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We have an new computer and now I can't download my pictures from my Canon Powershot A540. I installed the software. When I click on 'Acquire & Camera Settings' or 'Connect to Camera' the selection closes. HELP!

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Use a separate card reader instead of your camera...works every time.

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I have a Canon Digital camera, Powershot A540 and I lost my installation disk. Where can I obtain a copy so I may be able to reinstal the software on my computer? 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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I just got a new computer and need to download pictures from my powershot A540 digital camera but cannot remember what or how I once downloaded pics on my old computer. I have the usb port and need...


You can download Canon software from
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a540#DriversAndSoftware

You might want to consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

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Have a new computer. can't download pictures from camera (canon powershot a540) and don't have any canon disks that came with the camers. What can I do.


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 you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

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I have a powershot A540 and even after re-installing the software my computer doesn't even recognize or give me the ability to download pictures. I've done it many times before without problem


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

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 you can use any photo cataloging program.

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You can simply plugin your camera to your computer's usb port. Once the system automatically detected the new usb device and displays the green usb icon on the lower right corner of your computer's monitor, open your windows explorer.

Click your windows Start button and click Run. Type "explorer" (without the quotes) so it will open you a window. From the left panel, click on My Computer and click on the drive letter associated with your Canon A540. It will show you the contents on the right. Open the folders until you see those picture files. You can right click on that folder and choose Copy. Then go to your computer's desktop and right click from that area and click/choose Paste. That should do it.

Good luck and hope this helps. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Dear customer,

You would have got the Installation cd along with the camera you should install that first and then connect the camera to the pc and then browse the software to retrieve from the canera.

Thankyou

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To view the pictures on the computer, remove the card from the battery compartment and put it in a card reader connected to your computer.

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