Originally Posted by Jake514
The software CD that came with the camera would only load certain sections so I went to the Canon website like recommended and downloaded. Yes, it worked and thanks to all who answered me.
I understand the jpeg is much less memory intensive, but I wanted to experiment with color manipulation - some turned out cool very cool, but the penalty is bigger files. I am just learning so this is all a new hobby to me.
Well I don't know what your shooting with but just a couple of suggestions. If your still learning your gear I highly recommend the for dummies books. Just find the one for your camera. When I first started shooting this book was awesome. It taught me how to use all the functions to my camera plus a lot of basic photography concepts which really got me started. Second, there's a website like this one called digitalphotographyschool.com, great articles and awesome forum. Very supportive and knowledgable group of people in almost every type of photography.
Lastly don't get frustrated, and don't get gear lust. There are great things you can do with any camera as soon as you learn how to use it. I'm always amazed when I look at photos I took when I started compared to what I get today and everyday I'm still learning this craft.