Download  Print this page

Canon PowerShot A10 User Manual

Hide thumbs

Advertisement

Quick Links

Table of Contents
ENGLISH
Camera User Guide
1
Shooting with the Camera
This Guide
2
Installing the Software
Software Starter Guide
3
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
This Guide
4
Downloading Images to a Computer
Software Starter Guide
• This guide covers both the PowerShot A10 and PowerShot A20 digital cameras.
• Please start by reading the "Precautions" section on the reverse side of this cover.
• For information about how to use the Card Photo Printer CP-10, please refer to the CP-10's
User Guide .

Advertisement

Table of Contents
loading

  Related Manuals for Canon PowerShot A10

  Summary of Contents for Canon PowerShot A10

  • Page 1 Downloading Images to a Computer Software Starter Guide • This guide covers both the PowerShot A10 and PowerShot A20 digital cameras. • Please start by reading the “Precautions” section on the reverse side of this cover. • For information about how to use the Card Photo Printer CP-10, please refer to the CP-10’s...
  • Page 2 • 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.
  • Page 3 A quick introduction intended for new users who want to shoot first and learn more later. Tells Quick Start you how to get the camera running and how to begin shooting and playing back images. Introduces you to all of the camera components, and explains how to load batteries and Preparing the Camera insert a CF card.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read This First Changing Resolution/Compression Setting ... 37 Using the Flash ........... 39 Quick Start Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots ..42 Using the Focus Lock ........43 Preparing the Camera Using the Self-Timer ........44 Shooting Continuously ......45 Guide to Components ........
  • Page 5 Displaying the Rec. Menu ......78 Index Changing the Image Review Time ....79 Resetting the File Number ......80 Canon Customer Support Setting the Beep On/Off ......... 82 Formatting a CF Card ........83 Changing Other Settings ........ 84...
  • Page 6: Read This First

    Warning Against Copyright Infringement Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and must be used in a manner that respects international and domestic copyright laws and regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal rights even if the image was recorded for personal use.
  • Page 7 • Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 8 Confirm that smoke or fume emissions have ceased. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is damaged. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 9 • Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet hands may lead to electrical shock. When unplugging the cord, ensure that you hold the solid portion of the plug. Pulling on the flexible portion of the cord may damage or expose the wire and insulation, creating the potential for fires or electrical shocks.
  • Page 10 • If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and charger recommended for use with these batteries. Use of another charger may cause batteries to overheat or deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock. • Disconnect the battery charger or the compact power adapter from both the camera and electrical outlet after recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards.
  • Page 11 • If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as your hands may experience a burning sensation. Preventing Malfunctions Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields.
  • Page 12: Quick Start

    Quick Start Install the batteries ( p. 17). Slide the battery cover lock, then open the cover and insert the batteries. • For important information about batteries, see page 18. Install the CF card ( p. 20). Open the CF card slot cover and insert a CF card. Press the main switch to turn the camera on p.
  • Page 13: View The Recorded Image

    5, 6 Set the focus ( p. 34). Aim the camera at the subject, and lightly press and hold the shutter button halfway down. The camera beeps twice when the focus is set. Take the shot ( p. 34). Press the shutter button all the way down. The camera beeps once to indicate that it has taken the shot.
  • Page 14 Connect the camera to the printer ( p. 69). Make the connection using the direct interface cable DIF-100 that came with the printer. Turn the mode dial to (Replay) ( p. 70). button to select the image you wish to print, and then press the SET button.
  • Page 15: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Guide to Components Front View Shutter Button ( p. 34) AF Auxiliary Light Emitter Optical Viewfinder Window ( p. 29) Red-Eye Reduction Lamp ( p. 41) Self-Timer Lamp ( p. 44) Flash ( p. 39) DIGITAL Terminal* VIDEO OUT Terminal p.
  • Page 16: Back View

    Back View Viewfinder ( p. 29) Strap Eyelet ( p. 23) CF Card Slot Cover ( p. 20) Date Battery Holder ( p. 94) Battery Cover ( p. 17) Tripod Socket LCD Monitor* ( p. 30) Battery Cover Lock ( p.
  • Page 17: Operation Panel

    Operation Panel Indicators ( p. 16) DISPLAY (Display) Button ( p. 30) Zoom Button ( p. 36) Mode Dial ( p. 16) (Exposure) / (White Balance) Button ( pp. 46, 47) Main Switch ( p. 28) MENU (Menu) Button ( p.
  • Page 18: Mode Dial

    Mode Dial • The LCD monitor displays the mark if You use the mode dial to select the the camera is connected to the printer camera’s operating mode. correctly. • The LCD monitor goes off when the camera (Auto) is connected to a computer. The camera automatically makes most of the settings for you ( p.
  • Page 19: Installing The Batteries

    Lower Indicator Yellow: Macro mode Installing the Batteries The camera uses four AA sized alkaline batteries supplied with the camera. You may use optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Insert the batteries as shown. Negative end (−) Be sure that the camera Positive end (+) power is off.
  • Page 20 NiMH batteries to power the camera ( p. 96). Proper Battery Handling • Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries only. • Never use manganese or lithium batteries, as these battery types may overheat in the When the camera’s indicator flashes green, camera.
  • Page 21 • Battery performance deteriorates at low WARNING temperatures (especially with alkaline batteries). If you are using the camera in cold Never use damaged batteries or batteries areas and batteries are running down faster whose outer seal is completely or partially than they should, you may be able to restore missing or peeled off, as there is risk that performance by placing batteries in an inner...
  • Page 22: Installing A Cf Card

    Battery Performance Battery Status Indications The LCD monitor displays an icon or Number of Shots Replay Time message to let you know when batteries LCD Monitor ON LCD Monitor OFF AA Alkaline are low or depleted. Batteries Approx. Approx. Approx. (included with 200 shots 500 shots...
  • Page 23 Arrow mark Slide the CF card slot cover in the direction of the gray Card label arrow, and open it. CF Card Eject Button Close the CF card slot cover securely. Insert the CF card into the slot, in the direction shown in •...
  • Page 24 • CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Capacities (Recordable Images) Do not bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or vibration. PowerShot A10 • Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF FC-8M FC-16M FC-32M FC-64M FC-128M card.
  • Page 25: Attaching The Wrist Strap

    1417 These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual totals may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode. • In the previous tables, L (Large), M (Medium) and S (Small) refer to the following image Be careful when carrying the camera by the resolutions (in pixels).
  • Page 26: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time If the Set Date/Time menu appears when you turn on the camera, this means that the date battery has run down and the camera date/time clock has stopped running. Replace the date battery p. 94), then reset the date and time as 4-6 3, 7 explained below.
  • Page 27: Set Button

    Press the MENU button. Press button to The [Rec. Menu] will display. select , and then press the SET button. Set the date and time. • Use button to change the value of the highlighted field. Display on the • Press the SET button to set the value and PowerShot A20 advance to the next field.
  • Page 28: Setting The Language

    Setting the Language Press button to Use this feature to select the language for select , and then press the the LCD monitor displays. SET button. Turn the mode dial to Press the MENU button. The [Rec. Menu] will display. Press button to select...
  • Page 29 Select the desired language. Press the SET button. • Use button to select a If you wish to cancel, press the MENU language. button instead. Press the MENU button. The Language menu may appear differently on cameras in some regions. The Language menu can also be displayed in replay mode by holding down the SET button and pressing the MENU button.
  • Page 30: Basic Functions

    Basic Functions Turning the Camera On Press the main switch until If the Set Date/Time menu appears, set the date and time ( p. 24). the green indicator begins flashing. • The lens remains extended while the mode The lens extends, and the LCD dial is set to , or .
  • Page 31: Using The Viewfinder

    Using the Viewfinder Auto Power Down Function Shooting Mode The camera includes an optical viewfinder. The power will automatically shut off approximately 3 minutes after the last function is accessed. Align the square brackets Replay Mode (autofocus metering field) The power will automatically shut off approximately 5 minutes after the last inside the viewfinder on the function is accessed.
  • Page 32: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor In macro mode, the parallax phenomenon may cause images composed with the The LCD monitor can be used to compose viewfinder to be off-center. Use the LCD images while shooting, adjust settings monitor to compose close-ups in macro menus and replay images.
  • Page 33 Modes... Mode... You can use the DISPLAY button to switch • The LCD monitor always comes on when the LCD monitor display on and off. you turn the mode dial to • You can use the DISPLAY button to The camera stores the LCD monitor on/off switch the amount of information shown setting in memory, and restores it when you on the display.
  • Page 34: Information Displayed On The Lcd Monitor

    Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor Shooting Mode The following information appears on the LCD monitor. Shooting information appears on the LCD monitor for approximately 6 seconds when Shooting Mode p. 37 you take any of the following actions. With Exposure Compensation p.
  • Page 35 Replay Mode (Detailed Display) not on the monitor, you can bring it back by pressing In detailed mode, the following information button. is also shown. * The displayed zoom setting is the combined effect of Shooting Mode p. 37 the optical and digital zooms. It displays when the Macro/Infinity Mode p.
  • Page 36: Pressing The Shutter Button

    The following information may also be Pressing the Shutter Button displayed with some images. The shutter button has a two-step action: : A sound file (WAV file) is attached. halfway press and full (or all the way ) : A sound file in a format other than press.
  • Page 37: Reviewing An Image Immediately After Recording It

    Press the SET button. Recorded images are temporarily stored in If you press the SET button while the camera’s internal memory and then continuing to press the shutter button fully, written to the CF card. The next image can be it will continue to display even when you recorded immediately after the first as long release the shutter button.
  • Page 38: Using The Zoom

    The digital zoom is not available in the telephoto setting. Images can be zoomed mode. up to 6 times (PowerShot A10), 7.5 times (PowerShot A20), which combines the effect of the optical zoom.
  • Page 39: Shooting

    Shooting Selecting a Shooting Mode Changing Resolution/ Compression Setting Your camera offers three different shooting modes. The camera offers you a choice of three The camera makes most of resolution settings and three compression Auto the settings automatically. settings. Image size increases as you move You manually set the from small to medium to large resolution exposure, white balance, and...
  • Page 40 Resolution (in pixels) PowerShot A10 PowerShot A20 1280 × 960 1600 × 1200 (Large) 1024 × 768 1024 × 768 (Medium) Display on the 640 × 480 640 × 480 (Small) PowerShot A20 Compression Press button as Superfine necessary to adjust the...
  • Page 41: Using The Flash

    The flash will fire. • These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual totals may vary The flash will not fire. according to the subject and shooting conditions. The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds.
  • Page 42 The flash fires twice. A preparatory pre-flash Press the button as is followed by the main flash. The exposure necessary to select the readings obtained from the subject with the pre-flash are used to set the optimal flash desired flash mode. intensity for the main flash, which is used to shoot the image.
  • Page 43 Red-Eye Reduction • The flash can be fired when the upper • Light reflecting back from eyes can make indicator glows a steady orange. them appear red when the flash is used in • The flash may take approximately 10 dark areas.
  • Page 44: Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots

    Shooting Close-Ups/ Infinity Shots Use this mode to record subjects in the range of 16 to 76 cm (6.3 in. to 2.5 ft.) from the lens tip Macro when at maximum wide angle Mode and in the range of 26 to 76 cm (10.2 in.
  • Page 45: Using The Focus Lock

    Using the Focus Lock The following types of subject may not be suited to autofocus photography. Use the : Available focus lock in these situations. : Available, but cannot be changed after taking • Subjects with extremely low contrast to the first shot _ : Not available the surroundings...
  • Page 46: Using The Self-Timer

    Press the shutter button halfway Turn the mode dial to p. 34), and wait until the camera beeps twice. Re-aim the camera to compose the Press the button as shot as desired and press the shutter necessary so that the button all the way ( p.
  • Page 47: Shooting Continuously

    (When the LCD monitor is OFF in Large/ Fine mode). * The figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual figures may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. • The camera will stop shooting if the CF card becomes full.
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Exposure Compensation

    Adjusting the Exposure Press the button as Compensation necessary to display the [+/– (Exp.)] menu. If you are shooting against a bright The exposure compensation bar background or strong backlight, you may appears on the LCD monitor. need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn’t come out too dark.
  • Page 49: Setting The White Balance

    • If the LCD monitor is on, you can check Setting the White Balance the results of the compensation by viewing the image on the LCD monitor. Setting the white balance to match the • A shot can be taken immediately after. dominant light source when shooting will The menu will reappear after the shot, adjust the coloring of the image (excluding...
  • Page 50 Press button as necessary to select the desired setting. Turn the mode dial to • If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the results by viewing the image on the LCD monitor. • A shot can be taken immediately after. Press the button as The menu will reappear after the shot,...
  • Page 51: Stitch Assist Mode

    If using the camera in (Stitch Assist) To create the panorama at your computer, use the PhotoStitch software that came with mode, you cannot change the white balance setting after taking the first shot. your camera. Framing a Subject Stitch Assist Mode The PhotoStitch program detects the Use this mode when taking shots that you overlapping portions of adjoining images...
  • Page 52 Shooting • Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50 % of the adjoining image. Try to keep Turn the mode dial to the vertical misalignment to within 10 % of the image height. • Do not include moving items in the overlap. Press the button •...
  • Page 53 • You can adjust the following settings before Compose the next shot, taking the first shot: zoom, flash (On, Off, or taking care to overlap the Slow-synchro only), self-timer, macro or previous image. infinity mode, exposure compensation, white balance, resolution, and compression. •...
  • Page 54: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode. The camera stores settings separately for each mode, and retains these settings even if you switch to a different mode. Function See page...
  • Page 55: Replaying

    Replaying Displaying Images Singly (Single Image Replay) Use this feature to view recorded images one at a time on the LCD monitor. button to display different images. • Press button to move to the previous image. • Press button to move to the next image.
  • Page 56: Displaying Images In Sets Of Nine (Index Replay)

    Displaying Images in Sets of Nine (Index Replay) You can also view recorded images nine at Approximate Location a time, in an “index” display. of the Magnified Area Turn the mode dial to • To slide the magnified image left or right on the monitor, press button.
  • Page 57 button to Display images in index select an image. display mode, and then press button again. To view the selected image using Single Image Replay, press the button. You can erase the selected image by Indicates the pressing the button ( p.
  • Page 58: Rotating Images In The Display

    Rotating Images in the Display Press button to You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° select , and then press the clockwise in the LCD SET button. monitor. Press the SET button one or 90° more times to rotate the image as desired.
  • Page 59: Automating Playback (Auto Play)

    The camera reads the images on the Automating Playback (Auto Play) CF card and starts auto play. Use this feature to automatically replay all • As with the single image display mode, of the images in the CF card. The LCD pressing the button during monitor displays each image for...
  • Page 60: Protecting Images

    Protected images are identified by the Protecting Images Protected Icon. Use the protect feature to protect important images from accidental erasure. Turn the mode dial to Press the MENU button to Protected Icon display the menu. Press the MENU button to close this feature.
  • Page 61: Erasing

    Erasing Erasing Images Singly Press the MENU button to display the menu. • Remember that erased images cannot be recovered. Be careful to avoid accidental erasures. Press button to • This function will not erase protected select , and then press the images ( p.
  • Page 62: Erasing All Images

    Erasing All Images Press button to select [OK], and then press • Remember that erased images cannot be the SET button. recovered. Be careful to avoid accidental erasures. • If you decide you don’t want to erase the • This function will not erase protected image, select [Cancel] instead of [OK].
  • Page 63 The LCD monitor asks for confirmation. Press button to select [OK], and then press the SET button. • If you decide you don’t want to erase all unprotected images, select [Cancel] instead of [OK].
  • Page 64: Print Settings (Dpof Settings)

    Print Settings (DPOF Settings) Images on a CF card can be individually selected for printing in a specified number of copies. The print type and date or file number printing options can also be selected. These settings are compatible with Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards so that images can be printed conveniently on DPOF compliant digital printers or at participating photo labs.
  • Page 65: Setting The Print Style

    The [Print Order] menu will display. Setting the Print Style You can set up the print style as follows. Print one image per sheet. Standard Print index prints (multiple reduced-size Index images per page). Make print settings in the following Print Type Print selected images order.
  • Page 66 Display the [Print Order] Press button to menu ( p. 62). select , or , and then press the SET button. Press button to make the desired setting, and then press the SET button. Press button to select [Set up], and then (Print Type) press the SET button.
  • Page 67: Selecting Images For Printing

    Selecting Images for Printing Display the [Print Order] menu ( p. 62). (File No.) Select [On] or [Off]. When you are finished making settings, press the MENU button. Press button to The date and file number options cannot both be set to On when (Index) is selected as select [Order], and then press the print type.
  • Page 68: Menu Button

    The selection method will vary according to You can use the zoom buttons to the print type ( switch between single image display and 3-image index display. Standard or Both Press button as necessary to set the number Press button to of copies, and then press the select an image, and then SET button.
  • Page 69: Resetting The Print Settings

    Index When you are finished, press the MENU button. Press button to select an image, and then Resetting the Print Settings press the SET button. • Pressing the SET button once selects the The Reset feature clears all print image for printing. A check mark appears selections, and resets Print Type to at the upper left, indicating that the image [Standard], Date to [On], and File No.
  • Page 70 Press button to select [OK], and press the SET button. If you decide you don’t want to reset the settings, press [Cancel] instead of [OK].
  • Page 71: Printing With The Card Photo Printer

    You can also make prints with the DPOF print settings. * The Digital Camera Photo Printer Kit CPK-A10 includes the Card Photo Printer CP-10 and the PowerShot A10. Connecting the Card Photo Printer CP-10 Connect the printer to the camera using the Direct Interface Cable DIF-100, which is supplied with the printer.
  • Page 72 When disconnecting the cable from the Connect the direct interface camera’s Digital terminal, be sure to hold the cable to the printer and to the connector at its sides and pull it straight out. camera. Digital Terminal The camera power is turned on and set the mode dial to If the printer is correctly connected, the icon will appear on the LCD...
  • Page 73: Printing

    • The camera’s erasure function “Quick Press button to Erase” and language-setting using the SET and MENU buttons ( pp. 11, 27) select [OK], and then press are disabled while the camera is the SET button to start connected to the printer. printing.
  • Page 74: Printing With Dpof Print Settings

    If an error occurs during The [Resume] option may not appear with certain types of error. In that case, select printing... [Stop]. If an error occurs while printing is in progress, the camera’s LCD monitor displays the relevant message. Printing with DPOF Print Settings The Card Photo Printer CP-10 can print images marked with DPOF print settings, The message on...
  • Page 75 • Select [Style] if you wish to change the print style ( p. 75). • Select [Cancel] if you wish to stop printing. Stop Printing Press the SET button while Press button to printing is in progress. select [OK], and then press The LCD monitor displays a the SET button.
  • Page 76 The printer completes printing of the current sheet, and then stops. The LCD monitor returns to the replay mode. Resuming Printing If you have stopped printing while it was in Press button to progress, you can use the following select [Resume], and press procedure to resume printing of the remaining images.
  • Page 77: Setting The Print Style

    Setting the Print Style Please note that this resume feature is not available in the following cases: You can select the style settings for your • When print settings are changed before prints. printing is resumed. • When images marked for printing are Prints the image full- deleted before printing is resumed.
  • Page 78 While displaying the image, Press button to press the SET button. select , or , and press the SET button. Press button to select the desired setting, and press the SET button. Press button to select [Style], and press the (Image) SET button.
  • Page 79 • If you set the setting to [Multiple], the border and date settings are automatically forced to [Borderless] and [Off]. • If you are printing according to DPOF (Date) settings, you cannot change the date on/off setting. The date is printed according to the Select [On] or [Off].
  • Page 80: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings Displaying the Rec. Menu You use the Rec. menu to adjust basic shooting and operational settings. Most of these menu settings are described below. A few of these menu settings, however, are covered in other sections of this guide, as follows.
  • Page 81: Changing The Image Review Time

    Changing the Image Review Time When you take a shot, the camera holds the image on the LCD monitor for a specific time after you release the shutter button. The default holding time (“review time”) is approximately 2 seconds. If you like, however, you can change the review time to 10 seconds or switch the review feature off.
  • Page 82: Resetting The File Number

    Resetting the File Number • No image will display when the review function is set to Off unless you continue to You can use this feature to select whether press the shutter button fully after shooting. the camera resets the file number each •...
  • Page 83 The [Off ] setting helps ensure that file Press button to numbers remain unique over multiple CF select , and then press the cards. This is useful if you are planning to SET button. download images from the cards to your computer, since it helps avoid accidental overwrites that may occur if filenames are Press...
  • Page 84: Setting The Beep On/Off

    Setting the Beep On/Off A beep sounds for confirmation purposes when the shutter button is pressed or a camera setting is changed. The beep can be turned off. Display the [Rec. Menu] This setting has no effect on beep sounds that are issued as warnings.
  • Page 85: Formatting A Cf Card

    Formatting a CF Card You should format new CF cards before using them. Formatting a CF card will permanently erase all data already on the card, including all of If you decide that you do not want to its protected images. Before formatting a card format the card at this time, select that has already been used, be sure to check its contents.
  • Page 86: Changing Other Settings

    Changing Other Settings Display the [Rec. Menu] Auto Power Down p. 78). By default, the Auto Power Down function Press button to automatically turns the camera off if you do not operate it for a certain period of time. select , and then press the But you are free to disable Auto Power SET button.
  • Page 87 Display the [Rec. Menu] p. 78). This setting is available only on the PowerShot A20. The PowerShot A10 does Press button to not support direct connection to a TV screen. select , and then press the SET button.
  • Page 88: Connecting The Camera To A Tv Set

    Connecting the Camera to a TV Set The PowerShot A20 can connect directly to a TV set, allowing you to use the TV screen as your monitor when shooting or replaying images. You make the connection using the video cable VC-100 included with the camera. Please be sure to turn both the TV set and the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the cable.
  • Page 89: Downloading Images To A Computer

    Downloading Images to a Computer Downloading Directly from a CF Card Images can be loaded from a CF card to a computer if you are using a notebook computer, a PC card reader or a CF card reader. PC card adapter (PCMCIA adapter), sold separately, is required to use a PC card reader.
  • Page 90: Cf Card Reader

    CF Card Reader Downloading Images Double-click the icon of the Eject the CF card from the drive with the CF card. camera, and insert it into a CF card reader connected to Copy images from the card the computer. into a folder of your choice •...
  • Page 91 Image Folder Organization and File Names • Each x above stands for a single numeral. • With the exception of [xxxCANON] folder, all of the folders indicated above store important files used by the camera to manage the image data on the card. Do not open, edit, or delete these folders.
  • Page 92: Connecting The Camera To A Computer With A Usb Cable

    Connecting the Camera to a Computer with a USB Cable Supported Operating Systems Windows 98 (Including the Second Edition), Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows 2000 Windows * Only systems pre-installed with Windows 98/Me/2000 or upgraded to Windows Me from pre-installed Windows 98 systems are supported. Macintosh Mac OS 8.1 or later, QuickTime 3.0 or later (not supported on Mac OS X) computers...
  • Page 93 Connection Precautions • With Windows system, the USB ports may not Do not put the computer into standby (sleep) operate correctly on systems that have been mode when a camera is connected via a upgraded to Windows 98/Me/2000 from USB port. If the computer should go into Windows 3.1/95 or to Windows 2000 from a standby mode while a camera is connected pre-installed Windows 98 system.
  • Page 94: Connecting To A Usb Port

    Connecting to a USB Port USB port Connect the supplied USB interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s Digital terminal. • You do not need to turn off the computer or camera when making this connection. • Please refer to your computer manual for USB cable information regarding the location of the USB port.
  • Page 95 • If you disconnect the USB cable while the Turn the camera’s mode dial camera is on, the camera will automatically turn off. The LCD monitor displays in replay • If you leave the camera unused for mode. When the connection to the approximately 5 minutes while it is connected the computer, the computer computer is complete, the LCD monitor...
  • Page 96: Appendix

    Appendix Replacing the Date Battery Slide the CF card slot cover The camera uses a special Date battery to in the direction of the gray power its internal clock. If the LCD monitor arrow, and open it. displays the Set Date/Time menu when you turn on the camera, this means that the Date battery has run down and the clock has stopped running.
  • Page 97 Pull the battery out of the When the LCD monitor will holder, as shown. display the Set Date/Time menu, proceed to set the current date and time p. 24). Negative terminal (−) The LCD monitor also displays the Set Date/ Time menu the very first time you turn on the camera.
  • Page 98: Using The Optional Battery Kits

    PowerShot A10 and A20 cameras. You can • When recharging batteries from the recharge the batteries as shown below. camera, always recharge all four of them at the same time.
  • Page 99: Using The Household Power Source

    (as to lose capacity. Do not recharge the determined by testing at Canon facilities). batteries until the LCD monitor displays the Please do not charge batteries in areas “Change the batteries”...
  • Page 100 • Please unplug the adapter from the power Be sure that the camera is turned off before outlet when you have finished using the connecting or disconnecting the compact camera. power adapter. Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter, and then plug the other end into the electrical outlet.
  • Page 101: Using Optional Lenses And Lens Adapters

    Using Optional Lenses and Lens Adapters The camera supports use of the optional Wide Converter WC-DC52 and the optional Close-up Lens 250D (52 mm). In order to attach either of these options, you also need to use the optional Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52. •...
  • Page 102 • It is not possible to attach a lens hood or Please do not use the flash when shooting filter to the wide converter. with this lens. • If you use the flash when shooting with the wide converter, the outer area of the Shooting Ranges in Macro Mode recorded image (and especially the lower Distance between...
  • Page 103 Attaching a Lens Remove the dust cap, and attach the adapter by turning Be sure that the camera is it in the indicated direction. turned off. Attach the dust cap to the adapter as shown in the illustration on the opposite page. Push the adapter against the ring around the lens and turn it in the Set the lens on the adapter,...
  • Page 104: Using The Soft Case (Optional)

    Using the Soft Case (Optional) • Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion lenses with a lens blower brush Use this case to protect the camera from before use. The camera may focus on any scratches and dust when it is not in use. dirt that remains.
  • Page 105: Camera Care And Maintenance

    Clean the lens with a lens blower brush, then wipe lightly with a soft cloth. • Never wipe the camera body or lens with organic solvents or other synthetic cleaning solutions. If you are unable to remove the dirt from the lens, contact Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 106: Troubleshooting

    • Use a household power source. Batteries are not the right type. Use only new AA-size alkaline batteries that are equivalent to those that came with the camera or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. Batteries are not making good Wipe the battery terminals with a clean electrical contact with the dry cloth.
  • Page 107 83). correctly. • The card may be defective (its physical format may be corrupted). Contact Canon Customer Help Desk. You opened the battery cover or The power is off but Close the covers, and then use the main the lens did not CF card slot cover while the switch to turn the power off correctly.
  • Page 108 Batteries are not the right type. Use only AA-size alkaline batteries (the consumed quickly. same type that came with the camera) or Canon AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. The batteries are cold. Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures. If shooting in a cold area, keep the batteries warm (by placing them inner pocket, etc.) until ready to use them.
  • Page 109 Problem Cause Solution If using rechargeable Poor electrical contact. • Be sure to set batteries firmly into the batteries: charger. Batteries do not • Be sure that the power cable is firmly charge. connected to the charger, and is firmly plugged in to the electrical outlet.
  • Page 110 Problem Cause Solution The subject comes Insufficient light for shooting. Set the flash on. out underexposed The subject is darker than the Set exposure compensation to a positive (too dark). surroundings. value. The white balance setting is not Change the white balance setting as appropriate.
  • Page 111: List Of Messages

    List of Messages The following table explains each of the messages that may appear on the LCD monitor. Busy... The camera is writing image data to the CF card (after taking a shot), or reading image from the card (when getting ready to display it). No CF card You attempted to shoot or replay with no CF card installed.
  • Page 112 If this message recurs frequently, note down the error and call a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. If this message appears immediately after you have taken a shot, it is possible that the camera failed to record the image—so you may want to switch into Replay mode to check...
  • Page 113 The following table lists and explains the messages that may be on the LCD monitor when printing to the Card Photo Printer CP-10 (optional). No Paper Paper cassette is empty or is not installed correctly. No Ink No ink cassette in the printer, or the ink cassette is out of ink. Ink Cassette Error There is a problem with the ink cassette.
  • Page 114: Specifications

    Specifications PowerShot A10 PowerShot A20 Image Sensor Approx. 1.32 million-pixel (total). 1/2.7 in. CCD Approx. 2.11 million-pixel (total). 1/2.7 in. CCD (effective pixels: approx. 1.25 million) (effective pixels: approx. 2.02 million) Lens 5.4 (W) – 16.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 – 105 mm), F 2.8 (W) – 4.8 (T) Digital Zoom Maximum 2.0×...
  • Page 115 PowerShot A10 PowerShot A20 Shooting Modes Auto/manual/stitch assist Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.5 images/sec (Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off) Self-Timer Shoots after approx. 10 sec. PC Connected Shooting Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program “RemoteCapture” is included in the camera kit.)
  • Page 116 NiMH Battery NB-1AH (optional) Battery Charger CB-3AH (optional) Type Rechargeable nickel hydride Rated Input 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 8 W battery Rated Output 1.6 V DC/2 A Nominal Voltage 1.2 V DC 0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F) Operating Typical Capacity 1600 mAh...
  • Page 117 Length: 23.7 mm (0.9 in.) Dimensions Diameter: 58 mm (2.3 in.) Weight (body) Approx. 13 g (0.5 oz.) Length: 30.5 mm (1.2 in.) Weight Approx. 74 g (2.6 oz.) * All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.
  • Page 118: Index

    Index Installing ......... 20 Close-up Lens ....100 Auto Play ......57 Flash Compression ....... 37 Auto Power Down ....29 Flash Modes ......39 Computer, Downloading Images to Red-Eye Reduction ....41 Autofocus ......30 Connecting Camera to Using ........39 Computer by USB ....
  • Page 119 Lens Attachment ....101 Tripod Socket ...... 14 Standard Prints ...... 66 Stopping ......... 73 Turning Camera On ..... 28 Protect ......... 58 TV Connection ....86 Macro Mode ......42 Magnifying a Displayed Image . 53 Rec. Menu ......78 Mode Dial ......
  • Page 120: Canon Customer Support

    30-2 Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo Hotline : 01.41.99.70.70 146-8501, Japan Tél : 01.41.99.77.77 Télécopie : 01.41.99.79.51 NORTH AMERICA Canon Photo Vidéo France S.A. Canon U.S.A., Inc. Support Client : 01.41.30.15.15 Canon Customer Care Center Fax : 01.41.30.15.05 Phone (US): 1-800-828-4040 (Available Mon. - Canon Deutschland GmbH Fri., 9 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time)
  • Page 121 Canon Luxembourg S.A. Finland Tel.: (352) 48 47 961 Canon OY Fax: (352) 48 47 96232 Puhelin: 010 54420 Fax: 010 544 4571 Canon Nederland N.V. Help Desk: 0600 0 22606 Helpdesk: 023 - 5 681 681 (14,80 mk/min+pvm) Tel.: 023 - 5 670 123...
  • Page 122 Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. OCEANIA Wisma General Lumber, Block D, Peremba Canon Australia Pty. Ltd. Square, Saujana Resort, Section U2, 40150, Info-Line: (02) 9805 2864 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Phone: (60) 3 744 6000, (60) 3 745 0055 Canon New Zealand Ltd.
  • Page 123: Fcc Notice

    Canon U.S.A. Inc. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the Tel No. (516) 328-5600 FCC rules.
  • Page 124 CDI-E017-010 XX01XXXX © 2001 CANON INC. PRINTED IN JAPAN...
  • Page 125 • This guide explains the installation method and features of the software for loading and processing images on a computer that have been shot with a Canon digital camera. For detailed instructions on how to use the softwares, see the help files of each software.
  • Page 126 3. SUPPORT AND UPDATES: Canon is not responsible for providing maintenance or • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a support for use of the SOFTWARE. No updates, fixes or support will be made available mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the software, the CompactFlash™...
  • Page 127 Agreement constitutes a waiver of the rights of Canon, its affiliated corporations and third party licensors under such laws. 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 128: Safety Precautions

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing a Canon digital camera. This guide explains how to use the software bundled with your camera. Where to Find Instructions for Attaching Your Camera to a Computer Models Where to Find the Instructions PowerShot Pro90 IS...
  • Page 129 Using the Software on the Windows Platform Introducing the Software ............2 Camera and Software Compatibility ........5 System Requirements ..............6 Installing/Uninstalling the Software .......... 7 Installing the USB Driver ............. 9 Using ZoomBrowser EX the First Time (From Loading to Printing) ............. 11 Using Additional ZoomBrowser EX Functions ......
  • Page 130: Introducing The Software

    • Allows you to effortlessly place frames or backgrounds around your images for artistic effect. • Allows you to place titles or captions anywhere on the page. • Lets you create your own exclusive photo albums. • Creates layouts conforming to Canon Perforated Paper dimensions.
  • Page 131 • Allows interval shooting with custom interval and frame settings. TWAIN Drivers Canon Digital Camera USB TWAIN Driver (For Windows 98/Me/2000) Canon Digital Camera RS-232C TWAIN Driver These are the driver utility programs that work within TWAIN-compliant application programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, to load camera images directly into the application program.
  • Page 132: Arcsoft Photoimpression

    USB WIA Driver Canon Digital Camera USB WIA Driver (For Windows Me) As the driver software for the USB interface, it can automatically start Windows’ Scanners and Cameras Wizard and download images to the computer. It can also display the images in the camera as thumbnails in Windows Explorer, allowing them to be effortlessly downloaded just by copying them to a folder.
  • Page 133: Camera And Software Compatibility

    Camera and Software Compatibility The Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk contains a number of software programs and drivers. Check the chart below for the compatibility of your particular camera model with each program’s special functions. Model PowerShot Series EOS D30...
  • Page 134: System Requirements

    • QuickTime 3.0 or a later version is required to replay movies captured by the camera or to save images merged with PhotoStitch in the QuickTime VR format. • QuickTime 4.1 is contained on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. • A sound card is required to replay soundtracks for movie files.
  • Page 135: Installing/Uninstalling The Software

    Precaution about the USB Interface • Ensure that you install the software from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk onto the computer before you attach the camera to the computer’s USB port. If you attach the camera to the USB port after installing the software, it will automatically select the correct USB driver.
  • Page 136: Uninstalling The Software

    • To remove the installed software, click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Settings], [Control Panel] and [Add / Remove Programs]. ZoomBrowser EX can also be uninstalled by clicking the [Start] menu and selecting [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX], and [ZoomBrowser EX Uninstall]. (PhotoRecord, PhotoStitch and RemoteCapture can be removed with the same procedures.)
  • Page 137: Installing The Usb Driver

    (Preinstalled Windows 98/Me/2000 Systems Only) Notes Regarding Installation • Ensure that you install the contents of the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk before you attach the camera to the computer’s USB port. This will allow the automatic selection of the correct USB driver.
  • Page 138 Windows Me or Windows 2000 Users If the “Digital Signature Not Found” message displays partway through installation, follow the procedures below. 1. Click the [Yes] button if the “Digital Signature Not Found” message displays. Your camera model name will appear here. 2.
  • Page 139: Starting Zoombrowser Ex

    2. Set the camera to the mode for communicating with a computer. After a moment, an event dialog will allow you to select an application program to start. 3. Select [Canon ZoomBrowser EX] and click the [OK] button. Your camera model name will appear here.
  • Page 140 Computer ( p. ii) for connection instructions. 2. Start ZoomBrowser EX. Double-click the [Canon ZoomBrowser EX] icon on the desktop to start the program. Canon ZoomBrowser EX Icon If the [Canon ZoomBrowser EX] icon does not appear on the desktop, click the Windows [Start] button and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX] and [ZoomBrowser EX].
  • Page 141: Serial Interface

    2. Set the camera to the mode for communicating with a computer. 3. Start ZoomBrowser EX. Double-click the [Canon ZoomBrowser EX] icon on the desktop to start the program. Canon ZoomBrowser EX Icon If the [Canon ZoomBrowser EX] icon does not appear on...
  • Page 142: The Zoombrowser Ex Camera Window

    The ZoomBrowser EX Camera Window The Camera Window will open when a connection to a camera or CF card is initiated. Thumbnail (small) images will display. An image of the connected Thumbnail camera or CF card will display. Setup Options Button Delete Button Upload Button Sets various camera...
  • Page 143 Loading and Saving Images from the Camera 1. Create a new folder in which to save the images from the camera. In the Tree View, right-click the [Image Library One] folder, select [New Folder] from the pop-up menu and input a folder name. Tree View 2.
  • Page 144 • You can also download images to the computer by dragging them from the Camera Window and dropping them on the Browser Display Area or Tree View. Browser Display Area “RAW” will display on RAW images. Tree View The movie icon will display on movie...
  • Page 145 Printing Images 1. Select the image(s) you wish to print and click the [Print Layout] button. • Movie images cannot be printed. • You must convert RAW images before printing them ( pp. 40-41, 52-54). Print Layout Button The PhotoRecord printing utility will start and automatically display the selected image(s) in a page layout.
  • Page 146: Using Additional Zoombrowser Ex Functions

    Using Additional ZoomBrowser EX Functions This section explains the additional features of ZoomBrowser EX. Please refer to the ZoomBrowser EX Help file for more details. Some of the software functions are not supported by all of the camera models. Please check the Camera and Software Compatibility chart to confirm your camera’s compatibility.
  • Page 147 Zooming a Single Image Double-click an image in the Browser Display Area to display it in the Image Viewer. Double-click the target image. Edit Panel Button About the Image Viewer Edit Panel • The edit panel displays when you click Edit Panel button in the Image Viewer. Crop Button Drag the cursor to select the crop area...
  • Page 148: Replaying Movies

    Double-click a thumbnail with the movie icon to start QuickTime Player and replay the movie. • If QuickTime 3.0 or a later version is not already installed, install it from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. Displaying Images in Chronological Order Select a folder or some images, click the [View] menu and select [TimeTunnel].
  • Page 149 Showing Images in a Slide Show The slide show function displays images saved onto the computer disk one-by-one at full-screen size as if they were part of a slide show. 1. Click the [View] menu and select [Slide Show Options]. 2.
  • Page 150: Organizing Images

    Organizing Images Changing the File Location You can move an image file by dragging and dropping it onto another folder icon. Drag an image from the Browser Display Area to another folder in the Tree View. Browser Display Area You can also drag and drop images within the Browser Display Area.
  • Page 151: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images An image cannot be recovered after it is erased. Double-check to make sure you have the right images before erasing. Erasing Images Singly 1. Select the target image in the Browser Display Area and click the [Delete] button. A confirmation dialog will display.
  • Page 152: Saving Computer Images To A Cf Card In The Camera

    Saving Computer Images to a CF Card in the Camera 1. Open the Camera Window. ( pp. 11-14) 2. Click the [Upload] button in the Camera Window. The “Upload Images from Disk” dialog will display. 3. Select the images from the computer and click the [Open] button. The “Save to Camera”...
  • Page 153: Editing The Print Order Settings (Dpof)

    • A warning message will display if ZoomBrowser EX encounters print settings data it does not support on a CF card with print settings created by a non-Canon brand DPOF-compliant digital camera. If any print settings on such a card are changed, all of them will be overwritten by ZoomBrowser EX and lost.
  • Page 154: Sending Images Via E-Mail

    Sending Images via E-mail You can send images as attachments to e-mail messages. You can adjust the image size and compression to reduce the file size for transmission. 1. Select the target image(s) in the Browser Display Area. 2. Click the [File] menu and select [Send Image(s) by E-Mail]. 3.
  • Page 155: Merging Panoramic Images With Photostitch

    Images Shot in Stitch Assist Mode • PhotoStitch automatically arranges images shot with the Stitch Assist mode of Canon digital cameras in the correct order and orientation, making it easy to merge these images. Stitch Assist mode images display in the Camera Window as shown below.
  • Page 156: Editing And Applying Special Effects To Images

    Editing and Applying Special Effects to Images Adobe Photoshop LE 1. Confirm that Adobe Photoshop LE has been installed. 2. Select an image from the Browser Display Area of ZoomBrowser EX. 3. Click the [Edit] menu and select [Edit Image using Adobe Photoshop]. Please refer to the Adobe Photoshop LE Help file and electronic guide (User Guide.pdf) for instructions for this program.
  • Page 157: Editing Movies

    ArcSoft PhotoImpression 1. Confirm that ArcSoft PhotoImpression has been installed. 2. Select an image from the Browser Display Area of ZoomBrowser EX. 3. Click the [Edit] menu and select [Edit Image using ArcSoft PhotoImpression]. Please refer to the ArcSoft PhotoImpression Help file for instructions for this program.
  • Page 158: Printing Images

    Printing Images • Select a folder or image(s) for printing from the Browser Display Area or Camera Window and click the [Print Layout] button to start the PhotoRecord program. • You can also click the button while an image is displayed in a slide show to add a print mark to it.
  • Page 159: Creating A New Album

    Creating a New Album The PhotoRecord layouts with titles and captions can be saved as albums. Moreover, PhotoRecord includes a variety of templates, making it easy to create beautiful albums. 1. To save an album, click the PhotoRecord [File] menu and select [Save As]. 2.
  • Page 160 Printing on Canon Perforated Paper The [Canon Perforated paper printing] option will be selectable in the Album Settings dialog if you are using a Canon BJ printer that supports Canon Perforated Paper media. Canon Perforated Paper has perforations at the preset dimensions allowing you to print at the specified size and simply tear along the perforated lines to produce an image with the appearance of a finished photo print.
  • Page 161: Shooting With Remotecapture

    Shooting with RemoteCapture RemoteCapture will start if you click the ZoomBrowser EX [Edit] menu and select [RemoteCapture] when the camera is connected to the computer via a USB port. RemoteCapture lets you activate the camera’s shutter button remotely from the computer. The captured image is automatically saved into the currently selected ZoomBrowser EX folder.
  • Page 162 About the RemoteCapture Control Buttons The control buttons are used to shoot, delete and display images. Click here to trigger the camera and take a shot. The image is automatically saved to the computer. Pushing the camera’s shutter button directly will also save the image to the computer.
  • Page 163 Precautions when 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 has entered standby mode. Always turn off the standby function before you start shooting with RemoteCapture.
  • Page 164 Changing the Save Location and Other Preferences The Preferences dialog can be opened by clicking the RemoteCapture [File] menu and selecting [Preferences]. This dialog can be used to change the save location and settings. Selects whether the image is saved only on the computer or on the camera’s CF card too.
  • Page 165: Converting Raw Images

    Converting RAW Images The RAW format records the image data as captured by the camera’s image sensor without further processing by the camera. Although the data is compressed when recorded, the original data can be completely restored without any loss of quality, making it possible to obtain high-quality images.
  • Page 166: Restore The Database

    RAW Image Parameter Settings Dialog Preview Area Click this and a white point of the image in the Preview Area to set it as the value for the white balance. Parameter setting selections are reflected in the preview image. Placing a check here applies linear processing to the contrast, sharpness and color saturation, and allows the...
  • Page 167: Loading Images With Twain-Compliant Programs

    Loading Images with TWAIN-Compliant Programs This section explains how to load images with TWAIN-compliant application programs, such as ArcSoft PhotoImpression, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition. Using ArcSoft PhotoImpression Installing the Software Installing the TWAIN Driver This program is required to load camera images into TWAIN-compliant application programs.
  • Page 168 [PhotoImpression]. ArcSoft PhotoImpression will start. 4. Click the [Get Photo] button. 5. Click the [Camera/Scanner] button. 6. Select [Canon Digital Camera RS-232C] from the [Select Source] option and click the button The TWAIN driver will start. 7. Click the [Communication Settings] button.
  • Page 169: Using Adobe Photoshop Le

    Using Adobe Photoshop LE Installing the Software Installing the TWAIN Driver This program is required to load camera images into the TWAIN-compliant application programs. For instructions, see “Installing/Uninstalling the Software” ( p. 7) or “Installing the USB Driver” ( p. 9). Installing Adobe Photoshop LE Place the Adobe Photoshop LE CD-ROM in the drive, double-click [My Computer] on the Windows desktop, followed by the [Photosle] CD-ROM icon, the [English] and...
  • Page 170 3. Click the [File] menu and select [Import] and [Select TWAIN_32 Source] 4. Choose an appropriate source and click [Select]. Select either [Canon XXX USB], where the XXX represents your camera model name, or [Canon Digital Camera RS-232C] as the source as appropriate.
  • Page 171: Using Adobe Photodeluxe Home Edition

    Using Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition Installing the Software Installing the TWAIN Driver This program is required to load camera images into the TWAIN-compliant application programs. For instructions, see “Installing/Uninstalling the Software” ( p. 7) or “Installing the USB Driver” ( p.
  • Page 172 4. Click [Get Photo] from the icons that display and select [Cameras]. 5. Click the [1 Camera] tab. In the [Camera Models] option, confirm that [Canon XXX USB] (XXX will be replaced by your camera model name) or [Canon Digital Camera RS-232C] is selected. If several models are listed, select the one that corresponds to your camera.
  • Page 173 Guide to the TWAIN Driver Window Preferences Button Rotate 90 Degrees Buttons Set RAW Param. Button Rotates the selected image Sets the image quality Displays and changes the image transmission settings. ( p. 51) left or right 90 degrees. settings for RAW images p.
  • Page 174: Loading Images

    Loading Images The TWAIN Driver can display still images only. Please start ZoomBrowser EX to download movies to the computer. Downloading Images from the Camera 1. Click the [Camera] button. The camera images will appear in the Thumbnail Display Area. 2.
  • Page 175 Downloading Images with Windows Me via WIA driver If you have installed the WIA Driver for Windows Me, you can use the following procedures to download images very easily. • Using the Scanners and Cameras Wizard 1. Connect the camera to the computer’s USB port. The Scanners and Cameras Wizard will automatically appear.
  • Page 176: Setting The Parameters (Eos D30 Only)

    Setting the Parameters (EOS D30 Only) Up to three sets of parameters for loading images can be set in the TWAIN Driver using the Parameter Settings dialog in addition to the parameters already set on the camera. Please see the Camera User Guide to learn how to select the parameters for the camera that are set with the computer.
  • Page 177: Converting Raw Images

    Converting RAW Images The RAW format records the image data as captured by the camera’s image sensor without further processing by the camera. Although the data is compressed when recorded, the original data can be completely restored without any loss of quality, making it possible to obtain high-quality images.
  • Page 178 4. Click the [Acquire] button. The RAW image will be converted according to the specified parameters and the data will be sent to softwares such as Adobe Photoshop LE at 8 bits per RGB channel. To learn how to change the file transmission format, please see “How to Change the File Transmission Format”...
  • Page 179 RAW Image Parameter Settings Dialog Preview Area Click this and a white point of the image in the Preview Area to set it as the value for the white balance. Parameter setting selections are reflected in the preview image. Placing a check here applies linear processing to the contrast, sharpness and color saturation, and allows the...
  • Page 180: Troubleshooting The Usb Driver Installation

    Troubleshooting the USB Driver Installation Check This First Is the camera connected to the computer correctly? Refer to Where to Find Instructions for Attaching Your Camera to a Computer ( p. ii) for connection instructions. Is the camera power on? Is the battery charge sufficient? We suggest that you use the AC adapter to power a camera connected to a computer.
  • Page 181 3a. If you installed the software with the installer, then connected the camera to the computer and installed the USB Driver: Click the [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [Digital Camera USB Driver] and [USB Driver Uninstall]. The uninstallation process is complete.
  • Page 182 Windows operating system. 6. Double-click the [Other] folder inside the [Inf] folder. 7. Find and delete the [Canon.IncCanon_DC], [Canon.IncCanonDC1] or [Canon.IncCanonDC2] file. Skip this step if this file is not present in the [Other] folder.
  • Page 183: Windows 2000

    3a. If you installed the software with the installer, then connected the camera to the computer and installed the USB Driver: Click the [Start] menu and select [Programs], [Canon Utilities], [Digital Camera USB Driver] and [USB Driver Uninstall]. The installation process is complete.
  • Page 184 6. Search for the [Oem*] files for Canon digital cameras. Double-click a file to open it in the Windows Notepad accessory and look for [;*** Canon Digital Camera USB Setup File ****] in the first line. If you find it, note down the file name and close Notepad.
  • Page 185 Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform Introducing the Software ............58 Camera and Software Compatibility ........61 System Requirements ............... 62 Installing / Uninstalling the Software........63 Using ImageBrowser the First Time (From Loading to Printing) ............. 65 Using Additional ImageBrowser Functions ......73 Displaying Images ..............
  • Page 186: Introducing The Software

    This section introduces the powerful software programs for the Macintosh platform contained on the CD-ROM included with the camera. Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Some camera models do not support some of the software functions. Please check the Camera and Software Compatibility chart to confirm the compatibility of your camera.
  • Page 187 • Allows interval shooting with custom interval and frame settings. Plug-In Module Canon Digital Camera Plug-In Module The Plug-In Module is the driver utility program that works within plug-in compliant application programs, such as Adobe Photoshop LE or Adobe PhotoDeluxe, to load camera images directly into the application program.
  • Page 188 ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM* ArcSoft PhotoImpression • Allows you to edit and apply special effects to images as well as effortlessly create greeting cards and calendars. ArcSoft VideoImpression • Allows you to effortlessly edit and save movies, making it easy to integrate movie clips and stills into a single movie or delete frames.
  • Page 189: Camera And Software Compatibility

    Camera and Software Compatibility The Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk contains a number of software programs and drivers. Check the chart below for the compatibility of your particular camera model with each program’s special functions. Model PowerShot Series EOS D30...
  • Page 190: System Requirements

    • A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software. • QuickTime 4.1 is contained on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. • Plug-In Module is compatible with Adobe Photoshop 3.0 and later versions. • ArcSoft PhotoImpression and ArcSoft VideoImpression require Mac OS 8.5 or higher.
  • Page 191: Installing/Uninstalling The Software

    Installing/Uninstalling the Software Installing from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk 1. Close any programs that are running. 2. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the CD-ROM drive. 3. Double-click the [CD-ROM] icon and the [Canon Digital Camera Installer] icon.
  • Page 192 To uninstall a program, drag its folders to the Trash. Be careful, however, not to accidentally delete any of your images that may be stored in these folders. For instructions on how to uninstall the Plug-In Module, open the [Canon Utilities] folder and [Digital Camera Plug-In] folder and read the [ReadMe] file.
  • Page 193: Starting Imagebrowser

    Using ImageBrowser the First Time (From Loading to Printing) This section provides a simple explanation of the procedures for using ImageBrowser to perform each of the steps from loading to printing. Please refer to the ImageBrowser Help file for more details. Some camera models do not support all of the connection interfaces.
  • Page 194 Double-click the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon on the desktop to start the program. Canon ImageBrowser Icon If the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon does not appear on the desktop, open the [Canon Utilities] folder and [ImageBrowser] folder and double-click the [ImageBrowser] icon. 3. Double-click the [DCIM] folder in the Explorer View Section.
  • Page 195 3. Start ImageBrowser. Double-click the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon on the desktop to start the program. Canon ImageBrowser Icon If the [Canon ImageBrowser] icon does not appear on the desktop, open the [Canon Utilities] folder and [ImageBrowser] folder and double-click the [ImageBrowser] icon.
  • Page 196: The Imagebrowser Camera Window

    The ImageBrowser Camera Window The Camera Window will open when a connection to a camera or CF card is initiated. Thumbnail (small) images will display. An image of the connected Thumbnail camera or CF card will display. Setup Options Button Delete Button Upload Button Sets various camera...
  • Page 197 Loading and Saving Images from the Camera 1. Select [Macintosh HD] in the Explorer View Section. Explorer View Section 2. Create a new folder in which to save the images from the camera. Open the [File] menu and select [New Folder]. A folder with the name “Untitled” will be created.
  • Page 198 4. Select the images that you wish to download from the Camera Window and click the [Download] button. Click the thumbnail you wish to select or press [Shift] and click to select multiple thumbnails. Thumbnail “RAW” will display on RAW images. The movie icon will display on...
  • Page 199: Print Window

    Printing Images 1. Select the image(s) you wish to print and click the [Print Layout] button. • Movie images cannot be printed. • You must convert RAW images before printing them (pp. 88-89, 99-101). The Print window will display with the images arranged in an auto layout. 2.
  • Page 200 3. Set the photo size and click [OK]. Printing on Canon Perforated Paper The [Canon Perforated Paper] option will be selectable in the Layout Options dialog if you are using a Canon BJ printer that supports Canon Perforated Paper media. Canon...
  • Page 201: Using Additional Imagebrowser Functions

    Using Additional ImageBrowser Functions This section explains the additional features of ImageBrowser. Please refer to the ImageBrowser Help file for more details. Some of the software functions are not supported by all of the camera models. Please check the Camera and Software Compatibility chart to confirm your camera’s compatibility.
  • Page 202 Replaying Movies Double-click a thumbnail with the movie icon to start QuickTime Player and replay the movie. Displaying Images in Chronological Order Select a folder, choose the [Display] menu and select [Switch to TimeTunnel]. All of the images in the selected folder will display in a time tunnel. To return to the Browser Window, choose the [Display] menu and select [Switch to Browser View].
  • Page 203 Showing Images in a Slide Show The slide show function displays images saved onto the computer disk one-by-one at full-screen size as if they were part of a slide show. 1. Click the [Display] menu and select [Slide Show Options]. 2.
  • Page 204: Organizing Images

    Organizing Images Changing the File Location You can move an image file or folder by dragging and dropping it in another location. (a) Drag and drop images from the Browser Window to another folder in the Explorer View Section. Explorer View Section The file or folder will move to the item outlined in blue.
  • Page 205: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images Erasing Images Singly Select the target image in the Browser Window and click the [Send to Trash] button. Erasing Images by Folder 1. Click the target folder in the Explorer View Section. The images in the folder will display in the Browser Window. 2.
  • Page 206: Saving Computer Images To A Cf Card In The Camera

    Saving Computer Images to a CF Card in the Camera 1. Open the Camera Window. ( pp. 68-70) 2. Click the [Upload] button in the Camera Window. The “Select Images to Add” dialog will display. 3. Select the images from the computer and click the [Open] button. The “Save to Camera”...
  • Page 207: Editing The Print Order Settings (Dpof)

    • A warning message will display if ImageBrowser encounters print settings data it does not support on a CF card with print settings created by a non-Canon brand DPOF-compliant digital camera. If any print settings on such a card are changed, all of them will be overwritten by ImageBrowser and lost.
  • Page 208: Adjusting Images For Transmission By E-Mail

    Adjusting Images for Transmission by E-mail You can adjust the image size and compression to reduce the file size of an image for transmission as an e-mail attachment. 1. Select the target image(s) in the Browser Window. 2. Click the [File] menu and select [Create Image for Email]. 3.
  • Page 209: Merging Panoramic Images With Photostitch

    Images Shot in Stitch Assist Mode • PhotoStitch automatically arranges images shot with the Stitch Assist mode of Canon digital cameras in the correct order and orientation, making it easy to merge these images. Stitch Assist mode images display in the Camera Window as shown below.
  • Page 210: Editing And Applying Special Effects To Images

    Editing and Applying Special Effects to Images ArcSoft PhotoImpression 1. Confirm that ArcSoft PhotoImpression has been installed. 2. Select an image from the Browser Window of ImageBrowser. 3. Click the [Edit] menu and select [ArcSoft PhotoImpression]. Please refer to the ArcSoft PhotoImpression Help file for instructions for this program. 4.
  • Page 211: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies ArcSoft VideoImpression 1. Confirm that ArcSoft VideoImpression has been installed. 2. Double-click the [VideoImpression] icon in the folder in which it was installed. ArcSoft VideoImpression will start. 3. Click the [New] button, add a movie or still image to the storyboard (a board like a film) and perform the edit.
  • Page 212: Shooting With Remotecapture

    Shooting with RemoteCapture RemoteCapture will start if you click the ImageBrowser [Edit] menu and select [RemoteCapture] when the camera is connected to the computer via a USB port. RemoteCapture lets you activate the camera’s shutter button remotely from the computer. The captured image is automatically saved into the currently selected ImageBrowser folder.
  • Page 213 About the RemoteCapture Control Buttons The control buttons are used to shoot, delete and display images. Click here to trigger the camera and take a shot. The image is automatically saved to the computer. Pushing the camera’s shutter button directly will also save the image to the computer.
  • Page 214 Precautions when 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 has entered sleep mode. Always turn off the sleep function before you start shooting with RemoteCapture.
  • Page 215 Changing the Save Location and Other Preferences The Preferences dialog can be opened by clicking the RemoteCapture [File] menu and selecting [Preferences]. This dialog can be used to change the save location and settings. Selects whether the image is saved only on the computer or on the camera’s CF card too.
  • Page 216: Converting Raw Images

    Converting RAW Images The RAW format records the image data as captured by the camera’s image sensor without further processing by the camera. Although the data is compressed when recorded, the original data can be completely restored without any loss of quality, making it possible to obtain high-quality images.
  • Page 217 RAW Image Parameter Settings Dialog Preview Area Click this and a white point of the image in the Preview Area to set it as the value for the white balance. Parameter setting selections are reflected in the preview image. Displays the image in the Resets the image quality Preview Area at full size.
  • Page 218: Loading Images With Plug-In Compliant Application Programs

    Copying Plug-In Module to the [Plug-Ins] Folder 1. Open the [Canon Utilities] and [Digital Camera Plug-In] folders. 2. Copy the [Canon Digital Camera Plug-In] file to the Adobe Photoshop LE [Import / Export] folder. Open the [Adobe Photoshop LE], [Plug-Ins] and [Import / Export] folders and copy the [Canon Digital Camera] file into the [Import / Export] folder.
  • Page 219 What to Do if the “ImageBrowser not found” Dialog Appears If you install only the Canon Digital Camera Plug-In Module without ImageBrowser, the “ImageBrowser not found” dialog may display. If this happens, use the following procedures to prevent ImageBrowser from attempting to start automatically.
  • Page 220 Plug-In Module can display still images only. Please start ImageBrowser to download movies to the computer. Downloading Images from the Camera 1. Click the Adobe Photoshop LE [File] menu and select [Import] and [Canon Digital Camera Plug-In]. Plug-In Module will Start. 2. Click the icon and set the communication settings.
  • Page 221 Guide to the Plug-In Module Window Preferences Button Display Style Button Displays and changes the Changes the shape of the image transmission thumbnail display area. settings. ( p. 101) Rotate 90 Degrees Buttons Rotates selected image left or right Camera Settings Button 90 degrees.
  • Page 222: Using Adobe Photodeluxe

    Copying Plug-In Module to the [Plug-Ins] Folder 1. Open the [Canon Utilities] and [Digital Camera Plug-In] folders. 2. Copy the [Canon Digital Camera Plug-In] file to the Adobe PhotoDeluxe [Import / Export] folder. Starting Adobe PhotoDeluxe Connecting the Camera to a USB Port 1.
  • Page 223 What to Do if the “ImageBrowser not found” Dialog Appears If you install only the Canon Digital Camera Plug-In Module without ImageBrowser, the “ImageBrowser not found” dialog may display. If this happens, use the following procedures to prevent ImageBrowser from attempting to start automatically.
  • Page 224 1. Click the [Get Photo] button at the upper left of the window. 2. Click [Get Photo] from the tab that displays and select [Cameras]. 3. In the Select Input Source dialog, select [Canon Digital Camera Plug-In] and click the [OK] button.
  • Page 225 Guide to the Plug-In Module Window Preferences Button Display Style Button Displays and changes Changes the shape of the the image transmission thumbnail display area. settings. ( p. 101) Rotate 90 Degrees Buttons Rotates selected image left or right Camera Settings Button 90 degrees.
  • Page 226: Setting The Parameters (Eos D30 Only)

    Setting the Parameters (EOS D30 Only) Up to three sets of parameters for loading images can be set in the Plug-In Module using the Parameter Settings dialog in addition to the parameters already set on the camera. Please see the Camera User’s Guide to learn how to select the parameters for the camera that are set with the computer.
  • Page 227: Converting Raw Images

    Converting RAW Images The RAW format records the image data as captured by the camera’s image sensor without further processing by the camera. Although the data is compressed when recorded, the original data can be completely restored without any loss of quality, making it possible to obtain high-quality images.
  • Page 228 Converting RAW Images with Quality Adjustment 1. Select a RAW image. Select a RAW image from the Thumbnail Display Area of the Plug-In Module. 2. Click the Plug-In Module [RAW] button. The RAW Image Parameter Settings dialog will display. 3. Select the quality settings and click [OK]. When an image is adjusted, the “RAW”...
  • Page 229 RAW Image Parameter Settings Dialog Preview Area Click this and a white point of the image in the Preview Area to set it as the value for the white balance. Parameter setting selections are reflected in the preview image. Displays the image in the Resets the image quality settings to the Preview Area at full size.
  • Page 230: Troubleshooting The Computer Connection

    Normally you should not need to change this setting, but set it to a lower speed if you try everything else and still cannot load images. If these remedies do not work, please contact the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 231: Customer Support

    Fax: (02154) 495-489 No.1 Jalan Kilang Timor, #09-00, Pacific Tech Centre, Canon Italia S.p.A. Singapore 159303 Pronto Canon : 02 8249 2000 Phone: (65) 799 8888 Fax: (65) 273 3317 Canon Belgium N.V. / S.A. Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Page 232: Adobe Customer Support

    Adobe Customer Support Adobe Systems Inc. technical support information is available in the PDF file format on the supplied CD-ROM. PDF File Location and Opening Instructions Place the Adobe Photoshop LE CD-ROM in the drive and double-click the [My Computer] icon on the Windows desktop, followed by the [Photosle] CD-ROM icon.

This manual is also suitable for:

Powershot a20