Profoto Control Desktop 4+


    • 1.5 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Profoto Control Desktop app has been created for the modern, connected photographers that want to get the most out of their creative workflow – whether using a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. This is the Profoto experience at its best.

Connect to your remote or directly to any Air 2 compatible lights and control up to 6 separate groups of light for ultimate flexibility and get a complete overview from a clean and easy-to-use interface.

Deliver fast and consistent lighting by creating presets of your custom-designed setups. This enables you to keep your lighting to what you plan throughout the shoot and fine tune along the way.

Experiment with different lighting setups to create the unique shot you envision. The Control Desktop app helps you increase efficiency in your workflow by managing every light setting right from your desktop. Use it side-by-side with your tethering software to take advantage of the comfort of having it all in one place.

Profoto Control Desktop requires that you run macOS 11 or later on your computer.

Key features*:

View and control all Profoto Bluetooth-enabled products from your desktop. Control and finetune each light until you get it just right.

Add custom text labels to each Air group when you use Connect remotes, select and switch easily between groups and use keyboard shortcuts to set flash power.

Save settings from your remote when it runs in Air 2 mode to create presets. Add text notes and attach images for clarification. Instantly apply or switch between saved presets with a single tap or click.

The latest updates for Profoto Bluetooth-enabled products are available with a simple click. Update quickly from the app, so you are ready to shoot with the latest, improved firmware.

Ultimately, this app lets you be as creative as you can be.

Please send your feedback and feature ideas to!
Profoto team.

* Supported Profoto products:
Profoto Connect
Profoto Connect Pro
Profoto C1
Profoto C1 Plus
Profoto A10
Profoto A2
Profoto B10-series lights
Profoto D2 and D2i (when use together with Connect or Connect Pro)
Profoto Pro-11

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

Dear light shapers,

Version 1.1.1 is bringing numerous small improvements, among those:
- Open saved images in presets in preview mode
- Improved search function for presets
- Ability to show the app as main window

In addition, some minor bugs have been fixed.

Please send questions and feedback to,

Profoto team.

Ratings and Reviews

1.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

nikkieraj ,

Absurd Ridiculus Pricing

Sure way of annoying customers who pay a lot for the profoto equipment and then charged with a ridiculous amount for a remote control app which already exists on iOS. No extra features nothing special other than a petty mindset to earn a few dollars at the cost of customer dissatisfaction. Its surprising to see that management is willing to stake their years of reputation to come with such a pricing model.

Alessandriny ,

Subscription? No thanks.

a very marginally featured app with no active development, and the ludicrousness of a subscription. "Maybe" it would be a hit as a free version as an additional way to captivate exisiting and future users. I would pay perhaps 5 dollars a year if there was additional features (but how many you need to come up with to justify it?)
There is no server load to justify this.
Stop charging for this app.

frankie.marin ,

Ridiculous subscription fee

There's no way this app should cost this much to subscribe too. Feels greedy and disingenous of Profoto to even publish this.

App Privacy

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

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