Have you ever had a couple (or more) memory cards full of images that you quickly want to download to your hard drive while making an extra backup copy and rename all files according to a certain pattern? And all of this as quickly as possible because you are here to take pictures, not to process your digital files? Damon Lynch has created Rapid Photo Downloader, a tool that does just that… and a bit more.
This is a truly unix-philosophy tool: one tool for one purpose, but do it well. So Rapid Photo Downloader will allow you to:
- download your images to a defined directory
- rename them in the process
- create a backup copy at the same time
and the beauty of it is that it is very simple to configure: a few clicks and you define where the photos will be downloaded, how they will be renamed, where the backup will be and if you want RPD to start doing its job automatically when a new device is inserted.
Here is what the preference windows looks like (for my work habits, obviously):
and here is Rapid Photo Downloader in action:
And just to keep a tradition alive, here is an “autumn in Montreal” image: