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Software User Guide
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•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.
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• The “Hint” sections contain procedural suggestions and tips for your convenience. Read them as
necessary.
Operating Environment
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•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.
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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
Print with the layouts you want.
Printing
(p. 13)
100-0032
100-0031
100-0034
100-0033
9/09
200X/0
To View
Magnifying
the Display
(p. 21)
Comparing
Images
(p. 41)
To Organize
Deleting
(p. 19)
Using Star Ratings
(p. 37)
100-0036
100-0035
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100-0038
100-0037
Displaying
Shooting
Information
(p. 21)
Slideshows
(p. 34)
Changing
File Names in
Batches
(p. 35)
Using Comments
(p. 37)
ABC
123
XYZ
xxx_01
xxx_02
xxx_03
ABC
Performing
Searches
(p. 39)
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To Edit
Adjusting
Color and
Brightness
(p. 22)
Inserting
Text
(p. 23)
Converting
RAW Images
(p. 29)
Red-Eye
Correction
(p. 23)
Trimming
(p. 22)
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RAW
Formatting
Images as
Wallpaper
(p. 31)
Resizing
Images
(p. 30)
Merging Images
into Panoramas
(p. 28)
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Extracting Still
Images from
Movies
(p. 32)
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Editing Movies
(p. 28)
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To Connect to a Camera
Uploading
to a Camera
(p. 46)
Configuring My
Camera Settings
(p. 44)
You can change the
camera’s start-up image
and shutter sound.
Controlling Shooting
from the Computer
(p. 42)
To Send Email
Attaching
Images to Email
(p. 33)
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
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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
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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
Editing Movies......................................................................................................... 28
Converting RAW Images......................................................................................... 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
Extracting Stills from Movies.................................................................................. 32
Email.............................................................................................................................. 33
Attaching Images to Email...................................................................................... 33
Slide Shows................................................................................................................... 34
Viewing Images in Slide Shows............................................................................... 34
Image Management..................................................................................................... 35
Changing File Names in Batches . .......................................................................... 35
Sorting Images into Folders by Shooting Date...................................................... 35
Classifying Images Into Star Ratings Folders.......................................................... 36
Configuring Image Information Settings.................................................................... 37
Setting Star Ratings................................................................................................. 37
Inserting Comments................................................................................................ 37
Assigning Keywords................................................................................................ 38
Searching, Filtering and Sorting Images..................................................................... 39
Searching Images..................................................................................................... 39
Filtering Images....................................................................................................... 40
Sorting Images......................................................................................................... 40
Comparing Images........................................................................................................ 41
Comparing Multiple Images................................................................................... 41
Remote Shooting.......................................................................................................... 42
Operating the Camera Using Computer Commands............................................. 42
My Camera Settings..................................................................................................... 44
Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image................................................ 44
Uploading Images......................................................................................................... 46
Uploading Images to a Camera.............................................................................. 46
Preference Settings....................................................................................................... 47
Customizing ImageBrowser.................................................................................... 47
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Appendices................................................................................................... 48
Supported Image Types................................................................................................ 48
New Features in This Version....................................................................................... 49
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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
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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
Click this icon
in the Dock.
Double-click
an image.
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.
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Names of the Browser Window Parts
Display Modes
Menu Bar
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Last Acquired Images
Displays the last images
downloaded.
Browser Area
Icons that indicate image properties
display around thumbnail images, as
shown on the bottom left.
Folder Area
Selects a folder to display.
Properties Icon (Displays image properties)
Control Panel
Display Control Panel
: 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)
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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.
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Select a function from the Control Panel or a menu.
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Follow the instructions
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Downloading Images
Downloading Images by Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Download the camera images to the computer.
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•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).
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Connect the camera to the computer with
the supplied interface cable.
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Turn on the camera power, set it to
playback mode and prepare it to
communicate with the computer.
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CameraWindow
Click [Transfer Untransferred
Images].
The images 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
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•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 CameraWindow, 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.
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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.
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Select images for printing.
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.
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Click [Print].
Print window will display.
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Click [Print].
Printing will start.
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Click here to
crop and print
a portion of an
image.
Click here to insert
text onto an image
and print.
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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.
Click [Print & Email], and
[Index Print].
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Select an image to rotate or trim.
Sets the printer, paper
size and number of
print copies settings.
Sets the number of
rows or columns.
Configures the printing of
the shooting information,
comments, headers,
footers or page numbers.
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Click [Print].
Print window will display.
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Click [Print].
Printing will start.
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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.
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Downloads all images that have
not yet been downloaded.
Closes this window and opens a
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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. Configures settings such as the
thumbnail size and download folder.
Aligns the windows.
Switches between
window display modes.
Thumbnail Window
Configures the name
of the camera owner.
View Window
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Uploads computer
images to the camera.
Closes
CameraWindow.
Selects all images/images
not yet downloaded.
Downloads images selected
in the Thumbnail Window.
Prints images selected in
the Thumbnail Window.
These arrows switch the
image in the View Window.
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ImageBrowser is equipped with a convenient “Help” function. Use it when you are unsure how to
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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 (
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Register by clicking [Add].
Browser Area
• Displays the images in
the selected folder.
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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].
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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].
• Rotate movies by clicking the [Edit] menu and selecting [Movie Edit].
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.
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Functions Used in the Browser Area
Create New Folder
To create a new folder in the Browser Area, click the
[File] menu and select [New Folder].
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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
), displays it in
the Viewer Window.
Change the Display Size
You can change the display
ratio (Zoom mode) or
thumbnail size (Scroll mode)
with the slider.
Show Window
You can switch between
showing/hiding the Folder
Area, Control Panel and
Information Panel.
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.
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Right-Click Context Menus
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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.
Saves an image.
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Edit an image.
Display multiple
images side by side.
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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.
•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.
•Buttons appear beneath movies selected in the Viewer Window, allowing you to replay the movie or adjust
the sound volume. The [Save as Still Image] button will appear above the Star Rating section. Clicking this
button extracts still images from the movie.
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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.
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Double-click an image.
[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.
Procedures
Saturation,
Brightness
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Double-click an image.
[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.
Procedures
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•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. Inserting Text
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Double-click an image.
[Edit] and [Red Eye
Correction].
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
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Use this to insert text onto the image.
You can freely adjust the font,
size, color and text attributes.
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Procedures
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Double-click an image.
[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.
Procedures
Level Adjustment
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Double-click an image.
[Edit] and [Level
Adjustment].
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
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Correcting Tone Curves
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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
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Double-click an image.
[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.
Procedures
Sharpen
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Double-click an image.
[Edit] and
[Sharpness].
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
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Auto Adjustment
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Automatically adjusts the image color balance and brightness.
Procedures
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Double-click an image.
[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
Procedures
Register the program so
it can be started from
within ImageBrowser.
ImageBrowser
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Other Image
Editing Program
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[ImageBrowser] and
[Preferences].
[Register Application]
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Editing Images with a Registered Editing Program
Procedures
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Double-click an image.
[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
Procedures
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Select an image.
[File], [Sound] and [Record].
Symbol displayed on image
thumbnails to which sound
files have been added.
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•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].
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•Sounds cannot be attached to movies.
Playing an Image Sound File
Procedures
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Select an image.
[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
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Select the images that you
want to stitch together.
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[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.)
Editing Movies
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You can create original movies by linking movie clips and still images.
You can even add titles and other text, background music and various special effects
to the movie.
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Select an image (movie or
still image).
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[Edit] and [Movie Edit].
•You can configure the default settings
for editing movies by clicking the
[MovieEdit Task] menu and selecting
[Preferences].
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Converting RAW Images
You can convert RAW images to JPEG and TIFF images.
Image type retaining
the detailed image
data from the initial
capture.
Image type suited for pasting
into word processing documents
and general programs, and for
sending email.
RAW
Procedures
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JPEG, TIFF...
Select a RAW image.
[File] and [Processing RAW
Image].
•You can use the Image Quality
Adjustment Window to adjust the image
brightness and color to your satisfaction.
Exposure correction
Color adjustment
Lossless
image
adjustments
possible
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White balance adjustment
Color space configuration
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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
Standard Image
Capture
Image sensor
data from
shutter release
RAW Image
Capture
Processing by Computer
Image Adjustment
Compression
JPEG Image
Image adjustment
& compression
automatically performed
• Can be used with general programs.
• Image is subject to degradation when
adjusted because it has been compressed.
ImageBrowser
RAW Image Processing
RAW Image
Image Adjustment
Compression
JPEG Image,
TIFF Image
• You can view the image while making
adjustments without worrying about quality loss.
• Processing with ImageBrowser 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.
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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.
Procedures
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2
3
4
.bmp
.jpg
Select an image.
[File] and [Export Image].
[Edit and Save Image]
[Next >]
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•You will lose the shooting information
if you save images as a type other than
JPEG.
.tif
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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
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2
3
4
Select an image.
[File] and [Export Image].
[Export Shooting Properties]
[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
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2
3
4
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Select an image.
[File] and [Export Image].
[Export as a Screensaver]
[Next >]
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Creating Computer Wallpaper Images
You can export images to serve as computer wallpaper images.
Procedures
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2
3
4
Select an image.
[File] and [Export Image].
[Export an Image as
Wallpaper]
[Next >]
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Extracting Stills from Movies
You can extract and save stills from your favourite frames recorded in a movie.
Procedures
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2
Select an image.
[Edit] and [Extract frames
from a movie].
Extract your best
shots as stills
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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.
C
Procedures
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[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.
Y
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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
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[SlideShow]
•You can configure the slide show display
method by clicking the [View] menu and
selecting [Slide Show Options].
HINT
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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
Pause
Advance to last frame
Go to first image
After the slide show,
the images you
clicked during the
show remain selected.
Forward
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.
Procedures
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2
Name + Number
[File], [Organize Image] and
[Rename].
Shooting Date + Number
Name + Shooting Date + Number
Shooting Date + Name + Number
xxx_01
xxx_02
xxx_03
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Change randomly
numbered images
and received images
into consecutively
numbered images.
C
xxx_04
Select an image.
•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_05
Sorting Images into Folders by Shooting Date
You can sort images into folders by their shooting dates.
Procedures
200x/05/15
1
2
200x/05/16
3
200x/05/17
Images predating your use
of ImageBrowser can also
be managed together.
4
Select an image.
[File], [Organize Image] and
[Sort Images].
[The files will be separated
into folders for each
shooting date.]
[Next >]
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Classifying Images Into Star Ratings Folders
You can classify images according to their Star Ratings into separate folders.
Procedures
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You can organize the images
you have recorded according
to their Star Ratings.
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Select an image.
[File], [Organize Image] and
[Sort Images].
[The files will be organized
by Star Rating.]
[Next >]
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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.
Procedures
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2
3
: Ultimate
: Moderate
: Okay
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Inserting Comments
Select an image.
Switch to [Preview Mode].
Set [Star Rating].
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•You can also set the Star Ratings by
accessing the [Edit] menu, the File
Information Window or the Viewer
Window.
You can freely insert your choice of text as Comments.
Procedures
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2
ite
Endless wh
hes
sandy beac
Trip to t
he
blue sea
Your choice of text
as comments
Relaxing
afternoon
snooze
3
Select an image.
Switch to [Preview Mode].
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. Procedures
Family,
1
2
s
Animals
Family, Trip
Select keywords
HINT
Friends, H
olidays
3
Select an image.
Switch to [Preview Mode].
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 the Image Information
This chart shows the information other than shooting information that can be added to images.
Information Type
Content
Configuration
Method
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My Category
Star Ratings
Rated on basis of 3
Categories such as
rankings: ,
,
People, Scenery, etc.
Configured in
Camera
Comments
Keywords
Text input without
restriction regarding
the shooting
circumstances
or associated
memories.
Selections are made
from a list (editable)
of keywords, such
as the photographic
subject, place or
action.
Configured in ImageBrowser
Used in Searches
—
O
O
O
Used as Filter
Criteria
O
O
—
—
Display beneath
Thumbnail
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.
Y
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Favorite photo
Date
Keyword
Comment
C
HINT
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.
Procedures
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[Filter Tool]
This section is used to specify the filter criteria.
Star Ratings
My Category
Sorting Images
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You can sort images in the Browser Area based on the specified parameters.
D
C
A
E
B
Shooting Date/Time
File Modification
A
B
1
[View] and [Sort].
File Name
File Size
Procedures
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Ascending/
Descending
Order
C
D
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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
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2
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C
Select several images to
compare.
[View Image]
Select a view method
from [Number of
Displays].
[Synchronize]
•Selecting [Synchronize] causes actions
such as increasing/reducing the
magnification level or scrolling around
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images in lock step, making it easy to
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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
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3
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4
C
Connect the camera to the
computer.
Turn on the camera power,
and set it to playback mode.
If CameraWindow opens,
click [Operate Images on
Camera], followed by .
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.
•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
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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].
You can add a comment
to an image.
Releases the camera shutter (you
can also release it by pressing
the camera’s shutter button or
the space bar on the keyboard).
Viewfinder
Sets the camera’s zoom.
Turns the viewfinder
display on or off.
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Resets the exposure, focus
and white balance settings.
Sets the shooting settings.
HINT
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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
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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
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2
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Connect the camera to the
computer.
Turn on the camera power,
and set it to playback mode.
If CameraWindow opens,
click [Operate Images on
Camera], followed by .
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].
Appendices
My Camera Settings
registered in the camera.
My Camera Settings
in the computer.
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.
HINT
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Creating My Camera Settings
Comply with the following specifications if you create My Camera Settings in image editing or sound
editing software. C
Start-up images: Compression Method: JPEG (Baseline JPEG)
Data Sampling: 4:2:0 or 4:2:2
Pixels (w x h): 320 x 240 pixels
Sound files:
Compression Method: WAVE (Monaural)
Quantifying Bits: 8 bit
Sampling Frequency: 11.025 kHz or
8.000 kHz (Use the chart on the right
as a guideline for the length of sound
files recorded with the camera.)
Type
Duration in Seconds
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
1.0 sec. or less
1.3 sec. or less
Operating Sound 0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Self-Timer Sound 2.0 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
Shutter Sound
0.4 sec. or less
Start-Up Sound
0.3 sec. or less
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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
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2
3
Show favorite images
to friends or connect
a TV to show them
on a large screen.
C
Connect the camera to the
computer.
Turn on the camera power,
and set it to playback mode.
Click [Operate Images on
Camera].
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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 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
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Procedures
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[ImageBrowser] and
[Preferences].
Y
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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
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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
C
This is a relatively popular image type. It is widely supported by non-Macintosh
programs (such as Windows).
Windows Bitmap
This image type comes standard with Windows. Most Windows programs support it.
QuickTime/AVI
These are movies, which display as a movie icon in the Browser Area of ImageBrowser.
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New Features in This Version
The following features were added or changed in this version of ImageBrowser.
(ImageBrowser Ver. 5.8 to 6.1)
CameraWindow Makeover
CameraWindow has been completely revamped to make the linkage tighter between
Canon brand cameras and ImageBrowser and to add convenience and functionality. It
may not be possible to use the new CameraWindow with some camera models.
Changes to Memory Card Downloading Methods
The Camera Control Window was used in prior versions to download images from
memory card readers. These downloads are now performed as an ImageBrowser
function in the Browser Window. The data reading speed has also been significantly
accelerated.
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Text Insertion Feature Added to Printing Functions
In addition to the ability to print such information as the shooting date with the
image, you are now able to add text freely during the printing preparation. Greeting
cards and photos bearing messages can now be made with ease.
Task Button Revisions
C
The Control Panel Buttons composition has been revised to make the tasks more
intuitive.
•The starting point for the “Create Image for Email” process has shifted from the
[Internet] button to the [Print & Email] button.
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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.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Macintosh, the Mac logo, QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks of Apple, Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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