Adding a Copyright to Images

In broad terms, a copyright identifies your ownership of images. On the T3i/600D, you can add your copyright information so that your name and other information is embedded into each image that you shoot. This copyright information can be a first step in proving your ownership of images that are used without your permission. For this and other reasons, I encourage you to enter your copyright information. You only have to enter it once for it to be used on all your images. Also, the copyright information appears only in the images metadata, and not on printed images.

TIP: To complete the copyright process, register your images with the United States Copyright Office. For more information, visit

Additional Setup Options

The T3i/600D has a number of handy setup options that can make your shooting easier and more efficient. You may have already set more of these options, but in case you missed some, you can check Table 1.3 and see which one you want to set or change.

The additional setup options are typically those that you set up only once, although some you may revisit in specific shooting scenarios. For example, I prefer to turn on the autofocus confirmation beep in most shooting situations. But at a wedding or an event where the sound of the beep is intrusive, I turn it off.

Also, you may prefer to have vertical images automatically rotate on the LCD to the correct orientation. However, this rotation makes the LCD images smaller, so you may prefer to rotate vertical images only for computer display.

Table 1.3 provides a guide for these additional setup options. If you don't see an option listed in the table, check to see which shooting mode you've set on the Mode dial. Some options are not available in the automatic shooting modes such as Portrait, Landscape, and Sports. If an option isn't available, just change the Mode dial to P, Tv, Av, M, or A-DEP to access the option. In other instance.

Manual Reset

If you choose Manual reset, the camera first creates a new folder on the memory card, and then it saves images to the new folder starting with file number 0001. Then the file numbering returns to Continuous or Auto - whichever option you used previously.

Then Manual reset option is handy if you want the camera to create separate folders for images that you take over a span of several days.

To change the file-numbering method on the T3i/600D, follow these steps:

1. On the Setup 1 menu, select File numbering, and then press the Set button. Three file-numbering options appear with the current setting highlighted.

2. Press the down cross key to select Continuous, Auto reset, or Manual reset, and then press the Set button. Then option you choose remains in effect until you change it with the exception of Manual reset, as noted previously.

Auto Reset

With this file-numbering option, you can have the file number restart with 0001 each time you insert a different card. If the memory card has images stored on it, then numbering continues from the highest image number stored on the card. So if you want the image numbering to always begin at 0001, then be sure to insert a freshly formatted memory card each time you replace the card.

Continuous File Numbering

When you begin using the T3i/600D, the camera automatically numbers images sequentially. When you replace the memory card, the camera remembers the last highest image number and continues numbering from the last file number. Images are numbered sequentially using a unique, 4-digit number from 0001 to 9999. The camera continues sequential numbering until you shoot image number 9999. At that point, the camera creates a new folder, and new images that you shoot restart with number 0001.

This file-numbering sequence continues uninterrupted until you insect a memory card that already has images on it. At that point, the T3i/600D notes the highest file number on the memory card, and then uses the next highest number when you take the next image - provided that the number is higher than the highest image number stored in the camera's memory. Stated another way, the camera use the highest number that is either on the memory card or that is stored in the camera's internal memory. Then the camera uses that number to continue file numbering. If it is important to you that files be numbered consecutively, then be sure to insert formatted/empty memory cards into the camera.

An advantage of Continuous file numbering is that, to a point, this file-numbering option ensures unique file name, making managing and organizing images on the computer easier because there is less chance that images will have duplicate file names.

Choosing File Numbering

The  Rebel T3i/600D automatically numbers your images for you, but can change the sequence to suit your work.

At the default settings, the Rebel numbers images and assigns prefixes and file extensions. Both JPEG and RAW files begin with the prefix IMG. Movie files begin with MVI_and hav a .mov file extension. The flexibility comes in because you can choose the type of file-numbering method that the camera uses, and your choice can help you manage images on your computer. The file-numbering options are Continuous, Auto reset, and Manual reset
(Show in Figure 1.11).

Working With Folders

With the T3i/600D, the camera automatically creates a folder in which to store images. However, you can set up additional folders and that's helpful if you want to keep images for different scenes and subjects in separate folders. Plus using folders can help you organize images as you download them to the computer. On the T3i/600D, each folder can contain up to 9,999 images, and when that number is reached, the camera automatically creates a new folder.

Resizing JPEG Images In The Camera

If you want to have images read to use off the memory card in a digital photo frame, on a web or social medial site, or to send in e-mail, you can resize most JPEG images directly in the camera. Whne you resize an image, the T3i/600D creates a copy of the original file, resizes it to the size you choose, and then saves  it as a new file on the memory card. The original image is left intact on the memory card so that you have a full-size image for editing and printing. You can only resize JPEG images captured as Large, Medium, S1, or S2. RAW and S3 JPEG images can't be resized.


On the Rebel T3i/600D, you can also choose to capture both RAW and Large/Fine JPEG images simultaneously. The RAW + JPEG option on the image Quality screen show in Figure 1.110 is handy when you want the advantages that RAW file offer, and you also want a JPEG image to quickly post on a website or to send in e-mail. If you choose RAW + PPEG, both images are saved in the same folder with the same file number but with different file extensions. RAW file have a . CR2 extension, and JPEG files have a. JPG extension.

RAW Format

RAW files store image data directly from the camera's sensor to the memory card with a minimum of in-camera processing. Unlike JPEG images, which you can view in any images - editing program, you must view RAW files using the Canon Image Browser or Digital Photo Professional, which are programs included on the EOS Digital Solutions Disk. Or you can use another RAW - compatible program such as Adobe Bridge, Lightroom, or Camera Raw. Most operating systems, such at the Mac, provide regular updates so that you can view RAW images on you computer without first opening them in a RAW conversion program. To print and share RAW images, you must first convert them by using a program that supports the T3i/600D's RAW file format, and then save them as a TIFF or JPEG file. You can use Canon's Digital Photo Professional program are  Third-party Raw-conversion program to convert RAW images.

Should You Use The S2 and S3 JPEG Options?

On the T3i/600D you have two additional JPEG options ; S2 and S3. Both options create images that are saved with low compression, but at very small sizes. The S2 option produces images at a diminutive 3.5 x 5.1 inches with a 2.5 megapixel recording size, but the image is at a size that fits into a digital photo frame with no resizing needed in an editing program. The S3 option produces even smaller images that are ready for you to send in e-mail or post on the web, and it record on 0.3 megapixels. These are convenient options, but because you cannot shoot these small file in combination with a large size , you have to be certain that you will never want large versions of you S2 and S3 images.

JPEG Format

JPEG, an acronym for Joint Photograpic Experts Group, is a popular file format for digital images that provides not only smaller file sizes than the RAW files, but also offers the advantage of being able to display your images straight from the camera on any computer, on the web, and in e-mail messages. To achieve the small file size, JPEG compresses images, and in the process, discard some data from the image typically data that you would not easily see. This characteristic of discarding image data during compression is why JPEG compression. High compression level, the smaller the file size and the more images that you can store on the memory card, and vice versa.

Choosing The File Format and Quality

When it comes to deciding what kind of image to capture, you have three choices. You can first choose whether to shoot JPEG or RAW images, and then you can decide the size or quality of the files. The file format and quality level decision are important ones because they determine not only the number of images that you can store on the memory card, but also the size at which you can print images from the Rebel T3i/600D.

Memory Cards

One of the important choices you make is deciding which memory card you use in the camera. You can use SD and SDHC, SDXC, and Eye-FI SD memory cards. Not all memory cards are created equal, and the type and speed of media that you use affects the Rebel T3i/600D's performance, including how quickly images are written to the memory card, and your ability to continue shooting during the image-writing process. Memory card speed also effects the speed at which images display on the LCD. And with the high-definition video capability of the Rebel, Canon recommends using a Class 6 or higher memory card.

Getting Started With The Rebel T3i/600D

Even if you've aready set up the T3i/600D, I suggest that you review this section foe settings that you may have missed or want to adjust.

Many people are afraid that changing camera setting will "mess up" the pictures that they're getting, and that they wont't know how to reset the camera if they don't like the changes they've made. But there is no reason to worry because Cannon provides a reset option so that you can always go back to the original setting on the Rebel T3i/600D and start fresh.

Viewfinder Display

On the Rebel T3i/600D, the optical, eye-level pentamirror viewfinder displays approximately 95 percent of the scene that the sensor captures. In addition, the viewfinder display the AF points, a 4-percent Spot metering circle that is displayed at the center of the viewfinder, as well as information at the bottom that displays the current shooting settings, a focus confirmation light, and other settings.


With the T3i/600D, the 3-inch LCD not only displays captured images and current camera settings, but it also provides a live view of the scene when you're shooting in Live View and Movie modes. The LCD display 100 percent coverage of the scene coverage of the scene. Figure 1.8 provides LCD detail.

Lens Controls

Depending on the lens your are using, the number and type of controls offered vary. For example, if you using an Image Stabilized lens, such as the lend, the lends barrel has a switch to turn on images Stabilization, which helps counteract the motion of you hands as you told the camera and lens,

Many Canon lenses offer the Focus modes switch the enables you to switch between autofocus or manual focus. Image Stabilization (IS) lenses offer controls to turn stabilization on or off. Lens controls differ by lens.

Depending on the lens, additional controls may include the following.

Side of The Camera

On the side of the T3i/600D is a set of terminal under a cover and embossed with icons that identify the terminal, which include.

>>External microphone IN terminal. This terminal enables the connection of an external stereo microphone that you can use to record sound with videos.

>>Remote control terminal. This terminal enables the connection of an accessory Remote Switch RS-60E3.

>>Audio/Video OUT/Digital terminal. The A/V OUT terminal enables you to connect the camera to a nonhigh-definition (HD) television set using the A/V cable supplied in the camera box to view still images and movies on the TV. This cord is also used for printing directly from the camera to the printer.

>>HDMI mini OUT terminal. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) mini OUT terminal is used to connect the camera to an HD television using the accessory HDMI Cable HTC-100 cable to play back still images and movies on the TV.

Rear of The Camera - Part 2

The four buttons grouped around the Set button are collectively referred to ass cross keys. The fuctionality of the keys changes depending on whether you're playing back omages, navigating camera menus, or changing exposure settings. Also you can adjust the setting designated by the key only P, Tv, Av, M, and A-DEP modes. in automatic modes such as Portrait and Landscape, only some of the keys are available. For example, in Portrait shooting mode, you can press the Drive mode key to select some of the drive modes.

Rear of The Camera - Part 1

The controls on the back of the Rebel T3i/600D. Some of the rear camera controls can be used only in P, Tv, Av, M, and A-DEP shooting modes. In automatic camera modes such as Portrait, Landscape, and Sport, the camera sets the majority of the camera settings for you, so pressing the AF,WB and Drive mode selection button has no effect. But in P, Tv, Av, or M, and A-DEP shooting modes, these buttons function as describeb in this section.

Here is a look at the of the camera:

Top of The Camera

Controls on the top of the camera, show in Figure 1.5, enable you to use your thumb and index finger on your right hant to control common adjustments quickly. Here is a look at the top of the camera.

Front of The Camera

On the front of the camera, the controls that you'll use most often are the Lens Release button and the Depth-of-Field Previem button (show in Figure 1.4). And, of course, you'll use the lens mount each time you change lenses.

Roadmad to the Rebel T3i/600D

With the clean desing of the T3i/600D , you can use your thumb to quickly adjust the key controls on the back of the camera. The camera has good heft that helps stabilize it in your hand. The grip is deeper then on previous models, and the channel pad on the back is sculpted to steady your thumb when you are holding the camera. when you're shooting in positions where it's awkward or impossible to look through the viewfinder, just flip out and rotate the articulated LCD screen to get a 100 percent view of the scene at the angle you need. The LCD is also indispensable when you're recording movies.

The T3i/600D's most frequently accessed camera controls are easily accessible for quick adjustments as you're shooting. Less frequently used functions are accessible from the camera menus. The following sections will help you get acquainted with the camera's buttons and controls. It's good ideal to familiarize yourself with the name of the controls because those names will be used throughout the book.

Overview of the T3i/600D Camera Control


There are several key camera controls that you will use often. The following selections provide methods for using the controls efficiently.

Setting Up The EOS Rebel T3i/600D

Chances are good that you have already used your EOS Rebel T3i/600D, and you know where the main control on the camera are located and what they do. But to become expert in shooting with the T3i/600D, you need to learn the camera controls so well thet you can use them instinctively and without hesitation. The better you know the camera, the fewer shots you'll miss.

Hye friends now i want help you become familiar with the T3i/600D and to provide ways to make your and faster. As you read, have the camera nearby so that you can locate the controls. Also know that the shortest path to gaining mastery of the camera is using it every day.

Why Are My Pictures Blurry?

The most common reasons for blurry pictures are :-

Handholding the camera at a show shutter speed and/or at a shutter speed that is too slow for the lens being used. This is the number one reason for blurry pictures. If everything in the images is blurry, then handshake is the problem. Controlling Exposure and Focus gives guidelines for minimum shutter speeds at with you can hold the camera without getting blur from handshake. To avoid hand shake a slow shutter speeds, you can use a tripod in interior and low-light scenes. Alternately, you can use the built-in or an accessory flash. Or you can increase the ISO sensitivity setting to get a faster shutter speed.

Getting Sharp Focus

When you're shooting in P, Tv, Av, and M shooting modes, you can control the focus - where the focus set in the image. In other shooting modes, the camera automatically decides what and where the subject is and it decides which autofocus (AF) point or points to use. This is called automatic AF-point selection. Sometimes the camera correctly indetifies the subject, and other times, it does not. Because one aspect of getting a successful image in getting sharp focus, it's important to know how to control the focus.

Chossing a Shooting Mode

Here is a high-level  summary to help  you choose a shooting mode:

> When you want to shoot quickly without worrying about changing camera settings, choose a Basic Zone shooting mode such as Portrait, Landscape, or Sports mode to have the camera take control of everything. You can choose the image-quality settings and a few other options. Press the Q button to display the Quick Control screen to see what adjustments you can make.

Setting The Image Quality

The image - recording quality that you use to take your pictures is an important decision because it ultimately affects how large you can print your images, the number of images that you can store on the memory card, and the "burst" rate--the maximum number of images captures when you shoot a series of images in succession in continuous shooting. The higher the images quality you set, the larger the print that you can make, and the fewer images you can store on the memory card. But with memory card prices being much more affordable in recent year, it`s worth getting a large memory card and talking advantage of the highest-quality images that the T3i/600D can deliver. Higher image quality also reduces the burst rate. But even at the Large/ Fine quality, the burst rate is a healthy 34 images.

I recommend choosing the Large/Fine recording quality to get the highest qualityJPEG images. Also, if you're an experienced photographer, then shootingRAW capture is an excellent option for getting the best image quality.

Setting the Date and Time

Setting the date and time is the first thing that the camera asks you to do. Once you set it, the date and time are embedded into Exif ( Exchangeable Image File Format ) data for every image that you make. The EXIF data contains all the information about a picture including the exposure information, camera settings, and the date and time you made the picture. You can see this information when you view your image in Image Browser, a program on the EOS Solution disk that comes with the camera. The date and time provides a handy record that you can use to recall when you took pictures, and it can help   you organize on your computer.
You  may also need to reset the date and time if you run the battery completely out of power.

Setting up the Camera

Much of the setup for the camera is done using the camera menus. To help you navigate the menus, they are arranged by type and color.

It's important to know that the items on the camera menus change according to the shooting mode that you chose. In the automatic, or Basic Zone shooting modes. Also, the menus change when you're Movie and Live View shooting modes. So if you can't one of the options mentioned in this book, first check to see what shooting mode the camera is in, and then switch to a Creative Zone mode and check the menu again.

A Quick Look at Key T3i/600D Camera Controls

For most of your everyday shooting, you have the camera controls you need within easy reach. The following main controls can bes used together on separately to control most functions on the T3i/600D.

Mode Dial : This dial enables you to choose a shooting mode. Shooting modes determine how much control you have over you images and over camera settings. To select a shooting mode, turn the Mode dial until the mode you want is lined up with the line on the camera boy.

Quick Tour

If you just got your Rebel T3i/600D, then becoming familiar with the camera and setting it up to suit your needs are important first steps. This Quick Tour gives you a brief walkthrough of key camera controls and provides a quik look at setting up and using the camera. Many of the topics here are discussed in more in more detail later at teh blog, but this tour gets you off to good start.


You don't have to be an experienced photographer to get great pictures and movies from the EOS Rebel T3i/600D, and that's one of the beauties of the camera. But if you've explored the camera, then you know that there are far more features and options under the hood of the T3i/600D than its simple exterior suggests. Discovering and understanding all that the T3i/600D offers is challenging, and it helps if you have a seasoned guide.
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