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Old Jan 9, 2005, 11:50 PM   #1
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The "Pictbridge" Screens as seen on the bottom of

Are not the "PictBridge" Screens, they are BubbleJet Direct screens ( The Canon to Canon Communication prior to pictbridge ). Noted by the Big D with circles besides the set word on top left. The Pictbridge screen has a big "Set" accross the center of the screen, and a pictbridge logo on the corner rater than the D with circles.

I noticed in iP8500 review that steve did that the rebel was used to demostrate the pictbridge functionality of the printer. However because the Digital Rebel is normally in "Normal" Communication Mode. (Menu -> Last Tab -> Communication) , which is what is needed to communicate with a Computer. It is still in BubbleJet Direct Mode.

Upon pluging the digital rebel into any Canon Printer with Pictbridge compatibility, the printer will recognize the camera as a BubbleJet Direct device and not a pictbridge device, This limits you to just trimming the image, and the sizes are usally like "Card #1, #2" and so on. To make the Digital Rebel Pictbridge Compatible ( and thus allowing you to print onto any pictbridge compatible printer, with certain options turned off or on ).

You need to set the Communication mode to "PTP", when this is done, the rebel will be recognized as a pictbridge device by not only PB compatible canon printers, but any PB compatible printer. When pluged into a Canon Pictbridge compatible printer you will then get the following options:

First Cell : Date (on|off|default)
Second Cell : ON (Photo Optimizer Pro) | Vivid (Vivid Color) | NR (Noise Reduction) | Vivid + NR (Vivid Colors With Noise Reduction) | Off | Default
Third Cell : # of Copies
Fourth : Trimming (I'd recomend setting paper first, because if you trim the image, then change the paper size, the screen will prompt you to readjust trimming)
Fifth : Paper Setting, When selected It'll first ask you the paper size in understandible dimensions such as 4x6, 5x7, letter, wallet, then it will ask you the type of paper, then finally will ask you if you want borderless or not.
Last : Print.

Also note if you still plug the Rebel into a computer you will need to set the communication mode back to "normal".

Hopefully this is helpful for the fellow rebel owners.
While the Rebel will plug into any Pictbridge compatible printers, the above options are almost never avalible on any printer other than Canon, it would seem while you can still print, you get the most options from Exact brand to brand camera and printers

Digital Rebel on HP Printers
Same as above, except most options you can select are "Default" and the optimization section is not avalible. Trimming is still avalible, as is paper size but nothing else is avalible to choose.

Digital Rebel on Kodak Printer Docks
Nothing can be changed, you may only print.

-Karl Blessing
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