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I have a Canon 500D camera and used to download photos from the sd card by inserting it into a card reader and a screen would pop up from which I would select a Canon program to download the photos on the card to a pre decided folder. The software sorted the photos into folders within the main folders based on the date a photo was taken. I recently reset my computer to factory settings (Windows 7). I can't find an original cd of software and have downloaded ksd282a and installed it. I can't find a way to download photos direct from the sd card. If I connect the whole camera via usb it works fine. Is there a way to get the software to download from the sd card directly as it used to? xxxxxx xxxxxxxx.
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While we might not be able to find exactly the Canon software that you are looking for, might I recommend an alternative that may work better?
I would highly recommend Google's Picasa (http://www.google.com/picasa) that is a free photo manager software by Google
You can import directly from your SD card and Picasa manages and scans for all your photos anywhere on your computer
I have my images in folders by year > month
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I already have Picasa but don't use it do load photos from the Canon sd card. I want to be able to use the Canon software to load photos directly from the sd card so that it fits in with file organisation of my old photos that were previously downloaded by Canon software.
No problem. In that case you can try to download the Canon utilities under Drivers and Software under the Canon 500D camera page here:
It's likely ImageBrowser and EOS utility that you were using, so I would download and install both of those.
It won't allow me to download the software without a previous version installed. Thank you for trying. I'm off to bed now.
That downloads ksd282a which I mentioned that I had tried in my original query.