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Canon WFT E2II and Photo Mechanic
« on: September 23, 2010, 09:16:45 PM »
Just bought a Canon WFT E2II today.
Is there any way to use Photo Mechanic to view the images via the WFT, apply stationary and then initiate download of the selects to the computer?
Would be wonderful if so.

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Re: Canon WFT E2II and Photo Mechanic
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 09:22:06 PM »
Just bought a Canon WFT E2II today.
Is there any way to use Photo Mechanic to view the images via the WFT, apply stationary and then initiate download of the selects to the computer?

Live Ingest does much of that.  It can monitor one or more folders that you're FTPing into, ingest what it 'sees', applying IPTC Stationery, and renaming as it goes.

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Re: Canon WFT E2II and Photo Mechanic
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 09:24:35 PM »
So what you're saying is that Live Ingest will "see" the camera connected via wifi without any kind of physical connection to the computer?

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Re: Canon WFT E2II and Photo Mechanic
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 09:28:42 PM »
OK I get what you're saying, I guess I just need to learn how to set up the WFT to FTP in to the computer.
I've been using the EOS utility option....

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Re: Canon WFT E2II and Photo Mechanic
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 09:50:42 PM »
OK I get what you're saying, I guess I just need to learn how to set up the WFT to FTP in to the computer.
I've been using the EOS utility option....

You need to run any FTP Server (may be built-into your OS) and have Live Ingest monitor the destination folder that the camera is uploading into.

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Re: Canon WFT E2II and Photo Mechanic
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 09:56:51 PM »
So if I understand this correctly, Photo Mechanic can't access the images on the camera via the WFT, just the folder on the computer that the WFT is saving to?

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Re: Canon WFT E2II and Photo Mechanic
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 10:20:56 PM »
So if I understand this correctly, Photo Mechanic can't access the images on the camera via the WFT, just the folder on the computer that the WFT is saving to?

That's correct.  PM is not an FTP server.  The WFT uploads to FTP servers.

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