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Canon software CDInstall Canon camera software without the CD

What to do if you've lost your original CD

This page has workaround solutions to help you install Canon software on Macs and Windows PCs

  • Most recently updated: December 2014 : updated Canon software

>> Latest version of DPP, with release notes.

>> Dec. 2014 DPP4.1.50 - Mac and Win - supports more cameras

>> Sept 2014 EOS Utility 3 - Mac and Win - limited camera support

>> General Download links for the latest Canon software

Canon's software for their EOS cameras is quite useful, and there are regular updates available, but the problem has always been that they are only updates - you need an original version of the EOS software installed, before they will install.

Canon's policy isn't a problem, unless you've lost your CD, just bought a second hand camera with no CD, or out on a job and left your CD back in the office ...or are trying to install on a machine without an optical drive.

  • It also looks (2014) as if Canon has appreciated this problem for people with computers with no CD drive and that actual install disk images are available - we'll add links to this, as we find them.

Note that you can use a CD from an older Canon camera. If the software will install - then you just need to get an updater from the Canon web site, which will update the software to the new version.

It's important to note that you only need to have one bit of Canon software installed and then you can use any other updaters quite normally. The tips here work with Canon software for their range of compact cameras too.

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Obtaining the Canon Camera Software

Please don't call us for disks - We can't directly supply software!

Updates/disk images for your camera can be downloaded from Canon sites. You need to download the software before you can continue with the installation process.

Which Canon software?

Previously, only updaters for existing software were available... so you will need the latest version for your camera and computer type.

You may find that a whole disk image is available - this is easiest to use. It just installs.

So, for the Canon US website: Select 'Downloads' then 'Consumer'

Mac or PC

Canon software CD for windowsOn a Windows PC

Easiest way - A disk image file/installer

First of all, you might be able to find an images of the install disk.

This varies with Canon site around the world, so for example, in September 2014, the Canon 6D page on their US site has two versions of the Disk. V29.0A and V29.1A

For Win XP you will need the older V29.0A disk image.

This was done for the following cameras (EU site as of Jan 2014)
I've added the US 'Rebel' names in parentheses

EOS-1D X EOS-1D Mark III EOS-1Ds Mark III
EOS-1D C EOS-1D Mark IV
EOS 5D Mark II EOS 5D Mark III
EOS 7D EOS 6D
EOS 70D EOS 60D EOS 60Da
EOS 40D EOS 50D
EOS 700D (T5i) EOS 650D (T4i) EOS 600D (T3i)
EOS 550D (T2i) EOS 500D (Ti) EOS 450D (XSi)
EOS 1000D (XS) EOS 1100D (T3)
EOS M
EOS 100D (SL1)

Look for software for your camera, although I should note that the disk image is the same for all cameras

An example download link on the UK site is

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_7D.aspx?DLtcmuri=tcm:14-1077040&page=2&type=download

You may need your camera serial number (I used a 5D3 serial found on the net [082024001216], since our EOS 1Ds3 serial number didn't work).

The Canon site in Australia also has some disk images. I downloaded a copy via this route (it needed the serial number above)

What if you need older software, such as for an EOS 5D or 1Ds ?

The easiest approach is to download a disk image for a newer camera. It's the same disk image

Once again you may need a serial number, since the s/n for our old EOS 1Ds was not recognised.

I've no disk image - just an updater

If for some reason, you've only got an updater and can't get a disk image, then you need to look at using the updater and fooling it, through a simple registry edit.

Windows PC registry modification is not without risks - this is a simple process, but you do this at your own risk.

The updater will only update software if it was already installed - it can be fooled.

Note that once you have installed one bit of Canon software following these methods, you will be able to use future Canon software updaters without going to all this trouble.

Method 1 - editing the registry

Since the updaters contain full versions of the software, it's possible to convince the installer that the software is already installed by adding appropriate hkeys to your windows registry.

Note that the items you need to enter depends on the version of windows you are using - do read right through the information below to make sure what you are doing is clear.

This first example is for Windows XP (although I'm told it works with Vista 32 bit too)

Use the same process with the data further down the page for whatever system you are using.

You need to create a plain text file that you then use to add the information to the registry (note the need to save as .reg)

Open Notepad and write (or copy/paste into Notepad) the following text (exactly - just the text you can see here):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOS Utility]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\DPP]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\PhotoStitch]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOS Capture]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ODSK]

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Note that you only need the entries for the software you want to install, but there's no problem setting up everything.

When the update software runs, it will look for the 'keys' (those HKEY bits). When it finds the correct one it will assume that you already had the software installed at some point and will go ahead and install the update (actually a new full version of the software).

You can now install any further software update, without having the original installed, or going through this process.

Update for ZB6.3.1 - To install ZoomBrowser 6.3.1, the registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]

needs to be changed to:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]

Windows 7

It's been pointed out (thanks) that some details changed with Win7 x64, where the Canon software currently runs in 32 bit mode, so the full set of 'keys' (the text that you put in the plain text file) are:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ODSK]

I'm told by one user (thanks) that the version of the text that worked for them was the one below, however several others have said that the one above works for win 7.

So, I'd try the top one first.

  • Note - I'm not a Windows PC user, so if someone would like to clarify this, please do let me know? The two examples below originally had double backslash characters '\\' rather than the single ones now shown '\' - thanks for spotting the typo (kindly introduced by my email system)

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Settings]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX\Install]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\PhotoStitch]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Capture]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ODSK]

This alternative was submitted (thanks) after someone couldn't get either of the ones above to work

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\DPP]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOS Capture]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\EOSViewerUtility]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Canon\PhotoStitch]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\DPP]

If someone clould clarify this, it would be of great help, we have no Win PCs here to test.

The following Software does not need a registry key, so will just install anyway:

  • Canon Raw Codec
  • WFT Utility

Method 2 - not for newer PCs

Only for older software packages.

Method 3 - much older software

I'm told that this is an installable version of DPP that should just install

http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/sdl/data/dpp100-e.exe

Canon software for Windows 7

Canon compatibility guide [PDF] See also latest software [Canon]

Includes Canon Windows 7 compatability info for printers and scanners too.


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Canon software CD for Mac OSXInstalling Canon software on an Apple Mac

Easiest way - A disk image file/installer

First of all, you might be able to find an images of the install disk.

This varies with Canon site around the world, so for example, in September 2014, the Canon 6D page on their US site has two versions of the Disk. V29.0A and V29.1A

If you are using Mac OS X 10.6, use [EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 28.2A / 28.3A for Mac OS X].

This has been set up for the following cameras (EU site as of Jan 2014)

I've added the US 'Rebel' names in parentheses

EOS-1D X EOS-1D Mark III EOS-1Ds Mark III
EOS-1D C EOS-1D Mark IV
EOS 5D Mark II EOS 5D Mark III
EOS 7D EOS 6D
EOS 70D EOS 60D EOS 60Da
EOS 40D EOS 50D
EOS 700D (T5i) EOS 650D (T4i) EOS 600D (T3i)
EOS 550D (T2i) EOS 500D (Ti) EOS 450D (XSi)
EOS 1000D (XS) EOS 1100D (T3)
EOS M
EOS 100D (SL1)

Look for software for your camera, although I should note that the disk image is the same for all cameras

An example download link on the UK site is

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_7D.aspx?DLtcmuri=tcm:14-1077040&page=2&type=download

You may need your camera serial number (I used a 5D3 serial found on the net [082024001216], since our EOS 1Ds3 serial number didn't work).

The Canon site in Australia also has some disk images. I downloaded a copy via this route (it needed the serial number above)

What if you need older software, such as for an EOS 5D or 1Ds ?

The easiest approach is to download a disk image for a newer camera. It's the same disk image

Once again you may need a serial number, since the s/n for our old EOS 1Ds was not recognised.

I've no disk image - just an updater

If for some reason, you've only got an updater and can't get a disk image, then you need to look at using the updater and fooling it.

There is no Windows type registry to edit as such in Mac OS X.

There are a number of techniques for installing the software if you've no CD, but they do vary as Canon seems to change the install process every so often.

Some Canon sites do have a CD image to download (see sidebox) but the links change, so you may need to do a bit of hunting around, or use the process below.

The original technique works with Mac software versions up to the DPP 3.11.26 release in Aprll 2012

EOS Utility software

The latest version (2.12.0 - Oct 10th 2012) adds support for the EOS-M and says that it works with OSX 10.8)

It also changes the internal layout of the updater and needs the newer install technique)

Important note for OSX 10.8

Background: Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper feature recognizes that the updater app has been altered by virtue of trashing the "info.datx" file.

The system generates a dialog box that gives no choice but to trash the entire app, thus preventing installation.

To get around this, you have to disable Gatekeeper in your System Preferences.

Thanks to Ben for sending this 10.8 info and the screen shot below.

  • I'm also hearing of other general install problems with 10.8 and Canon software - please let me know if this works for you, or you still have problems?

The original Mac install workaround (pre DPP / April 2012 software)

The installer looks for previously installed Canon software (any of the Canon software will do, so you only need do this trick once).

For the latest DPP, you will need a slightly different approach which is covered further down the page. It's probably best to read right through from here, and see what you need.

  • Note: If you are installing on a very old Mac, there are some alternative approaches that worked on old software described in some of the earlier techniques below.

Do read through the process here fully to appreciate what is going on, before proceeding.

  • If you are one of the few Mac owners with a case sensitive filesystem, then jump to the process at the end of this article

Installation procedure

You need to download the appropriate files from Canon - any file will need the minor alteration applying before you install, if there is no other Canon software in place.

This screenshot shows an example from the Canon US site [Canon]

  • Canon software for download from canon

Note that the files are compressed as .zip or .gz files - double clicking on the file will expand it to the appropriate disk image file (.dmg)

  • unzipping downloaded canon software

Clicking on the image file will mount it as a disk

  • installer software disk image is mounted

You now need to copy the 'UpdateInstaller' file to your disk (since you can't modify the version in the disk image file - hence the little pencil with a line through it above)

  • copy installer to your hard disk

Now eject the disk image

  • eject the disk image

You need to modify the contents of the UpdateInstaller file, for it to run as an installer, without checking for old software first.

Right click on the UpdateInstaller. To see what's inside it pick 'Show package Contents'.

  • looking inside the app file

A new finder window opens up showing the contents

  • contents of file - top level

There is quite a lot inside most Apps (UpdateInstaller is a .app file, but the file extension isn't normally shown)

  • Note - this is the point that the process differs for DPP 3.11.26 (and EOS Utility 2.12 )
  • If you are trying to install it, you'll not find the SDI.bundle file mentioned below - go to the updated instructions below

You need to navigate to Contents/Resources and find the SDI.bundle file.

Right click on the SDI.bundle and 'Show Package Contents' again.

A new window opens up.

  • contents windows for file

In this new window navigate to Contents/Resources and locate a file called update.plist

  • file to remove

This is the file that stops you installing the software without a previous version installed.

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Delete this file.

  • Remember that you need to be working on a copy - you can't delete it in the original disk image.

Close the two windows and doubleclick the UpdateInstaller app.

The software should now install normally!

  • Note that once you have installed the software, you will be able to use future updaters and installers without going to all this trouble.
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The Latest Mac DPP Install workaround [DPP 3.11.26 Apr 2012]

Canon have changed the contents of the Mac installer, so that the original workaround above will no longer work with the latest updater for DPP 3.11.26.

Note that not all software requires this updated technique - EOS Utility, for example, currently needs to be installed with the earlier method.

If you open a copy (as described below) of the new type of installer, you will see an 'info.datx' file - if there is no 'info.datx' file, then you need to use the earlier approach. This may change with new releases of the software.

In DPP 3.11.26, the 'info.plist' file to delete (in the original technique) no longer exists.

However if you copy the installer from the disk image to your deskop, as in the process below, and look at its contents, there is a new file in this latest installer that you can delete to make an installable version of the updater.

  • Don't worry what all these files do - they just make the installer app work.

So the new procedure would be:

showing contents of package installer

A 'Contents' window will open up showing the files inside the installer folder

deleting file to fix installer

I'm told (thanks John) that the installer may auto-run after you reboot your Mac. Just click next a few times if this happens. The software is already installed, so nothing new will get installed at this time.

You now have a full version of DPP installed.

Future updates and any other Canon software should just install normally, without the need for any of these procedures.

If you deactivated gatekeeper under OSX 10.8 for the install, then go back and reset it.

  • If you're not sure about doing this, I've tried to make the instructions as clear as possible - read through everything and get an idea for what it is you are doing. It's quite a simple procedure, and only needs doing the once. As ever, if you can't follow what's here, let me know and I'll try and make things clear.
Earlier installation tips
  • Aug 2010 A slightly different version of the Mac Install process was sent to us (thanks)
  • Copy EOS Updater to Desktop, Right-click, "Show Package Contents".
  • Navigate to "/Contents/Resources/", right-click on "SDI.bundle",
  • "Show Package Contents".
  • Navigate to "/Contents/Resources/", delete "update.plist"
  • Note that you must copy the installer from the image to your hard disk, since the file can't be deleted in the disk image
  • Sept 2009 We've been sent an alternative way of turning a Mac updater to an installer
  • You can actually change the "update" to an "installer" without having to create fake apps.
    Just copy it from the disk image your desktop, then control-click the app and "Show Package Contents". Navigate to Contents > Resources and delete update.plist
    Now double click the modified application and it should install without any issues.
  • 2008 We were sent details (thanks) of how to modify an existing application on your disk, to fool the updater.
  • It involves a bit of renaming of the contents of a package but is of no danger if you pick an unused application (my disk is full of the things)
  • The example involves EOS utility - do read the comments at the end of the article.
  • http://www.navjagpal.com/blog/?p=16&cpage=1#comment-176
  • It's been suggested to us that you can use Automator to create an empty 'App' and call it the file name you want, such as "EOS File Viewer" and then edit the info.plist file.

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DPP 3.14.41 from Canon

  • - Supports images taken with EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot G7 X
  • - Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported
  • - Windows Vista & Windows XP no longer supported
  • - A function to delete the shooting data when executing [Convert and save] has been added
  • - For EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF-M22mm f/2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the latest lens data can be used, of which Digital Lens Optimizer’s performance has been improved
  • - Fixed a phenomenon that a file may not be converted and saved if specific character is used in the file name’s first character
  • - Supports new lens (EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM)

DPP 3.14.15 from Canon

  • - Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
    - Supports OS X 10.9.
    - Mac OS X 10.6 is no longer supported. {see my notes about moving from 10.6 to 10.9 on my main office Mac}
  • - Fixes the phenomenon where the shutter speed value and the aperture value indicated for an image displayed in the [Large thumbnail] mode may differ from the actual values if the image has been converted to the JPG or TIFF format from the RAW file (CRW file) format of the EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS KISS DIGITAL / EOS DIGITAL REBEL / EOS 300D DIGITAL or EOS 10D.
    - Batch process has been changed.

DPP 3.13.51 from Canon

  • - Addition of Digital Lens Optimizer applicable lenses.
  • - A phenomenon in which font settings are sometimes not reflected on print contact sheets has been fixed.

DPP 3.13.45 from Canon

  • - Supports images taken with EOS 70D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D, PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120.
    - Supports new lens (EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X, EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM).
    - The accuracy of the white balance in M-RAW and S-RAW images has been improved.

EOS Utility 2.13.25 from Canon

DPP 3.13.0 from Canon

  • Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.13.0 Updater for Mac OS X;
  • - Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X7i / EOS REBEL T5i / EOS 700D, EOS-1D C.
  • - Supports new lens (EF 35mm F2 IS USM, EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM).
  • - Supports OS X 10.8.
  • - The display disorder phenomenon occurring when using retina display has been fixed.
  • Also EOS Utility 2.13.21
  • Changes from EOS Utility 2.13.0 for Mac OS X :
  • - Supports EOS 70D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D.
  • - Support for EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with lens optical correction.
  • (Supported Models: EOS 70D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D, EOS Kiss X7i / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D, EOS-1D C, EOS 6D, EOS M, EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X)

DPP 3.12.52 from Canon

  • Supports images taken with EOS 6D.
    Supports new lens (EF24-70mm F4L IS USM).
    Supports read-in of Picture Style files (.pf3) created in Picture Style Editor 1.12.2 and later.
    Corrects shooting date error in other manufacturer`s image files when sent to Easy-PhotoPrintEX from Digital Photo Professional via plug-in print.

DPP 3.12.41 from Canon (note that the associated info also refers to this as 3.11.41 and that some PC version are 3.12.40)

  • Supports images taken with EOS M, PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot SX50 HS.
  • Supports new lens (EF40mm F2.8 STM, EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M22mm F2 STM).

DPP 3.11.31 from Canon

  • Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 60Da.
  • Supports new lens (EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM).
  • Fixed a phenomenon where the camera’s serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image is not displayed correctly for some of the EOS 60D.
  • Fixed a phenomenon where the buttons for HDR tool cannot be displayed under specific settings of the display.
  • Fixed a phenomenon where check mark or rating that is set using Quick Check Tool may not be displayed correctly.

DPP 3.11.26 from Canon

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.11.26 Updater for Mac OS X;

  • Now supports the following new lenses.- EF24mm F2.8 IS USM, EF28mm F2.8 IS USM, EF24-70mm F2.8L II USM, EF500mm F4L IS II USM, EF600mm F4L IS II USM
  • Supports images taken with EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X.
  • Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported.
  • The digital lens optimizer function has been added.
  • The multiple image composition and HDR tools have been added.
  • Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when processing RAW images, the original image characteristics could not be obtained.
  • Fixes a malfunction that occurs when using the quick check tool to check a large volume of images.

DPP 3.11.4 - From Canon

DPP 3.11 - PDF manual

  • Note - with the Launch of the 5D Mk3 Canon has been publicising the Digital Lens Optimizer in its latest version of the Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software package.
  • Released to coincide with the launch of the Canon EOS 5D III, DPP v3.11 features a new module that Canon says is designed to correct optical issues such as vignetting and curvilinear distortion, but also 'loss of resolution caused by a low pass filter'.
  • The software module works by understanding exactly how light passes through Canon lenses and filters before reaching the sensor. With the focus distance, focal length and aperture data included in the exif header of the image file, the software knows what aberrations to expect. It then corrects them by 'applying an inverse function' to the image. Canon says this then takes the image 'closer to how the scene looks to the naked eye.'

EOS Utility 3

The new version of EOS Utility - Improved, but will only run on 64 bit systems

Sept 2014 v3.0.1 - supports new 16-35 f4 L IS

June 2014 Utility 3.0

Serial number needed? Try my 5D3 one 082024001216

Windows requirements

1. Supported OSes

2. Supported Computers

CPU;

RAM;

3. Display

4. Supported Models

Caution

Mac Requirements

1. Supported OSes

2. Supported Computers

CPU;

RAM;

3. Display

4. Supported Models

Caution

EOS Utility 2.10.4 for Mac 10.7/10.6

Now works on 10.7

Supported Models

EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D, EOS 60D, EOS Kiss X4 / EOS REBEL T2i / EOS 550D, EOS 7D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS Kiss X3 / EOS REBEL T1i / EOS 500D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS Kiss F / EOS REBEL XS / EOS 1000D, EOS Kiss X2 / EOS REBEL XSi / EOS 450D, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D Mark III

Caution

From Canon

DPP 3.11.1

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.11.1 Updater for Mac OS X;

  • 1. Fixes a malfunction that occurs when displaying the shooting data of the EOS 5D Mark II.
    2. Fixes a malfunction that occurs when saving images of the EOS 5D and the EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D after conversion.

From the Mac s/w notes:

  • If you use the Digital Photo Professional 3.11.1 remote capture function, it is also necessary to download the latest version of EOS Utility.
    We have discovered a problem in the connection with cameras when using EOS Utility in Mac OS 10.6.8.
    Please do not use EOS Utility if you use Mac OS 10.6.8.

Canon - select platform for download

Other updates

  • EOS Utility 2.10.2 for Mac OS / Windows,
  • Picture Style Editor 1.9.0 for Mac OS / Windows,
  • Image browser 6.6

DPP3.10.2

Only update mentioned, is support for EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

From the Mac s/w notes:

  • If you use the Digital Photo Professional 3.10.2 remote capture function, it is also necessary to download the latest version of EOS Utility. We have discovered a problem in the connection with cameras when using EOS Utility in Mac OS 10.6.8.
    Please do not use EOS Utility if you use Mac OS 10.6.8.

Canon

DPP3.10.1

DPP 3.9.4 Via 1D4 page

  • Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.9.4;
  • 1.Changes the name "Art Filters" to "Creative Filters" (which is used in markets other than Japan) in the Japanese version to make the terms consistent. (This change only applies to the Japanese version and does not apply to other language versions.)
  • 2.Support to address the compatibility problems in which the IPTC information could not be browsed in some applications. (Except for cameras which have a rating function in the camera, this IPTC compatibility problem does not occur for images which never used the XMP rating function in DPP 3.9.4.)

DPP3.9.3 - (Win only) Via 1D4 page

  • 1. Fixes a problem in which Digital Photo Professional shuts down abnormally when viewing the shooting information of specific images (*).
    It also fixes a problem in Digital Photo Professional that errors occur and prevent the process of converting and saving specific RAW images from being completed.
    *: Images taken with the EOS-1D Mark IV for which either C.Fn I-16 AE Microadjustment or C.Fn I-17 FE Microadjustment is set to "Enable" and if AE Microadjustment or FE Microadjustment has a negative value.
  • 2. Fixes a problem in Digital Photo Professional 3.9.1/3.9.2 in which "0" cannot be input if the numerical keypad in the tool palette of Edit Window and Edit Image Window is not used.

DPP3.9.2 - Via 60D page 1D4 page

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.9.2;

  • 1. Supported models added
    Newly supports the EOS 60D, PowerShot G12, PowerShot S95, PowerShot G9
    2. Adds an Unsharp Mask function.
    3. Improves the Image classification function (The check-mark function expanded; the rating function added.)
    4. Changes made to the screen layout accompanied by an improvement in the image classification function.
    5. Supports EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM in lens aberration correction.
    6. Supports the lens aberration correction function even when Extender EF1.4 x III and Extender EF2 x III are mounted to a supported lens.
    7. Fixes a malfunction where the software terminates abnormally when editing multiple images (Mac only).
    When multiple images (approx. several hundred images) are in the Edit Image Window, there are cases where DPP terminates abnormally. This malfunction is fixed in v3.9.0.

DPP 3.9

  • Manual for 3.9 (PDF)

DPP3.8.2 (3.8.1 Win) is spotted on the 7D software download page.

  • Fixes a malfunction wherein the trimming ratio is entered abnormally when it is set to Custom using the trimming/angle adjustment tool, and also when the trimming area is copied to other images.

DPP 3.8.1 for Mac (V3.8.0 Win) [Canon] - read notes anbout unsupported cameras first.

  • Win version supports Win7
  • Supports additional models: The EOS Kiss X4 / EOS REBEL T2i / EOS 550D is now supported.
  • Adds a lens that supports the aberration correction function. EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is newly supported.
  • Adds a function for adjusting the angle of an image to the Trimming tool.

DPP 3.7.3 update for Mac - via Canon 7D page [Canon] - works better on 10.6

DPP 3.7.2 update for Mac - via Canon 50D page [Canon]

Note that there is a problem with installation on OSX 10.6 systems - here is a fix at Apple read -before- installation

  • Bug Fixes: In Digital Photo Professional v3.5 or later, if handling RAW images of EOS-1D/1Ds, and the number of RAW images exceed the certain point, the application operates abnormally. This problem has been fixed.
  • Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.7.0
  • 1. Adds supported models
    The EOS 7D, PowerShot G11, and PowerShot S90 are now supported.
  • 2. Adds an NR Preview screen (NR: Noise Reduction)
    You can now adjust the NR level while checking the image status on the Preview screen.
  • 3. Maintains the [Collection] window
    Before, when quitting Digital Photo Professional, all images in the [Collection] window were removed from the [Collection] window; however, this has been improved so that the images in the [Collection] window can now be maintained.
  • 4. Adds the lenses that support the aberration correction function.
    Newly supports the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, and EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.1. Adds supported models

DPP 3.6.2a update for Mac - via Canon 50D page [Canon]

  • This updater fixes a problem that an error occurs when Digital Photo Professional 3.6.2 is installed in specific environments. *No corrections are made to the actual software itself. Also, users who do not encounter any problems when using Digital Photo Professional 3.6.2, this update is not necessary.

DPP 3.6.2

  • The shooting date/time in Exif information is displayed one hour ahead when RAW images taken with EOS cameras are developed to create JPEG files using a Macintosh computer in the Daylight Saving Time setting. This problem is corrected by this updater.

DPP V3.6.1 DPP gets updated to 3.6.1 [Canon]

  • Adds supported models
    Now supports the EOS Kiss X3 / EOS REBEL T1i / EOS 500D and PowerShot SX1 IS.2. Adds an adjustment function to RAW adjustment for shaded and highlighted parts.3. Adds the lenses that support the aberration correction function.
    Now supports the EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro + Life-Size Converter, and MP-E 65mm f/2.8.

DPP V3.6

Case sensitive file system on Mac OSX?

If your Mac has a case sensitive filesystem, the the installer will fail. Note that these instructions only apply up V3.11.4 of DPP

Note - if you have a normal Mac, you do -not- have a case sensitive file system

Since none of our default OSX systems have this type of filesystem, I'd not seen it. However we've kindly been sent this suggested workaround [Thanks Kristian].

How to install Canon Digital Photo Professional on Mac OS X formatted with a case-sensitive filesystem:

  • 1. download DPP.dmg
    2. open DPP.dmg
    3. copy UpdateInstaller.app to your hd
    4. eject dmg
    5. right click on UpdateInstaller.app (on your hd) and "Show Package Contents"
    6. navigate to Contents/Resources and right click on SDI.bundle and "Show Package Contents"
    7. navigate to Contents/Resources and delete update.plist
    8. close both Finder windows and double click on UpdateInstaller.app
    9. try to install it, it will fail with "Failed to launch SubInstaller."
    10. DON'T CLOSE the app now!
    11. open Terminal and type "lsof | grep Upd | grep private | grep Tmp"
    12. type "cd /private/var/folders/vl/<some-characters>/-Tmp-"
    13. type "find . -name data -print"
    14. copy the found file to your Desktop: e.g. "cp ./12345/data ~/Desktop/data.zip"
    15. NOW CLOSE the failed Installer
    16. unzip data.zip, a directory "Install Files" will appear
    16. navigate to "Digital Photo Professional/Install Files.Compressed" and copy DPP.dat to Desktop and rename it to DPP.zip
    17. navigate to "DPPFW/Install Files.Compressed" and copy DPPFW.dat to Desktop and rename it to DPPFW.zip
    18. navigate to "Image Handling Library/Install Files.Compressed" and copy "Image Handling Library.dat" to Desktop and rename it IHL.zip
    19. unzip the 3 new .zip files
    20. navigate to the new folder "DPP" and right click on "Digital Photo Professional.app" to "Show Package Contents"
    21. navigate to Contents/Frameworks and copy the DPP.framework from the DPPFW.zip you just unzipped here
    22. navigate to Contents/PlugIns and copy the files in the "Image Handling Library" from the IHL.zip you just unzipped here
    23. navigate to the new folder "DPP" and right click on "Digital Photo Professional Batch.app" to "Show Package Contents"
    24. navigate to Contents/Frameworks and copy the DPP.framework from the DPPFW.zip you unzipped earlier
    25. navigate to Contents/PlugIns and copy the files in the "Image Handling Library" from the IHL.zip you unzipped earlier
    23. almost done, rename DPP to "Digital Photo Professional" and copy it to "/Applications/Canon Utilities"

Note that we've not tried this...

Info kindly sent to us in March 2013 - Thanks

  • While installing the Canon Software in a virtual Mac (VMware) using case-insensitive filesystem and then copying the Applications over to my (case sensitive) Mac I noticed DPP is not able to download lens profiles anymore. After some fiddling I noticed that the Canon Updater accesses /Tmp instead of /tmp.
  • The workaround is easy:
    sudo ln -s /tmp /Tmp

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