Hi I have a Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera and it works great when I want to take pictures or make movies. The problem is that when I try to connect it to my computer to retrieve the pictures on the camera, my computer says that my camera isn't detected. I don't understand why that is because the camera's software works fine. I thought it was a problem with the USB cord, but it works fine with other electronic devices. The USB doesn't seem to work with the camera. I don't get whats the issue. Please help, thanks.
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Re: Getting Pictures Off Camera
Have you looked in my computer for the camera?? Try running the camera and scanner wizard in accessories from the start menu. If this does not work, go to control panel>printers and other hardware and click on scanners and cameras. If your model is not there then click an an imaging device (top left under imaging tasks) and follow the steps putting in your model ect.
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There are different settings. You can view the past photos because you are using the viewer for that, but you have a setting off in the menu. You need to turn on view photo or preview photo after picture taken.
I am not sure what it is in the Canon line, but look in your manual for the setting.
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.