Along with today’s release of Sony a9 Firmware 5.00, Sony also dropped a pair of mobile apps. Imaging Edge Mobile now officially replaces PlayMemories Mobile (RIP) and adds the new Transfer & Tagging add-on. Both apps must work their way through the Apple & Google pipeline. If you already have PlayMemories Mobile, Imaging Edge Mobile will appear as an app update.
Imaging Edge Mobile is a free application that succeeds PlayMemories Mobile. It allows images/videos to be transferred to a smartphone/tablet, enables remote shooting, and provides location information to images captured by a camera. You can continue using the features/functions of PlayMemories Mobile with Imaging Edge Mobile.
Transfer Images from a Camera to a Smartphone
・You can transfer images/videos.
・After transferring, you can immediately share your high quality images on social networks or through email.
A smartphone and tablet application designed to help professionals by speeding up the transfer of still images.
Fast and efficient asset delivery using “FTP Background Transfer,” “Quick Tagging and Captioning.”
Supported devices (cameras)
a9 (ILCE-9) camera system software Ver. 5.0 or later
a7R III (ILCE-7RM3)
a7 III (ILCE-7M3)
Supported devices (cameras) for “FTP background transfer”
a9 (ILCE-9) camera system software Ver. 5.0 or later
PLEASE NOTE: Tagging & Transfer Add-on is only available in countries where the federal communication regulators in that country have approved it.
Recommended environment for operation
Android 7.0 – 9.0
iOS 11.4 – 12.1
Remote Shooting of a Camera using a Smartphone
・You can capture photos/videos remotely while checking the live view of a camera on a smartphone. *1
This is convenient for capturing night views or water flowing scenes which need long-exposure, or macro shooting in which you need to avoid to directly touch the camera.
*1 Models that support PlayMemories Camera Apps can use this feature by installing “Smart Remote Control” (in-camera app) on your camera in advance.
Record Location Information
・With cameras that have a location information linkage function, the location information acquired by the smartphone can be added to the captured image in your camera.
For supported models and detailed operation methods, see the support page.
・Even with cameras that do not have a location information linkage function, it is possible to add location information acquired by your smartphone to the photos saved on your smartphone during remote shooting.
・Supported operating systems: iOS11.4-12.1 / Android 6.0 to 9.0
・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.
・PlayMemories Mobile has been renewed as Imaging Edge Mobile.
・You can continue using existing features/functions with Imaging Edge Mobile.
・Support image/video transfers and remote shooting.
Imaging Edge Preview on iTunes and GooglePlay.
Transfer & Tagging Add-on Preview on iTunes and GooglePlay.
19 thoughts on “Sony Announces Imaging Edge Mobile + Transfer & Tagging Apps”
Great news. However, the add-on is not (yet?) available in my country (The Netherlands). Am I too eager, or will it not arrive?
Both apps must work their way through the Apple & Google pipeline.
And a day later still no ‘Transfer & Tagging add-on’, but I see a Movie Edit add-on. Could it be that the availability is different across the globe?
Hello Jeroen, I have the answer to your question. Every country has an agency that regulates mobile devices and apps that run on them. In the United States this is done by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Every nation has their own version of this. Apps are not available in your country until the app is approved by regulators in your country.
Just updated the app, was able to connect to the a7iii, but it would not stay connected.
Not plug n play, yet.
Guess I’ll have to re-read all the doc’s and give it another try. First impression=not good enough to release it.
Reboot the phone and turn the camera on & off. Then reconnect. That worked for me.
Are there any improvements over the latest version of PlayMemories? If not, as PlayMemories has been very stable for me, I think I will stick with what I know works.
Whoa! That’s the first positive comment I’ve received about PlayMemories. Dialing Ripleys now…
It is a simple app but does the one thing I need. It allows me to shoot the camera without touching it and preview my composition via the phone’s live view. The controls are basic but I have work arounds. Wish it I could focus with it, get the GPS to work, and adjust AF modes.
This latest version is the same in all those respects. Just a new name and the option to add Transfer & Tagging add-on.
How does this affect the pre- mark 3 market? I still use a mark 2, do i need to avoid this update to keep playmemories and purchased apps?
“PlayMemories Mobile has been renewed as Imaging Edge Mobile.” New name. Same supported cameras.
Hello Briansmith, I’m told from Sony EU that the app, Transfer & Tagging add-on, is not available in Europe, a very big penalty, I expect it.
Could you send it via wetranfer or a download link that does not pass through iTunes?
It’s a MOBILE APP, Cesar. It lives on iOS or Android devices. Every country has an agency that regulates mobile devices and apps that run on them. In the United States this is done by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Every nation has their own version of this. Apps are not available in your country until the app is approved by regulators in your country.
Interesting. The app didn’t auto update so I deleted and redownloaded. Now I can’t get the app to connect to my camera using NFC. IPhone X and A7r3
Try rebooting your iPhone. That worked for me.
I bought a Huawei P30 Pro phone as well as a Sony RX 10 Mk IV. I tried to download Imaging EDge Mobile app but it is not available in Namibia. I see you say my country first has to okay it. Is there any other application I can use? At the moment all I need to do is to transfer selected pictures from the camera to the phone.
Every country must approve mobile apps. Until Namibia does so, Sony cannot make the app available. Maybe you can fin a SD card reader for your phone and transfer images that way.