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Transferring Your Photos

While it’s rewarding to capture some great images and have them ensconced in your camera, eventually you’ll be transferring them to your laptop or PC, whether you’re using a Windows or Macintosh machine. You have three options for image transfer: direct transfer over a USB cable, automated transfer using a card reader and transfer software such as the EOS Utility or Adobe Photoshop Elements Photo Downloader, or manual transfer using drag and drop from a memory card inserted in a card reader.

Direct-Direct Transfer/Indirect-Direct Transfer

There are some advantages to transferring photos directly from your 5D to a computer. The destination computer doesn’t need to have a card reader; all it requires is a USB port. So, if you have the USB cable that came with your camera, you can transfer photos to any computer that has the Canon utility software installed. However, direct transfer uses your 5D’s internal battery power, whereas removing the card and transferring the photos with a card reader installed on the destination computer does not.


  

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