If you shoot with a Canon and process your images with a Mac, then you might have noticed what a lot of other miffed photographers also did: after upgrading to OS X Lion, the Canon EOS Utility no longer worked.
Some eventually found a way to get the utility working by opening the program’s executable file directly from the Terminal. However, this wasn’t a practical solution to many people and resulted in a lot of inconveniences, headaches, and wasted time.
So today, I bring you some great news: Canon has released an update to its EOS Utility that now allows it to work properly on the OS X Lion. The update adds support for OS X 10.6.8 or later for the following Canon camera models:
- EOS REBEL T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, XS, and XSi
- EOS Kiss F, X2, X3, X4, X5, and X50
- EOS 7D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 100D, and 1100D
On a side note, if you’re running an older version of OS X (older than Snow Leopard 10.6.8), then Canon recommends that you hold off upgrading the utility.
You can download the EOS Utility 2.10.4 updater from Canon’s site.