Real Time Photo Taking

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ghking, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. ghking macrumors regular

    ghking

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    hello
    is there any way to hook my camera up to the mac and take photos so that is saves them directly to the hard drive instantaneously?
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Yep, it is called tethering. (Though I'm not sure if you can do it on a P&S. You might be able to make an Automator action to do it) What kind of camera do you have?
     
  3. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure if this'll work but here are the instructions for one way to do it. (These instructions are for a Nikon D80 but try it anyway)

     
  4. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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    alright that sounds logical
    the only problem is that i dont think i can set my camera to ptp!
     
  5. eddx macrumors regular

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    setting your camera to ptp is something that is more common on DSLRs rather than the camera you have unfortunately. Try the Kodak website or looking through the manual, if you can set up your camera in this way, then the Mac will do the rest of the work as described in the post above.
     
  6. iJordo macrumors member

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    well canon

    software form this year will install an app called CameraWindow...look up the app online an try to download it...it works sweet!
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The new version of Image Capture that ships with Leopard has this feature. There is a "take a picture" button. When you click it a connected camera will snap an image and then Image capture will download the image from the camera.

    Whoever made you camera (Nikon, Canon, ...) may offer software to do this and it may work better but you may already have Leopard's Image Capture

    Aperture 2.0 has this same feature now too.
     
  8. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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    iJordo, could you send me CameraWindow? i cant find a download.
     

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