Lightroom Plugin for K-1 Announced
Capture and view images via USB
Ricoh Imaging has officially announced version 1.1.0 of its Pentax Lightroom tethering plugin, which adds support for the full-frame Pentax K-1 on top of existing compatibility with the medium-format 645Z. The tethering plugin lets users instantly view and edit captured photos through a USB connection. Rumors of this plugin have been circulating ever since a beta version was demonstrated at trade shows across the US and Japan.
In addition, this update makes it possible to simultaneously save photos to the SD card while tethered. To take advantage of this new feature, K-1 and 645Z users must apply a firmware update (soon to be released).
The new version of the plugin is expected to be released by the end of May, 2016. It will be available for download for free from the official Pentax software site once released, along with the corresponding firmware updates for the K-1 and 645Z. The plugin will work with Adobe Lightroom 6 as well as Lightroom CC.
Note that further wired tethering functionality is offered through the Image Transmitter 2 software, which is sold separately.
The Pentax K-1 also has built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting with the free Image Sync Android/iOS app. The 645Z can be controlled wirelessly through a web browser with the optional O-FC1 FluCard accessory.
PENTAX Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®
Plug-in to enhance commercial photo shooting,
updated to Ver.1.1.0 to accommodate the PENTAX K-1
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the Version 1.1.0 update of the PENTAX Tethered Capture Plug-In for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®. This plug-in is designed to enhance the tethered capture capabilities of PENTAX digital SLR cameras. In addition to some new features, the update will also allow the plug-in to accommodate the new PENTAX K-1 digital SLR camera (scheduled to be launched on April 28, 2016).
Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® is the photo development, manipulation and organizational software favored by many professionals. Provided as a plug-in, the Tethered Capture function allows users to automatically transfer images from the camera to a computer via USB. Users can also open up a new image on a larger computer monitor, or even release the camera's shutter from the computer.
This update also provides a new feature, which writes image data to an SD memory card in the camera body, while also transferring the data to the computer. Since this updated version is compatible not only with the PENTAX 645Z but also the PENTAX K-1*, our newest camera, PENTAX K-1 users can take advantage of the versatile Tethered Capture function to further enhance the use of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®.
Also, by updating IMAGE Transmitter 2 -- PENTAX optional software for remote camera control and image transfer using a computer -- to the latest Version 2.2.0, the user can add the PENTAX K-1 to the list of compatible cameras. Please access the RICOH IMAGING official website for details.
*The camera's firmware must be updated to the latest version.
New version: 1.1.0
Release date: May 31, 2016
Compatible cameras:PENTAX 645Z and PENTAX K-1
Note: Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® must be purchased separately in order to use the PENTAX Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (Simple Version) application.
See our Pentax firmware update guide for information on upgrading your camera's firmware.