Lightroom Plug-in

Installation

Installing Smart Shooter Plugin from the full version of Smart Shooter (downloading full version from TT website)

Launch Smart Shooter and go to Preferences -> Lightroom

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Install Plugin and enable LR connection

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Launch Lightrooom 6+ or Lightroom Classic

Go to File -> Plug-in Manager

Enable Smart Shooter Plugin to support tethering with Sony, Nikon and Canon (coming soon). Disable Nikon Tether Plugin.

Please note, if you want to use the native Lightroom tethering for Nikon, do not disable Nikon Tether Plugin and do not enable the Smart Shooter Plugin. To avoid tethering communication conflicts only have one tethering plugin enabled at a time.

As of 9/1/2020 Canon is not currently supported in the Smart Shooter Plug-in. Full Canon tethering functionality is available in Smart Shooter tethering software, which is included as part of the Lightroom Plugin package. Lightroom Plugin support for Canon is pending an upcoming Adobe update.

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Begin Tether Session in LR like you normally would with Nikon, Sony or Canon (coming soon).

File -> Start Tethered Capture

Smart Shooter will launch as a service on the Mac toolbar or in the taskbar on Windows.

The first time you launch Smart Shooter you will be asked to register. A license code was provided to you in a separate email at the time of purchase.

Begin tethered capture using the Lightroom tether bar or open the full version of Smart Shooter from the taskbar to access additional camera control and features.

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Installing Smart Shooter Plugin when purchased from the Adobe Exchange

Purchase and download Plug-in from the Adobe Exchange. Plugin will automatically install into the Lightroom Plugin Manager.

If Lightroom is open, cloase and relaunch to load the plugin into Lightroom 6+ or Lightroom Classic.

Launch Lightroom 6+ or Lightroom Classic

Go to File -> Plug-in Manager

Enable Smart Shooter Plugin to support tethering with Sony, Nikon and Canon (coming soon). Disable Nikon Tether Plugin.

Please note, if you want to use the native Lightroom tethering for Nikon, do not disable Nikon Tether Plugin and do not enable the Smart Shooter Plugin. To avoid tethering communication conflicts only have one tethering plugin enabled at a time.

As of 9/1/2020 Canon is not currently supported in the Smart Shooter Plug-in. Full Canon tethering functionality is available in Smart Shooter tethering software, which is included as part of the Lightroom Plugin package. Lightroom Plugin support for Canon is pending an upcoming Adobe update.

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Begin Tether Session in Lightroom like you normally would with a Sony, Nikon and Canon (coming soon).

File -> Start Tethered Capture

Smart Shooter will launch as a service on the Mac toolbar or in the taskbar on Windows.

The first time you launch the software, you will be asked to register. A license code was provided to you in a separate email at the time of purchase.

How are Files handled

When tethering using the Smart Shooter Plugin, all files will reside in the Lightroom catalog and Lightroom specified designated file structure. The image files immediately and automatically flow through Smart Shooter and are transferred to the folder destination designated in Lightroom.

If you open the Smart Shooter user interface and work in Smart Shooter, but are connected to the LR Plugin, the files are handled the same way and will automatically move into the Lightroom Catalog regardless of the folder path set in Smart Shooter preferences.

When working directly in Smart Shooter, not using the Plugin, image files will reside in the folder path designated in Smart Shooter (Preferences->Photo Download Directory).

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Naming Policies

If you would like to use Lightroom for naming policies, proceed as you normally would in a Lightroom tethering session.

To utilize the advanced naming policies and barcoding select Filename from the drop-down menu. By selecting “Filename” you are telling Lightroom to use the filename coming out of Smart Shooter. Smart Shooter has a lot of flexibility and customization in its naming policies.

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Working in Lightroom versus Smart Shooter

When working in Lightroom, start a normal tethering session by going to File-> Tethered Capture. The Smart Shooter tethering engine will be launched and all images will flow through Smart Shooter and into Lightroom. You will be able to use all standard Lightroom tethering features.

If you would like to utilize the advanced Smart Shooter PRO tethering features like barcoding, naming policies, advance camera controls and more, launch the full Smart Shooter version from the Smart Shooter icon in the taskbar. All images will to continue import directly into the Lightroom catalog.

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Switching Cameras versus Multi-Camera

If you have multiple cameras connected to your computer, and working in Lightroom, you will have access to switch back and forth between those cameras using the Lightroom tether bar. When a camera is selected you can change its setting and fire the camera. You can only work with one camera at a time.

If you would like to work with all the cameras simultaneously you will need to work directly in Smart Shooter. In Smart Shooter, you will be able to adjust, maintain and fire all cameras at the same time. For more information on multi-camera, see the Multi-Camera section.