Chapter 8. Downloading Images

In This Chapter

  • Downloading with a USB cable

  • Downloading with a card reader

  • Downloading with a PCMCIA card

  • Shooting tethered

  • Editing images

  • Printing images

Downloading digital images has come a long way in the past few years. Rather than crawling behind the computer to hook up cables, you can use the USB cable supplied with the camera, or you can use an accessory card reader or PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) card. And with direct-printing capability, you may not need to download images, but you can print proof images directly from the memory card. I think that every image is better with at least some editing or adjusting on the computer, so I use printing directly from the memory card only for proof prints.

If you capture RAW images, you have lots of latitude in processing images using either Canon's Digital Photo Professional or Adobe's Camera Raw conversion program to tweak the original exposure, white balance, picture style, and more. When the image-editing cycle is complete, you can back up images to secure media for long-term storage.

Downloading with a USB Cable

Downloading using a USB cable is as simple as connecting the camera and the computer using a USB cable. The computer recognizes the camera as a removable drive. Because the camera must be turned on during download, you should ensure that the battery charge is sufficient to complete the download without interruption.


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