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Tue, May 31, 2011 10:59 AM

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Lightroom: Provide tethered capture support for Olympus dSLRs

Why is it that Lightroom still does not have any support for Olympus digital slrs? I'd love to have tethered shooting and camera profiles directly in Lightroom. With every new upgrade I think "is this the one where my Olympus E3 is recognised?" The answer is always in the negative. Why are Olympus slr users second-class citizens to Adobe?

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Adobe Administrator

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9 years ago

Hi Roger,

The Olympus E-3 is a supported camera in terms of raw file format. Are you looking specifically for tethering support? Lens profile support?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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116 Points

SDK can be found here

http://developer.olympus.com/

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598 Points

9 years ago

Yes - it's tethered shooting (which I can do via a third-party add-in) and lens profiles that I would dearly like to have available.

As I teach Lightroom, it would be a big help if I could demonstrate these features with my camera/lenses.

Adobe Administrator

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9 years ago

Hi Roger, maybe we should turn this topic into an Idea/Feature request for tether capture support for Olympus DSLRs?

Also wanted to to point this out if you didn't already know:

You can create your own lens profiles with the Adobe Lens Profile Creator or check to see if a user-contributed profile for your lens is available through the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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84 Points

9 years ago

Doesn't Olympus offer an SDK? I presume it is just a matter of Adobe working to create a "module" for LR3, and Adobe doesn't think there is the user base to justify the cost, which is unfortunate. Tethered capture would be really handy, especially now that Olympus has discontinued their Studio software which did it previously.

Champion

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> Adobe doesn't think there is the user base to justify the cost, which is unfortunate

So far this request only has 2 votes, which wouldn't really be convincing them otherwise, even if that is what they think. Some extra people voting would likely help with that one!

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9 years ago

Tethering is not module (aka Lua) based. Tethering needs to use the camera vendor supplied drivers, plus code in the application interfacing with those drivers. If there are no vendor supplied drivers for tethered shooting, that would kind of prevent the feature.

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84 Points

9 years ago

Chris, thanks for the information. Being that Olympus does (or did) provide their SDK (as there are a couple simple tethering options out there - like Imagecraft's E-Capture), I guess it's just a matter of Adobe doing the integration. Did this ever make it to an official feature request?

Champion

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If it's here, it's an official feature request... albeit still one with only 3 votes...

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602 Points

9 years ago

Put the PEN's into the list.

90 Points

9 years ago

Pulitzer Prize Winning Olympus Professionals like Jay Dickman would applaud Adobe for being accommodating towards us Olympus folk :) If there were a way that you could "batch" Camera Raw support developments with Tethered shooting support, we'd be making LightRoom an industry standard for studio photography and more. Please do get this compatibility for Olympus DSLR tethered shooting ASAP :)

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118 Points

9 years ago

please add all Olympus DSLRs / e-Pen / OMD to Lightroom tethered capture

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70 Points

8 years ago

Hello all,

If your camera can use Olympus Studio 2 software, then you can do tethered.

But if you want to shoot un-tethered as in wirelessly like me with my Olympus E-5, then contact this email address for help.

a.l9609@gmail.com

Adobe Lightroom has treated Olympus & Pentax users like third class citizens.

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116 Points

8 years ago

the SDK files can be found here

http://developer.olympus.com/

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118 Points

8 years ago

the SDK is ok support the pre-m43 camera ~! no e-PEN and OMD

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116 Points

8 years ago

the olympus SDK does not support the M4/3 system yet or the E5

a list of supported cameras can be found here

http://developer.olympus.com/cameras_...

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60 Points

8 years ago

om-d tethered capture pretty please - one more vote...

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116 Points

8 years ago

full olympus tethered capture please
one vote