iPhone 6/6 Plus Support in Mark II Artist's Viewfinder 4.0


Version 4.0 of the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder is now available on the App Store. This update adds support for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, introduces first-class iPad support and improves iOS 8 compatibility.

Existing Mark II Artist's Viewfinder users can download the update free of charge. Upgrades are available for Viewfinder Basic, Pro and Cine edition owners.

For more information check the press release and visit the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder microsite.

Introducing Viewfinder Upgrades


Buy the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder at a reduced price if you already purchased Viewfinder Pro, Cine or Basic editions. Upgrades are handled through the recently introduced feature of the App Store: App Bundles.

Just open the respective upgrade bundle and tap or click "Complete My Bundle" in the App Store. Upgrade prices are based on the amount you spent on the original purchase — the more you paid for the original app the less you are charged for the upgrade.

For more information please visit the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder Upgrade page.

ShutterCount Supports the Canon EOS 7D Mark II


The latest update of our ShutterCount app adds support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The upgrade is free for existing ShutterCount users.

Version 1.3 for Mac OS X is available through the Mac App Store. Version 1.1 for Windows is available through the app's built-in auto-update feature (click Check for Updates... in the Help menu).

New users can download the app for €2.69 / $2.99 / £1.99 from the Mac App Store for Mac OS X, or directly from the app's home page for Windows.

We have also updated our FAQ with the list of expected shutter life numbers for the cameras that ShutterCount supports.

Visit Us at Photokina 2014


We are pleased to announce that DIRE Studio will be participating in Photokina 2014, the world's largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries, held in Cologne, Germany from September 16-21.

Meet us in person and try out our entire range of photographic software products! We will welcome all visitors to experience for themselves the innovation that underpins our apps.

The DIRE Studio booth is located in Hall 9.1, Stand C.029a.

Photokina discounts are now live! Click here for details.

ShutterCount is Now Available for Windows


ShutterCount, our app that displays the number of shutter actuations (the shutter count) of your Canon EOS digital camera, is now available for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users. It looks and works the same way the Mac version does, except that history logging is not (yet) available in the Windows version.

Pricing also matches the Mac version’s (€2.69 / $2.99 / £1.99), and the Windows version can be purchased directly from the app's page. You can activate each license on two computers simultaneously, and there’s no limit on the number of cameras you can read, nor the number of readings you can perform on a camera.

Camera compatibility is also detailed on the ShutterCount web page.

Album Enhancements in Mark II Artist's Viewfinder 3.3


Version 3.3 of the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder is now available on the App Store. This update enhances the app's built-in album — including uploading to Dropbox — and adds new cameras to the database.

Enhancements include: ability to turn off full resolution images to save space, ability to select all views, automatic export to the Camera Roll, uploading to Dropbox and selectable map type.

ShutterCount 1.2 Brings History Logging


Version 1.2 of ShutterCount, our app that displays the number of shutter actuations (the shutter count) of your Canon EOS digital camera, adds history logging as well as support for additional cameras. Logs are stored in CSV format that can be imported into Apple’s Numbers or Microsoft Excel for further processing. You can also easily share your camera’s shutter count with your friends or a potential buyer (requires OS X 10.8 or later).

Newly supported cameras are: Canon EOS-1D C, EOS 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss X3, EOS 1000D / Rebel XS / Kiss F and EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 / Kiss X70.

It is available on the Mac App Store for $2.99. The upgrade is free for existing users.

Viewfinder Handbook 2nd Edition

Partly rewritten and expanded to cover version 3.1 of the Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder and ALPA eFinder II, the 2nd Edition is recommended to both new users and veterans of the old app — as the Mark II brought lots of changes.

New main screen, wide converter support and simulated equipment setup (now called virtual cameras) being the three most important areas.

The handbook is a 14 MB PDF file, optimized for viewing on iPads. But because it’s a PDF, you can read it on any device, be it a tablet, a Mac or a PC, and in numerous PDF reader applications.

It can be downloaded free of charge from the Mark II’s web site.

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