How to Jump Through Images on the Canon Rebel T5/1200D - dummies

How to Jump Through Images on the Canon Rebel T5/1200D

By Julie Adair King, Robert Correll

By using the Jump feature on the Canon Rebel T5/1200D, you can rotate the Main dial to leapfrog through images to get to the picture you want to see. You also can search for the first image shot on a specific date, tell the camera to display only movies or only still shots, or display images with a specific rating.

You can choose from the following Jump options:

  • Display Images One by One: This option, in effect, disables jumping, restricting you to browsing pictures one at a time. So what’s the point? If you select this setting, you can scroll pictures by rotating the Main dial as well as by pressing the right/left cross keys.

  • Jump 10 Images: Advance 10 images at a time.

  • Jump 100 Images: Advance 100 images at a time.

  • Display by Date: If your card contains images shot on different dates, you can jump between dates with this option. For example, if you’re looking at the first of 30 pictures taken on June 1, you can jump past all others from that day to the first image taken on, say, June 5.

  • Display by Folder: If you create custom folders on your memory card this option jumps you from the current folder to the first photo in a different folder.

  • Display Movies Only: Does your memory card contain both still photos and movies? If you want to view only the movie files, select this option. Then rotate the Main dial to jump from one movie to the next without seeing any still photos.

  • Display Stills Only: This one is the opposite of the Movies option: Movie files are hidden when you use the Main dial to scroll photos. You scroll one picture at a time, just like when you use the Display Images One by One option.

  • Display by Image Rating: If you rate photos, you can use this Jump method to view all rated photos or only those with a specific rating.

Use one of these methods to specify which type of jumping you want to do:

  • Quick Control screen: Press the Q button and then use the up/down cross keys to highlight the Jump option, as shown on the left in the figure below. Use the left/right cross keys to change the setting and then press the Q button again.


    If you select the Display by Image Rating mode, as on the left in the figure below , rotate the Main dial to select a rating, as shown on the right. Press the Q button to get back to reviewing and jumping through photos.

    [Credit: Photo by Robert Correll]
    Credit: Photo by Robert Correll
  • Playback Menu 2: Highlight Image Jump, as shown on the left in the figure below, and press Set to display a screen showing the jump settings, as shown on the right in the figure. Select your choice and press Set again; then press Playback to return to Playback mode.

    If you select the Display by Image Rating option, rotate the Main dial to specify how many stars qualifies an image for jump viewing.


After selecting a Jump method, take the following steps to jump through your photos during playback:

  1. Set the camera to display a single photo.

    You can use jumping only when viewing a single photo at a time. To leave Index mode, just press Set.

  2. Rotate the Main dial.

    The camera jumps to the next image. The number of images you advance, and whether you see movies as well as still photos, depends on the Jump method you select.

    If you select any Jump setting but Display Images One by One, a jump bar appears for a few seconds at the bottom of the monitor, as shown in the figure below, indicating the current Jump setting.

    For the Image Rating Jump method, you also see the number of stars you specified. In the figure below , for example, the five tiny stars above the Jump bar indicate asking the camera to show only five-star photos.

  3. To return to regular Playback mode, press the right or left cross key.

    [Credit: Photo by Robert Correll]
    Credit: Photo by Robert Correll