Love your photos from the Taiwan trip, especially the Do Not Turb !!
One suggestion for Album Fetcher is to make the album list sortable like Windows Explorer is. I have over 3000 galleries and had to search through the entire list to find the categories that I wanted to download.
It would have been a lot easier if I could have sorted them by clicking on the header button.
Thanks for a great app.
3000 galleries? Wow! Excellent idea on the sorting. Will have to add that to the list for the next release. Thanks for the compliments as well.
Any chance that you could put a remember name and password into the program? Just curious. Almost forgot, the ability to save a default folder other than the current default?
> It would involve AlbumFetcher saving something to your hard drive, which would go against the portable one-file nature I've been shooting for.
A portable, one-file installation is an admirable goal, and one you have achieved. However, once the program has been installed there is no longer a need for portability. Indeed, traditional usability guidelines suggest rather strongly that user preferences should be preserved across sessions. Using the registry or a simple flat file to store the half-dozen or so settings that are unlikely to change from session to session would be quite welcome. Of course, you would not save the password. This would also save those of us who are sometimes hasty from having to clean up albums erroneously downloaded to the default directory.
Have you considered opening the source back up? Those of us who enjoy the program and have some moderate skill at programming could add little features that are important to us (heirarchical albums, sorting, preference saving, etc) and save you the time.
Thanks again for such a useful tool.
This works pretty well for my guests to download full galleries.
Is there a way to get the orig names of files when downloading? Or just the Smumug assigned names?
I am using ver. 0.3.3. When I select an album for downloading that contains a lot of images (165 or more), I get the initial message "requesting information for <albumName> but then, after about 20 sec, I get the msg "error in fetching image data. download aborted". My site is www.woodfiredceramics.net
Thanks for looking into it!
What OS are you running, and if you try again now do you see the same behavior?
Note: after further testing, I noticed that if I 'uncheck' the "Embed IPTC data..." it works fine.
Hi! I just started using Albumfetcher. Awesome tool and exactly what i was looking for after a major hard drive crash. I have had some success with the tool, but it seems to puke on large galleries (pukes as in can not retrieve the files, not an application shutdown.) Admittedly I have not read all of the release notes, but is there a known file limit per gallery? I have a gallery with 277 pictures and it has this problem. I'm checking some other sizes (it easily gets the pictures from a gallery with 10 pictures) just to see, but thought you might already be aware of a limit.
In true Jamaican parlance - Dis ting ya irie man!!!
My hard drive and spare backup drive crashed with over 5000 pics. Thanks to a very clumsy helper (maid in your language). I have been trying to regenerate the backups and "dis one ya work good man" Whan I get rich selling my smugmug pics - I will definitely get you some champagne
Gina Rey Forest
Greg, excellent tool and a significant contributing factor to my decision to switch to SmugMug. Well done!
hey just wanted to let you know albumfetcher works on linux via wine (kudos to writing clean code!), which it might be useful to mention in the first post... (only downloaded 9 out of 460 photos so far, but it appears to work...)
Hi, I seem to be having problems with getting this program to work. I am using Windows Vista, and am receiving an error in fetching image data. In addition with some galleries within same album, I am getting a download complete message in just a few seconds, when I check the folder where it's supposed to download it is empty. I would appreciate any advice so I can utilize this awesome tool.
I would to let guests list password protected gallery, in order to let them download all pictures directly.
I tried this ways :
- I created a password protected gallery (unlisted).
- I ran AlbumFetcher.
- Login as Guest with site password
- My smugmug ID, or my email.
- The password gallery or my account password.
Anyway I tried, this does not list any gallery.
Please, what's wrong here ?
The only way I could list is : login as owner, and using my smugmug ID and account password.
What I don't understant here is : how could I let guests users (friends I will send the gallery password) download a password protected gallery without having to give my account and password ID, which would let them log as owner onto my AlbumFetcher account ???
Is there any other way to download multiple pictures ?
Would you mind sharing the contents of that PM?
I'm having the same issue.. and have never had problems with the app before
Hi, sorry you're having trouble. Are the albums you're trying to download public albums? If so, could you send me some links? I can try to fetch them myself and look for potential issues. Thanks.
Thanks for the above answers. It works fine as you explained above :
- I set the gallery as public ;
- Log as guest ;
- set my Smugmug ID
Then public galleries are listed
- Then launch the downlaod and I'm prompted for the gallery password.
So it works fine :-)
But I have to set the gallery as public. And as far as I could understand, even if a gallery is password protected, this is still possible to view or download a public album if you don't know the password. In other word, to make an album "private" (I mean password locked), you have to se it private, not public.
Is there any chance to be able to download at once a private album using AlbumFetcher ?
Or could Smugmug implement the "download at one gallery" as they implemented for "Buy multiple photos".
Other question :
In AlbumFetcher, there is a third possibility :
Log as guest with password. I cannot figure out how using it and its feature. Please could you let me know.
Other question :
I tested the download while typing this message, and noticed that some pictures of downloaded album are not sorted as they are on my computer.
Checking how this is displayed on Smugmug, I discovered that they are not sorted as they are on my computer, but they are sorted as the download.
So it looks like a Smugmug problem or limitation. Could you experience this ? Is this a normal behaviour ?
Once again, thanks, it really helped me.