Tethering Software

Want to get started shooting tethered, but not sure which software to choose?

There are many options available – everything from free software that may already be included with your camera, to super-charged programs incorporating all your post-production needs into one package, to very unique and specific features for a particular shooting requirement. Here are some we think are worth exploring:

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Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom incorporates tethering functionality in its comprehensive RAW processing and photo management software.  The tethering feature is compatible with […]

Supports Canon, Leica, Nikon on Windows, Mac

AstroDSLR

AstroDSLR

AstroDSLR is digital camera tethering and remote capture application. Even if it is developed as a part of astrophotography suite, […]

Supports Canon on Mac

BackyardEOS & BackyardNIKON

BackyardEOS & BackyardNIKON

BackyardEOS (for Canon cameras) and BackyardNIKON (for Nikon cameras) was designed and developed for astrophotography. This highly acclaimed software is […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Windows

Breeze Systems

Breeze Systems

Breeze Systems offers a wide range of tethering software options for Canon and Nikon cameras on either a Mac or […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Windows, Mac

CameraRC

CameraRC

Camera RC is a full featured tethering solution for Nikon DSLR cameras including the D4, D800, D600 & D5200.  CameraRC […]

Supports Nikon on Windows

Canon EOS Utility

Canon EOS Utility

Canon EOS Utility software is available free with Canon cameras and includes many features found in purchased software packages.  The […]

Supports Canon on Windows, Mac

ControlMyNikon

ControlMyNikon

ControlMyNikon is one of the most comprehensive and feature rich tethering software programs for Windows (plans for a Mac version […]

Supports Nikon on Windows

Darkroom Core

Darkroom Core

Core Edition is ideal for Emerging Professionals, Portrait, Wedding Photographers & Photographers shooting small to medium events that are seeking […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Windows

darktable

darktable

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Linux

digiCamControl

digiCamControl

digiCamControl is a free, open source program that gives you full control over Nikon cameras from your Windows PC. It […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Windows

DNA Software

DNA Software

DNA Software is a tethering plug-in for users of Lightroom 3 or newer.  The plug-in allows tethered shooting for a […]

Supports Minolta, Pentax, Samsung, Sony on Windows, Mac

Entangle

Entangle

Entangle is a Linux based solution that features camera control as well as automatic download and display of photos as […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Linux

Fuji Hyper-Utility Software

Fuji Hyper-Utility Software

Fuji Hyper-Utility Software provides camera control for select Fuji camera models.  Additional software details can be found in this Professional […]

Supports Fuji on Windows, Mac

FujiFilm Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

FujiFilm Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

This software is plug-in software to apply the tethered capture function of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to the interchangeable lens camera […]

Supports Fuji on Windows, Mac

Kuuvik Capture 2

Kuuvik Capture 2

Kuuvik Capture is a Canon tethering solution featuring multiple innovative tools including split screen, live view zoomed in to multiple […]

Supports Canon on Mac

Nikon Camera Control Pro 2

Nikon Camera Control Pro 2

Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 does not come with Nikon cameras, but is a full-feature tethering software package allowing full […]

Supports Nikon on Windows, Mac

Olympus Capture

Olympus Capture

Olympus Capture is a tethering application which connects compatible Olympus DSLR cameras to a computer for a professional studio or […]

Supports Olympus on Windows, Mac

PENTAX Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

PENTAX Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The software plug-in enhances the tethered capture capabilities of the PENTAX 645Z camera by enabling files to easily be uploaded […]

Supports Pentax on Windows, Mac

Phase One Capture One Pro

Phase One Capture One Pro

PhaseOne Capture One Pro is a professional RAW converter and image editing software which also includes robust tethering features.  It […]

Supports Canon, Mamiya Leaf, Nikon, Phase One on Windows, Mac

PhaseOne Capture One Express (for Sony)

PhaseOne Capture One Express (for Sony)

PhaseOne Capture One Express (for Sony) is a professional RAW converter, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital […]

Supports Sony on Windows, Mac

Phocus

Phocus

Phocus is an free software package designed for Hasselblad cameras.  Phocus software provides all the power, performance and advanced tools […]

Supports Hasselblad on Windows, Mac

PK_Tether

PK_Tether

PK_Tether is a free tethering software for Pentax cameras and Windows users.  Set parameters like shutter, aperture, ISO and file […]

Supports Pentax on Windows

pkTriggerCord

pkTriggerCord

Remote control (tethering) Linux (x86, arm), Windows, Android software for Pentax DSLR cameras. Supports: Pentax K-x Pentax K10D (Samsung GX-10) […]

Supports Pentax on Windows, Linux

Promote System USB Tether for Lumix

Promote System USB Tether for Lumix

Promote System USB Tether for Lumix for Panasonic Lumix cameras. USB Tether was designed from the ground up in cooperation […]

Supports Panasonic Lumix on Windows, Mac

Smart Shooter 3

Smart Shooter 3

Smart Shooter is a comprehensive tethering software for Canon and Nikon cameras allowing full camera control from Mac or PC.  […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Windows, Mac

SofortBild

SofortBild

SofortBild is a free tethering software for Mac users working with Nikon cameras.  This robust and reliable software features full […]

Supports Nikon on Mac

Sony’s Camera Remote Control

Sony’s Camera Remote Control

Sony’s Camera Remote Control is an free software package for Alpha Series DSLR’s.  The program is available on the bundled […]

Supports Sony on Windows, Mac

TetherPro

TetherPro

Via TetherPro: “TetherPro was one of the first software applications dedicated to camera tethering. Starting life as a Nikon-only product, […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Windows

CamRanger

CamRanger

CamRanger offers a nice software package with many pro-level features.  Supports most Canon & Nikon DSLR cameras.  CamRanger’s tethering software will […]

Supports Canon, Nikon on Windows, Mac