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Hi all,


I have been shooting with a Nikon D2Xs for years, and my eyes are getting older, and it's tougher for me to view the small LCD screen images, like I use to.   I have a 10 foot tether cable for the camera, and I am just wondering if there is a SIMPLE program (freeware) out there, that when I snap a photo with my camera and have it tethered to my laptop, that the photo will "pop up" on my computer screen, so I can view it better.   Also, should I have the camera setting set to "mass storage" or "PTP"  in the camera menu?


Thanks for any help. 


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Which operating system are you using?


I quite like DigicamControl which is freeware for Windows, but your camera isn't listed as supported. Might be worth trying anyway.


Easy to use, free solution for complex camera control | digiCamControl



This page will help you find out what's available for any given system and camera combination.


Tethering Software for DSLR Cameras – Tether Tools



Unfortunately there don't seem to be any good free programs for Mac unless I'm missing something - I've been trying to find one for my laptop for ages, but everything I've seen has been slow or unworkable on a fairly old MacBook Pro. I ended up installing Windows as a Bootcamp partition and using DigiCam Control. SofortBild seems to be the closest Mac program similar to DigicamControl, but it's painfully slow.


SofortBild – Tether Tools


Annoyingly, Canon's own program is free and works on Mac and PC, but only works for Canon cameras, of course.