Installing Canon EOS utilities and style editor on OSX Lion

I received many complaints about the Canon EOS utility not working under OSX Lion. That was a bit of a mystery to me, because i do have Lion and my Canon software is running fine! Eventually i found out that the reason was, that i was still using version 2.8.1.
And there lies the solution for the time being; until Canon gives us a Lion compatible version.

Officially you’ll have to acquire an official Canon v.2.8.1. installation CD. The downloadable installers you find on the internet are all updaters that don’t allow downgrading, and need a pre-installed version.

Here is an updater that does NOT require a preinstalled version and does do downgrading to EOS utility 2.8.1 and Picture Style Editor 1.7:




3 Responses to “Installing Canon EOS utilities and style editor on OSX Lion”

  1. 1 Matthias
    June 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Martin, full of hope I tried your download link to use my EOS 5D properly on OS X 10.7.4 – unfortunately it does not work. The Utility-Window is there, but no communication with the camera. Any idea?

  2. 2 Eura Cordrey
    January 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    for me, the best camera is the canon eos line since they have the best lenses.-

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  3. January 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Hi Martin, tried to download and reinstall the EOS Utility… Nothing got changed… Still have the same problem “no camera was found”. The reason installing EOS Utils is to install cinema styles to my Canon 5D M III
    Is there any updates on this issue?
    Thank you!

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