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Fujifilm X-T3 Fast Start

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Menu Functions: Playback Menu

John Greengo

Fujifilm X-T3 Fast Start

John Greengo

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22. Menu Functions: Playback Menu
Are you shooting without access to a computer? The playback menu offers basic image processing options on the camera itself. See how to access raw conversion, cropping, resizing and image rotation, among other capabilities.


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Menu Functions: Playback Menu

all right, The last menu on our tour here is the playback menu Now. Fortunately, nothing here has any impact, really on the general operation of the camera or on the quality of photos you're taking. It's all when you are playing images back, and this is partly designed for people who don't have computers or maybe don't have computers with them at the moment. Sometimes when you're traveling, you want to be able to do things with your images. And there's a little bit of photo shop you might say built into the camera. So let's take a look at what we have in here. First up is to get to this man. You you have to hit the playback button and then hit the menu button. Then you can get into the playback menu. First item is switching slots. Which slot are you looking at? Images from. And so if you have two cards in the camera, you can switch back and forth using that raw conversion. So if you take a photo that is not quite perfect or you would like to make a J peg version of it, you can do so he...

re. And so I want to show you a little bit on how that works. And so let's go to the back of the camera. And I recall earlier in this class I was taking some photos with the bracket. Siri's and some of them were especially light and dark, and I want to find one of these photos. So, for instance, here's a photo that's a little on the dark side right here. And let's say I want to make a lighter version of this. All right, So I'm gonna hit menu and I'm gonna go to raw conversion and there's an arrow to the right, so I'm gonna go to the right and reflect shooting conditions like Press that ill will reflect shooting conditions, etc. Q. I'll create one. No, I don't want to do that. I want to do a push. Poll processing. That's what I wanted to do. So push means to make it brighter and pull means to make it darker. So we want to push this and we want to make it brighter and so weaken go up in select. I'm gonna go up to evey tell you what. Let's just go up three evey just to make it a really powerful change. Okay, let's see what else? What if we want to change the size, Let's say we want to email this to somebody, and so we're going to make a small size version and just so it's visible, I'm gonna make it square. Okay, so we're not going to make a small square that has been brightened up, and we're gonna hit the cue button down here cause there's instructions along the bottom to create this image. And so here is our lightened version. We're gonna press OK to store. There's our original version, and our latest version cut probably got put at the end of the Siri's. So we're gonna have to go find all of our images, and there is our lightened square version of our raw image, and this is a little bit lower resolution, so we're not gonna be able to zoom in as far cause it's a small image. And so if you needed to create an on the fly version of an image, there is a number of other parameters. You go in there and check them all out. But that was just one of the most common ones brightening and darkening and giving it a little bit of a crop. So that is what a raw conversion is, and you can see all the effects on screen that you can go in. You can change the color. You could make it black and white. You can add grain to it. You condone. As I say, it's kind of photo shop right in the back of your camera. Next item is erased. There is a garbage can button on the back of the camera that's more convenient for erasing images. But if you have a lot of images you would like to erase, you can do so more quickly. By using this system here, do you want to delete photos in slot one and to simultaneously? If your camera is writing to both of those cards, usually you dio. But in some cases you may want to protect one of those cards. You can crop your images and save a new version of him. You are not actually cropping or damaging the original image. Whether it's a J peg or a raw, you're gonna be cropping it and saving the new version of it as an additional copy on the card you can resize, and once again you're not gonna damage any original J peg or raw image. You're gonna be re sizing it and saving it as a new copy. You can protect images from being deleted on the camera. It's not a very high level of protection because you can always reform at the card. You can lose the card. You can damage the card. Uh, the image could be ruined in some other way, but you won't be able to delete it from the deletion options in the camera. If you want to rotate images for doing a slideshow, for instance, so that it could be more easily seen either on the back of the camera on a monitor, you could do so Here, Page two. In the playback weaken, do red eye removal. After the picture has been taken, the camera will automatically identify faces and eyes and will try to reduce the eye or get rid of it. We can do a voice memo setting. This is kind of an interesting one, And so on the front of the camera. If you press and hold in, you could do a voice memo so you could imagine Say you're traveling and you take someone's photo and they say, Could just send me a copy. You could say Sure, press down on that button for two seconds and ask them what their email addresses and that voice annotation will be associated with that photo. Now you will need to look for that on the memory card. Not all photo programs will necessarily download that audio recording this well, but it will be there, and you'll be able to play it back in camera at a later time. You can copy an image from slot 12 slot to So if you were traveling with a friend and you took a bunch of photos and they wanted a copy and you didn't have a computer, well, you could do a copy to copy Slide right here. If you want to transfer images from your camera to another computer, you can organize them here. Most of the time. I recommend just using the card reader for offloading images. We have another option for starting up the wireless system here for playback or for transfer. You can put the camera into a slide show mode, either for viewing on the back of the camera or hooking up through the HD my connection to a monitor or TV of any sort. The photo book assist allows you to put groups of images together in an album. Unfortunately, you have to use Fuji's proprietary software in order for these albums to be put together. And this is so that you could actually print a physical book out in the Real World. PC Auto Save works with PC computers and a program called Fujifilm PC Auto Safe so that you can hook it up and it will automatically save images from the camera and the card. All right. Third page on the playback menu print order allows you camera to hook up physically, toe a printer and print copies. This will allow you to select which photos how big, how many copies and so forth. If you are wanting to connect up to the in stacks printer that we've talked about before, you can play back and print directly from camera to printer wirelessly. If you are gonna be hooking the camera up to a HD TV monitor, for instance, you can choose whether to show the whole frame that you shot or fill the frame of the TV, and that completes our complete menu selection of the camera. There's obviously a lot of choices in there. I encourage you to use the pdf that comes with the class to go through and circle and star and underlying items that are important to you, things that you want to come back to, things that you want to get set up for different ways. As I say. It may take a little bit of time to get the camera customized to your needs, but once it is customized for you, it's gonna be the easiest, fastest, simplest operation.

Class Description


  • Leverage the new viewfinder for live view and playback
  • Understand how to navigate and customize the menus, modes, and settings
  • Know when and how to use the sports mode for subject tracking and fast shutter speeds
  • How to take advantage of the film simulation and grain effect modes
  • Use the 4k film options for incredible video performance with amazing opportunities for color grading in post production


The Fujifilm X-T3 is a mirrorless digital Fujifilm camera, hauling features from the 26.1-megapixel sensor to the 4K video and up to 30 fps shutter. But the Fujifilm’s X-T3 long list of features is just money wasted if you don’t actually know how to find them and put them to use. Skip the floundering through menus and join photographer John Greengo exploring the camera’s many features, from customizing the camera to understanding subject-tracking focus.

This class is designed for photographers using the Fujifilm X-T3, from those just pulling it out of the box to photographers that just haven’t found all the camera’s features yet. The class can also serve as an in-depth look if you’re not yet sure if the Fujifilm X-T3 is the best camera for you.

This Fuji camera class covers the camera from understanding the controls to customizing the menu.

What's packed in this Fujifilm camera Fast Start? Learn the vital information in less time than it takes to analyze the menu -- and have more fun doing it too.


  • Action Photographers
  • Videographers
  • New Fujifilm X-T3 Camera owners


John Greengo has led more than 50 classes covering the in-depth features of several different DSLR camera models and mirrorless options, including Fast Starts for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic. The award-winning photographer is one of the most celebrated CreativeLive instructors, leading classes covering a myriad of topics, including the previous Mark II and Mark III 5D cameras. Greengo has used the 5D series since the first 5D. He's led photographers through the ins and outs of advanced options like the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II to entry-level Canon Rebel cameras like the Rebel T6i and T6.


Justina Tumaite

Thank you it's super helpful. I loved it :)

Eric Geerts

I've been with CL for quite a while and I pretty much got used to (all of) John's top quality classes. Kinda been waiting for this one over the last months. So thanks again, John, for your consistent 5 star quality standard!!

Robert Felice

I loved this class! How much did I love this class? I loved this class and I don't even have an X-T3! I have the Fujifilm X100V, a camera similar enough to the X-T3 that this class easily covered 85% - 90% of the features on my camera. It's also a camera new enough that there isn't much available on how to use it. This class got the job done for me. Well done, John!