How To Use A Digital Camera


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How To Use A Digital Camera

  1. 1. HOW TO USE A DIGITAL CAMERA? This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. HOW TO USE A DIGITAL CAMERA? • A digital camera is an electronic photo camera. Once the photo is taken, the camera will record, encode digitally and store it for later reproduction. In this way the picture can be uploaded on your computer.
  3. 3. HOW TO TURN IT ON? • Insert the battery
  4. 4. Open the cover and insert memory card
  5. 5. Set the power switch to ON
  6. 6. HOW TO DO A PICTURE • Set the mode dial to AUTO or FULL AUTO - all the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.
  7. 7. • Focus the subject - Aim the auto focus point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. • Take the picture - press the shutter button completely to take the picture
  8. 8. • View the image - the captured image will be displayed for about 2/3 seconds on the LCD monitor.
  9. 9. HOW CAN I WATCH MY PICTURES? • keep the shutter button fully depressed after taking the shot.
  10. 10. • Press the FUNC./SET or DISP. button while the image is displayed in the LCD monitor
  11. 11. • To playback all the pictures taken: • set the mode dial to playback. • display the image you wish to view - use the ► button to select the image. • use the ►buttons to move to the next image and the other direction to move to the previous image.
  12. 12. HOW CAN I GET THE PICTURE TO MY COMPUTER (TRANSFER)? • First you have to install the sofware provided with the camera in your computer (a CD is provided with the camera package) following the instructions. • you have to connect the camera to your computer. • use the supplied interface cable.
  13. 13. • to connect the computer's USB port. • to the camera's Digital terminal.
  14. 14. • open and plug the interface cable. • in all the way.
  15. 15. • set the mode dial to playback and turn on the power.
  16. 16. • Now the camera and computer will be able to communicate: • In the autoplay dialog box click import pictures and videos or copy picture to my computer. • Follow the instructions provided by the dialog box clicking "next" or "ok" • Select the folder where you want to save it or open a new folder and name it • Tag your pictures if possible • Click "import" or "next" or "ok" to import pictures to your computer/folder till the end of the instructions provided. Now the imported pictures appear in your computer/folder.
  17. 17. HOW CAN I WATCH AND MODIFY THE PICTURE TO MY COMPUTER? • Once uploaded your pictures, you have to open the folder where you have saved them and click on each of them with the left mouse button twice. • Your pictures are like documents, you can now open it to watch or modify it, depending of your computer programs and the device you use.
  18. 18. • Often there are photo gallery softwares preinstalled in your computer like: office picture manager, paint, I Photo, etc. With those you can manage, edit, share, and view your pictures from where you store them on your computer. • Attention!!! Don't loose your original pictures. While editing them, it is better to save the new version with a name in a specific new folder (which will be recognizable).
  19. 19. HOW DO I GET THE PICTURE TO THE WEB? • Sharing pictures with your friends is easy. You can send pictures by e-mail or create a share point using internet. • There are many web sites for sharing photos on internet and/or publish them. For example Flickr or Imageshack, are websites where you can publish your photos by creating a personnal account.
  20. 20. • To create a personal account, you must give your name, surname, date of birth, country, city and your e mail address. You must also choose a password. Each time you go on the web site, you can access your personal account by providing your password. • Once in your personal account, you can publish your photos and share them with your selected friends.
  21. 21. Upload your photos (read on the left to the right)