How to Use Dust Delete Data on Canon Rebel T6i

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Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, dust and debris particles can be introduced into our shots. Though the sensor Self Cleaning feature on the Canon Rebel T6i is usually able to rid the sensor of most dust, sometimes there are some particularly stubborn particles. Luckily for us, the Canon T6i has a feature that makes the effect of dust particles on our photos non-existent when shooting in RAW format. Let’s talk about what Dust Delete Data is, how to capture it, and how to use the data in post-production. What is it? Dust Delete Data is a piece of data that is appended to our photos to be used for dust detection and deletion using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional application (DPP for short) provided on the disk that comes with your Canon T6i. It maps the spots where dust is detected and writes the size and location to the appended data file for DPP to use. Capturing Dust Delete Data Before your photo shoot, we recommend capturing Dust Delete Data even if you don’t suspect you have issues with dust. The process is fairly simple: Prepare a flat, clean white surface with similar lighting to your scene. Put your camera into manual focus and set focus to infinity (the farthest out you can focus). Prepare to shoot the white surface from about a foot away. Navigate to the second tab in the Canon T6i Settings menu and open the Dust Delete Data menu. Press OK, wait for the sensor to clean, then press the shutter button …