Updated January 26, 2020


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Control your Camera with your PC

  • Save Time and Money with Advanced Workflows
  • Get the Shot with our Easy Triggers
  • 60 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Includes Three Licenses

Control your Camera with your PC

Unleash your Nikon DSLR Today

  • Save Time and Money with Advanced Workflows.
  • Get the Shot with our Easy Triggers.
  • 60 Day Money-Back Guarantee.
  • Includes three licenses.

Used by thousands of photographers in studios, movie sets, museums, laboratories, schools and backyards worldwide.

Compose the
with Live View

Reduce re-shoots and post-processing by using live view in a window or full-screen or even on another monitor to make sure your composition and exposure is perfect before you take the shot. You can even capture an image with motion detection.

Remotely autofocus or manually adjust the focus without touching the camera. Includes copystand mode, compositional guides, focus peaking, inner and outer exposure markers, overlays, slide simulation, jitter reduction, rotation overrides and cropping.

And if you are shooting with strobes and find the live view is too dark, you can bump up the brightness so that you can compose with ease.

Review and Your Images

Use the built-in Image Browser to check your focus, exposure, composition and metadata.

You can even detach it or spawn a second image browser and put it on another monitor.

Select from over 100 color themes to find a look that is best for you.

Adjust Settings and Shoot

With tethering, you avoid the problem of bumping your carefully composed shot when you need to adjust camera settings.

All you need to do is point and click to adjust your settings on the ControlMyNikon screen and you are good to go.

  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • Compensation
  • ISO
  • Exposure Mode (Manual, Aperture, Shutter)
  • Exposure Delay
  • White Balance
  • Image Format

And when you are ready to shoot, just click on the Shoot buttons or use the camera shutter release, mouse, keyboard or one of our configurable triggers.

And if you would like to re-use these particular settings later, save them as a Profile. You can use profiles to quickly restore all your settings instead of setting each item again.

Save Time with

Use our powerful workflows to guide you through complex image capture scenarios.

  • HDR - Capture a series of images with varying shutter speed.
  • Bulb – Capture an image using bulb mode.
  • Burst – Quickly capture a series of images using continuous mode.
  • Pulse – Capture an image every x seconds.
  • Batch – Embed your own data into image folder/filenames and IPTC fields. Can be used with a barcode reader.
  • Time-lapse – Capture a series of images over time.
  • Stop-motion – Capture a series image for making a stop-motion video.
  • Long Exposure – Capture a very long exposure.
  • Focus Stacking – Capture a series of images of limited depth of field that can be combined for greater depth of field.

A for Every Occasion

Use our powerful triggers to get those hard to get shots.

  • Web – shoot from your smartphone or browser. Perfect for when you need a remote.
  • Sound – shoot when a noise is detected.
  • TCP/IP – shoot when a command is received from a custom app.
  • Speech – shoot when you speak a word or phrase. Great for hand-holding lights and shooting at the same time.
  • Motion – shoot when motion is detected during live view. Now you can literally capture images of those elusive backyard birds while you are off doing something else. Many of our users do this, with great results.
  • Powerpoint Remote – shoot when a button is pressed. A great inexpensive remote that can be used during live view.

Keep Your Images

  • Dynamic File and Folder Names - Take advantage of ControlMyNikon’s extensive options for naming files and folders. Use numbering, dates and even embed data from batch shooting sessions. File and folder names modified by a barcode? Yes, it can do that too.
  • Backing Up - For safe keeping, use ControlMyNikon’s optional mirroring function to transfer a copy of your captured image to another location, such as a network or USB drive.

Save Time with

  • Perfect for those product, school, lab or other shoot that requires accurate record keeping. With the batch shooting feature, you can import a data file in advance of your shoot or query a live database and have ControlMyNikon embed the data into your image filename, folder name and metadata. If you don’t have a data file, you can embed the barcode instead.
  • Use an optional barcode scanner for bulletproof data entry. Keeping all those images organized has never been so easy.
  • You can even trigger the shutter automatically when you scan the barcode.

"Simply a Miracle"

Derek G.
Pro Photographer

"Pretty darn useful"

Filmmaker at BOTD

Prolific Profiles

Make changes to the camera settings and then save it as a profile. You can have as many profiles as you like and switch profiles when needed. This saves a lot of time.

Windowed Wonderful...ness

Detach the live view, image browser, or both and arrange them on other monitors. Or clone the live view and image browser windows so that they can exist on separate monitors.

Integrate it

Send commands to ControlMyNikon via your own app, or send each image after capture for further post-processing via batch file.

Marvellous Metadata

Embed your own data into IPTC fields for each image. If using the Batch Workflow, you can even embed data from your barcode or linked data.

Copystand Clarity

Use live view’s Copystand mode so that you can easily compose by moving the subject on the copystand. Move it right and moves right in live view, etc.

Calibrate White Balance

Easily capture and assign a white balance to your custom white balance settings. Use a white or grey card of your choice.

Take the Shortcut

Use the built-in shortcuts and customize your own for pretty well every function.

Multi-threaded Performance

Camera communication image processing run on their own threads for maximum performance on multi-core cpu’s.


Capture images by using a separate DSUSB device. Great for long-exposure captures for those cameras that don’t allow tethered bulb shooting.

Use a Stackshot

Use the StackShot motorized rail to move your camera for focus stacking. Great if you don’t have a lens with a CPU-controlled focus motor.

SDK Satisfaction

Uses Nikon’s official Software Development Kit so you know that the camera is controlled in a safe, Nikon-approved manner.

It's Pretty

Customize the look and feel by choosing from over 100 themes and adjustable font sizes. Your eyes will be much happier.

Print it

Print contact sheets right from the image browser.

Tutorial Videos, Knowledge Base and Help

Over thirty tutorial videos, a full knowledge base and online and in-app help will get you up and running in no time.

Model car photos with permission by Brian Watson.
1934 Ford So-Cal Coupe, 1:18 scale. Length: 8.75", Width: 3.75", Height: 2.75". Manufacturer: GMP. Date Issued: May 2004.
Camera/Lens/Set-up: Nikon D700, Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm F2.8G ED.
Utilized ControlMyNikon and Focus Stacking along with Zerene Stacker.
Background: MYSTUDIO® MS32CYC, 32″ X 32″ X 16″, white, LED lighting 5000K.
Post processing: Skylum/Luminar & Adobe Photoshop.

Your answer is behind one of these three doors.

Tutorial Videos

A great way to learn how to use ControlMyNikon. Just sit back and watch us set it up and use it in games.

Knowledge Base

Lots of great articles with tips and tricks on how to get the most out of ControlMyNikon.


Find answers to issues and questions that others have encountered or post your own.