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Olympus® PEN E-PL1 For Dummies® by Julie Adair King

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Chapter 4. Playback Mode: Viewing, Protecting, and Erasing Pictures (And Movies)

In This Chapter

  • Exploring picture playback functions

  • Customizing playback views

  • Deciphering the picture information displays

  • Deleting bad pictures and protecting great ones

  • Playing your movies

  • Creating slide shows

  • Connecting your camera to a TV for big-screen playback

Without question, my favorite thing about digital photography is being able to view my pictures on the camera monitor the instant after I shoot them. No more guessing whether I captured the image I wanted or whether I need to try again, as in the film era. And no more wasting money on developing and printing pictures that stink.

Playback Mode: Viewing, Protecting, and Erasing Pictures (And Movies)

This chapter introduces you to all the playback features on the E-PL1, starting with ways to view still photos and winding up with a primer in playing movies. In addition, this chapter shows you how to erase pictures you don't like and how to protect the ones you love from being deleted accidentally. You also find out how to create an in-camera slide show and display your photos and movies on a television screen.

Customizing Playback Timing

You can control many aspects of picture playback, including what type of data appears with your pictures. Later sections explain all the possibilities. But first, be aware of the following two camera settings that affect when your pictures appear and for how long each image displays:

  • Adjust ...

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