Image Transfer to FTP Servers

By connecting to an FTP server, you can send images on the camera to a computer.

With FTP transfer, you can automatically transfer each image to the FTP server as you shoot or transfer a set of images together.

Configuring FTP Server Connection Settings

These instructions are continued from Configuring Communication Function Settings.

  1. Select an FTP mode.

    • [SFTP] is not displayed when the camera will connect via Wi-Fi.
    • For secure FTP transfer using a root certificate, select [FTPS]. For details on root certificate settings, see Importing a root certificate for FTPS.
    • For secure FTP transfer over an SSH connection, select [SFTP]. Login settings are configured in step 5.
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
  2. Select [Address setting].

    • The virtual keyboard is displayed if you have specified [Auto setting] for the IP address or [Manual setting] for the DNS address.
    • A screen for numerical input is displayed if you have specified [Disable] for the DNS address.
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
  3. Enter the FTP server IP address.

    Virtual keyboard

    • Use the virtual keyboard () to enter the IP address. If DNS is used, enter the domain name.
    • To set the entered values and return to the screen for step 2, press the MENU button.

    Numerical input screen

    • Turn the Main dial dial to switch to other input fields at the top of the screen, and turn the Quick control dial 1 dial to select numbers to enter. Press SET to enter the selected number.
    • To set the entered values and return to the screen for step 2, press the MENU button.
  4. Configure the port number.

    • Normally, set [Port number setting] to 00021 (for FTP/FTPS) or 00022 (for SFTP).
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
    • Go to step 6 if you selected [FTP] or [FTPS] in step 1. Go to step 5 if you selected [SFTP].
  5. Configure the SSH login authentication settings.

    • Select [User name] and [Password] to access the virtual keyboard () and enter the user name and password for SSH password authentication.
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
  6. Configure the passive mode setting.

    • Not displayed if you selected [SFTP] in step 1.
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
    • If an Error 41 (Cannot connect to FTP server) is displayed in step 9, setting [Passive mode] to [Enable] may resolve it.
  7. Configure proxy server settings.

    • Not displayed if you selected [FTPS] or [SFTP] in step 1.
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
  8. Configure the login method.

    • Not displayed if you selected [SFTP] in step 1.
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
  9. Specify a target folder.

    • Select [Root folder] to have images saved in the root folder, as specified in FTP server settings ().
    • Select [Select folder] to specify a target folder in the root folder. If the folder does not exist, it is created automatically.
    • Select [OK] to go to the next screen.
    • The camera's Network lamp is lit in green.
    • When the following message appears, select [OK] to trust the target server.

  10. Select [OK].

    • Not displayed in offline configuration.
  11. Select [OK].

  12. Select [OK].

    • Display returns to the [Network settings] screen.

Connection settings for FTP transfer are now complete.

During image transfer, the camera's Network lamp blinks in green.

Importing a root certificate for FTPS

If you specified [FTPS] FTP mode when configuring connection settings, the root certificate used by the FTP server must be imported to the camera.

  • Only the root certificate with a file name of “ROOT.CER,” “ROOT.CRT,” or “ROOT.PEM” can be imported to the camera.
  • Only one root certificate file can be imported to the camera. Insert a card containing the root certificate file in advance.
  • The priority card selected for [Record/play] or [Playback] in [Set-up: Record func+card/folder sel.] is used to import a certificate.
  • It may not be possible to trust servers you try to connect to in FTPS connections with a self-signed certificate.
  1. Select [Communication Functions: Network settings].

  2. Select [Connection option settings].

  3. Select [FTP transfer settings].

  4. Select [Set root certif].

  5. Select [Load root certif from card].

  6. Select [OK].

    • The root certificate is imported.
    • Select [OK] on the confirmation screen to return to the [Set root certif] screen.

Note

  • To delete the root certificate imported to the camera, select [Delete root certificate] on the screen in step 5. To check who it was issued to and issued by, the period of validity, and other information, select [View root certificate details].

Transferring Images Individually

Automatic transfer after each shot

Each image can be immediately transferred to the FTP server automatically after your shot. You can continue shooting still photos as usual while images are being transferred.

  1. Select [Communication Functions: Network settings].

  2. Select [Connection option settings].

  3. Select [FTP transfer settings].

  4. Select [Automatic transfer].

  5. Select [Enable].

  6. Take the picture.

    • The captured image is transferred to the FTP server.

Caution

  • Images cannot be erased during image transfer.
  • No voice memo can be added when [Automatic transfer] is set to [Enable].

Note

  • During continuous shooting, images are transferred to the FTP server in the order they are captured.
  • Captured images are also stored on the card.
  • Any images for which transfer fails or is interrupted will be transferred automatically when the connection is recovered (). These images can also be transferred together manually at a later time ().
  • Repeated automatic transfer is not attempted if network settings (such as FTP server settings) are changed before automatic FTP transfer begins.

Transferring the current image

Enables you to transfer the image you are viewing simply by pressing SET. You can continue shooting still photos as usual while images are being transferred.

  1. Access the [FTP transfer settings] screen.

  2. Select [Transfer with SET].

  3. Select [Enable].

  4. Select an image.

    • On the camera, press the Playback button.
    • Select an image to transfer, then press SET to transfer the image.
    • You can add a voice memo to the current image before transfer. For details, see Recording Voice Memos.
    • Movies cannot be transferred this way. Selecting a movie and pressing SET will display the movie playback panel.

Specifying sizes or types of images to transfer

You can specify which images to transfer when recording images of different sizes to both cards, or when shooting RAW+JPEG or RAW+HEIF images.

  1. Access the [FTP transfer settings] screen.

  2. Select [Images to transfer].

  3. Select the size of images to transfer.

    • Select [Separate JPEGs] or [Separate HEIFs], then choose the image size.

    • To transfer smaller JPEG/HEIF images when the camera is set to record larger JPEG/HEIF images to one card and smaller ones to the other, set [Separate JPEGs] to [SmallerJPEG] or [Separate HEIFs] to [SmallerHEIF].
  4. Select the type of images to transfer.

    • Shooting RAW+JPEG

      • Select [Shooting RAW+JPEG], then select [JPEG only], [RAW only], or [RAW+JPEG].
    • Shooting RAW+HEIF

      • Select [Shooting RAW+HEIF], then select [HEIF only], [RAW only], or [RAW+HEIF].

Note

  • When the camera is set to record RAW images to one card and JPEGs or HEIFs to the other, specify which images to transfer in the [Shooting RAW+JPEG] or [Shooting RAW+HEIF] setting. Similarly, specify your transfer preference when RAW+JPEG images or RAW+HEIF images are simultaneously recorded to a single card.
  • Captured images are also stored on the card.
  • When images of the same size are recorded to both cards simultaneously, images recorded to the card selected for [Stills Record/play] or [Stills Play] in [Set-up: Record func+card/folder sel.] are given priority for transfer.

Transferring Multiple Images at Once

After shooting, you can select multiple images and transfer them all at once, or you can transfer unsent images or images that could not be sent previously.

You can continue shooting still photos as usual during transfer.

Caution

  • Image transfer in progress is paused while the still photo shooting/movie recording switch is set to Movies. To resume image transfer, set it to Still photo shooting.
  • If you will transfer many images, consider using a household power outlet accessory (sold separately).

Selecting images to transfer

  1. Select [Communication Functions: Image transfer].

  2. Select [Image sel./transfer].

  3. Select [FTP transfer].

  4. Select [Sel.Image].

  5. Select the images to transfer.

    • Use the Quick control dial 1 dial to select an image to transfer, then press SET.
    • Use the Quick control dial 1 dial to add a checkmark [Check] in the upper left of the screen, then press SET.
    • For three-image display, press the Magnify/Reduce button and turn the Quick control dial 2 dial to the left. To return to single-image display, turn the Quick control dial 2 dial clockwise.
    • To select other images to transfer, repeat step 5.
    • After image selection, press the MENU button.
  6. Select [Transfer].

  7. Select [OK].

    • The selected images are transferred to the FTP server.

Selecting multiple images

Multiple images can be transferred at once after you choose a selection method. You can continue shooting still photos as usual while images are being transferred.

  1. Access the [Image sel./transfer] screen.

  2. Select a selection method.

In a folder

  • Select [Sel.Folder].
  • Select your preferred selection method.
    • Selecting [Select transfer failed images] selects all images in the selected folder for which transfer failed.
    • Selecting [Select images not transferred] selects all unsent images in the selected folder.
    • Selecting [Sel transfer fail img (Protect only)] selects all protected images in the selected folder for which transfer failed.
    • Selecting [Sel img not transfer. (Protect only)] selects all unsent protected images in the selected folder.
    • Selecting [Clear transfer history] clears the transfer history of images in the selected folder.
    • After clearing the transfer history, you can select [Select images not transferred] and transfer all images in the folder again.
    • After clearing the transfer history, you can select [Sel img not transfer. (Protect only)] and transfer all protected images in the folder again.
  • Select a folder.
  • Select [OK] to register the selected images to [Images to transfer].

In a card

  • Select [All images].
  • Select your preferred selection method.
    • Selecting [Select transfer failed images] selects all images on the card for which transfer failed.
    • Selecting [Select images not transferred] selects all unsent images on the card.
    • Selecting [Sel transfer fail img (Protect only)] selects all protected images on the card for which transfer failed.
    • Selecting [Sel img not transfer. (Protect only)] selects all unsent protected images on the card.
    • Selecting [Clear transfer history] clears the transfer history of images on the card.
    • After clearing the transfer history, you can select [Select images not transferred] and transfer all images recorded on the card again.
    • After clearing the transfer history, you can select [Sel img not transfer. (Protect only)] and transfer all protected images recorded on the card again.
  • Select [OK] to register the selected images to [Images to transfer].

Select range

  • Select [Range].
  • Selecting the first and last images of the range marks all the images in the range with a checkmark [Check], and one copy of each image will be sent.
  • After image selection, press the MENU button.

Transferring RAW+JPEG or RAW+HEIF images

For RAW+JPEG or RAW+HEIF images, you can specify which image to transfer.

  1. Select [Communication Functions: Image transfer].

  2. Select the type of images to transfer.

    • RAW+JPEG transfer

      • Select [RAW+JPEG transfer], then select [JPEG only], [RAW only], or [RAW+JPEG].
    • RAW+HEIF transfer

      • Select [RAW+HEIF transfer], then select [HEIF only], [RAW only], or [RAW+HEIF].

Caution

  • Some menu items are not available during image transfer.

Note

  • This setting is linked to [RAW+JPEG transfer] and [RAW+HEIF transfer] settings on the [Images to transfer] screen ().

Adding a Caption Before Transfer

You can add a registered caption to each image before transfer. This is convenient if you want to inform the recipient of the printing quantity, for example. Captions are also added to images saved to the camera.

  • You can check captions added to images by examining the Exif information, in the user comments.
  • Captions can be created and registered with EOS Utility () or Browser Remote ().
  1. Select [Communication Functions: Image transfer].

  2. Select [Transfer with caption].

    • The last image viewed is displayed.
  3. Specify the caption.

    • Select [Caption], and on the screen displayed, select the content of the caption.

  4. Select [Transfer].

    • The image is transferred with the caption. After transfer, display returns to the [Image transfer] screen.

Caution

  • Other images cannot be selected from the [Transfer with caption] screen. To select another image for transfer with a caption, view that image before following these steps.

Auto Retry If Transfer Fails

If transfer fails, the camera's Network lamp blinks in red. In this case, the following screen is displayed after you press the MENU button and select [Communication Functions: Network settings].

To resolve the error displayed, see Troubleshooting.

Once you have resolved the issue, the images that could not be sent initially will be transferred automatically. With this option activated, transfer is attempted again automatically after failure, whether automatic transfer is used or captured images are transferred manually via FTP. Note that if you cancel transfer or turn the camera off, auto retry is not attempted.

See Transferring Multiple Images at Once and transfer images as needed.

Note

  • To automatically log off and disconnect from the LAN after transfer, you can configure power-saving on the [FTP transfer settings] screen ().
  • If you prefer not to disconnect from the LAN, set [Power saving] on the [FTP transfer settings] screen () to [Disable].

Viewing Transferred Images

Images transferred to the FTP server are stored in the following folder as specified in the FTP server settings.

  • Target folder of the FTP server

    • Under the default settings of the FTP server, images are stored in [C drive] → [Inetpub] folder → [ftproot] folder, or in a subfolder of this folder.
    • If the root folder of the transfer destination has been changed in the FTP server settings, ask the FTP server administrator where images are transferred.