Saving Images to a Computer using Windows (Windows 8)

Article ID: ART143932 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


Saving Images to a Computer using Windows (Windows 8)


You can connect the camera to a computer via a USB cable, and save images to a computer running Windows 8 without installing any additional software applications. The procedures for connecting the camera to the computer running Windows 8 with a USB cable (camera end: Mini-B), and saving images to the computer are explained below.

Depending on the camera model, a USB cable (camera end: Mini-B) may not be included with the camera. If you own multiple Canon cameras, it may be possible to use the USB cable from another model when making connections. If you do not own multiple Canon cameras, please purchase the Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (available separately).
The procedure is shown on the PowerShot S200 for the sake of illustration. The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.

1. Connect the <DIGITAL> terminal of the camera to the computer's USB port using a USB cable.

<DIGITAL> terminal (Camera)
USB cable
USB port (Computer)

2. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

If an application for saving images, such as CameraWindow, starts, please close it.

3. Click the window displayed in the upper right of the screen.

The screens shown in step 3 and 4 will only be displayed when connecting for the first time.

4. Click [Import photos and videos].

5. The following screen appears.

6. Enter the name of the folder you want to save the images to in the field, and then click [Import] to import all the images.

To select images to import individually:
1. Click [Clear selection], and then append the desired images with a checkmark.
2. Enter the name of the folder you want to save the images to in the field, and then click [Import].

7. The following screen appears.

8. When [Done] is displayed, click [Open folder].

9. The following screen appears, and the imported images are displayed.

This completes the process of importing images to a PC.
You can change the [AutoPlay] (automatic start-up) settings for software applications.
To prevent software applications from starting automatically, follow the procedures below to change the [AutoPlay] settings.
1. Move the pointer to the bottom right side of the screen. When the Charms bar is displayed, move the pointer up to select [Settings]. Next, select the [Control Panel].
2. Select [Hardware and Sound].
3. Select [AutoPlay].
4. In the pull-down menu located on the right side of [Devices], select [Import photos and videos (Photos)], and then click [Save].
This completes procedure for changing the AutoPlay settings.



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