Today Olympus announced the release of its Olympus Capture software, which is designed to bring tethering to owners of the OM-D E-M1. The software, along with the new E-M1 firmware 2.0, was announced last week at Photokina, but today photographers can finally take advantage of the new feature set.

Olympus Capture works by tethering your E-M1 camera to your PC or Mac via a compatible USB 2.0 cable. Once tethered, users can choose to control their camera from the body itself or from a computer with the software installed; it is important to note that the latest firmware 2.0 is required.

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The software gives complete remote capabilities over the E-M1, including the ability to adjust manual and automatic focus, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation, and various shooting modes. For those shooting in an environment with multiple flashes, the software can also adjust settings of up to four compatible flash units. 

Olympus Capture also includes other features, such as the ability to overlay existing images when shooting, view active highlight/shadow information, various grid displays, focus point selection, and aperture preview.

Users can also capture photographs directly from their E-M1, and have them imported into other compatible software, including Adobe Lightroom and Capture One Pro.