Probably a stupid question. Olympus to mac.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by allymmpink, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. allymmpink macrumors newbie


    Aug 30, 2008
    I am considering starting some professional style photo shoots, and i was wondering how it is that professional photographers connect their cameras to their computers during the photographic session for the photos to come up on their computer after they're taken... (i hope that made sense...)
    What are the necessary cables and ect?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    You need Olympus Studio 2. There's a 30 day trial available.

    Din't think you need any cables (other then the USB one that came with your camera).
  3. allymmpink thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 30, 2008
    No yeah i understand connecting it to the computer and everything - i can do that through iPhoto, but while taking the photos, the photos appear on the screen. So it is literally taken, then sent, then the next one taken, then sent.
    Again I apologise if this doesn't make sense, I am more of a video girl haha.
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    What your after is called tethering. This can either be as a function of the photo software, for example Apple Aperture supports tethering of supported cameras, however I had a look at list of supported cameras and it looks mainly Canon or Nikon only, so this is probably no good for you. The camera manufactures may supply a tethering solution with their own tools. I know Canon does ( and I think Nikon as well), looks like from the first reply you have to buy the software from Olympus, Olympus Studio 2. The only Photo application that ships with all Macs as standard is iPhoto and this does not currently support tethering.
  5. davegregory macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2009
    Burlington, Ontario
    Did a quick google search, and as far as I can see, Olympus Studio is the only software which will tether an Olympus camera to your mac. Unfortunately, it's not free.
  6. yaroldb macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007
    Yep, I am an Olympus user and Studio is the only way you can do it. I've looked everywhere and there is no way of doing it. There is a PC solution. I do not recall the name but you can check out the four thirds forums for it.

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