Nobody ever accused me of being a quick learner ! It's taken nearly 500 posts on this forum to discover how to put pictures on here !
Right, down to work. First thing, is to make sure that the camera card is correctly inserted in the reader and pushed fully home in its socket, as in the image in my last post. The card in the image in the above post is an SD card. Some cameras use the much smaller Micro SD card and the readers are not interchangeable, you need to make sure you have the correct reader for your card.
Then plug the reader into any convenient USB socket. You will see I use a multi-card reader and have a desktop tower.
It will only go into the USB socket one way. Once it has been connected for a second or two, you will probably get the 'Autoplay' screen appear, click on the highlighted bit - 'Open folder . . .' - to open Windows Explorer to see your image files
If you have 'Autoplay' disabled, then click here to open Explorer if you are using Win 7 -
If you are not using Win 7, or don't have this icon then RIGHT click on the start button as here -
And Explorer will open and should look something like this. Don't worry if it doesn't look exactly like this - I use Win 7 and have all my screens set to 'List' because I have about 450Gb of photos on this computer. And the red icons are because I use Irfanview as my default image viewer.
On the left hand side you will see all my drives, and towards the bottom you will see 'Nikon D90 (N)', then 'DCIM' and then '100CD90' which is highlighted. This is the folder in which the images are. The only reason it says 'Nikon' is that my Nikon SLR was handy for making these images. Yours will say 'Canon'. On the right hand side you will see a list of the images on this card. Now to get these images into your computer !
The simplest way is to use 'Drag and Drop'. To move them onto your computer, first of all decide where you want to put them, creating a new folder if necessary. Then, select the images you want to copy across - you will see that some of the image files are highlighted in blue, these have been selected.
To select one image, just click on it once.
To select a block of images, as I have done here, click on the first one you want, hold down the 'Shift' key and click on the last one.
To select the odd image here and there, click on the first one then hold down the 'Ctrl' key and click on each other you want in turn.
To select them all, click on 'Organise', then 'Select all'.
Then move your mouse cursor over a blue (selected) file, press the left hand button and KEEP IT DOWN. Slide the cursor across the screen until it is over the folder you want to put the pictures in, then release the button. That's it - easy ! You have just copied your photos from the camera card into a folder on your computer.
You have only two things left to do - (a) check that the photos are in the folder where you want them, and, ( delete the images off your card so you can use it again.
Happy snapping !