Canon Powershot A640 Review

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Canon Powershot A640


USB Transfer Utility

Canon Powershot A640

When you connect the camera to your computer via the USB port it will automatically initiate the CameraWindow interface shown above with three tab options:

  • Acquire Images - download your images to the computer

  • Set to Camera - change your MyCamera startup options, start a Slide Show, make changes to the camera settings or Upload images to the camera

  • Remote shooting - starts the RemoteCapture program for tethered control of the camera (see next page for more information)

Canon Powershot A640

Image Download is a simple and automatic thing. You can change the output folder and sub-folder location in ZoomBrowser. It can be set to save images in a new sub-folder using the capture date or other parameters. This options transfers ALL files in the camera, if you want to selectively download images then use the List Images option (see next frame).

Canon Powershot A640

This screen lets you can see thumbnails and view any of the images in the camera. You can selectively tag and transfer as many images as desired. You can also launch ZoomBrowser to print or view or tag images to be resized and sent via email.

Canon Powershot A640

Here you can set an owner's name.

Canon Powershot A640

You can personalize your camera by either choosing a specific theme.

Canon Powershot A640

Or you can choose each parameter individually.

ZoomBrowser EX

Organize, Edit, Print, Email

Canon Powershot A640

Zoom Browser is like a graphical Explorer for your image files. It has three main display modes: Zoom Mode (shown here), Scroll Mode and Preview Mode (shown below). You can double-click to view an image or movie or use the Task Menu on the left side to:

    Acquire & Camera Settings - same as the CameraWindow options: Acquire Images, Set to Camera and Remote shooting.

    View & Classify - Slide Show, Rename Multiple Files, Classify into Folder and Search

    Edit - Edit Image, Edit Movie and Process RAW Images

    Export - Export Still Images, Export Movies, Export Shooting Properties, Export as a Screen Saver, Export as a Wallpaper, Backup to CD

    Print - Easy Photo Print, Layout Print, Contact Sheet Print

    Internet - Email Images, downsize, compress and email images

Canon Powershot A640

Scroll Mode

Canon Powershot A640

Preview Mode

Canon Powershot A640

You can view one, two, three or four images in the View window. Images can be synchronized (locked) as shown here for side-by-side comparisons regardless of the display magnification.

Canon Powershot A640

Here you can adjust settings for Color, RGB, Level, and Tone Curve.

Canon Powershot A640

RedEye Correction lets you automatically/manually fix most instances of flash red-eye.

Canon Powershot A640

Select a thumbnail and click on Properties to display image info.

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