Import photos from a tethered camera

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Lightroom Classic Tethering

When supported Canon or Nikon digital cameras are connected to the computer, you can import photos directly into a Lightroom Classic catalog. You can bypass the camera's capture software and import directly from a camera.

הערה:

Start Tethered Capture

  1. Connect a supported camera to your computer and open Lightroom Classic.

  2. Choose File > Tethered Capture > Start Tethered Capture.

  3. In the Tethered Capture Settings dialog box, specify how you want to import the photos:

    Session

    The session is the name of the folder that stores the captured photos. Select Segment Photos By Shots to create subfolders within the session. You can name the subfolders after clicking OK.

    Destination

    Choose a location for the session folder.

    Information

    Add metadata and keywords to the imported photos, if desired. See Apply metadata and keywords to photos when importing.

    Disable Auto Advance

    Select this option if you don't want Lightroom Classic to automatically select the most recently captured photo. Deselect this option to display the most recently captured photo in the preview area.

  4. Click OK to start the photo-capture session.

    A camera detection window appears. The Tether bar appears after Lightroom Classic detects a camera.

    Lightroom Classic detecting a connected camera for tether
    Lightroom Classic detecting a connected camera for tether

  5. Use the floating tethered capture bar to adjust the camera controls and develop settings.  

    • Click the shutter release button (the large round circle) to capture a photo. Or, press the camera’s shutter release button.
    • Optionally, choose a preset to apply on import from the Develop Settings pop-up menu. See Apply Develop settings to photos when importing.
    • Click the Settings button in the lower-right corner of the floating bar to edit capture settings.
    • You can control the Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, and White Balance of the tethered camera from the floating capture bar. 
    • If you are segmenting photos by shots, press Ctrl+Shift+T (Windows) or Command+Shift+T (macOS) to create a new shot. You could also click the current shot name and enter a new shot name.
    • Press Ctrl+T (Windows) or Command+T (macOS) to show/hide the floating tethered capture bar.
    • Close the floating tethered capture bar or choose File > Tethered Capture > Stop Tethered Capture to end the session.

Tethered Live View

See exactly what you are shooting right in real-time while tethering with Lightroom Classic's live view for Canon and Nikon cameras. To turn Live View on, do the following:

  1. Connect a supported Canon or Nikon camera to your computer and launch Lightroom Classic.

  2. Choose File > Tethered Capture > Start Tethered Capture.

  3. In the Tethered Capture Settings dialog box, specify how you want to import the photos:

    Session

    The session is the name of the folder that stores the captured photos. Select Segment Photos By Shots to create subfolders within the session. You can name the subfolders after clicking OK.

    Destination

    Choose a location for the session folder.

    Information

    Add metadata and keywords to the imported photos, if desired. See Apply metadata and keywords to photos when importing.

    Disable Auto Advance

    Select this option if you don't want Lightroom Classic to automatically select the most recently captured photo. Deselect this option to display the most recently captured photo in the preview area.

  4. Click OK to start the photo-capture session. A camera detection window appears. The Tether bar appears after Lightroom Classic detects a camera.

  5. Click Live in the Tether bar to start Live view tethering.

    Live view

    Live view from the camera is shown in a separate window.

  6. While in the Live view, you can adjust the focus of your camera from the Tether bar using the Focus Control buttons.

    • Click the AF button to turn on/off the Auto Focus mode.
    • If the Auto Focus mode is disabled, use the  and buttons to control the focus manually.

     

    Focus control buttons
    Focus Control buttons

    הערה:
    • Focus controls are enabled only if the lens of your connected camera is in Auto Focus mode.
    • The Focus Controls to manually adjust the focus are enabled only when the Auto Focus mode is disabled.
  7. Use the floating tethered capture bar to adjust other camera controls and develop settings.  

    • Click the shutter release button (the large round circle) to capture a photo. Or, press the camera’s shutter release button.
    • Optionally, choose a preset to apply on import from the Develop Settings pop-up menu. See Apply Develop settings to photos when importing.
    • Click the Settings button in the lower-right corner of the floating bar to edit capture settings.
    • You can control the Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, and White Balance of the tethered camera from the floating capture bar. 
    • If you are segmenting photos by shots, press Ctrl+Shift+T (Windows) or Command+Shift+T (macOS) to create a new shot. You could also click the current shot name and enter a new shot name.
    • Press Ctrl+T (Windows) or Command+T (macOS) to show/hide the floating tethered capture bar.
    • Close the floating tethered capture bar or choose File > Tethered Capture > Stop Tethered Capture to end the session.
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