Playback Menu


Canon® T6 Fast Start


Lesson Info

Playback Menu

Alright, folks, we're movin' right along. We are into the Playback Menu. So, features, dealing with playing back images. One of the things we could do is, we can protect images and lock them from getting deleted. Now you can still reformat memory cards, and there are plenty of other things that can go wrong with them, but this is where you can go in and you can protect certain groups or individual images and prevent them from being deleted. I've never bothered doing this. If you were, I don't know, if you had small children that like to pick up your camera and delete things, this would be a good place to protect 'em. But, if it's just your camera without anybody interfering with that memory card, probably not necessary to go in here and do this. If you want to rotate images, you can rotate them. This really isn't necessary in most cases unless you're gonna do a slide show and you had the camera positions unusually when you took the photo. There is a garbage can button on the back of th...

e camera for deleting images. If you wanna delete a lot of images there will be less button pressing by going through this system here, so that you can select images, and then delete 'em all in one press of the button afterwards. Generally, I don't bother doin' it here. I just download all my images and delete 'em from the computer where I have a better view to see if they really are needing to be deleted. You can take this camera and you can hook it directly up to a printer and print directly from camera to printer. And going in here will help you select which images you want, what size prints you're gonna get, how many prints you're gonna make, and so a number of those factors will be here. There's probably a whole hour long tutorial on how to do it. We're not gonna get into it here. Very few people connect their cameras directly up to printers. They're gonna usually wanna go through a computer, make a little bit of adjustments, and then send it to a printer. Photobook Set-up, there is an album making option on this camera where you can create different albums of photographs that could be handy for doing slide shows or uploading information online to have a book made, for instance and so we're not gonna get into this, but you can create different folders and input images into those folders for this album-like set up. So, Creative filters allow you take an image, and adjust it, and make it different. And so in here, you can go in, take any picture you've taken, it creates a copy with this creative filter added to it, so you don't ruin your original image. You end up with a second image that is modified and adjusted. I call this Photoshop in the camera, and it's a way to goof around and play around, but it's not really necessary for any serious photography. You can resize your images with JPEG images. If you wanted to have an image ready to go to send across on the internet, for instance, that had a really small file size, so it moved very quickly, and you shot a large JPEG, you could adjust it down to a medium or three different sizes of small images, so that you can get a smaller size image. And you don't need a computer to make this. And this isn't, largely, not used on the camera. And there's a number of features that I have mentioned that just aren't that useful, but not everyone who owns this camera ones a computer. And so, they need to be able to do some of those manipulations right in the camera, and so Canon is trying to put those tools in the camera. So there's a lot of these features, personally, I would never use, 'cause I'm gonna download 'em to my computer and I'll do those adjustments all there. But it is available in the camera, if that is the only device you have, which is a nice option for many people. The Histogram display, we have two different options. We have your standard brightness histogram, which shows you the brightness levels with one big mound of information. Or you can see it separated into red, green, and blue channels. I like their RGB option, it's a little bit more colorful, a little bit more easy to tell about what's going on in the different channels, and so I prefer the RGB option. It give you a little bit more data, a little bit easier to see in many lighting conditions as well. I told you that the front dial, when you play back an image, would jump 10 images forward and back. Well, that's not the only limitation. You could have it jump a hundred images, or jump by a variety of other settings in the camera. And so if you want to customize the way that, that dial changes images, go right ahead, and this is where you do it. If you wanna hook your camera up to a TV, and do a slide show with it, you can go in here and you can set up the controls for how to do that. Once again, most people don't do this, but it is totally possible, and you can set which images you're gonna show, how long they're gonna be on screen, and so forth. You can rate your images, and I thought this was a joke when I first saw this in the first camera that had it. But, actually, found it very useful. One time I'd gone out, I shot a bunch of photos, and then I was stuck and I just, essentially, in an airport waiting for an airplane, and I have nothing to do, and basically, I went through all my images and got a head start on the editing process. Now, it wasn't perfect, 'cause it's a fairly small screen, but at least it gave me a jump on the images that I thought were better or thought were worse later on. And so, if you know for sure that, that's the one I got right there, you can go in, and this information will be recorded to the metadata, not on the photograph, but with the data that goes with the photograph, and you'll be able to pick up that information in other programs on various computers and different programs that look at images, so any of that image manipulation or imaging software.

Class Description

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera is the perfect DSLR if you're looking to move up from taking pictures on your smartphone. This class will give you an in-depth instruction on how to make this transition easily so that you can capture high quality images. John will guide you through the features, menus, and buttons on your camera, giving you the confidence you need to take pictures like a pro. You’ll learn how to:

  • Use the EOS Rebel T6's broad range of light sensitivity settings to take perfect images in any light
  • Master the wireless capabilities so that you can send images to any compatible devices
  • Create high quality videos with full HD quality
If you've just purchased this camera, or are thinking about buying it, this in-depth class will help everyone you love the Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera.



This class was great! I've had my Canon Rebelt6 for a year and a half and now I finally feel like I know how to use it! He does a great job reviewing all of the functions of this camera.


This class is really straightforward and easy to understand. Very helpful if you get impatient reading the camera manual and don't know which settings to use in which scenarios.