E-PL2

E-PL2

Playback Screens & Menus

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Pressing the Play button displays the last recorded image. You can navigate through stored images by using the Arrow Pad/4-way controller or rotating the Control Dial.

The INFO button controls the amount of detailed information that is displayed for an image. Above you can see an animation of the available options. Press this button repeatedly until the desired information is superimposed on top of the photo.


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The Index button lets you show several images on the LCD monitor at the same time. During single-frame playback, press the Index button to enter the thumbnail mode. This allows you to quickly search through stored images. Pressing this button again brings up the Calendar display mode. With the Calendar display on the screen, you can choose images by the date they were shot.



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The Magnify button, also know as the Zoom playback function, allows you to closely inspect images by zooming in up to 14x in several steps. Once an image is enlarged, you can move around inside of it by using the 4-way pad.

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Playback menu options:

  • Slide show - Begin automated slide show playback changing every 2-10 seconds with all files, stills only, or movie
  • Edit - Enters the Edit menu, shown below
  • DPOF - Store print reservation information (# of prints, date/time) to send images to a DPOF-compatible photo lab or DPOF-compatible printer
  • Reset Protect - Protect images from accidental erasure


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Movie files are played back full screen. Once playback starts, you can pause, fast-forward, rewind, and play frame-by-frame. To adjust the volume you use the 4-way controller up or down.


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JPEG Edit menu options:
  • Shadow Adjustment - Helps brighten dark backlight objects
  • Redeye Fix - Remove occurrences of Redeye in you portrait images
  • Crop - Crop a section of an image and save as a new file
  • Aspect - Convert the image aspect ratio (3:2, 16:9, 6:6)
  • Black&White - Convert an image to black&white
  • Sepia - Convert an image to sepia tone
  • Saturation - Adjust the color depth of an image
  • Resize - Save an image to a smaller size (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240)
  • e-Portrait - Saves an image as a new MSF image with adjustments to enhance skin tone



olympus_e-pl2_penpal_send_anim.gifHere you can see the process of sending a photo to your smart phone, when using the optional PENPAL Bluetooth unit from Olympus. Once you've paired the E-PL2/PENPAL combo to your phone (see our Record Screens & Menus page for details), you can send any JPEG image stored on your memory card.

To accomplish this, you enter Playback mode on the camera, press the OK button in the center to bring up the Edit menu, and choose the SEND A PICTURE option. The camera will then transfer the image to your smart phone (I had to accept the file transmission on my Droid phone), and from here you can send it via a MMS text message, email, or upload it directly to you favorite social media website; like Facebook or Twitter.

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