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Nikon D5300 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Playback Mode: Viewing Your Photos

In This Chapter

  • Exploring picture playback functions
  • Deciphering the picture information displays
  • Understanding histograms
  • Creating an in-camera slide show
  • Viewing pictures and movies on a television

Without question, my favorite thing about digital photography is being able to view my pictures the instant after I shoot them. No more guessing whether I captured the image or need to try again, as in the film days; no more wasting money on developing 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 also explains how to use the built-in slide-show feature and connect your camera to a television for playback.

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Note: Some information in this chapter applies only to still photographs; if a feature also works for movie files, I spell that out. For the basics of movie playback, see the end of Chapter 7.

Adjusting Playback Timing Options

By default, the camera displays your photo for 4 seconds immediately after it finishes recording the picture data to the ...

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