Chapter 9

Playback Mode: Viewing Your Photos


check Exploring picture playback functions

check Taking advantage of Calendar view

check Magnifying photos to check small details

check Deciphering the picture information displays

check Understanding histograms

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 the 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 applies only to photos; if a feature also works for movies, I spell that out. For details on movie playback, see Chapter ...

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