Using the Case Air Wireless Tethering System with Adobe Lightroom

Posted by: on Dec 21, 2016 | 7 Comments

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is…How can I use the Case Air with Adobe Lightroom? The answer is watched folders. This will work on Mac computers and Windows computers.

Once setup, after each photo is taken using the Case Air and Case Remote application, the image will automatically import and show in Adobe Lightroom.

To set it up, it’s a simple two step process.

  1. Set the download location in the Case Remote application. In both Mac and Windows this is in the settings option. For specific instructions read the Mac version here or the Windows version here. Make sure that you have set Auto Download to on in the settings.
  2. In Adobe Lightroom, set up your watched folder.


A couple things to note:

  1. This only works with the desktop versions of Case Remote and Adobe Lightroom. It does not work with on iOS (iPhone or iPad) or on Android. Adobe Lightroom Mobile doesn’t support watched folders or auto importing.
  2. You must have both applications open at the same time. The Case Remote application will transfer the file and Adobe Lightroom will import it.
  3. The first time you setup a watched folder in Adobe Lightroom, the folder must be empty. If you already have images in the folder, you will need to clear them out or choose a new download location.
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7 thoughts on “Using the Case Air Wireless Tethering System with Adobe Lightroom”

  1. @Robert,

    The Software can only connect to one Case Air at a time and you can’t run multiple instances of the software because the computer has to connect to the individual wifi networks created by the Case Air. You can manually disconnect and re-connect to separate case airs. In this case, they can all save to the same watch folder.

  2. I would be using the wireless tethering for astrophotography. Is there any way to use the software or complementary software (e.g. Lightroom) to run a script for bulb exposures. For example to automatically take 60, four minute exposures in succession?

  3. Joe,

    It can be used with any complementary software that supports watched or hot folders. Lightroom and Capture One both support that.

    Unfortunately we don’t have the ability to run a script. You can do a time lapse and a bulb mode, but not in the combination you are asking for. However, I’ve noted the idea for future development.

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