So, last summer I bought a Canon Powershot G7X mkII. I have to you a little bit about the reasons why in this blog post. I must say, the camera does not disappoint. I have it with me most of the time and love the image quality it produces.
One of the reasons why I choose the camera was because it has built-in WiFi. Canon provides an app that supports wireless transfer of photos from my Powershot G7X mkII to my iPhone. My workflow is build around Adobe Lightroom. I even import my iPhone photos to Lightroom as you know. My intention was to use Canon’s app to transfer photos to my iPhone, import them in Lightroom, retouch them right on my phone and publish them on my social media.
But much to my disappointment, the Canon app can only handle JPEG photos and I absolutely wanted to work with the RAW files from my Powershot G7X mkII. After my initial disappointment, I set out to find a solution for that little problem and found the Cascable app.
The app is only available for Apple devices at this time. You will need the PRO version, which at $30 isn’t cheap, to transfer RAW files. Being able to retouch RAW files in LR on the go is worth the cost though. The app is easy to use and connects to your camera in a few easy steps. And the PRO version comes with a few nifty extra’s like remote controlling your camera, geotagging, location recording with export to GPX files, etc.
And I have a little trick you could do using the app that is really cool. At least if you shoot wit Canon cameras like I do. Although, this will work with other camera brands too I suppose. I also work with the Canon EOS 5Ds and the EOS 7D mkII. The Powershot G7X mkII is able to read the RAW files from those cameras too. And Cascable will let you transfer those files to your iPhone as well. Make sure you set your Canon EOS camera to record on the SD card if you wanna do this. You can just pop the SD card from your Canon EOS camera in the Powershot G7X mkII, view the photos on the camera’s LCD and transfer them to your iPhone with Cascable.