After playing around a bit with the new Adobe Lightroom Tethering Plugin PRO for the Fujifilm X-T2 (see this blog post) I was wondering if there is a way of wireless WiFi tethering the Fujifilm X-T2 (or Fujifilm X-Pro2) to Adobe Lightroom CC. And in fact there is!
Download the plugin from Frank’s website, unzip it and copy the WiFiImport.lrplugin file to a folder of your choice. I did choose the same folder where also the tether_fujifilm_pro.lrplugin file is installed, so stuff stays organized and I can easily find it later.
Now start Adobe Lightroom CC and head over to the plugin manager (File > Plug-in Manager…) to set the plugin up:
Basically what you have to do is choose if you’re using a Transcend or Toshiba WiFi SD card. That’s about it. Hit ‘Done.’
Insert your wifi SD card into the Fujifilm X-Pro2, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X-T20 or any other camera that has an SD card slot and turn the camera on. Now comes the most important part: Connect your computer to the wireless network of your wifi SD card. You do this like you would connect your computer to any other wireless network: choose the wireless network and type in its password.
To start shooting tethered wirelessly with the Fujifilm X-T2 go to the menue File > Plug-in Extras in Lightroom. You can choose from two options of importing with the WiFiImport Lightroom Plugin: Shoot and Import or Import by Date.
In Shoot and Import you type in the IP address of your SD card and select the directory where you want the images to be stored (RAW or JPEG or both). You can even add keywords or apply presets during import:
Now you’re good to go! Take a picture with your Fujifilm X-T2 or Fujifilm X-Pro2 and watch how your images show up magically in Adobe Lightroom CC. This wireless tethering workflow doesn’t involve to use Lightroom’s Auto Import feature via a watched folder. The WiFiImport Lightroom Plugin is taking care of everything.
It’s needless to say that the best, fastest and most stable way to tether a camera to a computer is still a physical cable. But there might be cases where tethering wirelessly comes in handy.
If you like the plugin please donate to the author Frank Eberle: Make-A-Donation
(Tested on a Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.7)