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Aug 08, 2006 12:08 |  #1

My memory card reader died, so I need to connect the camera through cable to the usb port of my pc to upload pictures. HOwever, it does not see the RAW format pictures when I use the cable? Why? How do I upload RAW format pictures using the cable? Is there anything I need to set on my camera 20D? I shot with both jpg and raw.

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Aug 08, 2006 12:11 |  #2

If you're using the Canon software, it should work fine (but you'll need to be in "Normal" communications mode). If you haven't loaded the Canon software, you may need to load the Microsoft RAW file viewer utility so the computer can learn that CR2 is a picture format and let you have access to it.


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Aug 08, 2006 12:45 |  #3

Another alternative.. go to a third party solution. I have been using Downloader Pro from Breeze Systems for a while and love it... http://www.breezesys.c​om/Downloader/index.ht​m (external link)


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Aug 08, 2006 13:12 as a reply to  @ Richard_Miami's post |  #4

Go and buy one. They are cheap and sold almost everywhere.


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Aug 08, 2006 13:23 |  #5

WalMart sells them cheep...

If you are looking at them through you photoediting software and NOT seeing the pictures just the little icons then I bet it is a software problem...

Not all phot editing software reads RAW...


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Aug 08, 2006 13:35 |  #6

good sandisk card readers are like 20 bucks on B&H


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Aug 09, 2006 00:27 |  #7

I bought one at walMart that reads 7 differnt cards for $17. I have only tried two of the slots, but it works like a champ...


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Aug 10, 2006 23:43 |  #8

Jon what if your 20d is in normal com. and I still can't get raw files from my camera ?




  
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Aug 11, 2006 01:55 as a reply to  @ meeksdigital's post |  #9

meeksdigital wrote:
good sandisk card readers are like 20 bucks on B&H

Or your local Best Buys store.


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Aug 11, 2006 09:47 as a reply to  @ salinas20d's post |  #10

salinas20d wrote:
Jon what if your 20d is in normal com. and I still can't get raw files from my camera ?

What application are you using to do the upload?


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Aug 11, 2006 12:47 |  #11

In my mind it should make a difference if the card is being read by the camera or the card reader or what crod your using. What makes a difference is the software thats it is going to right?


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Aug 11, 2006 12:58 as a reply to  @ superdiver's post |  #12

superdiver wrote:
In my mind it should make a difference if the card is being read by the camera or the card reader or what crod your using. What makes a difference is the software thats it is going to right?

Well, if you're using the camera, the OS is going to see it that way, so only look for "known" image file types (.CR2 isn't one) and an app. is going to have to know to work around that and hook into Canon's driver to find the RAW files. With a card reader, you're freed of that constraint. You're just looking at any old drive, so you can get any old file.


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Aug 11, 2006 21:18 as a reply to  @ salinas20d's post |  #13

salinas20d wrote:
Jon what if your 20d is in normal com. and I still can't get raw files from my camera ?

You have to load the Canon software and drivers from the disks that came with your camera if you want to be able to communicate with the camera in 'Normal' mode....

If you don't want to load a few hundred megabytes of software on your computer, just do like everyone else suggests and pick up a $20 card reader :)




  
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Aug 11, 2006 22:17 |  #14

Go buy a new card reader. The NEW sandisk and Lexars are very fast.
http://www.robgalbrait​h.com/bins/multi_page.​asp?cid=6007 (external link)

Download and install Raw image viewer which plugs into Windows Explorer.
http://www.microsoft.c​om …ography/prophot​o/raw.mspx (external link)

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If you are not on DSL plan to spend several night updating if you haven't done updates yet.

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Set your autoupdates in the control panel for auto.


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