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taking photos straight to computer.

zach bolinger , Oct 05, 2006; 06:19 p.m.

I am interested in taking photos with my d200 straight to my computer. Can someone tell me the steps i need to take to do this and what software i need. I have been unable to locate info on it. I have a Mac laptop and G5 that i would like to do it on.


Don Cooper , Oct 05, 2006; 07:08 p.m.

Nikon has 2 options, Capture 4 and Nikon Camera Control Pro. Capture 4 is fine and also includes RAW conversion while Camera Control Pro only does remote capture.

louise kennedy , Oct 05, 2006; 09:22 p.m.

you can download the nikon capture for thirty days for free and try it out. It's great. But the nikon NEF plug in will overide the adobe photoshop RAW plug in, so you'll have to remove the nikon one if you use CS2 (I use photoshop and adobe bridge as a better RAW processor than Nikon's)


Chris Vincent , Oct 06, 2006; 03:37 a.m.

Bibble Pro allows you to operate tethered to a PC with a USB cable. I use a 5m cable in family portrait sessions so the parents can see the shots straight away. Bibble offer a fully functional trial (only Pro works tethered)

I put a small loop in the cable and secure it to the camera strap fixing with a piece of twisted wire to stop it falling out of the camera. I also use two USB cables connected together so if I did forget and pull too hard it would just comes apart in the middle. I'll get the WT-3 transmitter when it comes out in the UK.

Working tethered means the shots are stored direct to the PC hard drive, not the CF card in the camera.

Phase One's Capture One Pro software allows this but it is much more expensive.

You could also try out Nikon's Capture NX and Camera Control software with their free 30 day trial.

John Crist , Oct 06, 2006; 10:29 a.m.

I store my photos in iphoto which your mac should automatically do when you plug you camera or card reader in. I would suggest the card reader. As for any editing I drag a copy to my desktop then open it in photoshop & save it as a tiff. iphoto will store your nef & tiff files, its not very good for editing but it does organize them nicely.

zach bolinger , Oct 10, 2006; 08:37 a.m.

I got the capture to work as far as saving the files to the computer but I can't see them when i shoot them. I want to be able to see the image full screen to see exposure and focus. How do i set capture up to do that?

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