I have a Power Shot SD 880 IS. There is a black band above and below the photo. I am sure something was changed in the setup, but I don't know how to get it back like it was. What do I need to do? THanks, Miriam
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Re: I have a Power Shot SD 880 IS. There is a black band...
Easiest and quickest solution is to reset the camera to factory defaults. To do this, press the >menu< button, select the >settings< tab (icon with a hammer and a wrench), scroll down to >reset all< and press the >func/set< button. Select >ok< with the left/right button or by turning the dial and press >func/set< button again. Hope that helps
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<p>Owning to its wonderful picture quality as well as high resolution, it becomes the first choice for many photographer lovers. One more reason that it turns out to be so popular is it supports various standard storage media like SD/SDHC, Multimedia Card, MMC Plus and HC MMC Plus memory cards</b>. images, Video and other multimedia file like songs can be saved there. Usually, keeping a backup of data like pictures and other multimedia files is recommended at the very beginning in case the data was lost by mistake in the process of using the camera. However, if you forgot to backup, you have to use a third party program to <a href="http://www.card-data-recovery.com/">retrieve Canon PowerShot SD780 IS data</a>.<br />
<p><br />Cases about losing data</b><br />
<li>1. When connect Canon PowerShot SD780 IS to your computer and being transferring vocation photos from SD card to computer, accidently your camera shut down due to low battery. After change the battery and restart camera again, you may encounter the error message "memory card error" that means the memory card is inaccessible.</li>
<li>2. While reading data or writing data to SDHC card, "I/O device error" occurs and all photos and video miss.</li>
<li>3. On the process of shot, message "memory card is full" pops up to you. However, after deleting some pictures, it shows the same result.</li>
<li>4. Connect your SD card reader to computer, the window pops up with message "you have to format SD card before using it". After formatting SD card, all your pictures and video lose.</li></ul>
<p>Resolution</b><br />If the above phenomena happen, don't panic, lost photos and video in Canon PowerShot SD780 IS are recoverable. First thing to do is stop using camera to shot for fear that the data was overwritten. For the first two cases, make sure the SDHC memory card is properly inserted. If it still can't be recognized, try to use a card reader to connect it to PC. Or else you have to format memory card and use effective photo recovery software to get back lost photos. For the last two cases, you should rely on <a href="http://www.card-data-recovery.com/">Canon PowerShot SD780 IS picture recovery</a> program. There are many effective Canon digital camera photo recovery program available in the internet, just choose the perfect one for your camera. <br /></b><br /><br /></span></span>
If your computer has a built in card reader you can put any photo back on the card from your computer by dragging and dropping the file to the drive letter that is your SD card. If you're trying to recover lost photos from a SD card Google "card recovery pro". It's a free program that will read your SD card and restore as many photo's as it can.
Recompose The Photo
This is probably the simplest solution. When taking a photo of a scene with very bright and very dark parts, move your camera to eliminate one of the extremes. In the case of the band, I would have either closed the curtains for the shot, or recomposed completely and photographed from the window looking at the band, and the crowd behind.
Use Exposure Lock
If you can't recompose the photograph, instead tell the camera what part of the image you would like to see. The rest of the photo will be either over or under exposed (too bright or too dark) but at least you will see your subject. You can dothis by placing the center of the image at your subject; half depressing the shutter to lock the focus and exposure; move the camera to re-compose the image; and fully depressing the shutter.
In the band image, the camera chose to correctly expose the scene outside, but even if the band member had been correctly exposed, the window would have ended up being over exposed and you would just have seen white.
Some cameras have an option called 'spot metering' to set the part of the image you'd like to be correctly exposed. If your camera has this setting, enable it before using the technique above.
Use Fill In Flash
If your scene has a sunny background, but your subject is in the shade (or has a hat on), turn on the flash (as I explained way back in tip number 9 - Using Flash During The Day). I know it seems wrong but it really does work! By using the flash, your subject will look as bright as the background. This would have worked well for the child shot above.
High Dynamic Range Imaging
This technique is not for the faintof hearted. It requires a subject that does not move; a good camera with the capability to set the exposure and output RAW images. A tripod and image editing software like Photoshop CS3 are also needed.
High Dynamic Range Imaging (or HDR for short) is a technique for placing both very dark and very light areas in the same photo. It requires you to take a number of photographs of thesame scene - each with a different exposure. First take the shot using the camera's recommended settings. Then, in manual mode and keeping the aperture at the same value as the first shot, take a sequence of shots - each shot having a different shutter speed (above and below the original). You'll have 5-9 shots of the same scene all in different exposures.
Merging the three images to the left creates the HDR image below. Thanks to Photomatix for the images.
Now import these into your favorite paint program. I use Photoshop, but you can as easily use a cheaper program designed specifically for HDR photos like Photomatix. Follow the HDR directions and the paint program will merge these images into one great looking shot!
Use a Filter
If your scene is of a brightsky and a dark ground (for instance at sunset, or on a cloudy day), you can use a graduated neutral density filter. This filter cuts out someof the light from one part of the photo (the sky). This will correctly expose the ground and the sky without needing to use HDR. These filterscan be complex to setup, so I don't usually recommend them for beginners.
Fix The Original Photo in an Image Editing Program
Finally, if you can't take another shot at the same location, you can fix the original image by changing the levels using a paint program. This works best when your subject is darker than the rest of the photo (because cameras lose detail in over-bright areas). I've brightened the band member in the top image using this technique and while it looks okay in thissmall shot, this technique can tend to amplify any noise in the image. The darker the subject, the harder time you will have fixing the image.
I discuss exactly how to use this technique in lesson 2 of my free Image Editing Secrets course. I have a tutorial for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro and the free Google Picassa.
- See more at: http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/140/6-ways-to-fix-too-bright-and-too-dark-photos/#sthash.58eENOTt.dpuf
A multicolor horizontal line may display on the camera LCD screen if there is glare on the subject being photographed. Avoid photographing very shiny surfaces that reflect excessive amount of light into the camera lens.
Follow each step below until the issue is resolved:
Change the position of the camera by shooting at a different angle.
Shoot in an environment with different lighting.
Adjust the zoom level.
If the issue still occurs, try resetting the Camera back to factory settings.
To reset the Camera, select the INITIALIZE Option from the SET UP1 Menu of the Camera to OK. (Menu-->Setup-->Setup 1-->Initialize-->OK)
If the issue persists, remove the batteries from the Camera and then press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds and then reinsert the batteries after 1 minute and check if the Camera works normally. Please make sure that you turn ON the Camera before you reset it.
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required.