Using the Downloader

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The moment you select a source location from where your images need to be transferred, the main application area will read all images from that source having a supported image format and display them.

 

The main application is basically divided into 3 areas:

 

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1. Header section

 

In the top area of this screen, you can choose one of 3 view modes you would like to use. Which one you use is a matter of preference and the level of information you need to work with:

Detail view
Icon view
Thumbs view

 

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The label situated in the middle of this section shows you the number of images available and the number of images you marked so far. You can click on this label to filter the marked images, by clicking again on the filtered lable, you remove the filter again.

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On the right side of this area you see 3 buttons: Sort, Filter and Mark.

 

Sort

 

Note that sorting is disabled in the detail view, for this you typically use the column headers of the detail grid.

Open the drop-down box to get access to 3 possibilities for sorting: by File Name, File Extension or Date in ascending or descending order.

 

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Filter

Filtering your images is done by selecting one of the options in this drop-down list.

 

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Marked: show only images the you have marked for downloading (identical to clicking the marked xxx out of xxx label)
Unmarked: show only images NOT having a mark
Flagged: show those images that have a flag indicating either a duplicate will be created or a file will be overwritten when downloading. Read more about flags in the description of the detail view.

 

Mark

If you download your images in different runs, the Downloader will initially only mark the images that were not downloaded before. This is to prevent yourself from downloading the same image multiple times. However, if you want to download these images again, feel free to mark them again. You can mark or unmark an image by clicking the check box on each thumbnail. Apart from manual selections, you can also use the options as displayed below:

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All: mark all images
Invert: invert the marked selection (marked becomes unmarked and vice versa).
Flags: mark images that will create a duplicate or will overwrite an existing file.
By Date: select a date from a list with the unique dates available for the images. The number of matching images per date is shown between brackets. Select a date entry to mark those images. Note that you are able to select multiple dates in this list to make a union of images with those dates.
By File Extension: select a file extension from the list to mark those images. The number of matching images per file extension is shown between brackets. You are able to select multiple file extensions in this list to make a union of those images.
None: start from scratch by unmarking all images

 

 

 

2. Body section

 

The images contained on the source location you selected in your Download Profile.

Here you either see a Detail, Icon or Thumb view.

 

 

3. Footer section

 

Detailed image information that is sourced from the EXIF of the image.

 

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If the Downloader is running, this panel will show the overall progress of the download including status information of the step it is active with.

 

 

Using the Image Preview

 

While you are marking images for download you may find the preview too small to make an accurate selection. You can get a larger preview by either double clicking on a thumbnail or by pressing F3.

When the preview is opened, the left or top side shows a small preview of the image (360px) and the right or bottom side displays a full 100% preview of the image. By hovering the mouse over the left/top preview, the 100% display will show the area of the image that is hovered over.You can further zoom the 100% preview by using the mouse scroll wheel. Mouse-Scroll up to zoom in and Mouse-scroll down to zoom out. A double click on the right/bottom side display will reset the zoom percentage to 100%.

 

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