Easy Way to Control your DSLR Camera using USB Tethered Shooting on Ubuntu

What is tethered shooting?. Tethered shooting is method hook up your DSLR camera to your Laptop/PC and take pictures, you are shooting tethered. You can either trigger the camera from your Laptop/PC or directly from the DSLR camera itself and then view the image on your computer screen. Depending on the camera, you can control pretty much everything: aperture, shutter speed, focus mode, ISO, etc.

For ubuntu based distribution user you can do this using app engtangle. Entangle is an application which uses GTK and libgphoto2 to provide a graphical interface for tethered shooting DSLR cameras. it also allow  control over camera shooting and configuration settings and ‘hands off’ shooting directly from PC/Laptop that installed ubuntu based distribution.

Tethered shooting - entangle ubuntu DSL camera

Entangle also can do:

  • Control of all camera settings from computer
  • Automatic download and display of photos as they are shot
  • Trigger the shutter from the computer
  • Live preview of scene before shooting

Install Entangle on Ubuntu based Distribution (Ubuntu 12.04/Ubuntu 12.10/Linux Mint)

To install entangle on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10, Linux Mint just add Personal Package Archieve in below, open terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install entangle

Entangle easy to use, just connect your DSLR camera in to PC/laptop , launch entangle from Dash menu by typing “entangle”, and shoot picture form your ubuntu PC/Laptop.

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