Every Canon digital camera comes with a suite of software that is — for most photographers — unnecessary: Canon Digital Photo Professional is not nearly as useful or as powerful as Adobe Lightroom or Phase One Capture One software. But there is one small app called EOS Utility that allows you to remote control the camera from a distance via a USB cable. “Tethering” is built in to Adobe Lightroom, but for me it just does not work, so I have to use DPP with EOS Utility.
So, if you are like me, you never had any intention of using the Digital Photo Professional software and you chunked the discs in the trash.
Oops! If you don’t have the original discs, you can download but cannot install the Canon Digital Photo Professional software package; the software defaults to “upgrade” mode and looks either for the disc or a previous versions installed in your Applications folder before it will allow you to proceed.
But fear not! I’m about to show you how to install the Canon Digital Photo Professional software on your Mac without the original discs! This is for Mac only, but I’m sure something similar would work for your PC.
First, download the software here. You’ll want to get both Digital Photo Professional and EOS Utility.
Double click on the .dmg file to mount the image file which contains the installer.
That’s it! Double click on the installer and you’re done.
You’ll need to repeat the above procedure to install the EOS Utility app.
If this helps you, leave me some love in the comments!