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Downloading Images to PC

by Jerry
(Urbandale, Iowa - USA)

Canon R3 Camera

Canon R3 Camera

"I have a R3 and I used to use Canon's Zoom Browser to download my photos. ZB does not recognize CR3 files so when I attach my memory (either SD card of CF card) it says that there are no photos. I want to use a similar product if possible as when I plug in the memory, it shows which photos have been downloaded previously. Is there a program that makes downloading pictures to my PC easy?"

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for asking about how to download images from your Canon R3 to your computer. Sorry for my delayed response to your question-I've been swamped with work. The R3 is a great camera, by the way. Like my Canon 5D Mark III, the R3 takes both CF and SD cards, a decision Canon made which I just can't agree with, but that's a topic for another day.

Downloading R3 Photos

The good news is that you have several options.

1.MEMORY CARD. I've never used Canon
s software. I wasn't a big fan of the Zoom Browser way back in the early days of using my Canon DSLRS. I prefer the simplicity of removing the card and directly inserting it into an SD slot on my computer, or in the case of a CF card, I just use a card reader adapter that accepts the CF card and plugs into a USB port on my computer.

Then I use the Windows File Explorer and drag and drop the images into a new folder which I've named strategically to give me information about the photos, such as "Acadia National Park October 2023", or something like that.

2. ADOBE LIGHTROOM This is the preferred choice for many pros (not me) because of the detailed cataloguing you can do when importing, and they the sophisticated editing/processing you can do within Lightroom.

3. CANON DPP SOFTWARE You can download this for free from
the Canon website.

To download photos using DPP:

Connect the Canon R3 to your computer using a USB cable.
Turn on the camera and select the "USB connection app" option.
Open DPP and select the Canon R3 from the list of connected devices.
Select the photos that you want to download and click the "Import" button.
DPP will import the photos to your computer and save them in the default import folder.


Using a USB cable: Connect the Canon R3 to your computer using a USB cable. Turn on the camera and select the "USB connection app" option. On your computer, open the Canon Connect app or another file explorer program. Navigate to the DCIM folder on the camera's memory card and copy the photos to your computer.

Using a Wi-Fi connection: Connect the Canon R3 to your Wi-Fi network. On your smartphone or tablet, download and install the Canon Camera Connect app. Open the Canon Camera Connect app and connect to the Canon R3. Once connected, you can download photos from the camera to your smartphone or tablet.

Jerry, I hope this helps. Feel free to comment back!


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Down loading images
by: Anonymous

I use an R5 and 5Div.
However, I can’t see the sense of this reply. The EOS Utility is absolutely brilliant for downloading images direct from the camera. You don’t need anything else.

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