Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera ?

Can't get photos off camera - help please! Used to have no problem, but now have a different computer & when I plug my camera in, nothing happens. I downloaded to snapfish for awhile, but quality of pics is low on there, even if I 'buy' 'high-quality' photos - still bad. Can't find my original disk that came with the camera to download software - desperate for help - have over 2000 pics on my camera..


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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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
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