Another FoCal Release! – Full Canon support on OSX

Two releases in 2 days… that’s definitely a record!

FoCal support for Mountain Lion

Yesterday, Canon released a new version of EOS Utility which means we have access to the latest interface files for Canon cameras.  According to the Canon website, the latest files work with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).  We’ve included these files in this latest version of FoCal and removed the two older versions.

We’ve done some preliminary testing and everything seems good on a range of cameras on both OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and OS X 10.7 (Lion).  We don’t currently have access to a Snow Leopard test platform, but we believe that it will work and will validate very early next week to confirm this.

There are NO other changes except for the inclusion of these files (and the very minor modification required to load them), so if you want to find out what this version includes then please check the information for here.  As there are no functional changes which affect Windows, this version is only released for the Mac (the latest Windows version is still

How do I get it?

All other beta versions we have released have been purely for FoCal Pro users, but from now until we formally release FoCal for Mac we will be releasing the beta’s for ALL license holders.

You can download it from the License Management System – you’ll see the link to the download near the bottom of the page once you log in.

The software is available as a disk image (DMG) file for OSX or a Zip file for Windows, and contains the target images and documentation.  Note that the manual  for OS X is an early release – it’s OS X specific but there are still some screenshots of the Windows version and some of the text may be slightly incorrect, but it contains all the information you need to use FoCal and we’ll be improving it along with the software over the next few weeks.

What can I do to help?

Please download the software and give it a go.  Let us know how you get on:

  • If you spot any errors, please let us know
  • If you can make the software misbehave, let us know what steps you take to make it happen
  • If it works perfectly we’d love to hear too (good news it always nice!!)

You can contact us through the contact form (please use the Mac Beta option).  There’s likely to be quite a high volume of emails, so we can’t reply to everyone but every bit of information we receive will be read and used to make FoCal better, so please let us know how you get on.