GoPro (formerly Capture)

GoPro (formerly Capture) for Pc

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Last Updated: 2018-08-17
  • Current version: 4.6.1
  • File size: 172.54 MB
  • Developer: GoPro, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing GoPro (formerly Capture) on your Windows PC

Download GoPro (formerly Capture) for Windows: GoPro (formerly Capture) is an Photo & Video App, developed by GoPro, Inc.. The Photo & Video App was officially released 2012-10-08. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - GoPro, Inc., with the latest current version being 4.6.1 which was officially released on 2018-08-17. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 100,132 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using GoPro (formerly Capture) on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install GoPro (formerly Capture) on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use GoPro (formerly Capture) for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type GoPro (formerly Capture) in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on GoPro (formerly Capture) application icon. A window of GoPro (formerly Capture) will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the GoPro (formerly Capture) icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About GoPro (formerly Capture)

Developer Description

With the GoPro app, your latest footage moves to your phone and automatically transforms into a QuikStory—an awesome video with effects and music. [1] You can also use the app to control your GoPro, check out your shots and create short clips. [2] Then share your favorite moments to Instagram, Facebook and more. [2]    --- Key Features ---   NEW! GET QUIKSTORIES Copy your latest footage to your phone, then kick back as it automatically transforms into an awesome video with effects, music and more. [1] Available for HERO6 and HERO5 cameras.   VIEW YOUR PHOTOS + VIDEOS      Check out the shots you’ve captured, right on your phone.   CREATE CLIPS + GRAB PHOTOS      Trim videos to create short clips. Or flip through a video frame by frame and grab a still photo for easy sharing. [2]    SHARE THE SHOT ON THE SPOT     Post your favorite photos and videos right to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Or share them by text or email. [2]   ACCESS ANYWHERE WITH GOPRO PLUS      GoPro Plus subscribers can set up auto upload to the cloud and access their photos and videos in the cloud anytime, anywhere. [3]   PREVIEW SHOTS + CONTROL YOUR GOPRO               Frame the perfect shot with live preview and get full remote control of all camera functions. Easily adjust settings, start and stop recording, and more.   AVAILABLE ON APPLE WATCH        Preview shots, control your camera and add HiLights—all from the convenience of your wrist.   KEEP YOUR GOPRO UP TO DATE    Easily update your camera for new features and optimal performance. [4]   --- Camera Compatibility --- Fusion HERO6 HERO5 HERO4 HERO Session HERO3+ HERO3 (requires camera software update, see HERO+ --- System Requirements --- iOS 10.0 or later, iPad 2 is not supported   For full compatibility details, visit --- Footnotes --- [1] Compatible with HERO6 and HERO5 cameras only. Requires the GoPro and Quik mobile apps. [2] Compatible with videos captured in select modes only. [3] GoPro Plus is a subscription service available in select territories. Cancel anytime. Cloud access is subject to storage limits. Separate data fees may apply. Visit for info and availability. [4] Compatible with Fusion, HERO6, HERO5, HERO4, HERO Session, HERO+ LCD and HERO+ cameras only.    Need help? Contact support at

App Reviews

  • Very frustrating app

    By This nickname thing is dumb
    While their kiosks want to show off that GoPro’s products are ideal for adventurous people in remote locations, their software reveals that their real market is people who want to take selfies and post them immediately to every social media outlet in the world. This software’s focus on “Sharing” is maddening. Be sure not to click on the “Quick” icon or you’ll be trapped in a “Get GoPro Quick” page – you have to force quit and re-launch to get back to the app. Basic interface features such as easy and quick navigation between shooting and post-production are missing, and the software’s lack of correct rotation on my iPad is maddening. On the one hand, this app is just poorly designed, on the other hand, the screwed up orientation just makes it seem like it’s still in beta. The Fusion camera I’m using is great, and when I can finally managed to get output from the app and saved to my LOCAL device – I’m not interested in Sharing, GoPro! – I’m really pleased with the results. Stop trying to appeal to idiot, selfie-driven teenagers and add options to let us users who are serious about real post-production more quickly get to our tools. Oh! And when you export an image from the app all location and time metadata is stripped out! Really? In this day and age??
  • Very confusing

    By mkl323
    All I wanted to do was make a cool movie out of some short GoPro clips from vacation . There are barely any instructions at all. I’ve been messing with this for hours and still can’t figure it out . I can’t understand a few things. If I take a 2 min video and go back to watch it in the app and then out of that 2 mins I cut a clip out that’s 15 secs long why does that clip not save to the app so I can delete the 2 minute one. What’s the point of having the ability to cut and highlight clips and where do they save ??? It makes no sense to me that if I take a long video and go back to watch it and decide that I only want a minute of it that it doesn’t save anywhere . Then I tried quick and I can’t get my GoPro videos go transfer over . When I go into it and scroll down to GoPro it’s only showing 2 videos . I bought the GoPro so I could take cool clips when I’m away or fishing and make a movie out of them. Sorry , but if the 1 video that did transfer over Quik took like 10 seconds of it and made a movie if you can call it that. So far , it’s really aggravating.
  • Big issue

    By bjerding
    So I used to use my Go Pro Hero 4 session on this app and it worked great. I tried to use it yesterday and also today and still am unable to connect my Go Pro to the application. I have “ “forgotten” the WiFi network from the Go Pro and then tried to connect again. That didn’t work. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Nothing has worked. I keep getting stuck on the screen that tells me that I need to go connect the WiFi in my phone settings. So I do that and make sure it’s connected. Go back to the Go Pro app and a pop up comes up saying, “Oops, that didn’t work. There was a problem; try reconnecting to your camera’s WiFi in your iPhone’s settings.” And I am given the options “Get Support” or “Got it!” I have tried both options. Can’t find any new support on it... I have already followed all of the steps listed. Multiple times. My iPhone is also up to date and I have an iPhone 8 Plus. I really hope this gets fixed soon or else I don’t know what to do with my Go Pro.
  • Missing features for fusion

    By Mickie MANG
    I bought the fusion on 3/12 and have been loving it. I hated how long it took to render videos on my computer then found out I could do them on my phone or iPad. It’s been way easier and faster using the app. After using it I realized it’s missing 2 key features that’s needed for the app and another one that would be nice to have. 1: joystick for editing. When I edit with my fingers by sliding the video it causes 2 huge issues. Knocks the video off it’s level, then I have to twist it back, and panning isn’t smooth. Using my phones accelerometer isn’t always ideal. Sometimes I can’t stand or spin to get the whole 360 degrees of video. If I want to edit on a plane or on the train, or anywhere in public, I can’t. 2: Add a panning feature for photos. Having a 360 camera is great, and there are times I want to show the whole 360 pic without making a tiny planet. In order for me to do this, I have to open the image, press screen recording, go back to the app, and spin in a circle. Once again a joystick would be nice since the pan is wobbly. 3: Split pic for selfies. There are cameras on both sides of the fusion, this allows me to catch both the action and my reaction. It would be nice if there was a way to export 2 views in 1 pic/video without having to create 2 exports and putting them together using another app.
  • System crashes

    By VSanz80
    I like the image of the camera but when taking photos it takes a lot to save the images. Also for some reason very often the camera frozen not letting me press on any commands. I have to turn it off and restart it to be able to preview the video. When loading the videos for preview it takes a long time and if I want to replay a video it frozen again. When I’m using the app with my iPhone sometimes won’t let me start recording saying the camera is in use. Regarding the battery life is better to have an extra battery. In my case (since photos take forever to save) I prefer recording a video but battery doesn’t last long. 2 to 4 hours turning off the camera in between videos to save battery life (it’s a pain). I do like the under water images the body of the camera and the options in resolution with the image stabilization.
  • Login Required - Insane Decision

    By mancuj1
    Seriously, have you lost your mind requiring users to log in to use this app? I have been waiting a year to get this issue resolved and still no progress. I am going on an trip for 2 months and will not have international cell coverage while abroad. In addition, I am a pilot who uses your product during flight (where there is NO cell coverage). How do you expect your users to run this app with the asinine requirement of having to log in every time? A large percentage of your user base is remote & disconnected while using your products? Do you understand your user base at all? Maybe do some focus group testing PRIOR to modifying a functional working app just so that you can collect user data (which is none of your business to begin with). On a positive note, GoPro will have user data available to sell and market with - WHAT A RIDICULOUS, SELF SERVING, BRAINLESS & SHORT SIGHTED MOVE!!!! Fix this app by removing the login requirement!
  • Login requirement doesn't make sense for this app

    By DoesEveryoneHaveToHave_a_Nick
    Update October 2017: Don’t be fooled, this app only has high ratings because GoPro used new Apple store policy to let app developers wipe out old ratings, without giving users the ability to see ratings for previous versions! Nothing has changed! This useless app will still require you to sign in. You will not even notice until you are in a foreign country or in the middle of the ocean. It will conveniently log you out for unknown reasons and you won’t be able to log back in. Shame on GoPro and Apple. The end for GoPro is near... How many one-star reviews does it take for you to realize that we, the users (and potential buyers of your future products) do not want to login to your cloud just to be able to control OUR cameras. I might be in the middle of the ocean when I'm trying to use it. Or I might miss an important moment while trying to login. Just drop it, no one wants it!
  • Login required every time it's opened

    By SoCal BWKing
    I just got my first GoPro a few weeks ago, and have used it 5 or 6 times. This app is fine once you actually get in and get connected. But that takes time and extra, completely unnecessary steps. For some stupid reason, you can't use this app unless you "Log in", and you have to log in EVERY TIME YOU OPEN THE APP. This is incredibly inconvenient and frustrating. Even if I have an internet connection, it is still several extra steps that do NOTHING for me. The only thing I can think of is that GoPro is collecting user info and selling it. What else could be gained here? Please, GoPro, PLEASE, remove that login requirement. It's so bad that I don't want to use the app at all if I can help it. Looking at other reviews here and elsewhere, I can tell that I'm not alone and that this problem has been going on for almost a year. So I don't expect GoPro to actually fix this problem.
  • Gopro literally paid for 5 star reviews

    By Cjtruax
    This was a 1.5 star rated app for almost a full year with about 40-60 reviews on each update. Then suddenly in August they got almost a thousand 5 star reviews with poor grammar and English? Incredibly fishy. Data miners on Reddit found that almost all of the recent 5 star “reviews” were from accounts that had never reviewed a single product beforehand, therefore they were dummy profiles created solely to make a review for this app. I’ve loved Gopro products but these last updates require a connection and online signup to be able to access your own device you paid money for, something that was never required when most of us long time users bought our gopros. Gopro stock prices have been low so they’re trying to datamine and sell your personal data, do not let the fake reviews trick you.
  • DO NOT BUY A GO PRO. But a Yi action camera instead. no more App sign in problem!!

    By sbsmithjax
    DO NOT BUY A GO PRO. This company has just about ruined the product. You now have to sign in to an app on your phone just to use and see these images/video. If you are in any type of hurry, and/or you can't get your system to login, or, IF YOU ARE AN ADVENTURE USER and can't get an Internet connection to login, OR, if you just forget the complex login, then the camera may be usesless to you, or WORSE, you're just going to miss a once in a lifetime shot. Which just happened to to me today. WHY would this company think it is appropriate to force someone to use the internet with an out door camera that may be in A LOT of places where there is not Internet access? Amazing this has not been fixed as of Nov 2017! But a Yi action camera instead. no more App sign in problem!!