Product Information for PSRemote

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Features

  • Take control of your Canon PowerShot camera from your PC
  • Photos automatically downloaded to the PC and displayed in a large preview window (see below)
  • Fullscreen mode for large, uncluttered display of images

  • Live viewfinder display on PC screen with optional 2x, 3x, 4x or fullscreen scaling
  • Optional cropping of images by defining the crop area in the live viewfinder window
  • Time-Lapse feature allows the number of photos in a sequence and the interval between shots to be specified over extended periods
  • Photo booth mode for weddings, parties and other events
  • Automatic processing of images for product shots and online auctions such as eBay (resizes, auto levels and sharpens the image)
  • Motion detection using the live viewfinder display - ideal for wildlife photography and security cameras (requires separate purchase of Webcam ZoneTrigger)
  • Auto bracketing of exposures by varying the shutter speed or aperture for taking pictures in tricky lighting conditions and for high dynamic range (HDR) photography
  • Photos are saved on the PC's hard disk and can also be saved on the memory card in the camera
  • Grid overlay display for accurate alignment of studio shots. The size and color of the grid is user definable
  • Automatic screen blank option - blanks the screen before taking a photo so that the light from the PC display doesn’t affect the subject lighting
  • Choose to take photos from the camera or from the PC
  • Automatic edit option - automatically loads the image after downloading into the editor or program of your choice
  • Automatically stores a short comment in the shooting data of images for easy identification e.g. the person’s name when taking id photos
  • Optional flashing highlight display to make it easier to identify over exposed areas
  • ‘Onion skinning’ option in live viewfinder display. ‘Onion skinning’ superimposes the live viewfinder data over the last image taken and is a big help when creating animations
  • Full size preview window can display a critical area of the photo e.g. the eyes and face of your model during a portrait shoot
  • Remembers camera settings and restores them when the camera is next used with PSRemote

Interface with other applications

PSRemote also includes a DLL and a sample program (complete with C++ source code) which allows other applications to release the camera's shutter and adjust the shutter speed and aperture. This opens up many exciting possibilities such as movement or sound sensors being used to trigger the camera for taking wild-life shots with this remote capture tool. Please see the online help pages for details.

See the online help pages for screenshots and a detailed description of what PSRemote can do.


Photobooths

Breeze Systems' PSRemote software provides a complete software solution for a professional photobooth using a Canon PowerShot camera. Please see our photobooth page to find out more.

PowerShot cameras supported

After the release of the G10 at the end of 2008 Canon stopped including the ability to control PowerShot cameras from a PC and none of their current models support this. If you are having difficulty purchasing a PowerShot camera that supports remote capture it might be worth considering a Canon EOS DSLR and our DSLR Remote Pro for Windows software.
The most recent Canon PowerShot models that can be used with PSRemote are the G10, G9, SX110 IS, SX100 IS and S5 IS.
Please note:
The Canon PowerShot G9 and Canon PowerShot G10 do not support shooting in raw mode when connected to a PC.

Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7
The PowerShot models listed in the table below are known to work with PSRemote on 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7:

Pro series

none

G-series

G9, G10

S-series

S5 IS, SX100 IS, SX110 IS

A-series

A640

Digital IXUS

none

Windows Vista Support
The PowerShot models listed in the table below are known to work with PSRemote on Windows Vista:

Pro series

none

G-series

G7, G9, G10

S-series

S3 IS, S5 IS, SX100 IS, SX110 IS

A-series

A620, A640

Digital IXUS

none

Windows XP Support
Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and therefore we are no longer able test or support our software on Windows XP. PSRemote should still work on Windows XP however we strongly recommend that you upgrade to a more recent version of Windows.
The PowerShot models listed in the table below should work with PSRemote on Windows XP:

Pro series

Pro90IS, Pro1

G-series

G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10

S-series

S30, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S80, S1 IS, S2 IS, S3 IS, S5 IS, SX100 IS, SX110 IS

A-series

A30, A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, A400, A510, A520, A620, A640

Digital IXUS

SD100 (Digital IXUS II), SD110 (Digital IXUS IIs), S230 (Digital IXUS 330), S400 (Digital IXUS 400), S410 (Digital IXUS 430), S500 (Digital IXUS 500)

The following Canon PowerShot cameras do not support remote capture operation and therefore will not work with PSRemote:
A series: A410, A420, A430, A450, A460, A470, A480, A490, A495, A530, A540, A550, A560, A570 IS, A580, A590 IS, A610, A630, A650 IS, A700, A710 IS, A720 IS, A800, A810, A1000 IS, A1100 IS, A1200, A1300, A2000 IS, A2100 IS, A2200, A2300, A2400 IS, A3000 IS, A3100 IS, A3300 IS, A3400 IS, A3400 IS, A4000 IS
Digital ELPH/IXUS: SD30, SD40, SD400 (Digital IXUS 50), SD430, SD450 (Digital IXUS 55), SD500 (Digital IXUS 700), SD550 (Digital IXUS 750), SD600, SD630, SD700 IS, SD750, SD770 IS, SD780 IS, SD790 IS, SD800 IS, SD850 IS, SD870 IS, SD880 IS, SD890 IS, SD900, SD940 IS, SD950 IS, SD960 IS, SD970 IS, SD980 IS, SD990 IS, SD1000, SD1100 IS, SD1200 IS, SD1300 IS, SD1400 IS, SD3500 IS, SD4000 IS, SD4500 IS
SX series: SX500 IS, SX260 HS, SX230 HS, SX210 IS, SX200 IS, SX160 IS, SX150 IS, SX130 IS, SX120 IS, SX50 IS, SX40 HS, SX30 IS, SX20 IS, SX10 IS, SX1 IS,
G Series: G11, G12, G15, G1X
S Series: S90, S95, S100, S110
Other: TX1, E1, D20, D10, D20

Please note: Unless registered, PSRemote will not save images to disk.

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