Lightroom Classic: Tethered live view

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I would love to be able to use LiveView while also tethered to Lightroom.
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  • Happy that I get to request an enhancement. Sad that it's not already there.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Live View Support for Tethering.

It would be an asset to support Live View in Tethered Capture. In my case, it would be for Nikon D750, but I am sure many others would love that feature too
Best regards, dcastigl@pt.lu
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Yes, it would be great if we had live view and the ability to shoot video while tethered. I shoot how-to videos alone and without live view I need an extra person to focus the camera on me. At the moment I'm using other free ware software but I'd love to be able to use an Adobe supported software.  
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Hey, Thomas! I have the same problem as you! I am also looking for a way to shoot videos tethered! What software are you using now? Thanks
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Hey, on Windows I was using Digi Cam Control  http://digicamcontrol.com/ it's great, there's a bit of a learning curve tho. Then I switched to Mac and so now I use Smart Shooter 3, also very good  https://kuvacode.com/smart-shooter
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You'll need to check for compatibility, if you have a Nikon or a Canon then you should be good to go.
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Knut Vegard Lorentzen

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Thanks a lot! I have downloaded the 30-days-trial and will check it out! :)
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Eddie Rehfeldt

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Count me as well. This is great news. 
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Hi im joining many others to raise this feature in Lightroom. Im food photographer and this will be essential for my workflow. Thank you in case of an update.
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Yes, PLEASE! Live view (on the computer screen, not the camera screen) is the whole reason I want to tether in the first place! (Nikon 7200)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tether with live view?.

I'm not sure if this has been asked before but I can't find any reference. Are there any updates to future Lightroom Classic releases that will allow live view whilst in tether mode? I've tried free plugins which are not reliable but Capture One has this feature. I don't want to have to use Capture One just for this single feature.
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As far as I know LR does not have the ability to show live view. A colleague of mine purchased Capture One to be able to have live view.
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I am using Sony cameras because my first DSRL had been a Sony Aplha 100.
Today I'm working with a Sony A 77 II.

For Sony cameras it's even worse: there is not tethered capture at all.
I really like to work with Lightroom...

...but if the performance stays at this level (working with 24M images on a 4k Monitor is quite slow) then I will have to switch to Capture One, too.
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so sad so true!
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Merging with relevant topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Tether Sony cameras
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Harry van Tol

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Tethering with other brands doesn't work anymore too..Camera not recognized...
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Harry van Tol

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which is solved by eliminating Eos Utility.. Works fine now
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tethering canon eos software versus lightroom cannon software wins.

I have canon 5ds i use lightroom cc the new one, but i recently bought some lens baby and  manual focus camera lenses.
For portraits and camera tethered to my lightroom i have to use the viewfinder on camera to focus manually set up shot then take the photo with the button on my laptop but this is no good for me,
 Using canons eos program it has a live view, instead of using viewfinder. i can choose live zoom at x6 and make sure using a sweet 35 lens i get the focus and sweet spot nailed first time, after taking with lightroom i then have to review it after I've taken it
support told me it can't be done, so the only point in tethering is sending image taken direct to laptop
i want when tethered a pop up screen showing the image on my laptop, before i take it 
im now having to use both programs and more doubling the time it takes 
surly tethering with a pre shot image for studio portrait commercially  would be a benefit to those in business 
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Several other tethering apps offer live view and as others have mentioned – it's such a valuable tool for when setting up a food scene or other product photography.

I want to stay with Lightroom and not migrate.
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Official Response

Greetings

To all those who have participated in this thread we would like to invite you to a special test area to review, test and advise Adobe on in-process improvements to the tethered-capture process in Lightroom Classic CC.  Currently we have testing available for Mac users with Canon Cameras. We plan to add other cameras and Windows to the mix in the future. 

If you are interested in participating in this Tether prerelease testing and are a Mac user with a Canon camera currently supported for tethering, please reply to this comment. You will be contacted by Adobe with further instructions. 

Thank you for your patience and enthusiasm for Lightroom Classic CC. 
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Hi Rikk,
I'm a Mac user with a Nikon D610 and a Sony a6000.  Please add me to the list for testing when Nikon especially, and Sony cameras are added.  My contact is jeniferdesign@gmail.com
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Rikk,
  I work with a Canon 5Ds and a MacBook Pro. I have had nothing but constant issues trying to get it tethered to Lightroom, so I've been working with Capture One instead. However, I'd love to make the change over if the software issue can be fixed. 
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Yes please
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Logan Christopher

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Yes please. I shoot product photography with a Canon 5D mark iii, tethered to an iMac (OS Sierra). Using EOS Utility is fine, but not compatible with PNG. Would be great to see and composite layout based on text location as i'm shooting.
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I would love to participate in this. I use a 1xd2, 5d3 on a macbook pro 2016 and 2018.
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I would love the opportunity to test and work with the tether prerelease with my Canon, iMac and Photoshop/Lightroom! This will make my food photography work flow so much faster. 
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I'd love the opportunity to have Live View for my Canon 5d Mkiv in Lightroom Classic CC too!
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ivan rossi

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That would be great, thank you!
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Yes please. Shooting Canon tethered to Macbook Pro running High Sierra and Lightroom Classic CC. This will be essential to my workflow doing product photography. 

Please invite me to be a beta tester! Thank you Adobe!
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Yes please. Shooting Canon tethered to Macbook Pro running High Sierra and Lightroom Classic CC. This will be essential to my workflow doing product photography. 

Please invite me to be a beta tester! Thank you Adobe!
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Tanya

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Yes please. Very interested in testing this out!!! Thank you!
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Philip Doueihi

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I would be interested as well!
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William Geisler

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Please add me to the list. Thank you!
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I would be honored and excited to test that function. I am a professional photographer with Canon 5dsr and a Mac Book pro 13”. Let me know how to partecipate.

Best regards

Davide
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I am very interested! Please add me to the list as well! Thanks a million!
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André Klotz

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Yes, very interested. I shoot with Canon Mark iv on Mac. Wait for further instructions on how to test it.

Thanks
Best

André Klotz
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I would very interested in testing as I shoot digital archives for the American Antiquarian Society and live view would be very handy when the camera viewfinder is out of reach! I shoot with all Canon, use a mac and LR CC. Please contact if I can be a tester. **Email address removed**
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I have a 2018 iMac, 2019 MacBook Pro, and 2019 Canon 6D MkII. I’m a product photographer and would love to beta test. Email is J F O R S T E R 1 0 1 5 @ Y A H O O . C O M
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Count me in if it is not too late. I use canon and a Mac.
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Nikon_Photographer

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I would like to join too Rikk! This feature is way overdue and photographers are switching to Capture One for this reason..
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I am a Mac user with a Canon camera currently supported for tethering andd would like to participate!
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I shoot architecture and events...would be great if there was a way to shoot the event tethered with LR CC to Canon camera and then have the ability for the client to log in and be able to use the photos while the event was taking place.  That would be amazing!
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I shoot mostly food. Mac. Canon and Sony. Have a look:https://elisabethvonpoelnitz.de This will make my food photography work flow so much faster....
Greetings from Germany! 
Elisabeth 
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Greetings

To all those who have participated in this thread we would like to invite you to a special test area to review, test and advise Adobe on in-process improvements to the tethered-capture process in Lightroom Classic CC.  We now have testing available for Windows users with Canon Cameras. We plan to add other cameras to the mix in the future. 

If you are interested in participating in this Tether prerelease testing and are a Windows user with a Canon camera currently supported for tethering, please reply to this comment. You will be contacted by Adobe with further instructions. 

Thank you for your patience and enthusiasm for Lightroom Classic CC. 
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I would like to be part of the Canon/Windows trial, thanks.
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Francois de Melogue

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i would join the club canon/windows
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Mark Willoughby

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Same here, I'd be happy to test the Canon/Windows format.
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Kitty Dadi

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I would like to be part of testing Canon/Windows trial.
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I have Canon 5DM3 and Windows 10.
I will like to participate in the test area.
With live view in LR, will it be able to trigger studio strobe as well?
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I would love to help! Mac/Canon user
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I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to help with the testing as well. I am using Windows 10 and am shooting with a Canon 5D MarkII.
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Lawrence Raybon

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I would love to help test Live View Tethering in Lightroom on Windows 10.  I use both Canon Rebel t4i and Canon Rebel t6i.
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Hi Rikk, I'd love to be a part of the Mac version of this. I haven't heard back from Adobe yet. Thanks!
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Nick, 

I think you may have commented after the release went out  last time. Hopefully the team will pick you up this go around!
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Looking forward to the email, thanks Rikk!
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yes I would like tp participate in the testing.  thanks
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Bob Smith

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I'd like to participate... Canon/Mac
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Andy Rous

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I'd like also like to use this facility.
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I would like to participate. Canon/Mac/Lightroom CC. Product photographer. Thank you!
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My timing may be off, but I too would like to participate. Not a professional just a obsessed hobbyist. Canon/Windows
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I would like to participate, too... Windows/canon here as product photographer. Thank you.
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@Justin, Karen, Ivan: The testing period is now past. Thanks for offering to participate.  If additional tether tests become available we will announce to this thread. 
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i‘m on sony A7R2 here and would be extremely interested to get tethered live view capture for sony cameras... any hints if this is going to be a reality one day? i know many sony photographers switched to capture one because of this missing feature...
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Campaign to Sony... Adobe is ready and keen to work with them on this, as they have with other companies.
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don’t understand what this means, but sounds good. let‘s hope to see some results in this area soon ;-)
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Hi there, I don't know if I am too late, but I would very much like to assist with testing Live View tethering. I use a macbook air and Canon 7D.