Downloader Pro

Release history

  • Added support for Canon EOS RP, Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL3 and Canon PowerShot SX70HS
  • Added support for Canon CR3 format raw files in the Adobe DNG converter plug-in
  • Fixed an issue with registering for Windows AutoPlay when installing Downloader Pro

19 December 2018: v2.5

  • Added support for the new Canon CR3 raw file format
  • Added support for Canon EOS R, Canon EOS M50, Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2, Canon EOS 1500D/2000D/Rebel T7 and Canon EOS 3000D/4000D

29 June 2017: v2.4.1

  • Added support for Canon EOS 77D, Canon EOS 800D/Rebel T7i, Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Added options for improved display on high DPI screens
  • Now uses new installer to fix problems installing the software on large hard disks

14 August 2015: v2.4

  • Added support for Canon EOS 5Ds, Canon EOS 5Ds R, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s and Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i
  • Added {file,n,str} token to make it easier to extract values from strings
  • Fixed a problem caused by images which contain invalid time information in the EXIF DateTime field e.g. an invalid time value such as 24:40:25
  • Fixed a problem reading the camera model name from the EXIF data of some Sony cameras

2 June 2014: v2.3.1

  • Fixed a problem with Geonames place name lookup

26 May 2014: v2.3

  • Added support for direct downloading from the Canon EOS 1200D/Rebel T5
  • Improved support for downloading from pTp devices such as smart phones
  • Updated support for Geonames place name lookup to include a username

28 November 2013: v2.2.9.3

  • Added support for direct downloading from the Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i and Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1
  • Added {if,test,str1,str2} token for conditional string replacement
  • Added {vol} token for reading the disk volume name when downloading from a card reader or disk drive

25 January 2013: v2.2.9.2

  • Added support for phase One IIQ raw files
  • Added support for direct downloading from the Canon EOS M and Canon EOS 6D
  • Added {WI} token for ISO week number and {IWD} token for full ISO week date

2 August 2012: v2.2.9.1

  • Fixed a problem where only the first image was listed when downloading from a memory card reader
  • Improved reading of EXIF shooting from 5D Mark III images when downloading from a card reader so that the serial number is available when using camera name mapping

26 July 2012: v2.2.9

  • Added support for direct downloading from the Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i, Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS-1DX
  • Added support for EXIF 2.3 shooting data (OwnerName and SerialNumber)
  • Added support for .3Gp and .MXF video files

17 November 2010: v2.2.8

  • Added support for direct downloading from the Canon EOS 60D
  • Added tokens for converting strings to upper or lower case
  • Added {E9} token which returns the value ‘videos’ for movie files
  • Added support for .Mp4 video files and .MpO 3D files
  • Improved support for reading shooting data and displaying thumbnails for MOV movie files from recent Canon DSLR cameras

10 June 2010: v2.2.7

  • Added the following tokens for distinguishing between picture and movie file types: {E5}, {E6}, {E7}, {E8}
  • Added support for Samsung SRW raw files
  • Added support for downloading MTS video files
  • Updated software protection libraries to fix problems with Downloader pro crashing at startup on some systems

15 March 2010: v2.2.6

  • Added support for reading MpO files from Fuji Finepix REAL 3D W1 cameras
  • Added support for downloading directly from the Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i
  • Now displays thumbnails when downloading directly from recent Canon EOS digital SLRs
  • Fixed a problem listing previously deleted files when downloading directly from Canon EOS digital SLRs

18 December 2009: v2.2.5

  • Added {E3} and {E4} tokens to help sort movie files to different subfolders
  • Added a workaround to fix a crash caused by Comodo Firewall on Windows Vista Sp2
  • Added support for downloading directly from the Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • Now downloads THM thumbnail files when downloading movie files directly from Canon EOS cameras. Also handles the downloading of very large movie files (i.e. 2Gstrong and larger) directly from Canon EOS cameras.
  • Improved performance when downloading directly via USstrong from recent Canon DSLR cameras
  • Fixed a problem reading shooting data from iphone images
  • Now ignores filenames starting with . (from folders copied from Mac computers) which can cause Downloader pro to crash

14 July 2009: v2.2.4

  • Now allows tokens to be used in IpTC keywords
  • Added support for downloading directly from the Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i
  • Improved protection against corrupted JpEG image files
  • Added support for downloading video files with .mts file extension (no detailed shooting data, only date and time based tokens)
  • Added the ability to set the artist and copyright fields for recent Canon EOS cameras
  • Added compatibility options for the DNG converter plug-in to allow DNG files to be created which are compatible with older versions of photoshop, Lightroom and other software

11 February 2009: v2.2.3

  • Added support for downloading very large files e.g Canon EOS 5D Mark II video files in excess of 2Gb in size
  • Added optional prompt to enter camera name mapping values when a new camera is detected
  • Fixed a problem reading the camera serial number from Nikon NEF files

4 November 2008: v2.2.2

  • Added support for downloading Nikon Coolpix p6000 NRW raw files
  • Added support for downloading directly from the Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Fixed a window sizing problem after closing Downloader pro with the main window maximized

8 October 2008: v2.2.1

  • Added /p command line option to select a user profile at startup
  • Fixed a problem looking up place names using when the pC’s regional settings are set to use comma as the decimal separator
  • Fixed a possible crash when saving IpTC data from the IpTC editor window

12 September 2008: v2.2

  • Added support for user profiles
  • Added place name lookup using GpS data and
  • Added {cc1,str}, {cc2,str} and {cc3,str} tokens for converting between two and three character country codes and looking up country names
  • Added the following new tokens for extracting parts of strings: {left,n,str}, {mid,n,m,str}, {right,n,str}, {first,str}, {last,str}, {default,str1,str2}
  • Fixed problems geo-tagging JpEGs which already contain a GpS IFD and added diagnostic “Check GpS data” right click option
  • Now reads camera serial number from images from recent Nikon digital SLRs (e.g. D300, D3, D700).
  • Added support for .RW2 raw files from the panasonic DMC-FZ28

8 February 2008: v2.1

  • Adds support for downloading directly from many cameras using pTp on Windows Xp and Windows Vista
  • Added options to the backup plug-in to backup all images, just JpEGs or all images except JpEGs
  • Fixed a problem writing GpS data to JpEGs from recent Nikon DSLR cameras

4 October 2007: v2.0.4

  • Added support for downloading from the new Canon EOS 40D
  • Now reads subsecond timing from shooting data of recent Canon cameras (e.g. 40D and 1DMk3) when using a card reader
  • Improved support for reading different NMEA format GpS track logs

21 August 2007: v2.0.3

  • Added an option in preferences to preserve read-only status of images when downloading
  • IpTC/XMp keyword catalogs now support synonyms
  • Added support for downloading directly from Canon EOS camera on Windows Vista (doesn’t support older models which do not have Vista drivers)
  • Added support for downloading from the new Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Added support for downloading Mamiya ZD raw files
  • Now reads NMEA format GpS track logs with .txt, .nma and .gps file extensions

16 May 2007: v2.0.2

  • More robust handling of NMEA sentences with empty fields
  • Now writes XMp sidecar files for Minolta raw files
  • Fixed problems writing XMp GpS data in locales which use comma for the decimal separator
  • Fixed a problem with the auto AdobeRGstrong setting in the JpEG auto-profile plug-in with JpEGs from some cameras
  • Fixed a problem with adding GpS data and then auto-rotating JpEGs with images from some cameras

30 April 2007: v2.0.1

  • Added support for GpX format GpS track log files
  • Added support for Garmin ForeTrex XML track logs
  • Added support for Magellan NMEA track logs which use private $pMGNTRK sentences
  • Extended Google Earth and Google Maps track log support to include locales which do not use ‘.’ (period/full stop) as the decimal symbol
  • Thumbnail display now generates the thumbnail from the JpEG file if available when displaying “.RAW” raw files from Leica and panasonic cameras
  • Now automatically skips the file size check for JpEG images when GpS geo-tagging is enabled to avoid misleading “size different” file size errors after downloading
  • Restored the “Register for Autoplay” menu options when running on Windows Xp
  • Added support for downloading Sony ARW raw files
  • Fixed problems writing GpS data to JpEG shooting data from some camera models

28 March 2007: v2.0

  • New thumbnail display making it easier to identify the contents of a memory card and select images for downloading
  • New automatic GpS geo-tagging of JpEG and raw images as they are downloaded using GpS track log data from devices such as the Sony GpS-CS1. Also optionally creates track log files which can be viewed in Google Earth or Google Maps
  • Added date based job codes making it easier to download memory cards containing different subjects shot on different days
  • Added support for IpTC/XMp metadata for compatibility with apps like photoshop and strongreezestrongrowser pro
  • strongackup plug-in now supports one or two backups allowing two backup copies of images to be made as images are downloaded
  • New sequence numbering tokens added to make it easier to have continuous numbering when downloading images from multiple memory cards.
  • New more flexible token format to avoid possible conflicts with certain sequences (automatically updated from the old format when Downloader pro v2 is run)
  • Added support for Hasselblad raw files
  • Settings can now be saved to a Windows registry file for backup purposes or when copying settings to another pC
  • Now works with Autoplay on Windows Vista (allowing Downloader pro to be launched automatically when a memory card is placed in a card reader)

4 May 2006: v1.9

  • Added support for downloading from the Canon EOS 30D
  • Added strongreezestrongrowser pro style tokens for extracting shooting data from images for inclusion in the IpTC data
  • Added auto sRGstrong/AdobeRGstrong color profile selection based on the shooting data in the image to the JpEG auto profile plug-in

10 February 2006: v1.8.1

  • Minor update to fix a problem reading the shutter activation count (%r8 token) from images from Nikon digital SLRs. Also fixed a problem writing the values of some “numbered” tokens to IpTC data.

7 February 2006: v1.8

  • Added new DNG plug-in to automatically convert raw files from most cameras to Adobe’s DNG format (requires Adobe’s free DNG converter software)
  • Updated to read shooting data from the Nikon D200
  • Additional tokens added to generate unique download filenames
  • Improved interface for setting up camera name mappings
  • Added support for Sony R1 raw files

14 September 2005: v1.7

  • Added new backup plug-in
  • New option to automatically synchronize the clocks of Canon cameras with the pC’s clock
  • Additional tokens added to read lens, shutter and aperture information from image shooting data
  • Added support for Adobe DNG files

3 December 2004: v1.6

  • Stores the last 12 download paths and job codes
  • Added token display window
  • Added %T9 token for more flexible camera name mapping
  • Added support for Konica Minolta raw files

18 October 2004: v1.5

  • Added support for downloading directly from Canon EOS 20D and 1D Mark II cameras
  • Added new tokens which return the date offset by three hours to avoid a date change when shooting late at night after midnight

26 July 2004: v1.4:

  • Added %R “Downloads Today” token
  • Improved setting of camera data for Canon powerShot cameras
  • Added support for Kodak and Sigma raw files
  • Now stores IpTC data in THM thumbnail files when available

22 April 2004: v1.3:

  • Can now display thumbnails when downloading from card readers
  • Added %E token to allow raw and JpEG files to be separated
  • Added camera name mapping function
  • Added new directory maker plug-in

8 November 2003: v1.2

  • Now supports the downloading of raw files from Fuji, pentax and Minolta cameras
  • Added %r1, %r2 and %r3 tokens for extracting parts of the image file number
  • Ability to set Canon EOS 300D/Digital Rebel flash exposure correction added to the camera settings dialog

22 July 2003: v1.1

  • Now supports downloading from Canon cameras which use pTp e.g. Canon powerShot G5, S400, S50, A300, A60 and A70
  • Additional tokens added for extracting camera model names
  • Reads subsecond timing from shooting data

12 May 2003: v1.0

  • First release of Downloader Pro