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EOS R5 recommendations for transferring photos quickly in the field


I am a sports photographer and have to at times get up to 20 images to an editor or social media person during halftime for quick social media posts. My process seems clunky and often doesn't work so I am looking for the best solution to my workflow. By halftime I have already selected my 10-20 rated photos, so anything with a rating of 1 are the images that I want to send. I typically spend most of halftime trying to get my rated images from camera to canon connect app on my iPhone, then do quick crop and some quick edits in Lightroom on my phone, export those to a folder then either text or email those 10-20 images to the editor all using my iPhone if I can get them to send. Doing it this way takes up way too long and I often miss 5-20 mins of the second half all while doing this from the sidelines. Does anyone have a solution? Anyone know if, or if Canon DPP are better options for this type of workflow? Getting the rated images only from camera to Lightroom (on laptop preferably) the faster way possible is they key as once I get them into Lightroom all I have to do is crop and apply a preset then export to email. Thanks for any help!



Having your laptop in a pressroom (or even in a case on the sidelines) is going to cut time out of this process because any sort of editing on a phone is an exercise in pain and inefficiency.  Dump the selected images to your laptop via USB, edit using your desired program (DPP is fast for quick edits) and then email via your laptop.  Depending upon image size, it will be faster to upload the edited files to a file hosting site like smugmug and then text the link to your editor.  This shouldn't take more than 5 minutes for 15-20 preselected images.


EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video

Thank you for the reply. I will give the DPP option a try. I have not messed with DPP at all but I assume there is a way to transfer only the in camera rated images from camera to DPP using the USB method? Thanks again for the rely. 

You are welcome!  EOS utility is the simplest way to transfer photos from your camera to PC via USB (faster and more reliable than using WiFi in most cases).  It is a download from Canon and allows you to select which files are transferred including selecting only those files with your rating of 1.

I prefer using a cable instead of removing the card from the camera, less to go wrong!

You could also consider shooting in RAW or RAW plus JPG depending upon the processing speed of the laptop you use on site.  You would have to batch process RAW to JPG files after edits in DPP but the advantage of RAW is ability to easily correct white balance after shooting and better ability to reduce image noise compared to JPG files.

Try editing and batch processing some RAW files and see how quickly your computer handles them, if it is fast then that is worth considering if the added processing delay is minimal.


EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video