■ The screen for the Card Tricks
application. Use Card Tricks if you
don’t want to install all the CHDK
followed these steps:
• Clicked the CardTricks icon.
Note: It was important I
selected the correct drive letter for
the SD card. What I was about to
do to the SD card would ruin the
files on any other drive.
• Clicked the Format as FAT
button to prepare the SD card
(and add the ver.req file again).
• Clicked the Make Bootable
button (this is required for the
camera to boot off the SD card
and run the CHDK program).
• Clicked the CHDK -> Card
button (this copied all the CHDK
files, saving me the trouble of
copying them manually).
copy files on the card, but not place or edit files on the card.
After installing Card Tricks, unzipping the CDHK files,
Now I was done and CHDK
was installed on the camera’s SD
card. I removed the card and slid
its Lock button to the locked
position. You might ask, lock an
SD card you want to save images
on? Yep, this makes the SD card
bootable and loads CHDK
automatically on power-up. When running CHDK, the
camera will override the lock button and write image files
to the locked SD card.
■ After the CHDK splash screen appears, press the ALT
button. The ALT message is displayed on the LCD for
■ Next, press the FUNCT. SET button to bring up the CHDK menu.