Canon Powershot SD980 IS, Powershot SX120 IS, Powershot SX20 IS, PowerShot S90, Powershot SD940 IS, SD980, PowerShot G11 User's manual

Canon Powershot SD980 IS, Powershot SX120 IS, Powershot SX20 IS, PowerShot S90, Powershot SD940 IS, SD980, PowerShot G11 User's manual
Software Guide
for Windows
•ZoomBrowser EX
•PhotoStitch
Special Features
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Transfer Images and Movies
Insert Text
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Save Still Images
From Movies
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Print Images
Edit Movies
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Back Up to a CD
Attach Images to
Email
Plus many other useful features
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About this Manual
Notation Conventions
The contents of this manual are classified according to the following symbols.
IMPORTANT
•The “Important” sections contain operating precautions or important topics.
Ensure that you read them.
HINT
• The “Hint” sections contain procedural suggestions and tips for your convenience. Read them as
necessary.
Operating Environment
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•This manual uses Windows Vista 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
digital camera will be used with the software.
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Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the Computer
•When connecting the camera to the computer with an interface cable, make sure to connect
the cable directly to the computer’s USB port. The connection may not operate correctly if
you attach the camera to the computer via a USB hub.
•The connection may not operate correctly if you are using other USB devices, excluding
USB mice or keyboards, at the same time as the camera. If this occurs, disconnect the other
devices from the computer and try reconnecting the camera.
•Do not connect two or more cameras at the same time to the same computer. The
connections may not operate correctly.
•Do not allow the computer to go into sleep (standby) mode while a camera is connected
via the USB interface cable. If this does happen, do not disconnect the interface cable. Try
to awaken the computer with the camera in the connected state. Some computers will not
awaken properly if you disconnect the camera while they are in sleep (standby) mode. Please
refer to your computer manual for instructions regarding the sleep (standby) mode.
•Do not disconnect the camera from the computer if CameraWindow is displayed on the
screen.
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IMPORTANT
•You are recommended to use an AC adapter (sold separately) when connecting
to a computer. Ensure that you use fully charged batteries if you cannot use an
AC adapter.
• See the Camera User Guide for procedures on connecting the camera to the
computer.
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About this Manual.......................................................................................................... 2
Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the Computer.......................................... 3
Things to Remember..................................................................................... 6
The Two ZoomBrowser EX Windows............................................................................ 6
Windows That Communicate With the Camera and Manage Images......................................... 6
ZoomBrowser EX’s Main Window................................................................................. 7
How to Display the Main Window................................................................................................. 7
Names of the Main Window Parts.................................................................................................. 7
How to Perform Tasks.................................................................................................... 8
Selecting Tasks and Task Window Procedures............................................................................... 8
Mastering the Basics..................................................................................... 9
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Transferring Images........................................................................................................ 9
Transferring Images by Connecting the Camera to a Computer.................................................. 9
Printing.......................................................................................................................... 12
Printing a Single Image on a Single Page.................................................................................... 12
Index Print...................................................................................................................................... 14
How to Use CameraWindow....................................................................................... 16
First Menu Screen to Open............................................................................................................ 16
Image Transfer Screen................................................................................................................... 17
Organize Images Screen................................................................................................................ 18
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How to Use ZoomBrowser EX...................................................................................... 19
Main Window................................................................................................................................ 19
Display Modes ............................................................................................................................... 20
Display Control Panel.................................................................................................................... 20
Browser Area Tasks........................................................................................................................ 21
Properties Window........................................................................................................................ 22
Viewer Window............................................................................................................................. 23
More Advanced Techniques........................................................................ 24
Editing Images.............................................................................................................. 24
Red Eye Correction........................................................................................................................ 24
Auto Adjustment........................................................................................................................... 24
Color/Brightness Adjustment........................................................................................................ 25
Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines................................................................................ 25
Trimming–Cropping a Portion of an Image................................................................................. 26
Inserting Text................................................................................................................................. 26
Using Other Editing Software....................................................................................................... 27
Attaching Sounds........................................................................................................................... 28
Creating Panoramic Images–PhotoStitch..................................................................................... 29
Editing Movies............................................................................................................................... 30
Converting RAW Images–Digital Photo Professional.................................................................. 31
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Exporting....................................................................................................................... 33
Changing Image (Stills) Sizes and Types....................................................................................... 33
Changing Movie Sizes and Types.................................................................................................. 33
Extracting Stills from Movies......................................................................................................... 34
Exporting Shooting Information.................................................................................................. 34
Creating Computer Screen Saver Images .................................................................................... 35
Creating Computer Wallpaper Images......................................................................................... 35
Saving to CDs................................................................................................................................. 36
Email.............................................................................................................................. 37
Attaching Images to Email............................................................................................................ 37
Slide Shows................................................................................................................... 38
Viewing Images in Slide Shows..................................................................................................... 38
Image Management..................................................................................................... 39
Changing File Names in Batches .................................................................................................. 39
Sorting Images into Folders by Shooting Date............................................................................ 39
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Configuring Image Information Settings.................................................................... 40
Setting Star Ratings....................................................................................................................... 40
Inserting Comments....................................................................................................................... 40
Assigning Keywords....................................................................................................................... 41
Searching, Filtering and Sorting Images..................................................................... 42
Searching Images........................................................................................................................... 42
Filtering Images............................................................................................................................. 43
Sorting Images............................................................................................................................... 43
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Comparing Images........................................................................................................ 44
Comparing Multiple Images.......................................................................................................... 44
My Camera Settings..................................................................................................... 45
Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image....................................................................... 45
Transferring Images...................................................................................................... 47
Transferring Images to a Camera.................................................................................................. 47
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY........................................................................................... 48
About CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (for U.S.A. customers only).................................................... 48
Registering..................................................................................................................................... 48
Available Services........................................................................................................................... 49
Preference Settings....................................................................................................... 50
Customizing ZoomBrowser EX...................................................................................................... 50
Customizing the Task Buttons....................................................................................................... 50
Appendices................................................................................................... 51
List of Available Functions........................................................................................... 51
Supported Image Types................................................................................................ 53
Uninstalling the Software............................................................................................ 54
Memory Card Folder Structure.................................................................................... 55
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................ 56
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The Two ZoomBrowser EX Windows
Windows That Communicate With the Camera and Manage Images
The following two windows are the main ones used for ZoomBrowser EX procedures.
Transfer window, which opens when a camera is connected.
CameraWindow
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You can transfer all or a selection of images from the connected camera.
CameraWindow closes and the screen changes
after the images are transferred from the camera.
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Organizing window for transferred 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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Use the Help Function
The
(Help) button or Help menu is available in most CameraWindow and ZoomBrowser EX windows. It
is there for when you are unsure how to proceed.
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ZoomBrowser EX’s Main Window
How to Display the Main Window
The Main Window will display after camera images are transferred 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
transferred.
Folder Area
Selects a folder
to display.
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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)
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Display Control Panel
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. For further details on the functions, refer to the “List of Available Functions” (p. 51) in
the appendix.
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Select a task.
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The major steps for the
task appear here.
Follow the steps in order.
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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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to perform the task.
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Transferring Images
Transferring Images by Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Transfer 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 Camera User Guide for software installation procedures.
•For details on how to connect the camera to a computer, refer to the Camera
User Guide. Please also refer to “Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the
Computer” (p. 3) at the beginning of this guide.
•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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1
Connect the camera to the computer
with the supplied interface cable.
2
Turn on the camera power, set it to
playback mode and prepare it to
communicate with the computer.
3
When a window similar to the one at
the right appears, click [Downloads
Images From Canon Camera using Canon
CameraWindow]. With Windows XP, click [Canon
CameraWindow] then [OK] in the AutoPlay
window.
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CameraWindow (Menu Screen)
Click [Import Images from
Camera], and then click
[Import Untransferred
Images].
Only images that have not yet
been transferred will start to
transfer.
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After you click [OK] in the
dialog that indicates the transfer
is complete and close the
CameraWindow screen, the
transferred images will display in
the Main Window.
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You can select the newly
transferred images by their
shooting dates or My Category
(select models only) classification.
: Folders containing
newly acquired images
•Images from memory cards with large numbers of images (more than 1,000) may not transfer
correctly. If this happens, please use a memory card reader to transfer (p. 11).
•Movie files take time to transfer since the files are large.
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Changing the Transfer Destination Folder
The default settings save transferred images into
the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folders. To change the
destination folder, click the
button shown on the
right in Step 4 as described above, then click the [Import]
button. In the [Folder Settings] tab, click [Browse] to
complete settings in the screen currently displayed.
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Select Images to Import
To transfer only a selection of images from
the camera, click [Import Images from
Camera] in CameraWindow (menu screen),
then select images in the image transfer
screen, and click
(Import).
Import All Images
To transfer all images on the camera,
click [Import Images from Camera] in
CameraWindow (menu screen) then, [Import
All Images].
Automatically Transferring Images on
ZoomBrowser EX Start-Up
To automatically transfer images when
CameraWindow starts up, click the button
shown on the right in CameraWindow
(menu screen), then click the [Import]
button, and the [Auto Import] tab. Add
a checkmark to [Start importing images
automatically when this software is
launched.].
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Transferring 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 transferring procedures.
Transfers all images that have not yet been
transferred.
Allows you to select and transfer images.
Prints images.
Configures the transfer 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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Printing Movies
Movies cannot be printed, but you can print still images saved from movies.
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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.
Select an image to
rotate or trim.
Sets the printer and
paper size settings.
Sets the number of
rows or columns.
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Rotates selected
images.
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Click here to crop a
portion of the selected
image and print it.
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Configures the printing of the shooting information,
comments, headers, footers or page numbers.
Click [3. Print].
Printing will start.
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How to Use CameraWindow
First Menu Screen to Open
This screen appears when the camera is connected to your computer.
Click each button to display the available options.
Displays in-camera
memory card
information.
Displays camera information.
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Starts operations for
transferring images from the
camera to your computer.
Starts operations for
protecting, rotating, and
deleting images. Also transfers
images from your computer to
the camera.
Starts operations for setting
the camera start-up screen,
start-up sound, and various
camera sounds. For more
details refer to “My Camera
Settings” (p. 45) in “More
Advanced Techniques”.
This menu may not appear
depending on your camera
model.
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Customizing CameraWindow Functions
If you click
as shown in the upper right of the screen, you can customize various functions to make
CameraWindow easier to use. You can change the automatic transfer settings, the start-up screen that
appears when starting CameraWindow, and the transfer destination folder.
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Image Transfer Screen
This screen appears when you click [Import Images from Camera] on the Menu screen,
then click [Select Images to Import]. Select the image you want to transfer and click
to transfer the image to your computer.
Viewer Window (thumbnail display)
Turns the shooting date and folder name below the
thumbnails on and off (when in thumbnail display).
Changes thumbnail size
(when in thumbnail display).
Returns to the Menu screen.
Closes CameraWindow.
Switches between window display
modes.
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Images on the camera
that match the selected
filter display in the area
to the right.
Rotates chosen images
90° to the left or right.
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Thumbnail display
Preview display
Full screen display
Double-clicking an image switches
to preview display.
This mark appears on images that
have not yet been transferred.
Transfers the image chosen
in Viewer Window to your
computer.
Cancels image selection.
Selects all images.
The background of chosen images turns blue.
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Organize Images Screen
This screen appears when you click [Organize Images on Camera] on the Menu screen,
then click [Organize Images]. Clicking a folder on the left will display all images within
the folder as thumbnails (small images) on the right of the screen.
Viewer Window (thumbnail display)
Turns the shooting date and folder name below the
thumbnails on and off (when in thumbnail display).
Changes thumbnail size
(when in thumbnail display).
Returns to the Menu screen.
Closes CameraWindow.
Switches between window display
modes.
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Images on the camera
that match the selected
filter display in the area
to the right.
Rotates chosen images
90° to the left or right.
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Thumbnail display
Preview display
Full screen display
Double-clicking an image switches
to preview display.
This mark appears on images that
have not yet been transferred.
Deletes the image chosen
in Viewer Window.
Protects/cancels protection
for the image chosen in
Viewer Window.
Transfers images on your
computer to the camera.
The background of chosen images turns blue.
IMPORTANT
•Clicking
will delete the image from the camera. Exercise adequate caution, as
you cannot retrieve the deleted images.
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How to Use ZoomBrowser EX
Main Window
This is the main window for performing tasks in ZoomBrowser EX.
Slide Show
Displays the selected images in
succession in the window.
Search
Performs searches on images.
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.
Properties
Displays information about a
selected image.
View Image
Displays the selected image
in the Viewer Window.
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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.
Task Buttons
Selects a task to perform.
Last Acquired Image
You can check images
by shooting date or My
Category.
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Display Mode
Selects a display mode
for the Browser Area.
Display Control Panel
Configures the settings
for displaying images in
the Browser Area.
Browser Area
Displays the images in
an index list.
Folder Area
Selects a folder to display.
• You can register folders you use often as Favorite Folders (
). Register by clicking [Add].
To delete a folder in the Favorite Folders area, select a folder and click the [Delete] button.
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Display Modes
Select a browser area display mode to fit your purposes.
Zoom Mode: suited for
surveying many images.
Scroll Mode: allows
thumbnails to be viewed at a
size suited for easy viewing.
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Preview Mode: allows the
image information to be read
while viewing the image.
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Magnify Thumbnails to Check Images
In zoom mode or scroll mode, positioning the mouse pointer over a thumbnail causes the image to
appear at a higher magnification in a Mouse Over window. You can also set the Mouse Over window to
not show in the
(Show Information) menu.
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Display Control Panel
This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area.
Selection Menu
Click this to select/deselect all
images in the Browser Area.
Select Button
Use this to select images
in Zoom mode.
Show/Hide Image Information Menu
Select here to show/hide such image
information as the file name or shooting
date or rating beneath the
thumbnail.
Zoom Button
Use this to zoom in
and out on an image.
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Fit to Window
Changes the thumbnail size
to fit them into the window.
Display Size
Changes the size of the
thumbnail in the Browser Area.
Scroll Button
Use this when in
zoom mode to move
the displayed portion
of the image (drag
inside the browser
area).
Filter Tool Menu
Displays only images
that correspond to
specific conditions.
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Browser Area Tasks
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.
icon.
• To advance to a higher folder level, click the
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.
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Display Images
Double-clicking an image in the Browser Area (or
(View Image)),
selecting the image and clicking
displays it in the Viewer Window.
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Create New Folder
To create a new folder in the Browser Area,
click the [File] menu and select [New Folder].
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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.
Right-Click Context Menus
Right-clicking over a window or image displays contextual menus. These menus contain the functions
available in the current context as well as other convenient functions. Use the right-click menus to
increase your efficiency. Using the Navigator
If you change the displayed zoom factor in Zoom Mode, a Navigator Window that shows the current
position will appear. In the Navigator Window you can change the position by dragging
or clicking
inside the window.
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Properties Window
The Properties Window displays when you select an image in the Browser Area and click the Properties button. The
Properties Window does not display in the Preview Mode.
Shows or hides categories.
Protect
Prevents an image from
being overwritten or deleted.
File Name
The file name can
be changed.
Star Rating and My
Category
Sets the rating for an
image.
An icon will display if a
My Category is set.
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Comment
You can type a comment here.
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Keywords
Sets the keywords used in
searches.
Brightness Histogram
A graph of the highlights and
shadows distribution in an
image.
Shooting Information
Displays detailed information,
such as the shutter speed and
exposure compensation setting.
The camera model will determine
what information is displayed.
Image Selector Buttons
When multiple images are selected, you
can switch between images that display
information in the Properties Window.
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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 following window will appear when a movie is displayed.
You can extract
stills from movies.
You can cut
portions at either
end of a movie clip.
You can control movie
playback and sound
volume.
•The [Display Original Image] button will display beneath RAW images in the Viewer Window. Click this
button to display the converted image in the Viewer Window.
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Editing Images
IMPORTANT
•The original image will be overwritten after an image is edited unless the file
name is changed before saving it. To preserve the original image intact, change
the file name when saving the edited image.
•This section introduces the procedures 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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Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[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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Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[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
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Color/Brightness
Adjustment]
[3. Finish]
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
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Adjusting Sharpness–Emphasizing Outlines
Makes images appear sharper by emphasizing the outlines of subjects, such as people
and objects.
Sharpen
Unsharp Mask
Procedures
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Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[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
1
2
3
4
5
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Trim]
[3. Finish]
Y
P
O
•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.
HELLO
Procedures
1
2
3
4
5
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[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
1
Other Image
Editing Program
2
3
4
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Edit with external image
editor]
[Manage List]
Y
P
O
5
Editing Images with a Registered Editing Program
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Procedures
1
2
3
4
5
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Edit] and [Edit Image].
Select an image.
[2. Select Editing Tool]
[Edit with external image
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
+
1
2
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].
Y
P
O
•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
1
2
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
1
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Edit] and [Stitch Photos].
•Movies and RAW images cannot be
edited.
Use the PhotoStitch program
to create panoramic images.
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Y
P
O
Using the Stitch Assist Mode
If you use the camera’s Stitch Assist mode to record the images, PhotoStitch can automatically detect the
image order and merge direction, making it easier to merge the images. (Some camera models may not
feature the Stitch Assist mode.)
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IMPORTANT
•If an “insufficient memory” message appears, try one of the following methods
to solve the problem.
•Close all other applications other than PhotoStitch.
•Reduce the size or number of images to combine.
•In the [Save] tab, select [Adjust image...], then in “Saved Image Size“ reduce
the size.
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Editing Movies
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.
ABC
Procedures
1
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Edit] and [Edit Movie].
•When editing movies (MOV) with a size
of 1280 x 720, up to 15 files can be
joined together to create a longer movie.
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Y
P
O
Recordable Movie Length
• The length of movies you can save when you select MOV with
[Save image type] is shown at right. A message will appear if you
try to save a longer movie. Reduce the length or size of the movie
if this happens.
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Movie Size
1920x1080
1280x720
640x480
320x240
Max. Length
10 minutes
20 minutes
30 minutes
60 minutes
IMPORTANT
•Movies edited with this function cannot be transferred back to the camera.
•Saving movies takes time, especially MOV type movies selected with [Save
image type] takes a considerable amount of time.
Ex: A one minute 1280x720 movie takes approximately 9 minutes to save.
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Converting RAW Images–Digital Photo Professional
You can convert RAW images to JPEG and TIFF images.
Digital Photo Professional’s Main Window
Procedures
1
2
Y
P
O
3
4
Selects folders containing images.
C
Digital Photo Professional’s Tool Palette
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Edit] and [Digital Photo
Professional Process RAW
Images].
Select a RAW image in
Digital Photo Professional’s
Main Window.
•The modified contents (the
information for image processing
requirements) are saved along
with the image as a “recipe”.
•With Digital Photo Professional,
you can adjust images to achieve
the best results for your desired
scene or subject by specifying a
picture style.
•The items available to be modified
differ depending on the camera
model.
You can adjust all three RGB channel
levels together or separately with the
Tone Curve.
Reduces noise that occurs when
shooting night time scenery, or
when shooting at a high ISO speed.
Adjusts the brightness, white
balance and picture style.
Click
(Edit image window).
Adjust the image brightness
and white balance in the
tool palette.
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[File] and [Convert and
save].
•After setting the file type, size,
and destination folder, click [Save].
Adjusts the contrast, color tone,
color saturation and sharpness.
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•Only RAW images compatible with Digital
Photo Professional can be processed.
•Ensure that you use the RAW image
conversion software included with your
camera.
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To print, using Digital Photo Professional, select an image in the Main Window, then
click the [File] menu and select the print function. Digital Photo Professional offers the
following printing methods.
Printing Method
Description
Single Print
Automatically sets the layout for printing a single image on a single page.
Detailed Setting
Gives you the freedom to set the layout, add titles, or print with shooting information.
Contact Sheet
Prints a line-up of multiple images on one page (also allows you to select the number of
images, layout, and add titles).
IMPORTANT
• RAW images can only be captured on certain camera models that list “RAW” as one of
the data types included in the “Specifications” section of the Camera User Guide.
• Only RAW images compatible with Digital Photo Professional can be processed. Check the
Data Type item of the Specifications section of the Camera User Guide for compatibility.
• For a more detailed explanation of operating procedures, download the Digital
Photo Professional manual (PDF format) from the Canon website.
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P
O
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.
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Processing in the Camera
Standard Image
Capture
Image sensor
data from
shutter release
Processing by Computer
Image Adjustment
Compression
JPEG Image
Image adjustment
& compression
automatically performed
RAW Image
Capture
• Can be used with general programs.
• Image is subject to degradation when
adjusted because it has been compressed.
Digital Photo Professional
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 Digital Photo Professional
is required to view the images with general
programs.
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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
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Export] and [Export Still
Images].
Y
P
O
•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
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Export] and [Export
Movies].
•You can also use this function to rotate
movies.
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• Exporting movies may take a
considerable amount of time.
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Extracting Stills from Movies
You can extract and save stills from your favorite frames recorded in a movie.
Procedures
1
Extract your best
shots as stills
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Export] and [Extract frames
from a movie].
Y
P
O
Exporting Shooting Information
You can export the shooting information recorded with an image, such as the shutter
speed and exposure, as a text file. C
Procedures
1
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[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
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Export] and [Export as a
Screen Saver].
Y
P
O
Creating Computer Wallpaper Images
You can export images to serve as computer wallpaper images.
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1
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[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.
Procedures
1
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Export] and [Backup to CD].
Back up important images
or distribute your vacation
photos on discs.
Y
P
O
IMPORTANT
•This function can only be used with computers that satisfy the following
requirements:
•Equipped with a CD-R/RW drive as standard equipment
•Writing to the CD-R/RW drive operates correctly with Windows
C
•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]
when using Windows XP) to close the window.
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Email
Attaching Images to Email
You can send images as email file attachments.
Click here for most images.
Click here when you want to
change the image size or image
quality settings, then click
[Custom Settings] to change
settings.
Procedures
1
2
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[Print & Email] and [Email
Images].
Select an image to send.
•You can also select multiple
images or all images in a folder.
Y
P
O
3
Click [2. Change Image Size]
•You can change the image size
and quality settings.
4
Click here to check the
options currently set.
Click here to check what the
actual compressed file size will be.
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Click here to preview the
compressed image.
Click [3. Finish]
•The mail software will start, and
the send screen will appear. The
selected image will appear as an
attached file.
•In [Custom Settings], if [Save
to Folder] is selected in “After
Finishing the Task”, the selected
images will be saved in the
indicated destination folder.
HINT
Automatic Start-up Settings for E-mail Software
• When using Windows Vista, configure the settings in your e-mail software. For example, you can
configure Windows e-mail by starting e-mail, then clicking the [Tools] menu, followed by [Options],
[Default Messaging Programs], [This application is not the default Mail handler], and [Make Default].
When using Windows XP, settings can be configured by starting the Internet Explorer program, and
clicking the [Tools] menu, followed by [Internet Options], [Programs] tab, and the [E-mail] pull-down
menu.
IMPORTANT
•The e-mail’s MAPI client must be preset for the e-mail software to start
automatically.
•If the e-mail software does not start automatically, first save the images to your
computer, then start your e-mail software to attach and send the images. The
destination folder for saved images can be set with [Custom Settings].
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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.
C
HINT
Procedures
1
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[View & Classify] and [View
as a Slide Show].
Y
P
O
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.
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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
Name + Number
Shooting Date + Number
Name + Shooting Date + Number
Shooting Date + Name + Number
xxx_01
xxx_02
xxx_03
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•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.
Y
P
O
Change randomly
numbered images
and received images
into consecutively
numbered images.
xxx_04
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[View & Classify] and
[Rename Multiple Files].
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
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[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].
Y
P
O
•You can also set the Star Ratings by
accessing the [Edit] menu, the Properties
Window or the Viewer Window.
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
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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].
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P
O
About Image Information
This chart shows the information other than shooting information that can be added to images.
Information Type
My Category
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Star Ratings
Categorized on a
Categories such as
basis of 3 rankings:
People, Scenery, etc.
,
,
Content
Configuration
Method
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
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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
Star Ratings
Keywords
Comments
Select a task from the left
side of the window (p. 8):
[View & Classify] and
[Search].
Y
P
O
•After a search, the correlated images
display in the [Search Results] folder.
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
P
O
This section is used to specify the filter criteria.
Sorting Images
C
You can sort images in the Browser Area based on the specified parameters.
D
C
A
E
B
Procedures
1
Name
Type
Shooting Date
Modification
Date
A
B
Ascending/
Descending
Order
C
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[View] and [Sort by].
Star Rating
D
E
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Comparing Images
Comparing Multiple Images
When a good photo opportunity arises, you can shoot the same subject using different
shutter speeds and exposures. In ZoomBrowser EX, it is easy to compare images so that
minute differences can be detected.
Procedures
1
2
3
Y
P
O
4
C
Select several images to
compare.
Click
[View Image].
Select
,
,
or
the Viewer Window.
Click
[Synchronize].
•Selecting [Synchronize] causes actions
such as increasing/reducing the
magnification level or scrolling around
the image to apply to all of the selected
images in lock step, making it easy to
check minute details of focus, coloring
and other image characteristics. Actions performed on an image, such as scrolling or changing the
magnification, are performed on the other image as well.
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My Camera Settings
Changing the Shutter Sound and Start-Up Image
You can select from dedicated screens to register to the start-up screen that appears
when turning the camera on, and dedicated sounds to register to various camera
operation sounds (My Camera Settings).
My Camera Settings
• Start-up Image
• Start-up Sound
• Shutter Sound
• Operation Sound
• Selftimer Sound
Procedures
1
2
Y
P
O
3
C
Connect the camera to the
computer.
Turn on the camera power,
and set it to playback mode.
Select [Downloads Images
From Canon Camera using
Canon CameraWindow].
Select [Canon
CameraWindow] when using
Windows XP.
[Camera Settings]
4
Select the desired item from
the following and make
settings.
u [Set Start-up Image]
u [Set Sounds]
u [Set Theme]
IMPORTANT
•My Camera Settings are only available on certain models, when [Camera Settings]
displays in CameraWindow.
•With Windows Vista, the settings files originally supplied with ZoomBrowser EX
cannot be deleted.
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My Camera Settings
registered in the camera.
You can register the
start‑up image, start‑up
sound, shutter sound,
operation sound
and self‑timer sound
collectively if you select
[Theme].
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HINT
Appendices
My Camera Settings
Y
P
O
After choosing 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.
Downloading My Camera Settings Files
You can download various files to use in My Camera Settings from CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
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Transferring Images
Transferring Images to a Camera
Images transferred once to a computer can be transferred back to the camera.
Procedures
1
5
6
Connect the camera to the
computer.
Turn on the camera power,
and set it to playback mode.
Select [Downloads Images
From Canon Camera using
Canon CameraWindow].
Select [Canon
CameraWindow] when using
Windows XP.
[Organize Images on
Camera]
[Organize Images]
(Upload)
7
Select images.
2
3
Show favorite images
to friends or connect
a TV to show them
on a large screen.
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Y
P
O
IMPORTANT
•Cameras that use the “MOV” data type
can play back movies transferred back to
the camera if movies were taken with that
camera. Refer to the “Data Type” item in
“Specifications” near the end of the Camera
User Guide to see if the camera uses the
“MOV” data type. You may not be able
to play back movies taken with another
camera.
•Only still images compliant with Design rule
for Camera File system standards can be
transferred to your camera’s memory card.
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•If the Main Window is open when the
camera is connected (directly after
transferring for instance), open the
CameraWindow (menu screen) by
clicking the [Acquire & Camera Settings]
task button, followed by [Connect to
Camera].
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CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
About CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (for U.S.A. customers only)
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online photo service for the purchasers of this product.
Registering online allows you to use the various services.
IMPORTANT
•Internet access is required to use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (You must already
have an account with an Internet service provider (ISP), browser software
installed and an Internet connection).
•See the homepage for information regarding browser versions (Microsoft
Internet Explorer, etc.) and settings to best connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
online photo services.
• Any ISP account charges and access fees must be paid separately.
Registering
Y
P
O
First, register as a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY member.
Register
C
Procedures
1
Select [CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY] from tasks on
the left of the window
(p. 8), then select [Register/
Add Product].
•You can register online using the
supplied CD-ROM. To do this, in the
installer panel, click [Register] underneath
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
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Available Services
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY offers a variety of convenient and useful services.
Procedures
Upload and
share images
1
Create your own photo album
on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
E-mail notifications
of album uploads
Friends and family can
freely browse images
C
Access even from
mobile phones
Select [CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY] from tasks on
the left of the window (p. 8).
Select the desired item from
the following and make
settings.
u [Register/Add Product]
u [Top Page]
u [View Online Photo
Album]
u [Upload Images]
u [Download My Camera
Contents]
Y
P
O
Order prints
Order an original
collection of photos
My Camera Settings Files on
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Download files for My Camera
Settings (certain models only)
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latest customer
support information,
just for registering
your product
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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
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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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List of Available Functions
CameraWindow Functions
Function Names
Import Images
from Camera
Import Untransferred Images
Select Images to Import
Import All Images
Organize Images
Organize Images
on Camera
Set Start-up Image
Camera Settings
Set Sounds
Set Theme
General
Preferences
Import
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Description of Function
Only transfers images from the camera that have
not yet been transferred.
Only transfers chosen images from the camera.
Transfers all images from the camera.
Protect, rotate, and delete images on the camera.
Also transfers images back to the camera from your
computer.
Sets the camera start-up screen.
Sets camera sound effects (start-up sound, shutter
sound, operation sounds, self-timer sound).
Sets the camera start-up screen and sound effects
in My Camera Settings.
Sets the camera owner name, and start-up screen
when CameraWindow starts.
Sets the automatic transfer settings and destination
folder.
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Task Button Names
Acquire &
Camera Settings
View & Classify
Description of Function
Connects to the camera to open CameraWindow
Connect to Camera
(menu screen), and use CameraWindow functions.
Acquire Images from Memory
Transfers images from a memory card. You can also
Card
select images on the memory card and print them.
Transfers images from the computer to a memory
Transfer Images to Memory Card
card.
Starts a slide show of the images selected in the
View as a Slide Show
Browser Area.
Changes the file names of the selected images in a
Rename Multiple Files
single pass.
Classifies images and saves them into a specified
Classify into Folder
folder.
Performs image searches using criteria such as the
Star Rating, modification date, shooting
date, comments or keywords. Star Ratings,
Search
comments and keywords can be set in the image
information column in the Preview Mode or in the
Properties Window.
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Task Button Names
Edit Image
Stitch Photos
Edit
Edit Movie
Digital Photo Professional Process RAW Images
Export Still Images
Export Movies
Extract frames from a movie
Export
Export Shooting Properties
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Export as a Screen Saver
Export as a Wallpaper
Backup to CD
Photo Print
Index Print
Print & Email
Email Images
Register/Add Product
Top Page
View Online Photo Album
Upload Images
Download My Camera Contents
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Description of Function
Allows you to perform image editing, such as
cropping, image correction, inserting comments,
and red-eye correction. You can also use it
to start other image editing programs.
Merges multiple images and creates a single large
panoramic image.
Edits movies or still images strung together. You
can add text as titles, or background music,
and apply various effects.
Converts RAW images into JPEG or TIFF images.
You can adjust the image brightness, contrast
and color balance among other attributes during
conversion.
Allows you to change the image size or type,
and export it as a new image.
Allows you to change the movie size or type, and
export it as a new movie.
Extracts still images from movies over a specified
interval and saves them as image files.
Allows you to select the necessary data from the
shooting information and export it as a text
file.
Exports the image as a screen saver file.
Exports the image as a wallpaper file.
Copies images to a CD-R/RW disk for backup.
Prints one image per page. You can print “photos”
easily.
Lines up small versions of the images in rows and
prints.
Select the software to use and then print.
Converts the selected images to the appropriate
size for transmission by e-mail. You can also
use it to automatically start an e-mail program after
conversion.
Connects to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and opens
the registration page.
Connects to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and goes
to the top of the page.
Connects to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and
displays albums created.
Connects to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and
uploads images.
Connects to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and
downloads images and sounds for use with My
Camera Settings.
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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)
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TIFF (.TIF)
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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.
AVI (.AVI)
Standard Windows movie type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in
ZoomBrowser EX’s Browser Area.
MOV (.MOV)
Movie type. The movie thumbnail and a movie icon show in ZoomBrowser EX’s
Browser Window.
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Uninstalling the Software
The procedures for uninstalling the software are only required when you wish to
delete the programs from your computer or when reinstallation is required to fix
corrupted files.
IMPORTANT
•Computer administrator status is required to perform the following operation.
This explanation uses ZoomBrowser EX to demonstrate how to uninstall a program.
You can remove other programs with the same procedures.
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Click the Windows [Start] menu
and select [All Programs] or
[Programs], followed by [Canon
Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX] and
[ZoomBrowser EX Uninstall].
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The uninstall utility will start and remove ZoomBrowser EX.
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Memory Card Folder Structure
Images on the memory card are in either the [DCIM] folder’s [xxx___mm] folder, or the
[xxx_mmdd] folder (xxx: numbers 100 to 999, mm: shooting month, dd: shooting day).
DCIM
xxx___mm
or
xxx_mmdd
IMG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images)
_MG_xxxx.JPG (JPEG images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space)
IMG_xxxx.CR2 (RAW images)
_MG_xxxx.CR2 (RAW images recorded in the Adobe RGB color space)
STx_xxxx.JPG** (Stitch Assist mode images)
MVI_xxxx.MOV, MVI_xxxx.THM* (Movies)
MVI_xxxx.AVI, MVI_xxxx.THM* (Movies)
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The folder that holds the settings files
for images in the DCIM folder.
CANONMSC
The folder created when DPOF settings are set.
It holds the DPOF settings files.
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•* These files are the thumbnail image files for the camera’s index replay mode. If
you delete these files, you will be unable to transfer movies to the camera from a
computer.
•The “xxxx” in file names represent four-digit numbers.
•Each successive file shot in Stitch Assist mode is assigned a letter starting from “A,”
which is inserted as the third digit in the name. i.e. [STA_0001.JPG], [STB_0002.JPG],
[STC_0003.JPG]...
•All folders except the “xxx__mm” or “xxx_mmdd“ folders contain image settings
files. Do not open or delete them.
•Depending on the camera, some data types cannot be recorded.
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Troubleshooting
Please read this section if you encounter a problem using the software.
Start by Checking This
Investigate the following points first if you encounter a problem.
Does your computer satisfy the requirements listed in the System
Requirements section?
See “System Requirements” in the Camera User Guide.
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Is the camera correctly connected to the computer?
See the Camera User Guide for the correct connection procedures. Also check to
ensure that you are using the correct cable and that it is securely attached at both
ends.
Are the camera and computer in the correct modes to transfer data?
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Some models require the camera to be set to the playback mode to transfer data. See
the Camera User Guide for details.
Is the battery sufficiently charged?
Check the battery charge if you are powering the camera with a battery. You are
recommended to use an AC adapter (sold separately) to power the camera when it is
connected to a computer.
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Problems
Try the suggested solutions to the common problems listed below.
Add New Hardware Wizard displays when the camera is connected to the
computer with an interface cable.
Click [Cancel] to close the window. Temporarily disconnect the camera from the
computer. Next, read Start by Checking This on the previous page and resolve the
problem.
Camera not detected, Events dialog won’t display or images will not
transfer to the computer (when camera is connected to the computer via
an interface cable).
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The camera may have been recognized as another device under the following
circumstances.
• The [Scanners and Cameras] icon cannot be found in the [Hardware and Sound]
within the [Control Panel] or the [Printers and Other Hardware] window.
• Your camera model name, [Canon Camera] or a camera icon does not display when
[Scanners and Cameras] icon is clicked.
Solution:
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Delete the device with the following procedures.
IMPORTANT
•Computer administrator status is required to perform the following operation.
1
Display the [Device Manager] dialog.
Windows Vista:
Click the [Start] menu, [Control Panel], [System and Maintenance], [System], and Task list
[Device Manager].
Windows XP:
Click the [Start] menu, [Control Panel], [Performance and Maintenance], [System],
[Hardware] tab, and the [Device Manager] button.
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Click the [+] symbol beside the [Other devices], [Portable Devices] and/or
[Imaging devices] category.
Your camera model name or [Canon Camera] will display in these categories if it is being
recognized as an “other” device.
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There are other potential reasons for the problem if the [Other devices], [Portable
Devices] or [Imaging devices] categories do not appear or your camera model name
or [Canon Camera] does not appear. Proceed to Step 5, and temporarily quit the
procedures.
3
Select your camera model name or [Canon Camera], right-click and select
[Delete].
4
Click [OK] in the confirmation dialog.
Delete all instances of your camera model name or [Canon Camera] if it appears in one
or more places in the [Other devices] or [Imaging devices] categories.
5
Close [Device Manager] or [System Properties].
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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.
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