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Adding copyright information

From: Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III

Video: Adding copyright information

Amongst all the other metadata that's stored with your image, there's also a copyright field, where you can put your name, and copyright information. You can add this metadata using your image editor, but you can also configure your camera so that copyright gets added to every single image that you shoot. Having your copyright included with your images provides you a pretty good amount of legal protection, should you find that someone has used an image without your permission. You can enter your copyright information directly on the camera by going into the menu system, and going over here to the very last setup menu. There is an entry called Copyright information.

Adding copyright information

Amongst all the other metadata that's stored with your image, there's also a copyright field, where you can put your name, and copyright information. You can add this metadata using your image editor, but you can also configure your camera so that copyright gets added to every single image that you shoot. Having your copyright included with your images provides you a pretty good amount of legal protection, should you find that someone has used an image without your permission. You can enter your copyright information directly on the camera by going into the menu system, and going over here to the very last setup menu. There is an entry called Copyright information.

By going here, I get a few options. I can't right now display copyright info, because I have not entered any. I can enter my name, I can enter my copyright details, or I can delete everything. I am going to go in here to Enter author's name, and I've got two fields here. Right now this is showing me my name, but I don't have anything in there. So I need to get down here to where I can select letters, and I do that with the Q button. That's what this little icon is showing me here; that pressing Q will swap back and forth between fields. You can see that this field is highlighted, because it's got a blue box around it.

So I am going to press the Q button to come down here, and now I just go through the tedious process of either turning the wheel to move around, or navigating with the joystick to come in here and spell out my name. So I am just going to go that far for now. Note that the trashcan button over here works as a backspace, so if you make a mistake, you can just do that. When you're done, you either hit the Info button to cancel, or the Menu button to accept this.

You don't use the Set button; the Set button is how you pick a letter. So I am going to hit the Menu button, and that should save my name. Yes; now I can say display copyright info, and you see the author is set. So I would also like to enter copyright details. Same interface here, but what I'm going to do here is spell out copyright, and the year, and probably a copyright symbol, and all of that kind of stuff, and put all of that stuff in here.

Actually, they don't have a copyright symbol, so I will probably use parentheses and a c to do that. The correct syntax is copyright, parentheses with a c in it, the year, and that's all you need, because you have got your name in the other field. So when you're all done, again, it's going to be Menu for accepting it. And now if I display my copyright info, I see I have got both of those. This information is going to be embedded in the metadata of every single image that I shoot, for as long as the camera survives.

So if you ever give your camera away, or sell it, or something like that, you are probably going to want to delete your copyright information. So I just come in here, and confirm that I want to delete it. Otherwise, it's going to be embedded in all of the images that the next person is going to shoot. You know, if you think they are a really good photographer, maybe you want to leave your copyright information in there, and you know, pick up some free images. But then you are running the risk that they are a bad photographer, and your name is getting put all over bunch of lousy images. Anyway, that's all in here. You can read this information inside any EXIF capable image browser or image editing program.

If you think this interface is a drag, that's because it is kind of a hassle. You can do the same thing using the EOS utility software that's shipped with your camera. It's got a place where you can enter copyright information, and then just download it directly to your camera. You will probably find that's quite a bit easier.

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Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III

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  1. 10m 29s
    1. Welcome
      2m 16s
    2. What is an SLR?
      5m 28s
    3. A note for 5D Mark II users
      50s
    4. Using this course
      1m 55s
  2. 35m 44s
    1. Exploring basic camera anatomy
      5m 28s
    2. Attaching a lens to your camera
      4m 3s
    3. Examining batteries and media cards
      8m 35s
    4. Powering up
      1m 49s
    5. Exploring the menu system
      2m 53s
    6. Clearing all settings
      2m 5s
    7. Setting the date and time
      1m 55s
    8. Setting the language
      1m 42s
    9. Formatting the media card
      3m 4s
    10. Holding the camera
      4m 10s
  3. 25m 6s
    1. Setting Scene Intelligent Auto mode
      1m 28s
    2. Exploring the viewfinder display
      5m 51s
    3. Touring the LCD screen and the status display
      2m 22s
    4. Exploring the top-mounted control buttons
      1m 42s
    5. Autofocus basics
      5m 7s
    6. Metering basics
      1m 42s
    7. Reviewing images
      2m 59s
    8. Working with image playback
      3m 55s
  4. 39m 32s
    1. Exploring Program mode
      41s
    2. Working with exposure compensation
      5m 2s
    3. Using the lock switch
      1m 21s
    4. Revisiting metering
      1m 43s
    5. Changing the ISO
      2m 14s
    6. Looking at ISO speed settings
      4m 36s
    7. Exploring long exposure noise reduction
      2m 53s
    8. Exploring high ISO noise reduction
      1m 40s
    9. Using program shift
      2m 11s
    10. Exploring image format and size
      3m 59s
    11. Using the Info button
      2m 4s
    12. Examining level and grid display
      3m 45s
    13. Using the Quick Control screen
      1m 35s
    14. Setting the color space
      1m 25s
    15. Configuring multiple media cards
      3m 24s
    16. Using the feature guide
      59s
  5. 23m 15s
    1. Exploring focus modes
      2m 25s
    2. Selecting autofocus areas
      3m 54s
    3. Exploring other autofocus options
      3m 44s
    4. Customizing servo auto focus
      4m 49s
    5. Exploring autofocus custom functions
      4m 50s
    6. Using manual focus
      3m 33s
  6. 10m 31s
    1. Using auto white balance
      1m 48s
    2. Exploring white balance presets
      3m 7s
    3. Using manual white balance
      5m 36s
  7. 10m 47s
    1. Exploring Drive mode
      4m 52s
    2. Using the self-timer
      3m 38s
    3. Using remote controls
      2m 17s
  8. 52m 26s
    1. Exploring metering modes
      3m 26s
    2. Using exposure lock
      1m 22s
    3. Working with focus points and metering
      3m 47s
    4. Exploring Aperture Priority mode
      3m 0s
    5. Using the depth of field preview button
      2m 40s
    6. Using Shutter Priority mode
      3m 26s
    7. Using Manual mode
      3m 27s
    8. Using auto exposure bracketing
      6m 3s
    9. Exploring Bulb mode
      2m 34s
    10. Working with the Auto Lighting Optimizer
      1m 40s
    11. Correcting lens aberration
      2m 46s
    12. Exploring Highlight Tone Priority
      2m 25s
    13. Understanding high-dynamic range (HDR)
      7m 5s
    14. Creating multiple exposures
      6m 25s
    15. Using the mirror lockup feature
      2m 20s
  9. 27m 38s
    1. Modifying LCD brightness
      3m 27s
    2. Rotating images
      2m 36s
    3. Using the playback grid
      42s
    4. Enabling AF point display
      1m 18s
    5. Rating images
      3m 4s
    6. Protecting and deleting images
      4m 40s
    7. Using Quick Control during playback
      1m 17s
    8. Exploring file numbering options
      2m 43s
    9. Creating folders
      1m 10s
    10. Changing file names
      3m 12s
    11. Adding copyright information
      3m 29s
  10. 7m 57s
    1. Defining picture styles
      2m 0s
    2. Exploring predefined picture styles
      2m 1s
    3. Adjusting predefined picture styles
      1m 56s
    4. Working with the monochromatic picture style
      2m 0s
  11. 22m 28s
    1. Activating Live View
      7m 16s
    2. Focusing in Live View
      5m 32s
    3. Focus manually in Live View
      1m 25s
    4. Working with aspect ratio
      2m 33s
    5. Exploring other Live View options
      3m 36s
    6. Reviewing the drawbacks to using Live View
      2m 6s
  12. 12m 16s
    1. Shooting video in Auto and Program modes
      6m 39s
    2. Shooting video in Priority or Manual modes
      3m 35s
    3. Exploring movie playback
      2m 2s
  13. 13m 0s
    1. Exploring custom modes
      5m 38s
    2. Using the custom menu
      2m 56s
    3. Exploring custom controls
      4m 26s
  14. 8m 57s
    1. What are custom functions?
      35s
    2. Working with exposure level increments
      1m 34s
    3. Bracketing auto cancel
      53s
    4. Changing the number of bracketed shots
      1m 5s
    5. Changing ISO speed setting increments
      1m 34s
    6. Exploring the Live View shooting area display
      40s
    7. Enabling safety shift
      2m 6s
    8. Clearing all custom functions
      30s
  15. 8m 16s
    1. Camera and sensor cleaning
      3m 12s
    2. Using the Battery Info command
      1m 45s
    3. Looking at operating conditions and temperatures
      2m 3s
    4. Getting firmware updates
      1m 16s
  16. 15m 10s
    1. Exploring focus and composition
      5m 31s
    2. Using an exposure strategy
      5m 11s
    3. Controlling exposure through Program mode
      4m 28s
  17. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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