How Can I Enhance My Images with Auto-Image Fix and Easy-PhotoPrint EX?
Get Professional Results Without the
Categorizing Scenes with Auto-Image Fix
With Color Changes, Less Is More
Easy-PhotoPrint EX Makes Creative Projects Easier
Get Professional Results Without the Effort
Even your best pictures can usually benefit from some tweaking. When you’re shooting on the fly, things can change at a moment’s notice. The sun can break through the clouds or your subject can move suddenly, changing the lighting and color balance of your picture just enough to turn a great shot into merely a good one.
Professional photographers will tweak photos until they’re fully satisfied with the results. But that generally means using sophisticated, expensive software. Canon believes that even everyday photographers deserve to produce outstanding picture printouts without turning on a computer—and that if you are creating photo-intensive projects on your computer, you shouldn’t have to use additional software to edit those projects for printing. That’s why Canon offers Auto-Image Fix and Easy-PhotoPrint EX with select PIXMA printers.
Scenes with Auto-Image Fix
Canon’s PIXMA printers are designed to make photo printing easier,
from editing to printing. Auto-Image Fix is a feature that automatically
analyzes and categorizes scenes in your photos, and then optimizes them
by comparing them to similar scene types such as Portrait, Snapshot, and
By recognizing whether a photo is scenery or a portrait, daytime or nighttime,
Auto-Image Fix makes an accurate correction to the whole photo. This feature
can be especially helpful for instances in which a photographer took a
scenery photo with the camera set on Standard mode instead of Scenery
mode. Rather than simply optimizing the photo as a standard photo, Auto-Image
Fix optimizes it as a scenic photo by adding contrast.
Canon built this scene categorization technology based on the characteristics
of tens of thousands of images. After categorizing photos into scene groups,
Canon used characteristics of these groups to “teach” its
scene categorization program how to recognize certain types of photos.
Throughout the process, Canon solicited the help of employees from various
departments to provide input on the quality of printed images. As a result,
PIXMA printers use Auto-Image Fix to produce truly natural-looking photos.
The Auto-Image Fix feature can work on your photos directly from a connected
digital camera or compatible memory card, enabling you to perfect your
printouts without connecting to a computer. If you’re printing through
your Canon camera or printer card slot, Auto-Image Fix is turned on by
Color Changes, Less Is More
As an imaging/optics/business solutions company, Canon takes seriously
the challenge of getting printed photo colors right. When the situation
requires it, Auto-Image Fix can optimize specific colors rather than make
drastic changes to the contrast and brightness of the whole photo. Even
the most subtle changes can have a stunning effect. For example, in a
portrait photo, Auto-Image Fix might make slight adjustments to enhance
skin tone, while avoiding making the subject’s eyes and nose stand
out too much. But if the original image is already well-balanced, Auto-Image
Fix will not make any changes before printing.
Canon’s Specific Color Emphasis technology is especially helpful
in situations where two different types of textures make it difficult
to enhance colors accurately. With Specific Color Emphasis, you can choose
to correct a color on your subject’s face without affecting the
scenery behind him/her—or vice versa.
EX Makes Creative Projects Easier
If you’re creating your own digital scrapbooks, photo albums, calendars,
and other crafts, Easy-PhotoPrint EX can make the job much easier. In
addition to letting you print multiple sizes of photos onto various types
of Canon paper, this photo printing software allows you to make corrections
to images by using powerful features that crop, increase saturation, and
correct red eye.
When you enter layout print mode in Easy-PhotoPrint EX, you have an option
to correct and enhance your images. The Auto-Image Edit feature will enhance
your photos using transformations such as:
- Auto-Image Fix: Automatically analyze the captured scene and apply suitable corrections.
- Red-Eye Correction: Correct red-eye caused by a camera flash.
- Face Brightener: Brighten dark faces caused by bright background.
- Face Sharpener: Sharpen out-of-focus faces in a photo.
- Digital Face Smoothing: Correct facial lines and skin tone.
- Blemish Remover: Remove common facial blemishes.
- Image Adjustment: Make fine adjustments to the overall brightness and contrast of images.
Rather than spending hours correcting images,
you can focus on selecting the right images and paper to make your creative
The Auto-Image Fix and Easy-PhotoPrint EX features are two ways in which
Canon PIXMA printers can enhance your photos before they even hit the