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Software getting started

I am trying to get started in using the canon software that came with my 40D canon. I had load all the software.
I do not know what the soft ware can do or how to get started inusing it.

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The EOS utility is a great piece of software. It allows you to control almost all of your camera functions through your computer. You can set it up for time lapsed photography or in "Live view" preview your shot and adjust exposure.

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I wouldn't use Canon's proprietary software. You are better off with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. You can get extensive training for both of these programs.

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