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Choosing the JPEG Image Format for a Nikon DSLR

Your Nikon D3100, D5100 or D7000 offers the two file types common on most of today’s digital cameras: JPEG and Camera Raw, or just Raw for short, which goes by the specific moniker NEF [more…]

Choosing the Raw Image Format for a Nikon DSLR

Aside from the default image file type (JPEG), the other picture file type you can create on your Nikon D3100, D5100 or D7000 is Camera Raw, or just Raw [more…]

How to View Photos from a Nikon D5100 on a TV

Your Nikon D5100 is equipped with a feature that allows you to play your pictures and movies on a television screen. In fact, you have three playback options: [more…]

Transferring Pictures from a Nikon DSLR to a Computer

Whatever photo software you choose to use with the photos you take on your Nikon D3100, D5100, or D7000, you can take the following approaches to downloading images to your computer: [more…]

How to Resize Pictures with a Nikon D5100

If you’re trying to share, send or view photos you’ve taken with a Nikon D5100 and there is some kind of size restriction, either due to space or time, you can resize the photos before you even transfer [more…]

Resizing a Batch of Photos with a Nikon D3100

Your Nikon D3100 can shoot images at a much larger size than you need for sharing them online — photos on the web don’t have to be high-resolution to be viewed clearly. As for e-mails, if your recipient [more…]

Resizing Single Pictures on a Nikon D7000

The in-camera resizing tool on a Nikon D7000 works on both JPEG and Raw images. If you apply it directly to a Raw image, though, you lose the chance to adjust the resized image through the camera's Raw [more…]

How to Resize a Batch of Images with a Nikon D7000

Unlike pictures you want to print, photos you post on the Internet don’t have to be high-resolution. If you want to put photos online from your Nikon D7000 online [more…]

Copying Photos between Cards with a Nikon D7000

When you have two memory cards installed in a Nikon D7000, you can use the Copy Image(s) option on the Playback menu to copy one or more pictures from the card in one slot to the card in the other slot [more…]

How to Save a Nikon D7100 Movie Frame as a Still Image

You can save a single frame of any movie that you shot on your Nikon D7100 as a regular image file. Here’s how to save a single frame as a still image: [more…]

How to View Multiple Nikon D7100 Images at a Time

Instead of displaying each Nikon D7100 photo or movie file one at a time, you can display 4 or 9 thumbnails, or even a whopping 72 thumbnails. (Movie files are indicated by little sprocket holes along [more…]

How to Display Nikon D7100 Photos in Calendar View

In Calendar display mode on the Nikon D7100, you see a calendar. Select a date, and you can quickly navigate to all pictures you shot that day. A thumbnail image on the calendar indicates that you took [more…]

How to Choose Which Nikon D7100 Images to View

Your Nikon D7100 camera organizes files into folders that are assigned generic names: 100D7100, 101D7100, and so on. You can see the name of the current folder by looking at the Storage Folder option on [more…]

How to Magnify Nikon D7100 Photos during Playback

After displaying a photo in single-frame view on your Nikon D7100, as shown on the left, you can magnify it, as shown on the right. You can zoom in on still photos only, however; this feature isn’t available [more…]

Data-Display Options on Your Nikon D7100

By default, only File Information mode and Overview mode on your Nikon D7100 are enabled. To access the other modes, along with an option that enables you to view the focus point that the camera used to [more…]

File Information Mode on the Nikon D7100

In File Information display mode on your Nikon D7100, the monitor displays the data shown in the following figure. Note that the illustrations here apply to still photos. [more…]

Highlights Display Mode on Your Nikon D7100

In Highlights display mode on your Nikon D7100, areas that the camera thinks may be overexposed blink in the camera monitor. One of the most difficult photo problems to correct in a photo-editing program [more…]

RGB Histogram Mode on Your Nikon D7100

From Highlights mode on your Nikon D7100, you can press the Multi Selector down to get to RGB Histogram mode, which displays your image as shown on the left. [more…]

Shooting Data Display Mode on Your Nikon D7100

Before you can access the Shooting Data Display mode on your Nikon D7100, you must enable it via the Playback Display Options setting option on the Playback menu. In this mode, you can view up to four [more…]

Overview Mode on Your Nikon D7100

Overview mode on your Nikon D7100 is the second of the two default photo-information modes — meaning that it’s already enabled on the Playback Display Options item on the Playback menu. In this mode, the [more…]

How to Delete Images from Your Nikon D7100

You can erase pictures from a memory card when it’s in your Nikon D7100 camera in three ways: one at a time, all at once, or in batches.

Regardless of which delete technique you want to use, you can’t delete [more…]

How to Hide Photos during Playback on Your Nikon D7100

You can use the Hide Image option on your Nikon D7100's Playback menu to hide some photos while showing others during playback. Suppose that you took 100 pictures — 50 at a business meeting and 50 at the [more…]

How to Protect Photos on Your Nikon D7100

You can safeguard pictures from accidental erasure by giving them protected status on your Nikon D7100's memory card. After you take this step, the camera doesn’t allow you to erase a picture by using [more…]

How to Create a Slide Show with Your Nikon D7100 Images

The Slide Show feature sets the Nikon D7100 camera to automatically display all photos and movies one by one on the camera monitor. Note these details: [more…]

How to View Your Nikon D7100 Photos on a Television

You can connect your Nikon D7100 camera to an HDTV (high-definition television) and view your pictures and movies on that screen. To take advantage of this option, you need a Type C mini-pin HD cable to [more…]

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