New to CHDK - how do I shoot pictures?

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New to CHDK - how do I shoot pictures?
« on: 12 / February / 2015, 12:19:41 »
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Hi all,
I am new to CHDK, I found about the project today when trying to find out if it was possible to capture in RAW mode from my Canon Powershot SX130 IS. I just upgraded mi camera firmware today , then installed CHDK. For now, I got to the point where I can auto-boot CHDK from a bootable 4Gb FAT16 card. (The card is 8Gb and I was unable to work with two partitions, but nevermind, that is a different question).

My problem is: Both starting the camera with the Power button, or with the Play button, in both cases I am booting into CHDK (the locked card makes it boot). I can navigate CHDK after pressing Alt (the "face" button), but I do not understand how to open the lenses, and shoot pictures....

Am I missing something? how do I take pictures AND use CHDK at the same time?

thanks you :)

Re: New to CHDK - how do I shoot pictures?
« Reply #1 on: 12 / February / 2015, 12:33:28 »
Nevermind. I figured it out, feeling so stupid at the same time.

So for others new to CHDK: When you have loaded CHDK, pressing the "shoot" button (and if you are NOT in <alt> mode) will open the lenses :)

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Offline TMHKR

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Re: New to CHDK - how do I shoot pictures?
« Reply #2 on: 12 / February / 2015, 14:36:01 »
<ALT> mode is used only for setting parameters and executing scripts. To shoot or record video, always exit <ALT> mode.

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Offline reyalp

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Re: New to CHDK - how do I shoot pictures?
« Reply #3 on: 12 / February / 2015, 16:07:43 »
So for others new to CHDK: When you have loaded CHDK, pressing the "shoot" button (and if you are NOT in <alt> mode) will open the lenses :)
On most cameras that don't have a separate play/rec switch, if you want to start in shooting mode, you can just hold down the power button until the lens starts to extend.
Don't forget what the H stands for.


 

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