Panasonic DMCTZ8 Operating instructions

Panasonic DMCTZ8 Operating instructions
Operating Instructions
Digital photo management software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0
Thank you for using PHOTOfunSTUDIO.
Before use, please read these instructions carefully.
© Panasonic Corporation 2010
Contents
When using for the first time
What can this software do?……………………… 4
Copying recorded pictures to a PC and
displaying them… …………………………………… 5
Before use
Introduction………………………………………… 10
Supported picture files…………………………… 12
System requirements… ………………………… 13
Setting up
Viewing pictures
Displaying the playback window… …………… 33
Displaying detailed picture information… …… 36
Playing back slide shows… …………………… 37
Searching for pictures
Viewing categorized pictures…………………… 44
Face Recognition
Connecting a digital camera to a PC… ……… 16
Starting PHOTOfunSTUDIO……………………… 18
Saving pictures
Copying pictures from a digital camera or
memory card to a PC…………………………… 19
Basic operations
About the main window… ………………………
Switching between window display styles……
Selecting pictures… ………………………………
Copying/moving pictures………………………
Deleting pictures… ………………………………
Protecting pictures… ……………………………
Refreshing the display……………………………
Setting as Favorites… …………………………… 31
Using right-click menus… ……………………… 32
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Registering the face pictures……………………
Analyzing still pictures for categorization by
Face Recognition… ………………………………
Changing registered contents… ………………
Displaying only still pictures that contain a
specific person… …………………………………
Correcting categorizations of
incorrect persons… ………………………………
Manually categorizing still pictures for which
Face Recognition does not work… ……………
Deselecting Face Recognition
registrations… ……………………………………
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Contents
Editing still pictures
Rotating pictures… ………………………………
Resizing a picture… ………………………………
Retouching pictures
(changing brightness or color)… ………………
Creating a panorama picture by stitching still
pictures………………………………………………
Editing motion pictures
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Processing still pictures
Converting data format…………………………
Changing several picture file names at
one time… …………………………………………
Changing the recording date… …………………
Using a picture as wallpaper… …………………
Adding date and title information to a picture……
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Utilizing pictures
Printing pictures……………………………………
Print settings (DPOF setting)……………………
Sending by e-mail… ………………………………
Copying pictures to a memory card……………
Backing up pictures to a CD or DVD…………
Uploading motion pictures to YouTube… ……
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Creating still pictures from
motion pictures… ………………………………… 100
Convenient functions
Displaying memory card pictures……………… 101
Deleting pictures from memory cards………… 102
Registering other software……………………… 104
Changing the settings for copying
pictures to a PC… ………………………………… 106
Performing simple playback of thumbnail
motion pictures… ………………………………… 107
Setting the operation when the same file name
exists………………………………………………… 108
Setting motion picture playback method… … 109
Checking software update information… …… 110
Others
Menu list… ………………………………………… 111
Right-click menu list……………………………… 114
Troubleshooting (Q&A)…………………………… 116
Glossary… ………………………………………… 119
Trademarks and licence… ……………………… 120
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When using for the first time
What can this software do?
Copy from a digital
camera to a PC
still pictures and motion pictures with this software
View
still pictures and
motion pictures
Categorize
Back up
Print
Send
still pictures and motion
pictures
still picture and
motion pictures data
Enjoy
slide shows
Process
still pictures and motion pictures
still pictures
by E-mail
Post
on the Internet
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When using for the first time
Copying recorded pictures to a PC and displaying them
Here, the procedure is described for copying still pictures or motion pictures that are recorded with a digital camera onto a PC.
1 Connect
a digital camera to a PC (→6)
2 Copy
pictures (→7)
3 View
copied pictures (→9)
Tips
●●For details, refer to the pages where each function is described.
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When using for the first time
Copying recorded pictures to a PC and displaying them
1 Connect a digital camera to a PC (→16)
1
Start the PC.
2
Turn on the digital camera.
3
Connect with the supplied USB
connection cable.
4
Set the digital camera to PC
connection.
The [Copy to PC] screen is displayed.
Tips
●●If the [Copy to PC] screen is not displayed, select the
PHOTOfunSTUDIO icon in the Windows automatic playback window
(operation selection window).
●●If a window other than the PHOTOfunSTUDIO window is displayed,
such as the LUMIX Simple Viewer window, click [No] to close the
window.
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When using for the first time
Copying recorded pictures to a PC and displaying them
2 Copy pictures (→19)
1
If there are any pictures that you
do not want to copy, click and
deselect them.
When the box in the top left of a picture is selected, the
picture will be copied to the PC.
Copy
2
Do not copy
Click [Next].
Tips
●●The functions of this software can be used when pictures are copied
to a PC.
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When using for the first time
Copying recorded pictures to a PC and displaying them
3
Click the copy destination folder.
4
Select the setting for the
subfolder to create in the copy
destination folder.
For example, if you select [Day of acquisition], a folder with
today’s date is created and the pictures are copied to this
folder.
5
Click [Execute].
6
When the confirmation message
is displayed, click [Yes].
The digital camera pictures are copied to the PC.
7
When the copying completion
message is displayed, click [OK].
8
Click [Close].
The PHOTOfunSTUDIO main window is displayed.
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When the confirmation message
is displayed, click [Yes].
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When using for the first time
Copying recorded pictures to a PC and displaying them
3 View copied pictures (→33)
1
Click the folder that contains
copied pictures.
If the subfolder is not displayed, click
.
2
Searching for pictures.
3
Double-click the picture that you
want to view.
You can also search for pictures that you want to view by
using the slider to enlarge a reduced picture (thumbnail).
The playback window is displayed.
Motion pictures start playing back automatically.
4
If you want to view another
picture, click a thumbnail on the
left side.
5
Click
to return to the main
window.
<Playback window>
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Before use
Introduction
About the contents of these instructions
●●Please note that some of the explanations and screens covered
in these operating instructions may differ from the actual screens
and contents. (Differences may also occur depending on your PC’s
operating environment).
●●No information is provided about basic PC operations and terms.
Please refer to the relevant PC manual.
●●The contents of these operating instructions may be subjected to
changes without prior notice.
●●Reproduction of these operating instructions in part or in full without
permission is prohibited.
●●The description of Windows® in these operating instructions is based
on the Windows Vista® screen.
●●In these operating instructions pictures are used from
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0, with some exceptions.
●●The English, French, German, Spanish and Simplified Chinese
versions of this software are available to the OS of the corresponding
languages. If you use an OS of another language, the English version
of this software will be installed and become available.
●●Pages to be referred to are shown as (→00).
●●In these operating instructions, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 is indicated as
“PHOTOfunSTUDIO”.
●●In these operating instructions, a memory card refers to an SD
memory card, including the internal memory.
●●The usable operation items on the menu and right-click menu depend
on the operation status of PHOTOfunSTUDIO or status of the
selection of the pictures. The unusable items are displayed in gray.
●●Depending on the digital camera, some of the models do not have
functions like [BABY] Mode, [PET] Mode, [TRAVEL DATE], [DATE
STAMP], [TEXT STAMP], face categorization (Face Recognition),
RAW files, etc. mentioned in these instructions.
Precautions for use
●●Do not pull out the connected cable of media (memory card and DVD,
etc.) or digital camera when using it with this software. There is a
possibility that the software may not work normally or the data under
transmission may be damaged.
●●If the PHOTOfunSTUDIO cannot be started due to the lack of
system resources, close other applications and then restart the
PHOTOfunSTUDIO.
●●If a large number of pictures are selected, it takes time to display as a
thumbnail view.
●●Depending on the environment used, the thumbnail might not be
displayed normally when more than 10,000 pictures are displayed.
About the network function
●●This service is available as of November 1, 2009.
●●In future, a guarantee of operation is not offered for any service or
changes in the specifications of YouTube™. Please note that the
contents of the service or the window which can be used might
change at any time without prior notice.
●●Do not upload the motion pictures protected by copyright except when
permission has been obtained from the related right holder.
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Before use
Introduction
About personal information
Personal information of name and age is included in the recorded
picture when the name or birthday is set in the digital camera’s [BABY]
Mode.
Since the Face Recognition function extracts the characteristics of the
face to categorize, characteristic information of the face and the face
picture will be saved on the PC.
In addition, personal information of name and age will be saved on the
PC if name and birthday are set in the face picture.
Management and disclaimer of personal information
●●Information including personal information may be altered or vanish
due to erroneous operation, static electricity, accident, malfunction
or repair etc.
Please note in advance that Panasonic is not liable in any way for
any direct or indirect damage or loss resulting from the alteration or
vanishing of information including personal information.
Always erase personal information when it is
transferred to another party or disposed of
●●To protect personal information, always erase the information on the
hard disk before transferring to another party or disposing of it.
●●“Format” or “Delete” using the PC will only modify the file
management information, and it will not erase the data in the hard
disk completely. It is recommended that you physically destroy
the hard disk or use the commercially available PC data deletion
software to completely erase the data in the hard disk before
transferring to another party or disposing of it.
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Before use
Supported picture files
Picture files which can be handled in PHOTOfunSTUDIO are in the following formats.
Still picture
JPEG format
BMP format
TIFF format
RAW format
Extensions:
JPEG is an abbreviation for Joint Photographic Experts Group, and derives from the designation of the
.JPG, .JPEG, .JPE committee that has developed this compression format. This file format adopts the data compression
method that thins out color data from a colored image to the extent that the human eye cannot discern.
Extensions:
BMP is an abbreviation of Bitmap, and an image format most commonly used in Windows®.
.BMP
●●Some BMP files with special formats are excluded.
Extensions:
TIFF is an abbreviation of Tagged Image File Format.
.TIF, .TIFF
Although the data is compressed, it can be regenerated after being saved (lossless compression).
This means that the picture quality does not deteriorate even when the data is re-saved.
Extensions:
This is raw picture data that is recorded with a digital camera and has not been processed.
.RAW, .RW2
If JPEG image data for thumbnails is contained in a RAW file, a thumbnail is displayed in List Mode.
RAW files containing no thumbnail information will be displayed as [RAW] and are incompatible.
Motion picture
Motion JPEG format
(MOV motion picture)
Extensions:
.MOV
QuickTime motion picture files are the target files.
(QuickTime VR motion pictures which are created with panorama stitching are played with QuickTime
Player.)
Important
●●Pictures recorded using this software or using the digital camera compatible with this software can be used. Pictures recorded by any other digital
camera or other software might not be displayed correctly or operate normally.
●●Only pictures with a recording date between 1971 and 2037 can be handled correctly.
●●Files other than those described above are not compatible and will not be displayed.
●●When the size of the picture file is very large or the picture is in a special format, it may not be displayed.
●●There are some functional limitations on compatible files like categorization, processing, retouch, output, motion picture edit / output function etc.
Please read the explanation of each function.
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Before use
System requirements
The PC environment required for using this software is described below.
Personal computer For Windows® 7: IBM® PC/AT compatible personal computer having Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or higher CPU (including
OS
RAM
Display
Free hard disk
space
compatible CPU)
For Windows Vista®: IBM® PC/AT compatible personal computer having Intel® Pentium® III 800 MHz or higher CPU (including
compatible CPU)
For Windows® XP: IBM® PC/AT compatible personal computer having Intel® Pentium® III 500 MHz or higher CPU (including
compatible CPU)
Preinstalled
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Starter
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Basic
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Basic or Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium or Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business or Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate or Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2/Service Pack 3
For Windows® 7: 1GB or more
For Windows Vista®: 512 MB or more
For Windows® XP: 512 MB or more
High Color (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more recommended)
Desktop resolution of 1024×768 pixels or more (1280×1024 pixels or more recommended)
Video card
For Windows® 7: Graphics card complying with DirectX® 10
For Windows Vista®: Graphics card complying with DirectX® 10
For Windows® XP: Graphics card complying with DirectX® 9.0c
DirectDraw® overlay support
PCI Express™ x16 is recommended
Ultra DMA-100 or higher
450 MB or more for installing software
●●When writing to DVD, twice the amount of free space as the disc is necessary.
●●If the compression setting is enabled, errors will occur during recording. Clear the check for [Compress this drive to save
disk space] in [Properties] for the hard disk drive.
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Before use
System requirements
Necessary
software
For Windows® 7
DirectX® 10
For Windows Vista®
DirectX® 10
For Windows® XP
DirectX® 9.0c
●●If you install the software in a PC that is not compatible with DirectX® 9.0c, the PC may stop operating properly. If you are
unsure if your PC is compatible, contact the maker.
.NET framework 2.0
SQL Server Compact 3.5
Internet Explorer® 6.0 or more
QuickTime Player 7.6.5 or more
Windows compatible sound device
Sound
CD-ROM drive (required for installing software)
Drive
●●A compatible drive and media are required for DVD writing.
USB port (Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0))
Interface
Other requirements Mouse or equivalent pointing device
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Before use
System requirements
●●Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating
instructions are fulfilled, some personal computers cannot be used.
●●The operation of this software will not be guaranteed when fonts other
than English fonts are selected and used.
●●This software may not run properly on user-built computers.
●●This software cannot be used on Microsoft Windows® 3.1, Windows®
95, Windows® 98, Windows® 98SE, Windows® Me, Windows NT® and
Windows® 2000.
●●Operation is not guaranteed on Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise,
Windows® 7 Enterprise, Windows® XP Media Center Edition, Tablet
PC Edition and not compatible with 64 bit operation systems.
●●Operation in XP mode on Windows® 7 is not guaranteed.
●●Operation on an upgraded OS is not guaranteed.
●●Multi-boot environment is not supported.
●●This software does not support the multi-monitor environments.
●●Only the system administrator can install or uninstall this software.
●●Log on with an administrator account or standard user account
before using this software. You cannot use this software with a guest
account.
●●When PHOTOfunSTUDIO is running, energy conserving functions
such as Windows screen savers, sleep or automatic display cannot
be used.
●●If the settings for the size of characters in the screen settings dialog
box in Windows is larger than the standard size, some buttons may
be displayed off-screen and cannot be operated. In this case, restore
the character size to standard size.
●●When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a PC, or when
devices are connected through USB hubs or by using extension
cables, proper operation is not guaranteed.
●●Operation on Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 Ultimate with the user
interface set to other languages using the Multi-language User
Interface (MUI) function is not guaranteed.
●●For an SDHC memory card (4 GB to 32 GB) or an SDXC memory
card (48 GB to 2 TB), a reader/writer that supports the respective card
will be required.
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Setting up
Connecting a digital camera to a PC
When a digital camera compatible with this software is connected, a picture can be acquired from the memory card of camera, or a picture can
be recorded on a memory card from a PC.
Important
Make sure that there is enough power remaining in the battery of
the digital camera and notebook computer. If possible, use the AC
adaptor.
1 Start the PC.
2 Turn on the digital camera.
3 Connect the digital camera to the PC.
Connect by fully inserting the USB connection cable that is
supplied with the digital camera.
4 Set the digital camera to PC connection.
When the digital camera is recognized by the PC, the [Copy to
PC] screen is displayed.
To copy pictures to the PC, follow the instructions. (→19)
Tips
●●For details on connecting, refer to the operating instructions for the
digital camera.
●●When the digital camera is correctly recognized by the PC, it is added
to [Computer] ([My Computer]) as a drive.
●●If a window other than the PHOTOfunSTUDIO window is displayed,
such as the LUMIX Simple Viewer window, click [No] to close the
window.
●●If the [Copy to PC] screen is not displayed, select the
PHOTOfunSTUDIO icon in the Windows automatic playback window
(operation selection window).
●●Do not operate the digital camera or disconnect the USB connection
cable while transferring data from the digital camera. The software
may not function correctly and damage the data being transferred.
●●Pictures cannot be copied from this software to some digital cameras.
In such cases, please use an SD card reader/writer etc.
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Setting up
Connecting a digital camera to a PC
Removing the digital camera from the PC
sure that the digital camera is not
1 Make
accessing the PC, such as performing a
Task tray example
writing operation.
2 Double-click
the PC.
or
on the task tray of
[USB Mass Storage Device] and
3 Select
click [Stop].
When multiple USB devices are displayed, you can doubleclick each to check which is the digital camera.
the USB connection cable from
4 Remove
the PC.
5 Turn off the digital camera.
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Setting up
Starting PHOTOfunSTUDIO
Important
Before using for the first time, be sure to select [Start] → [All
Programs] → [Panasonic] → [PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0] → [Readme]
and read the supplementary explanation and the latest information.
1 Double-click
on the desktop.
In the Start menu, select [All Programs] → [Panasonic] →
[PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0].
Tips
●●Checks for application updates when launched (→110)
●●In an environment without an Internet connection, PHOTOfunSTUDIO
may take some time to start up.
●●When starting the software for the first time, it may take some time
to display the window because first it analyzes the pictures that are
saved on the PC.
●●When a digital camera is connected to the PC or a memory card is
set, PHOTOfunSTUDIO starts automatically and the [Copy to PC]
screen is displayed. (→19)
To exit
1 Click
on the window.
You can also exit by selecting [File] → [Exit] from the menu.
the confirmation message is
2 When
displayed, click [OK].
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Saving pictures
Copying pictures from a digital camera or memory card to a PC
Important
Do not operate the digital camera or disconnect the USB connection
cable while transferring data.
the device, such as a digital
1 Connect
camera or memory card reader.
2 Click [Yes].
The [Copy to PC] screen is displayed.
●●If the window is not displayed, click
[Copy to PC].
●●You can also display the screen by selecting [File] → [Copy to
PC] from the menu.
●●If the Windows automatic playback window (operation selection
window) is displayed, click
to close the window.
selection window for the location
3 Iftothe
copy from is displayed, select the
drive and click [Next].
●●If the connected drive or memory card is not displayed, click
[Refresh].
4 Select the pictures to copy to the PC.
When the box in the top left of a picture is selected, the picture
will be copied to the PC.
●●Click a picture to select or deselect it.
●●Click [Select all] to select all the pictures.
●●Click [Deselect all] to deselect all the pictures.
5 Click [Next].
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Saving pictures
Copying pictures from a digital camera or memory card to a PC
6 Select the copy destination folder.
To save in a folder that is not displayed
1
2
Click [Browse save destination folders].
Select a folder and click [OK].
●●To create a new folder to save to, click [Make New Folder],
enter a folder name, and click [OK].
the subfolder into which to sort
7 Select
the pictures.
[Day of acquisition] : Save in a folder for today’s date.
(Example: 20100701)
[Recording month]: Save in a folder for the month of
recording. (Example: 201006)
[Recording day]: Save in a folder for the date of
recording. (Example: 20100630)
[Specified folder]: Save in a folder that you create
yourself. (Example: Wedding)
8 Enter a keyword.
(Up to 32 characters (single-byte) can be used.)
The entered keywords can be used for categorized display.
If you do not want to set a keyword, go to step 9.
Tips
●●The following single-byte characters cannot be used for the keyword.
\?/“;:,<>!*|’^[]%_
●●You cannot set “Enter keyword” as a keyword.
9 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
10 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The pictures are sorted and copied into the set folders.
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Saving pictures
Copying pictures from a digital camera or memory card to a PC
the copying completion message
11 When
is displayed, click [OK].
the completion window is
12 When
displayed after copying, click [Close].
About saving folders
The following copy destinations are set by default.
●●Documents (My Documents)
●●Pictures (for Windows 7 or Windows Vista)
●●Desktop
When Windows is installed on drive C, the folder locations are as
follows.
For Windows 7 or Windows Vista
Documents
C:\Users\(User Name)\Documents
Pictures
C:\Users\(User Name)\Pictures
Desktop
C:\Users\(User Name)\Desktop
Tips
For Windows XP
My Documents
C:\Documents and Settings\(User Name)\My Documents
Desktop
C:\Documents and Settings\(User Name)\Desktop
●●The pictures that can be copied are pictures on a memory card that
were recorded using this software or a digital camera that supports
this software.
Pictures recorded with other digital cameras or other software might
not be copied, output or played back with this software.
●●Only pictures with a recording date between 1971 and 2037 can be
handled correctly.
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Basic operations
About the main window
Menu bar
Different functions are arranged
by item.
Tool bar
Buttons are provided for frequently
used functions.
A menu is displayed when some
of these buttons are clicked.
Folder display area
Calendar display area
The folders or calendar items are
displayed in a list. Pictures in the
selected folder or recording date
here are displayed in the display
area on the right.
The number of pictures is
displayed on the right of the folder
or date.
Narrow setting area
You can set narrowing conditions
by Face Recognition or by
categorization item for the pictures
to be displayed.
Information area
Displays data such as information
on the picture selected in the
display area and the status of the
currently executed function.
You can select or deselect all
the displayed pictures.
You can change the order of the
picture list in the display area and
specify the data format for the
pictures to display. (
: All,
: Still
pictures only,
: Motion pictures
only)
You can rotate the selected still
picture 90 degrees.
You can enlarge or reduce the
pictures in the display area.
Display area
The pictures that correspond
to the folder or calendar item
specified on the left and the
conditions in the narrow setting
area are displayed in a list.
●●Files that are not compatible are
not displayed.
●●Icon description
: Still picture
: RAW format still picture
: MOV motion picture
: Panorama pictures
ictures that are set as
: P
favorites with a supported
digital camera or this
software.
: P
rotected pictures (read-only)
: There is information such as
a title or name
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Basic operations
Switching between window display styles
Displaying pictures in a folder in list view (thumbnail display)
Only pictures in a registered folder can be displayed.
1 Click [Folder].
The window display style is switched.
●●You can also switch by selecting [View] → [Display mode] →
A
[Thumbnail display] from the menu.
2 Click the folder that you want to view.
The pictures in the folder are displayed in a list.
●●Click
or double-click the folder name to expand or hide the
subfolders.
●●Double-click a picture to display the playback window.
Changing the picture order
1
Select an item by which to sort the data ( A ).
[Name]: Displays in name order.
[Date of recording]: Displays in recording date order.
[File size]: Displays in file size order.
●●Click again to switch from ascending (▲) to descending (▼)
order.
●●You can also change the order by selecting [View] → [Sorting
pictures] from the menu.
Tips
●●Simple playback is performed when the mouse pointer is placed on a
motion picture thumbnail. To change the setting (→107)
●●To set the addition or registration, etc. of registration folders (→25)
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Basic operations
Switching between window display styles
Displaying pictures with the same recording date (calendar display)
1 Click [Calendar].
The window display style is switched.
●●You can also switch by selecting [View] → [Display mode] →
[Calendar display] from the menu.
2 Click a displayed year, month, and day.
The display switches to that of the selected year, month or
day.
●●Years, months and days on which pictures are not recorded are
not displayed.
or double-click a year or month to expand or hide the
months or days.
●●Year display
Double-click a month that displays a picture
to switch to the month display.
●●Click
●●Month display
Double-click a day that displays a picture to
switch to the recording date display.
Tips
●●The update date and time is displayed for pictures that do not have
recording date and time information.
●●In the calendar display (year or month display), place the mouse
pointer on a month or day for which a thumbnail is displayed to
display in order the pictures that were recorded on that month or day.
●●To set the addition or registration, etc. of registration folders (→25)
●●Recording date display
Double-click a picture to display the
playback window.
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Basic operations
Switching between window display styles
Adding registration folders
Adding or registering display folders.
Select [Tools] → [Settings] from the menu.
Click [General] — [Registration folder].
A : Currently registered folders
3 Click [Add].
4 Select the folder to register and click [OK].
1
2
A
B
C
5
Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
●●Select the folder and click [Delete] ( B ) to delete a registration
folder.
Displaying the picture files of subfolders
The default setting will display all the files.
●●If you do not wish to display all subfolder pictures, remove the
Tips
check mark from [Display all picture files from the folder] ( C ).
●●When a folder is added, it may take some time to display the window
because first the picture category information and other data are
analyzed.
●●Even if you delete the registration folder, the folders that are saved on
the PC and the pictures inside the folders are not deleted.
●●A maximum 30 registration folders can be added.
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Basic operations
Selecting pictures
Select pictures to display, copy, move or edit, etc.
In addition to selecting pictures by clicking a thumbnail, you can also select them by adding a check mark in the picture selection window of
each function.
Selection
Check mark
Click a picture to add a frame around it.
Click the picture to add a check mark.
To select pictures
A
B
1 Click pictures in the display area.
Clicked picture is enclosed by a frame and the picture is
selected.
●●To select two or more pictures
Click the pictures while holding down the [Ctrl] key.
●●To select two or more successive pictures
Tips
●●Pictures cannot be selected in the calendar display (year or month
Select the first picture, then hold down the [Shift] key while you
select the last picture.
●●To select all displayed pictures
- Click [Select all] ( A ).
- Left-click the display area, then hold down the [Ctrl] key while
you press the [A] key.
●●To deselect pictures
- Click [Deselect all] ( B ).
- Click a location other than a picture in the display area.
display).
●●Thumbnails with an [Error] display will be shown for either of the
following reasons:
- The folders or picture files have been moved or deleted using
different software after folders were registered or the picture files
were copied using this software.
- The registry folder designated with this software does not exist.
Refer to the “Display” section in “Troubleshooting (Q&A)” for help
(→116)
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Basic operations
Selecting pictures
Adding check marks to pictures
When selecting the target pictures in the screen for the executed function, such as copying to PC or picture editing, click the picture to add a
check mark.
A B
1 Click the picture.
A check mark is added and the picture is selected.
When you close this function and return to the main window,
the check marks are deselected.
●●You can add check marks to multiple pictures.
●●To add check marks to all displayed pictures
- Click [Select all] ( A ).
- Left-click the display area, then hold down the [Ctrl] key while
you press the [A] key.
●●To deselect a check mark
Click a picture that contains a check mark.
●●To deselect all marks
Click [Deselect all] ( B ).
Tips
●●Using check marks, you can select pictures in different folders at the
same time.
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Basic operations
Copying/moving pictures
1 Click [Folder].
the picture that you want to copy
2 Select
or move.
●●You can select multiple pictures.
and drop the picture to the
3 Drag
destination folder.
●●To copy, drag and drop while holding down the [Ctrl] key.
Tips
●●The keyboard can also be used for copying or moving pictures.
([Ctrl]+C = copy, [Ctrl]+V = paste, [Ctrl]+X = move)
the confirmation message is
4 When
displayed, click [Yes].
●●You can also copy or move pictures by selecting the picture and using
the right click menu. (→32)
●●Folders can be moved by dragging and dropping folders into a
different folder. (To copy, hold [Ctrl] while dragging and dropping.)
●●When copying to a memory card, CD or DVD, use [Copy to media].
●●Update the display if operation result is not reflected.
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Basic operations
Deleting pictures
You can delete pictures that are saved on your PC.
the picture that you want to
1 Select
delete.
●●You can select multiple pictures.
2 Select [File] → [Delete] from the menu.
●●You can also delete by pressing the [Delete] key.
the confirmation message is
3 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The picture is deleted.
Tips
●●When all still pictures and motion pictures are displayed, choose a
sub-folder and select [Delete Folder] from the right-click menu to
delete the selected folder and all pictures contained therein.
Use Explorer to delete folders containing contents that cannot be
deleted with this software, such as non-compatible files.
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Basic operations
Protecting pictures
You can protect against accidental deletion. When protection is set, pictures are read-only and cannot be deleted.
the picture that you want to
1 Select
protect.
[File] → [Protect] →[ON] from the
2 Select
menu.
●●When [OFF] is selected, the picture protection is canceled.
the confirmation message is
3 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The picture is protected.
Tips
●●
is displayed for pictures set to Protect ON and they cannot be
deleted or overwritten with edited data. To delete or overwrite
a picture, first change the setting to Protect OFF to cancel the
protection.
●● Pictures for which [PROTECT] is set with a supported digital camera
are set to Protect ON when copied to a PC.
●●Pictures for which Protect ON is set also keep their protection setting
when copied to media.
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Basic operations
Refreshing the display
If the display is not updated with the results of operations such as picture edits, refresh the display manually.
1 Select [View] → [Refresh] from the menu.
The display is refreshed.
Tips
●●If the display is not updated with file or folder operations that you
perform using other software, refresh the display.
Setting as Favorites
If you set a picture as a favorite,
will be displayed on the picture, as with pictures set as [FAVORITE] on compatible digital cameras.
the picture you want to set as a
1 Select
favorite.
A picture set as a favorite
Tips
●●Pictures for which [FAVORITE] is set with a supported digital camera
are set to Favorite ON when copied to a PC.
●●Pictures for which Favorite ON is set also keep their favorite setting
when copied to media.
[File] → [Favorite] →[ON] from the
2 Select
menu.
●●Select [OFF] to remove the favorites setting.
the confirmation message is
3 When
displayed, click [Yes].
●●The picture will be set as a favorite.
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Basic operations
Using right-click menus
When a picture or folder is selected and right-clicked, some functions pop up.
1 Select a picture.
2 Right-click on the picture.
The right-click menu is displayed.
3 Select a function.
Tips
●●The menu that is displayed depends on the status of the picture or
folder.
●●When changing the name, the following single-byte characters cannot
be used.
\?/“;:,<>!*|’^[]%_
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Viewing pictures
Displaying the playback window
You can display pictures that are saved on the PC.
the folder that contains the picture
1 Click
that you want to view.
The pictures in the folder are displayed in a reduced view.
●●When using the calendar display, set the recording date
calendar display.
the picture that you want to view
2 Select
and double-click it.
The playback window is displayed.
can enlarge or reduce a still picture,
3 You
or play back a motion picture.
Tips
●●When playing motion pictures, the pictures and/or voice may be
interrupted depending on the performance of your PC.
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Viewing pictures
Displaying the playback window
About the playback window
During still picture display
: Displays the previous picture.
: Displays the next picture.
: Rotates 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
: Rotates 90 degrees clockwise.
: Enlarges the picture.
: Reduces the picture.
: Displays in the original size.
: Displays to fit the window size.
: Displays the full-screen view.
: Closes the playback window.
Date of recording: Displays the recording date of the picture.
Picture Size : Displays the picture size.
Display area pictures: Pictures that are displayed in the display
area of the main window.
Click to switch the display.
Display area
pictures
Operation panel
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Viewing pictures
Displaying the playback window
During motion picture playback
Display area
pictures
About the full-screen display
Operation panel
Double-click the playback window or click
: Displays the previous picture.
: Displays the next picture.
: Pauses.
: Plays back.
: Stops.
: During pause, performs reverse playback by frame.
: During pause, performs forward playback by frame.
: Saves the paused window as a still picture.
: Audio is being output (click to mute).
: Audio is muted (click to output audio).
: Adjusts the volume.
: Displays the full-screen view.
: Displays in the original size. (Only in full-screen mode)
: Displays to fit the window size. (Only in full-screen mode)
: Closes the playback window.
Slider: D
isplays the playback position of the motion picture. Drag to
the left or right to move the playback position.
Date of recording: Displays the recording date of the picture.
Play position: Displays the current playback position and the
length of the motion picture.
Display area pictures: Pictures that are displayed in the display
area of the main window.
Click to switch the display.
to display the full-screen display.
●●To return to the original size, double-click the window again, or click .
●●When the mouse pointer is removed from the operation panel during the full-screen display and no operation is made for about 3 seconds, the
operation panel disappears. Move the mouse to display it again.
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Viewing pictures
Displaying detailed picture information
the picture whose detailed
1 Select
information you want to view.
[File] → [Properties] from the
2 Select
menu.
The picture information window is displayed.
3 Check the information.
Item
File
information
Camera
information
Description
The file name, file size, file type, file location, etc.
Name of manufacturer of the digital camera used,
model name, recording date, shutter speed,
aperture value, etc.
Categorisation Categorization information such as category and
information
individual names
●●A symbol such as [-] is used for items for which there is no
information.
●●The displayed items vary depending on the format of the picture
file.
To enter a comment
You can enter any text that you want and save it with the
picture. (Up to 128 (single-byte) characters)
Tips
●●Camera information of picture files that were recorded by a digital
camera not made by Panasonic or that have been processed may not
be properly displayed.
●●You can only add a comment to pictures that have been copied to
your PC.
It is impossible to add a comment to pictures on a memory card, etc.
1
2
Click [Comment].
Enter the text and click [Apply].
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Viewing pictures
Playing back slide shows
Viewing a slide show immediately
You can make a slide show out of the pictures (still / motion pictures in any format other than RAW) in the display area and play it back.
The music and switching effects follow the settings. (→43)
1 Select the folder or pictures.
Click
[Slide show] and then select
2 [Playback
now].
The slide show will start.
: Pauses.
: Plays back.
: Stops.
: Audio is being output (click to mute).
: Audio is muted (click to output audio).
: Changing the slide show setting. (→43)
: Adjusts the volume.
: Exits the slide show.
Slider: D
isplays the playback position of the slide show. Drag
to the left or right to move the playback position.
Play position: Displays the current playback position and the
length of the slide show.
Operation panel
●●When the mouse pointer is removed from the operation panel
and no operation is made for about 3 seconds, the operation
panel disappears. Move the mouse to display it again.
Tips
●●[Playback now] cannot be performed for the slide show in the year
calendar display or the month calendar display.
●●When there are more than 1,000 displayed pictures, they may not
play back correctly.
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Viewing pictures
Playing back slide shows
Selecting pictures to create a slide show
You can create a slide show in which you can add your favorite music or transition effects to pictures (still / motion pictures in any format other
than RAW) in the display area.
You can save created slide shows and play them back whenever you want.
Click
[Slide show] and then select
1 [Create
new/edit].
The slide show registration listing screen is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Tools] → [Slide
show]→[Create new/edit] from the menu.
2 Select [Create new] and click [Next].
the pictures to play back in the
3 Select
slide show, and drag and drop them into
the registration area.
They are played in order from left to right.
●●To change the order
Drag and drop the pictures to set the order that you want.
●●To remove from the slide show
Registration area
Select the pictures that you do not want to play back and click
[Remove from list].
●●To start registering again from the beginning
Click [Deselect all] in the registration area.
4 Click [Next].
Tips
●●If you create a slide show with more than 1,000 still pictures, it may
not play back correctly.
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Viewing pictures
Playing back slide shows
5 Change the slide show settings.
●●If you do not want to change the settings, go to step 6.
Playback
Set the slide show picture quality.
Setting
Recommended system environment
[Picture quality priority] Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or higher
[Normal]
Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or higher
[Speed priority]
Pentium III 800 MHz or higher
[Repeat playback]: Playback is repeated.
Effect setting
[Apply effect]: The selected picture effect is used while the
picture is displayed.
Select an effect from the pull-down menu.
[Do not apply effect]: The interval for picture switching can be
set between 1 and 99 seconds.
Video transition effect settings
Tips
●●Please note that depending on the system environment and usage
status it may not play back normally even with the recommended
systems. For example:
- When this software is being used while other software is operating.
- When using a PC equipped with a video card that shares the video
memory and main memory.
- When the free space on the system drive or temporary file storage
drive is extremely low.
●●Music files in MP3, WMA, WAV or M4A format can be used. However,
it may not be possible to play back some files. (Content with copyright
protection, etc.)
●●If the slide show stops during playback, change the picture quality of
the slide show.
[Apply effect]: The selected picture effect is used when
switching the picture.
Select an effect from the pull-down menu.
The picture effects are set within a range of 3 – 5
seconds.
[Do not apply effect]: Ensures no effect is attached when
switching the picture.
Music
[Play music]: Add music to the slide show for playback.
[Default music (music file for the effect)]:
Play back the music of the picture effect that is set in
[Effect setting].
[Specify a music file]: Click [Browse], select the music file that
you want, and add it to the slide show for
playback.
Click [Playback] to preview.
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Viewing pictures
Playing back slide shows
6 Click [Save].
The [Save slide show] window is displayed.
●●Click [Playback] to play back the created slide show.
7 Enter a file name and click [Save].
The slide show is saved.
8 Click [Close].
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Viewing pictures
Playing back slide shows
Playing back saved slide shows
Click
1 [Load].
[Slide show] and then select
The slide show registration listing screen is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Tools] → [Slide
show]→[Load] from the menu.
2 Select a file and click [Next].
The saved slide show is loaded, and the slide show starts.
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Viewing pictures
Playing back slide shows
Deleting a slide show
Deleting a saved slide show.
Click
1 [Delete].
[Slide show] and then select
The slide show registration listing screen is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting
show]→[Delete] from the menu.
[Tools] → [Slide
a check mark to the slide show file
2 Add
you wish to delete.
3 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
4 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The slide show is deleted.
5 Click [Close].
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Viewing pictures
Playing back slide shows
Settings for slide shows
You can set the switching effects and music for when immediate playback is performed for a slide show.
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
The settings window is displayed.
2 Click [Slide show] — [Basic].
3 Change the settings.
The setting items are the same as when creating a new slide
show. (→38)
4 Click [Slide show] — [Movie].
5 Change the settings.
The setting items are the same as when creating a new slide
show. (→38)
6 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
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Searching for pictures
Viewing categorized pictures
The pictures saved on the PC are automatically categorized according to information such as recording scene and keyword.
If you filter the display by selecting a categorization item, you can search for the picture that you want from a large number of pictures.
the folder or recording date to
1 Select
display.
To search from all your pictures, click [All files] in the folder
display.
A
the narrow setting area is not
2 Ifdisplayed,
click
.
Number of categorized pictures
3 Click [Category].
4 Select the categorization item to display.
The corresponding pictures are displayed in the display area.
Tips
●●Multiple narrowing conditions (categorization items) cannot be
selected.
●●When this software is exited, the narrowing by categorization is
deselected.
●●To cancel the narrowing by categorization item, click [Deselect]
( A ).
●●When the folder or recording date to be displayed is reselected,
the narrowing is deselected.
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Searching for pictures
Viewing categorized pictures
About categorization items
Categorization item
Favorite
CATEGORY
Description
Categorizes pictures that are set as favorites with a supported digital camera or this software.
Pictures are categorized by the respective categories, similar to the [CATEGORY PLAY] function of LUMIX
digital cameras.
Category
Scene modes
Face Recognition Still pictures categorized as Face Recognition.
PORTRAIT etc. [PORTRAIT], [i-PORTRAIT], [SOFT SKIN], [SELF PORTRAIT], [TRANSFORM], [NIGHT
PORTRAIT], [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT], [BABY], [i-BABY]
SCENERY etc. [SCENERY], [i-SCENERY], [SUNSET], [AERIAL PHOTO], [i SUNSET]
NIGHT
[NIGHT PORTRAIT], [i-NIGHT PORTRAIT], [NIGHT SCENERY], [i-NIGHT SCENERY],
SCENERY etc. [STARRY SKY]
EVENTS
[SPORTS], [PARTY], [CANDLE LIGHT], [PANNING], [FIREWORKS], [BEACH], [SNOW],
[AERIAL PHOTO]
BABY
[BABY], [i-BABY]
PET
[PET]
FOOD
[FOOD]
UNDERWATER [UNDERWATER]
Travel date
[TRAVEL DATE]
AUTO SCENE MODE
Categorizes pictures that are recorded in Auto Scene Mode into scenes that are automatically identified.
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Searching for pictures
Viewing categorized pictures
Categorization item
Recording mode
Description
Pictures are categorized by the scene mode in which they were recorded.
●●The pictures that can be categorized are pictures in RAW format or JPEG format with Exif information that have
been saved with scene information.
●●Pictures recorded in Advanced Scene Mode are categorized by detailed scenes in the respective folders of
[PORTRAIT], [SCENERY], [SPORTS], [NIGHT PORTRAIT], and [MACRO].
●●Categorizes pictures that are recorded in Intelligent Auto Mode into scenes ([i-PORTRAIT], [i-SCENERY], etc.)
that are automatically identified.
Model Name
Pictures are categorized by the name of the manufacturer and model of the camera used for recording.
●●The pictures that can be categorized are pictures in RAW format or JPEG format with Exif information that have
been saved with model name information.
Keyword
Pictures are categorized by the keywords that were set when copying to the PC.
Tips
●●Categorization may not be performed in some recording modes or
scene modes.
●●The recording mode and scene mode types vary depending on your
digital camera.
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Face Recognition
Registering the face pictures
If you register the face (person) that you want to categorize, the
faces on the still pictures that are saved on the PC can be analyzed
for this face and categorized accordingly.
Number of persons that can be
registered
Face pictures that can be
registered
20 persons
5 pictures per person
Linking with the Face Recognition function of a digital
camera
Also, when Face Recognition is performed for still pictures with
a digital camera that has a Face Recognition function and they
are then copied to a PC with this software, information such as
the face pictures and names are registered on the PC and the
pictures are categorized automatically.
●●The face pictures that are registered on the PC may be different
from the face pictures that are registered with the Face Recognition
setting of the digital camera.
●●If a still picture is taken where a different subject is recorded after
half-pressing the shutter, resulting in the information of the different
person being added to the still picture, it may be registered as a
different person.
●●If a still picture for which Face Recognition was registered or
changed with this software is copied to a memory card, the
registered information is not displayed on the digital camera.
About Face Recognition
Face Recognition does not guarantee steady recognition even if the
person is registered.
Also, it may not correctly distinguish between parents and children, or
brothers and sisters, with similar facial characteristics.
●●The face of a subject other than a person (pets etc.) cannot be
detected.
●●Face Recognition may not be performed correctly or at all in the
following cases:
- The face is not facing the camera.
- The face is at an incline.
- The face is extremely bright or dark.
- There are few shadows on the face.
- The face is blocked by sunglasses, glasses reflecting light, hair, a
hat, etc.
- The face is recorded at a small size.
- When the face does not fit in the frame because it is too close or
shifted to one side.
- The expression is greatly different.
- When the characteristics of the face changed due to aging.
Tips
●●If you register face pictures that show different facial expressions, it
will improve the Face Recognition function.
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Face Recognition
Registering the face pictures
1 Click
[Face Recog.] and select
[Register/edit face].
A registration list window for face recognition is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Tools] → [Face Recognition]
→ [Register/edit face] from the menu.
2 Click [Add new].
3 Enter a name.
(Up to 32 characters (single-byte) can be used.)
4 Register a date of birth.
By registering a date of birth, the age when the picture was
recorded can be displayed on the property window.
If you do not want to register a date of birth, go to step 5.
1
2
Click [Register date of birth] to select the check box.
Click
( in Windows XP) to display the calendar,
and set the date of birth.
●●You can click the year display of the calendar to change the
display in yearly units.
5 Click [Next].
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Face Recognition
Registering the face pictures
still pictures that contain a face to
6 Select
be registered.
If a face is recognized in the still pictures, the face pictures are
displayed.
and drop the face pictures to the
7 Drag
registration area.
Up to five pictures can be registered for one person.
When a wrong face picture is incorrectly registered
Registration area
1
2
Select the face picture to delete from the registered
face pictures.
2 Click [Delete selected face picture].
1
8 Click [Execute].
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Face Recognition
Registering the face pictures
9 Click [Yes].
The Face Recognition information is registered.
exit the Face Recognition registration
10 To
or changes, click [No].
●●To continue the registration or changes, click [Yes] to return to
the registration list window.
11 Click [Close].
categorize the pictures of the
12 To
registered person, click [Yes].
Analysis starts for the still pictures, and they are categorized.
●●When analysis finishes, the completion notification is displayed.
Analysis status
●●If you click [No], the Face Recognition categorization is not
updated.
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Face Recognition
Analyzing still pictures for categorization by Face Recognition
Analyzing saved still pictures
Categorizes still pictures currently in the saving folders using the registered face pictures for Face Recognition.
Click
[Face Recog.] and then select
1 [Start
face analysis].
●●You can also start the analysis by selecting [Tools] → [Face
Recognition]→ [Start face analysis] from the menu.
the confirmation message is
2 When
displayed, click [Yes].
Analysis starts for the still pictures, and they are categorized.
●●When analysis finishes, the completion notification is displayed.
To stop the analysis process
1
Analysis status
Cancel analysis
Click [Cancel].
●●You can cancel by clicking
[Face Recog.] and
selecting [Cancel face analysis], or by selecting [Tools]
→ [Face Recognition] → [Cancel face analysis] from the
menu.
To categorize by Face Recognition only the still
pictures in a specific folder
In the folder display, select the folder with the still
pictures that you want to categorize.
2 Right-click and select [Folder face analysis].
1
Tips
●●Analysis will take a lot of time if there are many saved pictures.
●●Even if you change the face pictures for Face Recognition, the
changes will not be reflected in the categorization unless you perform
analysis of the still pictures.
●●If you set automatic analysis, the Face Recognition categorization will
always be kept up to date. (→52)
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Face Recognition
Analyzing still pictures for categorization by Face Recognition
Performing automatic Face Recognition analysis
When pictures are copied to a PC or new Face Recognition information is registered, automatic analysis of the saved pictures can be
performed to refresh the Face Recognition categorization up to date.
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
The settings window is displayed.
2 Click [General] — [Registration folder].
whether or not to perform automatic
3 Set
analysis.
When this check box is selected, the pictures are analyzed
automatically to always keep the Face Recognition
categorization up to date.
4 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
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Face Recognition
Changing registered contents
1 Click
[Face Recog.] and select
[Register/edit face].
A registration list window for face recognition is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Tools] → [Face Recognition]
→ [Register/edit face] from the menu.
the person that you want to
2 Click
change.
3 Correct the name.
(Up to 32 characters (single-byte) can be used.)
4 Correct the date of birth.
5 Click [Next].
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Face Recognition
Changing registered contents
6 Add or delete a face picture.
To add a face picture
1
2
Select the picture to add.
Drag and drop the face pictures to the registration
area.
To delete a face picture
Select the face picture to delete from the face pictures
in the registration area.
2 Click [Delete selected face picture].
1
Registration area
7 Click [Execute].
8 Click [Yes].
The contents are registered.
exit the registration or changing of
9 To
the face recognition information, click
[No].
●●To continue the registration or changes, click [Yes] to return to
the registration list window.
[Close], and if you wish to perform
10 Click
face analysis and categorize again click
[Yes] to exit.
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Face Recognition
Displaying only still pictures that contain a specific person
the folder or recording date to
1 Select
display.
To search from all your pictures, click [All files] in the folder
display.
A
the narrow setting area is not
2 Ifdisplayed,
click
.
Number of pictures that contain the person
Face Recognition list
Tips
●●Right click on a name shown in the Face Recognition List and select
[Change Name] to alter it. Multiple lists can be combined by giving
the same name to each of the desired lists. However, names already
registered for Face Recognition cannot be altered.
●●When a name has not been registered in the Face Recognition
settings on a digital camera that has a Face Recognition function, no
name is displayed in the Face Recognition list.
●●When this software is exited, the narrowing by Face Recognition is
deselected.
3 Click [Face Recog.].
the Face Recognition list, select the
4 Inperson
that you want to display.
The corresponding pictures are displayed in the display area.
●●To cancel the narrowing by Face Recognition, click [Deselect]
( A ).
●●When the folder or recording date to be displayed is reselected,
the narrowing is deselected.
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Face Recognition
Correcting categorizations of incorrect persons
1 Select [All files] in the folder display.
the narrow setting area is not
2 Ifdisplayed,
click
.
3 Click [Face Recog.].
the Face Recognition list, select a
4 Inregistered
person.
and drop the incorrectly
5 Drag
categorized still pictures to the correct
Face Recognition list
categorization destination in the Face
Recognition list.
the confirmation message is
6 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The Face Recognition picture display is corrected.
7 Click [OK].
To delete from the categorization
Tips
●●Still pictures deleted from the category will not be returned to
their original category even if the selection is narrowed by Face
Recognition again. To return the still picture to its original category,
use drag and drop to move it to the desired Face Recognition List
category.
In the Face Recognition list, select a registered person.
Right-click a still picture and select [Delete].
3 When the confirmation message is displayed, click
[Yes].
4 Click [OK].
1
2
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Face Recognition
Manually categorizing still pictures for which Face Recognition does not work
You can manually categorize still pictures for which the Automatic Face Recognition does not work.
Preparation:
Check still pictures for which the Face Recognition does not work.
a still picture that you want to
1 Display
categorize for Face Recognition.
the narrow setting area is not
2 Ifdisplayed,
click
.
3 Click [Face Recog.].
and drop the still picture to a
4 Drag
categorization destination in the Face
Recognition list.
Face Recognition list
the confirmation message is
5 When
displayed, click [Yes].
It is added to the Face Recognition picture display.
6 Click [OK].
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Face Recognition
Deselecting Face Recognition registrations
1 Click
[Face Recog.] and select
[Remove from list].
A registration list window for face recognition is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Tools] → [Face Recognition]
→ [Remove from list] from the menu.
the person to be deselected and
2 Select
add a check mark.
3 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
4 When
displayed, click [Yes].
It is deleted from the registration list.
5 Click [OK].
Tips
●●Even if the Face Recognition registration is deleted, the original still
pictures are not deleted.
●●Right click on a name in the Face Recognition List and select [Delete
category results] to delete the name. Face Recognition registrations
cannot be deleted.
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Editing still pictures
Rotating pictures
1 Select the still picture to rotate.
2 Click or .
●●You can also rotate a picture by selecting [Edit] → [Edit still
picture] → [Counter-clockwise Rotation] or [Clockwise Rotation]
from the menu.
the confirmation message is
3 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The picture rotates 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
When a still picture without Exif information is
rotated
When a still picture without Exif information is rotated, a still
picture in JPEG format that has Exif information is newly
created.
1 When the confirmation message is displayed, click
[OK].
Tips
●●For still pictures in RAW format and JPEG format that have Exif
information, rotation is performed by correcting the Exif information
only. With some software, the picture may not seem to be rotated.
●●When you rotate many pictures at one time, it may take time to finish
the process.
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Editing still pictures
Resizing a picture
1 Click
[Edit] and then select [Resize].
The [Resize] screen is displayed.
●●You can also resize a picture by selecting [Edit] → [Edit still
picture] → [Resize] from the menu.
a picture by selecting its check
2 Select
box and click [Next].
A
B
C
D
3 Set the size after the change.
Specify Size
A:
B:
C:
Fix the aspect ratio.
Set the width of the picture after the change.
Set the height of the picture after the change.
Expansion/reduction ratio
D:
et the zoom ratio for the picture size after the change in
S
a range of 1 % to 200 %.
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Resizing a picture
A
B
C
D
4 Click [Save Settings].
Delete the original file
A:
Delete the original picture.
Save Destination Folder
B:
C:
Save in the same folder as the original picture.
Save in a different folder. Click [Browse] and select the
save destination.
JPEG compression ratio
D:
ith JPEG format, the compression ratio can be set with
W
the slider.
When the slider is moved to the left, the picture data size
becomes smaller and the picture quality deteriorates.
5 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
6 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The picture is resized according to the settings.
About the confirmation message for print retouching
information
When overwrite original picture is set in [Save Settings], a
confirmation message is displayed to warn that the print
retouching information will be lost.
When [Yes] is clicked, an original picture is overwritten by
the resized picture.
Tips
●●If you select multiple pictures and resize them, it may take time to
finish the process.
7 Click [OK].
8 Click [Close].
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Editing still pictures
Retouching pictures (changing brightness or color)
A
B
Click
[Edit] and then select
1 [Retouch].
The [Retouch] screen is displayed.
●●You can also retouch a picture by selecting [Edit] → [Edit still
picture] → [Retouch] from the menu.
C
D
E
2 Select a picture and click [Execute].
The screen changes to display the picture retouch window.
A : The menus of the picture retouch function are positioned
here.
B : Buttons for frequently used functions.
C : Return to the main window.
D : Picture window.
E : Editing panel.
[Picture]: Display the pictures that can be retouched.
[Effect]: Operation panel for the retouch function.
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Retouching pictures (changing brightness or color)
3 Retouch the picture.
Enlarge the picture
1
2
Click .
Click the picture window.
Right-click to reduce the size.
●●To display the actual size, click
.
●●Select [View] → [Fit window] to display everything in the
picture window.
●●Select [View] → [Zoom] from the menu to select the
magnification.
Rotate the picture
Click
(rotate 90 degrees counter-clockwise) or
90 degrees clockwise).
(rotate
Change the brightness or color of the picture
Click [Effect].
Select a retouch function.
3 Adjust the effect.
1
2
Cancel the previous operation
Click
.
●●To restore a canceled operation, click .
●●To return a picture to its initial state, click
.
[File] → [Save] or [Save As…]
4 Select
from the menu and save the picture.
5 Click [Return to original screen].
Tips
●●To display pictures that were saved in a different folder with [Save
As…], add a registration folder in [Tools] → [Settings]. (→25)
●●Some pictures sizes cannot be fully displayed on the picture window
even if [Fit window] is selected.
The screen changes to display the main window.
●●You can double-click another picture from [Picture] to continue
picture retouching.
6 Click [Close].
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Editing still pictures
Retouching pictures (changing brightness or color)
About effects
Sepia
Brightness & Contrast
1
1
3
2
Click
.
Select the color for retouching.
3 Move the slider to adjust the effect.
1
1
Click
.
2
Hue & Saturation
1
1
2
Negative
2
Click
.
Move the slider to adjust the effect.
1
Sharpness
1
1
Click
.
Grey Scale
2
1
1
2
Click
.
Move the slider to adjust the effect.
1
Click
.
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Editing still pictures
Retouching pictures (changing brightness or color)
Auto Enhancement
Red Eye Remove
1
2
1
Click
.
Cropping
1
1
Select [Effect] → [Cropping Picture] from the menu.
3
Click
.
Position the frame over an eye that has turned red
because of the flash.
3 Click [Apply].
1
2
Tips
●●The effect of red eye elimination and automatic retouching varies with
2
2
Adjust the frame to specify the area to cut.
3
Click [OK].
●●You can also specify the area to cut by entering the [Width] and
[Height] in [Picture Size].
the picture.
●●When a picture is printed incorporating the picture quality correction
function, do not execute auto correction with the retouch function. The
picture may be corrected too much.
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Editing still pictures
Creating a panorama picture by stitching still pictures
By connecting several still pictures, you can create a panorama picture.
1 Click [Edit] and select [Panorama stitch].
The [Panorama stitch] screen is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Edit] → [Edit still picture] →
[Panorama stitch] from the menu.
the still pictures to be joined by
2 Select
panorama stitching, then drag and drop
them to the registration area.
The still pictures will be stitched from left to right. For vertical
type panoramas, the left-right order will change to top to
bottom. The number of still pictures able to be registered will
vary according to the type of panorama. Refer to Step 3.
●●To change the order
Registration area
Drag and drop the still pictures to establish the correct order.
●●To remove pictures from the panorama stitch
Select the still pictures not to be stitched and click [Remove
from list].
●●To start registering again from the beginning
Click [Deselect all] in the registration area.
Tips
●●With the [Select automatically by group] function on, when you
select one still picture, every still picture related to that still picture
is automatically selected. Pictures recognized as part of the same
group by this function are those of the same size saved by the LUMIX
[PANORAMA ASSIST] and taken within 40 seconds.
●●Pictures of different sizes and mixed portrait / landscape pictures
cannot be stitched together as a panorama.
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Creating a panorama picture by stitching still pictures
3 Select the panorama type.
Horizontal type: Stitching still pictures horizontally. From 2 to
16 still pictures can be registered.
360 degrees: Stitching pictures horizontally 360 degrees
around the picture taker’s position.
From 6 to 32 still pictures can be registered.
Vertical type: Stitching still pictures vertically. From 2 to 8 still
pictures can be registered.
4 Click [Execute].
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Creating a panorama picture by stitching still pictures
the order of the still pictures to be
5 Check
stitched and select [Output size].
Output size
:Outputs the stitched size unchanged. Select when you
want to print.
:Reduces the size of the stitched picture. Select when
you want to display on a PC, etc.
:Reduces the size of the stitched picture. Select when
you want to attach to an e-mail.
●●The left-right or top-bottom order of the photos for stitching
can be reversed with
.
●●Switching again to [Horizontal type] or [360 degrees] is
possible if the panorama type was set as [Horizontal type] or
[360 degrees] in Step 3 or if there are 6 or more still pictures.
6 Click [Stitch].
the red trimming frame to specify
7 Use
the area to be cut and saved.
Tips
●●Stitching may sometimes be impossible for the selected output size
depending on the PC you are using. In such cases, either reduce the
number of photos to be stitched or select a smaller output size.
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8 Click [Save].
The screen for inputting the file name is displayed.
the file name, select the panorama
9 Input
saving format and save.
●●JPEG format (extension: .JPG)
All types of panorama pictures (horizontal type, 360 degrees,
vertical type) can be saved.
●●QuickTime format (extension: .MOV)
Horizontal type or 360 degrees panorama pictures can be
saved.
10 Click [Exit].
●●Return to the main window.
Tips
●●QuickTime VR motion pictures are played back with QuickTime Player
by double clicking the thumbnail.
●●If QuickTime VR motion pictures are not played back by double
clicking, right click the icon in Explorer and associate them with
QuickTime using Properties.
●●Printing panorama pictures (→78)
●●Adjusting panorama pictures (JPEG format) (→62)
●●With some software programs, the display of the saved panorama
picture (JPEG format) is rotated.
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Processing still pictures
Converting data format
You can convert still pictures in BMP format and TIFF format to JPEG format. You can also change the compression ratio of still pictures in
JPEG format.
A
B
C
D
[Tools] → [Still picture tool] →
1 Select
[Format conversion] from the menu.
The [Format conversion] screen is displayed.
a picture by selecting its check
2 Select
box and click [Next].
3 Select the save settings.
Delete the original file
A:
Delete the original picture.
Save Destination Folder
B:
C:
Save in the same folder as the original picture.
Save in a different folder. Click [Browse] and select the
save destination.
JPEG compression ratio
D:
W
ith JPEG format, the compression ratio can be set with the slider.
When the slider is moved to the left, the picture data size
becomes smaller and the picture quality deteriorates.
4 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
5 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The picture data format is changed.
Tips
●●Even if you convert a still picture in JPEG format to a lower
compression (higher quality) than the original data, the picture quality
will not improve.
6 Click [OK].
7 Click [Close].
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Processing still pictures
Changing several picture file names at one time
A
B
[Tools] → [Still picture tool] →
1 Select
[Batch Rename] from the menu.
C
D
E
a picture by selecting its check
2 Select
box and click [Next].
The [Batch Rename] screen is displayed.
F
G
Name Settings
Setting a character string
A : The file name is a combination of the characters entered here
and a serial number.
(Up to 32 characters (single-byte) can be used.)
B : The file name is a combination of the original file name and a
serial number.
Setting a number
C : The settable range for the starting number of the serial
number is 0 to 1000.
D : The settable range for the number of digits for the serial
number is 1 to 9.
E : The settable range for the increment of the serial number is 1
to 1000.
Setting the order
F : Set the order of the character string and number that will be
used as the file name.
Files to be renamed
G:
Check the file name after conversion.
3 Set the file name.
4 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
5 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The file names are changed according to the settings.
6 Click [OK].
7 Click [Close].
Tips
●●If there is a file having the same name and the same serial number,
the serial number will be skipped and next number will be set.
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Processing still pictures
Changing the recording date
You can correct the recording date and time of pictures that were recorded while the time setting of the digital camera was incorrect.
By applying the gap between the actual recording time and the recorded time (correction time) to other pictures, you can correct at the same
time the recording date of multiple pictures that were recorded while the time setting was incorrect.
Example:
Picture
Recording time before the
change
When setting the date and time
When setting the correction time
after the change
[Date correction]546
July 1, 2010
[Time correction]+12:00:00
12:00:00
Reference
picture
January 1, 2009
0:00:00
July 1, 2010
12:00:00
July 1, 2010
12:00:00
Selected picture
January 1, 2009
1:00:10
July 1, 2010
12:00:00
July 1, 2010
13:00:10
Selected picture
January 2, 2009
10:00:30
July 1, 2010
12:00:00
July 2, 2010
22:00:30
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Processing still pictures
Changing the recording date
[Tools] → [Still picture tool] →
1 Select
[Change recording date] from the menu.
The [Change recording date] screen is displayed.
●●You can change the recording date of only JPEG pictures with
Exif information (containing the recording date information).
When the confirmation message is displayed, click [OK].
A
B
a picture by selecting its check
2 Select
box and click [Next].
3 Select one picture to use as a reference.
A:
B:
Recording date and time of the selected picture
Recording date and time after the change
the recording date and time for after
4 Set
the change.
To set the correct recording date and time
1
2
Click [Date and time setting for after the change].
Click
( in Windows XP) to display the calendar,
and set the recording date.
●●You can click the year display of the calendar to change the
3
display in yearly units.
Set the recording time.
To set the time difference
Click [Correction time (offset)].
Click [Date correction] and set by how many days to
correct the date.
3 Click [Time correction] and set by how many hours to
correct the time.
1
2
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Changing the recording date
A
B
C
5 Click [Save Settings].
A:
B:
C:
Overwrite and save.
Save in the same folder as the original picture.
Save in a different folder. Click [Browse] and select the
save destination.
6 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
7 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The recording date and time are changed to the set date and
time.
8 Click [OK].
9 Click [Close].
Tips
●●Change the recording date within a range of 1971 to 2037.
●●In the case of pictures recorded with the [BABY] Mode, [PET] Mode or
with the [TRAVEL DATE] function by the digital camera that supports
these functions, the age in months/years or the number of travel days
is not changed even if the recording date has changed.
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Processing still pictures
Using a picture as wallpaper
[Tools] → [Still picture tool] →
1 Select
[Register as wallpaper] from the menu.
The [Register as wallpaper] screen is displayed.
2 Select one picture and click [Execute].
3 Select a display position.
[Fit to screen]: D
isplay pictures matching the desktop size.
[Center]: Display in the center of the desktop.
[Tile]: Display by duplicating and laying on the entire screen.
4 Click [OK].
It is set as the wallpaper.
When the picture is larger than the desktop size
A confirmation window for resizing is displayed.
If you want to reduce the picture to the desktop size, click
[Yes].
5 Click [Close].
Tips
●●If the wallpaper is not displayed, click the desktop and press the [F5]
key.
●●When a picture with an aspect ratio that is different from that of the
PC display is set as the wallpaper with [Fit to screen], the aspect ratio
will be changed. In this case, set to [Center] or [Tile].
●●[PHOTOfunSTUDIO.bmp] will be created in Pictures (My Pictures).
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Processing still pictures
Adding date and title information to a picture
You can create still picture data on which information such as the recording date or title is added.
[Tools] → [Still picture tool] →
1 Select
[Burn-in] from the menu.
The [Burn-in] screen is displayed.
●●You can add information only to JPEG pictures with Exif
information. When the confirmation message is displayed, click
[OK].
A
B
C
D
E
F
a picture by selecting its check
2 Select
box and click [Next].
3 Set the items that you want to burn in.
A:
B:
urn-in the recording date.
B
Burn-in the number of travel days.
(Only pictures recorded with [TRAVEL DATE] on a digital
camera that is compatible with the [TRAVEL DATE]
function.)
C : Burn-in the age in months/years.
(Only pictures recorded with [AGE] on a digital camera that
is compatible with [BABY] Mode and [PET] Mode.)
D : Burn-in the destination selected in Travel Mode.
E : Burn-in the names registered with face recognition in
[BABY] Mode and [PET] Mode.
F : Burn-in the title information.
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Adding date and title information to a picture
A
B
C
4 Click [Save Settings].
A:
B:
C:
Overwrites the original picture.
Save in the same folder as the original picture.
Save in a different folder. Click [Browse] and select the
save destination.
5 Click [Execute].
the confirmation message is
6 When
displayed, click [Yes].
A picture is created with information such as the date or title
burned in according to the settings.
About the confirmation message for print retouching
information
Tips
●●Up to 3 lines are burned in to the bottom right of the picture, in the
order of recording date, number of travel days or age in months/years,
and title information.
●●No further information may be burned in for pictures to which date or
title information has already been burned in using the digital camera’s
[DATE STAMP] or [TEXT STAMP] functions.
(If there are pictures with the date and title information burned-in by
other than the [DATE STAMP] and the [TEXT STAMP] functions,
the message will not appear, so check the contents carefully before
performing the burn-in.)
●●The color and size of the characters used for the burned-in date and
title information cannot be changed.
●●When burn-in is performed, the picture quality may deteriorate.
●●The date may not be properly burned-in to pictures if the date was
not set on the digital camera when the picture was taken or if it was
recorded by a digital camera not manufactured by Panasonic.
When overwrite original picture is set in [Save Settings], a
confirmation message is displayed to warn that the print
retouching information will be lost.
When [Yes] is clicked, an original picture is overwritten by a
picture with burned-in information such as the date or title.
7 Click [OK].
8 Click [Close].
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Utilizing pictures
Printing pictures
You can print many pictures on one sheet, or arrange many thumbnails together and print them together with various information.
Pictures that can be printed are still pictures in BMP, JPEG and TIFF format.
(In the case of Windows 7 and Windows Vista only, pictures in RAW format (extension .RW2) can be printed; however, the printing process
might take some time. Moreover, sometimes printing may not be processed depending on the data.)
Up to 1,000 pictures can be printed at one time.
Here, the procedure for printing one picture on one sheet of paper is described.
Preparation:
●●Connect a printer to the PC and perform the Windows printer
settings.
●●If you want to properly align the direction of text information to be
printed such as the date with the picture, rotate the picture the
right way up.
1 Click
[Print].
The [Print] screen is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Output] → [Print] from the
menu.
a picture by selecting its check
2 Select
box and click [Execute].
The print window is displayed.
●●To set the information to print (→80)
●●To set the printer (→82)
●●To print multiple pictures on one sheet of paper (→83)
●●To print many thumbnails on one sheet of paper (→84)
●●To print file information or camera information next to pictures
(→85)
●●To print recorded pictures in SIMPLE MODE (→86)
3 Select [Print 1 picture on a page].
4 Select the direction of the paper.
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Printing pictures
5 Select the information and other items to print.
[Show date]: The recording date is printed.
If the number of travel days or age in months/
years are recorded for a picture, these too are
printed.
[Show title information]: The title information is printed.
[Show Face Recog. name]: The name registered in the Face
Recognition function is printed.
[Frame]: A frame is set around the picture.
Click
to change the frame color.
[Trimming]: C
ut the picture so that the printing fills the paper.
Click [Top], [Bottom], [Left] and [Right] to adjust
the printing position.
Click [Centring] to move the picture to the center.
[Categorisation information]: Comments or keywords are
printed. (→36, 45)
Tips
●●If there are pictures imprinted with the date and title information from
a digital camera that is compatible with the [DATE STAMP] and [TEXT
STAMP] functions, the message “The same data will be printed over
the existing date and the title information” appears when [Show date]
or [Show title information] is checked.
- If [Yes] is clicked, the recording date, title information, Face
Recognition name, etc., will be printed.
- If [No] is clicked, the check boxes are cleared.
(If there are pictures with the date and title information burned in
using a different function, the message will not appear, so check the
contents carefully in [Print Preview].)
●●If [Show date] is selected for a picture that does not have recording
date information, the last update date is printed.
●●The date may not be properly printed for pictures recorded before
the date was set or with digital cameras that were not made by
Panasonic.
●●The display format of the date follows the Windows settings (Regional
Settings).
6 Check the print preview.
Click
to check the print preview of other pictures.
●●The print preview also changes if you directly enter the page
number.
[Enlarged view]: D
isplay an enlarged view of the print
preview.
7 Click [Print start].
The printing starts.
●●To stop printing while it is processing, click [Cancel].
8 Click [Close].
[Close] after returning to the [Print]
9 Click
screen.
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Printing pictures
Setting the information to print
1 Click [Options] in the print window.
2 Set the information to print.
Date setting
A:
B:
Print the travel date.
Print the age in months/years of a baby or pet.
C:
rints the destination, and the name, age and title of the
P
baby or pet.
Set title information
Face Recog. name settings
D:
Print the age.
E:
F:
G:
Print the comments.
Print the keywords.
Make the background transparent.
H:
Set the font.
Set the categorisation information
A
B
Common settings
C
I
J
I
D
E
F
Font setting
: Select the color in which to print the characters.
: Select the printing position.
J
G
H
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Printing pictures
Setting the information to print
3 Click [OK].
The screen returns to the print window.
Tips
●●The title information or Face Recognition name is usually printed
in the top left or bottom left, but if this will overlap the date setting
position, it is printed on the right side of the picture.
●●If the title has too many letters, it may overlap the date. This can be
prevented by changing the display position setting.
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Printing pictures
Setting the printer
1 Click [Print settings] in the print window.
2 Select a printer.
●●Click [Properties…] to display the properties window for the
printer.
3 Set the printer.
A:
B:
C:
A
B
D
C
E
F
If supported by the printer, perform borderless printing.
Select the paper.
You can select the picture quality using the paper
settings.
D : If supported by the printer, use PRINT Image Matching
information or Exif Print information to retouch the
picture.
E : Print all the selected pictures.
F : Print only the picture displayed in the print preview.
G : Set the number of copies to print.
4 Click [OK].
The screen returns to the print window.
G
Tips
●●If you are using a printer compatible with Epson EasyPrint module,
you can select [Borderless] and [Paper Type:] after installing the
module that is supplied with the printer.
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Printing pictures
Printing multiple pictures on one sheet of paper
multiple picture printing from
1 Select
[Printing Type:] in the print window.
Item
Print 2 pictures
on a page
Print 4 pictures
on a page
Print 8 pictures
on a page
Description
Print two pictures on one sheet of paper.
Print four pictures on one sheet of paper.
Print eight pictures on one sheet of paper.
2 Select the direction of the paper.
the information and other items to
3 Select
print.
[Show date]: The recording date is printed.
If the number of travel days or age in months/
years are recorded for a picture, these too are
printed.
[Show title information]: The title information is printed.
[Show Face Recog. name]: The name registered in the Face
Recognition function is printed.
[Frame]: A frame is set around the picture.
Click
to change the frame color.
4 Click [Print start].
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Printing pictures
Printing many thumbnails on one sheet of paper
index printing from [Printing
1 Select
Type:] in the print window.
Item
large
thumbnail
medium
thumbnail
small
thumbnail
Adjust
to paper
Description
Print about 20 thumbnails on one sheet of paper.
Print about 40 thumbnails on one sheet of paper.
Print about 80 thumbnails on one sheet of paper.
Adjust to the paper size and print up to about 160
thumbnails on one sheet of paper.
2 Select the direction of the paper.
the information and other items to
3 Select
print.
[Title:]: The title that is entered is printed in the upper part of
the paper.
[Display of number of pages]: The page number is printed
on the lower part of the paper.
[Display of picture name:]: S
elect the information to print
under the thumbnail.
4 Click [Print start].
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Utilizing pictures
Printing pictures
Printing file information or camera information next to pictures
information printing from [Printing
1 Select
Type:] in the print window.
Item
Print file
information
Print camera
information
Description
Print information such as the file name and
picture size.
Print recording information.
2 Select the direction of the paper.
the information and other items to
3 Select
print.
[Title:]: The title that is entered is printed in the upper part of
the paper.
[Display of number of pages]: The page number is printed in
the lower part of the paper.
4 Click [Print start].
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Printing pictures
Printing recorded pictures in SIMPLE MODE
[Simple Print] from [Printing
1 Select
Type:] in the print window.
2 Select the direction of the paper.
the information and other items to
3 Select
print.
[Show date]: The recording date is printed.
If the number of travel days or age in months/
years are recorded for a picture, these too are
printed.
[Show title information]: The title information is printed.
[Show Face Recog. name]: The name registered in the Face
Recognition function is printed.
Tips
4 Click [Print start].
●●Pictures are arranged on the paper according to the picture mode
setting that was specified while recording.
The print size of pictures is as given below.
Picture mode setting
Print size
4˝×6˝/10×15cm
L size (89×127 mm)
E-MAIL
A7 size (70×93 mm)
ENLARGE
Size adapted to print paper
Pictures recorded in different modes are not printed together on the
same sheet of paper.
When printing pictures other than the ones recorded in SIMPLE
MODE, those pictures are printed in the size adapted to printing
paper.
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Print settings (DPOF setting)
You can perform settings such as the number of copies to print for still pictures (JPEG or TIFF format) in a memory card that were recorded
with a digital camera.
The memory card that contains the pictures with the print settings can then be used with a printer or other device that supports DPOF.
[Output] → [Print Set[DPOF]] from
1 Select
the menu.
Preparation:
Connect your device, such as an SD card reader/writer in which a
memory card is set.
a drive (memory card) and click
2 Select
[Next].
A
C
B
D
E
a picture by selecting its check
3 Select
box and click [Execute].
4 Select a picture.
5 Set the number of copies to print.
A:
B:
Print.
he settable range for the number of copies to print is 0 to
T
999.
(If 0 is set, printing is not performed.)
C : Do not print.
D : Print the recording date.
E : Total number of pictures set for printing.
Click [Apply All] to apply the same settings to all the selected
pictures.
Tips
●●If you change a file name of a picture etc. on the PC, the picture
cannot be print set.
●●Pictures on memory cards unsupporting DPOF cannot be print set.
●●The contents of the print setting will be saved as [AUTPRINT.MRK] in
the [MISC] folder in the memory card.
6 Click [OK].
7 Click [Close].
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Sending by e-mail
You can attach pictures to an e-mail.
You can also convert a picture to a specified size before sending it.
The picture formats that can be attached to e-mails are BMP, JPEG, TIFF and MOV.
1 Click
[Send e-mail].
The [Send e-mail] screen is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Output] → [Send e-mail]
from the menu.
a picture by selecting its check
2 Select
box and click [Execute].
You can attach up to 20 pictures at one time.
whether to send the picture
3 Select
unchanged or whether to resize or
convert the file format first.
To send the picture unchanged
Check the size and then click [Send]: Go to step 5.
To convert the picture
Click [User settings]: Go to step 4.
Tips
●●Large-size pictures cannot be sent depending on the mail setting. In
such cases resize the picture or convert the file format before sending
it.
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4 Process the picture.
●●Motion pictures cannot be processed.
1
Convert items such as the format or size of the picture
data.
Picture Conversion
A
D
E
A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
Specify the picture size.
Enter the picture width.
Enter the picture height.
Fix the picture aspect ratio.
Specify the picture size using an expansion ratio or
reduction ratio.
F : The settable range for the expansion ratio and
reduction ratio is 1 % to 200 %.
B
C
F
G
H
File Conversion
G:
H:
For JPEG format, specify the file size for the picture.
Select the picture data format.
2 Click [Preview] to check how the picture will look after
processing.
3 Click
to convert other pictures.
4
Click [Applies to all files] to process all pictures in the same
way.
Click [OK].
Returns to the window in step 3.
5 Send the e-mail.
The new e-mail window is displayed with the picture file
attached.
Enter the address, title and message, and send the e-mail.
6 Click [Close].
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Sending by e-mail
E-mail software settings
If you cannot attach a picture to an e-mail, exit from
PHOTOfunSTUDIO, and then set up the e-mail software.
1 Start the e-mail software.
2
●●If you activate it for the first time, set the mail addresses, etc.
If the message, [Would you like to make it your default
client?] appears, select [Yes].
If the message does not appear, refer to the operating instructions
of the e-mail software to set the e-mail software as the default
client.*
●●The contents of the message vary depending on the e-mail
software that you are using.
*Setting example:
For Windows 7 or Windows Vista
1 Select [Start] → [Control Panel] and open [Internet
Options].
2 Select [Set programs] in the [Programs] tab and open [Set
your default programs].
3 Select your e-mail software and click [Set this program as
default].
4 Click [OK].
For Windows XP
1 Select [Start] → [Control Panel] and open [Internet
Options].
2 Open the [Programs] tab and select your e-mail software
in [E-mail].
3 Click [OK].
Tips
●●With e-mail software other than Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook and
Microsoft Outlook Express, attaching pictures to e-mails using this
function may not work.
●●It is recommended to restrict the total file size of an e-mail (the file
size of the message text plus the attached pictures) to 1 MB.
●●Also read the operating instructions for the e-mail software.
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Copying pictures to a memory card
Still pictures and MOV motion pictures that have been saved on a PC (hard disk) can be copied to a memory card.
You can play back these copied pictures on a digital camera.
1 Click
[Copy to media].
The [Copy to media] screen is displayed.
the type of picture that you want
2 Select
to copy.
[Still Picture]:Copy still pictures.
[Motion JPEG video]:
Copy MOV motion pictures.
3 Click [Next].
a device, such as an SD card
4 Connect
reader/writer, in which a memory card is
set.
●●If the media is not displayed, click [Refresh].
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Copying pictures to a memory card
5 Select the drive (memory card).
6 Click [Next].
a picture by selecting its check
7 Select
box.
Check the total data size of the selected pictures and the free
space available on the card.
8 Click [Execute].
Space
required
Space
available
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Copying pictures to a memory card
the confirmation message is
9 When
displayed, click [Yes].
The pictures are copied.
10 Click [Close].
●●Click [Confirm] to display the pictures on the memory card.
the confirmation message for
11 When
the completion of [Copy to media] is
displayed, click [Yes].
Saving folder, saving format, and file name
The picture save location and file name will be as shown
below.*
P1000001.JPG
P1000002.JPG
P1000003.JPG
.
.
.
Tips
●●Use a memory card with sufficient free space. If the free space is
lacking, pictures are written only halfway.
●●The copied pictures cannot be played back on some digital cameras.
*The alphabetic characters of folder names differ from those in
the figure, depending on the model used.
●●Data in BMP format is converted to JPEG pictures with Exif
information.
●●The associated files are also copied at the same time. If an
MOV motion picture was copied, a JPEG picture with the
same file name is created.
●●If there are multiple saving folders, pictures are saved in the
folder with the largest folder number.
●●If there is no saving folder, a [100_PANA] folder is created
automatically.
●●Numbers following the last number in the folder are assigned
to files.
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Backing up pictures to a CD or DVD
If your PC has a drive that can write to a CD or DVD, then you can copy still pictures and MOV motion pictures to a CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW.
Important
●●Types of discs on which pictures can be written using this
software may vary with the version of Windows:
Windows version
Windows XP
Windows Vista/ Windows 7
CD-R/RW
DVD-R/RW
–
: Writable
–: Not writable
Preparation:
Check the writing drive settings.
Open [Properties] for the drive.
Select the [Recording] panel.
3 Set as follows.
1
2
For Windows 7: Select the correct writing drive.
For Windows Vista: Select the correct writing drive.
For Windows XP: Enable CD writing.
●●When a Panasonic DVD MULTI drive is used with Windows
XP, a message will be displayed confirming the writing of data
to a DVD-RAM. To write data to a CD-R/RW, select [No] to
enable the CD writing function.
1 Click
[Copy to media].
The [Copy to media] screen is displayed.
the type of picture that you want
2 Select
to copy.
[Still Picture]:Copy still pictures.
[Motion JPEG video]:
Copy MOV motion pictures.
3 Click [Next].
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the disc that you want to write to
4 Insert
into the drive.
●●If the media is not displayed, click [Refresh].
5 Select the writing drive.
6 Click [Next].
a picture by selecting its check
7 Select
box.
Check the total data size of the selected pictures and the free
space available on the disc.
8 Click [Next].
The Windows standard writing wizard starts.
9 Enter the disc title.
●●For Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the writing speed can also
be set.
10 Click [Next].
Writing to the disc starts.
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Backing up pictures to a CD or DVD
11 Click [Finish].
The display returns to the [Copy to media] screen.
●●You can also follow the instructions on the wizard to write the
same pictures onto a different disc.
12 Click [Cancel].
the confirmation message for
13 When
the completion of [Copy to media] is
displayed, click [Yes].
Tips
●●If there are files that are ready for writing to disc in Windows Explorer,
a confirmation message is displayed. If copying to CD/DVD is
executed, these files that are ready for writing are canceled.
●●To copy pictures to a DVD-RAM or a disc formatted in the Windows
7 or Windows Vista Live File System, first exit this software and then
execute using Windows Explorer.
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Uploading motion pictures to YouTube
It is easy to upload motion pictures saved on a PC to YouTube.
●●Future operation is not guaranteed if YouTube changes its services or specifications. Please note that the contents of the service or the
windows may be changed at any time without prior notice. (This service is available as of November 1, 2009.)
●●Do not upload videos protected by copyright except when you hold copyright of the contents or permission has been obtained from the
related right holder.
Preparation:
●●Connect the PC to the Internet.
●●Register a YouTube account in advance to obtain a user name and
password.
1 Click
[Network] and then select
[Upload to YouTube].
The [Upload to YouTube] screen is displayed.
●●You can also display it by selecting [Output] → [Network] →
[Upload to YouTube] from the menu.
a motion picture by selecting its
2 Select
check box and click [Execute].
A maximum of 10 motion pictures can be uploaded at a time.
The [YouTube Uploader] is displayed.
the YouTube [User name] and
3 Enter
[Password].
●●The user name is remembered from the second time.
Tips
●●Still pictures with audio cannot be uploaded.
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4 Select a motion picture.
The selected motion picture is the target for uploading.
●●Double-click to play back.
A
C
E
G
A proxy settings window is displayed.
●●Set the proxy (server) settings to those
of your Internet browser (such as
Internet Explorer) or ask your Internet
provider for the setting method.
B
D
F
information to display on YouTube,
5 Enter
such as the title of each motion picture.
A:
elect the motion picture whose information you want to
S
edit.
B : Enter a title.
C : Enter the contents of the motion picture.
D : Select the category of the motion picture.
E : Enter keywords.
F : Set whether or not to post to the public.
G : You can copy the same contents to other motion pictures.
6 Check the file information.
A motion picture of up to 10 minutes in length can be
uploaded.
7 Click [Upload].
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the confirmation message for the
8 When
content copyright is displayed, check the
contents, select the check box and click
[OK].
The motion picture is uploaded.
9 Click [OK].
10 Click [Cancel].
11 Click [Close].
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Editing motion pictures
Creating still pictures from motion pictures
You can extract a frame from a playing motion picture and save it as a still picture in JPEG format with Exif information.
the playback window, pause the
1 Inmotion
picture at the location where you
want the still picture.
●●You can also display the playback window by selecting [Edit] →
[Edit movie] → [Capture] from the menu.
2 Click .
3 Select the save destination folder.
To save in a folder that is not displayed
1
2
Click [Browse save destination folders].
Select the folder that you want or create a new folder,
and then click [OK].
4 Enter the file name.
5 Click [OK].
A still picture with the same picture size as the motion picture
is saved.
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Convenient functions
Displaying memory card pictures
Pictures inside a memory card are displayed. Pictures stored on media other than a memory card cannot be displayed.
[File] → [SD card picture
1 Select
browsing] from the menu.
The [SD card picture browsing] screen is displayed.
the drive containing the pictures
2 Select
you wish to display, and click [Next].
●●When the connected drive or memory cards are not displayed,
click [Refresh].
3 Select the picture and click [Playback].
The selected picture is played back.
●●The picture also plays back by clicking it.
●●Click [Copy to PC] to go to the selection window for pictures you
want to copy.
Tips
●●If you click [Playback] prior to selecting pictures, the first picture will
be played back.
If you click [Playback] after having selected pictures, the selected
pictures will be played back.
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Convenient functions
Deleting pictures from memory cards
This software can be used to delete pictures stored on memory cards. Pictures stored on media other than memory cards cannot be deleted
with this software.
[File] → [Delete SD card pictures]
1 Select
from the menu.
[Delete SD card pictures] screen will be displayed.
the drive containing the pictures
2 Select
you wish to delete, and click [Next].
●●If the connected drive or memory card is not displayed, click
[Refresh].
a picture you wish to delete
3 Select
by selecting its check box, and click
[Delete].
the confirmation message is
4 When
displayed, click [Yes].
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Deleting pictures from memory cards
the confirmation message is
5 When
displayed again, click [Yes].
●●Selected pictures will be deleted.
6 Click [OK].
7 Click [Close].
Tips
●●Pictures cannot be deleted if the write-protect switch on the memory
card is set to the [LOCK] position.
●●Pictures cannot be deleted if protection settings have been applied
with compatible digital cameras.
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Convenient functions
Registering other software
Up to 10 software programs can be registered in the menu, allowing you to execute them directly using this software.
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
The settings window is displayed.
2 Click [General] — [Launcher].
3 Click [Add].
●●No further programs may be added if 10 software programs
have already been registered. Deregister any programs that are
no longer required.
the executable file (.exe) for the
4 Select
software that you want to register and
click [Open].
5 Click [Apply].
Tips
●●Register software that is compatible with the pictures.
The software is registered.
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
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Registering other software
Opening pictures with registered software
Tips
●●A confirmation message will be displayed if 10 or more pictures are
selected to be shown. If [Yes] is clicked, a maximum of 10 pictures will
be opened with the registered external program. If [No] is clicked, the
application does not start up.
●●If the operation is made without selecting a picture, the software will
simply start up.
1 Select a picture.
the registered software in [Tools]
2 Select
→ [External program] from the menu.
The registered software starts up with the selected picture
open.
Clearing registered software
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
The settings window is displayed.
2 Click [General] — [Launcher].
a registered software program
3 Select
and click [Delete].
The software is cleared.
4 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
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Convenient functions
Changing the settings for copying pictures to a PC
You can change the settings for copying pictures from a digital camera or memory card to a PC.
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
B
A
C
D
E
2 Click [General] — [Basic].
3 Change the settings.
Sorting for copying to PC
A:
B:
C:
ave in a subfolder for the copying date (today).
S
Save in a subfolder for the recording month.
Save in a subfolder for the recording date.
Automatic start
D
When this check box is selected, the software starts up
when a digital camera or memory card is connected and
displays the [Copy to PC] screen.
Reset confirmation message display
E
Disabled confirmation screen will be re-enabled.
4 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
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Convenient functions
Performing simple playback of thumbnail motion pictures
You can set a function where a preview is performed when the mouse pointer is placed on a motion picture thumbnail.
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
The settings window is displayed.
2 Click [General] — [Thumbnail].
3 Set whether or not to preview.
When this check box is selected, simple playback is
performed simply by placing the mouse on a motion picture
thumbnail.
4 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
Tips
●●Audio is not played during simple playback.
●●The frame rate in simple playback is approx. 2 frames a second.
●●When [Preview] is set, simple playback is performed even for a
thumbnail that collectively displays multiple pictures, such as the
recording month or recording date in the calendar display.
●●When preview is enabled, the pictures may not be displayed smoothly
depending on the performance of your PC.
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Setting the operation when the same file name exists
You can set the operation if there is a still picture of the same name already in the save destination folder (including the subfolder) when
copying to a PC.
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
The settings window is displayed.
2 Click [Still Picture] — [Copy to PC].
the operation when there are files
3 Set
with the same name.
[Auto]:Modification date, time and size of file are
compared. And if a same file is identified, then it is
judged as an identical file and thus pictures from
it are not acquired. If one of them is different from
the other, then pictures are acquired by adding a
numerical character in the brackets at the end of
the file name.
[Manual]:Perform the specified process.
[Add number to the end of the file name]:
Save with a different name.
[Skip]:Do not save.
[Overwrite]:Overwrites if the file is the same (same
update date, size). If the file is not the same, it
does not overwrite and save but instead adds a
number in parentheses at the end of the file name.
Tips
●●When copying a picture file that has an associated file (→119), if there is
a file with the same name as either file in the save destination folder,
[Operation when the same file name exists] is followed for both files.
4 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
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Convenient functions
Setting motion picture playback method
Set the method of playback for motion pictures on the playback window.
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
2 Click [Movie] — [Playback].
the method of playback for motion
3 Set
pictures.
[File unit]: Play back the displayed motion picture to the end
and then stop.
[Repeat Playback]: Play back one motion picture repeatedly.
[Continuous playback]: Play back continuously the
thumbnails that are displayed.
4 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
is closed.
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Convenient functions
Checking software update information
Automatically checking update information
Software update information is automatically checked each time PHOTOfunSTUDIO is activated, and guides you to the latest updates as
necessary.
●●Confirmation of update information is also possible by selecting [Help] → [Check for application updates] from the menu.
Tips
●●The default setting ensures update information is checked each time
the program is activated.
●●For the software update procedure, refer to the support page that is
displayed.
Changing the update information setting
[Tools] → [Settings] from the
1 Select
menu.
2 Click [Support] — [Application update].
3 Change the update information setting.
If you add a check mark, the software update information is
checked each time the program is activated.
4 Click [Apply].
●●When [OK] is clicked, the settings are applied and the window
closed.
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Others
Menu list
File
Menu item
Copy to PC
SD card picture browsing
Delete SD card pictures
Delete
Protect
ON
OFF
Favorite
ON
OFF
Properties
Exit
Description
Copies a picture from a device such as a digital camera or memory card to a PC.
Displays pictures in SD cards.
Delete pictures stored on memory cards.
Deletes a picture.
Protects a picture against accidental deletion.
Cancels the protection.
Sets the selected pictures as favorites.
Cancels favorites.
Displays information about a picture.
Exits PHOTOfunSTUDIO.
Reference
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Menu item
Counter-clockwise
Rotation
Clockwise Rotation
Resize
Retouch
Panorama stitch
Capture
Description
Rotates a still picture 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
Reference
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Menu item
Description
Refresh manually if the display is not updated with the edit results.
Displays the pictures in a folder.
Displays the pictures by recording date.
Edit
Edit still picture
Edit movie
Rotates a still picture 90 degrees clockwise.
Resizes a picture.
Changes the brightness or color of a picture.
Stitches several still pictures to create a panorama picture.
Generates a still picture from a motion picture.
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View
Refresh
Display mode
Thumbnail display
Calendar display
Reference
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Others
Menu list
View (continued)
Picture to display
Sorting pictures
Menu item
All
Still Picture
Movie
ascending order
descending order
Name
Recording date
File size
Description
Displays all (corresponding) still pictures and motion pictures.
Displays still pictures only.
Displays motion pictures only.
Sorts the picture display in ascending order.
Sorts the picture display in descending order.
Displays in name order.
Displays in recording date order.
Displays in file size order.
Menu item
Description
Displays the settings dialog box.
Registers and changes the Face Recognition information and face pictures.
Deletes the registered face recognition information.
Starts face analysis for Face Recognition.
Cancels face analysis for Face Recognition.
Sets the selected pictures in a slide show for viewing.
Creates or edits slide shows using preferred settings
Displays the saved slide show.
Deletes the saved slide show.
Converts the picture format of a still picture.
Changes the file names of multiple pictures.
Corrects an incorrect recording date and time.
Sets a picture as the desktop wallpaper.
Creates still pictures on which the recording date or recorded name are
burned in.
Starts a registered external program.
Reference
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Tools
Settings
Face Recognition
Slide show
Still picture tool
External program
Register/edit face
Remove from list
Start face analysis
Cancel face analysis
Playback now
Create new/edit
Load
Delete
Format conversion
Batch Rename
Change recording date
Register as wallpaper
Burn-in
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Others
Menu list
Output
Menu item
Print
Send e-mail
Copy to media
Network
Print Set[DPOF]
Upload to YouTube
Description
Prints pictures.
Sends pictures by e-mail.
Copies the pictures to a memory card or CD/DVD.
Uploads motion pictures to YouTube.
Sets information such as the number of pictures to print.
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Description
Checks the application update information.
Displays the version of this software.
Reference
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Description
Displays the operating instructions (this manual).
Reference
―
Help
Menu item
Check for application updates
About
Manual
Menu item
Manual
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Others
Right-click menu list
Functions that cannot be executed because of the operating status or other reasons are displayed in gray and cannot be selected.
When pictures (or thumbnails) are right-clicked
Menu item
Playback
Slide show
Cut
Copy
Paste
Change Name
Delete
Delete
(When selection is narrowed by Face Recognition information)
Protect
ON
OFF
Favorite
ON
OFF
Properties
Description
Displays the selected picture on the playback window.
Sets the selected pictures in a slide show for viewing.
Cuts the selected picture.
Copies the selected picture.
Pastes cut or copied pictures.
Alters the file name of the selected picture.
Deletes the selected picture.
Deletes the Face Recognition category information of the selected picture.
Protects a picture against accidental deletion.
Cancels the protection.
Sets the selected pictures as favorites.
Cancels favorites.
Displays information about the selected picture.
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When folders are right-clicked
Menu item
Description
Reference
Create folder
Creates a new folder.
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Change folder name
Changes the folder name.
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Delete folder
Deletes the folder.
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Folder face analysis
Categorizes the pictures in a folder by Face Recognition.
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Cut
Cuts the selected folder.
―
Copy
Copies the selected folder.
―
Paste
Pastes the cut or copied folder.
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Others
Right-click menu list
When Face Recognition lists are right-clicked
Menu item
Change Name
Delete category results
Description
Changes the name of the selected list.
Deletes the selected list.
Reference
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Others
Troubleshooting (Q&A)
Display
Symptom
Check
Display is possible in thumbnail mode,
but not in the playback window.
The maximum supported size is exceeded.
Only thumbnail display is possible for pictures that have Exif data thumbnail pictures.
There are two files with the same name.
Two files associated with each other (associated files) have the same name except for the
extension.
If the association with the files is not established, it cannot be reproduced by the digital camera
in some cases.
Even after a motion picture that was
previously saved is deleted, a still
picture identical to the motion picture
remains.
When you record MOV motion pictures with a digital camera, both motion pictures (MOV file)
and still pictures (JPEG file) are recorded.
When motion pictures were copied with PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.1 or an earlier version, a still
picture with the same name (associated file) was also copied. If you want to delete them both,
select both files and delete them.
Cannot display the picture that you
want.
If the display is narrowed by Face Recognition or categorization item, deselect the narrowing.
Also check whether the picture format for display is set to still pictures only or motion pictures
only.
The error thumbnail is displayed.
If the [Error] thumbnail remains even after selecting [View] → [Refresh] on the menu, the cause
could be one of the following:
●●The picture file does not exist
The file may have been moved or deleted by a different software program. Clicking on the
thumbnail with [Error] displayed will bring up a confirmation message to update the folder in
which the selected picture has been stored.
●●No registered folder exists
Check to see if the folder exists using Explorer or another file manager. If the designated
registry folder is on a removable device such as an external hard disk drive, check that the
device is properly connected and select [View] → [Refresh] on the menu.
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Others
Troubleshooting (Q&A)
Connection and PC saving
Symptom
Check
Even when your digital camera and
PC are connected using the USB
connection cable, the PC does not
recognize the digital camera.
Is any memory card inserted into the digital camera?
Depending on the digital camera, it becomes necessary to set the digital camera to be
connected with the PC. For details, refer to the operating instructions for the digital camera.
Thumbnails are not displayed correctly
in the [Copy to PC] screen.
Motion pictures recorded with devices not compatible, or motion pictures created with other
software cannot be displayed as a thumbnail, or “?” is displayed in the thumbnail and they
cannot be played back.
Motion picture
Symptom
Check
Motion picture cannot be displayed.
Only motion pictures recorded using the digital camera that this software was supplied with can
be displayed.
Motion pictures that were edited with another device or software cannot be displayed even if
recorded by a digital camera that had this software supplied with it.
Panorama pictures saved in QuickTime
format cannot be played back.
Pictures cannot be played back if not associated with QuickTime Player.
Right click on the icon in Explorer and associate the picture with QuickTime Player. After doing
this, double clicking on the thumbnail will play it back.
It cannot access the drive with other
software such as Explorer.
The drive in use by this software cannot be accessed by other software. Close this software
before accessing with other software.
Cannot write to CD/DVD.
A CD/DVD drive that is compatible with the Windows standard writing wizard is necessary.
If the [Recording] tab is not displayed in [Properties] of your CD/DVD drive, the drive is not
compatible with the writing wizard and cannot be used.
Windows XP is compatible with CD writing only.
An error message is displayed when
destination drive is specified.
Close other software using the drive.
Error message may be displayed when exchanging the media. Select the drive again. If it is a
conflict with other recording software, uninstall that software.
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Others
Troubleshooting (Q&A)
Others
Symptom
Check
Application startup is slow.
Startup may be slow on PCs that are not connected to the Internet.
Check whether the PC can connect to the Internet.
Uploading to YouTube cannot be
performed properly.
Confirm that the login information (user name and password) is correct.
Confirm that the PC is connected to the Internet.
Confirm that the resident software (such as anti-virus software and the firewall, etc.) is not
blocking access to YouTube.
Check the YouTube sites.
When the date that the recording of
motion picture started and ended is a
different date, which will become the
“recording date”?
The date that the recording of the motion picture started will become the “recording date”.
A message regarding insufficient
memory is displayed.
A message regarding insufficient memory may be displayed when handling large volumes
of motion pictures or still pictures. In this case, install more memory (the problem may be
corrected by increasing the virtual memory). Please contact the PC manufacturer on how to
install more memory or how to increase the virtual memory.
Thumbnail display is slow
Defragmenting the drive that contains the file may improve the performance.
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Others
Glossary
●●DPOF
DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format, which is standard
for record printing information to memory card. It can be used in
DPOF-compliant memory card, printer.
●●Exif
Exif is an abbreviation for Exchangeable Image File Format.
This format embeds information other than a picture in a JPEG or
TIFF file. The thumbnail, recording date and time, digital camera
name, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, GPS
information (positional information) and other information can be
recorded.
Using the Exif information, PHOTOfunSTUDIO can print the
recording date and do automatic categorizing.
●●Exif Print (Exif2.2)
Nickname of Exif2.2
Exif2.2 refers to technology that accurately prints data recorded
with the digital camera on the printer.
If you have an Exif2.2-compliant printer and digital camera, the
printer uses the information recorded when the picture was taken
for the prints.
●●PRINT Image Matching
This is technology created by Seiko Epson Corporation that
enables digital cameras and printers to work together.
If you have a compliant digital camera and printer, you can reflect
the conditions during recording and the photographer’s intention
more precisely on prints.
●●Associated file
In PHOTOfunSTUDIO, two files associated with each other are
called “associated files”. (e.g., JPEG files and MOV files, JPEG
files and TIFF files, etc.)
The two files that satisfy the following conditions are judged to be
associated files.
- They exist in the same folder.
- Their file names are identical except for the extension.
- Their file names are compliant with the DCF standards*.
*This software recognizes as a DCF-compliant file any file
with a file name composed of a base name of 8 single-byte
characters and an extension of 3 single-byte characters, and
with a base name whose first 4 digits consists of single-byte
uppercase alphanumerics or “_” and last 4 digits are a number
from 0001 to 9999.
(DCF, which is an abbreviation of the Design rule for Camera
File system, is a record format compliant to the file system
standard of Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA).)
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Others
Trademarks and licence
●●Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista® and DirectX® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
●●IBM® and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation of the U.S.
●●Intel®, Core™ and Pentium® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
●●QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom.
●●YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
●●Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
●●Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are usually the registered trademarks or trademarks of the
manufacturers who developed the system or product concerned.
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