Smart Shooter 4

Smart Shooter is a digital photography work flow application for tethered shooting, remote capture, and advanced camera control. Supports Canon, Sony and Nikon Cameras

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The Best Tethered Capture Utility Just Got Better

Key Features:

  • Supports Canon, Sony and Nikon Cameras
  • Mac and Windows support
  • High-performance tethering engine
  • Exceptional reliability
  • Automatic download and display
  • Shoot to camera card, computer or both
  • Supports RAW and JPG
  • Live View display including overlay mode

Smart Shooter provides tethered capture for most Canon, Sony and Nikon cameras utilizing a reworked user interface, to provide speed and performance for your tethering needs. Backed by Tether Tools support, we believe Smart Shooter is the best in class tether utility.

Smart Shooter allows you to fully control your camera from your Mac or PC, giving you freedom to explore and experiment to help make the perfect picture. Automatic download and display means you can fully evaluate your photos in seconds, and real time live view output will help you focus and compose the scene. Scripting language lets you control your camera, allowing you to take multiple photos with varying settings just by clicking a single button.

Smart Shooter is aimed at both the professional and amateur photographer.

Smart Shooter 4 and Smart Shooter 4 Pro boxes next to each other

All New in Smart Shooter 4

Smart Shooter Capture Panels

Capture Panels

The Capture Tab now features configurable panels that allow for advanced tethering features like multiple loupe views, filmstrip photo preview, and zoomed live view.

Updated Smart Shooter User Interface

Updated High Contrast Icons

A new set of high contrast icons have replaced the existing icons to make it easier to identify features at a glance. Additional user interface changes make the tether capture experience better.

Smart Shooter Capture Panels

Improved Transfer Speed and Reliability

Smart Shooter is continually improved upon for speed and rendering capabilities. Smart Shooter 4 features a number of improvements that take it from great to exceptional.

Film Strip View

Filmstrip View

The Recent Photos list has been updated with an all-new Filmstrip panel. Now you can visually see thumbnails of previous photos taken and quickly switch between them in the main Preview panel.

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Create Your Own Scripts

Create Your Own Scripts

Smart Shooter 4 PRO can be driven from a script, giving you the ability to change camera settings and control when photos are taken. This allows you to take a series of different photos without manual operation of the camera or computer.

Multi-Camera Control

Multi-Camera Control

Smart Shooter allows you to connect multiple cameras to your computer at the same time. The interface allows you to select which camera is currently being controlling and hence will be affected by changes to settings and other commands.

Barcode Scanning

Barcode Scanning

Smart Shooter 4 PRO has the ability to scan a photo and detect if it contains a barcode or QR code, and extract the text information from it. This text can then be used as part of the filename when saving the photo.

External API

External API

Smart Shooter 4 PRO can be integrated with an external system by using the External API feature. This provides ways to integrate Smart Shooter with your existing software systems.

Feature: Smart Shooter 4 Smart Shooter 4 PRO
Maximum Cameras 1 8
Tethered Shooting
Remote Control
Pre-packaged Scripts
Create your own Scripts
Multi-Camera Control
Barcode Scanning
External API
Tether directly into Lightroom Classic with plugin
License Type Single User Single User

Smart Shooter Users Guide

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  • Control your camera remotely from your Mac or PC
  • Remote camera control via USB cable
  • Full control of camera settings
  • Photo download and display on Mac or PC
  • Real time zooming/panning photo display
  • Live View display including overlay mode
  • Live View recording of each frame to JPG file
  • Bulb shooting with timed exposure
  • Automatic control via scripting
  • Tethered shooting with automatic download and preview
  • Multi-camera tethering and control
  • Smart Shooter works with Canon, Sony and Nikon cameras.

Live View Display with Overlay

If you camera supports Live View, then Smart Shooter can display the Live View image in realtime on the PC. You can also change the transparency of the Live View image so it is displayed as an overlay over the last taken photo.

Live View Recording

Each frame of the Live View output can be saved to a JPG file on the PC.

Real-time Zooming and Panning

Smart Shooter can automatically download and display the last taken photo. The photo display software uses GPU hardware acceleration, so you can immediately check the photo by zooming and panning in realtime on you PC using the mouse.

Tethered shooting with automatic preview

You can continue to use you camera manually whilst is is connected to the computer. Each time you take a photo, Smart Shooter will download it and display it on the screen.

Automatic Control via Scripting

Smart Shooter can be driven from a script, giving you the ability to change camera settings and control when photos are taken. This allows you to take a series of different photos without manual operation of the camera or PC.

Connect and Control Multiple Cameras

Smart Shooter allows you to connect multiple cameras to you PC at the same time. The interface allows you to select which camera is currently being controlling and hence will be affected by changes to settings and other commands.

Software Workflow Process

*Applies to all software that supports hot or watched folder capabilities

Supported Platforms

Smart Shooter is compatible with Mac and Windows:

Windows 7 (64bit) and above
Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) and above

Smart Shooter Free 30-Day Trial

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    During the trial period, all features of the app are unlocked. Once the trial time period has expired, the software will become locked. To simply unlock it, you will then need to purchase a license. Once you have purchased a license, you can unlock the software again using the license key. For instructions on how to do this, please refer to the Registration Documentation.

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    For instructions on how to install and uninstall the software, please refer to the Installation Documentation.

    Release Notes

    For information on version updates, please refer to the Release Notes.


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    Compatible Cameras

    Canon 5Ds Canon 5Ds R
    Canon EOS 1000D Canon EOS 100D
    Canon EOS 1100D Canon EOS 1200D
    Canon EOS 1300D Canon EOS 1D C
    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
    Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Canon EOS 200D
    Canon EOS 40D Canon EOS 450D
    Canon EOS 500D Canon EOS 50D
    Canon EOS 550D Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Canon EOS 600D Canon EOS 60D
    Canon EOS 650D Canon EOS 6D
    Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon EOS 700D
    Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS 750D
    Canon EOS 760D Canon EOS 77D
    Canon EOS 7D Canon EOS 8000D
    Canon EOS 800D Canon EOS 80D
    Canon EOS 9000D Canon EOS Kiss F
    Canon EOS Kiss X2 Canon EOS Kiss X3
    Canon EOS Kiss X4 Canon EOS Kiss X5
    Canon EOS Kiss X50 Canon EOS Kiss X6i
    Canon EOS Kiss X7 Canon EOS Kiss X70
    Canon EOS Kiss X7i Canon EOS Kiss X8
    Canon EOS Kiss X80 Canon EOS Kiss X8i
    Canon EOS R Canon EOS Rebel SL1
    Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Canon EOS Rebel T1i
    Canon EOS Rebel T2i Canon EOS Rebel T3
    Canon EOS Rebel T3i Canon EOS Rebel T4i
    Canon EOS Rebel T5 Canon EOS Rebel T5i
    Canon EOS Rebel T6 Canon EOS Rebel T6i
    Canon EOS Rebel T6s Canon EOS Rebel T7i
    Canon EOS Rebel XS Canon EOS Rebel XSi
    Nikon D3 Nikon D300
    Nikon D3000 Nikon D300s
    Nikon D3100 Nikon D3200
    Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
    Nikon D3500 Nikon D7500
    Nikon D3s Nikon D3X
    Nikon D4 Nikon D40
    Nikon D4s Nikon D5
    Nikon D500 Nikon D5000
    Nikon D5100 Nikon D5200
    Nikon D5300 Nikon D5500
    Nikon D5600 Nikon D60
    Nikon D600 Nikon D610
    Nikon D700 Nikon D7000
    Nikon D7100 Nikon D7200
    Nikon D750 Nikon D80
    Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
    Nikon D810 Nikon D850
    Nikon D90 Nikon DF
    Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7
    Sony a6000 Sony s6100
    Sony a6300 Sony a6400
    Sony a6500 Sony a6600
    Sony a7 Sony a7 II
    Sony a7 III Sony a7R
    Sony a7R II Sony a7R III
    Sony a7R IV Sony a7S
    Sony a7S II Sony a9