EOS REBEL T8i: Connecting to a Printer via Wi-Fi

Article ID: ART176899 | Date published: 06/19/2020 | Date last updated: 09/14/2023


Connecting to a Printer via Wi-Fi



Connecting to a Printer via Wi-Fi

This section describes how to print images by directly connecting the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge (Wireless LAN) via Wi-Fi. For printer operating instructions, refer to the printer user manual.

  1. Select [Wireless settings: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].

  2. Select [ Print from Wi-Fi printer].

    • If the history () is displayed, switch the screen with the Left key Right key keys.
  3. Select [Add a device to connect to].

  4. Check the SSID (network name) and password.

    • Check the SSID (1) and Password (2) displayed on the camera screen.
    • In [Wi-Fi settings], if you set [Password] to [None], the password will not be displayed or required ().
  5. Set up the printer.

    • In the Wi-Fi settings menu of the printer to be used, select the SSID you have checked.
    • For the password, enter the password checked in step 4.
  6. Select the printer.

    • In the list of detected printers, select the printer to connect to via Wi-Fi.
    • If your preferred printer is not listed, selecting [Search again] may enable the camera to find and display it.


Image Printing

Printing images individually

  1. Select the image to be printed.

    • Use the Left key Right key keys or Quick control dial dial to select an image to print, then press SET.
    • You can press the Reduced button to select the image using the index display.
  2. Select [Print image].

  3. Print the image.

    • For the print setting procedures, see Print Settings.
    • Select [Print], then [OK] to start printing.

Printing according to specified image options

  1. Press SET.

  2. Select [Print order].

  3. Set the printing options.

    • For the print setting procedures, see Print Ordering (DPOF).
    • If the print order is complete before establishing a Wi-Fi connection, go to step 4.
  4. Select [Print].

    • [Print] can be selected only when an image is selected and the printer is ready to print.
  5. Set the [Paper settings] ().

  6. Print the image.

    • When [OK] is selected, printing starts.


  • Shooting is not possible while connected to a printer via Wi-Fi.
  • Movies cannot be printed.
  • Before printing, be sure to set the paper size.
  • Certain printers may not be able to imprint the file number.
  • If [Bordered] is set, certain printers may imprint the date on the border.
  • Depending on the printer, the date may appear faint if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border.
  • RAW images cannot be printed by selecting [Print order]. When printing, select [Print image] and print.


  • When you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged.
  • Depending on the image's file size and image quality, it may take some time to start printing after you select [Print].
  • To stop printing, press SET while [Cancel] is displayed, then select [OK].
  • When printing with [Print order], if you stopped printing and want to resume printing of the remaining images, select [Resume]. Note that printing will not resume if any of the following occurs.
    • You change the print order or delete any of the print ordered images before resuming printing.
    • When index is set, you change the paper setting before resuming printing.
  • If a problem occurs during printing, see Notes.

Print Settings

The screen display and setting options vary depending on the printer. Also, certain settings may not be available. For details, refer to the printer's instruction manual.

Print settings screen

  1. (1)Sets date or file number printing ().
  2. (2)Sets the printing effects ().
  3. (3)Sets the number of copies to print ().
  4. (4)Sets the print area ().
  5. (5)Sets the paper size, type, and layout (, , ).
  6. (6)Returns to the image selection screen.
  7. (7)Starts the printing.
  8. (8)The paper size, type, and layout you have set are displayed.
  • Depending on the printer, certain settings may not be selectable.

Paper settings

  • Select [Paper settings].

[] Setting the paper size

  • Select the size of the paper in the printer.

[] Setting the paper type

  • Select the type of the paper in the printer.

[] Setting the page layout

  • Select the page layout.


  • If the image's aspect ratio is different from the printing paper's aspect ratio, the image may be cropped significantly when you print it as a borderless print. Images may also be printed at lower resolution.

[] Setting printing of the date/file number

  • Select [].
  • Select what to print.

[] Setting the printing effects (Image optimization)

  • Select [Image optimization].
  • Select printing effects.


  • If you imprint shooting information on an image shot at an expanded ISO speed (H), the correct ISO speed may not be imprinted.
  • The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer's own default settings as set by the printer's manufacturer. Refer to the printer's instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.

[] Setting the number of copies

  • Select [Number of copies].
  • Select the number of copies to print.

Cropping the image

Set cropping immediately before printing. Changing other print settings after you crop images may require you to crop the images again.

  1. On the print setting screen, select [Cropping].

  2. Set the cropping frame size, position, and aspect ratio.

    • The image area within the cropping frame will be printed. The shape of the frame (aspect ratio) can be changed with [Paper settings].

    Resizing the cropping frame size

    Use the Magnified view or Reduced button to resize the cropping frame.

    Moving the cropping frame

    Use the Up key Down key Left key Right key keys to move the frame vertically or horizontally.

    Switching the orientation of the cropping frame

    Pressing the INFO button will toggle the cropping frame between the vertical and horizontal orientations.

  3. Press SET to exit the cropping.

    • You can check the cropped image area in the upper left of the print setting screen.


  • Depending on the printer, the cropped image area may not be printed as you specified.
  • The smaller the cropping frame, the lower the resolution at which images are printed.


  • Handling printer errors

  • If printing does not resume after you resolve a printer error (no ink, no paper, etc.) and select [Continue], operate the buttons on the printer. For details on resuming printing, refer to the printer's instruction manual.
  • Error messages

  • If a problem occurs during printing, an error message will appear on the camera screen. After fixing the problem, resume printing. For details on how to fix a printing problem, refer to the printer's instruction manual.
  • Paper error

  • Confirm that paper is loaded correctly.
  • Ink error

  • Check the printer's ink level and the waste ink tank.
  • Hardware error

  • Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems.
  • File error

  • The selected image cannot be printed. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer may not be printable.




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