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Software Starter Guide
••• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk •••
Install the bundled software programs,
and download images to the computer.
• This guide explains how to install the software programs and
briefly introduces their functions and operating procedures.
• You may download images without installing this software.
However, there are several limitations (p. 77).
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  • Page 1 Software Starter Guide ••• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk ••• Install the bundled software programs, and download images to the computer. • This guide explains how to install the software programs and briefly introduces their functions and operating procedures. • You may download images without installing this software.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS The precautions noted within this guide are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct use  of the products and to prevent injuries to yourself or other persons, or damage to property.  Please read and ensure that you understand them before proceeding to other sections of the  guide.  Warnings This symbol indicates topics that could lead to death or serious injury if  ignored or handled incorrectly. Warnings • Do not play the supplied CD-ROM(s) in any CD player that does not support data CD- ROMs. Playing the CD-ROM(s) in an audio CD player (music player) could damage the  speakers. It is also possible to suffer hearing loss from listening with headphones to the  loud sounds of a CD-ROM played on a music CD player. Disclaimer • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is  accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon  reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described  herein at any time without prior notice. • No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval  system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without the prior  written permission of Canon. • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a  mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the software, the memory cards,  personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon memory cards. Canon Customer Support For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the customer support list supplied with your  camera.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Read This First Precautions ..................3 It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home Like a Pro ...... 4 Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining Software ..... 5 System Requirements ................ 9 Using the Software on the Windows Platform –...
  • Page 4 Memory Card Folder Structure ............72 Troubleshooting ................73 Downloading Images without Installing the Software ....77 Index ....................78 Using the PDF Manuals The following PDF manuals are provided to explain the features and procedures  for using ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser. • ZoomBrowser EX Software User Guide (Windows) • ImageBrowser Software User Guide (Macintosh) Adobe Reader must be installed to read the aforementioned manuals. These manuals are available on the Canon website.  Use your browser program to download these manuals from the following URL: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/information-e.html...
  • Page 5: Read This First

    • The explanations in this guide are based on Windows XP and Mac OS X v10.4. If you are  using another version of these operating systems, the actual screen contents and  procedures may vary slightly from those shown. • The following terms are used in this guide. Mac OS X is used for Mac OS X (v10.4-v10.5)  Precautions Install the software from the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk before you connect the camera to the computer. Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the Computer • The connection may not operate correctly if you attach the camera to the computer with an  interface cable via a USB hub. • The connection may not operate correctly if you are using other USB devices, excluding USB ...
  • Page 6: It's So Simple! Make Prints Right At Home Like A Pro

    Read This First 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. Windows (p. 11) Macintosh (p. 43) Connect the camera to the computer See your Camera User Guide for  connecting instructions.
  • Page 7: Unbounded Possibilities With Entertaining Software

    Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining Software ZoomBrowser EX (Windows)/ImageBrowser (Macintosh) Versatile image management software for downloading images, editing still images and  movies, and printing.  Experiment with diverse printing techniques Print a variety of layouts. Change paper sizes and print your photos with date stamps and  comments to enjoy an expanded range of possibilities. Windows (p. 20)     Macintosh (p. 49) Printing images is easy Print date stamps with your photos Print comments on your postcards and invitations Check multiple photos at a glance with index printing.
  • Page 8 Read This First Operate the Camera Shutter from the Computer (Remote Shooting) Shoot and control the camera’s shutter from a computer. You can save the recorded images  directly to the computer. (Certain models only)  Windows (p. 32)     Macintosh (p. 61) Enjoy Customizing Your Camera (My Camera) Set your favorite images and sounds as the camera’s start-up image or shutter sound. (Certain  models only) Windows  (p. 39)    Macintosh (p. 68)
  • Page 9 PhotoStitch (Windows/Macintosh) A program for merging multiple images into dramatic panoramas. Stitch a Panorama Together Windows (p. 35)     Macintosh (p. 64)
  • Page 10 Read This First...
  • Page 11: System Requirements

    Still Windows Vista: Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher Images Windows XP: Pentium 500 MHz or higher Movies Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher Still Windows Vista: 512 MB or more Images Windows XP: 256 MB or more Movies 2 GB or more Interface Free Hard Disk •Canon Utilities Space - ZoomBrowser EX:  200 MB or more  - PhotoStitch:  40 MB or more - Digital Photo Professional 200 MB or more (certain models only) Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better Macintosh Mac OS X (v10.4-v10.5) Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB  ports. Still PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel Processor Images Movies Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher...
  • Page 12 • Macintosh software can only be used on disks formatted in the Mac OS Extended (journaled) format. Previous ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser Versions •If you are already using a prior version, use the supplied CD-ROM (Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk) to install and overwrite it with the new version.
  • Page 13: Preparations

    • Install the software before you connect the camera to the computer. • You must have authorization as a Computer System Administrator to install programs. Items to Prepare • Your camera and computer • Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk • Interface cable supplied with the camera Installation Procedures Confirm that the camera is NOT connected to the computer.
  • Page 14 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Preparations Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. If the [User Account Control] window appears, follow the  on-screen instructions to proceed. If the installer panel does not appear automatically, use the  following procedures.  How to Display the Installer Panel Use the following procedures to display the installer panel if it does not appear  automatically. 1. Select [Computer] or [My Computer] from the [Start] menu. 2. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open]. 3. Double-click the [SETUP.EXE]*   icon.
  • Page 15 Review the installation settings and click [Install]. The items in the list may differ from those illustrated depending on the software installed on your computer. Click [Yes] if you agree to all of the terms of the software license agreement. The installation will start.
  • Page 16 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Preparations Remove the disk from the CD-ROM drive when your normal desktop screen appears after restarting. This concludes the software installation.  See Uninstalling the Software (p. 71) to delete the installed programs. To ensure security on computers with Microsoft .NET Framework installed, it will be necessary to update the computer using Windows Update.
  • Page 17: Using The Software On The Windows Platform - The Basics

    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. Proceed to this chapter after completing the preparations in the Using the Software on the – Windows Platform Preparations section.  Downloading Images to the Computer Begin by downloading the images to your computer. The downloading procedure is slightly  different depending on whether you are using a camera to computer connection (see below) or  a memory card reader (p. 18).  • You may not be able to download images when the camera is connected to a computer if there are a large number of images (approximately 1000) on the memory card.
  • Page 18 [Canon Camera] will appear here. Different programs may display depending on your computer setup. If this Events dialog does not appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow]. CameraWindow displays when the camera and computer are set to the mode to  communicate. (Images are not downloaded at this point.)
  • Page 19 Using the Camera to Download Images Download images using the camera’s Direct Transfer function.  • When it is possible to use the Direct Transfer function, the Direct Transfer settings menu will appear on the LCD monitor and the (Print/Share) button will light blue. • See the Camera User Guide for instructions regarding Direct Transfer settings and procedures.
  • Page 20 [OK]. If the dialog above fails to appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX Memory Card Utility], [ZoomBrowser EX Memory Card Utility], and proceed to Step 3.
  • Page 21 Click [Download Images]. You can adjust the settings, such as the type of image downloaded and the destination folder, by clicking [Preferences]. • By default, all the images that have yet to be downloaded will download to the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folder. •...
  • Page 22: Printing Images

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform – The Basics Printing Images There are three methods for using ZoomBrowser EX to print images: [Photo Print], [Index Print]  and [Print Using Other Software]. This section explains how to use the [Photo Print] option.  • Movies cannot be printed, but you can print still images saved from movies. • To use the Index Print option, click [Print & Email] in the Main Window, followed by [Index Print].
  • Page 23 Click [2. Printer and Layout Settings] and adjust the categories as you feel necessary. Text can be inserted here to print with this photo. Selects the printer and the paper size etc. Selects a printing method for the shooting date/time information.
  • Page 24: Using The Software On The Windows Platform - Advanced Techniques

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques This chapter explains various ZoomBrowser EX features.  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. The ZoomBrowser EX Windows This section describes the principal ZoomBrowser EX windows: the Main Window, Viewer  Window and Properties Window. Main Window This window is for displaying and organizing images downloaded to the computer. Task Buttons (p. 23) Function Buttons (p. 25) Display Mode (p.
  • Page 25 Task Buttons • ZoomBrowser EX's tasks are arranged here like an index. • Click a Task button to carry out the desired task. These features are described in ZoomBrowser EX Features (p. 28) Folders Area • Use this area to select folders. The selected folders and the images within the selected folders  display in the Browser Area. If you select a network drive in advance with Windows Explorer, you can display network  folders, but you cannot add, change or delete those folders in the Browser Area. • If you selected Favorite Folders, only the folders registered in advance as Favorite Folders will  display. You are recommended to register a folder that you use frequently as one of the  Favorite Folders. If you selected All Folders, all the folders will display.  Methods for Registering a Favorite Folder • If [Favorite Folders] is displayed: click [Add] and select a folder.  • If [All Folders] is displayed: select a folder and click [Add to Favorites]. • To delete a folder in the Favorite Folders area, select a folder and click the [Delete] button. Last Acquired Images • You can check images grouped according to the shooting date or My Category. Browser Area •...
  • Page 26: Display Mode

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques Display Mode • Selects the display style for the Browser Area. Zoom Mode Displays all the images in a folder as thumbnail  images. This mode is convenient for searching  for images since many can be displayed at  once.  If additional folders are nested within a folder, their images are displayed as thumbnails as well. If you move the mouse cursor over a folder, will display on the upper right.
  • Page 27: Display Control Panel

    Display Control Panel • This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area. Selection Menu Fit to Window Display Size Click this to select/deselect all Changes the thumbnail size to Changes the size of the images in the Browser Area. fit them into the window. thumbnail in the Browser Area. Show/Hide Image Information Menu Filter Tool Menu Select here to show/hide such image...
  • Page 28 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques Viewer Window Double-click an image in the Browser Area to display it in the Viewer Window. Edit Menu You can edit, eliminating red eyes, adjusting colors and brightness, cropping and inputting titles. You can Shooting also use it to start up other programs Synchronize Button...
  • Page 29 Properties Window The Properties Window displays when you select an image in the Browser Area and click the  Properties button. The Properties Window does not display in the Preview Mode. Shows or hides categories. Plays a sound memo attached to an image. Protect Prevents an image from being File Name overwritten or deleted. The file name can be changed. Star Rating and My Category Comment Sets the rating You can type a comment here.
  • Page 30: Zoombrowser Ex Features

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques ZoomBrowser EX Features This section briefly introduces the ZoomBrowser EX features. Some ZoomBrowser EX functions may not be available with certain camera models. Check the Specifications section of your Camera User Guide to see if your model supports them. Workflow The following workflow is used in ZoomBrowser EX. ...
  • Page 31 Task Button Functions Acquire & Camera Settings Connect to Camera You can do the following when you connect  the camera and display CameraWindow.  Acquire Images Downloads images and sound files from the camera (p. 15). Print Images Selects and prints the images in the camera. Write to Camera Uploads images on the computer to the camera. Set to Camera Sets the camera owner’s name. Acquire Images from Memory Card Downloads images and sound files from a memory card (p. 18). You can also select images on the memory card and print them. Transfer Images to Memory Card Uploads images from the computer to a memory card.
  • Page 32 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques Edit Edit Image Allows you to perform image editing, such as  cropping, image correction, inserting comments, and red-eye correction. You can also use it  to start other image editing programs.  Stitch Photos Merges multiple images and creates a single large panoramic image (p. 35). Digital Photo Professional - Process RAW Images (certain models only) Converts RAW images into JPEG or TIFF images. You can adjust the image brightness, contrast  and color balance among other attributes during conversion (p. 36). Export Export Still Images Allows you to change the image size or type,  and export it as a new image.  Export Shooting Properties Allows you to select the necessary data from the shooting information and export it as a text ...
  • Page 33 Print & Email Photo Print Prints one image per page (p. 20). You can print "photos" easily. Index Print Lines up small versions of the images in rows and prints. Print Using Other Software Select the software to use and then print. Email Images Converts the selected images to the appropriate size for transmission by e-mail. You can also  use it to automatically start an e-mail program after conversion. Other Features ZoomBrowser EX has the following features as well. [My Camera Settings] (certain models only) You can set the camera’s settings such as the start-up image or shutter sound (p. 39). [Remote Shooting] (certain models only) You can shoot and operate the camera from a computer (p. 32).
  • Page 34: Operating The Shutter Remotely (Remote Shooting)

    Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques Operating the Shutter Remotely (Remote Shooting) You can record still images by using a computer to control the shutter of a connected camera.  This is particularly useful for checking images on the larger display of the computer as you  record them and for high volume photography without worrying about filling the camera’s  memory card. • Ensure that you turn off your computer’s standby mode before you begin remote shooting. The device performance cannot be guaranteed if the computer enters the standby mode.
  • Page 35 In the [Start] menu, select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [RemoteCapture DC 3] and [RemoteCapture DC]. According to the default settings, recorded images are saved into the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folder. To change the destination, open the [File] menu in the remote shooting window and select [Preferences].
  • Page 36 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques Shows/Hides the Size and Resolution Selector viewfinder or detailed Selects the size and resolution at which images are captured. settings area. Rotation Settings Sets the rotation parameters for images after they are captured.
  • Page 37: Merging Panoramic Images - Photostitch

    Merging Panoramic Images – PhotoStitch You can create a wide panoramic image by merging images of a scene shot separately.  PhotoStitch automatically detects the overlapping areas of adjacent images and corrects for the  size and orientation. You can also manually specify the overlapping areas.  Click [Edit] in the ZoomBrowser EX’s Main Window and click [Stitch Photos]. Click [1. Select Images] and select several images in the Browser Area. Click [2. Open PhotoStitch].  Instructions Merge the images following the instructions in the guidance panel at the top of the PhotoStitch window.
  • Page 38: Processing Raw Images

    CPU: Core 2 Duo or better • You can download a PDF manual from the Canon website that explains in detail how to use Digital Photo Professional. Converting Images Click [Edit] in ZoomBrowser EX’s Main Window, followed by [Digital Photo Professional Process RAW Images].
  • Page 39 Adjust the image brightness and white balance in the tool palette. The modified contents (the information for image processing requirements) are saved  along with the image as a “recipe”. The items available to be modified differ depending on the camera model. You can adjust all three RGB channel levels together or separately with the Tone Curve. Reduces noise that occurs when shooting night time scenery, or when shooting at a high ISO speed.
  • Page 40 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques Printing Images Digital Photo Professional offers the following printing methods. Single Print (Auto Settings) After selecting an image in the Main Window, click the [File] menu and select [Print].  With this method you can automatically lay out a single image on a single sheet of paper and  print it. Single Print (Detailed Setting) After selecting an image in the Main Window, click the [File] menu and select [Print with  detailed setting].  You can adjust the layout for a single image on a single sheet, and print out such items as an  inserted title and shooting information along with the image. Inserts text. Sets the image size and image layout, and shooting information. Contact Sheet After selecting images in the Main Window, click the [File] menu and select [Contact Sheet ...
  • Page 41: Enjoy Customizing Your Camera With The My Camera Settings

    Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings My Camera functions are only available with camera models listed as compatible with My Camera functions in the Specifications section of the Camera User Guide. • To register the My Camera settings with the camera, ensure that you install the software that came with the camera.
  • Page 42 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques In the [Start] menu, select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [MyCamera] and [MyCamera]. Click [Connect to camera]. The My Camera window showing  images in the camera will display.  Select the [Setup as a theme] tab.
  • Page 43 Creating Original Start-Up Images or Sounds You can use My Camera Maker to effortlessly create image files or sound files for use as start- up images or start-up sounds. In the [Start] menu, select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [MyCamera] and [MyCamera]. The My Camera window will display. Click the [Set individually] tab in the My Camera window, followed by the [Create My Camera Data] button.
  • Page 44 Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques Use the following settings to create start-up images or start-up sounds using image editing software or sound processing software. • Start-Up Images Image Type : JPEG (Baseline JPEG) Data Sampling : 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 Resolution (WxH) : 320 x 240 or 512 x 288*...
  • Page 45: Preparations

    • Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk • Interface cable supplied with the camera Installation Procedures Close any programs that are running. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Double-click the [Canon Digital Camera Installer] icon in the CD-ROM window. Click the Digital Camera Software [Install] button.
  • Page 46 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Preparations Select [Easy Installation] and click [Next]. Select [Custom Installation] to select  programs individually for installation.  Click [Agree] if you agree to all of the terms of the software license agreement. Review the installation settings and click [Next]. Follow the on-screen instructions to  proceed with the installation.
  • Page 47: Using The Software On The Macintosh Platform - The Basics

    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. Proceed to this chapter after completing the preparations in the Using the Software on the – Macintosh Platform Preparations section.  Downloading Images to the Computer Begin by downloading the images to your computer. The downloading procedure is slightly  different depending on whether you are using a camera to computer connection (see below) or  a memory card reader (p. 48). • You may not be able to download images when the camera is connected to a computer if there are a large number of images (approximately 1000) on the memory card.
  • Page 48 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – The Basics CameraWindow displays when the camera and computer are set to the mode to  communicate. (Images are not downloaded at this point.) CameraWindow Thumbnail Window View Window If CameraWindow does not open, click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the desktop). Download the images using the camera or the computer. By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [Pictures] folder.
  • Page 49 Using the Computer to Download Images Click [Transfer Untransferred Images]. CameraWindow Click this button to close the start screen. Thumbnail Window View Window • To download images that have had transfer settings set with the camera, use the camera or a memory card reader (p. 48). •...
  • Page 50 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – The Basics Memory Card Reader Connection Insert the memory card into the reader. Use a separately sold card adapter if required. See the manual for the memory card reader for details on how to connect and use the  reader. Click [Download Images]. You can adjust the settings, such as the type of image downloaded and the destination folder, by clicking [Preferences].
  • Page 51: Printing Images

    Printing Images There are three methods for using ImageBrowser to print images: [Photo Print], [Index Print]  and [Layout Print]. This section explains how to use the [Photo Print] option.  Movies cannot be printed, but you can print still images saved from movies. Photo Print Prints one image on each page.  Select the images to print. Clicking on an image selects it and displays a blue frame around it. To select multiple  images, hold down the [shift] or [ ] (command) key while clicking on images. A blue frame displays around selected images. Click [Print & Email] and select [Photo Print].
  • Page 52 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – The Basics Set the categories as you feel necessary. Selects a printer. Selects options such as the paper size and orientation when you click [Page Setup]. Selects a printing method for the shooting date/time information.
  • Page 53: Using The Software On The Macintosh Platform - Advanced Techniques

    Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques This chapter explains various ImageBrowser features.  Proceed to this chapter once you have mastered the basic ImageBrowser procedures in the  – Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform The Basics chapter. The ImageBrowser Windows This section describes the principal ImageBrowser windows: the Browser Window, Viewer  Window and File Information Window. Browser Window This window is for displaying and organizing images downloaded to the computer. Last Acquired Display Mode Browser Area Images (p. 52) (p. 53) (p.
  • Page 54 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Folders Area • Use this area to select folders. The selected folders and the images within the selected folders  display in the Browser Area. • If you selected Favorite Folders, only the folders registered in advance as Favorite Folders will  display. You are recommended to register a folder that you use frequently as one of the  Favorite Folders. If you selected All Folders, all the folders will display.  Methods for Registering a Favorite Folder • If [Favorite Folders] is displayed: click [Add] and select a folder.  • If [All Folders] is displayed: select a folder and click [Add to Favorites]. Last Acquired Images • You can check images grouped according to the shooting date or My Category. Browser Area • The folders and the images within the folders selected in the Last Acquired Images section or  Folders Area display here. The display style will vary according to your Display Mode selection.  •...
  • Page 55 Display Mode • Selects the display style for the Browser Area. Preview Mode This mode displays the image at a larger size as  well as the image information.  List Mode Displays the images in the folder selected in  the Explorer Panel section in rows and  columns.
  • Page 56: Control Panel

    Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Display Control Panel • This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area. Display Size Selection Menu Changes the size of the thumbnail in Click this to select/deselect all the Browser Area. images in the Browser Area. Filter Tool Menu Hide Buttons Left: Hides the Explorer Panel and...
  • Page 57 Viewer Window Double-click an image in the Browser Area to display it in the Viewer Window. Zoom Changes the image zoom setting. Star Ratings Menu Sets the Star Rating for an image. Image Selector Button Switches between Show Information Menu images. Displays shooting information. Save Button Print Button Saves the edited image. Prints the displayed image. Edit Menu Full Screen Button You can edit, eliminating red eyes,...
  • Page 58 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques File Information Window The File Information Window displays when you select an image in the Browser Area, click the  [File] menu and select [Get Info]. The File Information Window does not display in the Preview  display mode. Star Rating / My Category Switches between showing and hiding Sets the rating for an detailed information for the category. image. An icon will display if a My Category is set.
  • Page 59: Imagebrowser Features

    ImageBrowser Features This section provides a brief introduction to ImageBrowser features. Some ImageBrowser functions may not be available with certain camera models. Check the Specifications section of your Camera User Guide to see if your model supports them. Workflow The following workflow is used in ImageBrowser.  Select a feature from the Control Panel or the menu. Check the Help menu for procedures and features.
  • Page 60 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Control Panel Features Canon Camera CameraWindow will display if the camera is connected, and you will be able to perform the  following actions. Acquire Images Downloads images and sound files from the camera (p. 45) . Print Selects and prints the images in a camera.  Write to Camera Uploads images on the computer to the camera. Set to Camera Sets the camera owner’s name. You can perform the following actions if a memory card reader is connected.  •Download images from the memory card Download image or sound files from the memory card (p. 48). ...
  • Page 61 Print & Email Photo Print Prints one image per page (p. 49). You can print "photos" easily. Index Print Lines up small versions of the images in rows and prints. Layout Print Allows you to freely arrange multiple images on a single page and print. You can also insert  captions and titles.  Create Image for Email Converts the selected images to the appropriate size for transmission by e-mail. You can also  use it to automatically start an e-mail program after conversion.  Send to Trash Sends the selected images or folders to the Trash. Functions Selected from Menus Search Images: [File] menu, [Search] Searches for images based on such criteria as Star Ratings, dates, keywords or captions.  Export Images: [File] menu, [Export Images] •Edit and Save: allows you to change the file type or size and export the file.
  • Page 62 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Display Settings: [View] menu, [View Settings] Hides or shows image information beneath the thumbnail, such as the file name or the  shooting date and time. Sort Images: [View] menu, [Sort] Arranges image order in the Browser Area according to criteria such as the filename, file  modification date, file size or shooting date. Other Features ImageBrowser has the following features as well. [My Camera Settings] (certain models only) You can set the camera’s settings such as the start-up image or shutter sound (p. 68). [Remote Shooting] (certain models only) You can shoot and operate the camera from a computer (p.
  • Page 63: Operating The Shutter Remotely (Remote Shooting)

    Operating the Shutter Remotely (Remote Shooting) You can record still images by using a computer to control the shutter of a connected camera.  This is particularly useful for checking images on the larger display of the computer as you  record them and for high volume photography without worrying about filling the camera’s  memory card. • Ensure that you turn off your computer’s sleep mode before you begin remote shooting. The device performance cannot be guaranteed if the computer enters the sleep mode. •RAW images can not be recorded. Remote Shooting can only be used with camera models listed as compatible with remote shooting in the Specifications section of the Camera User Guide.
  • Page 64 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Double-click the [Applications] folder, followed by the [Canon Utilities] folder, [CameraWindow] folder and the [RemoteCapture DC] icon. According to the default settings, recorded images are saved into the [Pictures] folder. To change the destination, select [Preferences] from the [RemoteCapture DC] menu.
  • Page 65 Size and Resolution Selector Shows/Hides the Selects the size and resolution at which viewfinder or images are captured. detailed settings area. Rotation Settings Sets the rotation parameters for images after they are captured. You can add comments to images Release Button by placing a check Releases the mark here and...
  • Page 66: Merging Panoramic Images - Photostitch

    Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Merging Panoramic Images – PhotoStitch You can create a wide panoramic image by merging images of a scene shot separately.  PhotoStitch automatically detects the overlapping areas of adjacent images and corrects for the  size and orientation. You can also manually specify the overlapping areas.   Select a series of images in the ImageBrowser’s Browser Area. Click the [Edit] menu and select [PhotoStitch]. Instructions Merge the images following the instructions in the guidance panel at the top of the PhotoStitch window.
  • Page 67: Processing Raw Images

    CPU: Core 2 Duo or better • You can download a PDF manual from the Canon website that explains in detail how to use Digital Photo Professional. Converting Images Click an image, then select [Process RAW Images by Digital Photo Professional] in the [File] menu.
  • Page 68 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Adjust the image brightness and white balance in the tool palette. The modified contents (the information for image processing requirements) are saved  along with the image as a “recipe”. The items available to be modified differ depending on the camera model You can adjust all three RGB channel levels together or separately with the Tone Curve. Reduces noise that occurs when shooting night time scenery, or when shooting at a high ISO speed.
  • Page 69 Printing Images Digital Photo Professional offers the following printing methods. Single Print (Auto Settings) After selecting an image in the Main Window, click the [File] menu and select [Print].  With this method you can automatically lay out a single image on a single sheet of paper and  print it. Single Print (Detailed Setting) After selecting an image in the Main Window, click the [File] menu and select [Print with  detailed setting].  You can adjust the layout for a single image on a single sheet, and print out such items as an  inserted title and shooting information along with the image. Inserts text. Sets the image size and image layout, and shooting information. Contact Sheet After selecting images in the Main Window, click the [File] menu and select [Contact Sheet  Prints].  With this method, you can print multiple images on a single sheet. You can set the number of  images and the layout and insert text too.  Inserts text. Sets the number and order of images laid out on one sheet.
  • Page 70: Enjoy Customizing Your Camera With The My Camera Settings

    Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings My Camera functions can are only available with camera models listed as compatible with My Camera functions in the Specifications section of the Camera User Guide.
  • Page 71 Double-click the [Applications] folder, followed by the [Canon Utilities] folder, [CameraWindow] folder and the [MyCamera DC] icon. The My Camera window will display.  Select the type of setting in the Type list box that you wish to save to the camera. Select the settings to add and replace.
  • Page 72 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques Adding Original Start-Up Images or Sounds You can add original start-up images or sounds created with image editing and other software  to the My Camera Window. Sound files are saved as WAVE-type files.   Double-click the [Applications] folder, followed by the [Canon Utilities] folder, [CameraWindow] folder and the [MyCamera DC] icon. The My Camera window will display. Select the [Start-up Image] in Type.
  • Page 73: Appendices

    Authorization as a computer Administrator is required to uninstall software. Windows This explanation uses ZoomBrowser EX to demonstrate how to uninstall a program. You can  remove other programs with the same procedures.  Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX Uninstall]. The uninstall utility will start and remove  ZoomBrowser EX. Macintosh Uninstall the programs by dragging the application’s folder (the folder in which it was installed)  into the Trash, and then empty the Trash.
  • Page 74: Memory Card Folder Structure

    Appendices Memory Card Folder Structure The images on a memory card are placed in subfolders of the [DCIM] folder labeled  [xxxCANON], where the “xxx” represents a number in the range 100 - 999.  IMG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images) _MG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space) DCIM xxxCANON IMG_xxxx.CR2 (RAW images) _MG_xxxx.CR2 (RAW images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space) STx_xxxx.JPG** (Stitch Assist mode images) MVI_xxxx.MOV, MVI_xxxx.THM* (Movies) MVI_xxxx.AVI, MVI_xxxx.THM* (Movies) SND_xxxx.WAV (Sound annotation)
  • Page 75: 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 satisfy the requirements listed in the System Requirements section (p. 9)? Is the camera correctly connected to the computer? See the Camera User Guide for the correct connection procedures. Also check to ensure that you are using the correct cable and that it is securely attached at both ends.
  • Page 76 (Windows)). The camera may have been recognized as another device under the following circumstances (Windows only). • The [Scanners and Cameras] icon cannot be found in the [Hardware and  Sound] within the [Control Panel] or the [Printers and Other Hardware]  window. • Your camera model name, [Canon Camera] or a camera icon does not display  when [Scanners and Cameras] icon is clicked. Solution: Delete the device with the following procedures.    You must be authorized as a Computer System Administrator to delete devices.
  • Page 77 There are other potential reasons for the problem if the “Other devices”, “Portable Devices” or “Imaging devices” categories do not appear or your camera model name or [Canon Camera] does not appear. Proceed to Step 5, and temporarily quit the procedures.
  • Page 78 Appendices Zooming Images in ZoomBrowser EX is Slow or Not Working Some graphics cards or settings may cause the display of zoomed images in ZoomBrowser EX  to slow down or malfunction. If this occurs, set your computer display's Hardware acceleration  setting to a lower setting.  1. Click the Windows [Start] menu, followed by [Control Panel]. 2. Display the [Hardware acceleration] setting window. Windows Vista: Click [Appearance and Personalization], followed by [Adjust  screen Resolution], [Advanced Settings] button and [Troubleshoot] tab. Windows XP: Click the [Appearance and Theme] icon, followed by the  [Display] icon, [Settings] tab, [Advanced] button and [Troubleshoot] tab. 3. Set the [Hardware acceleration] to a setting below [Full] and click [OK]. 4. Restart the computer if prompted. An error message "Insufficient free memory" displays when using PhotoStitch Please try one of the following methods. •...
  • Page 79: Downloading Images Without Installing The Software

    Downloading Images without Installing the Software You can download images by simply connecting the camera to a computer, without installing  the software bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. However, please note that there are several limitations. If you use the bundled software, the following limitations do not apply. • It may take a few minutes, after connecting to the camera, until you can download images. • The camera information (firmware version, etc.) may not display correctly. In this case, use the  software from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. • Sound files attached to still images as sound memos and sound files recorded with the Sound  Recorder function may not download depending on file size and software used. • RAW images or JPEG images recorded at the same time as RAW images may not be  downloadable with some software programs or operating systems.  • Movies may not download correctly if the file size or software program is incompatible.  • Images shot in the vertical orientation may be downloaded in the horizontal position. • The protection setting for images protected in the camera may be lost when transferred to  the computer.  • In addition, there may be problems with downloading images or image information correctly ...
  • Page 80: Index

    Filter Tool ........54 Macintosh CameraWindow ........25 Windows ....46 Macintosh Folders Area ..... 16 Windows ......47 Macintosh ..10 Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk ......18 Windows ........43 Macintosh ......22 Function Buttons ........11 Windows Comment ........56 Macintosh ........27 Windows ..........
  • Page 81 Last Acquired Images RAW Image ......47 ........ 55 Macintosh Macintosh ......18 ......... 26 Windows Windows ........6 Layout Print Remote Shooting ........49 ........61 Macintosh Macintosh ........32 Windows ........22 Main Window Searching Images ....72 Memory Card Folder Structure ........59 Macintosh Memory Card Reader ........29 Windows ........
  • Page 82 Index View Window ....46 Macintosh ..... 16 Windows Viewer Window ........55 Macintosh ........26 Windows ......5 ZoomBrowser EX ......... 10 Ver. 2/3...
  • Page 83 CDI-E390-010 xxxxxxxx © CANON INC. 2008 PRINTED IN JAPAN...

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