Yesterday I bought the new 2018 15" MacBook Pro (until then I was a Windows user for more than 20+ years) and installed all the software from Canon's EOS Solution Disk (downloaded from Canon's webpage). I am using a Canon 7D Mark II and a Canon 1D X.

On Windows 10 my workflow was that after shooting, I took the SD or CF card out of the camera and plugged it into my card reader, and that started Canon's ImageBrowser EX software, which then automatically started copying my images into the destination folder (with a subfolder that was automatically created based on the date, e.g. /user/Pictures/Canon/2018_09_22).

After that, I proceeded to do my editing. I did not need to plug any of my cameras into the laptop that I was using.

On my new MacBook, I can achieve this only if I plug the whole camera in using a USB cable and run the EOS Utility 3 software when I plug the camera in. Neither does EOS Utility start automatically, nor does it offer the option to download from SD/CF card directly — and apparently, ImageBrowser EX does not even exist for OS X.

So my question is: How do I achieve that my images are automatically downloaded into subfolders directly from my SD and CF cards when I plug them in the card reader? What software (preferably from Canon) should I use?

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    This is generally on-topic in the grand scheme of things, but you may get better results from apple.stackexchange.com – mattdm Sep 22 '18 at 15:57
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    I'm curious why you want software specifically from Canon. That might make sense if you wanted to plug your camera in directly, but since you don't, this is just a file transfer thing and doesn't seem brand-specific at all. – mattdm Sep 22 '18 at 16:00
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    @weinde Since neither SD cards nor file operations (i.e. copy) are a proprietary Canon standard, Canon isn't a first party. – flolilo Sep 22 '18 at 16:17
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    @EricShain It doesn't look like Photos can do that. However, I have no way of trying it out. – flolilo Sep 22 '18 at 16:21
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    I dropped a preliminary answer in for this on Ask Different. Basically, the Mac has an underlying engine, Image Capture, that can be told how to handle any camera or card at insert; launch an app, do the import itself etc. By default, Photos ought to launch unless you tell it not to [newbie defaults few pros would ever need]. My problem with the answer is I'm Nikon, so idk how to set up any Canon software to take over the task. if anyone wants to trot over there & add that into, it could be useful. apple.stackexchange.com/q/337239/85275 – Tetsujin Sep 23 '18 at 8:52