mount canon 5d without iphoto?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by BabaG, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. BabaG macrumors member

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    how can i mount my 5d and just use it as a drive? right now,
    when i plug it in, no icon appears on the desktop and the only
    way i seem to be able to get at the camera is via iphoto. is
    there a way i can mount, preferably automount, the camera
    to the desktop so i can browse the card from there using finder?

    thanks,
    BabaG
     
  2. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, no. If you don't want to use iPhoto to browse through and select which photos to download, there's an app in your Applications folder called "Image Capture". Basically, it's a light-weight downloading program for photos.

    The only way you can get our card to show up on the desktop is to get a card reader. Nowadays, they cost anywhere from 15-30 bucks, depending on how "universal" it is.
     
  3. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    You can always install EOS Utility (the Canon software that came with your 5D). This software is free, and you can download it from the Canon website. But a card readier is an excellent idea, too.

    The Canon EOS Utility allows you to control the camera, move photos from the camera to the computer or vise-versa, download images, and control the camera for remote shooting.
     
  4. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    Canon -- for reasons that are beyond me -- has not enabled this. Nikon on their dslrs allows you to either connect with the computer as mass storage device (= what you want) or to use the standard image transfer protocol (the only option you have on your Canon).

    You should use Image Capture (located in /Applications/) to download your images.
     

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