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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 Windows XP screen shots and procedures in the explanations. The
screen shots and procedures may appear slightly different if you are using another
version of Windows.
• 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 ZoomBrowser EX 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)
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To View
Magnifying
the Display
(p. 21)
Comparing
Images
(p. 40)
To Organize
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100-0037
Displaying
Shooting
Information
(p. 21)
Slideshows
(p. 34)
Backing Up
to a CD
(p. 32)
Changing
File Names in
Batches
(p. 35)
Using Star Ratings
(p. 36)
Deleting
(p. 19)
Using Comments
(p. 36)
Performing
Searches
(p. 38)
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To Edit
Adjusting
Color and
Brightness
(p. 23)
Inserting
Text
(p. 24)
Converting
RAW Images
(p. 28)
Red-Eye
Correction
(p. 22)
Trimming
(p. 24)
TEXT
RAW
Formatting
Images as
Wallpaper
(p. 31)
Resizing
Images
(p. 29)
Merging Images
into Panoramas
(p. 27)
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Extracting Still
Images from
Movies
(p. 30)
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Editing Movies
(p. 27)
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To Connect to a Camera
Uploading
to a Camera
(p. 45)
Configuring My
Camera Settings
(p. 43)
You can change the
camera’s start-up image
and shutter sound.
Controlling Shooting
from the Computer
(p. 41)
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 ZoomBrowser EX Windows............................................................................ 7
Download Window/Organizing Window................................................................ 7
Main Window................................................................................................................. 8
How to Display the Main Window........................................................................... 8
Names of the Main Window Parts............................................................................ 8
How to Perform Tasks.................................................................................................... 9
Selecting Tasks and Task Window Procedures......................................................... 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 Main Window.................................................................................... 19
Main Window.......................................................................................................... 19
Browser Area Tasks ................................................................................................. 20
Viewer Window....................................................................................................... 21
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Editing Images.............................................................................................................. 22
Red Eye Correction.................................................................................................. 22
Auto Adjustment..................................................................................................... 22
Color/Brightness Adjustment.................................................................................. 23
Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines.......................................................... 23
Trimming–Cropping a Portion of an Image........................................................... 24
Inserting Text........................................................................................................... 24
Using Other Editing Software................................................................................. 25
Attaching Sounds.................................................................................................... 26
Creating Panoramic Images–PhotoStitch............................................................... 27
Editing Movies......................................................................................................... 27
Converting RAW Images......................................................................................... 28
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Exporting....................................................................................................................... 29
Changing Image (Stills) Sizes and Types................................................................. 29
Changing Movie Sizes and Types............................................................................ 29
Extracting Stills from Movies.................................................................................. 30
Exporting Shooting Information............................................................................ 30
Creating Computer Screen Saver Images .............................................................. 31
Creating Computer Wallpaper Images................................................................... 31
Saving to CDs........................................................................................................... 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
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 ZoomBrowser EX................................................................................ 46
Customizing the Task Buttons................................................................................ 46
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Supported Image Types................................................................................................ 47
New Features in This Version....................................................................................... 48
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The Two ZoomBrowser EX Windows
Download Window/Organizing Window
The following two windows are the main ones used for ZoomBrowser EX 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
Double-click this icon
on the desktop.
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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Main Window
How to Display the Main Window
The Main Window will display after camera images are downloaded and
CameraWindow closes. You can also display it by double-clicking the
ZoomBrowser EX icon on the desktop.
Names of the Main Window Parts
Function Buttons
Menu Bar
Task Buttons
Selects tasks to
perform.
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Last Acquired Images
Displays the last images
downloaded.
Display Control Panel
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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)
Browser Area
Icons that indicate
image properties display
around images, as
shown on the left.
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How to Perform Tasks
Selecting Tasks and Task Window Procedures
Many ZoomBrowser EX functions can be accessed by selecting a task in the Main
Window and following the instructions in the guidance section of the new window.
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Select a task.
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The major steps for the
task appear here.
Follow the steps in order.
You can return to a
previous step.
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An overview for the
selected task appears here.
Cancels the procedure and
returns to the previous
window.
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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.
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•The instructions in this software manual assume that you have correctly installed
the software and driver software. See the guides supplied with your product
package for software installation procedures.
•With some versions of Microsoft Windows, CameraWindow may not open when
the camera is connected. In this case, double-click the ZoomBrowser EX icon on the
desktop to start ZoomBrowser EX and open the Main Window. Click the [Acquire &
Camera Settings] task button, followed by [Connect to Camera].
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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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When a window similar to the one at the right
appears, select [Canon CameraWindow] and
click [OK].
With Windows Vista, click [Downloads Images
From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow]
in the AutoPlay window.
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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.)
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: 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] or
[My Pictures] folders. 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
With Windows Vista or Windows XP, 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
An action selection window will open when you insert a memory card into the memory card reader. If you
select [View/Download Images Using Canon ZoomBrowser EX], ZoomBrowser EX will start 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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Click the [Print & Email] task button in the Main
Window.
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Click [Photo Print].
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Confirm that [1. Select
Images] is chosen and select
images for printing.
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Click [2. Printer and Layout Settings] and set the categories as desired.
Sets the printer, paper
size and borderless
printing settings.
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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Sets the shooting date/time imprint settings.
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Click [3. Print].
Printing will start.
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Printing Using Other Software
If you have specialized printing software installed on the computer, you can also use it to print the
images. Click the [Print & Email] task button in the Main Window, followed by [Print Using Other
Software].
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Index Print
Prints an index of the images.
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Click the [Print & Email] task button in the Main
Window.
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Click [Index Print].
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Confirm that [1. Select
Images] is chosen and select
images for printing.
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Click [2. Printer and Layout Settings] and set the categories as desired.
Sets the printer and
paper size settings.
Sets the number of
rows or columns.
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Click [3. Print].
Printing will start.
Rotates selected
images.
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portion of the selected
image and print it.
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Select an image to
rotate or trim.
Configures the printing of the shooting information,
comments, headers, footers or page numbers.
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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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Use the Help Function
The Help button
or Help menu is available in most ZoomBrowser EX windows. It is there for when
you are unsure how to proceed.
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How to Use the Main Window
Main Window
This is the main window for performing tasks in ZoomBrowser EX.
Delete
Deletes the selected images or folders.
• Deleted images are sent to the Recycle
Bin on the desktop.
• The association between a sound memo
and an image cannot be recovered from
a file restored from the Recycle Bin.
Search
Performs searches on images.
Slide Show
Displays the selected
images in succession in the
window.
Properties
Displays information
about a selected image.
Rotate
Rotates a selected image.
• Click the [Edit] menu and select [Rotate
According to Rotation Information] to
rotate the original image as well in the
displayed direction.
• Movies can be rotated by clicking the
[Export] task button followed by [Export
Movie].
View Image
Displays the selected image
in the Viewer Window.
Task Buttons
Selects a task to perform.
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Last Acquired Image/Folder Area
Selects a folder to display.
• You can register folders you use
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often as Favorite Folders (
Register by clicking [Add].
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Browser Area
Displays the images
in an index list.
Display Control Panel
Configures the settings for
displaying images in the Browser
Area.
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Browser Area Tasks
Display Mode
Selects a display mode for the Browser Area.
Zoom Mode: suited for
surveying many images.
Scroll Mode: allows
thumbnails to be viewed at a
size suited for easy viewing.
Change the Folder Level
The level of folder displayed can be changed with the
following procedures.
• In Zoom mode, position the mouse cursor over the
folder and click the
icon when it displays.
• In Scroll or Preview mode, double-click the
icon.
• To advance to a higher folder level, click the
icon.
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Preview Mode: allows the
image information to be read
while viewing the image.
Change the Display Size
You can change the
display ratio (Zoom mode)
or thumbnail size (Scroll
mode) with the slider.
Select Images
Clicking an image in the Browser Area selects that
image. To select multiple images, hold down the [Ctrl]
key while clicking images, or hold down the [Shift] key
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.
Create New Folder
To create a new folder in the Browser Area,
click the [File] menu and select [New Folder].
(Display Image)),
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 [Ctrl] key while releasing
the mouse button as above.
You can also use the same procedures to copy images
between Windows Explorer and the Main Window.
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Right-Click Context Menus
Right-clicking over a window or image displays contextual menus. These menus contain the functions
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Viewer Window
Double-clicking an image in the Main Window displays it in this window.
Change the display magnification.
Zooming in displays the Navigator window
to show the relative position on the image.
Edit an image.
Display the shooting information.
You can configure the information display by clicking
the [Tools] menu and selecting [Preferences].
Display multiple
images side by side.
Display at full
screen size.
Set the Star Rating.
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Shooting
information
•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. With Windows Vista and Windows XP, the
(Frame Capture) button will appear
beside 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 started by clicking the Edit task button. Images can also be edited in
a similar way by clicking the [Edit] button in the Viewer Window.
Red Eye Correction
Restores eye appearance to the original color when light reflected from the flash
makes them appear red.
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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. Auto Adjustment
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[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Red Eye Correction]
[3. Finish]
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
Automatically adjusts the image color balance and brightness.
Procedures
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[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Auto Adjustment]
[3. Finish]
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
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Color/Brightness Adjustment
You can adjust image color balance and brightness using a variety of methods.
Brightness,
Saturation,
Contrast
Procedures
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RGB Adjustment
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Level Adjustment
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Tone Curve Adjustment
[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Color/Brightness
Adjustment]
[3. Finish]
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Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines
Makes images appear sharper by emphasizing the outlines of subjects, such as people
and objects.
Sharpen
Unsharp Mask
Procedures
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[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Sharpness]
[3. Finish]
•The Unsharp Mask [Radius] is the size
at which the outline is detected and the
[Threshold] is the standard value at which
the outline is determined.
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
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Trimming–Cropping a Portion of an Image
Use this to delete unnecessary portions of the image and leave only the necessary
portions.
Procedures
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[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Trim]
[3. Finish]
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•You can also input values or an aspect
ratio to specify the trim area.
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
Inserting Text
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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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[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Insert Text]
[3. Finish]
•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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Using Other Editing Software
If you register another image editing program with ZoomBrowser EX in advance, you
can use that software to edit an image selected in ZoomBrowser EX.
Registering an Editing Program
Procedures
Register the program so
it can be started from
within ZoomBrowser EX.
ZoomBrowser EX
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Other Image
Editing Program
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[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Edit with external image
editor]
[Manage List]
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Editing Images with a Registered Editing Program
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[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Edit Image Using Other
Editor]
[3. Finish]
•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 effects or background music to images and play back the sounds.
Adding Sound
Procedures
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Symbol displayed on image
thumbnails to which sound
files have been added.
Playing an Image Sound File
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Select an image.
[Edit] and [Add/Remove
Sound].
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•WAVE type sound files (extension
“.wav”) can be attached to images.
•Attaching a sound file to an image results
in the selected sound file being copied
into the same folder as the image file.
Procedures
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Select an image.
[Edit] and [Play Sound].
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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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[Edit] and [Stitch Photos].
•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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Procedures
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[Edit] and [Edit Movie].
IMPORTANT
QuickTime is required to play movies on Windows 2000.
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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 by email.
RAW
Procedures
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[Edit] and [Process RAW
Images].
JPEG, TIFF...
•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.
ZoomBrowser EX
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 ZoomBrowser EX 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
1
[Export] and [Export Still
Images].
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•You will lose the shooting information
if you save images as a type other than
JPEG.
.bmp
.jpg
.tif
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Changing Movie Sizes and Types
You can change a movie’s size and format when exporting it so that it can be
published on the Internet or attached to an email message.
Procedures
1
[Export] and [Export
Movies].
•You can also use this function to rotate
movies.
.avi
IMPORTANT
•The QuickTime program is required to play movies on Windows 2000.
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Extracting Stills from Movies
You can extract and save stills from your favourite frames recorded in a movie.
(Windows Vista and Windows XP only)
Procedures
1
[Export] and [Extract frames
from a movie].
Extract your best
shots as stills
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Exporting Shooting Information
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You can export the shooting information recorded with an image, such as the shutter
speed and exposure, as a text file. Procedures
1
[Export] and [Export
Shooting Properties].
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
[Export] and [Export as a
Screen Saver].
Y
P
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Creating Computer Wallpaper Images
You can export images to serve as computer wallpaper images.
C
Procedures
1
[Export] and [Export as a
Wallpaper].
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Saving to CDs
You can save images along with their shooting information to CD-R/RW discs.
(Windows Vista and Windows XP only)
Procedures
1
[Export] and [Backup to CD].
Back up important images
or distribute your vacation
photos on discs.
Y
P
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IMPORTANT
•This function can only be used with computers that satisfy the following
requirements:
C
•Equipped with a CD-R/RW drive as standard equipment
•Writing to the CD-R/RW drive operates correctly with Windows Vista or
Windows XP.
•If a window similar to that shown to the right appears when a
new CD-R/RW disc is placed in the drive, click [Cancel] to close
the window.
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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.
Procedures
1
[Print & Email] and [Email
Images].
•You can configure how the email
program automatically starts up by
starting the Internet Explorer program,
and clicking the [Tools] menu, followed
by [Internet Options], [Programs] tab, and
the [E-mail] pull-down menu.
C
Y
P
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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
[View & Classify] and [View
as a Slide Show].
HINT
C
Y
P
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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.
After the slide show,
the images you
clicked during the
show remain selected.
Rewind
Pause
After the slide show,
the images you clicked
during the show appear
in a printing window.
Forward
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
1
[View & Classify] and
[Rename Multiple Files].
Name + Number
Shooting Date + Number
Name + Shooting Date + Number
Shooting Date + Name + Number
xxx_01
xxx_02
xxx_03
Y
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Change randomly
numbered images
and received images
into consecutively
numbered images.
C
xxx_04
•You can change individual file and folder
names by clicking the [File] menu and
selecting [Rename] or by clicking on the
file name in Preview mode.
•Changing the image name in
ZoomBrowser EX 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
200x/05/16
1
[View & Classify] and
[Classify into Folder].
200x/05/17
Images predating your use
of ZoomBrowser EX can
also be managed together.
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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
1
2
: Ultimate
: Moderate
: Okay
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Inserting Comments
Switch to [Preview Mode].
Set [Star Rating].
•You can also set the Star Ratings by
accessing the [Edit] menu, the Properties
Window or the Viewer Window.
Y
P
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You can freely insert your choice of text as Comments.
Procedures
1
ite
Endless wh
hes
sandy beac
Trip to t
he
blue sea
Relaxing
afternoon
snooze
2
Switch to [Preview Mode].
Insert [Comment].
•Comments can also be managed in the
Properties Window.
Your choice of text
as comments
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Assigning Keywords
You can set Keywords for use in image searches. Procedures
1
Family,
s
Animals
Family, Trip
Select keywords
HINT
2
Friends, H
olidays
Switch to [Preview Mode].
Insert [Keywords].
•Keywords can also be managed from the
[Tools] menu or Properties Window.
•To add keywords, click the [Tools] menu
and select [Manage Keywords].
Y
P
O
About the Image Information
This chart shows the information other than shooting information that can be added to images.
Information Type
Content
Configuration
Method
My Category
C
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 ZoomBrowser EX
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 by clicking
in the Display Control Panel.
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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
[View & Classify] and
[Search].
Star Ratings
Keywords
Comments
•After a search, the correlated images
display in the [Search Results] folder.
Y
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Revision Dates
Shooting Dates
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
1
[Filter]
Star Ratings
My Category
Y
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This section is used to specify the filter criteria.
Sorting Images
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You can sort images in the Browser Area based on the specified parameters.
D
C
A
E
B
Name
Type
Shooting Date
Modification
Date
A
B
Ascending/
Descending
Order
C
Star Rating
D
Procedures
1
2
Select an image.
[View] and [Sort by].
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 ZoomBrowser EX, it is easy to compare images so that
minute differences can be detected.
Procedures
1
Select several images to
compare.
2
3
Click
Y
P
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4
C
View Image.
Select
,
or
the Viewer Window.
Click
in
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
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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
2
3
C
Connect the camera to the
computer.
Turn on the camera power,
and set it to playback mode.
If the [Select program to
launch for this action] (or
AutoPlay) dialog opens,
click [Cancel] (or
in Windows Vista). If
CameraWindow opens,
click [Operate Images on
Camera], followed by .
Click
[Start],
followed by: [All Programs]
or [Programs], [Canon
Utilities], [CameraWindow],
[RemoteCapture DC3],
[RemoteCapture DC].
Y
P
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4
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 standby feature before you begin
remote shooting. The results cannot be guaranteed if the computer enters the
standby 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
size and compression.
You can add a comment
to an image.
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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].
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.
Y
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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
in the remote shooting window 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 in the
remote shooting window 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 in the remote shooting window and select [Camera Display
Settings]. See the Camera User Guide for TV connection instructions.
Shooting Without Worrying about Memory Card Capacity
Clicking the [File] menu in the remote shooting window and selecting [Preferences] opens the Preferences
window. If you place a check mark beside [Computer only] in the [Save Images On] section, you can
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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
• Shutter Sound
• Operation Sound
• Selftimer Sound
Procedures
1
2
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3
C
Connect the camera to the
computer.
Turn on the camera power,
and set it to playback mode.
If the [Select program to
launch for this action] (or
AutoPlay) dialog opens,
click [Cancel] (or
in Windows Vista). If
CameraWindow opens,
click [Operate Images on
Camera], followed by .
Click
[Start],
followed by: [All Programs]
or [Programs], [Canon
Utilities], [CameraWindow],
[MyCamera], [MyCamera].
Click [Connect to Camera].
4
5
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.
•With Windows Vista, the settings files originally supplied with ZoomBrowser EX
cannot be deleted.
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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 [Setup as a theme].
My Camera Settings
in the computer.
HINT
My Camera Settings
registered in the camera.
C
Y
P
O
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 to register it in the camera.
Creating My Camera Settings
You can create your own original My Camera Settings files using My Camera Maker, a supplied program.
To start My Camera Maker, select the [Set individually] tab in the My Camera window and click [Create
My Camera data].
* The volume control knob in My Camera Maker sets the volume level in the saved sound file itself. If you
think the volume is too loud when replayed on the computer and set it low when you save the file, the
sound may not be audible when it is registered to the camera. To adjust the playback volume on the
computer, please use the volume controls for the computer or speakers.
Use the following specifications to create My Camera Settings files if you are using an alternative program
to My Camera Maker.
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:
Type
Duration in Seconds
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
Start-Up Sound
1.0 sec. or less
1.3 sec. or less
Compression Method: WAVE (Monaural) Operating Sound 0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less
Quantifying Bits: 8 bit
Self-Timer Sound 2.0 sec. or less 2.0 sec. or less
Sampling Frequency: 11.025 kHz or
Shutter Sound
0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less
8.000 kHz (Use the chart on the right
as a guideline for the length of sound files recorded with the camera.)
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Uploading Images to a Camera
You can upload images from a computer to a memory card in a camera.
Procedures
1
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.
Select [Canon CameraWindow]
(with Windows Vista, select
[Downloads Images From
Canon Camera using Canon
CameraWindow].
Click [Operate Images on
Camera].
Y
P
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4
5
Click
(Send to Camera).
•If the Main Window is open when
the camera is connected (directly
after downloading for instance), open
CameraWindow by clicking the [Acquire
& Camera Settings] task button, followed
by [Connect to Camera].
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 ZoomBrowser EX
You can configure ZoomBrowser EX to operate according to your preferences.
• Overall themes, such as
window appearances
• Processing methods for
images shot with the
camera on end
• Categories of shooting
information displayed
• Show/hide messages
• Print settings
• Zoom speed
C
Procedures
1
[Tools] and [Preferences].
Y
P
O
Customizing the Task Buttons
You can hide items that you do not usually use to streamline the task buttons.
Procedures
1
[Tools] and [Customize].
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Supported Image Types
The following is a list of image types supported by ZoomBrowser EX.
JPEG (.JPG)
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.
RAW (.CRW/.CR2)
This is a proprietary image type provided by Canon. It saves 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.
Windows bitmap (.BMP)
Y
P
O
This image type comes standard with Windows. Most Windows programs support it.
TIFF (.TIF)
C
This is a relatively popular image type. It is widely supported by non-Windows
programs (such as Macintosh).
PhotoCD (.PCD)
This is the image type used for Photo CDs.
Video clip (.AVI)
Standard Windows movie image type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in
ZoomBrowser EX’s Browser Area.
QuickTime (.MOV)
This is a movie which displays as a movie icon in the Browsing Area of ZoomBrowser EX.
MPEG4 (.ASF)
Movies that integrate multimedia data, such as video, audio and text. Primarily used
by Windows programs. The MPEG4 compression technology allows for compact file
sizes and delivery over networks.
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New Features in This Version
The following features were added or changed in this version of ZoomBrowser EX.
(ZoomBrowser EX Ver. 5.8 to 6.1)
CameraWindow Makeover
CameraWindow has been completely revamped to make the linkage tighter between
Canon brand cameras and ZoomBrowser EX 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 a ZoomBrowser EX task
in the Main Window. The data reading speed has also been significantly accelerated.
Y
P
O
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
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The task button composition has been revised to make the tasks more intuitive.
•The starting point for the “Sending images by 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 liabilitycan 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
•Microsoft, Windows Vista and the Vista logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
•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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