Thank for the great download program. I was able to log in as a guest and download several of my friends picture albums, however one of them keeps giving me "Error in Feching image data" Any ideas why? I can view this particular album in smugmug fine, would like to be able to download it, is there album size limits? PS - first time here, awesome website-thanks
Just downloaded your program and looks good -
However, I need something to download photos from a Sharegroup URL of unlisted galleries ?
OR - even just from the individual unlisted gallery URL - one at a time
Lou Gonzalez wrote:
Love this program! What a time saver. My only its bitsy gripe is not being able to sort the galleries by name. That would be huge since I have hundreds of galleries. It takes some time and effort (for me) to find the gallery. But if I could sort these by Album Title...wow! It would be awesome. Or even by Count or Category.
I click on the headings in the window but nothing happens.
Why does AlbumFetcher change the file name that file has on SmugMug upon download? how do i fix it so that it retains the original file name?
AlbumFetcher retains the original filename (i.e. the filename when the account owner uploaded the file) when logged into AF as owner. When logged into AF as guest, it uses the SmugMug filename, since SmugMug does not tell guests what the original filename is. Hope that makes sense.
i have my albums set up so filename is displayed so guests can see the filename. why then can't AlbumFetcher get the filenames?
anyone know if AlbumFetcher works with Windows 7? my aunts having trouble with getting it to work. She logs in as a guest with password and after it starts to download, it gets an "error in fetching image data." Or have any other idea what that error is from?
I have not tested under Win7. Would be curious to know how others are doing.
I wanted to download all my files from SmugMug to have a local backup copy (as suggested in the Smugmug EULA btw).
Anyway, Album Fetcher is a fantastic application. Fast, easy to use, video support - the works.
My only problem is the folder structure. I have about 500 albums in many sub categories.
When I just select ALL of them, and begin a download, it will place everything in folders, but not structured.
Example: I have a category called family. Below that, I have subcategories for "child A" and "child B" etc. In these, I have many albums.
I had hoped AF would download and place in folders like this:
Family/Child A/Album X
But it downloads simply into:
This gets confusing with hundreds of albums and it is a big task to move them into the right category structure locally afterwards.
Any chance AF can create the correct folder structure based on category/subcategory like Star*Explorer does?
One other thing: is the video download size a "minimum size" or a "maximum size"? If my videos was uploaded in 640x480, and I select 1080, will I get a 640 video or an upscaled 1080?
Thanks again for a great app!
So apparently it's not a Win7 problem...it's an album problem. two other people (non Win 7 people) can't get some of my albums to download (and I can't either as a guest...didn't try as owner b/c i need it to work as guest). but some of my albums work just fine. i've checked all my album settings and i can't see any differences. what is that "error in fetching image data. download aborted." from?? any suggestions??
need help!! i NEED the album download function to work or it's kinda pointless being a member of SmugMug!!
Do your gallery names contain any special characters? Do you have external linking enabled?
Album Fetcher is wonderful! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I had lost two of my galleries and you helped me recover them. I'll be happy to make a contribution to your beverage fund! May GOD bless you and yours! <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/wings.gif" border="0" alt="" >
spaces and underscore but some work and some don't and they both have spaces and an undercore ie: 2009 10 04_10 15
yes, external linking enabled.
is that a problem? any ideas to help me out??
this looks great. dumb (quick) question:
i want someone else to download my pics but I dont want to give them my smugmug username / pass
If your albums are publicly accessible, they can log in as guest, meaning they use your smugmug nickname but w/o a password. Users will be presented with only your public galleries.
Just discovered this application and it works well . . . perhaps too well.
I typically lock out the right-click function to prevent unauthorized downloads. Yes, I know it's not foolproof, but it provides a basic level of protection.
AlbumFetcher ignores that setting, and downloads the pictures to the highest allowed resolution.
Not a tremendous big deal because it's not like a make a living from my hobby, but it does negate the the option of downloading a digital copy for a fee.
I could set the default size to be small, but that defeats the purpose of using smugmug to share photos.
Just wondering if that is something that can be addressed (i.e. check the setting for the gallery), or if it's something we'll just have to account for when setting up permissions.
Your gallery settings have an option for external linking, which essentially disables image access via direct URL. This is what AlbumFetcher uses, so you can protect your images by disabling external linking.
I don't know the mechanism AlbumFetcher uses, but external linking is disabled in my galleries and it still downloaded the pictures.
Just to be sure, I just tested it on the "ejdalise/Flowers/November 09 Flowers" gallery and a few others.