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Posted: Fri, 13th Mar 2009, 4:50pm

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Mondo

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Another suggestion...how about a function to be able to tether a camera (perferably nikon) to a laptop with Photokey running with a set background and when the photo is snapped it is directly imported to Photokey with the background showing. Would sure come in handy when doing a school where invaribly the question is asked "what does the background look like?". All the customer sees is a "green screen". With this one would be able to show them right on the laptop what the final photo would look like. And this would save a lot of work afterwards because the backgrounds are already there and the photos is saved and practically finished with maybe just slight touch ups! Not asking for much I hope???
Posted: Tue, 17th Mar 2009, 5:02pm

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JackPot

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Hi,

Thats a good idea Mondo. We have had similar requests before. I have added it to our feature request system here at FXhome so we can consider it for future versions.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Jack
Posted: Tue, 17th Mar 2009, 5:51pm

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Mondo

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Cool!
Posted: Tue, 17th Mar 2009, 7:00pm

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Bflat5

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That would be pretty cool!!
Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 10:21am

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xtremed

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i now use camera control pro with the nikon camera so the picture is being transfered directly to my harddrive. Then i just import it in Photokey and edit it, it takes me 1 minute to take the picture, edit it and print it at 10x15cm glossy paper. Ideal for events but direct import in Photokey would be so great!
Posted: Mon, 13th Apr 2009, 5:14am

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anim8r21

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Please put this high on the list of new features! My last employer used a different (and very expensive) program that could do this, and I miss that feature. Of course for the money I'm saving, I can live without it, but if you can do it, GREAT!
Posted: Mon, 13th Apr 2009, 1:45pm

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Mondo

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For those shooting with a Nikon and don't want to spend the money on Nikon's Camera Control pgm, I found a pgm on E-bay called Tether Pro from some company in Oxford, UK. It's only $36 and some change. I used it this weekend to do a Relay For Life Fund Raiser and it worked fantastic. It is simple to set up and use. The instruction manuel is easy to understand and best of all it was only $36.00 and some change. I saved all my portraits to a chip and when I was done I imported them to Photo Key and I was done within minutes. But at the shoot, the question was still...are you putting a background on it, what kind of background is it...etc. etc. Being able to shoot right into Photo key would just be AWESOME!!! To buy the programs just got to ebay and search Tether Pro. It should come up.
Posted: Sat, 12th Feb 2011, 2:05am

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jonecool

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I realize this thread is a little old here, but if you use a Nikon camera, please see my recent post here: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44350

It may be helpful to you.
Posted: Sat, 12th Feb 2011, 3:46pm

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Mondo

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Another easy method and nothing to buy is just using windows..I recently found out that I can tether my camera (Nikon D50) to my latptop or PC tower through a USB port and windows xp will read the camera as just another hard drive...double click on "My Computer" find the Camera drive and double click on it..it will show the folder on your camera...double click on that and it will show the contents of that folder..shoot away and as you shoot...pics are added to that folder..you can view them on your screen as they show up.double click on a photo and it will enlarge..once completed with the shoot...all your photos are on your camera chip...download to your pc and add them to photokey and process away...this came in really handy when my laptop crashed and I was having problems with my other tethered program..but having these pics imported right into photo key would still be awesome...maybe someday..
Posted: Wed, 8th Jun 2011, 5:03pm

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MamaCas

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I got an Eye Fi card for my D3000. After installing it to access my router, I then set it up to send my pictures straight to a folder on my pc. You can change the set-up whenever you like. For instance if you are doing regular portraits you can have the pictures upload to a designated folder, by name, date, etc. For my Green screen pictures, I have a seperate folder and when I import to greenscreen the pictures are already in the first folder I click on. Because my Eye Fi card is in my camera I never have to take it out to upload. The pics just automatically begin uploading to my computer as soon as I start shooting. if I am not at home, when I do return, the pictures begin uploading as soon as the EyeFi card comes into the area of my internet connection. It's great...I shoot in the living room (home studio) and the computer (in my dining room) already has the pictures on it when I finish. The card also allows you to upload to other sites But I didn't really pay much attention to that...yet. The card I bought was only 50 dollars for 4 gigs. They have other sizes and features too but thisone is good enough for me. Also, there is a feature that lets you have endless shooting mode by deleting pictures that have already uploaded if you beging running out of space, but you have to set it up to do that.