Sending Images to a Mac via Wi-Fi using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY's Image Sync (PowerShot G9 X)

Article ID: ART173899 | Date published: 03/21/2019 | Date last updated: 03/26/2019
 

Description

Sending Images to a Mac via Wi-Fi using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY's Image Sync (PowerShot G9 X)

Solution

When attempting to transfer images from the camera to a Macintosh computer using Wi-Fi, CANON iMAGE GATEWAY's Image Sync service must be used.

Please follow the steps below to set up CANON iMAGE GATEWAY's web services (including Image Sync), and then follow the steps afterwards to set up the Image Transfer Utility software to transfer the images.


Setting up CANON iMAGE GATEWAY's Image Sync Web Service

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is a free service for Canon users.
When you perform the settings to link the camera to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, you will be able to send images from the camera to social network services supported by CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (CANON iMAGE GATEWAY/SNS/Email) as well as send images to computer easily using the specialized software (Image Sync).

 

 

This section explains how to access Canon Image Gateway to use Image Sync.
Please check [About Web service settings for Wi-Fi products] at the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY top page to learn about the Web service settings .

 

 

Supported Web Services:
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online album
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Google Drive
  • Irista
  • Email
  • Computer (Image Sync)
IMPORTANT
  • For more information on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY system requirements and information on countries and regions where the service is available, please refer to [Help] on the bottom of the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY top page.
  • 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.
NOTE
  • Computer/smartphone setting procedures are indicated by the icon.
  • Camera setting procedures are indicated by the icon.

 

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Membership Registration Sign in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY

If you do not have a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account, follow the instructions to complete member registration (free of charge).
If you have already completed the registration procedure, please proceed to "Making Camera and Web Service Settings".

 

 

1. Access http://canon.com/cig.

 

 

2. Click [Start].

 

 

3. To sign up, click on [Create a Canon ID account] and follow the instructions.

 

 

4. Once an account has been created, follow the instructions until the page shown below is reached.
  • For Mac
  • For Smart Phones

 

Making Camera and Web Service Settings

1. Press the playback button to turn the camera on.
  • Press the [ ] button.

 

 

2. Touch [ ], and then press the [ ] button.
  • The following screen appears.

NOTE
  • Automatic connections will be made with access points (routers) you have previously connected to. When connecting to a new router, select the access point (router) name while referring to the example images below.
  • Enter the password of the access point (router), and then choose [Auto].
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3. Click on [Click here for how to add a new Wi-Fi product] on the page displayed for step 4 of ''Sign in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY''.

 

 

4. Click [About Web service settings for Wi-Fi products] > [How to link Wi-Fi products to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.] > [If a icon appears on your camera/camcorder] and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the settings.
  • Settings are made with a camera connected to an access point (router).

 

 

5. After you have completed the settings, set [Display on product] to [ON] for the Image Sync Web Service.

 

 

6. Touch the camera's [ ] icon to refresh the screen. If the icon for the desired Web service is displayed, the setting is complete.

 


 

Image Sync Usage and Setting Procedures

After you have made computer Image Sync settings, you can touch the [ ] icon to send all the images in the camera to the computer (transfer via server). Please use the Image Transfer Utility software. Make sure you have completed the Image Sync settings described in "Making Camera and Web Service Settings" before performing the procedures below.

 

1. Prepare the software.
  • The Image Transfer Utility software can be used by installing CameraWindow.

NOTE
The software is available for download from the Canon website.

 

 

2. In the menu bar, click the [  ] icon and then click [Add new camera].

 

3. Enter your [Username] and [Password] ( ), and click ( ) to log-in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.

 

 

4. Select the desired camera ( ), and then click [OK] ( ) to complete the settings.

 

5. When you select the [ ] icon on the camera, images will be sent to the computer via the server.

NOTE
  • If the computer that you intend to send images to is turned off, images will not be saved. Please be careful when saving images.
  • For more detailed information, please access the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY top page, and then click [Help] > [Web Service Settings] > [About Web service settings] > [How to use Image Sync and set options].

 


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