I want to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi. How can I do that ?

I have installed the app CameraWindow on my iPad. I found a way to choose and transfer one photo. How can I transfer all photos ?

My camera is a Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Wi-Fi.

Thank you.


2 Answers 2


As far as I can remember, once you open CameraWindow on your iPad, and you have a connection to your camera, you can see the thumbnails which you can individually select by tapping them and then tap the save button.

Perhaps this wikihow article might help

  • You said the word : individually. I want to transfer all my photos. Even when I click all the photos one by one (!), I come across a limit, of 50 — from my memory. Jan 5, 2015 at 15:37

Both of the answers to your questions are outlined in the manual as Andy Blankertz noted. Manuals typically aren't very good at telling you what you can't do, but they are usually good at telling you what functionality was built. In this case, you have to deduce the fact that you can't do exactly what you want with an all in one button, but instead you have to repeat a few steps.

The only option to download "all images" would be to select each image individually using the instructions on page 142, and repeat as necessary for each batch of 50 images as noted on page 141.

This may sound tedious, but just to give you an idea of how the Canon software is evolving, the EOS Remote app that I have to work with on my DSLR only allows you to download a single image at a time and does not even allow you to select multiple images at all(let alone 50).

Page 142 of the SX280 Manual:

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Page 141 of the SX280 Manual:

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  • and after 1 year nothing has changed so the evolution has stopped
    – user57555
    Oct 17, 2016 at 10:51
  • @dkw I agree completely. Canon is really ignoring this and just checking off the box that says they have WiFi and an app to prospective buyers.
    – dpollitt
    Oct 17, 2016 at 17:22

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