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You can also use a Compact Flash memory card reader and software to transfer photos and automate the process using the EOS Utility, Photoshop Elements' Photo Downloader, or the downloading program supplied with some other third-party applications. This method is more frugal in its use of your 40D's battery and can be faster if you have a speedy USB 2.0 or FireWire card reader attached to an appropriate port.

The installed software automatically remains in memory as you work, and it recognizes when a Compact Flash card is inserted in your card reader; you don't have to launch it yourself. With Photoshop Elements 6.0's Photo Downloader, you can click Get Photos to begin the transfer of all images immediately or choose Advanced Dialog to produce a dialog box like the one shown in Figure 8.12, and then select which images to download from the memory card by marking them with a check. You can select the photos you want to transfer, plus options such as Automatically Fix Red Eyes. Start the download, and a confirmation dialog box like the one in Figure 8.13 shows the progress.

With Advanced view activated, Photoshop Elements' Photo Downloader allows you to select the photos you want to copy to your computer and apply some options such as new filenames or redeye fixes automatically.

Figure 8.13

The Photo Downloader's confirmation dialog box shows the progress as images are transferred.

Figure 8.13

The Photo Downloader's confirmation dialog box shows the progress as images are transferred.

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