Tether Your Camera To The Computer For Free

Do you have the need to use software that will allow you to control your camera from a computer? Many people do. It’s called Tethering. As in I have my camera tethered to my laptop.

For many who need tethering software may only need it for very limited purposes and they’re (Include me)   unwilling to spend $150.00 or more for the software.

Can you afford $0.00? Thought so.

This is how to do it.

First is the tethered software. There is a company in the U.K. that has a free version of their software called Tethered Pro Lite. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to download and install the software and you’re up and running.

So Tethered Pro Lite will control your camera, take the photo, and download the image to any folder you assign.

So the photo is on the computer how do I view it?

In a word Picasa. And it’s also free. The beauty of Picasa is that once you have it continuously watching a folder it will then load the image into Picasa automatically and it’s then ready to view.

At the February 2012 meeting I will demonstrate the entire process of acquiring your pictures using remote control software.

The Picture: The flags at Chapman University were really flying what with all the wind. Tried to get the flags the moment they were both extended completely out. I flipped the photo 180 degrees horizontally.