I recently wrote a post that talked about how best to review your photos directly after taking them with your Canon Rebel T6i camera, or any Canon Rebel DSLR camera for that matter (like the T2i, T3i, T4i, T5i and the T7i). To read that post, please click through this link below.
In today’s post, I’ll be discussing what options you have available to you once the “review” phase has passed. How can you play your photos back, one by one? How can you delete your photos? How can you view more information about each one taken? These questions and more like them will be answered below.
How To Enter Photo Playback Mode
Entering playback mode is very simple. Canon created a nice big button just for this task. If you take a look towards the right of the rear LCD screen, you’ll see a button towards the bottom of the camera with a Play symbol on it. Press that button once and you’ll be in your new mode.
Playing Back Your Photos
To actually play back and review the photos that you’ve taken, while in playback mode, you can either touch the LCD screen itself and swipe your finger to the left or to the right. That’s probably the easiest method I can think of. Otherwise, you can use the left and right buttons that are located to the right of the LCD screen on the back of the camera. The left button controls the photos taken previously when compared to the current active photo and the right button controls those photos taken later.
Viewing Photograph Information
While in playback mode, you have the opportunity to review some of the information the camera used and has captured regarding the photo your viewing. Some of this data might include aspects of the camera’s settings, such as shutter speed, aperture, various settings that are turned on and off, photo number and the histogram, just to name a few. To see this information, all you need to do is press the Info button that sits to the left of the viewfinder.
There are a few different info screens. To cycle through all of them, simply keep pressing this button.
Growing & Shrinking the Size of the Playback Photo
To get a closer look at your playback photo, you can grow the review photo on the rear LCD screen. To get it back to its original size, you can also shrink it back down. To control both of these functions, you can place your pointer finger and thumb (or any two fingers) next to each other, touch the photo that’s currently on the LCD screen in playback mode and spread your fingers apart. To shrink the photo back down, you can do the opposite and pinch your fingers together.
Alternatively, you can use the Enlarge and Shrink buttons on the back of the camera. These two buttons are located in the upper right corner. the left button shrinks while the right one enlarges.
If you take a look at the photo above, you’ll see a small box in the lower left corner of the LCD screen. In the photo, this box has an outline. The outline is a representation of how large the photo is getting during your preview. When the white box and the outline are the same size, that means everything is set back to normal.
To navigate the photo while it’s enlarged, you can touch the screen with your pointer finger and drag the photo around. Alternatively, you can use the left and right keys I mentioned earlier. But in this case you can also use the up and down keys as well.
How To Delete a Photo While in Playback Mode
To delete a photo while you’re playing your photo back, all you need to do is press the Delete button. The Delete button is located on the back of the screen and takes the form of an icon that looks like a trash can.
Once you press that button, you can use the right arrow key to move from the Cancel option to the Erase option. After you do that, you can press the Set button that sits at the center of those directional keys I mentioned previously.
How To Exit Playback Mode
To exit playback mode and to get back to the regular function of your camera, all you need to do is press to the Playback button again. That will bring you back to shooting mode.
I hope I clearly explained how to enter playback mode and use the various functions of it to take better advantage of your Canon Rebel T6i DSLR camera. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this post, please leave them in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!