FUJIFILM X Acquire Tethered Shooting Software


Once connecting a compatible X Series  or GFX camera to a Mac or PC, the FUJIFILM X Acquire enables users to transfer images taken with the camera to the Mac or PC and save them in a specified folder. The software can be downloaded from the FUJIFILM website for free.


Cameras Supporting Tethering


 All Versions


 Ver.3.10 or later


 Ver.1.10 or later 

Supported OS


 Windows7 SP1, 8.1, 10


 Mac OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6, macOS 10.12



Double-click on the downloaded file to install.

Install the FUJIFILM X Acquire by following the instructions in the window.

Drag the FUJIFILM X Acquire icon to the Application folder.

User Guide 1 - Preparing for Tethered Shooting

1. Put the camera in tether operation mode.

X-T1: In the SET-UP menu, go to the USB MODE, and select PC SHOOT AUTO.
Other Cameras: In the SET UP menu, go to [CONNECTION SETTING] > [PC SHOOT MODE] and select USB AUTO. 

Other cameras

In the AUTO settings (PC SHOOT AUTO / USB AUTO), the camera acts normally when not connected to a Mac or PC, and goes into the tethered shooting mode when connected to a Mac or PC. Note that when the camera is in its default state of tethered shooting, it does not record images to its memory card.
* During tethered shooting with the camera in the AUTO (PC SHOOT AUTO / USB AUTO) mode, if you unplug the USB cable connecting your camera and computer while there are still images in the camera awaiting transfer to the connected Mac or PC, the camera goes back into normal mode, resulting in the loss of the images awaiting transfer.  You can avoid losing images this way by selecting the FIXED settings (PC SHOOT FIXED / USB FIXED). However, in this case, the camera stays in the tethered shooting mode regardless of whether any USB cable is connected. 

2. Use a USB cable to connect the camera with your Mac or PC

3. Launch FUJIFILM X Acquire

The FUJIFILM X Acquire runs in the menu bar (for Mac) / taskbar (for Windows).

You need to specify the destination folder when you run FUJIFILM X Acquire for the first time. Follow the instructions in the window and specify the destination folder. You can re-select the destination folder again later from the FUJIFILM X Acquire icon in the menu bar (for Mac) / taskbar (for Windows).

Once turning the camera ON, FUJIFILM X Acquire connects the camera automatically, and transfers and saves captured images automatically to the specified destination folder.

In the Preferences window, select the [File Type] tab.

The top half allows you to specify file formats to be transferred to and saved in your Mac or PC, while the bottom half allows you to specify file formats to be saved to a memory card in your camera.  Even if you specify to save captured images in a memory card, they will not be recorded there if no memory card is inserted into the camera.

User Guide 3 - Showing the Window

You can check camera settings by showing the window. From the FUJIFILM X Acquire icon in the menu bar (for Mac) / taskbar (for Windows), select [Show Window].

User Guide 4 - Exit

From the FUJIFILM X Acquire icon in the menu bar (for Mac) / taskbar (for Windows), select [Exit].


Mac Version
Windows Version

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