Playback Screens & Menus

Please excuse the poor quality of these screen captures. The PowerShot N kit does not include an AV output cable, therefore we had to photograph the display screen.

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When you press the Playback button on the PowerShot N, you'll see the images stored on the camera's memory card. When a single image is displayed on the screen, you'll see the Wi-Fi icon in the upper left corner, file number in the upper right corner, Func button and image resolution in the lower left corner, and date and time the image was shot in the lower right corner.

Just touch the screen along the top or bottom edge to remove all of the data from the screen, so you can see the image in a full screen view. Touch the screen again to cause the icons to return to the screen.

If you touch the Wi-Fi icon, you can open the Wi-Fi connection screen.

Touch the screen at the left or right edge to scroll ahead to the next image or back to the previous image.

Touch the Func button to call up a popup menu that gives you a few editing options for each of your images. The popup menu options are:

  • Rotate
  • Favorites
  • Erase
  • List/Play Digest Movies
  • Image Search
  • Slideshow

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You can view thumbnail images of the photos stored on the memory card. With a single image on the N's screen, turn the zoom ring to the left, and the view will change to a 2x2 grid of thumbnails. Twist the zoom ring to the left a few more times, and the view will change to a 3x3, 6x6, and 10x10 grid. To reduce the number of thumbnail images in the grid, twist the zoom ring to the right.

In thumbnail view, just touch the photo twice that you want to view in full screen.

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You also can use the zoom ring on the N to magnify the single image shown on the screen. Twist the zoom ring to the right, and you'll see the image magnified. The white outlined rectangle in the lower right represents the full image, while the white box inside the rectangle represents the current view on the screen versus the overall image. To see other parts of the overall image not currently on the screen, drag your finger across the screen to scroll to a new location in the scene.

Touch the Back button in the upper right corner to end the magnify function and return to a single view.

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You also can play movies stored on the image card using the PowerShot N's Playback feature. You'll see the same data and icons on the screen about the movie as you'd see with a still image. Touch the screen at the upper or lower edge to remove all the icons from the screen.

With a movie on the screen, touch the Play button in the middle of the screen to play the movie. To pause the movie, touch the screen at the upper or lower edge, which will cause the movie control buttons to appear along the lower edge. Touch the Play button to begin playing the movie again. Touch the Back button in the upper right corner to return to the original view of the movie.

To open the N's Playback menu, you'll need to press the Func button followed by the Menu button on the subsequent screen. It's a bit of a hassle to have to press two buttons to open the Playback menu. To move through the options in the Playback menu, drag your finger across the screen upward or downward.

The Playback menu is indicated by the Play icon in the tab in the upper left corner of the screen. Some of the options may be grayed out, depending on the types of images you have stored on the memory card. The PowerShot N's Playback menu options are:

  • Erase - Select, Select All Images
  • Rotate - Change the orientation of your image by 90° at a time
  • Favorites - Tag an image or movie clip as a favorite, protecting it from deletion
  • Photobook Set-Up - Select, Select All Images, Clear All Selections
  • Red-Eye Correction - Removes redness from the eyes of your subjects
  • Face ID Info - Name Display (On, Off), Edit ID Info
  • Group Images - On, Off
  • Auto Rotate - On, Off
  • Set Touch Actions - Up and Left, Up and Right, Down and Left, Down and Right (link one of the following commands to each of the four previously listed actions: Favorites, Next Favorite, Previous Favorite, Next Date, Previous Date, To Camera, To Smartphone, To Computer, To Printer, To Web Service, Slideshow, Erase, Rotate)
The Setup menu can be accessed from the Playback screen, too, by touching the tools icon along the top of the screen.

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