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Nikon D5300 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Ten Special-Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy Day

In This Chapter

  • Tagging files with GPS data and image comments
  • Creating your own menu and custom storage folders
  • Altering the camera's automatic shutdown timing
  • Customizing the Information display
  • Changing the function of some controls

Consider this chapter the literary equivalent of the end of a late-night infomercial — the part where the host exclaims, “But wait! There's more!” The features covered in these pages aren't the sort that drive people to choose one camera over another, and they may come in handy only on certain occasions. Still, they're included at no extra charge, so check 'em out when you have a few spare moments.

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Tagging Files with GPS Data

Your camera's GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) device enables you to tag files with location data such as latitude, longitude, and altitude. During playback, you can view the information in the Shooting Data display mode, covered in Chapter 8. In Nikon ViewNX 2, the software that ships with your camera, you can even see a map that pinpoints the shooting location. (Of course, you need to be mindful of security and privacy concerns when you add this type of data to your files, because other people might be able to access the data when they view your pictures.)

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