Advanced Settings

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Open the advanced settings to enter some additional settings you can specify.


Verify the downloaded images with the source

Set this option if you want to be guaranteed that the source image is correctly transferred. This option will tell the Downloader engine to binary compare both files.


Verify and remove images from the source after download

Identical to the previous option, but with the addition to remove the original image from the source location. Unmarked images will not be removed from the source.


Mark downloaded images as read-only

Herewith you can set the file system's read-only flag on the transferred image. so you are guaranteed that all images that are transferred to the destination will not be changed. This can help protect your images, but keep in mind that also no metadata can be written to read-only images. So for a normal workflow, leave this option switched off.


Set file date/time to the date/time the picture was taken

Normally when you transfer your images to the destination, the file's date/time will reflect the moment the physical copy took place. When you set this flag, the file date/time will be equal to the date/time the image was taken (EXIF date/time Original).


Apply mirroring

The Downloader is able to mirror the transferred files to another folder. Mirroring allows you to create safety backups of your original images during the download process. If you would like to use the mirror feature, enable this by checking this option.


Use Name Of: Optionally specify what naming convention you'd like to use for the files that are copied to the mirror location. You can choose to use either the original file name from the source or use the file name as defined in the basic settings (the rename rule; meaning the name of the file after the download).


Mirror To: Select the folder where you'd like to mirror the files to.


Sub Folder Rule: Select the folder structure to use within the Mirror folder.





Batch Processing


The Downloader enables you to apply a series of commands or effects to the images during the downloaded process. You can do this using a so called batch file.



Check the Process each downloaded image using Batch File box to enable batch processing during the download. The effects and commands contained in the batch file will be processed for each of the images you marked for download.


To select an existing batch file, open the drop-down and choose Select Batch File...

Click on the button right to the combo to create a new or modify the selected batch file. If you have selected a batch file in the combo box, then the effects and commands contained in that batch file will be pre-loaded to the Batch processor. If you leave the combo box empty and click on the button right to it, the Batch processor will be opened empty.




Hover the mouse over the combo to get a Hint that shows you which effects and commands are defined in the selected batch file.



IDimager related settings


Bookmark downloaded images

By selecting this option, the downloaded images will be marked with a bookmark. This will allow you to search for the last downloaded images in IDimager afterwards by selecting the option "Search bookmarked images" from the search button's menu.


Verify and remove images from the source after download

Identical to the previous option, but with the addition to remove the original image from the source location. Unmarked images will not be removed from the source.


Apply versioning rule for RAW files

Many cameras these days (especially DSLRs) allow images to be recorded in RAW as well as JPG format. In that case the camera records the RAW image and also stores a JPG version of the same image on the memory card. Since IDimager supports multi-version control, one handy feature is to store the RAW and JPG versions together in a single version set. Select this option if you want to enable this feature.

Versioning rule

Many cameras allow you to shoot in RAW+JPG mode. This means that the camera actually records two files of the same image. One in RAW mode and one in JPG mode. Basically the camera already created your first version set. This version set is easily migrated to IDimager.
Here you specify what you want your version to look like in IDimager. The choices are:

None:  Select this option if your camera didn't record RAW+JPG or if you just don't want them kept together in a version set.
RAW as main version and JPG as sub version: Select this option to keep the JPG as a version of the RAW image
JPG as main version and RAW as sub version: Select this option to keep the RAW as a version of the JPG image


During the Download process, the Downloader will detect the versions and store them using your preferred method. The versions are detected based on their file name. So the download engine assumes that the RAW and the JPEG share the same name (e.g. IMG0001.CR2 and IMG0001.JPG). This is how all cameras behave.

Place holder

If you selected either RAW/JPG or JPG/RAW as your versioning rule then you can also specify in what version place holder you want to keep this version. Placeholders are banks in a version set that are intended for you to identify certain versions (e.g. a print version, an email version, etc). The Album Display place holder is used by IDimager to represent the version set.