Imaging Edge Desktop

A desktop application that enhances the quality and efficiency of production work

Customers using macOS 11

Imaging Edge Desktop does not support macOS 11 at this time.

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What is Imaging Edge Desktop?

Imaging Edge Desktop is a desktop application that integrates the three functions of the Imaging Edge series (Remote, Viewer, and Edit) into one. From the Home screen, you can perform tasks such as starting and updating each function, logging in to your account, and checking notifications.


  • 2021-1-27
    Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 3.1.00 has been released.
    - If Imaging Edge Desktop is already installed, launch it and click [Update].
    • Added support for ILCE-1.
    • Focus frames used during shooting can now be displayed via the Viewer. *
      * Images shot with ILCE-7SM3 or ILCE-1
  • 2020-10-20
    Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 3.0.01 has been released.
    • The issue where the brightness was not appropriate after changing to a particular Creative Look using Edit has been corrected.
    • Fixed other issues.
  • 2020-7-29
    Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 3.0 has been released.
    • Added clarity, fade, and sharpness range to Edit options.
    • Added support for ILCE-7SM3. HEIF images cannot be viewed or edited.
    • (Added 2020-9-14) To convert HEIF files to JPEG or TIFF format, use HEIF Converter. HEIF Converter
  • 2020-5-20
    Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 2.1.00 (Mac) has been released.
    • Added support for macOS 10.15.
    • Added support for simple creation of Time-lapse movies on macOS 10.15.
  • 2020-4-9
  • 2020-3-10
    Imaging Edge Desktop 1.0.01 (Mac) has been released.
    • Fixed some issues.
  • 2019-12-18
  • 2019-11-27
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 2.0.02 (Mac) has been released.
    • Fixed some issues.
  • 2019-10-7
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 2.0.01 has been released.
    • Fixed some issues.
  • 2019-8-7
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 2.0.00 has been released.
    • Improved the image quality of RAW development.
    • Support for RAW data of ILCE-7RM4.*
    • Improved the performance of RAW development and remote shooting.
    • Support for remote shooting with Wi-Fi connections.

    * When using RAW data of ILCE-7RM4, please make sure to update to the new versions.

  • 2019-1-30
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 1.4.00 has been released.
    • Supports the creation of Time-lapse movies. (Viewer)
    • Supports the use of Comparison Display and Collection function. You can select photos more efficiently. (Viewer)
    • Supports automatic updating for Display Overlay. You can leverage it for creating stop-motion movies. (Remote)
    • Improved stability. (Remote/Viewer/Edit)
  • 2018-10-10
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 1.3.01 has been released.
    • Stability is improved.

    * Those who use the product that released main system software updates after October 10, 2018 or those that will be released in the future will need this Imaging Edge (Remote / Viewer / Edit) 1.3.01 or later.

  • 2018-7-12
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 1.3.00 has been released.
    • Stability is improved.
  • 2018-5-8
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 1.2.00 has been released.
    • Capture interval 0.5 seconds has been added to the Pixel Shift Multi Shooting settings.

    * The model (ILCE-7RM3) needs a system software update (to Ver. 1.10 or later).

    • Stability is improved.
  • 2018-2-27
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 1.1.00 has been released.
    • Approx. 10% faster data transfer speed for remote shooting from a PC.
    • Approx. 65% ​​improvement in response speed for adjustment of RAW images.
    • Improved reliability when using a network drive.
    • Improved operability, orientation detection (vertical/horizontal) during remote shooting,Exposure time specification for bulb shooting, enhanced image filtering function, etc.

    *1 The transfer speed has been measured with multiple images using α7R III, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1), and Uncompressed RAW (L: 7952 x 5304)+JPEG Extra fine.

    *2 Measured with: CPU Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor 3.40GHz, Memory 8GB, OS Windows® 7 Professional, and Uncompressed RAW (α7R III, L: 7952 x 5304)

  • 2018-12-14
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 1.0.01 has been released.
    • Fixed the phenomenon where a black spot may appear at the center of an image when developing a RAW file.
    • Fixed the phenomenon where the shooting date and time does not get included in a JPEG file when a JPEG is output from a RAW file captured with ILCE-9 or ILCE-7RM3.
    • Fixed the phenomenon where a vertical line would appear in images output according to certain conditions when developing a RAW file.
    • Fixed other issues.

    * The settings of [Color Management (Monitor profile)] and [Save Folder destination and associated external program in “Remote”] which were set in Ver.1.0.00 will be reset by the update. After the update, set these settings again. [Windows only]

  • 2017-11-16
    Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) 1.0.00 has been released.

Downloading and Installation

  1. From the download site, download the exe or dmg file.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
    For Windows: Imaging Edge Desktop will be installed on your computer, and the Home screen will start automatically.
    For Mac: A folder containing the file “ied_x_x_xx.pkg” will open. Double-click “ied_x_x_xx.pkg” to install Imaging Edge Desktop. Once it is installed, start by selecting (Imaging Edge Desktop) from the application folder.

If the [Download] button appears on the Home screen

Remote/Viewer/Edit is not yet installed on the computer.

  1. Click [Download].
    The Remote/Viewer/Edit function will be downloaded. Only one file will be downloaded.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file (exe or “IE_INST.pkg”).

If the [Update] button appears on the Home screen

Remote/Viewer/Edit is already installed, and an update is available.

  1. Click [Update].
    The update file for the Remote/Viewer/Edit function will be downloaded. Only one file will be downloaded.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file (exe or “IE_INST.pkg”).

If neither the [Download] button nor the [Update] button appears on the Home screen

The latest version of Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote/Viewer/Edit) is installed. Please use it as is.