Hi Andrea, it might be possible to accomplish this, but I think you'll be bumping up against some of the limits of the Lightroom SDK:
* It will be difficult to come up with a user interface that is attractive because we only really offer the option of modal dialogs.
* The only way to call through to someone else's library (such as the Kodak SDK) is to build a separate application process and call out to it. There are many Lightroom plug-ins (notably, Tim Armes' LR2/Mogrify) that do this today.
I'll consider this as a feature request for making this easier in a future version of Lightroom.
it would be a very interesting pro feature for Lightroom expecially for
Digital backs (consider the fact that kodak does not support anymore their
products.. but their products are very very diffused between pros).
The user interface is not such a problem if you don't want to implement live
view: at the end foundamental il
- Choose a destination folder on local drive for images
- Trigger the camera shoot
You could try my program (StudioTether) - it's available from my website www.mountainstorm.co.uk. It may work as it uses the underlying PTP protocol - if the digial back supports PTP then you may get lucky.
Unfortunately you wont be able to write a plugin in Lua as you can't load native code modules - you also have very very limited options for a GUI.
What I'd love is for Adobe to extend the API to allow native code modules (or even better IPC support to communicate with a server process) and ideally add the ability to create new "modes" so we could add a whole "Import" mode.
Rich, did you ever have success with Canon tethering?
no. I've got the official API but all my code talks PTP native, and
their is one custom Canon message which they use (to un-busy the
camera) which they don't document.
I'm actually working on a new codebase which will allow me to multiple
custom API's, so hopefully when I get that done I should have it