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Registered: ‎06-14-2013

EOS Rebel XT Software

My Canon EOS Rebel XT was purchased in 2006, back then my computer had Windows XP. I bought a new PC that is equipped with Windows 7.  The software for my camera don't work in Windows 7, I went to the Canon site and downloaded the updates for my camera and installed them on my PC and still cannot load my photos from my camera to the PC. I hate to think my $1000 plus camera system has been rendered somewhat useless because of a upgraded version of Windows.  Has anyone else had this problem, and what is the solution without going back to Windows XP?

Thank You

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Posts: 9,578
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

You should be able to access your camera through My Computer via USB. Save the photos to your hard drive and than try to edit or view them. You can do this without any Canon software.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

Hi TopDrifter,

 

To connect your camera to a Windows 7 computer, you'll need to change the communication mode.

To set your camera up for this, please do the following:

 

With the camera disconnected from the computer, turn the camera on.  Press the "Menu" button.  Now select the [Wrench, Hammer, 2] tab.  Scroll down to "Communication" and press the "Set" button.

Select the [Print/PTP] and press "Set".  This process is more completely described (and illustrated too!) on page 121 of your Digital Rebel XT Instruction Manual.

 

Now connect your camera to your computer and turn the camera on. Your computer should now recognize and have access to your Digital Rebel XT.

 

Unfortunately, Canon software cannot communicate with the Rebel XT when operating in this mode.

 

You may download your pictures using Windows Photo Gallery, or you may use a card reader to download images.  If you haven't already done so, you may retrieve and install this program from Microsoft's download.live.com.

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Registered: ‎07-07-2013

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

Hi Richard, When i upgraded to Win 7, I had the same problem as TopDrifter. After setting the comms mode in camera to (print/PTP), I was able to download images to the PC. And with Canon software, in my case EOS utility.

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Registered: ‎05-25-2017

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

Hi I just bought a EOS 350 D Rebel XT second hand.  I am having problems with downloading the images onto my computer. I have the communication set to printer in the menu. My mac (running on Sierra)   is incompatible with the photo utility provided by solutions disk. Is there anyway that I could trouble shoot (updates, programs, anything?)  it without needing to buy a CF reader?  I appreciate the help

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

It should just work. What happens when you run image capture directly?

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Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software


stall wrote:

Hi I just bought a EOS 350 D Rebel XT second hand.  I am having problems with downloading the images onto my computer. I have the communication set to printer in the menu. My mac (running on Sierra)   is incompatible with the photo utility provided by solutions disk. Is there anyway that I could trouble shoot (updates, programs, anything?)  it without needing to buy a CF reader?  I appreciate the help


We get barraged with questions similar to yours from countless users of all versions of the Mac operating system. Some manage to fix their problems; others don't. Most spend too much time on the attempt. Your camera is a virtual antique, so you'll probably fall into the latter category. Unless your time has no value to you, buy a card reader. They're cheap; and if you don't abuse it, it will last forever.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
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Registered: ‎06-01-2018

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

I managed to get it work and it's pretty simple. Just put your rebel in Printer mode and open your Image capture app that comes with the osx since the beginning of time.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-01-2018

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

Virtual antique?!?!?! The Rebel XT is a piece of art! If you don't know the answer to the question, don't answer it.
CF card readers are very unreliable because of the small pins that need to get into the card, that's why I definitely recommend to NOT use a CF card reader and use the camera to download the pictures. It's pretty straight forward if you know how to.
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Posts: 9,578
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: EOS Rebel XT Software

Bob's advice is correct, "They're cheap; and if you don't abuse it, it will last forever."

Except he left off buy a good card reader not a cheap charlie.

 

"...CF card readers are very unreliable because of the small pins that need to get into the card ..."

 

Neither here nor there but I have been using CF cards since they came onto the scene.  I am talking many 100's of CF cards.  I never bent a pin nor damaged a CF card.  You don't need to mimic Hulk when using them and they will work for a long, long time.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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