Question about Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera
I lost my installation disk and can not install software on my new pc. I'm now using windows vista. Thanks
You don't need any software.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Which operating system do you have? Windows? mac? if it is windows which version? You should not need a lot of software to use the camera as you should be able to connect the camera and see the pictures (mac os 10.4 and windows XP/vista)
You can try going here to see if any of the software will help you:
You will have to select your operating system before it will show you any software otherwise you will only get the manuals.
Hope that helps
Posted on May 01, 2008
I have canon powershot a420 and am having the same prob. the cd that i have isnt working and I am trying to find downloads of the same solution disk that came with the camera ... I am needing the WIA device drivers that also came with the camera when it was first bought.. they do not make this camera any more or its cds.programs ..... if any one has any information for me on this please please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org tyvm ;)
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
As a solution I highly recommend that you forego the old cable to the camera route, and instead consider a card reader to download your photos to your computer. Card readers are very inexpensive, much much faster downloading photos from the camera, do not use the camera's batteries during download, and are much less prone to file corruption of the photos during the download.
You place the camera's card in the reader, and your computer sees it as a hard drive. You simply copy/paste or drag/drop your photos onto your hard drive. For all of these reasons, most professional photographers utilize card readers exclusively. Really, you'll save yourself a lot of headache. Here are some examples from Amazon. Also, don't be fooled by the cost. some of the cheap ones work just fine. Go by the reviews. Also make sure you get a reader that is stated capable of reading your card (particularly if you have an SDHC card):
For international readers, here's another source for card readers (free international shipping too :-)
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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