Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera ?

I can't get photos to upload from my Canon S500. Always in the past I just made the USB connection and I got a dialog screen telling me what to do. Now I have a new computer (running Vista, just got my Windows 7 upgrade and haven't loaded it yet), and it gave me a short message about "driver installed and then nothing--no icon, no nothing. It does make a sound when I connect and disconnect the camera. I went to the Canon site and they say there's no special software to download for this.


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Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.\012\012\012

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).
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