macOS Catalina and more

Head over to the Mac App Store and download the new version 1.7 of Sofortbild to enjoy full compatibility with macOS Catalina. It also features a huge number of bugfixes and includes support for several new camera models:

  • Nikon D6
  • Nikon D780
  • Nikon Z6
  • Nikon Z7
  • Nikon Z50

We hope you like the new version.

Please consider making a contribution via PayPal to support the future development of Sofortbild.

Sofortbild 1.4 Beta 2 for D610

A new Sofortbild beta is out, this time adding support for the Nikon D610, in addition to what b1 had to offer. Please sign up on HockeyApp if you have a D610 and are willing to test. One or two more testers for D4s and Df wouldn’t hurt either. Thank you!

In the meantime, Nikon released their development kit for the D5500, but unfortunately it differs quite a lot from previous SDKs, so there’s no easy or quick way to integrate it. We are looking into possible solutions, but it’ll take a while. Sorry about that.

Nikon has also announced the brand-new D7200, but that isn’t even shipping yet, so no need to ask us for support. A software development kit for third parties might still be months out. Given the changes for the D5500, we have to assume that this one will also be very hard to support.

Sofortbild 1.4 Beta 1

Good news, finally! We have a first beta version of Sofortbild 1.4 available that supports a whole bunch of new camera models:

  • D810
  • D750
  • D5300
  • D4s
  • Df

Unfortunately the D610 slipped through for now and the SDK for the D5500 has just been released the other day, so that’s also still missing. A future beta will include those two. Thanks for your patience!

If you are willing to help us test and make sure that the above models work as expected, please sign up at HockeyApp now.

Finally, we have a shiny new Donation page. If you have been using Sofortbild for some time or want to encourage us to keep up the work, please consider donating a reasonable amount to the development of Sofortbild. Thank you very much in advance!

Sofortbild 1.3

After a very long delay, Sofortbild 1.3 is now available for download on the Mac App Store.
The changes:

  • Sofortbild is now compatible with the Mac OS X sandboxing security model. This major change is required by Apple for apps distributed on the Mac App Store.
  • Added support for D5200. This had been previously released as version 1.2.9 as direct download.
  • Fixed issues with D800(E) and D600. This had also been release as part of version 1.2.9.

The second major change is that Sofortbild moved into a new home. Stefan Hafeneger, the original developer of Sofortbild can no longer maintain the product. More on that transition later…

Sofortbild v1.2.9 fixes D800(E)/D600 issues and adds D5200 support

Sofortbild v1.2.9 is now available as download on the website. It finally fixes the D800(E)/D600 issue and also adds support for the D5200.

I am having some difficulties submitting the same version to the Mac App Store. That is why the version on the Mac App Store is older.

PS: I still get a lot of requests for D3X00 support. Nikon does not provide camera drivers for those models. As long as Sofortbild relies on these camera drivers, I won’t be able to add support for these models. Sorry about that.

Sofortbild v1.2.5 adds support for D4, D800 and D800E

Sofortbild v1.2.5 is available now on the website and the Mac App Store. Sorry for the delay, but I started to work full-time in the meantime (for a well know company in Cupertino) and am not allowed to add features to Sofortbild myself anymore. So instead a friend a mine added the support. Anyway, you can now use Sofortbild with your brand new Nikon cameras.