Canon G7 - I can't copy images back to the camera

Discussion in 'Canon' started by cicada, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. cicada

    cicada Guest

    Just bought a Canon G7. One problem. Once I move images out of
    the camera to my PC, I can't copy them back to my camera. I want
    to do this so I can show the pictures on TV for my family to see.
    Does anyone know anything about this? Can it be done?

    I don't have a memory card reader, so using the card outside of
    the camera isn't possible for me.
    cicada, Dec 25, 2006
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    dj_nme Guest

    This doesn't seem to work for any digicams that I've seen.
    Once you've taken the image out of the camera and altered it, the camera
    can't read the image re-saved into the camera.
    A better idea would be to burn your pictures onto a DVD to create a

    Welcome to the "not as cheap as it looks, at first glance" world of
    digital imaging! :)
    It would be a wise investment to get a 6in1 card reader, then.
    They aren't very expensive, $40 to $60 at the most.
    That way, you could more quickly access your images for editing by
    pluging the memory card into the reader rather than using the (usualy
    much slower) USB connection on your camera.
    dj_nme, Dec 25, 2006
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    Surfer! Guest

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    And you can post DVDs to everyone who might be interested in the photos.
    You can also make backup copies of your images on DVDs - if the hard
    disk gets toasted you don't want to lose all those precious images. DVD
    writers are not very expensive these days - they start from just under
    £20 in the UK, about $40 in the US and will write CDs as well.
    Is there any need to use the card outside of the camera? I prefer to
    leave my card in all the time - I'm quite happy to download to the PC
    using the lead that came with the camera. I worry that constantly
    taking the card in & out might damage the contacts in the camera over a
    period of time - or I might if I happen to be in an especially clumsy
    frame of mind. Better to spend the $40 on a DVD burner IMHO.
    Surfer!, Dec 25, 2006
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    ray Guest

    Card readers are not that expensive and, of course, they save camera
    batteries during transfer (they are often faster as well, being USB 2
    while a lot of cameras are USB 1.1). Suggest you have a look at for some inexpensive ones. That may very well solve the
    problem - you'll certainly be able to copy the files there - whether or
    not the camera might be able to handle them is another question. BTW - is
    the camera perchance mounted 'read-only'?
    ray, Dec 25, 2006
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    Celcius Guest

    You can put the images back into the camera provided you use a card reader.
    I even did this with my wife's photos into my camera. However, her camera
    was a smaller model. She has a point and shoot and I have a Rebel XT. In the
    same manner, I could not transfer mine into her camera because the size of
    my photos is much too large.
    Celcius, Dec 25, 2006
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