Turned on 'protect' mode on Canon PowerShot SD 300 and cannot turn off!
Hi, could not transfer photos from camera using USB, saw your adviced to another user, but cannot turn off protect mode from menu! Also, if this does not allow me to transfer photos, do you have any other ideas?
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The only thing i can suggest is to buy a card reader that connects to pc via a USB. dont know where you are from, but here in uk they vary in price from about £5. if your card is an SD card, make sure the card itself is not locked, there is a little switch on one side, usually white, this switch slides one way is locked, the other unlocked. apart from that i cant think of anything else.
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However, this mode reduces the resolution so that you won't be able to make prints much larger than postcard size. If you want to set a higher resolution so you can make larger prints, then the camera won't deface your photos by scrawling a string of numbers across them.
All is not lost, though. The date and time (and a lot more) are stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo viewing/editing program should be able to display this data. To print this data, please consult the documentation for whatever program you're using to print your pictures. Depending on the program and printer you may print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back.
A raw image is an uncompressed format your camera takes the picture in. Usually it gets transferred from the camera into a .jpg compressed format to your computer (which simplifies everything and is able to be viewed by anything like photo viewers).
I would search for a canon IXUs 75 driver for your computer, and turn your camera 'on' plugged in with your USB using a standard computer photoviewer program to see if it has a live mode?
Install the software on the CD that came with the camera, then use the USB cable that came with the camera to connect it to the computer. The software should walk you through the rest of the process.
Buy an SD card reader (example Card Reader from Amazon.com), connect it to your computer, and take out the SD memory card from the camera, and insert it into the appropriate card slot on the card reader. Then use whatever photo management software to manage your photos.
I would recommend the second method since it reduces the wear and tear on your camera and allows you to access the photos easier through Windows Explorer or Finder (MacOS).
Hope that helps!
The only other way is to transfer the photos from your SD card to a CD or DVD and then you can use that CD or DVD to transfer the pictures to any computer you want. Some computers have an SD slot in the front, so you don't need a USB drive in that case. You can also go to a photo store or even a kiosk photo machine that you put your SD card in and it will develop the photos and you can get a CD sent to you from Kodak or whoever owns the machine. USB drives can be bought for $10 or less now, so maybe the easiest thing would be to get one.
you should have turned on the protection status on while taking pictures by default. to switch of this status all you have to do is in the preview mode of the camera select that particular picture. now press the menu button. you can see a variety of options there. in those there is an option protection status of "protect this photo". you can turn it off there.
Try using a different USB cable. The connections between cameras and computers usually are problematic. A card reader will allow you to download the pictures from the SD card, without problems and saving your camera's battery power supply
If you plug in your camera via USB to any computer, you should be able to access the card in the camera and transfer the files to the MY PICTURES location. You can also download Picasa which will do the same thing.
If you must use the software that came with the camera here is the site:
You could avoid this problem by using a simple cheap SD card reader. Remove the SD card from your camera, insert the SD card in the reader and connect the reader to your PC/Laptop by a USB cable. You can then useWindows to view and upload your pictures