Quick Start for the Downloader
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This chapter will provide you with a quick start for using the Downloader. It will not describe each available option but is intended to get you up and running quickly.
When you do a download from a source location to the target location then there are a few things you should think about before you get started.
Now off to the quick start.
1. Start the Downloader by clicking the Download button in the IDimager main toolbar.
2. Select the source for your images
Once you have selected the source folder, IDimager will display the content of that folder. The next
3. Select the Destination folder. This is typically the top level folder of your image files.
4. Expand the Basic Settings panel by clicking on the arrow icon.
5. Now specify your Sub Folder rule by either selecting one of the pre-defined ones or create a custom rule by clicking the dots icon at the right. In the Quick Start Guide we'll use a date based folder structure. The sub folder rule will be created within your selected Destination folder.
6. Specify your File Naming rule by either selecting one of the predefined ones or create a custom rule by clicking the dots icon at the right. In this sample we'll use Peter Kroch's file naming convention. You can read more about his workflow approach in his great book: http://www.thedambook.com
7. Now optionally select one or more images that you want to include in the download. By default all files will be marked that are not yet downloaded.
8. If you want to add your copyright notice or other metadata then enter these in the "Image Details" panel at the right side of the window.
9. You're now ready to go. Simply click the "Download Now" button in the toolbar to start the download process
You can now close the Downloader and let it run in the background. You can optionally follow it's progress in the Progress Activity Panel.