What's new in Downloader Pro v2.0?

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Thumbnail display

When using a card reader images to be downloaded can be displayed as large or small thumbnails. The thumbnail display can be selected from the view menu or by typing Ctrl+T (small thumbnails) or Ctrl+X (large thumbnails).



The first line of the thumbnail caption shows the image number, filename and file size. The second line shows the date and time the photo was taken. The third line shows the download status and the bottom line shows the download path.


Each thumbnail may represent one or more files to download e.g. Canon CRW raw files and their associated THM thumbnail files are shown as a single thumbnail.


Please note thumbnails cannot be displayed when downloading directly from a Canon camera using a USB or FireWire cable.


Support for IPTC XMP data


Downloader Pro v2.0 supports the new IPTC XMP standard as used by BreezeBrowser Pro, Adobe Photoshop and other imaging applications. XMP data is added directly to JPEG, TIFF and DNG files and is stored in XMP "sidecar" files for other raw file formats.


Date based job codes

Downloader Pro v2.0 now supports date based job codes. This makes it much easier to download memory cards which span several days and subjects. The image date selector can be displayed by typing Ctrl+Tab or by selecting it from the View menu. One or more dates can be selected from the list (hold the Control key down and click on dates to add them to the selection). When you click on a date the images taken on that date are also selected to make it easier to identify the pictures. Right click on the date to display a menu of options for selecting dates and editing the job code.

Downloader Pro saves the job codes from the last 60 days so that they may be used next time it is run. This feature can be enabled or disabled in preferences.





New token style

Tokens are now enclosed in curly brackets (aka braces) e.g. {a} replaces %a


When Downloader Pro v2.0 is run for the first time it will check for a previous release and automatically convert all the tokens to the new format. Downloader Pro saves its settings separately from previous releases and so you can safely run old and new versions.


New sequence numbering

Now supports the continuous numbering of images using the tokens {seq#}, {seq#2}, {seq#3}, {seq#4}, {seq#5}, {seq#6}. This token allocates sequence numbers to images in timestamp order and will continue numbering from the number of the last image downloaded the next time Downloader Pro is run. The starting number can be reset or set to any required starting value in preferences.


GPS Geo-tagging

Automatically store GPS location data in images as they are downloaded using track log data from devices such as the Sony GPS-CS1. Please see the section on GPS Geo-tagging for details.


Backup plug-in extended

The backup plug-in has been extended to allow images to be automatically backed up to two separate locations