How to use Canon's Direct Print button

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Silly, huh? I'm considering actually using the button.

    Got a shoot with 50-100 foster kids. Photos can't be placed online - the way it works is each kid will get a simple 4x6 at the night-of the party. Last year, we did the CF card thing, with passing cards back/forth to a few people with printers, who would go through and pick the prints.

    Surely there is a more efficient way of doing this. If I was tethered via USB to a printer of some sort, could I just pick the successful picture of the kid with Santa and use the print button to send to the printer? That sounds easy...does it work this way?
     
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    stsinner TPF Noob!

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    With my Canon, I have the Canon Selphy printer, which has a USB cable, and the other end just plugs into my camera. The camera detects the printer and you just scroll through and print the pictures right from the camera. The print button on my camera has a blue light that lights up once you are connected to the printer. It is just that easy. I don't know, however, if it has to be a Pict Bridge printer, or not.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Surely it's in the manual?

    RTFM ;)
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    nope, the manual states "Direct Print Button: please refer to section 8a of the Canon Powershot SD750 instruction booklet for information regarding the Direct Print feature."
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's odd. Usually they spend half the manual explaining the features that nobody will ever use. :lol:

    Sorry, I don't know anything about the direct print features.
     
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    From HERE
     
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    Funny because it is now the Live View button. Have you tried mounting a USB printer of any kind? The baby canon sounds like a good unit, I have seen them around.

    You can just run the EOS utility (usb wired) and set it up to dump all exposures into a folder that lightroom or bridge is monitoring. I have extended the USB cable 4 feet with no problems.

    If you have some major cash, the Wireless File Transfer gizmo ($950) could be used to setup a Picture Station, and with some FTP space and internet connectivity multiple stations could be deployed.

    -Shea
     

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