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Canon® PowerShot® Digital Field Guide by Michael Guncheon

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Appendix A. Online Resources

Online Resources

In This Chapter

  • Updating

  • Internet resources

  • Photo sharing

The Internet provides a massive amount of information about digital photography and PowerShot cameras. Remember, though, that just because you see something on the Internet doesn't make it true — be prepared to question and experiment.

Updating

PowerShot cameras are essentially small image-processing computers. They run on software. When you edit downloaded images, you use image-editing software. Sometimes Canon provides software updates in order to add a feature or correct a problem. It is a good idea to check for updates on a regular basis.

Firmware updates

The software, called firmware, that runs the PowerShot is written into a special memory area that is built-in to the camera. When Canon provides a patch or section of computer software code to correct a problem or add a feature, it is contained in something called a firmware update.

  1. The process for updating firmware is listed step by step on Canon's Web site.

    Warning

    Make sure you use a fully-charged battery or AC adaptor when you start this procedure.

There are two Web sites you can check out to see if there are any firmware updates for your PowerShot. The first site is Canon's support site in the United States:

www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=SupportIndexAct

You must select the product category, type, and model in order to get to your camera's ...

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