5.0 Tiger not working on Vista or Win7?

If you find that the Camera Control 5.0 script is not working at all on Vista or Win7 it probably is because it is trying to properly set the jpg/raw status during camera initialization and that doesn’t always work properly on non-XP systems.

Because this messes up the whole script camera initialization other things stop working as well.  So try this beta version where I have turned off the error checking for that suspect line:

DIYPhotoBits.com Camera Control 5.1 beta

Please let me know in the comments if this helps, and if so I’ll release it in proper packaged format.

DIYPhotobits Camera Control 5.0 – Tiger

Happy Lunar New Year to those of you who celebrate it, and welcome to the Year of the Tiger release of DIYPhotobits Camera Control!

Download 5.0 here

DIYPhotobits Camera Control 5.0 – The Tiger Release – gets a new major version number (from 4 to 5) to reflect several important new enhancements, plus a “.0” to show that this is new stuff and not as well tested as I would have liked.

I’ve actually had this code on my disk for a while now but due to various interruptions I have not had time to complete testing or release it before now.  And to be honest, I’m actually releasing it here without additional testing because I’m seeing plenty of comments from people who have problems that the new version should fix.

Changelog 5.0:

  • Fixed the bug where the preview size doesn’t change during a tethered download preview.  Thanks to Frank.
  • Save the raw vs jpg setting between sessions
  • Save preview size between sessions
  • Save tethered status between sessions
  • Image viewer to view previous shots (jpg only)
  • Flagging/selection of files via file renaming so that sort-by-filename will show flagged files
  • Display latest jpg when downloading jpg+raw
  • Bracketing in manual mode via changing shutter speed
  • Change exposure compensation code so that it should work for negative values in Vista
  • Post processing command either automatically or via viewer
  • Bug fixes to savings settings in registry
  • Add more choices to preview size
  • Added more help links

Well there you go, I’m sure there will be bugs but I hope the new features will be of use to someone.

When I get some more time (haa haa) I’ll try to put together a tutorial video that shows everything working together as I realize the lack of a manual or explanation makes it hard use.

Download 5.0 here

DIYPhotobits.com Camera Control 4.1 – Dog Food

Changes in 4.1 – the “Eat your own dog food” release of DIYPhotobits.com Camera Control.


– allow fractional bracketing by changing Cint to Cdbl

– don’t crash on line 157 if there is nothing to download

– removed the “download immediately” function and changed things so that the normal tether does this function
– fixed the bug where push external viewer doesn’t work unless you explicitly choose the output folder

Download it here.