Canon Powershot S50 Review
USB Auto Download
When you connect the S50 to your computer via the USB port it will automatically
initiate the download application as shown above. (These screens were taken
from our G3 review, the S50's software is the same.)
a new folder based on the shooting date or download date.
The USB 1.1 port transfers JPEGs in 3 secs and raw files take about 7 secs.
Canon's Zoom Browser is like a graphical Explorer for your image files. You can just double-click to view a JPEG or convert and view a raw CRW file or use the menu on the left side for these options:
Upload Images Upload images back to the camera
My Camera Settings Display current camera settings
Remote Shooting Start the Remote Capture program (see next page)
Layout Print Layout print design
Index Print Print index sheets
View & Modify
Edit Image Launch graphic editor
Process RAW Images Convert .CRW files to TIFF or JPEG
The Camera Settings dialogue box
The editor window lets you crop or adjust color, brightness and contrast.
The File Viewer Utility lets you convert raw .CRW files to TIFF or JPEG format. Before conversion you can select a different white balance or color effect and apply it to the raw data.
An excellent third-party program that reads Canon S50 RAW image data is
BreezeBrowser for Windows. It handles RAW data from any Canon camera including
the new EOS 10D and D60 SLRs too.
Canon raw .CRW files can be saved as Exif-JPEG, Exif-TIFF or 16-bit TIFF.
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Remote Capture Software
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