How to Direct Print using the EOS 5D Mk II and a PictBridge compatible printer

Article ID: ART104790 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


How to Direct Print using the EOS 5D Mk II and a PictBridge compatible printer


PictBridge Printing

The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Some settings might not be available. For details, see the printer's instruction manual.

1 Select the image to be printed.
  • Check that the <> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.
  • Turn the <> dial to select the image to be printed.

2 Press <>.

  • The print setting screen will appear.

3 Select [Paper settings].
  • Select [Paper settings], then press <>.
  • The paper settings screen will appear.
  • Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer, then press <>.
  • The paper type screen will appear.
  • Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer, then press <>.
  • When using a Canon printer and Canon paper, read the printer's instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.
  • The page layout screen will appear.
  • Select the page layout, then press <>.
  • The print setting screen will reappear.

4 Set the printing effects.
  • Set as necessary. If you need not set any printing effects, go to step 5.
  • The screen display may differ depending on the printer.
  • Select the option on the upper right, then press <>.
  • Select the desired printing effect with the dial, then press <>.
  • If the <e> icon is displayed next to <>, you can also adjust the printing effect

5 Set the date and file number imprinting.
  • Set as necessary.
  • Select <>, then press <>.
  • Set as desired, then press <>.

6 Set the number of copies.

  • Set as necessary.
  • Select <>, then press <>.
  • et the number of copies, then press <>.

7 Start printing.

  • Select [Print], then press <>.
  • The <> button's blue lamp will blink and the printing will start.

In step 4, select the printing effect. When the <> icon is displayed next to <INFO> press the <INFO> button. You can then adjust the printing effect. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.
  • Brightness - The image brightness can be adjusted.
  • Adjust levels - When you select [Manual], you can change the histogram's distribution and adjust the image's brightness and contrast. With the Adjust levels screen displayed, press the <INFO> button to change the position of the <>. Turn the <> dial to freely adjust the shadow level (0 - 127) or highlight level (128 - 255).
  • Brightener - Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject's face look dark. When [On] is set, the face will be brightened for printing.
  • Red-eye corr. - Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. When [On] is set, the red eye will be corrected for printing.
  • The [ Brightener] and [Red-eye corr.] effects will not show up on the screen.
  • When you select [Detail set.], you can adjust the [Contrast], [Saturation], [Color tone], and [Color balance]. To adjust the [Color balance], use <>. B is for blue, A is amber, M is magenta, and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.
  • If you select [Clear all], all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default.
You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Do the trimming right before printing. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings, you may have to set the trimming again.

1 On the print setting screen, select [Trimming].

2 Set the trimming frame size, position, and proportion.

  • The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The trimming frame's vertical-to-horizontal proportion can be changed with [Paper settings].

Changing the trimming frame size

When you press the <> or <> button, the size of the trimming frame will change. The smaller the trimming frame, the larger the image magnification will be for the printing.

Moving the trimming frame

Use <> to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area or composition.

Rotating the frame

Each time you press the <INFO> button, the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image.

Image tilt correction

By turning the <> dial, you can adjust the image tilt angle by +/-10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments. When you adjust the image tilt, the <> icon on the screen will turn blue.

3 Press <> to exit the trimming.

  • The print setting screen will reappear.
  • You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen.
  • Depending on the printer, the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified.
  • The smaller you make the trimming frame, the grainier the picture will look on the print.
  • While trimming the image, look at the camera's LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen, the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately.

Handling Printer Errors

If you resolve a printer error (no ink, no paper, etc.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume, operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. For details, see the printer's instruction manual.

Error Messages

If a problem occurs during printing, an error message will appear on the camera's LCD monitor. Press <0> to stop printing. After fixing the problem, resume printing. For details on how to fix a printing problem, refer to the printer's instruction manual.

Paper Error

Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer.

Ink Error

Check the printer's ink level, and check the waste ink tank.

Hardware Error

Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems.

File Error

The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.



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