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Such is the case with Canon cameras Check Out VFX Studio, The Most Fun Photo Editor I've Ever Used [iOS] Check Out VFX Studio, The Most Fun Photo Editor I've Ever Used [iOS] There are plenty of photo editing and sharing applications on iOS. There are apps to make you fat, apps to make you look like a zombie and apps that will give your picture that hipster... Read More , and if you have a Mac, you’ll know that you’ll need the Canon EOS Utility if you ever want to use your DSLR Start Shooting With These 4 DSLR Video Tutorial Sites Start Shooting With These 4 DSLR Video Tutorial Sites Recently, I covered a little bit of DSLR video for those of you stepping out to see the low-cost solution to production. My focus has been on helping those who don't necessarily do much video... Read More camera via USB. Fortunately for you, I found a quick trick to download that little app from the Canon website. It’s really easy to do, and so easy, in fact, that I wonder “why don’t they just make the app available directly from the site?”

Download The Proper File

Go ahead and open the Canon Support & Driver section of Canon’s site in another tab or window. In the product type section, make sure you’re on the the EOS Digital SLR option. After that, scroll through and find your model of camera From The Default iPhone Camera To The Better ProCamera For Serious Shutterbugs From The Default iPhone Camera To The Better ProCamera For Serious Shutterbugs For the last several weeks, I've downloaded over a dozen camera and video apps for the iPhone, and though each has something unique to offer, I was particularly interested in finding the most practical camera... Read More .

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Click where it says “Drivers & Software” near your model, and you’ll be whisked away to a magical land where the native people greet you with the question of “what is your operating system and version?” Naturally, you should click select the Mac Add Song Lyrics To iTunes With TuneTEXT [Mac] Add Song Lyrics To iTunes With TuneTEXT [Mac] One of the benefits of the Internet is being able to locate song lyrics in a matter of seconds. Who doesn't like singing along with an artist from time to time? Well, with Apple's iTunes,... Read More option, and you’ll be provided all versions of OSX. Canon has every single EOS Utility update since the dawn of time, so you’ll be able to find exactly what you need.

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After this, click the Software drop-down menu, and select the latest EOS Utility updater for Mac. After agreeing to a bunch of stuff you didn’t read, go ahead and open/extract your download. Now we can get to the fun part.

Dig Through The File

When you open your download (a .dmg file), you’ll see an app called UpdateInstaller. What you need to do is drag it onto your desktop Take Gmail Offline With The Offline Google Mail App [Chrome] Take Gmail Offline With The Offline Google Mail App [Chrome] Offline Google Mail for Chrome allows you to use Gmail without an Internet connection. Read, search, and send emails – all offline. When you do connect to the Internet, Offline Google Mail synchronizes with your... Read More . After that, open its context menu and click Show Package Contents. Next, click the Contents folder in the next window, and within that, open the Resources folder.

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Within this folder, you’ll find something called SDI.bundle. Just like before, open its context menu and click Show Package Contents. You’ll see yet another Contents folder that leads to a Resources folder, so click through them.

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Within the Resources folder will be a file called “update.plist”. What you need to do with it is simply throw it away! Now close the mess of folders that you just opened, and run the UpdateInstaller from your desktop. It should open just like any other app installer and actually give you the full EOS Utility. Now, you can be like all the other kids on your block who use this software! Good job, buckaroo.

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Conclusion

Bear in mind that I used this with my model of camera (Canon 60D), but based on what I have seen by other Canon users, the trick should work fairly well with everyone else out there. Furthermore, this seems to work on all updater versions, so you shouldn’t have a problem regardless of when you lost your CD.

What do you use the EOS Utility for? Have you lost the accompanying software CD for any gadgets you recently bought?

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