I wrote a tiny Adobe AIR application that pulls images/videos from people's galleries. The application (and download instructions) can be found here . It's very early - does the basic stuff. It would be great if I could get your feedback / request features.
1. Download and install Adobe AIR installer from here: http://get.adobe.com/air/ (if you don't have it installed already)
1. Go to this page: http://raam.splitbook.com/RapidFetcher/install.html
2. Click on the Install Now button
3. Click "Open" in the dialog. (This should install RapidFetcher in your Applications Directory)
UPDATE [Version 0.20] (Feb 19, 2009)
1. Now allows Original downloads.
2. Logout button added.
3. Added Progress bar on downloads.
UPDATE [Version 0.21] (March 4, 2009)
1. Fixed a bug that prevented images to be downloaded from Subcategories.
When I fire up your app, I only see my own albums.
I would like to download pictures from the fellow members of my Smugmug Community (and we have given each other access).
Is that possible?
Thank you very much.
Hi there, and thank you so much for a fabulous program!
Unfortunately, I can't seem to get images from a gallery using the "guest" option. I have a password to that gallery, but not for the account. Can I use Rapidfetcher that way, or not?
Thanks a lot,
I just downloaded all my albums but they downloaded as individual images not albums. Is there anyway of getting them to download in individual albums?
Seems like a decent app but how come it doesn't create a separate folder for each album it's downloading? I can't see much use in downloading multiple albums to one folder.
Thank you so much for this app! I feel like I have struck GOLD! Hours of work saved!!!!!!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!:D
Echo the comment of a few previous poster -- The download starts 2 minutes after you click the download, save buttons. It thought it wasn't working...
If the wait cannot be elmininated, then just show something in the status (Please wait while...it may take a few moments) etc.
It is a cool app though. It saves the day when the other album downloader doesn't work for one reason or another.
the two-minutes-of-inactivity aside, the app just doesn't work for me. it starts fine (after the two minutes of doing nothing), but always stops at a random point in the middle of a file - different every time. last time it was
File 18 of 530
downloading (16 %)
i started the download last night before i went to bed and this is where it was stuck this morning.
i'm choosing "Original URL" from the "Image Size" popup - is that what i want? i want to download the original, full-size images, but i don't know what the term "URL" is doing in that selection and it makes me wonder if that's what i want. i don't know what else i'd choose to get the full-sized images though.
is there another utility that will do what this one is supposed to do but doesn't?
I followed the instructions to downlaod AIR and RapidFetcher so that I can donwload 10 albums from a friend who has a SmugMug account and gave me access to do the downloads. I have been able to get a download using RapidFetcher so it appears to be working but I got jpg images that are the first frame of the videos shown on the web page but the files I am downloading are videos. I used the following settings in RapidFetcher:
Image Size: Original URL and later tried XXX Large
Video Size: 1280 (used for both Original URL and XXX Large in Image Size)
· This site SmugMug site I am attempting to download has a mix of images and videos
· There 410 videos and 173 pictures which I have estimated to be about 500 MB
· The site does not belong to me
· I have received permission from the owner of the site to download the pics
· I do not have a SmugMug account
So, what settings do I use in RapidFetcher to download all of the videos and pictures in their original format?
I can't get the program to work for password protected albums. I'm logging in as a guest and have the correct password (i'm the owner of the albums but i'm trying to get this program to work for family members to use). I'm entering the smugmug ID & the password in the Album password slots and i'm getting "RapidFetcher eceived the following error from Smugmug: 4:invalid user (invalid Password parameter)" Can you help me??
Also, I noticed that it doesn't list unlisted albums...is that right?
Thanks! I'd love for this program to work!
also, i thought that the file names were supposed to be preserved during download, but mine aren't.
Not sure why this is happening. Are you sure that you are using the album password and not your account password? If not, let me know.