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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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Using a Card Reader and Software

You can also use a Compact Flash memory card reader and software to transfer photos and automate the process using the EOS Utility, Photoshop Elements’ Photo Downloader, or the downloading program supplied with some other thirdparty applications. This method is more frugal in its use of your 40D’s battery and can be faster if you have a speedy USB 2.0 or FireWire card reader attached to an appropriate port.

The installed software automatically remains in memory as you work, and it recognizes when a Compact Flash card is inserted in your card reader; you don’t have to launch it yourself. With Photoshop Elements 6.0’s Photo Downloader, you can click Get Photos to begin the transfer of all images immediately or ...

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