HP PhotoSmart M22 Review

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HP PhotoSmart M22

Playback Modes & Menu Options

HP PhotoSmart M22

When you press the Play mode button, the last image captured is displayed full
screen with minimal exposure information. The 2 of 9 indicates that this is the
second image of nine taken.

HP PhotoSmart M22

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function
which is activated by pressing "Down" on the 4-way controller. Nine thumbnail
size images will be displayed and you can select one using the 4-way
controller and then pressing the Ok button.

HP PhotoSmart M22

The Playback menu options:

    Delete - Delete current, all or format

    Remove Red Eyes - Corrects the red effect which appears in the eyes of a subject when using the flash

    Image Advice - Provides an analysis of the image, to identify problems with focus, exposure, etc.

    Preview Panorama - Displays a low-resolution preview of a selected stitched panorama image

    Rotate - Rotate image 90° clockwise, may be used multiple times

    Record Audio - Records up to 60 sec. of audio to be attached to a still image

    Exit - Exit the menu system

HP PhotoSmart M22

You can magnify an image in Playback mode by pressing "Up" on the 4-way
controller. This allows you to check images for critical focus, etc. You can
then scroll around the image by pressing the OK button and using the 4-way

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Images captured in portrait mode are auto-rotated, thanks to the built-in orientation sensor.

HP PhotoSmart M22

You can easily take care of red-eye without having to transfer your image to
a computer, thanks to the M22's in-camera red-eye removal. Going to the
Image advice option will notify you if there is a possible occurrence of
Red-eye, then you select Remove Red Eyes in the playback menu and it
eliminates any red-eye and allows you to preview what was changed (see above), then you
can opt to save it or cancel. When you save it, it overwrites the original,
so if you do not want to lose the original file I would suggest copying it
to your computer first.

HP PhotoSmart M22

Up to 60-second voice memos can be attached to still images and then played back through the
camera's speaker.

HP PhotoSmart M22

The motion video and audio clips are played back full-screen on the LCD or a
TV (when using the optional HP R-series Camera Dock.) You can record MPEG-1
320×240 movies at up to 30fps with audio, with the length determined only by
the capacity of your memory card.

HP PhotoSmart M22

Pressing the Instant Share button brings up this onscreen menu. The first
option lets you print an image when connected to a PictBridge compatible
printer. Next is Share All Images, which allows you to share all of the images
on the internal memory or the inserted memory card. Use the HP Instant Share
Setup in order to use all of the Instant Share Menu features. You have to first
connect the camera to your PC, then set it up by following the onscreen
instructions. After you have gone through the setup, you have access to these
options (E-mail destinations, Web site destinations.) These allow you to sort
your images on the camera, so when you connect the camera to the computer, the
software will automatically transfer the images to the selected destination.

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