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Canon® PowerShot® Digital Field Guide by Michael Guncheon

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Chapter 7. Downloading, Editing, and Outputting

In This Chapter

  • Downloading

  • In-camera editing

  • Image editing via software

  • Printing

  • Television slide shows

You have captured some great images and passed around your camera so family and friends can see them. But now it is time to get those images off the camera, edit them, and, finally, create prints. Fortunately, this process has become easier and easier through the years.

There are many options for each of these steps due to differences in hardware and software. Because this is a field guide I mention just some of them. Also everything you need to download, edit, and output is included with your camera. All you need is a printer and a computer.

Downloading

Getting your images off your camera is the first step in using your images. Although you could just keep buying memory cards, at some point you'll want to get your images to a computer to edit, e-mail, or print them.

Downloading from the camera

Each PowerShot camera has a built-in Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) for downloading images. PTP is an industry-wide standard for downloading images from digital still cameras to computers. The cameras also come with a USB cable to connect the camera to your computer. Most Macs and PCs have a USB connection.

Tip

The USB cable is fairly standard. If you lose yours, you can purchase a replacement from any store that has a good selection of computer cables. The connector that plugs into the camera is called a mini-B USB 2.0 connector.

You can download images ...

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