November 20, 2010

Wi-Fi Direct promises wireless tethering

Not really newsworthy, but encouraging: A few months ago I wrote about the need for wireless tethering, whereby your camera could discover transfer photos right into a tablet or laptop. (Today’s setups–e.g. setting up a portable hotspot while on the go–are too neckbeard-a-riffic to get mass adoption.)  The customer demand is so strong that I’ve assumed that a bunch of hardware manufacturers have been working on solutions. Now I see that the Wi-Fi Direct spec is apparently inching its way towards shipping products.  I’m eager to see what results. [Via Sean Parent]

Posted by John Nack at 9:40 AM on November 20, 2010


  • jock — 10:33 AM on November 20, 2010

    teathering support form adobe is lousy….

    [How so? –J.]

    so why waiting for other companys..

    [We’re not in a position to compel Apple & other hardware companies agree to and implement networking standards. Rather, our job is to make the implementation of those standards valuable by building great solutions on top of them. –J.]

    do it right first.

    even when it´s not wi-fi but cable…..

    • jock — 4:02 AM on November 21, 2010

      what i mean is the software support for canon and nikon cameras in LR for example. there are shareware tools who offer way better tethering support then LR.

      i never use LR 3 tethering because it´s so bad.
      in the end you can only release the shutter from within LR. something even i can code in 10 minutes, and im only a hobby coder.

    • jock — 4:14 AM on November 21, 2010

      to be more specific..

      i do a lot of tabeltop and macro work.
      my 1Ds is tethered with a cable to my PC (no need for wireless, even when it would be nice to get rid of the cable… sure).

      i use DSLR Remote Pro from breeze and that set me back 170$ or so. but THAT software offers tethered shooting i would wish i had in lightroom.

      more tethering features in LR that streamline my workflow are more important for me then wi-fi.

  • I and me loves you — 2:10 AM on November 21, 2010

    Wow, are adobe minions unaware of eye-fi? ;)

    [No; please try reading more closely. By the way, I removed the spam URL in your comment. –J.]

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