Canon 300HS Digital Camera User Manual

ENGLISH
Windows/Macintosh
Software Starter Guide
(For the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Version 30)
You must install the software bundled on the Canon
Digital Camera Solution Disk before connecting the
camera to the computer.
Windows
Install the
software.
p. 11
p. 44
• This guide explains how to install the software programs and
briefly introduces their functions and operating procedures.
You may be able to download images without installing the
software programs if you use certain operating system
software (p. 82). (Excludes Windows 2000)
Macintosh
Windows
Macintosh
Connect the camera
to the computer.
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 or damage to yourself, other persons and
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 from 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.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Windows, Windows Vista and the Windows Vista logo are trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• Macintosh, the Mac logo, Quicktime and the Quicktime logo are trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Canon Customer Support
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see rear of the European Warranty System (EWS)
Booklet supplied with your camera.
Copyright © 2007 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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Table of contents
Read This First
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It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home Like a Pro ...................... 4
Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining Software ..................... 6
System Requirements ........................................................................ 8
Programs and Compatible Operating Systems ................................ 9
Before You Connect the Camera to the Computer ....................... 10
Using the Software on the Windows Platform
– Preparations
11
Installing the Software and USB Driver .......................................... 11
Using the Software on the Windows Platform
– The Basics
16
Downloading Images to the Computer .......................................... 16
Printing Images ................................................................................ 21
Using the Software on the Windows Platform
– Advanced Techniques
24
The ZoomBrowser EX Windows ...................................................... 24
ZoomBrowser EX Features .............................................................. 30
Replaying Movies ............................................................................. 33
Editing Movies ................................................................................. 34
Operating the Shutter Remotely (Remote Shooting) .................... 35
Merging Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch ...................................... 38
Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings ... 39
Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform
– Preparations
44
Installing the Software .................................................................... 44
Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform
– The Basics
46
Downloading Images to the Computer .......................................... 46
Printing Images ................................................................................ 50
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Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform
– Advanced Techniques
52
The ImageBrowser Windows .......................................................... 52
ImageBrowser Features ................................................................... 58
Replaying Movies ............................................................................. 61
Editing Movies ................................................................................. 62
Operating the Shutter Remotely (Remote Shooting) .................... 63
Merging Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch ...................................... 66
Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings ... 67
Appendices
72
Uninstalling the Software ............................................................... 72
Memory Card Folder Structure ....................................................... 75
Troubleshooting .............................................................................. 76
Downloading Images without Installing the Software ................. 82
Index
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About this Guide
• The explanations in this guide are based on Windows XP and Mac OS X v10.3. 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 (v10.3-v10.4)
Windows/Macintosh
This chapter explains what you can accomplish using the camera with the software contained
on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.
It also lists the computer system configurations required to use the software.
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Shoot the images
See your Camera User Guide for shooting instructions.
Install the software on the
computer
Windows (p. 11)
Macintosh (p. 44)
Just install the software once at the beginning.
Windows/Macintosh
It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home
Like a Pro
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Read This First
Connect the camera to the computer
See your Camera User Guide for connecting instructions.
Download images to the computer
Windows (p. 16)
Macintosh (p. 46)
Print the images
Windows (p. 21)
Macintosh (p. 50)
Windows/Macintosh
Precautions for
Connecting the
Camera to the
Computer (p. 10)
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Print a Variety of Layouts
Print with the diverse layouts available in ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser
(Macintosh). The examples shown are from ZoomBrowser EX (Windows).
With One Photo per Page Print,
printing images is also easy.
Confirm all your images in one glance
with index (contact sheet) printing.
Stitch a Panorama Together
Create a panoramic image from a series of images with PhotoStitch.
Windows/Macintosh
Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining
Software
Read This First
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Send an Image as an E-mail Attachment
Attach an image to an e-mail message by starting your mail software from within
ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) or ImageBrowser (Macintosh).
Windows/Macintosh
Operate the Camera Shutter from the Computer (Remote Shooting)
You can use ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) or ImageBrowser (Macintosh) to operate the camera
shutter from the computer to shoot images (Remote Shooting). The recorded images are
downloaded directly to the computer.
The shutter is operated from the computer.
Edit a Movie
You can edit movies, linking movies and stills that have been downloaded to the computer,
adding text, such as titles, adding background music or applying various special effects.
Extract Stills from Movies
You can extract a still from the displayed movie and save it as a new image file. You can also
specify a range of frames and extract multiple stills.
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System Requirements
Windows
OS
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP (including Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2)
Windows Vista
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB
ports.
CPU
Windows 2000/Windows XP:
Windows Vista:
Pentium 500 MHz or higher
Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
RAM
Windows 2000/Windows XP:
Windows Vista:
256 MB or more
512 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
•Canon Utilities
- ZoomBrowser EX:
- PhotoStitch:
•Canon Camera TWAIN Driver:
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better
200 MB or more
40 MB or more
25 MB or more
Macintosh
OS
Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.4)
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB
ports.
CPU
PowerPC G3/G4/G5 or Intel Processor
RAM
256 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
•Canon Utilities
- ImageBrowser:
- PhotoStitch:
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or better
200 MB or more
40 MB or more
Windows/Macintosh
Please install the software on a computer meeting the following minimum requirements.
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Programs and Compatible Operating Systems
The CD-ROM labeled “Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk” is provided with all models. It
contains the following programs.
Windows Programs
Compatible OS
Program
Windows Windows Windows
2000
XP*2 Vista*2
ZoomBrowser EX
TWAIN Driver
PhotoStitch*1
*3
EOS Utility
Major Functions
Downloading, displaying,
organizing and editing
images
Driver for Canon brand
cameras (Windows 2000)
Merging images to make
panoramas
Downloading images and
other functions for EOS
DIGITAL series cameras
*1 Can be started from within ZoomBrowser EX.
*2 Installation of the driver is not required.
*3 Images are downloaded using ZoomBrowser EX.
Macintosh Programs
Compatible OS
Program
Mac OS X
ImageBrowser
PhotoStitch*1
EOS Utility
*1 Can be started from within ImageBrowser.
Major Functions
Downloading, displaying, organizing and
editing images
Merging images to make panoramas
Downloading images and other functions
for EOS DIGITAL series cameras
Windows/Macintosh
• A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software.
• Even when system requirements are met, not all computer functions can be
guaranteed.
• A sound card is required to play movie file audio tracks under Windows.
• With Windows, QuickTime is required to save images merged with
PhotoStitch as QuickTime VR images. It is also required to play and edit
movies on the Windows 2000 platform.
• Macintosh software cannot be used on disks formatted in the UFS (Unix File
System) format.
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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
mice or keyboards, at the same time as the camera. If this occurs, disconnect the other
devices from the computer and try reconnecting the camera.
• Do not connect two or more cameras at the same time to the same computer. The
connections may not operate correctly.
• Never allow the computer to go into standby (sleep) mode while a camera is connected via
the USB interface cable. If it does happen, never disconnect the interface cable. Try to awaken
the computer with the camera in the connected state. Some computers will not awaken
properly if you disconnect the camera while they are in standby (sleep) mode. Please refer to
your computer manual for instructions regarding the standby (sleep) mode.
• You are recommended to power the camera from a household power source
(AC adapter) when connecting to a computer. Ensure that you use fully
charged batteries if you will not be using a household power source.
• See the Camera User Guide for procedures connecting the camera to the
computer.
Windows/Macintosh
Ensure that you have installed the software from the supplied Canon Digital
Camera Solution Disk before you connect the camera to the computer.
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Using the Software on the Windows
Platform – Preparations
This chapter explains the basic procedures for installing the software and connecting the
camera to a computer. Read this material before you connect the camera to the computer.
Installing the Software and USB Driver
Start by installing the software from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.
Items to Prepare
• Your camera and computer
• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk
• Interface cable supplied with the camera
Installation Procedures
1 Confirm that the camera is NOT connected to
the computer.
If it is, disconnect the cable. The software cannot
be properly installed if the camera is connected to
the computer at the start.
2
Close any programs that are running.
Windows
• You must install the software before you connect the camera to the
computer.
• You must have authorization as a Computer System Administrator to install
programs.
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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.
Windows Vista
1. Select [Computer] from the [Start] menu.
2. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open].
Windows XP
1. Select [My Computer] from the [Start] menu.
2. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open].
3. Double-click the [SETUP.EXE]*
icon.
Windows 2000
1. Double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop.
2. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open].
3. Double-click the [SETUP.EXE]*
icon.
* Some computers may not display the [.EXE] file name extension as shown above.
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Click the Digital Camera Software [Easy
Installation] button.
To individually select the software to install,
click [Custom Installation].
Installer Panel
Windows
3. Double-click the [SETUP.EXE]*
icon.
4. When [User Account Control] window displays, follow the on-screen instructions to
proceed.
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If other software is running, close each
program before clicking [OK].
Review the installation settings and
click [Install].
The items displayed here differ according to
the software installed.
*With Windows Vista and Windows XP, the USB driver supplied with the
Windows operating system is used so there is no need to install a USB
driver.
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Click [Yes] if you agree to all of the
terms of the software license
agreement.
The installation will start.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
proceed with the installation.
Windows
When [Custom Installation] is Selected with Windows 2000
The USB driver (the software for connecting) is required when the camera
is connected to the computer with an interface cable. Ensure that you
select the USB driver [Canon Camera TWAIN Driver].
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When the installation is over, select
[Restart computer immediately
(Recommended)] and click [Restart].
At this stage, do NOT remove the Solution
Disk from the CD-ROM drive yet.
If there is no need to restart the computer, the [Finish] screen will display. Click [Finish],
remove the Solution Disk from the CD-ROM drive and proceed to Step 10.
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If you installed a USB driver, so far the required files have only been
copied to your computer. You must now connect the camera to the
computer with the interface cable to complete the installation and
prepare the driver for use.
See Uninstalling the Software (p. 72) to delete the installed programs.
10 Attach the camera to the computer with the
interface cable and set the camera to the
correct mode for connecting.
Procedures for attaching the camera to the computer and placing the
camera in the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models.
See the Camera User Guide.
Windows
Remove the disk from the CD-ROM drive when your
normal desktop screen appears after restarting.
This concludes the software installation.
Continue by connecting the camera to the computer so
that the USB driver can be utilized.
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If the Digital Signature Not Found window
appears, click [Yes].
The USB driver will automatically finish installing onto the computer when you attach the
camera and open a connection.
Dialogs similar to the following will appear during this process (first time the camera is
connected to a computer only).
Windows Vista
A message indicating the USB driver installation completion will be displayed.
Windows 2000
Restart the computer according to the instructions if you are prompted to do so by a
message.
A dialog allowing you to set the default settings will display after installation. See Using
the Software on the Windows Platform – The Basics (p. 16) for the subsequent
procedures.
• If you experience problems installing the USB Driver, first uninstall it
(p. 77) and then reinstall it. (Windows 2000)
• See Uninstalling the USB Driver (p. 73) to delete the USB driver installed
with these procedures. (Windows 2000)
• See If You Were Using ZoomBrowser EX Version 2 or 3 (p. 81) if you
were previously using either version.
This concludes the software and USB driver installation and the procedures for connecting the
camera to the computer.
You may now download camera images to the computer (p. 16).
Windows
Windows XP
The dialog on the right will appear after a
few moments.
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Using the Software on the Windows
Platform – The Basics
This chapter explains the procedures for using ZoomBrowser EX to download the camera's
images to the computer and print them.
Read this chapter after completing the preparations in the Using the Software on the Windows
Platform – Preparations section.
Downloading Images to the Computer
Begin by downloading the images to your computer. The downloading procedure is slightly
different according to whether you are using a camera to computer connection (see below) or
a memory card reader (p. 19).
Camera to Computer Connection
1 Attach the supplied interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s
DIGITAL Terminal. Prepare the camera for communication with the computer.
Procedures for attaching the camera to the computer and placing it in
the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models. See the
Camera User Guide.
The Camera Control Window will appear.
Camera Control Window
Windows
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. Use a memory card reader to download in that case.
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First Time Camera is Connected to a Computer
Set the following settings the first time you connect the camera to the computer. These
procedures are not required from the second connection onward.
Select [Canon CameraWindow] when a
dialog (Events dialog) similar to that on
the right displays and click [OK].
Your camera model name or [Canon
Camera] will appear here.
Different programs may display
according to your computer setup.
2
Download the images.
Download the images using the camera or
the computer.
By default, the downloaded images are
saved into the [Pictures] or [My Pictures]
folder.
Placing a check mark here causes this
window to automatically open when the
camera and computer are connected.
You can adjust the settings, such as the type
of image downloaded and the destination
folder, by clicking [Preferences].
Windows
If this Events dialog does not appear, click the [Start] menu and select
[All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities],
[CameraWindow], [PowerShot - IXY - IXUS - DV 6] and
[CameraWindow].
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Using the Camera to Download Images (Direct Transfer Function)
• If the conditions are right for the Direct Transfer function, the Direct
Transfer settings menu will appear in the LCD monitor. In addition, the
(Print/Share) button will light if your camera is equipped with one.
• See the Camera User Guide for instructions regarding Direct Transfer
settings and procedures.
Set the Direct Transfer settings on the
camera and press the
(Print/Share)
button or the FUNC./SET button.
Click [Starts to download images].
• By default, all the images that have yet to be downloaded will download
to the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folder.
• To download images that have had their transfer settings set with the
camera, click [Preferences] and select [Images whose transfer settings
were specified with the camera] as the image type to be downloaded.
• Click [Lets you select and download images] to show the camera images
in a list, check the images before downloading and download only
selected images.
Windows
Using the Computer to Download Images
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The downloaded images are saved into
folders according to the shooting date.
At the same time, they will also appear
grouped by date in the [Last Acquired
Images] at the top of the Folder Area.
[Last Acquired Images]
The last downloaded images will display according
to their shooting dates.
Destination for the downloaded images
The downloaded symbol displays on
downloaded folders.
Folder area
Thumbnail
According to the default settings, the thumbnails (tiny versions) of the downloaded images
display in the Main Window when the downloading is complete.
Memory Card Reader Connection
1 Insert the memory card into the reader.
Use a separately sold card adapter if required.
See the manual for the memory card reader for its connection and handling instructions.
2
Select [View/Download Images using
Canon CameraWindow] when the
dialog to the right appears and click
[OK].
The Camera Control Window will display.
If the dialog above fails to appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All
Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow],
[CameraWindowMC] and [CameraWindow], and proceed to Step 3.
Windows
Next, print out the images (p. 21).
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Click [Starts to download images].
You can adjust the settings, such as the type
of image downloaded and the destination
folder, by clicking [Preferences].
The downloaded images are saved into folders according to the shooting date.
At the same time, they will also appear grouped by date in the [Last Acquired Images] at
the top of the Folder Area.
Next, print out the images (p. 21).
Windows
• By default, all the images that have yet to be downloaded will
download to the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folder.
• To download images that have had their transfer settings set with the
camera, click [Preferences] and select [Images whose transfer settings
were specified with the camera] as the image type to be downloaded.
• Click [Lets you select and download images] to show the memory card
images in a list, check the images before downloading and download
only selected images.
• See Memory Card Folder Structure (p. 75) for information about
memory card folder structures and file names.
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Printing Images
There are two ways in which images may be printed: One Photo per Page Print and Index Print.
This section explains the One Photo per Page Print method.
• Movies cannot be printed, but with Windows Vista and Windows XP you can
print stills after they have been extracted from movies and saved to files.
• To use the Index Print option, click [Print] in the Main Window, followed by
[Index Print].
One Photo per Page Print
This option prints one image per page in a standard "photo" format. If you select multiple
images, it will print them on the corresponding number of pages.
1
Click [Print] in ZoomBrowser EX's Main Window, followed by [One Photo Per Page
Print].
Windows
• If you have installed the EasyPhotoPrint program that
accompanied a Canon-brand
printer, you will proceed to the
Easy-PhotoPrint printing window
shown at the right when you
select [One Photo per Page Print]
according to the default settings.
If a window similar to it opens,
read the Help menu for EasyPhotoPrint for instructions to proceed.
• To proceed to the ZoomBrowser EX printing window as shown in Step 2
when you select [One Photo per Page Print], click the [Tools] menu and
select [Preferences], followed by the [Printing] tab. Select [Use the Print
Function in ZoomBrowser EX].
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After confirming that [1. Select Images] is selected, select images.
You can select multiple images by holding the [Ctrl] down while clicking on successive
images.
The background of
selected images
changes to blue.
Click [2. Printer and Layout Settings] and adjust the categories as you feel
necessary.
Selects the printer
and the paper size
etc.
Sets printing to
"borderless," etc.
Place a check mark
here to print
shooting date/time
information with
images.
Sets the number
of print copies
This button switches between images if
multiple images were selected.
4
Click [3. Print].
Printing will start.
Windows
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This chapter explained the ZoomBrowser EX basics.
Once you have mastered them, try the advanced techniques.
Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques (p. 24).
Windows
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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.
This window is for displaying and organizing images downloaded to the computer.
Task Area (p. 25)
Function Buttons (p. 27)
Display Mode
(p. 26)
Display Control
Panel (p. 27)
Browser Area (p. 25)
Folders Area (p. 25)
Switches between showing and hiding
the Task Area and Folders Area.
Windows
Main Window
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Task Area
• 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. 30).
Folders Area
• Use this area to select folders. The images in the selected folder 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.
Using Cameras That Support My Category
• In addition to classifying by Shooting Date, My Category also displays where the [Last
Acquired Images] message displays after the last image is downloaded.
• Also, in addition to the Star Rating it is possible to sort by My Category using the [Filter
Tool] function.
Browser Area
• The images in the folder selected in the Folders Area will display here.
The display style will vary according to your Display Mode selection.
• You can sort the image order in the Browser Area by file name, shooting date or other
characteristics by selecting [View] and [Sort by].
• The following icons will display around images according to their attributes.
Images shot with the camera's Stitch Assist mode
RAW images
Movies
Images with sound memo attachments
Protected images
Images shot with the camera's AEB function
Rotated Images (In display only)
Windows
• Downloaded images also appear in the [Last Acquired Images] area at the top of the Folder
Area. You can check them in groups sorted by shooting date.
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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. Clicking
here displays that folder zoomed in.
Scroll Mode
Preview Mode
This mode displays the image at a larger size as
well as the image information.
Positioning the mouse pointer over a thumbnail causes the image to appear
at a higher magnification in a Mouse Over Window. You can turn off this
function by clicking the
[Show Information], and removing the check
mark from the [Show Mouse Over Windows] option.
Windows
The images within the selected folder and
subfolders will display. If you set the display
folder depth (level) to [1] or greater, the
thumbnails of the images in the folder will also
display. You can change the folder depth in the
[Tools] menu under the [Preferences] option.
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Display Control Panel
• This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area.
Selection Menu
Click this to select/deselect all
images in the Browser Area.
Fit to Window
Changes the thumbnail size to
fit them into the window.
Display Size
Changes the size of the
thumbnail in the Browser Area.
Filter Tool Menu
Displays only images that
correspond to the specific
conditions.
Show/Hide Image Information Menu
Select here to show/hide such image
information as the file name or
shooting date or rating beneath the
thumbnail.
Select Button
Use this to select images
in Zoom mode.
Function Buttons
View Image Button
Displays the selected image
or movie in the Viewer
Window.
Slide Show Button
Starts a slide show of the
selected images.
Properties Button
Displays information about
the selected image in the
Properties Window.
Rotate Button
Rotates the selected
image.
Delete Button
Search Button
Deletes selected
Searches for images
using such criteria as the images or folders.
Star Rating,
modification date,
shooting date,
comments or keywords.
Windows
• These buttons are available for executing various functions.
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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
also use it to start up other programs
for editing.
Print Button
Prints the displayed image.
Shooting
Information
Display Button
Displays image
shooting
information.
Synchronize Button
Synchronizes the
display settings when
multiple images are
displayed.
Sets the image
display size to the
size in the Viewer
Window.
Displays images in
the Viewer
Window at their
actual size.
Zoom
Changes the image
zoom setting.
Star Rating
Sets the Star Rating for an image.
Full Screen Button
Displays the image in the full screen mode. Click the
image or press any key on the keyboard to restore the
normal display mode.
• If a RAW image is displayed, the [Display Original Image] button displays
beneath it. Clicking this button displays the converted image in the Viewer
Window.
• With Windows Vista and Windows XP, when a movie file is displayed, the
(Capture Still Frame) button will display beside the Star Ratings. Clicking
this button extracts still images from movies.
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Number of
Displays
Button
Displays
multiple
images at
once. This is
handy for
comparing
images.
Image Selector
Button
Switches between
images.
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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.
File Name
The file name
can be changed.
Star Rating
Sets the rating
for an image.
Protect
Prevents an image from being
overwritten or deleted.
Comment
You can type a comment here.
Brightness Histogram
A graph of the highlights and
shadows distribution in an
image.
Shooting Information
Displays detailed
information, such as the
shutter speed and
exposure compensation
setting. The camera model
will determine what
information is displayed.
Image Selector Buttons
Switches between images.
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Keywords
Sets the keywords used in
searches.
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ZoomBrowser EX Features
This section briefly introduces the Task Area functions.
Some functions may not be available with certain camera models. Check your
Camera User Guide to see if your model supports them.
Acquire & Camera Settings
Opens the Camera Control Window, which lets
you perform the following operations.
Connect to Camera
Connects to your camera and lets you perform the following operations.
•Acquire Images
Downloads images and sound files from the camera (p. 16).
•Print Images
•Set to Camera
Sets camera settings, such as the My Camera settings (p. 39). It also uploads images from
the computer to the camera.
•Remote Shooting
Allows you to operate the camera shutter from the computer (p. 35).
Connect to EOS Camera
This can only be used with EOS series cameras. For details on this function, see the user guide
for your camera. (Windows Vista and Windows XP only)
Acquire Images from Memory Card
Download images and sound files from a memory card (p. 19).
You can also select images on the memory card and print them.
View & Classify
View as a Slide Show
Starts a slide show of the images selected in the
Browser Area.
Rename Multiple Files
Changes the file names of the selected images in a single pass.
Classify into Folder
Classifies images and saves them into a specified folder.
Search
Performs image searches using criteria such as the Star Rating, modification date, shooting
date, comments or keywords. Star Ratings, comments and keywords can be set in the image
information column in the Preview Mode or in the Properties Window.
Windows
Selects and prints the images in a camera. You can print numerous ways, using DPOF
settings, print all images, the Index Print option, One Photo per Page Print option, or by
selecting images before printing.
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Edit
Edit Image
Allows you to perform image editing, such as
cropping, image correction 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. 38).
Edit Movie
Edits movies or still images strung together. You can add text as titles, or background music,
and apply various effects (p. 34).
Process RAW Images
Converts RAW images into standard images. You can adjust the image brightness, contrast
and color balance among other attributes during conversion.
Export
Export Still Images
Export Movies
Allows you to change the movie size or type, and export it as a new movie.
Extract frames from a movie
Extracts still images from movies over a specified interval and saves them as image files.
(Windows Vista and Windows XP only)
Export Shooting Properties
Allows you to select the necessary data from the shooting information and export it as a text
file.
Export as a Screen Saver
Exports the image as a screen saver file.
Export as a Wallpaper
Exports the image as a wallpaper file.
Backup to CD
Copies images to a CD-R/RW disk for backup.
(Windows Vista and Windows XP only)
The Backup to CD function can only be used on computers satisfying the
following requirements.
• A CD-R/RW drive is included as standard equipment
• The write to CD-R/RW Driver function operates correctly on the Windows
Vista and Windows XP platforms
Windows
Allows you to change the image size or type,
and export it as a new image.
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Print
One Photo per Page Print
Prints one image per page (p. 21).
You can print "photo" prints 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.
Internet
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.
Windows
• To return to the previous screen after selecting a task, click [Return to Main
Menu] at the bottom of the task screen.
• Various Help functions are available in ZoomBrowser EX. Click the [Help]
menu, [?] button or [Help] button to display topics about operational
procedures or the functions available.
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Replaying Movies
QuickTime is required to play and edit movies on the Windows 2000 platform.
1
Double-click a thumbnail image with a movie icon in ZoomBrowser EX’s Browser
Area.
The Viewer Window will open and play the movie.
You can save the displayed
scene as a still image by
clicking here.
Windows
You can control the
movie's playback and
sound volume.
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Editing Movies
You can create and edit movies: link movies and stills that have been downloaded to your
computer, add background music, superimpose titles and other text, and apply various effects
to the movies.
• QuickTime is required to play and edit movies on the Windows 2000
platform.
• Movies are saved as Motion JPEG AVI movies.
1
2
3
Click [Edit] in ZoomBrowser EX’s Main Window, followed by [Edit Movie].
Click [1. Add Images] and select the image (movie or still) you wish to edit.
You can select multiple movies or stills.
Follow the steps at the left of the window to edit the movie and save it.
Instructions
Storyboard Area
Displays thumbnails of the selected
images.
Links images in order from left to right.
Click this button for detailed
operational instructions.
Click this button to
play the movie
being edited.
Transition Effects Box
Appears between adjacent images
and displays the symbols of the
transition effects linking images.
Windows
Follow these steps
to proceed.
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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.
This function may not be available with certain camera models. Check your
Camera User Guide to see if your model supports it.
Preparing for Remote Shooting
1 Attach the supplied interface cable to the computer's USB port and the camera's
DIGITAL terminal and place the camera in the correct mode for connecting.
The Camera Control Window will display.
2
3
4
5
Open the lens cover or remove the lens cap on models equipped with them.
Proceed to the next step if your model does not have one.
Click the [Remote shooting] tab.
Click [Starts Remote Shooting].
Select a destination for the captured images and click [OK].
Windows
• Methods for connecting the camera to the computer and placing it in
the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models. Please
refer to the Camera User Guide.
• Perform the settings described in First Time Camera is Connected to a
Computer (p. 17) the first time you connect the camera to the
computer.
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RemoteCapture Task Window
The RemoteCapture Task window has the following features.
Shows/Hides the
viewfinder or detailed
settings area.
Size and Resolution Selector
Selects the size and resolution at which images are captured.
Rotation Settings
Sets the rotation
parameters for
images after they are
captured.
You can add
comments to images
by placing a check
mark here and
typing text in the
boxes below.
Slide this to zoom
the camera in or out.
Start/Stop Viewfinder
Button
Starts or stops the
viewfinder display.
Refresh Button
Resets the exposure,
focus and white
balance.
Set the basic camera settings here.
The settings available in the RemoteCapture Task window vary between
camera models.
Windows
Viewfinder Display
Click the [Start/Stop
Viewfinder] button
while a connection to
the camera is open to
display the image
appearing in the
camera’s viewfinder.
Release Button
Releases the
shutter.
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Remote Shooting
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.
1
2
Click
and check the subject in the viewfinder.
Change the image size or resolution, the rotation settings and the settings at the
bottom of the window as required.
If you intend to hold the camera vertically to photograph a subject, you can save the
image to the computer with the correct orientation if you set the rotation settings in
advance.
If your camera is equipped with the Auto Rotate function and you set it
to On, the image will automatically be rotated and appear in the correct
viewing orientation in the RemoteCapture Task window when holding
the camera vertically.
Click the [Release] button.
• You can release the shutter by pressing the camera’s shutter button or
the keyboard’s space key.
• Other than the shutter button, the camera's buttons and switches,
including the zoom, cannot be operated while the camera is being
controlled with the Remote Shooting function.
• You may notice that the interval between the shutter release and
activation is slightly longer for remote shooting than when the camera
is used independently.
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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.
1
2
3
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.
Images Shot in Stitch Assist Mode
It is easy to merge images if they are shot with the camera's Stitch Assist
mode because PhotoStitch can automatically detect the image order and
orientation. The series of images are saved together in a single folder
when they are downloaded from the camera.
Symbol displayed by images
shot in Stitch Assist mode.
• Some camera models may not support Stitch Assist mode.
• See the Camera User Guide for information about shooting in Stitch Assist mode.
• Images shot in Stitch Assist mode with a wide converter, teleconverter or close-up lens
cannot be merged accurately.
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Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My
Camera Settings
This function may not be available with certain camera models. Check your
Camera User Guide to see if your model supports it.
The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound, and self-timer sound are
called the My Camera settings. You can add your favorite images and sounds from your
computer to the My Camera settings. This topic explains how to upload the My Camera
settings saved onto your computer to the camera and vice versa.
To register the My Camera settings with the camera, ensure that you install
the software that came with the camera.
Displaying the My Camera Window
1 Attach the supplied interface cable to the computer's USB port and the camera's
• Methods for connecting the camera to the computer and placing it in
the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models. Please
refer to the Camera User Guide.
• Perform the settings described in First Time Camera is Connected to a
Computer (p. 17) the first time you connect the camera to the computer.
The Camera Control Window will display.
2
3
Click the [Set to Camera] tab.
Click [Set My Camera].
The My Camera window will display.
Windows
DIGITAL terminal and place the camera in the correct mode for connecting.
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The My Camera Window Features
ZoomBrowser EX already contains several pre-recorded My Camera settings. You can check
these items with the My Camera window.
Tabs
Click here to switch between adjusting the settings individually or in themed sets.
Play Button
Plays the audio from
the selected settings
file.
Save to Camera Button
Saves a computer
settings file onto the
camera.
Delete Button
Deletes a settings file from
the computer.
The pre-recorded My Camera
settings in ZoomBrowser EX
cannot be deleted (Windows
Vista only).
Save to PC Button
Saves a camera settings
file onto the computer.
Depending on the camera, the [Return to
factory default settings] button will display.
Clicking this button will return the My Camera
setting to the factory default setting.
Windows
Computer
Displays the list of
settings files saved
onto the computer.
Play Button
Plays the audio from the
settings file in the
camera.
Camera
Displays the settings in
the camera.
Delete Button
Deletes a settings file
from the camera.
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Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camera
• My Camera settings can be selected and saved in either of two ways to the
camera: individually or in theme sets.
• The “Animal” theme, for example, features an animal in the start-up image
and animal calls in each of the sound files. The names of the prepared files
for the various My Camera settings themes all begin with the same root
name. The start-up image and sound files in the “Animal” theme, for
example, all begin with “Animal~”.
Do not detach the interface cable, turn the camera power off or do anything
else that could disconnect the camera from the computer while the My
Camera settings are being saved to the camera or the settings from the
camera are being saved to the computer.
1
Select the settings file you wish to save to the camera from the My Computer list.
Select the setting from the Camera list that you would like to change and click
[Save to Camera].
This concludes the process of saving the My Camera settings to the camera.
The Camera list setting will change to the selected file. If a setting for this category has
previously been saved to the camera, it will be overwritten.
Repeat steps 1-3 as required.
To use this data on the camera, change the start-up image and sound settings on the
camera itself. Please see the Camera User Guide for these instructions.
Saving the Camera’s My Camera Settings to the Computer
1 Select the [Setup as a theme] tab in the My Camera window.
To set the start-up image or sound individually, click the [Set individually] tab and select it.
2
3
4
Select the settings files from the Camera list that you wish to save to the
computer.
Click [Save to PC].
Add a name to the settings file you are saving and click [OK].
This concludes the process of saving the My Camera settings to the computer.
Repeat steps 1-4 as required.
Windows
2
3
Select the [Setup as a theme] tab in the My Camera window.
To set the start-up image or sound individually, click the [Set individually] tab and select it.
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Adding New Data to the My Camera Window
Create a new image or sound file and add it to the My Camera window.
• Adding Image and Sound Files After Creating Them
Adding Original Start-up Images and Sounds After Creating Them
You can effortlessly create start-up image and sound files using the "My Camera Maker"
program.
1
2
Click the [Edit] menu in the ZoomBrowser EX Main Window and select [Manage
My Camera].
The My Camera window will display.
Click the [Set individually] tab in the My Camera window, followed by the [Create
My Camera Data] button.
My Camera Maker will start.
Windows
Add File Button
Adds images and sound files for use
as settings files. Added files display
in the list.
Connect to camera Button
Connects to the camera.
3
Follow the instructions at the top part
of the My Camera Maker window and
create image or sound files.
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5
Once you have saved the file, click
and close the My Camera Maker window.
You have now succeeded in adding the file as a settings file to the computer.
To connect to the camera, click
[Connect to Camera].
You can add the settings files you just
added to the computer to the camera using
the same procedures as in Saving the My
Camera Settings to the Camera (p. 41).
Type
Duration in Seconds
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
Start-Up Sound
1.0 sec. or less
1.3 sec. or less
Shutter Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Operation Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Self-Timer Sound
2.0 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
Windows
• Use settings like those below when creating an image file for the startup image using an image editing program other than “My Camera
Maker”.
Compression Method
: JPEG (Baseline JPEG)
Data Sampling
: 4:2:0 or 4:2:2
Pixels (w x h)
: 320 x 240 pixels
•Use settings like those below when creating a sound file using a sound
recording program other than “My Camera Maker”.
Compression Method
: WAV (Monaural)
Quantifying Bits
: 8 bit
Sampling Frequency
: 11.025 kHz or 8.000 kHz
Use the following lengths as guidelines for the length of sound file that
can be saved to the camera.
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Platform – Preparations
This chapter explains the basic procedures for installing the software. Read this material before
you connect the camera to the computer for the first time.
Installing the Software
Start by installing the software from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.
Items to Prepare
• Your camera and computer
• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk
• Interface cable supplied with the camera
Installation Procedures
1 Close any programs that are running.
2 Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the
3
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.
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Installer Panel
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Select [Easy Installation] and click
[Next].
Select [Custom Installation] to select
programs individually for installation.
6
7
8
9
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.
When the installation is over, click [OK].
See Uninstalling the Software (p. 72) to delete the software installed
with these procedures.
Continue by downloading images to the computer (p. 46).
Macintosh
Click [Exit] in the installer panel and
remove the disk from the CD-ROM drive.
This concludes the software installation.
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Using the Software on the Macintosh
Platform – The Basics
This chapter explains the procedures for using ImageBrowser to download the camera's images
to the computer and print them.
Read this chapter after completing the preparations in the Using the Software on the
Macintosh Platform – Preparations section.
Downloading Images to the Computer
Begin by downloading the images to your computer. The downloading procedure is slightly
different according to 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. Use a memory card reader to download in that case.
Camera to Computer Connection
1
Attach the supplied interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s
DIGITAL Terminal. Prepare the camera for communication with the computer.
Procedures for attaching the camera to the computer and placing it in
the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models. See the
Camera User Guide.
Macintosh
The Camera Control Window will appear.
If it does not open, click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of
the desktop). To set this window so it does not automatically open when you connect the
camera to the computer, remove the check mark from the [Start when a camera is
connected] in the [File] menu in the Camera Control window.
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Download images.
Download the images using the camera or
the computer. By default, the downloaded
images are saved into the [Pictures] folder.
Camera Control Window
You can adjust the settings, such as the type
of image downloaded and the destination
folder, by clicking [Preferences].
Using the Camera to Download Images (Direct Transfer Function)
• If the conditions are right for the Direct Transfer function, the Direct
Transfer settings menu will appear in the LCD monitor. In addition, the
(Print/Share) button will light if your camera is equipped with one.
• See the Camera User Guide for instructions regarding Direct Transfer
settings and procedures.
Set the Direct Transfer settings on the
camera and press the
(Print/Share)
button or the FUNC./SET button.
Click [Starts to download images].
Macintosh
Using the Computer to Download Images
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• By default, all the images that have yet to be downloaded will download.
• To download images that have had their transfer settings set with the
camera, click [Preferences] and select [Images whose transfer settings
were specified with the camera] as the image type to be downloaded.
• Click [Lets you select and download images] to show the camera images
in a list, check the images before downloading and download only
selected images.
The downloaded images are saved into folders according to the shooting date.
At the same time, they will also appear grouped by date in the [Last Acquired
Images] at the top of the Explorer Panel.
[Last Acquired Images]
Clicking the shooting date
displays the images last
downloaded.
Explorer Panel
Destination for the
downloaded images
The downloaded symbol
displays on downloaded
folders.
Thumbnail
According to the default settings, the thumbnails
(tiny versions) of the downloaded images display in
the Browser Window when the downloading is
complete.
Next, print out the images (p. 50).
1
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.
The Camera Control Window will appear.
If it does not open, click the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of
the desktop). To set this window so it does not automatically open when you connect the
camera to the computer, remove the check mark from the [Start when a camera is
connected] in the [File] menu in the Camera Control window.
Macintosh
Memory Card Reader Connection
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Click [Starts to download images].
You can adjust the settings, such as the type
of image downloaded and the destination
folder, by clicking [Preferences].
• By the default settings, all images are downloaded to the [Pictures]
folder.
• To download images that have had their transfer settings set with the
camera, click [Preferences] and select [Images whose transfer settings
were specified with the camera] as the image type to be downloaded.
• Click [Lets you select and download images] to show the memory card
images in a list, check the images before downloading and download
only selected images.
• See Memory Card Folder Structure (p. 75) for information about
memory card folder structures and file names.
The downloaded images are saved into folders according to the shooting date.
At the same time, they will also appear grouped by date in the [Last Acquired Images] at
the top of the Explorer Panel.
Next, print out the images (p. 50).
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Printing Images
There are three ways in which images may be printed: One Photo per page Print, Index Print
and Layout Print. This section explains the One Photo per page Print method.
Movies cannot be printed, but you can print stills after they have been
extracted from movies and saved to files.
One Photo per page Print
This option prints one image per page in a standard "photo" format. If you select multiple
images, it will print them on the corresponding number of pages.
1
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] and select [One Photo per
page Print].
Selecting [Index Print] allows you to print the thumbnails and shooting
information in a chart.
Selecting [Layout Print] allows you to layout and print multiple images on
a single sheet of paper.
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Set the categories as you feel necessary.
Selects a printer.
Selects options such as the paper size
and orientation when you click
[Page Setup].
Configures the auto trimming
function.
Place a check mark here to print the
shooting dates/times with the
images.
Sets the number of copies printed.
Click this button to switch between
images if you selected multiple
images.
4
Click [Print].
The Print window will now open.
5
After setting the number of copies, and other settings, click [Print].
6
After the printing finishes, click
to close the window.
This chapter explained the ImageBrowser basics.
Once you have mastered them, try the advanced techniques.
Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform – Advanced Techniques (p. 52).
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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.
Browser Area (p. 53)
Display Mode (p. 54)
Macintosh
Explorer Panel (p. 53)
Display Control Panel (p. 55)
Control Panel (p. 55)
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Explorer Panel
• Use this area to select folders. The images in the selected folder 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].
• Downloaded images also appear in the [Last Acquired Images] area at the top of the Explorer
Panel. You can check them in groups sorted by shooting date.
Using Cameras That Support My Category
• In addition to classifying by Shooting Date, My Category also displays at the top of the
area where the [Last Acquired Images] message displays after the last image is
downloaded.
• Also, in addition to the Star Rating it is possible to sort by My Category using the [Filter
Tool] function.
Browser Area
• The images in the folder selected in the Explorer Panel will display here.
The display style will vary according to your Display Mode selection.
• The following types of icon will display around images according to their attributes.
Images shot with the camera's Stitch Assist mode
RAW images
Movies
Images with sound memo attachments
Protected images
Images shot with the camera's AEB function
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Rotated Images (In display only)
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Display Mode
• Selects the display style for the Browser Area.
Preview
This mode displays the image at a larger size as
well as the image information.
List
Displays the images in the folder selected in the
Explorer Panel section in rows and columns.
TimeTunnel
Displays images in chronological order in a
simulated time tunnel. You can move along a
timeline from the past to the present using the
slider that appears at the window's right.
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Display Control Panel
• This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area.
Display Size
Changes the size of the thumbnail in
the Browser Area.
Filter Tool Menu
Use the Star Rating option in the Show menu
to limit the scope of images displayed.
Selection Menu
Click this to select/deselect all
images in the Browser Area.
Hide Buttons
Left:
Hides the Explorer Panel.
Middle: Hides the control panel.
Right: Hides the image
information in the Preview
display mode.
Control Panel
• The control panel contains buttons for executing various functions.
The functions displayed here are explained in the Control Panel Features section (p. 58).
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Viewer Window
Double-click an image in the Browser Area to display it in the Viewer Window.
Zoom
Changes the
image zoom
setting.
Image Selector Button
Switches between
images.
Save Button
Saves the edited image.
Edit Menu
You can edit, eliminating red eyes,
adjusting colors and brightness, cropping
and inputting titles.
You can also use it to start up other
programs for editing.
Show Information Menu
Displays shooting
information.
Print Button
Prints the displayed image.
Full Screen Button
Displays the image in the full screen
mode. (You can also double-click an
image to display it in full screen mode).
Click the image or press any key on the
keyboard to restore the normal display
mode.
Synchronize Button
Synchronizes the display
settings when multiple
images are displayed.
• If a RAW image is displayed, the [Show Original Image] button displays
beneath it. Clicking this button displays the converted image in the Viewer
Window.
• If a movie file is displayed, the [Save as Still Image] button will display
beneath movie images. Click this button to extract a still image from the
movie.
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Number of Displays Menu
Displays multiple images at
once. This is handy for
comparing images.
Star Ratings
Menu
Sets the Star
Rating for an
image.
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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
Sets the rating for an image.
Shows or hides
categories.
Comment
You can type a comment
here.
Plays a sound
memo attached
to an image.
Keyword
Sets the keywords used in
searches.
Brightness Histogram
A graph of the highlights
and shadows distribution
in an image.
Lock
Prevents an image
from being
overwritten or
deleted.
Image Selector Buttons
Switches between images.
Macintosh
File Name
You can change
file names.
Shooting Information
Displays detailed information, such
as the shutter speed and exposure
compensation setting. The camera
model will determine what
information is displayed.
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ImageBrowser Features
This section provides a brief introduction to ImageBrowser features.
Some functions may not be available with certain camera models. Check
your Camera User Guide to see if your model supports them.
Control Panel Features
Canon Camera
Opens the Camera Control Window, which lets you perform the following operations.
Acquire Images
Downloads images and sound file from the camera/memory card (p. 46, 48).
Print
Selects and prints the images in a camera or memory card. You can print numerous ways:
print all images, print a contact sheet (index) of all images, print using DPOF settings, or by
selecting images before printing.
Set to Camera
Sets camera settings, such as the My Camera settings (p. 67). It also uploads images from the
computer to the camera.
Remote Shooting
Allows you to operate the camera shutter from the computer (p. 63).
View Image
Displays the selected image or movie in the Viewer Window.
Starts a slide show of the selected images. Click the [View] menu and select [Slide Show
Options] to set the slide show settings.
Internet
Create Images 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.
Macintosh
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Print
One Photo per page Print
Prints one image per page (p. 50).
You can print "photo" prints 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.
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.
•Export Shooting Properties: allows you to export the shooting properties as a text file.
•Export as a Screensaver: Exports the image as a screen saver file.
•Export an Image as Wallpaper: Exports the image as a wallpaper file.
Organize Images: [File] menu, [Organize Image]
•Sort Images: sorts images according to criteria such as the shooting date or Star Rating and
saves them into a specified folder.
•Rename: changes the files names of multiple images in a single pass.
Convert RAW Images: [File] menu, [RAW image processing]
Merge Panoramas: [Edit] menu, [PhotoStitch]
Merges multiple images and creates a single large panoramic image (p. 66).
Edit Movies: [Edit] menu, [Movie Edit]
Edits movies or still images strung together. You can add titles or background music and
apply various effects (p. 62).
Extracting Stills from Movies: [Edit] menu, [Extract frames from a movie]
Extracts still images from movies over a specified interval and saves them as image files.
Macintosh
Converts RAW images. You can adjust the image brightness, contrast and color balance
among other attributes during conversion.
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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.
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Replaying Movies
1
Double-click an image with a movie icon in ImageBrowser’s Browser Area.
The movie will appear in the Viewer
Window.
Movie icon
2
Click the
button.
You can control the
movie's playback and
sound volume.
You can save the displayed scene
as a still image by clicking here.
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Editing Movies
You can create and edit movies: link movies and stills that have been downloaded to your
computer, add background music, superimpose titles and other text, and apply various effects
to the movies.
1
2
3
Select the image(s) to edit in ImageBrowser’s Browser Area (movies or stills).
You can select multiple movies or stills.
Click the [Edit] menu and select [Movie Edit].
Follow the steps displayed in the middle of the window to edit the movie and save
it.
Follow these steps
to proceed.
Instructions
Click this button
for detailed
operational
instructions.
Click this button
to play the movie
being edited.
Storyboard Area
Displays thumbnails of the
selected images.
Links images in order from
left to right.
Transition Effect Box
Appears between adjacent
images and displays the
symbols of the transition
effects linking images.
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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.
This function may not be available with certain camera models. Check your
Camera User Guide to see if your model supports it.
Preparing for Remote Shooting
1 Attach the supplied interface cable to the computer's USB port and the camera's
DIGITAL terminal and place the camera in the correct mode for connecting.
• Methods for connecting the camera to the computer and placing it in
the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models. Please
refer to the Camera User Guide.
• If the Camera Control Window does not automatically appear, click the
[CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the
desktop).
The Camera Control Window will display.
2
Open the lens cover or remove the lens cap on models equipped with them.
Proceed to the next step if your model does not have one.
Click the [Remote shooting] tab.
4
Click [Starts Remote Shooting].
5
Select a destination for the captured images and click [Choose].
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RemoteCapture Task Window
The RemoteCapture Task window has the following features.
Shows/Hides the
viewfinder or
detailed settings
area.
You can add
comments to images
by placing a check
mark here and
typing text in the
boxes below.
Viewfinder Display
Click the [Start/Stop
Viewfinder] button
while a connection to
the camera is open to
display the image
appearing in the
camera’s viewfinder.
Size and Resolution Selector
Selects the size and resolution at which
images are captured.
Rotation Settings
Sets the rotation
parameters for
images after they are
captured.
Release Button
Releases the
shutter.
Slide this to zoom
the camera in or out.
Start/Stop Viewfinder
Button
Starts or stops the
viewfinder display.
Refresh Button
Resets the exposure,
focus and white
balance.
Set the camera shooting settings here.
Macintosh
The settings available in the RemoteCapture Task window vary between
camera models.
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Remote Shooting
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.
1
2
Click
and check the subject in the viewfinder.
Change the image size or resolution, the rotation settings and the settings at the
bottom of the window as required.
If you intend to hold the camera vertically to photograph a subject, you can save the
image to the computer with the correct orientation if you set the rotation settings in
advance.
If your camera is equipped with the Auto Rotate function and you set it
to On, the image will automatically be rotated and appear in the correct
viewing orientation in the RemoteCapture Task window when holding
the cameras vertically.
3
Click the [Release] button.
• You can also release the shutter by pressing the camera’s shutter button
or the keyboard’s space key.
• Other than the shutter button, the camera's buttons and switches,
including the zoom, cannot be operated while the camera is being
controlled with the Remote Shooting function.
• You may notice that the interval between the shutter release and
activation is slightly longer for remote shooting than when the camera
is used independently.
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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.
1
2
Select a series of images in the ImageBrowser’s Browser Area.
Click the [Edit] menu and select
[PhotoStitch].
Instructions
3
Merge the images following the instructions in the guidance panel at the top of
the PhotoStitch window.
Images Shot in Stitch Assist Mode
It is easy to merge images if they are shot with the camera's Stitch Assist
mode because PhotoStitch can automatically detect the image order and
orientation. The series of images are saved together in a single folder
when they are downloaded from the camera.
Symbol displayed by images
shot in Stitch Assist mode.
Macintosh
• Some camera models may not support Stitch Assist mode.
• See the Camera User Guide for information about shooting in Stitch Assist mode.
• Images shot in Stitch Assist mode with a wide converter, teleconverter or close-up lens
cannot be merged accurately.
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Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My
Camera Settings
This function may not be available with certain camera models. Check your
Camera User Guide to see if your model supports it.
The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound, and self-timer sound are
called the My Camera settings. You can add your favorite images and sounds from your
computer to the My Camera settings. This topic explains how to upload the My Camera
settings saved onto your computer to the camera and vice versa.
To register the My Camera settings with the camera, ensure that you install
the software that came with the camera.
Displaying the My Camera Window
1 Attach the supplied interface cable to the computer's USB port and the camera's
DIGITAL terminal and place the camera in the correct mode for connecting.
• Procedures for attaching the camera to the computer and placing it in
the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models. See the
Camera User Guide.
• If the Camera Control Window does not automatically appear, click the
[CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the
desktop).
The Camera Control Window will display.
2
Click the [Set to Camera] tab.
Macintosh
3
Click [Set My Camera].
The My Camera window will display.
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The My Camera Window
ImageBrowser already contains several pre-recorded My Camera settings. You can check these
items with the My Camera window.
Type
Select the settings type.
Save to Camera
Save to Computer
Computer
Displays the list
of settings files
saved onto the
computer.
Play Button
Plays the audio from
the settings file in the
camera.
Camera
Displays the settings
in the camera.
Delete Button
Deletes a settings
file from the
camera.
Play Button
Plays the audio from the
selected settings file.
Send to Trash Button
Deletes a settings file
from the computer.
Save to Camera Button
Click here to save the
settings onto the
camera.
Depending on the camera, the [Return
to factory default settings] button will
display. Clicking this button will return
the My Camera setting to the factory
default setting.
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Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camera
• My Camera settings can be selected and saved in either of two ways to the
camera: individually or in theme sets.
• The “Animal” theme, for example, features an animal in the start-up image
and animal calls in each of the sound files. The names of the prepared files
for the various My Camera settings themes all begin with the same root
name. The start-up image and sound files in the “Animal” theme, for
example, all begin with “Animal~”.
Do not detach the interface cable, turn the camera power off or do anything
else that could disconnect the camera from the computer while the My
Camera settings are being saved to the camera or the settings from the
camera are being saved to the computer.
1
2
3
4
Select the type of setting in the Type list box that you wish to save to the camera.
Select the setting from the Computer list that you would like to add.
Select the setting in the Camera list that you would like to change and click the
button.
The Camera list setting will change to the selected file. If a setting for this category has
previously been saved to the camera, it will be overwritten.
Repeat steps 1-3 as required.
Click the [Save to Camera] button.
This concludes the process of saving the My Camera settings to the camera.
To use this data on the camera, change the start-up image and sound settings on the
camera itself. Please see the Camera User Guide for these instructions.
This concludes the process of saving the My Camera settings to the computer.
Repeat steps 1-4 as required.
Macintosh
Saving the Camera’s My Camera Settings to the Computer
1 Select the type of setting you wish to save to the computer from the Type list box.
2 Select the setting in the Camera list that you wish to save to the computer.
3 Click the button.
4 Input a file name to the selected setting and click the [OK] button.
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Adding New Data to the My Camera Window
Create a new image or sound file and add it to the My Camera window.
• Adding Image and Sound Files After Creating Them
Create an Original Start-up Image File and then Add It
Start by using an image editing program to create the image file that will become the start-up
image and save it to the computer.
1
Click the [File] menu in the ImageBrowser Main Window and select [Canon
Camera] and [My camera].
The My Camera window will display.
2
Select the [Start-up Image] in Type.
3
Click [Add].
Add Button
Adds images and
sound files for use as
settings files. Added
files display in the list.
Connect to Camera Button
Connects to the camera.
4
5
Select the file you created and click [Open].
This concludes the process for adding new data.
Macintosh
To connect to the camera, click [Connect to Camera].
You can add the settings files you just added to the computer to the camera using the
same procedures as in Saving the My Camera Settings to the Camera (p. 69).
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Add an Original Sound File
Change the file to a WAV sound file after you have copied the sound file to the computer.
Then proceed with the steps as described in Create an Original Start-up Image File and then
Add It.
• Use settings like those below when creating an image file for the startup image with an image editing program.
Compression Method
: JPEG (Baseline JPEG)
Data Sampling
: 4:2:0 or 4:2:2
Pixels (w x h)
: 320 x 240 pixels
• Use settings like those below when creating a sound file with a sound
recording program.
Compression Method
: WAV (Monaural)
Quantifying Bits
: 8 bit
Sampling Frequency
: 11.025 kHz or 8.000 kHz
Use the following lengths as guidelines for the length of sound file that
can be saved to the camera.
Type
Duration in Seconds
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
Start-Up Sound
1.0 sec. or less
1.3 sec. or less
Shutter Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Operation Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Self-Timer Sound
2.0 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
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Appendices
Uninstalling the Software
The procedures for uninstalling the software are only required when you wish to delete the
programs from your computer or when reinstallation is required to fix corrupted files.
Authorization as a computer Administrator is required to uninstall software.
Uninstalling the Software (Windows)
This explanation uses ZoomBrowser EX to demonstrate how to uninstall a program. You can
remove other programs with the same procedures.
1
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.
Windows/Macintosh
This chapter explains how to uninstall the programs.
Read the Troubleshooting section in this chapter if you experience a problem using the
programs.
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Uninstalling the USB Driver (Windows)
Windows Vista, Windows XP
You do not need to uninstall the USB driver.
Windows 2000
Uninstall the USB Driver using the following procedures.
1
2
3
4
Attach the supplied interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s
DIGITAL Terminal. Prepare the camera for communication with the computer.
For interface cable connection instructions, see the Camera User Guide.
Click the [Finish] button if the Camera Control Window displays.
Click the [Start] menu and select
[Settings], followed by [Control Panel].
Double-click the [Scanners and
Cameras] icon.
Windows/Macintosh
It is essential to note that you will not be able to download images if you
uninstall the USB driver.
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5
Select your camera model name or
[Canon Camera] in the [Scanners and
Cameras Properties] dialog, and click
[Remove].
Windows/Macintosh
If your camera model name does not appear here, see the Camera not
detected, Events dialog won’t display or images will not download to the
computer (p. 77) of the Troubleshooting section.
6
Click the Windows [Start] menu and select [Programs], followed by [Canon
Utilities], [Camera TWAIN Driver x.x] and [Uninstall TWAIN Driver]. A version
number appears in place of the “x.x”.
The uninstall process will start.
To connect the camera to the computer and download after this point, use the following
procedures.
1. Reinstall the driver.
2. Connect the camera to the computer with the interface cable.
Uninstalling the Software (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.
Please be careful not to accidentally delete any folders with downloaded
images that may be contained within the application folder.
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Memory Card Folder Structure
DCIM
xxxCANON
IMG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images)
_MG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images recorded in the
Adobe RGB color space)
CRW_xxxx.CRW (RAW images)
_RW_xxxx.CRW (RAW images recorded in the
Adobe RGB color space)
CRW_xxxx.THM*
STx_xxxx.JPG** (Stitch Assist mode images)
MVI_xxxx.AVI (Movies)
MVI_xxxx.THM*
SND_xxxx.WAV (Sound annotation)
The folder that holds the settings files for
images in the DCIM folder.
CANONMSC
The folder created when DPOF settings are set.
It holds the DPOF settings files.
MISC
SDR_xxxx.WAV (Files recorded with Sound Recorder)
SNDR
xxxCANON
• *Files with the THM extension are the thumbnail image files for the camera’s index replay
mode.
• The “xxxx” in file names represent four-digit numbers.
• **Each successive file shot in Stitch Assist mode is assigned a letter starting from “A,” which
is inserted as the third digit in the name. i.e. [STA_0001.JPG], [STB_0002.JPG],
[STC_0003.JPG]...
• All folders except the “xxxCANON” folders contain image settings files. Do not open or delete
them.
Windows/Macintosh
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.
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Troubleshooting
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. 8)?
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.
Are the camera and computer in the correct modes to transfer data?
Some models require the camera to be set to the playback mode to
transfer data. See the Camera User Guide for details.
Is the battery sufficiently charged?
Check the battery charge if you are powering the camera with a battery.
You are recommended to use a household power source (AC adapter) to
power the camera when it is connected to a computer.
Windows/Macintosh
Please read this section if you encounter a problem using the software.
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Problems
Try the suggested solutions to the common problems listed below.
Uninstall the driver (p. 73) before reinstalling it with the procedures in Installing
the Software and USB Driver (p. 11).
Add New Hardware Wizard or New Hardware Found (Windows 2000)
Wizard displays when the camera is connected to the computer with an
interface cable (Windows).
Click [Cancel] to close the window. Temporarily disconnect the camera from the
computer. Next, read Start by Checking This on the previous page and resolve
the problem.
Cannot download images or shoot remotely. (For cameras connected to
the computer via an interface cable: only cameras supporting Hi-Speed
USB 2.0).
The problem may be resolved by lowering the transmission speed for data by
following the procedures below.
Solution:
Hold the MENU button on the camera down and press the
(Print/Share)
button and FUNC./SET button simultaneously. In the displayed screen, select [B]
and press the FUNC./SET button.
Images won’t download into a TWAIN-compliant program (Camera and
computer connected via interface cable (Windows 2000)).
Click the [Finish] button in the Camera Control Window to close it.
Camera not detected, Events dialog won’t display or images will not
download to the computer (when camera is connected to the computer
via an interface cable (Windows)).
Cause 1:
The USB Driver may not be correctly installed (Windows 2000).
Solution:
Install the USB driver with the procedures in Installing the Software and USB
Driver (p. 11). Then connect the camera to the computer with the interface
cable and prepare it to transfer data. If the USB driver is already installed,
uninstall (p. 74) it first and then reinstall it.
Windows/Macintosh
USB driver installation not proceeding well (Windows 2000).
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You must be authorized as a Computer System Administrator to delete
devices.
1. Display the [Device Manager] dialog.
Windows Vista: Click the [Start] menu, [Control Panel], [System and
Maintenance], [System], and Task list [Device Manager].
Windows XP: Click the [Start] menu, [Control Panel], [Performance and
Maintenance], [System], [Hardware] tab, and the [Device Manager] button.
Windows 2000: Click the [Start] menu, [Settings], [Control Panel], [System],
[Hardware] tab, and the [Device Manager] button.
2. Click the
symbol beside the [Other devices], [Portable Devices] and/or
[Imaging devices] category.
Your camera model name or [Canon Camera] will display in these categories
if it is being recognized as an “other” device.
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.
3. Select your camera model name or [Canon Camera], right-click and select
[Delete].
Windows/Macintosh
Cause 2:
The camera may have been recognized as another device under the
following circumstances (Windows only).
• The camera was connected to the computer before the USB driver was
installed.
• The [Scanners and Cameras] icon or the [Scanners and Cameras] folder cannot
be found in the [Control Panel] or the [Printers and Other Hardware] window.
• Your camera model name, [Canon Camera] or a camera icon does not display
in the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] dialog or the [Scanners and
Cameras] folder.
Solution:
Delete the device with the following procedures.
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With Windows 2000, continue by deleting the setup information file.
Step 6 and above are not required for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
6. Double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop, followed by the [C:]
drive, [WINNT] folder and [inf] folder.
If the [inf] Folder Is Not Visible in the [WINNT] Folder
Use the following procedures to show all files and folders.
Open the [WINNT] folder.
Click the [Tools] menu and select [Folder Options].
Click the [View] tab.
In the [Files and Folders] category in the Advanced Settings section, set [Hidden files
and folders] to [Show hidden files and folders]. Remove the check marks from [Hide
file extensions for known file types] if it is present.
5. Click [OK] to close the dialog.
1.
2.
3.
4.
This will make the hidden files and folders visible.
7. Look for files for Canon digital cameras that start with [CAP*].
The “*” represents a number, such as 0 or 1.
[CAP*] files come in pairs of [CAP*.inf] and [CAP*.pnf] files, “*“ represents
the same number (For example, [CAP0.inf] and [CAP0.pnf]).
Windows/Macintosh
4. Click [OK] in the confirmation dialog.
Delete all instances of your camera model name or [Canon Camera] if it
appears in one or more places in the [Other devices] or [Imaging devices]
categories.
5. Close [Device Manager] or [System Properties].
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8. Double-click the [CAP*] files to check their contents.
Double-clicking a [CAP*.inf] file will open it in the Windows Notepad
program. Check all files, and look for [;****Canon Camera Driver Setup
File****] in the first line. Note down the names of these files.
9. Delete the [CAP*] file set.
Delete the [CAP*.inf] and [CAP*.pnf] file for Canon digital cameras that you
noted down in Step 8.
The [inf] folder contains numerous files critical to the computer’s
operation. Be extremely careful to delete the correct files. If you delete
the wrong files, you may be unable to restart Windows.
10.Reinstall the driver with the procedures in Installing the Software and USB
Driver (p. 11).
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].
With Windows 2000, click the [Start] menu and select [Settings], 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.
Windows 2000: Click the [Display] icon, followed by the [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.
Windows/Macintosh
Several sets of [CAP*] files may be present in the [inf] folder. Open up
each file to confirm that it is an [CAP*] file for Canon digital cameras
before you do anything with the file.
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An error message "Insufficient free memory" displays when
using PhotoStitch
• Close all other applications other than PhotoStitch.
• Reduce the size or number of images to combine.
• In the [Save] tab, select [Adjust image...], then in “Saved Image Size“ reduce the size.
If You Were Using ZoomBrowser EX Version 2 or 3
Take the following steps if you were using ZoomBrowser EX version 2 or 3 with Windows.
If Titles and Comments Were Attached to Your Images.
Take the following steps to display in version 5 the titles and comments you
input in version 2/3.
1. Use Windows Explorer to open the [Program] folder within the folder in
which you installed ZoomBrowser EX 5.
(e.g. C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Program)
2. Double-click [dbconverter.exe] found in this folder to start this utility.
With Windows Vista, right-click the [dbconverter.exe] file and proceed with
authorization as a computer Administrator.
3. Select the database file you were using up to this point and click the [Start]
button.
(e.g. C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Database\My Database.zbd)
This will display the titles and comments input in the earlier versions in the
comments section of ZoomBrowser EX 5.
If You Had Images in a Folder Below the Program Files Folder
Image files in the [Program Files] folder or a subfolder cannot be displayed in
ZoomBrowser EX 5 from that location. To display these files, first perform steps
1-3 above and then carry on with Step 4.
4. Use Windows Explorer to copy the folder and the images it contains from the
[Program Files] folder to another folder.
(e.g. Copy the image folders in C:\Program Files\Canon\ZoomBrowser
EX\Library One to another location.)
The moved folder images can now be selected and displayed with
ZoomBrowser EX 5.
Windows/Macintosh
Please try one of the following methods.
Appendices
If you are running Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS X (v10.3/v10.4), 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.
This function cannot be used on the Windows 2000 platform. You must install
the bundled software for downloading with this platform.
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 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.
• There may be other problems with image downloads depending upon the operating system
in use, the file size or the software in use.
Windows/Macintosh
Downloading Images without Installing the
Software
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Index
B
Browser Area
Macintosh ............................. 52, 53
Windows .............................. 24, 25
Browser Window .............................. 52
C
Camera Control Window
Macintosh ............................. 46, 48
Windows .............................. 16, 19
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk ........ 9
Macintosh .................................. 44
Windows ................................... 11
Comment
Macintosh .................................. 57
Windows ................................... 29
Computer ......................................... 8
Connecting to a computer .................. 10
Macintosh .................................. 46
Windows .............................. 14, 16
Control Panel ........................ 52, 55, 58
D
Direct Transfer Function................. 18,
Display Control Panel
Macintosh ............................. 52,
Windows .............................. 24,
Display Mode
Macintosh ............................. 52,
Windows .............................. 24,
Downloading Images
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
Favorite Folder
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
File Information Window.....................
File Name
Windows ...................................
Filter Tool
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
Folders Area .............................. 24,
Function Buttons......................... 24,
53
25
57
29
55
27
25
27
I
Image Icon Attribute
Macintosh .................................. 53
Windows ................................... 25
ImageBrowser ............................ 6, 7, 9
Index Print
Windows ................................... 21
Installer Panel
Macintosh .................................. 44
Windows ................................... 12
Installing Software
Macintosh .................................. 44
USB Driver .................................. 11
Windows ................................... 11
47
K
55
27
Keyword
Macintosh .................................. 57
Windows ................................... 29
54
26
46
16
E
Easy-PhotoPrint ................................ 21
E-mail .............................................. 7
EOS Utility ......................................... 9
Events Dialog .............................. 17, 77
Extract Stills from Movies ...................... 7
L
Last Acquired Images
Macintosh ............................ 48, 53
Windows ............................. 19, 25
Layout Print
Macintosh .................................. 50
M
Main Window .................................. 24
Memory Card Folder Structure ............. 75
Memory Card Reader
Macintosh .................................. 48
Windows ................................... 19
Merging Panoramic Images ................... 6
Macintosh .................................. 66
Windows ................................... 38
My Camera Maker ............................ 42
84
Index
My Camera Settings
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
My Category
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
67
39
53
25
O
One Photo per Page Print
Macintosh .................................. 50
Windows ................................... 21
Operating the Shutter Remotely ............. 7
Macintosh .................................. 63
Windows ................................... 35
P
PhotoStitch ....................................... 6
Macintosh .................................. 66
Windows ................................... 38
Print/Share button ........................ 18, 47
Printing Images
Macintosh .................................. 50
Windows ................................... 21
Programs and Compatible Operating
Systems ............................................ 9
Properties Window ............................ 29
Q
QuickTime
Windows .......................... 9, 33, 34
R
Remote Shooting
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
Replaying Movies
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
63
35
61
33
S
Searching Images
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
Shooting Information
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
Star Rating
Macintosh ............................. 56,
Windows .............................. 28,
59
30
57
29
57
29
Stitch Assist Mode
Macintosh .................................. 66
Windows ................................... 38
System Requirements ........................... 8
T
Task Area ............................. 24, 25,
Troubleshooting ...............................
Problems ....................................
Start by Checking This ...................
30
76
77
76
U
Uninstalling Software
Macintosh ..................................
Windows ...................................
Uninstalling the USB Driver
Windows ...................................
USB Driver (TWAIN/WIA Driver)......... 9,
74
72
73
13
V
Viewer Window
Macintosh ............................ 56, 61
Windows ................................... 28
Z
ZoomBrowser EX ............................ 7, 9
Version 2/3 ................................. 81
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