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Windows 7: Who owns a canon camera

27 Dec 2009   #11
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have all the Canon software installed on Windows 7 64 bit, including ZoomBrowser EX 6.4.11. Use the updates listed for Vista, they work fine with Windows 7.


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27 Dec 2009   #12
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have a 2 year old Canon G9. I installed all software on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

It has been working great! I can confirm ZoomBrowser works. I process RAW images on the software too.
Thanks .. Yes I installed the Canon software, notwithstanding the warning from W7. I just hope it doesn't come back to get me when I open some important program.... but it does work
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27 Dec 2009   #13
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
I have all the Canon software installed on Windows 7 64 bit, including ZoomBrowser EX 6.4.11. Use the updates listed for Vista, they work fine with Windows 7.
i tried installing 6.4.11 no go! i received a message some thing like will not load on this machine ,,,, So i loaded 5.8.0.74 not compatible , but it works !
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27 Dec 2009   #14
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilesal View Post
Can you not install under the XP compatibility option? I have several bit's of software running under Vista and XP compatibility and they work fine.
using Win7 Home feature not available, but it sure would be an option. i loaded the program and it seems to be working OK but time will tell....
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27 Dec 2009   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
I do ! they do not have an update on software for W7. I have used Zoom Browser which came with my Camera for several years on Xp .

There are no updates shown on their web pages and MS tells me the program is not compatible with W7. gee they only had at least 8 months to update.

Oh! my camera is now a throw away just like all the other junk out there today !

If your looking for a job their web sites are excellent; for support forget it.

I don't think they give a damn and please hold the comments on how good their camera's are... I'm dealing solely with software. Of course i can download other software that is likely far better etc. That's not the point. That's what they want you to do !

Hi all

Two solutions

1) Use a Virtual machine and run XP on it -- works like a treat for a whole SLEW of cameras

BTW Zoombrowser is an absolute DOG -- even in the early days it was always breaking.

Use Canon's DPP / EOS file utility for RAW file processing or use things like Photoshop or Elements.

DPP won't run on W7 (yet) so you will need to run on a VM.

2) Use something like CS4 or Elements. These run fine on native W7 systems (including W7 X-64).

I've got an old D60 SLR, Powershot models S50 and s70, a nice G10 and a lovely 1DM3 DSLR -- they all work with CS4.

Don't junk hardware just because drivers aren't available at any particular instant.

Cheers
jimbo
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27 Dec 2009   #16
tbernstein

 
 

Like a number of the others I've avoided their supplied software. Ditto with Nikon cameras.
Windows manages the connection fine if I use it, mostly I also just plug the card into my PC ( or a USB card reader) and I thought that the supplied software was clumsy and unpleasant to use.
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27 Dec 2009   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I haven't any experience with Nikon cameras but Canon's software has always been clunky to say the least. Photoshop is really the Nr 1 tool for digital cameras.

The latest version of Canon's DPP program for converting RAW files is not too bad actually but it's probably easier to stick to a single program if you have a large workflow -- so Photoshop is usually the program of choice.

If you don't need full blown CS4 (most amateur photographers never use 85% of the features anyway) then Photoshop Elements is a good choice to use instead.

If you shoot in JPEGS (not RAW) then just transfer to computer and use any photo editing software -- I prefer the advantages of using RAW however as there's a whole lot you can do to the pictures in POST PROCESING.

Cheers
jimbo
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27 Dec 2009   #18
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I have Rebel but haven't used Canon drivers in years. I just take the card out of the cam and put it in my card reader.
I did have zoom browser installed before Windows 7---now I'm just using Irfanview.

I understand if you have a Canon HD camcorder, their included Pixela software is also a dog.
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27 Dec 2009   #19
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
I do ! they do not have an update on software for W7. I have used Zoom Browser which came with my Camera for several years on Xp .

There are no updates shown on their web pages and MS tells me the program is not compatible with W7. gee they only had at least 8 months to update.

Oh! my camera is now a throw away just like all the other junk out there today !

If your looking for a job their web sites are excellent; for support forget it.

I don't think they give a damn and please hold the comments on how good their camera's are... I'm dealing solely with software. Of course i can download other software that is likely far better etc. That's not the point. That's what they want you to do !

Hi all

Two solutions

1) Use a Virtual machine and run XP on it -- works like a treat for a whole SLEW of cameras

BTW Zoombrowser is an absolute DOG -- even in the early days it was always breaking.

Use Canon's DPP / EOS file utility for RAW file processing or use things like Photoshop or Elements.

DPP won't run on W7 (yet) so you will need to run on a VM.

2) Use something like CS4 or Elements. These run fine on native W7 systems (including W7 X-64).

I've got an old D60 SLR, Powershot models S50 and s70, a nice G10 and a lovely 1DM3 DSLR -- they all work with CS4.

Don't junk hardware just because drivers aren't available at any particular instant.

Cheers
jimbo
Well, 8 months is hardly a particular instant. I would think a firm as large as Canon would be up to speed with their software. Perhaps not in all cases, but I did not see ONE UPDATE to Win 7 on their web pages including the USA. Also if a Vista update will work with Win 7 why not put a note to that effect. I was upset when i did my post so lets just leave it at that. A Vista update has worked for me, on the advise of another member. So I'm thanks for all the info.
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29 Dec 2009   #20
tbernstein

 
 

As it goes, I plugged my Canon camera into the USB today. The first time since I installed Win 7.
No problem at all.
It will take the pictures from the camera with the Windows 7 built in software, or just by recognising the camera storage as a drive ( my own preference).
And there's not a trace of Canon software on my PC.

FWIW I have Photofiltre, Irfanview, Photoshop Elements, and a number of others, mostly freeware for managing and editing the pictures.
None of them are perfect at everything, but they are all a trillion times better than the software that came with the camera.

I have long had a suspicion that the software that comes bundled with a camera is stuff that's too rubbish to even give away normally.
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