AlbumFetcher continues to 'die' consistently. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the crashes. Sometimes it's simply a failed download like I describe above. Other times, it's this error:
Is there anything I might tweak on my system to make AlbumFetcher a little more stable? I appreciate all the effort you have put into developing this tool.
I lost all of my children's baby pictures due to a virus (all were on my smugmug site). A friend told me about your software and I am using it right now. I am in the process of 'fetching albums' to my hard drive and am going to back everything up on either a CD-ROM or DVD. THANK YOU SO MUCH. If I have any questions or suggestions, I will forward them to you, but I at least wanted to express my thankfulness for your help (I was going to download them one picture at a time which would have taken me months to do!)
I'm having a problem downloading large galleries. When I go to download a private, password protected gallery it works for a gallery with 136 pictures, but doesn't work with a gallery of 199 or 310 pictures. I'm trying 'login as guest' and I'm using Windows Vista w/ SP1.
Are you able to use the "skip existing files" feature the second time around to start where you left off?
It never get's that far, I get an "Error in fetching image data. Download Aborted" menu. It didn't work with that box checked and unchecked.
The "skip" option is useful for the re-start. If you got images 1-50 of 100 done successfully in the first try, you can use the skip box to start the next go on image #51. Hope this helps.
I didn't get any images done successfully in the larger galleries.
Have you tried on another machine? I'm drawing a blank.
Didn't work with another PC either. Could it be something with the gallery?
your app sounds great.. just what I need to download a full gallery of images. Any chance a Mac version is on the horizon?
I'm not mac-savvy, so I'm not able to write a Mac version. I've heard people use it successfully with Parallels, etc. Sorry I can't help much...
I'm sure someone could look into writing a Firefox add-on or even a Greasemonkey script which would be cross-platform compatible... I think that all a greasemonkey script would have to do is parse all the image filenames and then create a list of hyperlinks when requested - a download manager could then be used to download them all pretty easily... You'd have to find a way of allowing for the pro accounts with their own fancy pants domain names though! Heheh! Actually, an independantly hosted php script might be the be best... As long as the user remained logged in to SmugMug whilst accessing the php script on another site, the principal would still work I think! But I'm no coder, so it's probably a lot harder than it sounds!
I downloaded and can not log in to any account, tried three, neither
nickname or email. Keep getting log in failed. Any suggestions?
Strange... Wonder if the API server was down. How about now?
Nope, two accounts failed log in, nickname and email. Might be ZoneAlarm
blocking it but get no access warning popup.
Haven't heard any other similar issues, so I'd put my suspicions on ZA. Can you make an exception or some other rule to allow AlbumFetcher through?
Just shut down ZA and still no go.
btw, I did add the AF app and checked allowed for everything.
I am new to smugmug and looking for a way to let my family easily download photos (all at once vs one at a time) from smugmug. I found AlbumFetcher v0.3.3 and it is just what I am looking for. Unfortunately I get an error message when I try to use it. Am I doing something wrong?
Login as Guest
Enter Album Password
Click Fetch Albums
I get the following error message in the status box:
"Error in fetching image data. Download aborted."
Sorry if you already addressed this somewhere in this thread. I may have missed it.
Thanks for any help or advice you can give me on the best way for guest viewers to download multiple photos .
Hmmm... Sorry to hear you're having trouble. Are you able to download albums when logged in as owner?