Using the Downloader

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Use the Downloader to transfer your images from the camera (or other input source) to your hard drive and get the images into your catalog.


The Downloader allows you to select images, physically copy the files, store them in a file structure of your preference, rename them to your preference format, organize them in your galleries/collections and even catalog them during transfer.


Amongst other things, with the Downloader you can:


Transfer your images from a memory card to any location on your computer such as hard disk, mass storage device, network drive and so on
Acquire your images from digital imaging sources like a WIA or PTP devices, e-mail boxes, or existing folders
Reorganize your images by automatically creating folders and file naming structures following your own set of naming rules
Rating and Culling your images before downloading them to the PC
Automatically verify and remove images from your source location avoiding duplicates
Automatically mirror your images to e.g. a backup device
Auto rotate your images during transfer if your camera stores this information
Run batch file processing to apply effects or commands like auto levels, sharpening, resizing and many more
Automatically run predefined and/or own custom built scripts giving you cool features like automatically converting RAW files to DNG
Create your own set(s) of meta descriptions and store them for later use


Download configurations can be stored as download profiles so they are easy to be reused in the future. Once you have configured the Downloader, the rest of the processing is automated.


The Downloader can read images from not only a digital camera, but also from other digital imaging sources like a WIA devices, TWAIN devices, e-mail boxes, or existing folders. In particular the following input sources are supported


Digital camera

This can be done in two ways. The first way is through a memory card reader and the second way is through a directly connected camera where the camera is attached to the computer using a cable.



This too can be done in two ways:  either through a TWAIN connection or by using a PTP connection. The latter is the most commonly used  method when using modern day scanners.


Email boxes

Again this can be done in two ways. The first way is by enumerating images from a POP3 connection, and the second way is from an IMAP4 connection. POP3 boxes are commonly used for internet e-mail, while IMAP4 boxes are commonly used in a business environment.



Read from a physical folder on disk.



To transfer images from the camera to computer, start the Downloader by clicking the “Downloader” button in the applications main toolbar.