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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Direct-Direct Transfer/Indirect-Direct Transfer

There are some advantages to transferring photos directly from your Rebel XSi to a computer. The destination computer doesn’t need to have a card reader; all it requires is a USB port. So, if you have the USB cable that came with your camera, you can transfer photos to any computer that has the Canon utility software installed. However, direct transfer uses your XSi’s internal battery power, while removing the card and transferring the photos with a card reader installed on the destination computer does not.

You can select which images are transferred to the computer, or transfer all the images, both RAW and JPEG, that are on the memory card. Canon gives you two different methods, one using the ...

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