Sending Images to Various Web Services (via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY)

 

Description

Sending Images to Various Web Services (via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY)

Solution

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online photo service available to those who have purchased Canon cameras.
Images can be sent to social network services and other Web services via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. You can also share images in an online photo album. Unsent images on the camera can also be sent automatically to a computer or Web service via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
To use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, please complete the necessary camera and web service settings in advance using the cameras Wi-Fi function. The procedure for sending images to web services after connecting the camera to a computer via W-Fi, and making the necessary CANON iMAGE GATEWAY settings is explained in the sections below.

CAUTION
  • An Internet connection is required to access CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (an Internet browser must be installed on the computer, you must have an account with an Internet service provider, and an Internet connection must be established).
  • A dedicated application must be downloaded to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY on a smartphone or tablet device. For more information, please refer to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Web site.
IMPORTANT
  • Check CANON iMAGE GATEWAY for browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.) settings, conditions and version information when connecting to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
  • For information on countries and regions where CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is available, visit the Canon website (http://www.canon.com/cig/).
  • You must have an account with Web services other than CANON iMAGE GATEWAY if you desire to use them. For further details, check the websites for each Web service you want to register.
  • Separate ISP connection and access point fees may be applicable.
  • The information appearing in this explanation with regards to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is based on current specifications (January 1, 2014). Some details may vary depending on when you access CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.

NOTE
Computer setting procedures are indicated by the icon.
Camera setting procedures are indicated by the icon.

Adjusting Settings for Using Web Services from CANON iMAGE GATEWAY

1. From a computer or smartphone, access http://www.canon.com/cig/ and visit the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY site for your region.


2. Once the login screen is displayed, enter your user name and password to log in. If you do not have a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account, follow the instructions to complete member registration (free of charge).

3. Click [Camera link settings].


4. Click the [Registered Devices] tab on the screen displayed, and then click the [For cameras that have the icon displayed, click here] menu option.


5. The [Authentication code] entry screen for [Camera link settings] will be displayed.
The authentication code will be displayed on the camera screen after the subsequent steps are completed. Please leave the screen open.


6. Press the <Playback> () button to turn the camera on.

7. Press the <Wi-Fi> () button.

NOTE
When setting up Wi-Fi for the first time, the camera nickname registration screen will be displayed. This nickname will be displayed on the screen of target devices when connecting to other devices via Wi-Fi.
Press the <> button to access the keyboard, and then enter a nickname

8. Display the cameras Wi-Fi menu.
Press the <><>< >< > keys or turn the <> dial to choose , and then press the <> button.


9. Establish a connection with an access point.
Press the <><> buttons or turn the <> dial to choose [Authenticate], and then press the <> button.


10. Choose an access point.
Press the <><> buttons or turn the <> dial to choose a network (access point), and then press the <> button.

NOTE
You can connect to WPS-compatible access points by choosing [WPS Connection]. For more information, please refer to Sending images to a computer (Wi-Fi function) .

11. Enter the access point password.
Press the <> button to access the keyboard, and then enter the password
Press the < ><> buttons or turn the < > dial to choose [Next], and then press the < > button.


12. Choose [Auto] and establish the connection.
Press the < ><> buttons or turn the < > dial to choose [Auto], and then press the < > button.


13. Once the camera is connected to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY via the access point, an authentication code is displayed.


14. On the computer, enter the authentication code displayed on the camera and click the send button.


15. Press the <>< > buttons or turn the <> dial to choose [OK], and then press the <> button.


16. A six-digit confirmation number is displayed on the computer.


17. A confirmation number is also displayed on the camera.
Make sure the confirmation number on the camera matches the number on the computer, and then press the <> button.


18. Click [Confirm] on the computer.


19. The [Complete] screen will be displayed on the computer.


20. The camera display will return to the Wi-Fi menu, and the [ ] icon changes to [ ].


21. Press the < > button or turn the < > dial. [ ] and the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY icon will be added.


You can also add other web services. For more information, please refer to the 'Registering Other Web Services' section below.

Registering Other Web Services

You can also add Web services besides CANON iMAGE GATEWAY to the camera.

1. On the computer, click the [Check settings] tab to display a list of Web services that can be used.


2. Configure the Web service you want to use.
Follow the instructions displayed on the computer to set up the Web service.
The explanation for making settings to use Twitter is explained below. To use Twitter, click the [Settings] button appearing in the [Settings] column located in the same row as the Twitter icon. The screen below will be displayed. Next, please click [To Twitter] to login to Twitter and perform the necessary access settings.


3. If appears in the [Camera links] in the same row as the Twitter icon, please click it.

4. Follow the steps displayed on the screen to display in [Camera links] in the same row as the Twitter icon. At this point, the [Camera link settings] for Twitter will be complete.

5. On the cameras Wi-Fi menu, choose and then press the <> button to update the Web service settings.
-If any configured settings change, follow these steps again to update the camera settings.


6. A screen like the following one will be displayed and the Web service settings will be updated.


7. After the update process is complete and a connection to the network is made, the Twitter icon will be displayed on the screen.


This concludes the setting process.
NOTE
To add additional Web services, or change the settings, please repeat the process from step 1.

Connecting to a Web Service and Sending Images

1. Choose the desired Web service. In this example, the procedures are shown for Twitter.
Press the <> <> <> <> buttons to choose the desired Web services icon, and then press the <> button.

NOTE
  • To connect to a Web service, choose the service icon. If multiple recipients or sharing options are used with a Web service, choose the desired item on the [Select Recipient] screen by pressing the <> <> buttons, and then press the < > button.
  • If the camera is not connected to an access point, press the <> <> buttons to choose [Add an Access Point], and then press the < > button. A list of detected access points will be displayed. For more information on the connection procedure, please refer to step 5 in Sending images to a computer (Wi-Fi function) .

2. The following screen will be displayed.


3. When the connection is made, the screen for sending images will appear. To send the image shown, choose [Send this image] and then press the <> button.
To send multiple images, press the < ><> buttons to choose [Select and send], and then press the < > button to select the desired images.


4. The [Image Transfer] screen will appear when images are sent.


5. After the images have been send, the screen below will be displayed. Press the <> button to end the connection.

This concludes the explanation of the procedure for sending images.

NOTE
After you have accessed the Wi-Fi menu once, you can access it again by pressing the < > button. The recent target device is listed first, so you can easily connect again by pressing the < >< > buttons to choose it. To add a new device, display the device selection screen by pressing the < >< > buttons, and then configure the setting.


Sending images to a computer (Wi-Fi function)

SIMS Doc Id

8202022300

Doc ID   ART116886
Updated   11/16/2015

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