ImageBrowser Software User Guide

ImageBrowser Software User Guide

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Software User Guide

for Macintosh

• ImageBrowser

• PhotoStitch

How to Use This Manual

New Features in This Version

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About this Manual

Notation Conventions

The contents of this manual are classified according to the following symbols.

IMPORTANT

• The “Important” sections contain operating precautions or important topics.

Ensure that you read them.

HINT

• The “Hint” sections contain procedural suggestions and tips for your convenience. Read them as necessary.

Operating Environment

• This manual uses Mac OS X v10.4 screen shots and procedures in the explanations.

The screen shots and procedures may appear slightly different if you are using another version of Mac OS.

• The displayed screens and procedures may also differ slightly from the examples depending upon the camera or printer model in use.

• The explanations in this guide are based on the premise that a Canon compact camera will be used with the software.

Word Searches

This document is provided as an Adobe Reader document. Use Adobe Reader’s Search functions to find specific words or phrases that you recall but cannot find. To access this function, in Adobe Reader click the [Edit] menu and select the [Search] option.

If you are using Adobe Reader 8 or later, you can also perform searches with the [Find] function right on the toolbar.

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This page and the next present the basic functions of ImageBrowser as well as some of its special features.

To Download

Downloading

(p. 10)

Download images with a single click.

To Print

Printing

(p. 13)

To View

Magnifying the Display

(p. 21)

Comparing

Images

(p. 40)

To Organize

Deleting

(p. 19)

Using Star Ratings

(p. 36)

Performing

Searches

(p. 38)

Print with the layouts you want.

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Displaying

Shooting

Information

(p. 21)

Slideshows

(p. 33)

Changing

File Names in

Batches

(p. 34)

Using Comments

(p. 36)

ABC xxx_01

123 XYZ xxx_02 xxx_03

A

B

C

Next

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To Edit

Adjusting

Color and

Brightness

(p. 22)

Inserting

Text

(p. 23)

TEXT

Converting

RAW Images

(p. 29)

RAW

Formatting

Images as

Wallpaper

(p. 31)

Resizing

Images

(p. 30)

To Connect to a Camera

Uploading to a Camera

(p. 45)

Controlling Shooting from the Computer

(p. 41)

To Send Email

Attaching

Images to Email

(p. 32)

Previous

Red-Eye

Correction

(p. 23)

Trimming

(p. 22)

Merging Images into Panoramas

(p. 28)

Saving Still

Images from

Movies

(p. 21)

Editing Movies

(Cutting Movies)

(p. 21)

Configuring My

Camera Settings

(p. 43)

You can change the camera’s start-up image and shutter sound.

You can reduce image file sizes.

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Table of Contents

About this Manual ......................................................................................................... 2

Basic Functions & Features ........................................................................... 3

Things to Remember .................................................................................... 7

The Two ImageBrowser Windows ................................................................................ 7

Download Window/Organizing Window ............................................................... 7

Browser Window ........................................................................................................... 8

How to Display the Browser Window ..................................................................... 8

Names of the Browser Window Parts ...................................................................... 8

How to Perform Tasks ................................................................................................... 9

Selecting and Using Functions ................................................................................. 9

Mastering the Basics .................................................................................. 10

Downloading Images .................................................................................................. 10

Downloading Images by Connecting the Camera to a Computer ...................... 10

Printing ......................................................................................................................... 13

Printing a Single Image on a Single Page ............................................................. 13

Index Print ............................................................................................................... 15

How to Use CameraWindow ...................................................................................... 17

First Window to Open ............................................................................................ 17

Screen Showing the Image Index List and Image View ........................................ 18

How to Use the Browser Window .............................................................................. 19

Browser Window .................................................................................................... 19

Browser Area Tasks ................................................................................................. 20

Viewer (View Image) Window ............................................................................... 21

More Advanced Techniques ....................................................................... 22

Editing Images ............................................................................................................. 22

Trimming–Cropping a Portion of an Image .......................................................... 22

Color/Brightness Adjustment ................................................................................. 22

Red Eye Correction ................................................................................................. 23

Inserting Text .......................................................................................................... 23

Correcting Levels .................................................................................................... 24

Correcting Tone Curves .......................................................................................... 24

Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines ......................................................... 25

Auto Adjustment .................................................................................................... 25

Using Other Editing Software ................................................................................ 26

Attaching Sounds ................................................................................................... 27

Creating Panoramic Images–PhotoStitch ............................................................ 28

Converting RAW Images–Digital Photo Professional ........................................... 29

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Exporting ...................................................................................................................... 30

Changing Image (Stills) Sizes and Types ................................................................ 30

Exporting Shooting Information ........................................................................... 30

Creating Computer Screen Saver Images .............................................................. 31

Creating Computer Wallpaper Images .................................................................. 31

Email ............................................................................................................................. 32

Attaching Images to Email ..................................................................................... 32

Slide Shows .................................................................................................................. 33

Viewing Images in Slide Shows .............................................................................. 33

Image Management .................................................................................................... 34

Changing File Names in Batches ........................................................................... 34

Sorting Images into Folders by Shooting Date ..................................................... 34

Classifying Images Into Star Ratings Folders ......................................................... 35

Configuring Image Information Settings ................................................................... 36

Setting Star Ratings ................................................................................................ 36

Inserting Comments ............................................................................................... 36

Assigning Keywords ............................................................................................... 37

Searching, Filtering and Sorting Images .................................................................... 38

Searching Images .................................................................................................... 38

Filtering Images ...................................................................................................... 39

Sorting Images ........................................................................................................ 39

Comparing Images ....................................................................................................... 40

Comparing Multiple Images .................................................................................. 40

Remote Shooting ......................................................................................................... 41

Operating the Camera Using Computer Commands ............................................ 41

My Camera Settings .................................................................................................... 43

Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image ............................................... 43

Uploading Images ........................................................................................................ 45

Uploading Images to a Camera ............................................................................. 45

Preference Settings ...................................................................................................... 46

Customizing ImageBrowser ................................................................................... 46

Appendices .................................................................................................. 47

Supported Image Types ............................................................................................... 47

New Features in This Version ...................................................................................... 48

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The Two ImageBrowser Windows

Download Window/Organizing Window

The following two windows are the main ones used for ImageBrowser procedures.

Download window, which opens when a camera is connected.

CameraWindow

View of camera images

You can download all or a selection of images from the connected camera.

CameraWindow closes and the screen changes after the images are downloaded from the camera.

Organizing window for downloaded images.

Main Window

Double-click an image.

Click this icon in the Dock.

You can view, edit and print the images in the computer. The Viewer Window that appears when you view an image.

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Browser Window

How to Display the Browser Window

The Browser Window will display after camera images are downloaded and CameraWindow closes. You can also display it by clicking the ImageBrowser icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of

the desktop).

• If the ImageBrowser icon is not displayed in the Dock, double-click the Applications] folder, followed by the [Canon Utilities] folder,

[ImageBrowser] folder and the [ImageBrowser] icon.

Names of the Browser Window Parts

Browser Area

Icons that indicate image properties display around thumbnail images, as shown on the bottom left.

Menu Bar

Display Modes

Last Acquired Images

Displays the last images downloaded.

Folder Area

Selects a folder to display.

Properties Icon (Displays image properties)

: Image recorded using the camera’s Stitch Assist mode

: RAW image

: Movie

: Image with sound memo attached

: Protected image

: Image recorded using the camera’s AEB function

: Rotated image (rotated in display only)

Control Panel Display Control Panel

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How to Perform Tasks

Selecting and Using Functions

You can use many ImageBrowser functions by selecting them from the Control Panel or a menu and then following the instructions in the window that opens.

1

Select a function from the Control Panel or a menu.

2

Follow the instructions to perform the task.

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Downloading Images

Downloading Images by Connecting the Camera to a Computer

Download the camera images to the computer.

IMPORTANT

• The instructions in this software manual assume that you have correctly installed the software. See the guides supplied with your product package for software installation procedures.

• If CameraWindow fails to open when you connect the camera, click the

[CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the desktop).

1

Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied interface cable.

2

Turn on the camera power, set it to playback mode and prepare it to communicate with the computer.

CameraWindow

3

Click [Transfer Untransferred

Images].

Only images that have not yet been downloaded will start to download.

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When you click [OK] in the dialog that indicates the transfer is complete, the downloaded images will display in the Main Window.

You can select the newly downloaded images by their shooting dates or My

Category (select models only) classification.

(These are virtual folders.)

: Folders containing newly acquired images

• Images from memory cards with large numbers of images (more than 1,000) may not download correctly. If this happens, please use a memory card reader to download.

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Changing the Download Destination Folder

The default settings save downloaded images into the [Pictures] folder.

To change the destination folder, select [Operate Images on Camera] in Step 3 as described on page 10, then click the button shown on the right, and select a folder.

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Selecting Images to Download

To download only a selection of images from the camera, select [Operate Images on Camera] in

CameraWindow that first appears and then perform the following procedures.

1 Select images to download.

2 Start the download.

Downloading Using Camera Commands

You can use the camera’s (Print/Share) button to download the images to the computer (Direct

Transfer). See the Camera User Guide for Direct Transfer settings and procedures.

Downloading from a Memory Card Reader

ImageBrowser will start when you insert a memory card into the memory card reader, and display the following window. Use this window to perform the downloading procedures.

Downloads all images that have not yet been downloaded.

Allows you to select and download images.

Prints images.

Configures the download folder and other settings.

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Printing

Printing a Single Image on a Single Page

Prints one image per page.

1

Select images for printing.

2

Click [Print & Email], and

[Photo Print].

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Set the categories as desired.

Sets the printer, paper size and borderless printing settings.

Sets the shooting date/time imprint settings.

Click here to crop and print a portion of an image.

Click here to insert text onto an image and print.

4

Click [Print].

Print window will display.

5

Click [Print].

Printing will start.

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Laying Out and Printing

You can also select multiple images, add captions and print freely composed layouts on a single page.

Click [Print & Email] in the Control Panel and select [Layout Print]. The shooting date will automatically appear when you perform a layout print if you click the [ImageBrowser] menu, followed by [Preferences] and [Layout Print], and place a check mark beside [Shooting Date].

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Index Print

Prints an index of the images.

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Select images for printing.

2

Click [Print & Email], and

[Index Print].

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Set the categories as desired.

Sets the printer, paper size and number of print copies settings.

Select an image to rotate or trim.

Sets the number of rows or columns.

Configures the printing of the shooting information, comments, headers, footers or page numbers.

4

Click [Print].

Print window will display.

5

Click [Print].

Printing will start.

Rotates selected images.

Click here to crop a portion of the selected image and print it.

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How to Use CameraWindow

First Window to Open

This is the first screen to appear in CameraWindow.

Downloads all images that have not yet been downloaded.

Closes this window and opens a camera image browser window that lets you select and download images.

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Screen Showing the Image Index List and Image View

The Thumbnail Window on the left of the screen displays the images on the memory card in the camera as “thumbnails” or small versions of the images in an index list.

When you select an image from the Thumbnail Window, the image displays in the

View Window on the right.

Thumbnail Window

Switches between window display modes.

Aligns the windows.

View Window

Uploads computer images to the camera.

Configures settings such as the thumbnail size and download folder.

Configures the name of the camera owner.

Closes

CameraWindow.

A symbol appears on previously downloaded images.

A blue frame appears around selected images.

Prints images selected in the Thumbnail Window.

These arrows switch the image in the View Window.

Selects images not yet downloaded/all images.

Downloads images selected in the Thumbnail Window.

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Use the Help Function

ImageBrowser is equipped with a convenient “Help” function. Use it when you are unsure how to proceed. To view it, click the [Help] menu and select [ImageBrowser Help].

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How to Use the Browser Window

Browser Window

This is the main window for performing tasks in ImageBrowser.

Last Acquired Image/Folder Area

Selects a folder to display.

• You can register folders you use often as Favorite Folders ( ).

Register by clicking [Add].

Browser Area

• Displays the images in the selected folder.

Image Information

Preview Mode: Displays information about the selected image.

Index List Mode: Displays image information if you click the [File] menu and select [Get Info].

Canon Camera

Displays CameraWindow.

View Image

Displays the selected image in the Viewer Window.

Slide Show

Displays the selected images in succession in the window.

Rotate Image

• To rotate images, click the [Edit] menu and select [Rotate Image].

• To rotate the original image in the displayed direction, click the

[Edit] menu and select [Rotate According to Rotation Information].

Display Control Panel

Configures the settings for displaying images in the Browser Area.

Send to Trash

Deletes selected images or folders.

• Deleted images are placed in the Trash.

• If you mistakenly send an image to the

Trash, click the [Trash] icon in the Dock and restore the image to its original folder in the Finder.

Print & Email

Prints the selected image(s).

Or creates an image attachment for email.

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Browser Area Tasks

Display Mode

Selects a display mode for the Browser Area.

Preview Mode: allows the image information to be read while viewing the image.

List Mode: allows thumbnails to be viewed at a size suited for easy viewing.

the Browser Area

Create New Folder

To create a new folder in the Browser Area, click the

[File] menu and select [New Folder].

Select Images

Clicking an image in the Browser Area selects that image. To select multiple images, hold down the

[shift] key or [ ] (Command) key while clicking images, or hold down the [option] and [shift] key together and click a starting and ending image to select a range of adjacent images.

Display Images

Double-clicking an image in the Browser Area (or selecting the image and clicking the Viewer Window.

), displays it in

Move, Copy Images

To move an image between folders, drag it over the destination folder and release the mouse button.

To copy an image, hold the [option] key while releasing the mouse button as above.

Change the Display Size

You can change the size of the thumbnails.

Show Window

You can switch between showing/hiding the Folder

Area, Control Panel and

Information Panel.

Functions Used in

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Right-Click Context Menus

Right-clicking (or [ctrl] key and clicking) over a window or image displays contextual menus. These menus contain the functions available in the current context as well as other convenient functions. Use the context menus to increase your efficiency.

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Viewer (View Image) Window

Double-clicking a thumbnail image in the Browser Window displays it in this window.

Shooting information

Change the display magnification.

Zooming in displays the Navigator window to show the relative position on the image.

Save an image.

Edit an image.

Display multiple images side by side.

• The following window will appear when a movie is displayed.

Set the Star Rating.

Display the shooting information.

You can configure the information display by clicking the [ImageBrowser] menu and selecting [Preferences].

Display at full screen size.

You can control movie playback and sound volume.

You can extract stills from movies.

You can cut portions at either end of a movie clip.

• The [Display Original Image] button will display beneath RAW images in the Viewer Window. Click this button to display the converted image in the Viewer Window.

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Editing Images

IMPORTANT

• The original image will be overwritten after an image is edited unless the file name is changed before saving it. To preserve the original image intact, change the file name when saving the edited image.

• This section introduces the procedures for starting from the [Edit] button in the Viewer Window, but you can also start the same process by clicking the [Edit] menu and selecting [Edit still image].

Trimming–Cropping a Portion of an Image

Use this to delete unnecessary portions of the image and leave only the necessary portions.

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Trimming

Image].

• You can also input values or an aspect ratio to specify the trim area.

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

Color/Brightness Adjustment

Adjusts the images’ RGB values (red, green, blue) and the saturation and brightness.

Saturation,

Brightness

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Color/

Brightness

Adjustment].

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

RGB Adjustment

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Red Eye Correction

Restores eye appearance to the original color when light reflected from the flash makes them appear red.

• Click [Start] when Auto Mode is selected.

• Switch to Manual Mode if Auto Mode cannot correct the image and select the location of the eye to correct.

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Red Eye

Correction].

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

Inserting Text

Use this to insert text onto the image.

You can freely adjust the font, size, color and text attributes.

HELLO

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Insert

Text].

• Placing a checkmark in the [Antialias] box causes the text edges to blend in with the underlying image.

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

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Correcting Levels

You can adjust the highlights (brightest portions), shadows (darkest portions) and midtone levels of an image while viewing its histogram.

Level Adjustment

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Level

Adjustment].

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

Correcting Tone Curves

You can adjust the color balance and brightness of an image using its tone curve

(input/output conversion graph of image brightness).

Tone Curve Adjustment

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Tone

Curve Adjustment].

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

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Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines

Makes images appear sharper by emphasizing the outlines of subjects, such as people and objects.

Sharpen

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and

[Sharpness].

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

Auto Adjustment

Automatically adjusts the image color balance and brightness.

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Auto

Adjustment].

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

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Using Other Editing Software

If you register another image editing program with ImageBrowser in advance, you can use that software to edit an image selected in ImageBrowser.

Registering an Editing Program

Register the program so it can be started from within ImageBrowser.

ImageBrowser

Other Image

Editing Program

Procedures

1

[ImageBrowser] and

[Preferences].

2

[Register Application]

Editing Images with a Registered Editing Program

Procedures

1

Double-click an image.

2

[Edit] and [Edit with Registered

Application].

• The shooting information may be lost from images recorded with the camera and then processed and saved with another image editing program.

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

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Attaching Sounds

You can add sound to images and play back the sounds.

Adding Sound

Symbol displayed on image thumbnails to which sound files have been added.

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File], [Sound] and [Record].

• ImageBrowser’s Sound Recorder uses the Mac OS X recording function. If required, prepare such equipment as a microphone, and check that recording is enabled in the [System Preferences],

[Sound] window.

• To delete a recorded sound, click the

[File] menu and select [Sound], followed by [Send to Trash].

• To record a new sound for an image that already has one associated with it, click the [File] menu and select [Sound], followed by [Record].

IMPORTANT

• Sounds cannot be attached to movies.

Playing an Image Sound File

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File], [Sound] and [Play].

• You can also play sounds in the Preview

Mode and the File Information Window.

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Creating Panoramic Images–PhotoStitch

You can create wide panoramic images by moving the camera slightly when recording a series of images and merging them into one image.

Procedures

1

Select the images that you want to stitch together.

2

[Edit] and [PhotoStitch].

• Movies and RAW images cannot be edited.

Use the PhotoStitch program to create panoramic images.

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Using the Stitch Assist Mode

If you use the camera’s Stitch Assist mode to record the images, PhotoStitch can automatically detect the image order and merge direction, making it easier to merge the images. (Some camera models may not feature the Stitch Assist mode.)

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Converting RAW Images–Digital Photo Professional

You can convert RAW images to JPEG and TIFF images.

Image type retaining the detailed image data from the initial capture.

RAW

Image type suited for pasting into general programs, such as word processors and spreadsheet applications, and for sending by email.

JPEG, TIFF...

Procedures

1

Select a RAW image.

2

[File] and [Process RAW Images by Digital Photo Professional].

Exposure correction

Color adjustment

Lossless image adjustments possible

White balance adjustment

Color space configuration

• Only RAW images compatible with Digital

Photo Professional can be processed.

• Ensure that you use the RAW image conversion software included with your camera.

• You can use the Edit image window to adjust the image brightness and color to your satisfaction.

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About RAW Images

RAW images contain the data captured by the camera’s image sensor without modification. Since they contain raw data that differs from the usual JPEG images by not having any image adjustment or compression processing performed in the camera, they can be converted on a computer with a lossless process.

Processing in the Camera Processing by Computer

Standard Image

Capture

Image sensor data from shutter release

RAW Image

Capture

Image Adjustment

Compression

Image adjustment

& compression automatically performed

JPEG Image

RAW Image

• Can be used with general programs.

• Image is subject to degradation when adjusted because it has been compressed.

Digital Photo Professional

RAW Image Processing

Image Adjustment

Compression

JPEG Image,

TIFF Image

• You can view the image while making adjustments without worrying about quality loss.

• Processing with Digital Photo Professional is required to view the images with general programs.

IMPORTANT

• RAW images can only be captured on certain camera models that list “RAW” as one of the data types included in the “Specifications” section of the Camera User Guide.

• Only RAW images compatible with Digital Photo Professional can be processed. Check the

Data Type item of the Specifications section of the Camera User Guide for compatibility.

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Exporting

Changing Image (Stills) Sizes and Types

You can change an image’s size and format when exporting it so that it can be published on the Internet or attached to an email message.

.bmp .jpg

.tif

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File] and [Export Image].

3

[Edit and Save Image]

4

[Next >]

• You will lose the shooting information if you save images as a type other than

JPEG.

Exporting Shooting Information

You can export the shooting information recorded with an image, such as the shutter speed and exposure, as a text file.

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File] and [Export Image].

3

[Export Shooting Properties]

4

[Next >]

Ascertain the causes of failed photos or compare the settings for several images.

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Creating Computer Screen Saver Images

You can export images to serve as computer screen savers.

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File] and [Export Image].

3

[Export as a Screensaver]

4

[Next >]

Creating Computer Wallpaper Images

You can export images to serve as computer wallpaper images.

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File] and [Export Image].

3

[Export an Image as

Wallpaper]

4

[Next >]

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Email

Attaching Images to Email

You can send images as email file attachments.

You can configure the image size and quality settings.

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Procedures

[Print & Email] and

[Create Image for

Email].

• You can configure how the email program automatically starts up by opening the [Applications] folder, and double-clicking the [Mail] icon to start the Mail program, and clicking the [Mail] menu, followed by [Preferences] and the

[General] tab.

• Images in the [Email Images] folder can be found by opening the [Users] folder on the startup disk, followed by the [User

Login Name], [Library], [Preferences],

[ImageBrowserUserData] and [Mail] folder.

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Slide Shows

Viewing Images in Slide Shows

A multiple selection of images can be shown at full size on the screen in succession as a slide show.

You can freely configure the transition effects, information displayed and display time settings.

Procedures

1

Select images.

2

[SlideShow]

• You can configure the slide show display method by clicking the [View] menu and selecting [Slide Show Options].

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Slide Show Button Functions

The following buttons appear at the bottom of the screen while a slide show is playing.

You can set the Star

Rating for an image while it is displayed.

Rewind

Go to first image

Pause Forward

Advance to last frame

After the slide show, the images you clicked during the show remain selected.

After the slide show, the images you clicked during the show appear in a printing window.

Stops the slide show.

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Image Management

Changing File Names in Batches

You can change the file names of multiple images in one procedure.

Name + Number

Shooting Date + Number

Name + Shooting Date + Number

Shooting Date + Name + Number

Change randomly numbered images and received images into consecutively numbered images.

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File], [Organize Image] and

[Rename].

• You can change individual file and folder names by clicking on the file name in Preview mode or with the File

Information Window.

• Changing the image name in

ImageBrowser also changes the actual file name on the disk. xxx_01 xxx_02 xxx_03 xxx_04 xxx_05

Sorting Images into Folders by Shooting Date

You can sort images into folders by their shooting dates.

Images predating your use of ImageBrowser can also be managed together.

200x/05/15

200x/05/16

200x/05/17

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File], [Organize Image] and

[Sort Images].

3

[The files will be separated into folders for each shooting date.]

4

[Next >]

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Classifying Images Into Star Ratings Folders

You can classify images according to their Star Ratings into separate folders.

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

[File], [Organize Image] and

[Sort Images].

3

[The files will be organized by Star Rating.]

4

[Next >]

You can organize the images you have recorded according to their Star Ratings.

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Configuring Image Information Settings

Setting Star Ratings

You can set the Star Ratings used in searching and displaying images in the index list.

: Ultimate

: Moderate

: Okay

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

Switch to [Preview Mode].

3

Set [Star Rating].

• You can also set the Star Ratings by accessing the [Edit] menu, the File

Information Window or the Viewer

Window.

Inserting Comments

You can freely insert your choice of text as Comments.

Your choice of text as comments

Endless white sandy beaches

Relaxing snooze

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

Switch to [Preview Mode].

3

Insert [Comment].

• Comments can also be managed in the

File Information Window.

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Assigning Keywords

You can set Keywords for use in image searches.

Family, Animals

Family, Trips

Select keywords

Friends, Holidays

Procedures

1

Select an image.

2

Switch to [Preview Mode].

3

Set [Keywords].

• Keywords can also be managed from the

[Edit] menu or File Information Window.

• To add keywords, click the [Edit] menu and select [Manage] from the [Keyword] submenu.

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About Image Information

This chart shows the information other than shooting information that can be added to images.

Information Type

Content

Configuration

Method

Used in Searches

Used as Filter

Criteria

Display beneath

Thumbnail

My Category

Categories such as

People, Scenery, etc.

Rated on basis of 3 rankings: , ,

Configured in

Camera

O

O

Star Ratings

O

O

O

Comments

Text input without restriction regarding the shooting circumstances or associated memories.

Keywords

Selections are made from a list (editable) of keywords, such as the photographic subject, place or action.

Configured in ImageBrowser

O

O

O —

Categories displayed beneath thumbnails can be selected from the [View] menu and [View Settings] submenu.

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Searching, Filtering and Sorting Images

Searching Images

You can search images using parameters extracted from the information associated with them.

Procedures

1

[File] and [Search].

• After a search, the correlated images display in the [Search Results] folder.

Favorite photo

Keyword

Date

Comment

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Tasks Related to Search Results

You can select images in the [Search Results] folder and perform operations on them, such as printing or copying them to other folders.

IMPORTANT

• Please note that deleting an image from the [Search Results] folder deletes the original image. Use caution in deleting items from this folder.

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Filtering Images

You can use filters to display only images meeting the selected parameters in the

Browser Area.

1

Procedures

[Filter Tool]

This section is used to specify the filter criteria.

Star Ratings My Category

Sorting Images

You can sort images in the Browser Area based on the specified parameters.

D

File Modification Date

File Size

C A E B

File Name

Ascending/

Descending

Order

Shooting Date/Time

Type

Procedures

1

[View] and [Sort].

A B C D E

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Comparing Images

Comparing Multiple Images

When a good photo opportunity arises, you can shoot the same subject using different shutter speeds and exposures. In ImageBrowser, it is easy to compare images so that minute differences can be detected.

Procedures

1

Select several images to compare.

2

[View Image]

3

4

Select a view method from [Number of

Displays].

[Synchronize]

• Selecting [Synchronize] causes actions such as increasing/reducing the magnification level or scrolling around the image to apply to all of the selected images in lock step, making it easy to check minute details of focus, coloring and other image characteristics.

Actions performed on an image, such as scrolling or changing the magnification, are performed on the other image as well.

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Remote Shooting

Operating the Camera Using Computer Commands

You can activate the shutter of a connected camera from the computer.

Also useful for fixed position or unmanned recording.

Procedures

1

Connect the camera to the computer.

2

Turn on the camera power, and set it to playback mode.

3

If CameraWindow opens, click [Operate Images on

Camera], followed by .

4

Open the [Applications] folder, [Canon Utilities] folder, [CameraWindow] folder, and double-click the

[RemoteCapture DC] icon.

IMPORTANT

• Remote shooting is only available with certain camera models that list it as one of the features in the “Specifications” section of the Camera User Guide.

• Ensure that you turn off your computer’s Sleep feature before you begin remote shooting. The results cannot be guaranteed if the computer enters Sleep mode while remote shooting.

• RAW images cannot be recorded.

• Except for the shutter button, the camera’s buttons and switches, including the zoom, cannot be manually operated while the camera is being remotely controlled.

• The time lag between pushing the shutter button and the release of the shutter is slightly longer for remote shooting compared with the normal mode of operation.

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Selects the image’s recording size and compression.

You can add a comment to an image.

Remote Shooting Window

Sets the rotation setting of the image being recorded.

This setting cannot be adjusted if the [Auto Rotate] function of your camera is set to [On].

Releases the camera shutter (you can also release it by pressing the camera’s shutter button or the space bar on the keyboard).

Sets the camera’s zoom.

Turns the viewfinder display on or off.

Resets the exposure, focus and white balance settings.

Sets the shooting settings.

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Interval Timer Shooting

This method captures a set number of frames recorded at set intervals of time. Click the [Shooting] menu and select [Interval Timer Shooting]. (Short intervals may be insufficient for image transmission and saving, resulting in the failure to capture images at the specified interval.)

Timer Shooting

This method captures a single image after a set number of seconds. Click the [Shooting] menu and select

[Timer shooting]. The timer interval settings range from 2 seconds to 30 seconds.

Displaying Subjects on the Camera’s LCD Monitor

You can use the camera’s LCD monitor or a television connected to the camera to view the subject while shooting remotely. Click the [Camera] menu and select [Camera Display Settings]. See the Camera User

Guide for TV connection instructions.

Shooting Without Worrying about Memory Card Capacity

Clicking the [RemoteCapture DC] menu and selecting [Preferences] opens the Preferences window. If you place a check mark beside [Computer only] in the [Save Images On] section, you can continue recording without worrying about free space on the camera’s memory card.

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My Camera Settings

Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image

The camera’s start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and selftimer sound are collectively referred to as My Camera Settings. You can register your own custom images and sounds as the My Camera Settings.

My Camera Settings

• Start-up Image

• Start-up Sound

• Operation Sound

• Selftimer Sound

• Shutter Sound

Procedures

1

Connect the camera to the computer.

2

Turn on the camera power, and set it to playback mode.

3

If CameraWindow opens, click [Operate Images on

Camera], followed by .

4

Open the [Applications] folder, [Canon Utilities] folder, [CameraWindow] folder, and double-click the

[MyCamera DC] icon.

IMPORTANT

• My Camera Settings are only available with certain camera models that list them as features in the “Specifications” section of the

Camera User Guide.

• Do not interrupt the connection between the camera and computer when My

Camera Settings are being transmitted between them.

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You can register the start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound collectively if you select [Theme].

My Camera Settings in the computer.

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My Camera Settings registered in the camera.

After selecting a My Camera Settings file from the left-hand list, select a My Camera Settings file to replace in the right-hand list and click this button, then click [Set to Camera] to register it in the camera.

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Creating My Camera Settings

Use the following specifications to create My Camera Settings files in image editing or sound editing software.

Start-up images: Image Type: JPEG (Baseline JPEG)

Data Sampling: 4:2:0 or 4:2:2

Resolution (W x H):

Type Duration in Seconds

11.025 kHz 8.000 kHz

320 x 240 or 512 x 288*

* Varies with camera model

Start-Up Sound 1.0 sec. or less 1.3 sec. or less

Operating Sound 0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less

Start-up Sounds: Type: WAV (Monaural)

Bit Rate / Frequency:

Self-Timer Sound 2.0 sec. or less 2.0 sec. or less

Shutter Sound 0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less

8 bits (11.025 kHz or 8.000 kHz. Set the sound file length to values approximating those in the chart as shown above.)

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Uploading Images

Uploading Images to a Camera

You can upload images from a computer to a memory card in a camera.

Procedures

1

Connect the camera to the computer.

2

Turn on the camera power, and set it to playback mode.

3

Click [Operate Images on

Camera].

Show favorite images to friends or connect a TV to show them on a large screen.

4

Click (Send to Camera).

• If the Browser Window is open when the camera is connected (directly after downloading for instance), open

CameraWindow by clicking the [Canon

Camera] icon in the Control Panel of the

Browser Window.

IMPORTANT

• Only still images compliant with Design rule for Camera File system standards can be uploaded to your camera’s memory card.

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Preference Settings

Customizing ImageBrowser

You can configure ImageBrowser to operate according to your preferences.

• Overall coloring, such as window appearances

• Processing methods for images shot with the camera on end

• Categories of shooting information displayed

• Show/hide messages

• Print settings

• Registering applications

Procedures

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[ImageBrowser] and

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Supported Image Types

The following is a list of image types supported by ImageBrowser.

JPEG

Most cameras use this image type. It compresses at very high ratios, taking advantage of the characteristics of the human eye. However, because it is an irreversible compression method (part of the data is lost during compression), if you process and save an image repeatedly using this method, the image may become rougher.

Exif JPEG is an image type that adds information such as shooting data to a JPEG image.

RAW

This is a proprietary image type provided by Canon. It allows the output of the image pixels from a digital camera without any deterioration in the quality of the image.

Some cameras might not support this image type.

PICT

This is the standard image type for Macintosh. This image type is supported by most

Macintosh software.

TIFF

This is a relatively popular image type. It is widely supported by non-Macintosh programs (such as Windows).

BMP (Windows Bitmap)

This image type comes standard with Windows. Most Windows programs support it.

AVI (.AVI)

Standard Windows movie image type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in

ImageBrowser’s Browser Area.

MOV (.MOV)

Movie image type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in ImageBrowser’s

Browser Area.

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New Features in This Version

The following features were added or changed in this version of ImageBrowser.

Changes from Ver. 6.1 to 6.2

[Cut Movie] Button Added

[Cut Movie] button added to the Viewer Window for movies, allowing you to cut portions at either end of a movie clip.

RAW Image Conversion Method Changed

RAW image conversion is no longer performed within ImageBrowser, instead Digital

Photo Professional is now used. If you are already using a RAW image compatible camera, the [Process RAW Images by Digital Photo Professiona] function will be added to the [File] menu. Only RAW images recorded on cameras bundled with Digital Photo

Professional can be converted with this task button. Process RAW images recorded on other cameras using the [Processing RAW Image] option as in previous versions of

ImageBrowser.

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Software User Guide Macintosh (ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch)

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, memory cards, personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon memory cards.

CDA-E018-010 © CANON INC. 2008

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