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Remote Release Alternatives

Remote Release is described as 'Remote releasing is using a remote control to activate the shutter of the camera. This is to prevent shaking the camera, and is often used with bulb shots and/or tripods' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Remote Release for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is digiCamControl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Remote Release are Entangle, qStopMotion, qDslrDashboard and CaptureGRID.

This page was last updated Jun 21, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Android

Remote releasing is using a remote control to activate the shutter of the camera. This is to prevent shaking the camera,...

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  1. digiCamControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A DSLR camera remote control open source software.

  2. Entangle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Entangle provides a graphical interface for “tethered shooting”, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer.

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  3. qStopMotion

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    qStopMotion is a free application for creating stop-motion animation movies. The users will be able to create stop-motions from pictures imported from a camera or from the harddrive and export the animation to different video formats such as mpeg or avi.

  4. qDslrDashboard

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi

    qDslrDashboard is a cross platform application for controlling Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras. It uses the PTP and PTP/IP protocol to communicate with the connected DSLR camera. Currently qDslrDashboard is available for Android, iOS, Linux, OSX and Windows platforms.

  5. CaptureGRID

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Smart Shooter allows you to fully control your camera from your PC, giving you freedom to explore and experiment to help take the perfect picture.



  6. Stop Motion Capture

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Stop Motion Capture animates a video from single frames. It uses your digi cam to capture these photos. Furthermore it contains various technologies, such as onion skin, bluescreen or export.

  7. Multican

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    a Canon EOS class remote control utility which is able to remote control 350D, 300D, 30D, 20D and 5D. It is possible to control more of such cameras in the same time up to six cameras attached. Multican allows scripted remote control of multiple cameras.

  8. gphoto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    gPhoto2 is a free, redistributable, ready to use set of digital camera software applications for Unix-like systems, written by a whole team of dedicated volunteers around the world. It supports more than 1400 cameras

  9. DSLR Controller

    • Android

    DSLR Controller is the first and only app that allows you to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device, with nothing more than a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, no Wi-Fi required.

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  10. Sofortbild

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Sofortbild is a native macOS app for tethered shooting using Nikon DSLR cameras.

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