I just tried Album Fetcher-thanks.
How can I get the original files (with smugmug edits) with the SM order and given #'s? I got my file #s rather than the SM #'s. Thanks:D
I just stumbled upon this. This is great! Even better than the Send to Smugmug app cause I can queue up files and upload all at once.
(I still appreciate Send to Smugmug though, Omar!)
Anyways, was wondering if you'll be incorporating the new max size (smugmungous) options into an update. Thanks!
Thanks! AlbumFetcher always downloads the originals you uploaded to SmugMug, so it's not really affected by the SmugMungous hotness.
Sorry I wasn't very clear. I wanted to know if the max display size option (XL, XL2, XL3, Orig) would be available in AlbumFetcher. Right now it's just the old "Allow Originals" - yes or no. With the smugmungous feature, you can select XL -> Original max display size inside the Customize Gallery page.
That does answer my other question though about getting the original file even if the max display size is not the Original.
It appears that AlbumFetcher works ok on Windows Vista if the album size is limited to less tha 500 pictures. I have albums that contain greater than 500 pictures. If you download multiple albums at once with less than 500 pictures, AlbumFetcher throws a Microsoft Visual C++ error handle, but the process does not shutdown gracefully, as in the process zombies, and sometimes freezes my Windows Vista operating system.
The question is has this application been tested with Windows Vista, what modificiations can be made to prevent it from crashing
Current version is now 0.2.1.
I downloaded and tried AlbumFetcher 0.2.1 this weekend. It works great except for these two problems that I ran into:
1) It crashes with the following message when downloading some large panorama images:
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Program C:\Program Files\Miscellaneous\AlbumFetcher.exe
abnormal program termination
I can't see anything obvious about the images. AF does handle other files larger in both pixel dimensions and MB.
2) It generates the following error message on some of my galleries but especially in one:
One or more MD5 checksum tests failed
In that one particular gallery I have 67 images. All have SmugMug keywords and all but 6 have SmugMug captions. None of the keywords/captions have non-ANSI characters though some have double quotes (i.e., "butterfly world"). 21 of the files generate the MD5 checksum error.
I've tried rerunning AF but get the same problems on the same files.
All galleries contain exclusively .jpg's -- no .gif's or .png's. I have specified a download folder other than the default and all options -- 'Embed IPTC data...', 'Download album descriptions', and 'Skip local files...' -- ticked.
I'm using version 0.2.1 on Windows XP-SP2. I have IE 6.0 installed but I never use it unless absolutely necessary. All appropriate Windows Updates have been applied.
I am pretty good about backing up my photographs (both to multiple external hard disks and to DVDs) but would like to be able to back up my SmugMug galleries as well and AF looks great except these problems.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
I was just wondering if it is possible to fetch an album and only download the "large" photos as opposed to only the original-sized photos.
Greg, This is a great tool. Thank you for developing it! I've been using it to download galleries with captions I added on SM. I like to print contact sheets to get a hard copy of my galleries with the captions. Is there a way to maintain the picture order that I use on SM? I don't arrange the pics by filename. The only way I've been able to do this is manually adding sorting numbers in one of the IPTC fields (usually Object Name) and then sorting by that number. Obviously, this is kind of a pain. Am I missing a way to do this that already exists? Or is this something that could be added. Just wondering.
p.s. This is my first post, so my apologies in advance if I commited a faux pas!
Hi Greg! I'm still loving AF - thank you so much for providing this nice tool! I posted the above message back in August but didn't receive a reply. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong since I'm new to posting??? I did see that you're working on an update and still wanted to find out if I could somehow maintain the sorting order from SM when I download files. I usually reposition the files on SM to an order other than the filename. I love the fact that I can get the captions I added on SM and just wanted to maintain the sorting order as well.
And please let me know what you think. This new version has some major sweat equity invested, so I'm hoping people will be pleased with the new features. Have a good weekend, folks.
Great job, it looks much improved....but it seems to crash when downloading a gallery that has gif files. Lemme know if I can help debug in any way.
Love the new Album Fetcher! Thanks!
Is there any way to download only those pictures in an album that meet a keyword match?
If not, that would be a very useful feature addition (for me, anyway!).
Greg, thanks for making this available. I found this util very handy.
I was very happy to see the new version when I got onto the forum this morning because I've been having problems downloading (via AlbumFetcher) a few galleries all weekend. I even created new galleries and moved the photos into them - worked for a couple, but I still can't get 3 of them to download properly - I get the runtime error and the app quits.
Thanks for any assistance!
Joel Delano wrote:
This thing has been a lifesaver today. My external hard drive fried and I lost the files for last two galleries I put up. Thankfully I was quickly able to just pull the files back down off my site so I could make disk backups. Thanks again for such a great app.