Canon PowerShot A470 Download Drivers

• This guide explains how to install the software programs and briefly introduces their functions and operating procedures.
You may download images without installing this software on recent operating systems other than Windows 2000.
However, there are several limitations (p. 76).
Software Starter Guide
(For the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Version 33)
ENGLISH
You must install the software bundled on the Canon
Digital Camera Solution Disk before connecting the camera to the computer.
Install the software.
Connect the camera to the computer.
Windows p. 11
Macintosh p. 41
Windows/Macintosh Windows MacintoshThe precautions noted within this guide are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct use of the products and to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons and property. Please read and ensure that you understand them before proceeding to other sections of the guide.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Microsoft, Windows Vista and the Windows Vista logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, the Mac logo, Quicktime and the Quicktime logo are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Canon Customer Support
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see rear of the European Warranty System (EWS)
Booklet supplied with your camera.
Copyright © Canon Inc. 2008. All rights reserved.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Warnings This symbol indicates topics that could lead to death or serious injury if ignored or handled incorrectly.
Warnings
• Do not play the supplied CD-ROM(s) in any CD player that does not support data
CD-ROMs. Playing the CD-ROM(s) in an audio CD player (music player) could damage the speakers. It is also possible to suffer from hearing loss from listening with headphones to the loud sounds of a CD-ROM played on a music CD player.
Disclaimer
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without the prior written permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the software, the memory cards, personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon memory cards.1
Table of contents
Read This First 3
Precautions .........................................................................................3
It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home Like a Pro ......................4
Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining Software .....................5
Enjoy Using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY to Take Advantage of the Internet ..................................................7
System Requirements ........................................................................9
Using the Software on the Windows Platform
– Preparations 11
Installing the Software and USB Driver ..........................................11
Using the Software on the Windows Platform
– The Basics 16
Downloading Images to the Computer ..........................................16
Printing Images ................................................................................21
Using the Software on the Windows Platform
– Advanced Techniques 23
The ZoomBrowser EX Windows ......................................................23
ZoomBrowser EX Features ..............................................................29
Editing Movies .................................................................................33
Merging Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch ......................................34
Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings ...35
Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform
– Preparations 41
Installing the Software ....................................................................41
Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform
– The Basics 43
Downloading Images to the Computer ..........................................43
Printing Images ................................................................................472
Table of contents
Using the Software on the Macintosh Platform
– Advanced Techniques 49
The ImageBrowser Windows ..........................................................49
ImageBrowser Features ...................................................................55
Editing Movies .................................................................................59
Merging Panoramic Images - PhotoStitch ......................................60
Enjoy Customizing Your Camera with the My Camera Settings ...61
Appendices 66
Uninstalling the Software ...............................................................66
Memory Card Folder Structure .......................................................69
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................70
Downloading Images without Installing the Software .................76
Index .................................................................................................773
Windows/Macintosh
Read This First
This chapter explains what you can accomplish using the camera with the software contained on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.
It also lists the computer system configurations required to use the software.
Precautions
Precautions for Connecting the Camera to the Computer
• The connection may not operate correctly if you attach the camera to the computer with an interface cable via a USB hub.
• The connection may not operate correctly if you are using other USB devices, excluding USB mice or keyboards, at the same time as the camera. If this occurs, disconnect the other devices from the computer and try reconnecting the camera.
• Do not connect two or more cameras at the same time to the same computer. The connections may not operate correctly.
• Never allow the computer to go into standby (sleep) mode while a camera is connected via the USB interface cable. If it does happen, never disconnect the interface cable. Try to awaken the computer with the camera in the connected state. Some computers will not awaken properly if you disconnect the camera while they are in standby (sleep) mode. Please refer to your computer manual for instructions regarding the standby (sleep) mode.
About this Guide
• The explanations in this guide are based on Windows XP and Mac OS X v10.4. If you are using another version of these operating systems, the actual screen contents and procedures may vary slightly from those shown.
• The following terms are used in this guide.
Mac OS X is used for Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.4)
Ensure that you have installed the software from the supplied Canon Digital
Camera Solution Disk before you connect the camera to the computer.
•You are recommended to use an AC adapter (sold separately) when connecting to a computer. Ensure that you use fully charged batteries if you cannot use an AC adapter.
• See the Camera User Guide for procedures connecting the camera to the computer.Read This First
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Windows/Macintosh
It’s so Simple! Make Prints Right at Home
Like a Pro
See your Camera User Guide for shooting instructions.
Just install the software once at the beginning.
Shoot the images
Install the software on the computer
Connect the camera to the computer
Precautions for Connecting the
Camera to the Computer (p. 3)
See your Camera User Guide for connecting instructions.
Windows (p. 11)
Macintosh (p. 41)
Download images to the computer
Windows (p. 16)
Macintosh (p. 43)
Print the images
Windows (p. 21)
Macintosh (p. 47)Read This First
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Windows/Macintosh
Unbounded Possibilities with Entertaining
Software
ZoomBrowser EX (Windows)/ImageBrowser (Macintosh)
Versatile image management software for downloading images, editing still images and movies, and printing.
Experiment with diverse printing techniques
Print a variety of layouts. Change paper sizes and print your photos with date stamps and comments to enjoy an expanded range of possibilities.
Windows (p. 21) Macintosh (p. 47)
Edit a Movie
You can edit movies, linking movies and stills that have been downloaded to the computer, adding text, such as titles, adding background music or applying various special effects.
Windows (p. 33) Macintosh (p. 59)
Extract Stills from Movies
You can extract a still from the displayed movie and save it as a new image file. You can also specify a range of frames and extract multiple stills.
Windows Vista or Windows XP only (p. 31) Macintosh (p. 57)
Check multiple photos at a glance with index printing.
Print date stamps with your photos
Printing images is easy
Print comments with your postcards and invitations Read This First
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Enjoy Customizing Your Camera (My Camera)
Set your favorite images and sounds as the camera’s start-up image or shutter sound. (Certain models only)
Windows (p. 35) Macintosh (p. 61)
PhotoStitch (Windows/Macintosh)
A program for merging multiple images into dramatic panoramas.
Stitch a Panorama Together
Windows (p. 34) Macintosh (p. 60)Read This First
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Enjoy Using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY to Take Advantage of the Internet
About CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online photo service for the purchasers of this product.
Registering online (free) allows you to use the various services. See the homepage for the latest menu of services.http://www.cig.canon-europe.com
•See the homepage for information regarding browser versions (Microsoft
Internet Explorer, etc.) and settings to best connect to CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY online photo services.
• Internet access is required (you must already have an account with an
Internet service provider (ISP), browser software installed and an Internet connection).
•Any ISP account charges and access fees must be paid separately.
Upload and share your images
Tell people about your albums by email
Download My
Camera Setting Files
In addition, you can get the latest support information simply by registering.
Your albums on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Your My Camera Settings Files on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Family and friends can browse easilyRead This First
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Windows/Macintosh
How to Register as a Member
Registration is free. You can register online using the supplied CD-ROM (Canon Digital Camera
Solution Disk).
Even if you have previously registered, registering additional information about this product on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY allows you to access the latest support information.
Use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY with the Supplied Software
You can upload images to online albums or download My Camera Settings Files using the supplied software.
To upload many images at once, use ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser to reduce the image size in a single batch for greater convenience.
Supplied CD-ROM
Connect to the internet
Windows (ZoomBrowser EX) Macintosh (ImageBrowser)Read This First
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Windows/Macintosh
System Requirements
Please install the software on a computer meeting the following minimum requirements.
Windows
Macintosh
OS Windows Vista
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports.
CPU Windows Vista: Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Windows XP/Windows 2000: Pentium 500 MHz or higher
RAM Windows Vista: 512 MB or more
Windows XP/Windows 2000: 256 MB or more
Interface USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
•Canon Utilities
- ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
- PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
•Canon Camera TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more
Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better
OS Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.4)
Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports.
CPU PowerPC G3/G4/G5 or Intel Processor
RAM 256 MB or more
Interface USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
•Canon Utilities
- ImageBrowser: 300 MB or more
- PhotoStitch: 50 MB or more
Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or betterRead This First
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• A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software.
• Even when system requirements are met, not all computer functions can be guaranteed.
• A sound card is required to play movie file audio tracks under Windows.
• With Windows, QuickTime is required to save images merged with
PhotoStitch as QuickTime VR images. It is also required to play and edit movies on the Windows 2000 platform.
• With Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later is required.
• Macintosh software cannot be used on disks formatted in the UFS (Unix File
System) format.
Previous ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser Versions
If you are already using a prior version, use the supplied CD-ROM (Canon
Digital Camera Solution Disk) to install and overwrite it with the new version.11
Windows
Using the Software on the Windows
Platform – Preparations
This chapter explains the basic procedures for installing the software and connecting the camera to a computer. Read this material before you connect the camera to the computer.
Installing the Software and USB Driver
Start by installing the software from the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.
Items to Prepare
•Your camera and computer
• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk
• Interface cable supplied with the camera
Installation Procedures
1 Confirm that the camera is NOT connected to the computer.
If it is, disconnect the cable. The software cannot be properly installed if the camera is connected to the computer at the start.
2 Close any programs that are running.
•You must install the software before you connect the camera to the computer.
• You must have authorization as a Computer System Administrator to install programs. Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Preparations
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3 Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
If the [User Account Control] window appears, follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
If the installer panel does not appear automatically, use the following procedures.
4 Click the Digital Camera Software [Easy
Installation] button.
To individually select the software to install, click [Custom Installation].
How to Display the Installer Panel
Use the following procedures to display the installer panel if it does not appear automatically.
Windows Vista
1. Select [Computer] from the [Start] menu.
2. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open].
3. Double-click the [SETUP.EXE]* icon.
4. When [User Account Control] window displays, follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
Windows XP
1. Select [My Computer] from the [Start] menu.
2. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open].
3. Double-click the [SETUP.EXE]* icon.
Windows 2000
1. Double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop.
2. Right-click the CD-ROM icon and select [Open].
3. Double-click the [SETUP.EXE]* icon.
* Some computers may not display the [.EXE] file name extension as shown above.
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5 If other software is running, close each program before clicking [OK].
6 Review the installation settings and click [Install].
The items in the list may differ from those illustrated according to the software installed on your computer.
7 Click [Yes] if you agree to all of the terms of the software license agreement.
The installation will start.
Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.
Click [Yes] if a dialog confirming the installation of Microsoft .Net Framework displays.
When [Custom Installation] is Selected with Windows 2000
The USB driver (the software for connecting) is required when the camera is connected to the computer with an interface cable. Ensure that you select the USB driver [Canon Camera TWAIN Driver].Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Preparations
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8 When the installation is over, select
[Restart computer immediately
(Recommended)] and click [Restart].
At this stage, do NOT remove the Solution
Disk from the CD-ROM drive yet.
If there is no need to restart the computer, the [Finish] screen will display. Click [Finish], remove the Solution Disk from the CD-ROM drive and proceed to Step 10.
9 Remove the disk from the CD-ROM drive when your normal desktop screen appears after restarting.
This concludes the software installation.
Continue by connecting the camera to the computer so that the USB driver can be utilized.
10 After connecting the camera to the computer with the interface cable, turn on the camera power, set it to playback mode and prepare it to communicate with the computer.
If you installed a USB driver, so far the required files have only been copied to your computer. You must now connect the camera to the computer with the interface cable to complete the installation and prepare the driver for use.
See Uninstalling the Software (p. 66) to delete the installed programs.
Methods for connecting the camera to the computer and placing the camera in the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models.
See the Camera User Guide. Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Preparations
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If the Digital Signature Not Found window appears, click [Yes].
The USB driver will automatically finish installing onto the computer when you attach the camera and open a connection.
Dialogs similar to the following will appear during this process (first time the camera is connected to a computer only).
Windows Vista
The dialog on the right will appear after a few moments.
Windows XP
The dialog on the right will appear after a few moments.
Windows 2000
Restart the computer according to the instructions if you are prompted to do so by a message.
This concludes the software and USB driver installation and the procedures for connecting the camera to the computer.
You may now download camera images to the computer (p. 16).
•If you experience problems installing the USB Driver, first uninstall it
(p. 67) and then reinstall it. (Windows 2000)
•See Uninstalling the USB Driver (p. 67) to delete the USB driver installed with these procedures. (Windows 2000)
•See If You Were Using ZoomBrowser EX Version 2 or 3 (p. 75) if you were previously using either version.
To ensure security on computers with Microsoft .NET Framework installed, it will be necessary to update the computer using Windows
Update.Windows
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Using the Software on the Windows
Platform – The Basics
This chapter explains the procedures for using ZoomBrowser EX to download the camera's images to the computer and print them.
Read this chapter after completing the preparations in the Using the Software on the Windows
Platform – Preparations section.
Downloading Images to the Computer
Begin by downloading the images to your computer. The downloading procedure is slightly different according to whether you are using a camera to computer connection (see below) or a memory card reader (p. 19).
Camera to Computer Connection
1 After connecting the supplied interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s DIGITAL terminal, turn on the camera power, set it to playback mode and prepare it to communicate with the computer.
You may not be able to download images when the camera is connected to a computer if there are a large number of images (approximately 1000) on the memory card. Use a memory card reader to download in that case.
Methods for connecting the camera to the computer and placing the camera in the correct mode for connecting vary between camera models.
See the Camera User Guide.Using the Software on the Windows Platform – The Basics
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2 Select [Canon CameraWindow] when a dialog (Events dialog) similar to that on the right displays and click [OK].
In Windows Vista, select [Downloads
Images From Canon Camera using
Canon CameraWindow] from the
AutoPlay dialog.
Your camera model name or
[Canon Camera] will appear here.
Different programs may display according to your computer setup.
CameraWindow displays when the camera and computer are set to the mode to communicate. (Images are not downloaded at this point.)
3 Download the images using the camera or the computer.
By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folder.
If this Events dialog does not appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All
Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow],
[CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow].
Thumbnail Window
CameraWindow
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Using the Camera to Download Images (Windows Vista or Windows XP only)
Download images using the camera’s Direct Transfer function.

Set the Direct Transfer settings on the camera and press the (Print/Share) button or the FUNC./SET button.
The (Print/Share) button will blink blue during the transfer and remain lit when it is complete. Click the mouse button or press any key on the keyboard to resume the ability to operate from the computer.
Using the Computer to Download Images
Click [Transfer Untransferred Images].
•When it is possible to use the Direct Transfer function, the Direct
Transfer settings menu will appear on the LCD monitor and the
(Print/Share) button will light blue.
•See the Camera User Guide for instructions regarding Direct Transfer settings and procedures.
•To download images that have had transfer settings set with the camera, use the camera (Windows Vista or Windows XP only) or a memory card reader.
•To check images in the camera or to download only a portion of the images, click [Operate Images on Camera].
•You can also click in the View Window to upload to the camera images that were downloaded to the computer.
Thumbnail Window
CameraWindow
View Window
Click this button to close the start screen. Using the Software on the Windows Platform – The Basics
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When you click [OK] in the image transfer completion window, the transferred images will display in the Main Window.
The downloaded images are saved into folders according to the shooting date.
Next, print out the images (p. 21).
Memory Card Reader Connection
1 Insert the memory card into the reader.
Use a separately sold card adapter if required.
See the manual for the memory card reader for its connection and handling instructions.
2 Select [View/Download Images using
Canon ZoomBrowser EX] when the dialog to the right appears and click
[OK].
If the dialog above fails to appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All
Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [ZoomBrowser EX
Memory Card Utility], [ZoomBrowser EX Memory Card Utility], and proceed to Step 3.
The last downloaded images will display here according to both their shooting dates and categories.
Folders Area
The downloaded symbol displays on downloaded folders.
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3 Click [Download Images].
The downloaded images are saved into folders according to the shooting date.
At the same time they will also appear grouped by date and category in the [Last Acquired
Images] section.
Next, print out the images (p. 21).
•By default, all the images that have yet to be downloaded will download to the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folder.
•To download images that have had their transfer settings set with the camera, click [Preferences] and select [Images whose transfer settings were specified with the camera] as the image type to be downloaded.
•Click [Lets you select and download images] to show the memory card images in a list, check the images before downloading and download only selected images.
•See Memory Card Folder Structure (p. 69) for information about memory card folder structures and file names.
You can adjust the settings, such as the type of image downloaded and the destination folder, by clicking
[Preferences].Using the Software on the Windows Platform – The Basics
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Printing Images
There are three methods for using ZoomBrowser EX to print images: [Photo Print], [Index Print] and [Print Using Other Software]. This section explains how to use the [Photo Print] option.
Photo Print
Prints one image on each page.
1 Click [Print & Email] in ZoomBrowser EX's Main Window, followed by [Photo
Print].
2 After confirming that [1. Select Images] is selected, select images.
You can select multiple images by holding the [Ctrl] key down while clicking on successive images.
• Movies cannot be printed, but with Windows Vista and Windows XP you can print stills after they have been extracted from movies and saved to files.
• To use the Index Print option, click [Print & Email] in the Main Window, followed by [Index Print].
The background of selected images changes to blue.Using the Software on the Windows Platform – The Basics
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3 Click [2. Printer and Layout Settings] and adjust the categories as you feel necessary.
4 Click [3. Print].
Printing will start.
This chapter explained the ZoomBrowser EX basics.
Once you have mastered them, try the advanced techniques.
•Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques (p. 23).
Selects the printer and the paper size etc.
Sets the number of print copies.
This button switches between images if multiple images were selected.
Selects a printing method for the shooting date/time information.
Text can be inserted here to print with this photo.23
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Using the Software on the Windows
Platform – Advanced Techniques
This chapter explains various ZoomBrowser EX features.
Proceed to this chapter once you have mastered the basic ZoomBrowser EX procedures in the
Using the Software on the Windows Platform – The Basics chapter.
The ZoomBrowser EX Windows
This section describes the principal ZoomBrowser EX windows: the Main Window, Viewer
Window and Properties Window.
Main Window
This window is for displaying and organizing images downloaded to the computer.
Last Acquired Images (p. 24)
Task Buttons (p. 24)
Browser Area
(p. 24)
Function Buttons (p. 26)
Switches between showing and hiding the Task
Buttons and Last
Acquired Images section and the
Folders Area.
Display Mode
(p. 25)
Display Control
Panel (p. 26)
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Task Buttons
• ZoomBrowser EX's tasks are arranged here like an index.
•Click a Task button to carry out the desired task.
These features are described in ZoomBrowser EX Features (p. 29)
Folders Area
•Use this area to select folders. The selected folders and the images within the selected folders display in the Browser Area.
If you select a network drive in advance with Windows Explorer, you can display network folders, but you cannot add, change or delete those folders in the Browser Area.
• If you selected Favorite Folders, only the folders registered in advance as Favorite Folders will display. You are recommended to register a folder that you use frequently as one of the
Favorite Folders. If you selected All Folders, all the folders will display.
Last Acquired Images
• You can check images grouped according to the shooting date or My Category.
Browser Area
•The folders and the images within the folders selected in the Last Acquired Images section or
Folders Area display here.
• You can sort the image order in the Browser Area by file name, shooting date or other characteristics by selecting [View] and [Sort by].
• The following icons will display around images according to their attributes.
Images shot with the camera's Stitch Assist mode
RAW images
Movies
Images with sound memo attachments
Protected images
Images shot with the camera's AEB function
Rotated Images (In display only)
Methods for Registering a Favorite Folder
•If [Favorite Folders] is displayed: click [Add] and select a folder.
•If [All Folders] is displayed: select a folder and click [Add to Favorites].
• To delete a folder in the Favorite Folders area, select a folder and click the [Delete] button.Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques
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Display Mode
•Selects the display style for the Browser Area.
Zoom Mode
Displays all the images in a folder as thumbnail images. This mode is convenient for searching for images since many can be displayed at once.
If additional folders are nested within a folder, their images are displayed as thumbnails as well.
If you move the mouse cursor over a folder,
will display on the upper right. Clicking here displays that folder zoomed in.
Scroll Mode
The images within the selected folder and subfolders will display. If you set the display folder depth (level) to [1] or greater, the thumbnails of the images in the folder will also display. You can change the folder depth in the
[Tools] menu under the [Preferences] option.
Preview Mode
This mode displays the image at a larger size as well as the image information.
In zoom mode or scroll mode, positioning the mouse pointer over a thumbnail causes the image to appear at a higher magnification in a Mouse
Over window. You can also set the Mouse Over window to not show in the
(Show Information) menu. Using the Software on the Windows Platform – Advanced Techniques
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Display Control Panel
• This panel adjusts the display settings for the Browser Area.
Function Buttons
• These buttons are available f

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