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How to Instantly and Wirelessly Pull Photos into Lightroom as You Take Them

The ability to pull photos out of your camera and onto your computer wirelessly is an incredibly useful tool that many photographers use, but what if you could pull those photos instantly into Lightroom right there on-location? Well, it turns out you can, and it’s not all that complicated either.

In his latest blog post, photographer Benjamin Von Wong explains how Nikon and Canon users can do this using the popular CamRanger gadget and just a few quick settings adjustments on the computer side of things.

Basically, all you have to do is set the CamRanger to automatically download images into a folder of your choice as you take them, and then set up Auto Import in Lightroom using that same folder as the source.

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And that’s it! Photos are immediately pulled into Lightroom as you take them so that you can crop, apply presets and show off closer-to-final shots to your clients right then and there.

(Note: You can also do this with an EyeFi card or really any system that lets you automatically send photos wirelessly to your computer, Von Wong just swears by the CamRanger as the most reliable method).

If you’d like to set this up for yourself, head over to B&H to pick up your own CamRanger, then either watch the video above and/or check out the full step-by-step guide with pictures over on Von Wong’s blog by clicking here.