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powershot A640?

by recliner / July 17, 2007 2:57 AM PDT

My question is this, I just found out on my camera that when you use the zoom lever control in playback you can make your picture closer. Is there a way I can save that close up? thanks terp

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Zoom Playback
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: powershot A640?

That subject is discussed in the A640 Advanced Camera User Guide on page 78.

But it does not mention that you can save the zoomed-in display as a separate file.

However almost any photo editing software will let you do this.
It is called a "crop".

Generally, you draw a rectangle around the area you want to keep and then you click "crop". That eliminates everything that is not in the rectangle. Then you do a "save as" and change the name of the file (to prevent overwriting the original file).

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zoomplayback
by recliner / July 17, 2007 11:12 PM PDT
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Cropping
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 18, 2007 12:26 AM PDT
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I used your photo and cropped even tighter.
And a few more tweaks with the software.

Here is the result:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/randol9p9/Hummer2.jpg

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Humming birds are fast indeed.
But a favorite subject for photographers.

I found that when a hummer is feeding you can often get very close to the feeder.
Just stand very still and have the camera aimed and ready to go.
The bird will usually come back.
Standing perfectly still for about 5 minutes is the tough part.

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