Transfer & Tagging 4+

Pro sports/news photographers

Sony Corporation

    • 2.0 • 47 Ratings
    • Free



A free application for professional sports and news photographers using a Sony camera that speeds up the workflow of transferring still images . You can deliver images instantly on location anytime and anywhere without having to open your PC/Mac.
See here for supported cameras and smartphones.

You must sign in using Sony Account to use this application.

■ Using the function of transferring still images to a smartphone/tablet that works with your camera, you can deliver images quickly without losing concentration while taking photos
・Wireless background transfers to smartphones/tablets is possible using the camera FTP transfer function.
 - While maintaining continuous shooting performance, you can transfer still images in the background to a smartphone even while taking photos. *1
・You can also import still images transferred by Imaging Edge Mobile.

■ Text input of tags/captions for still images can be entered quickly using voice input and shortcut functions
・Hands-free high-speed caption input possible with voice recognition. (Only available in regions where Google services are available)
・After importing images with Voice Memos from a camera, the app can now automatically convert the speech into text as IPTC Metadata. *2
By using this feature with Auto FTP Upload together, you can embed text information in images with Voice Memos and upload them without operating the smartphone. (Only available in regions where Google services are available)
・The accuracy of voice recognition is continuously improved through machine learning of caption information that is entered. (English and Japanese only)
・By using a shortcut to call a pre-registered word in the Caption Glossary, names that are easily mistaken can be quickly entered.
・When transferring still images, you can automatically assign preset tags/captions at once to efficiently enter data.
・Tags/captions support the IPTC metadata*3 standard which is commonly used in news and sports coverage.
・You can customize which items are displayed for the IPTC Metadata that are used within the application.

■ Presets and other various functions enable even faster and reliable delivery work
・Up to 50 IPTC Metadata Presets can be registered. The appropriate IPTC metadata can be immediately brought up according to the subject.
・Even in an environment where a Wi-Fi or wired LAN is not available, images can be delivered using the mobile/carrier line of your smartphone.
・You can write FTP settings created on the application to your camera. *4

■ Notes
- Supported operating systems: iOS 15.7-16.3
- This app is not guaranteed to work with all smartphones/tablets.
- Features/Functions available for this app vary depending on the camera you are using.
- For supported models and information on features/functions, see the support page below.

*1 The camera software must be updated to use this function. See here for supported devices.
*2 Voice Memo exceeding 50 seconds cannot be converted to text. For supported models, please see:
*3 IPTC metadata is a standard of metadata included in digital images, formulated by IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council).
*4 For supported models, please see:

What’s New

Version 1.8.1

Fixes an issue where saved FTP credentials to be lost.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

VeinMere ,

Unable the pair with all Sony cameras

Seems to work ok but needs improvement on the organization of photos as you take them. Would be great if it worked to automatically show you the photos as you take them, always displaying the latest. I was able to pair with the A7III with no problem but the program refuses to see the A7RIV. Both cameras work on the ImagingEdge Mobile on two different iOS devices. Issue appears to be with this particular app. Went through the troubleshooting process and issue still occurs.

Alpha Intercept ,

Almost pointless on iPhones, thanks to Apple

The app relies on a Wi-Fi connection to the camera to FTP JPEGs. When there is no access point available, as is often the case for most of this app’s intended users, the app must use the phone’s hotspot to create an access point for the cameras.

The problem is that iPhones automatically turn off their hotspots when it detects no active connections. Every time this happens I have to take the phone out, re-enable the hotspot and restart the FTP server in the app. This happens when the camera idles to sleep, is turned off or has the FTP power save function enabled — in other words: All. The. Freaking. Time.

Do not fault Sony for this because it is Apple who forces this on users without an option to disable the timeout.

I’m sure this is less of an issue for sports photographers who have thousands of images transferring slowly enough that the hotspot connection never times out. But for photographers with more sporadic transfers like news photographers, this app is a no-go on the iPhone.

BurgundyRam ,

A Step Back!

This app used to give me a professional edge by downloading from camera to phone. Now, I have no clue what is going on with the app and it is not user friendly. I used to choose pics from my camera, open the wifi setting on my phone and then open the app and the shots would download. No the app just has a home screen that is a bunch of technical jargon and worst yet, nothing downloads and it’s too complex to figure out.

GET RID OF THIS APP OR CREATE A VERSION LIKE THE OLD. This is useless and I’m losing productivity.

App Privacy

The developer, Sony Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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