aconnect camera with usb cable to computer.
your computer should see the new hardware and recognize it, install a driver on its own. this assumes you are running a later model os, like windows xp, xphome or pro. a pop up window may open and ask you if you want to download the images. you can follow this through and have them downloaded, or you can close the box, right click on the start icon, select 'explore' and scroll down the list of items until you get to the camera. click on it, and follow through clicking until you have a file folder with jpegs in it. then click on 'select all' under edit at the explorer tool bar. then click copy. then select the drive you wish to copy the files to, and create a new folder and name it as you like. then right click on the folder and select 'paste'. your images will start to download to the new folder.
they will also be on the camera until you remove them.
once you are certain you have downloaded all the images or at least the ones you want, you can go to the menu of the camera and reformat the memory card. it will quickly erase (many times faster than you can erase the images) the stored data and ready the card for reuse.
alternately you can get a card reader for usb2 if you have a usb 2 slot on your computer. remove your compact flash card from the camera and put it into the usb card reader. the computer will once again go through the process of finding the hardware, asking you if you want to download the images. you can again elect to either download all from there, or go to explore and do the same thing, but this time looking for the card reader. it might appear as a multiple of new drive letters. one of them will have canon eos as a label and a file named dcim most likely. copy your images off, and when you are certain they all came off, either delete the images from the card, or do a reformat in the camera.
Dec 23, 2007 |
Canon EOS 20Da Digital Camera