Basic Settings

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Source location

 

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Select the source location where your images are situated. The drop down will show the 8 last selected locations. To browse for a folder, select the option Choose Location...

The moment you made your selection, the main area will search for all images in the specified folder having a supported image format.

 

 

Tip!

If you want to remove an entry from the list, press <Del>

 

Another option is to use the button Source Location in the main toolbar to quick select a source location. With the Cleanup History you can remove the last used locations and start from an empty list.

 

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Destination location

 

Here you select the base destination folder where the images need to be downloaded to. The drop down will contain the 8 last used folders. Browse for a folder by selecting the option Choose Location...

Indicate whether or not you want to download existing images by clicking the check box Don't import existing images.
If the selected Source location contains sub folders, with the check box Include Sub Folders you indicate if you would like them to be included in the download.

Project name

The second thing you can specify a project name. This is optional but if specified, it will be used to identify the download session. You don't need to specify a fixed name, if you click the check Prompt for project name before download starts, the downloader will ask for a  project name of this download session. You can also use this project name to name your photos or to name the (sub)folder that needs to receive the marked images.

Naming rules

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You can optionally specify so called naming rules for a sub folder within the selected destination folder and/or give the transferred image a different file name. To do that, first tick the check box Apply Naming Rules.

Select the sub folder name within the selected destination folder. Either leave this field empty or enter a sub folder name. You can also open the drop down box to choose from some predefined entries, including todays date, the date of the first image in the source location and all other existing sub folders within the specified folder.
It is possible to construct any custom sub folder name you want to use. You can also specify multiple levels of folders like “2009-12-19\Velo.
If the sub folder does not exist yet when the images are being transferred, then the application will create it during the download process.

The best part, however, is that you can use macro commands (%-commands) to define a dynamic sub folder. Macro commands are basically variables which will be replaced with real values once they are needed. For instance if you want to transfer your files to a folder structure which is based on the image's photo date, then you can use % commands to build the structure you desire (like %yyyy-%mm-%dd for year-month-day). The button at the right of the sub folder rule combo opens the macro builder dialog which allows you to select one of the pre-defined rules from the Stored rules drop-down. Either use that rule directly or in the Design section below it custom build your own naming rule. With the button (...) from each field select any of the many available macro commands from the list.

After you have selected or built your rename rule, then click OK to confirm it and return to the download profile.

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Once you are finished with your sub folder rule, you can similarly enter the file naming rule. The file naming rule also supports macro commands which you can access by clicking the button to the right of this field.
If you do not want to change the original filename, then use the naming rule "%FileName.%FileExtension" or simply select Original Filename from the file naming rule combo.