Download path

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The download directory is the base directory for where images are downloaded to the computer. Press on the "..." button to browse for a new directory. The actual directory where the files are downloaded can be modified using the various tokens listed on the dialog. The default setting is "C:\Photos\{d}" which will download the images to separate folders according to the date when the photo was taken.


A list of the last 12 settings used for the download directory and filename can be recalled by clicking on the dropdown arrow to the right of the text entry area.


Here are some alternatives you might find useful:


Download directory




use the camera model and date the photo was taken



use today's date i.e. the download date not the date the picture was taken



the date the picture was taken + "My Pictures" folder Note: {u} gives "My Documents" not "My Pictures" with some versions of Windows

C:\Documents and Settings\chris.TYPHOON\My Documents\My Pictures


use the year, month and day the photo was taken (this is the one I use)


C:\Photos\{d} {J}

use the job code and the date the image was taken

C:\Photos\20030416 Katy's birthday


use the camera owner string (Canon cameras only) and date

C:\Photos\Chris Breeze\20030416


use the camera serial number (Canon digital SLRs and recent Nikon digital SLRs only) and date



The filename can also be specified using these tokens. The default setting is {o} which keeps the original filename. Here are some alternatives you might find useful:






prefix the original filename with the date the photo was taken



prefix the original filename with the folder number on the memory card



use Canon ZoomBrowser style naming where the image name is prefixed with the folder number



prefix the original filename with the job code and the date the photo was taken

Katy's birthday 20030416_IMG_0123.JPG


date and time the image was taken plus the last digit of the image number to avoid duplicate file names when shooting at more than 1 frame per sec



date and time (hours and minutes) the image was taken plus the last two digits of the image number to avoid duplicate file names when shooting several pictures each minute



prefix the filename with the ISO setting. Useful when post processing images based on the ISO setting e.g. NeatImage



date plus six-digit sequence number



The example image name display at the bottom of the dialog shows how the download directory, filename and job code settings are combined.

The job code provides a useful way for organizing your photos as you download them. The job code can be included in the download directory or filename using {J}. When "Prompt for job code every time Downloader Pro is run" is selected you get the opportunity to edit the job code before downloading your images.




For example you might set the download directory to be "D:\{Y}\{Y}-{m}-{D} {J}" then enter a description of the event in the job code. Then when you take photos of your daughter's birthday party you could enter "Katy's birthday" for the job code and the files will automatically be stored in a directory with the date and description e.g. "D:\2006\2006-02-13 Katy's birthday\IMG_0001.JPG". The next set of photos you take might be on holiday and so you could enter "Skiing 2006" when you download them.

Professional photographers can use the job code to enter a unique code for each job and add it to download directory and the name of each photo to make identification easier.


The shooting data can be used with the following image formats: JPEGs and TIFFs from all digital cameras, Canon raw files (CRW and TIF), Nikon NEF raw files, Fuji RAF raw files, Olympus ORF raw files, Pentax PEF raw files, Minolta MRW raw files, Sony raw files, Canon AVI movie files, Kodak DCR raw files, DNG raw files.


Press the "Show tokens..." button to display a list of the available tokens and their values for the example file:



If you are using a card reader the example file data is taken from the first image on the memory card.


The download sequence number tokens (e.g. {seq#}) keep a count of the number of images that have been downloaded using Downloader Pro. The sequence number starting value is saved when Downloader Pro exits and reloaded next time it is run. It can also be set to any required value in preferences.