Chapter 10

Working with Picture and Movie Files


check Deleting unwanted files

check Protecting files from accidental erasure

check Rating photos and movies

check Downloading files to your computer

check Processing Raw files in Canon Digital Photo Professional 4

check Shrinking files for online use

Every creative pursuit involves its share of cleanup and organizational tasks. Painters have to wash brushes, embroiderers have to separate strands of floss, and woodcrafters have to haul out the wet/dry vac to suck up sawdust. Digital photography is no different: At some point, you have to stop shooting so that you can download and process your files.

This chapter focuses on these after-the-shot tasks. First up is a review of several in-camera file-management operations: deleting unwanted files, protecting your best work from accidental erasure, rating files, and cropping photos. Following that, you can get help ...

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