So I worked out a somewhat workable method to connect my Canon 1- and 7-series bodies to my Mac for tethered operation.
- Install Canon EOS Utility
- Install Canon Imagebrowser
- Then connect the camera to the USB port on the computer.
- Before turning it on, run Image Capture app and tell it that this camera, when connected, should start up Canon EOS Utility.
- Now start, and set up, EOS Utility. Tell it to save captures to, for instance, “Pictures”. Tell it that its action upon connection of a camera should be to start Imagebrowser.
Now you can turn on your camera. Take a shot. The first time, because imagebrower is not yet running, the EOS viewer starts, but this is not “updating live” so it is not the browser we want. Close it.
It will not start again. Instead every subsequent image you take now pops up in Imagebrowser. You get a live image as soon as you take it on the camera. Clicking on any image, and using left and right arrows, allows you to scroll through images taken and set zoom levels.
Not ideal and a lot of work, but it does work well enough for me to use for tomorrow’s Santa shoot.
There are better ways, I know it!