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I'd like software to remotely (via USB tether) control my G10 from my MacBook running OS X 10.6. This software seems to do exactly what I want, but for Windows:

Anything similar for the Mac?

I have a house finch nest on the side of my house and I have a webcam trained on it, getting some ok shots, but I really want to get high-quality stills of the little chicks and mom, it's pretty adorable. Thanks!

Apparently, the CameraWindow software from Canon will do this, but you can't download it and I have no idea where the CD that came with the camera is.

I've also tried Capture One Pro 6, but it doesn't recognize when the G10 is attached.

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gPhoto can be installed on a Mac (it may be difficult a bit). It supports Canon G10.

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Thans asalamon! I'm giving it a shot... it's installed, but it doesn't seem to recognize my G10. Working on it. – Canyonero May 25 '11 at 3:06
So far, no luck. Says 'Could not claim the USB device', doesn't show any cameras as attached. I am able to use ImageCapture to take pictures, but there are no controls, so I can't zoom, focus, preview, etc. – Canyonero May 26 '11 at 4:03
Progress! Killing the PTP process helped... it now displays info about the camera. I have gotten as far as running --capture-inage, and it opens the lens, but seems to hang there. – Canyonero May 26 '11 at 4:12
Still haven't been able to take an actual picture, although it sees the camera and gets as far as opening the lens. – Canyonero May 27 '11 at 20:50

You can download ImageBrowser for OSX from the Canon website, and use that to do tethered shooting with a G10.

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