Video Tutorial – Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5

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In this episode of The Complete Picture (Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5), Julieanne walks though setting up the Tethered capture setting in Lightroom and demonstrates how to automatically apply develop settings and presets as well as sort by descending order to view the most recently taken photograph.

• Option-click (MAC | Alt -click (WIN) the close button collapses the tether toolbar down to the shutter button.

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Posted on 01-23-2014


  • By Yves/CH - 4:00 AM on January 24, 2014  

    Thank you for the tutorial.
    For me all is ok with Canon 7D but not with Olympus OM-D e-M5 on Mac 10.9.1 % LR 5.3. the camera is recognized in import menu, but not in Tethered capture !

    I thing the input/output from the camera is not compatible


  • By Bob Ware - 2:52 PM on January 24, 2014  

    If you just want to display photos from your Olympus camera in LR while shooting, using an EyeFi SD card and setting it up to transfer JPEGS to a watched folder on your computer will allow these pix to pop up in LR. For this purpose I shoot RAW images and small JPEGs. The smaller the JPEG the quicker it will show up in LR. Obviously, this means that I have to physically import my RAW files later from the card to LR, and I have no computer control over my camera, but for the sake of proofing while shooting, this is an OK procedure.

  • By Yves Crausaz - 3:04 PM on January 24, 2014  

    Julieanne, thank you for the link, but…. I like my Olympus and my MBA… this is very light weight to traveling…….

    End this function is very easy in studio. Please add this to the next release ! 🙂


  • By Raman - 8:31 PM on January 25, 2014  

    I am a mac user with 10.7 OS. I recently purchased LR5 and thought to try out the tethered shooting feature with my Nikon D300. In the ‘Tethered Capture Settings’ window it shows the naming format as a DNG file. I only import image files in their native ‘NEF’ format though I am aware of the advantages of ‘DNG’ files.

    Anyway I noticed the captured images were named as ‘nef’ files with its standard sidecar XMP file. Note the lower case lettering. I am not able to move these files to my external HD because these images were grayed out in the Import window. However if I changed the format names to upper casing, NEF, these images are visible for import.

    How can I avoid the extra step of having to the change the casing of the letters and have the captured images in the tethered shoot all have the correct upper casing instead?


    BTW I enjoy watching your video tutorials. There are well presented with clear to follow instructions.