Chapter 9

Picture Playback

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring picture playback functions

arrow Magnifying your picture to check details

arrow Deciphering the picture information displays

arrow Understanding histograms

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Without question, one of the best things about digital photography is being able to view pictures right after you shoot them. No more guessing whether you got the shot you want or need to try again; no more wasting money on developing and printing pictures that stink.

Seeing your pictures is just the start of the things you can do when you switch your camera to playback mode, though. You also can review settings you used to take the picture, display graphics that alert you to exposure problems, and magnify a photo to check details. This chapter introduces you to these playback features and more.

Note: Some information in this chapter applies only to still photographs; if a feature also works for movie files, we spell that out. For the basics of movie playback, see the end of Chapter 8.

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