Canon PowerShot A580 2463B020 User Guide (en)

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Using the Custom White Balance
Take a custom white balance 
 (Custom) reading for the following 
situations that are difficult for the 
 (Auto) setting to detect 
correctly.
• Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or forest)
• Shooting with a particular source of light (such as a mercury-vapor 
lamp)
• Shooting close-ups (Macro)
1
Select .
1. Press the 
 button.
2. Use the 
 or 
 button to select 
 and use the 
 or 
 button to 
select .
2
Aim the camera at a piece 
of white paper or cloth and 
press the 
 button.
• Ensure that the LCD monitor is 
completely filled with the white 
image. Please note, however, that 
the center frame will not display when the digital zoom is used 
or when 
 is displayed.
• You can also use the viewfinder to take a custom white 
balance reading.
3
Press the 
 button.