Liveview your studioshots in Lightroom

Written by on March 8, 2009 in News, Plugins - 5 Comments

If you’re a happy mac user and you’ve been missing the Tether (See your shots “live”) function in Lightroom 2, you probably going to be even happier now.

Mountainstorm has released a free plug-in callet LightroomTether. This plug-in works together with another free software for Mac, called StudioTether.
StudioTether

Tethering your camera, fast and easy:
Taking photos in the studio is so much easier if you can see what your doing.

StudioTether is a free application to tether your camera to your Mac.

LightroomTether is a plugin for Adobe Lightroom v2 which automates the running of StudioTether and importing of these photos into Lightroom. It provides an easy to use interface which automatically configures/starts StudioTether. Due to the integrated nature of the plugin, it provides much better performance than using Lightrooms “Auto Import folder” feature.

Feature overview:

  • Remote control of your camera & onscreen display of camera settings
  • Nikon LiveView support at 60fps! (recording coming soon)
  • Instant import of images into Adobe Lightroom; no waiting for Lightroom to detect the images
  • Integrated with Adobe Lightroom; single configuration

Currently the plugin supports cameras from Nikon, Canon and Fuji (see a full list of supported cameras)

Read more and Download the software for your Mac here

Too bad I’m on a PC then…
If you’re on a PC you can try this script which is suppose to do the same job:
http://www.diyphotobits.com/2008/05/23/free-tethered-shooting-script-for-nikon

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5 Comments on "Liveview your studioshots in Lightroom"

  1. Rich March 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm ·

    This is a cool plugin. Works well for me … then again I am perhaps bias being the developer.

    Thanks for the plug

    Rich
    http://www.mountainstorm.co.uk

  2. Simon May 6, 2009 at 6:59 am ·

    Nice tool, but doesn’t work with my EOS 40D, 10D and 5D. Pleaaaaaazzze make that work. It’s always a long proceedure to capture pics by using the EOS Utility and the Lightroom auto import.

  3. disappointed May 30, 2009 at 3:32 pm ·

    Would have been great, but Live View does not work with my D90, even with correct settings as specified in instructions.

  4. Todd Carpenter February 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm ·

    Any plans to release an LR3 version?

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