Turn the camera on

The Camera Settings screen appears briefly on the camera monitor, displaying a "Busy" message. Then the monitor goes black, and the card

USB port

USB port

Figure 8-3: The USB port is hidden under the little rubber door on the left rear side of the camera.

access lamp begins flickering, letting you know that the camera is communicating with the computer. After a few moments (or minutes, depending on the speed of your computer), the Direct Transfer screen appears on the camera monitor, as shown in Figure 8-4, and the Print/Share light, near the upper-left corner of the monitor, glows blue.

For details about the next step in the downloading routine, move on to the next section.

Direct transfer

Figure 8-4: When the camera is ready to download images, the Direct Transfer screen appears.

The options you see on the Direct

Transfer screen relate to a method of image downloading that requires you to handle everything through the camera menus. I don't cover this download technique because I think that most people will find the alternative methods I discuss here easier and more user-friendly. Nor do I cover the Transfer Order item on the Playback menu, which is related to the process. However, if you're curious about the Wallpaper option you see in Figure 8-4, turn to Chapter 11, which explains it. Your camera manual also includes specifics about the other download technique as well.

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