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Highlight feature was turned on don't no how to switch off

When I view my pictures in playback mode the bright area's flash. at the bottom of the screen it says HIGHLIGHT .

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  • lsphillips Dec 29, 2008

    Please someone take pity on us......I have the same problem highlighted flashing areas.

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Just click on the top arrow on the multicontroller twice. On the first click, the histogram will show and next normal image will show up.

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