Tethering in Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic CC

Posted by: on Nov 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

Adobe changed how they support tethering. Tethering is now supported only in Lightroom Classic CC released on October 18, 2017. Lightroom Classic CC used to be called Lightroom CC and the last published version numbers under that name we 2015.4-2015.8.

Confused? Here’s all you need to know. If you are on the Adobe Creative Cloud, you will need Lightroom Classic CC to tether. The steps to setup a tethered session are below. Note, that if you on a version of Lightroom older than October 18, 2017, you will still use the program called Lightroom CC.

  1. Connect a supported camera to your computer and open Lightroom Classic CC.
  2. Choose File > Tethered Capture > Start Tethered Capture.
  3. In the Tethered Capture Settings dialog box, specify how you want to import the photos.
  4. Click OK to start your photo capture session.
  5. Use the floating tethered capture bar to import photos.

 

Additional Resources

Full workflow on how to import photos from a tethered camera via Adobe

Troubleshooting your tethered capture session via Adobe

Connectivity Troubleshoot Guide for both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Cameras via TetherTalk

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5 thoughts on “Tethering in Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic CC”

  1. When I click on file in Lightroom CC there’s only about four or five tabs and none of them say tether

  2. Gabriel,

    Have you tried this?

    1. Connect a supported camera to your computer and open Lightroom Classic CC.
    2. Choose File from the menu bar > Tethered Capture > Start Tethered Capture.
    3. In the Tethered Capture Settings dialog box, specify how you want to import the photos.
    4. Click OK to start your photo capture session.
    5. Use the floating tethered capture bar to import photos.

  3. I have tried to weather my canon 5d mark to 2 to Lightroom classic cc and it says it is trying to connect but it never does. the while just keeps on spinning. . Suggestions.

  4. I’m having the same issue as the one other male that commented, which you responded to with just copying and pasting the original guide. where is the option to tether???

  5. If you are not seeing the option to tether, please verify you are using Lightroom Classic CC and not Lightroom CC. If you need more assistance, please call Tether Tools at 480-284-4114. It will be easier to diagnose over the phone.

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