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Nikon D80 Playback Menu
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PLAYBACK MENU ("[ > ]" icon)

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How to Get Here

Press MENU, click to the left and then up to select the top "[ > ] " (play) icon. You'll then see PLAYBACK MENU at the top of the color LCD.

What it Does

It sets various playback options, including what data you see on playback.

What I Change

I leave it alone.


This is helpful if you want to delete all images while saving those for which you pressed the Key / WB / ? button to lock. I don't use this. I do all my editing and selection in my computer and I do my in-camera deletions one-by-one with the trash can key.

Playback Folder

The camera can record to and play back from different folders.

ALL shows you everything on the card. I leave my D80 set to ALL. It tends to reset itself to D80, meaning it won't play images made on a different camera if they are on your card.

CURRENT ignores photos in folders other than the one to which you're recording.

Rotate Tall

This is Japanese for rotating the vertical shots on playback, presuming you've set Auto Rotate to ON in the Setup Menu. It doesn't affect your images or files; it only changes how they are displayed on the D80.

Slide Show

This lets you amaze your friends with an exciting slide show on the tiny screen. I don't bother with this. I guess it's popular in Japan. Whoo hoo! Let's all watch a show on a 2.5" screen! You could plug the D80 into a TV or video projector, but video resolution is so bad everything will look awful.

Hide Image

This is used to hide embarrassing photos of your friends from playing back before you get to download them. The images are on the D80, however when marked this way they will be skipped on playback as if you deleted them.

Move the cursor left and right to select images, press the center to mark as Hide or Unhide, and press ENTER to save. Now the camera won't play these images, even though it still tallies them in it's counter on the top right that reads "34/284." You can detect a hidden image because this counter will skip.

Print Set

I never use this. I guess it's popular in Japan. This lets you mark images for printing if you sorted and then printed directly from your D80, and had a lab which could read this data.


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