Camera Window (1/2) Using the Camera Window This chapter explains how to use ZoomBrowser EX’s Camera Window. IMPORTANT It starts with the procedures for opening the window. • ZoomBrowser EX may not start with the previous method the first time a connection is established after the computer is Connecting the Camera and Opening the Camera Window booted up when some versions of Windows are running.
  • Page 65 Chapter 5 Opening the Camera Window (2/2) Using the Camera Window A window like that below will open. Using the Task Buttons to Open the Camera Window Click [List Images] to open the Camera Window. IMPORTANT • Ensure that the camera and computer are connected with an interface cable and are ready to communicate before you perform this procedure.
  • Page 66: Downloading Images

    Chapter 5 Downloading Images (1/3) Using the Camera Window This section explains the procedures for downloading images from a Specifying the Image File Destination camera (memory card) to a computer disk. Specify the location to which your image files are downloaded Downloading Images on the computer.
  • Page 67 Chapter 5 Downloading Images (2/3) Using the Camera Window Alternative Method REFERENCE • The My Pictures folder is set as the default destination. ■ Downloading Multiple Images Click [OK] to start downloading. When the download is You can select several images by clicking them in succession. complete, the Camera Window will close and the main window Once the images are selected, you can download them all will open.
  • Page 68 Chapter 5 Downloading Images (3/3) Using the Camera Window • Select Send mark • If an image is taken in the RAW mode (some camera models do not come with this feature), it appears in the Camera Window as Selects only the images that have been marked with transfer follows: order settings by the camera.
  • Page 69: Deleting Images In The Camera

    Chapter 5 Deleting Images in the Camera Using the Camera Window This section describes how to delete images from the camera (memory Other ways of deleting images card). ■ Deleting multiple images IMPORTANT You can select several images by clicking them in succession. •...
  • Page 70: Rotating Images In The Camera

    Chapter 5 Rotating Images in the Camera Using the Camera Window This section explains how to rotate the display of images stored in the REFERENCE camera to the desired orientation. • 90-degrees left is a counterclockwise rotation and 90-degrees right is a clockwise rotation. How to rotate an image •...
  • Page 71: Adding Computer Images To The Camera

    Chapter 5 Adding Computer Images to the Camera (1/2) Using the Camera Window This section explains the procedures for copying images from the A dialog box appears. In the dialog box, select an image you computer disk to the camera (memory card). want to copy to the camera and click [Open].
  • Page 72 Chapter 5 Adding Computer Images to the Camera (2/2) Using the Camera Window REFERENCE • You can select the [Add image as is] option only when uploading JPEG images based on the DCF standard. Select [Add image after adjusting size] for all other images. •...
  • Page 73: Using The Task Buttons

    Chapter 5 Using the Task Buttons (1/2) Using the Camera Window This section explains the tasks that can be performed with the task Download Destination Dialog buttons that weren’t mentioned in the downloading topic. When you select an image in the Camera Window and click a Task Buttons task button, a dialog like the one below will appear.
  • Page 74 Chapter 5 Using the Task Buttons (2/2) Using the Camera Window Selectable Tasks The procedures after a download destination has been specified are the same as below. ■ Download Image These procedures are explained in Downloading Images in this chapter. ■...
  • Page 75: Other Functions Of The Camera Window

    Chapter 5 Other Functions of the Camera Window Using the Camera Window This section explains the additional functions of the Camera Window that you can use. Click here to deselect images. Click this button to check Image Properties information. On the [Set] menu, select [My Camera] to display the My Camera You can reconnect the camera after its connection to the window, which can be used to change the start-up image, shutter sound computer has been interrupted by selecting [Reconnect]...
  • Page 76: Chapter 6 Using Supplementary Features

    Chapter 6 Sending Images by E-mail (1/2) Using Supplementary Features This chapter explains how you can use images stored in ZoomBrowser EX Set the image size and image quality settings. in various situations. First, let’s begin with how you can send images in e-mail.
  • Page 77 Chapter 6 Sending Images by E-mail (2/2) Using Supplementary Features Click [Next]. Click [Finish]. • If You Selected [Create a new email]: Select whether to create an e-mail message or save Your e-mail program will start and the selected images will the images.
  • Page 78: Adding Computer Images To The Camera

    Chapter 6 Adding Computer Images to the Camera (1/2) Using Supplementary Features This section explains the procedures for copying images from the computer’s disks to the camera (memory card). IMPORTANT • Ensure that the camera and computer are connected with an Select this to upload the interface cable and are ready to communicate before you image to the camera...
  • Page 79 Chapter 6 Adding Computer Images to the Camera (2/2) Using Supplementary Features REFERENCE • You can select the [Send image as is] option only when uploading JPEG images based on the DCF standard. Select [Add image after adjusting size] for all other images. •...
  • Page 80: Exporting Images

    Chapter 6 Exporting Images (1/2) 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. It also describes how to export the Click [View &...
  • Page 81 Chapter 6 Exporting Images (2/2) Using Supplementary Features Setting the Export Settings Click [Finish]. The contents of the export settings vary according to the This will export the image(s). selected export format. Adjust the settings according to the REFERENCE displayed information. Be sure, however, to note the file name and destination when exporting so that you do not lose track •...
  • Page 82: 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 Set the display settings for the slide show and click sequence in the full-screen mode. [Finish]. Setting and Starting a Slide Show Specify whether to stop the slide Select the transition effect to be used Click [View &...
  • Page 83 Chapter 6 Running a Slide Show (2/2) Using Supplementary Features The slide show starts. While running a slide show, you can use the control buttons at the bottom right of the window to control the show. Click this button to return Click this button to move to the previous image.
  • Page 84: 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 • To use a sound file with images, it must be of one of the follow- image with a sound.
  • Page 85: Checking And Changing Camera Settings

    Chapter 6 Checking and Changing Camera Settings Using Supplementary Features You can check camera settings from the computer. This will display a window like the following. You can check or change each setting in this window. IMPORTANT Type the name of the owner of the camera here. •...
  • Page 86: Saving The "My Camera Settings" To The Camera

    Chapter 6 Saving the “My Camera Settings” to the Camera (1/7) Using Supplementary Features This section explains how to save the “My Camera Settings” on your The My Camera window displays. computer to the camera or vice versa. Switches between theme Changes the type What are the My Camera Settings? sets and individual settings.
  • Page 87 • 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], [ZoomBrowser EX], [CameraWindow] and [MyCameraFiles]. • You can also open the My Camera window by clicking the [Edit] menu and selecting [My Camera Settings].
  • Page 88 Chapter 6 Saving the “My Camera Settings” to the Camera (3/7) Using Supplementary Features In the My Computer list, select a setting you would Select the settings file you would like to replace in the like to add to the camera. Camera list and click [Save to Camera].
  • Page 89 Chapter 6 Saving the “My Camera Settings” to the Camera (4/7) Using Supplementary Features Adding New Files to the My Camera Settings Click the [Close] button to close the dialog. This concludes the procedure for adding settings to the camera. Create a new image or sound file and save it to the computer and then add that file as a My Camera Settings file.
  • Page 90 Chapter 6 Saving the “My Camera Settings” to the Camera (5/7) Using Supplementary Features ■ Adding the new file as My Camera Settings to the Create the new files before adding them computer Start by creating the image file or sound file that will be used as Once you have created the settings file and saved it to the a My Camera Settings file and save it to the computer.
  • Page 91 Chapter 6 Saving the “My Camera Settings” to the Camera (6/7) Using Supplementary Features In the Open dialog, select the file you created and click [Open]. The selected file will appear in the Computer list. This concludes the process for adding the new settings. You can save the newly created settings to the camera using the procedures described in the Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camera section.
  • Page 92 Chapter 6 Saving the “My Camera Settings” to the Camera (7/7) Using Supplementary Features Saving the Settings to the Computer Click [Save to PC]. You can copy the My Camera Settings from the camera to the computer. Click the [Setup as a theme] tab in the My Camera window.
  • Page 93: 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.
  • Page 94 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 95: Playing Movies

    Chapter 6 Playing Movies Using Supplementary Features ZoomBrowser EX supports movies. The thumbnail and mark appear when a movie is imported using the Camera Window. When you connect a camera with movie files on it to the computer and open the Camera Window, a thumbnail of the first image of each movie file will display with a movie camera symbol on it.
  • Page 96: Editing Movies

    Chapter 6 Editing Movies (1/4) Using Supplementary Features You can create movies by adding various effects: linking movies and still images that have been downloaded to a computer, superimposing titles and other text, and adding background music. Follow these steps Guidance Click this button for detailed help to proceed...
  • Page 97 Chapter 6 Editing Movies (2/4) Using Supplementary Features Features of the Storyboard Area Changes the order of the Displays the properties of the Deletes the selected image from selected images selected image the storyboard area Click this button to play the movie being edited Transition Box Displays a dialog with the general...
  • Page 98 Chapter 6 Editing Movies (3/4) Using Supplementary Features Features of the Arrange Window Features of the Apply Effect Window Superimposes titles and other text on the image Moves the image selected in the storyboard area one selected in the storyboard area position to the left or right You can set the font, display duration, display position and scrolling attributes of the text...
  • Page 99 Chapter 6 Editing Movies (4/4) Using Supplementary Features Features of the Set Audio Window Features of the Save Window You can link MP3-format and WAV-format audio files as Specifies the file name background music or sound effects When you link a sound file using this procedure, a bar appears under the thumbnail in the storyboard area indicating the Selects the destination folder duration of the audio file...
  • Page 100: 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 Select the Save Format Window Procedures for Exporting Movies Click [View & Modify] in the main window, followed Select between [Motion JPEG (AVI)] and [QuickTime movie (mov)] as the format in which to save the movie file by [Export Movies].
  • Page 101 Chapter 6 Exporting Movies (2/2) Using Supplementary Features Features of the Set the Save Format Window Features of the Specify Name of File to be Saved Window To save the movie under its original file name, select [Same as original image] To assign sequential numbers in a multiple movie selection, select To change the size of the movie being exported, select [Zoom [Assign Sequence No.] and specify a root name to precede the...
  • Page 102: 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 Select a RAW image in the Browser Area. cannot be opened or processed in their native format in standard image processing programs.
  • Page 103 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 104 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 105 Chapter 6 Converting RAW Images (4/5) Using Supplementary Features Features of the Image Quality Adjustment Window The adjustable categories may vary according to your camera Scrolling Tab Titles model. 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...
  • Page 106 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 107: Operating The Camera Shutter From The Computer

    Chapter 6 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (1/4) Using Supplementary Features This section explains the procedures for remote shooting, the process of Remote Shooting Procedures operating the camera shutter remotely from a connected computer. Check to make sure that the camera is attached to the IMPORTANT computer and ready to transfer data, then click [Camera &...
  • Page 108 Chapter 6 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (2/4) Using Supplementary Features 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.
  • Page 109 Chapter 6 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (3/4) Using Supplementary Features ■ Other Remote Shooting Features Saving and Recalling Shooting Settings You can save the current zoom settings and the settings in the ■ “Field angle/flash” and “Shooting settings” tabs by clicking the Interval Timer Shooting [File] menu in the RemoteCapture Task window and selecting Interval timer shooting is the method of capturing images in...
  • Page 110 Chapter 6 Operating the Camera Shutter from the Computer (4/4) Using Supplementary Features ■ 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 111: 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 differences, Then, follow the instructions on the upper part of the you can use PhotoStitch to connect the images together to make a PhotoStitch window, and stitch your images together.
  • Page 112: 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 [View & Modify] in the ZoomBrowser EX main window and [Backup to CD] in the next menu. You can copy or save images onto CD-R disks and CD-RW disks.
  • Page 113: Appendices

    RAW files (.CRW) movie mark, QuickTime Player starts and plays the movie. (You This format is a proprietary file format provided by Canon. It must install QuickTime Player before you can use it.) saves the output of the image pixels from a digital camera without any deterioration in the quality of the image.
  • Page 114: Auto-Download Settings

    Auto-Download Settings (1/3) Appendices You can set which downloading method is used after ZoomBrowser EX Select the action executed when the camera is con- starts automatically when the camera is connected to the computer. nected and click [Next] or [Finish]. You can also use this setting to specify the downloading process when the camera is connected to the computer after ZoomBrowser EX is already running, or when you click the [Camera &...
  • Page 115 Auto-Download Settings (2/3) Appendices Select the type of images to download and click Select the image destination and click [Next]. [Next]. Specifies the folder to Select this option to have the images saved which images are saved into new folders created within the folder specified in the category above.
  • Page 116 Auto-Download Settings (3/3) Appendices Choose the action to be executed after images are downloaded and click [Finish]. After downloading, display the folder containing the images After downloading, you can have it continue to process images. - Layout Print - Contact Sheet Print - View as slideshow - Send by e-mail ZoomBrowser EX Software User Guide...
  • Page 117: Customizing Preferences

    Customizing Preferences (1/3) 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. Sets the thumbnail settings for the Browsing Area and the zoom options.
  • Page 118 Customizing Preferences (2/3) Appendices Image Editor tab Selection Tab This tab selects the application program when a program other This tab sets the image selection methods and the image than ZoomBrowser EX is used to edit images. selection steps used with the task buttons. Sets the image selection method.
  • Page 119 Customizing Preferences (3/3) Appendices Rotate Tab This tab sets the rotation settings. Place a check mark here to have the original image rotated as well when a JPEG image is rotated in the Browsing Area. Only the rotated image is sent to the Browsing Area when you download an image that has been rotated in the...
  • Page 120: Customizing Menus

    Customizing Menus Appendices Click the [Tool] menu and select [Customize] to open a window Sets whether options are shown or hidden on the menus opened by 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 121: Setting Up Slide Shows On The Camera

    Setting up Slide Shows on the Camera Appendices If the camera comes with a slide show feature, you can use From the image list on the left, drag images to the right area ZoomBrowser EX to edit slide shows. and arrange their sequence for the slide show. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 122: Print Settings

    Print Settings (1/2) Appendices You can use ZoomBrowser EX to register print settings on a memory card, including the images to print and the number of copies. IMPORTANT • This feature does not work with unconverted RAW images. If you want to print RAW images, convert them first, copy them to the camera and perform this operation.
  • Page 123 Print Settings (2/2) Appendices 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. Use the arrows next to the boxes to select the number the image.
  • Page 124: Troubleshooting

    • Start ZoomBrowser EX Double-click the [ZoomBrowser EX] icon on the desktop. • Connect the Camera Click the [Start] menu and select [Programs] or [All Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow]. ■ Check your Computer Ensure that your computer meets the following requirements.
  • Page 125 Starter Guide. installed. For example, open the folder to the REFERENCE right if the following path is correct: • The Events dialog will not display when a memory card reader is [C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser used. EX\Program]. ZoomBrowser EX Software User Guide...
  • Page 126 For example, select the following database file if it was used This will display in ZoomBrowser EX 4 the titles and comments previously: [C: \Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser input in version 2 or 3. The titles and comments will appear EX\Database\My Database.zbd].
  • Page 127 Troubleshooting (4/4) Appendices IMPORTANT ■ Image Files Were Saved Below the Program Files Folder in a Previous Version • Do not copy just the images from within the folder, copy the folder itself to a location higher in the directory hierarchy. In ZoomBrowser EX 4, image files in folders within the Program Files folder will not display.
  • Page 128: Index

    Index (1/3) Index View as Slideshow 28 View Image 26, 37 Adding Computer Images to the Camera E-mail 76 View Mode 26, 32 71, 78 Edit Panel 39 Zoom-In 26 Adobe RGB color space 12, 23, 28 Editing Zoom-Out 26 Auto-Download Settings 114 Images 39 Sounds 93...
  • Page 129 Index (2/3) Index Images Main Window 23 PhotoCD format 113 Adding Sounds 84 Menu PhotoRecord 13, 20 Adding to the Camera 71 Customizing 120 PhotoStitch 20, 111 Copying 47 Movies 68, 95 Play Sound 84 Deleting 50 Editing 96 Preferences 117 Deselecting 45 Exporting 100 Preview Mode 33...
  • Page 130 Index (3/3) Index Save As 42 Task Area Saving Images Camera Window 28 CD-R/RW 112 Main Window 23, 24 Save As 42 Using the Task Windows 25 Scroll Mode 33 Task Buttons Searching Images 55 Camera Window 28, 73 Select All 45 Main Window 24 Selecting Theme 87...
  • Page 131 • 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.