Digicamcontrol Mac

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Remotely control Nikon digital SLRs. Nikon's are highly regarded as the creme-de-la-creme of digital SLR cameras and very popular among discerning Mac users.

Is a free, open source program that gives you full control over Nikon cameras from your Windows PC. It supports tethering, live view, remote triggering, direct image transfer, controlling multiple cameras simultaneously and even offers you to control the camera from your tablet or smartphone. This is the first full release of digiCamControl which has support for almost all Nikon DSLR's cameras.Connect your camera to the computer with a USB cable and fire up the program, and you have full access to almost all camera controls.

You can have the viewfinder image live on your computer monitor and you can focus and expose manually or automatically and see the result directly on your computer screen.The program supports almost all digital Nikon SLR's plus quite a few other cameras, and enables you to utilize almost all your camera's features remotely. Apart from shooting single frames, digiCamControl also offers sequences, bracketing, time lapse and focus stacking.You have detailed control over the image transfer, storing, naming and many other aspects of your shooting session from within the program.Once you have set up your camera, you can control it wirelessly using a smartphone or a tablet. Both iPhones, iPads, Android devices and other devices that can run a web browser are supported. You can even use a second remote computer (Mac, pc, Unix or whatever) to control and release the camera.DigiCamControl is developed by Duka Istvan and is distributed as open source with both the finished program and the original source code (C#) freely available under the GNU license. You can read the history of digiCamControl.Here are several other alternative and free software solutions for Nikon cameras from previous posts:.

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Tethered Shooting

Control your Nikon DSLR camera remotely from your Mac via USB.

Automatically transfer all captured images instantly to you hard disk and optionally import them into your prefered image library application.

Trigger image capture via release button on camera body including high speed shooting or remotely from your Mac via toolbar button, menu item, keyboard shortcut or Apple Remote.

Remote Camera Control

Sofortbild automatically recognizes your camera and shows camera model, lens name, focal length, focus mode, exposure value and battery status in a status bar.

All major camera settings like shutter speed, aperture, exposure, white balance, iso, image format and size and matrix mode are shown and can be changed from inside Sofortbild.

Value changes on the camera body are instantly updated in the application.

Instant Image Review

Images are instantly shown in a full featured, highly optimized image viewer for pixel and color accurate image review.

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For easier image review several histogram types including luminance and red, green, blue channel are calculated. Contained meta data in image file can be viewed in Inspector.

Use fullscreen mode to review image as large as possible without any disturbing controls.

Auto Image Import

Sofortbild can automatically import captured images into Apple Aperture and iPhoto, optionally launching those application if they are not already running.

Pictures are imported into user defined projects and albums or automatically created ones.

Auto import into Adobe Lightroom is provided by setting up Lightroom’s watch-folder feature.

Core Features

  • Control you camera remotely from your Mac via USB.
  • Automatically transfer all captured images instantly to you hard disk.
  • Trigger image capture via release button on camera body or remotely from your Mac.
  • Bracketing with an arbitrary number of shutter speeds and interval shooting.
  • Import captured images automatically into Aperture and iPhoto.

Image Transfer

  • Customize file name format and save folder and optionally hide file extension.
  • In “RAW+JPEG” mode both image files will get same index.
  • Shooting bracketing series, all image files will get same index with incrementing suffix.
  • Reset index counter to start count from one again.

Image Viewer

  • Image Viewer shows most recent captured image including file name and size and image type and dimensions.
  • Zoom image in and out, move it around, show it in its actual size and resize it again to fit into image viewer.
  • Switch image viewer into fullscreen mode for high resolution review.
  • Adjust background color to fit your working environment.
  • Disable image viewer while using auto import to gain maximum performance in photo library application.

Image Inspector

  • Choose between six different image histogram modes to review image quality.
  • Browse through complete meta data contained in image file.

Camera Status

  • View camera model, lens name, focal length, focus mode and battery status in status bar.
  • Control exposure status from application while adjusting shutter speed and aperture.

Camera Settings

  • View and change shutter speed, aperture, exposure, white balance, iso, image format and size and matrix mode from application.
  • Values changes on camera body are instantly updated in the application.

Self Timer

  • Define self timer delay and number of pictures.
  • Visual and acoustic feedback are given during countdown.

Interval Shooting

  • Take series of pictures using a constant interval.
  • Define interval by selecting hours, minutes and seconds.


  • Take series of pictures with an arbitrary number of different exposure values for high dynamic range imaging.
  • Define minimum and maximum shutter speed and optionally shutter speed step and delay.
  • Filenames of captured images will get the same index including an incrementing suffix.

Auto Import

  • Automatically import captured images into Aperture and iPhoto.
  • Optionally launch applications if not running.
  • Import pictures into existing projects and albums or create new ones automatically.
  • Setup a watch-folder using the auto import feature to automatically import captures images into Lightroom.

Remote Capture

  • Use toolbar button, menu item or keyboard shortcut to capture images remotely.
  • Alternatively press “Play” button on Apple Remote.
  • Depending on focus mode camera will perform auto focus before taking pictures.


  • macOS Mojave (10.14.x), macOS High Sierra (10.13.x), macOS Sierra (10.12.6) or Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan.
  • A supported Nikon camera. Most recent models can be used with Sofortbild. See the full list of supported models.
  • Optionally Aperture, iPhoto or Lightroom.