EOS Utility

Doesn't work in 10.8

Please select… in 10.7

EOS Utility

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

EOS Utility icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Versions 2.7.x and earlier may work on Lion.

Version 2.11.1
Developer Canon U.S.A.
Website http://usa.canon.com
Status Doesn't work

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Version 2.11.1 works with Lion

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Dave Hodgson]Dave HodgsonAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 11:47

I use EOS Utility on my MacBook running OS X 10.7 and so far I've not noticed any major issues. I had the software installed on my computer prior to upgrading to Lion

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MackMackAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 20:52

What version do you have installed? Whenever I try, it says it doesn't yet support this version of the operating system.

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[ gmalandra]gmalandraAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 22:03

The solution is to downgrade to the 2.6.1 version.

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dcpndsgndcpndsgnAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 08:57



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MackMackAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 15:14

Where did you find a copy of 2.6.1? Canon's site only has down to 2.9.0

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MackMackAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 20:26

Just found this on Canon's site: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/macosx_lion?page_left_nav=division_1

It looks like they're updating their apps one by one, and hopefully EOS Utility will be ready soon

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MichaelMichaelAnonymous 28 Jul 2011 23:31

I've found that 2.7.x also worked once. However, it also doesn't include the newest stuff for WiFi transmitters on newer cameras. 2.9.x and 2.10.1 also give the OS version error.

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Ian EgnerIan EgnerAnonymous 30 Jul 2011 03:49

To use wireless file transfer with one of the canon WFT units the mac's FTP server has to be enabled and configured. Lion has removed FTP from the settings but you can turn it on in terminal. Instructions - http://www.landofdaniel.com/blog/2011/07/22/starting-ftp-server-in-os-x-lion/

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[ Mukei]MukeiAnonymous 31 Jul 2011 12:11

How could you downgrade from 2.10.1 to 2.7?
I tried to install the version over but it seems to change nothing.

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[ Pieter]PieterAnonymous 06 Aug 2011 14:34

2.8.1 works fine here. (I don't use WFT though).

It can be downloaded from here:


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[ ]Anonymous 06 Aug 2011 14:35


How could you downgrade from 2.10.1 to 2.7?
I tried to install the version over but it seems to change nothing.

First remove the 'EOS Utility' folder from the 'Canon Utilities' folder, and then install 2.8.1 (or earlier).

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[ Wicher]WicherAnonymous 27 Oct 2011 12:15

I am running EOS utility 2.8.1 and have no issues found.
It was installed prior to upgrading to Lion
Don't understand the red flag box in the list …

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[ 40D]40DAnonymous 28 Oct 2011 10:27

ya, it worked 2.8.1!!!

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[ Kate]KateAnonymous 27 Dec 2011 23:59

Does anyone have a working link to download EOS utility 2.8.1 or earlier? I just bought a Canon 600d and I just updated to Lion and of course the utility doesn't work, however every link to download an earlier version I have found doesn't work.

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[ Scott Jones]Scott JonesAnonymous 07 Jan 2012 21:52

Just bought a mac book pro and a canon 550d, installed all canon software on the mac, but eos utility won't work on the 10.7 operating system so therefore i cannot remove media from my camera to mac. Read that 2.8.1 works will this ensure my cam is found by my mac and that i can finally get my media from it? and also should i delete my current eos utility before installing 2.8.1. and does anyone have a link too download it none so far i've found have been available. Thanks dudes.

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