I just tried it when I was logged in as owner and it worked great! When I try to log in as guest it fetches the album info. I then select the album I want to download and asks for the password. I enter the password and then the error "Error in fetching image data. Download aborted" appears in the status window.
I have a "standard" account with smugmug. Do I need to be a "power user" to use this feature?
Thanks again for a great tool and your help! It would be great if my friends and family could use it to download complete albums that I post.
Looks like I uncovered a new bug in v0.3.3 when trying to get hidden images/videos. :cry I am using the "Login as owner" option and when the retrieval gets to the point where it encounters a hidden image/video, the program just hangs there without making any progress (the UI is responsive, except that it doesn't do anything). This should be easy to reproduce....just mark any of the images in one of your albums as "hide photo" and try to get the entire album logged in as owner.
Please let me know when you have a fix for this. And thank you for this amazing utility....this makes my archiving of smugmug albums extremely easy!
Do you happen to have a site-wide password AND an album password?
I do not have a site-wide password but I am protecting each individual gallery at that level.
I think I figured it out. The problem seems to be with the size of the gallery. I did some testing and it seems that I have problems with galleries of more than 239 photos. I split each large gallery into two smaller galleries and all is well. Thanks for your help!
Hi,i have the same bug but the owner of the gallery don't want to split his gallery. Please wellman, can you fix this bug?
thx so much for you great software!!
Hi, I just tried AlbumFetcher. Great tool, thanks for providing this.
I wonder if these are by design or bugs.
I have a Pro account. I tried several iterations and for some reason, the tool does not take into consideration the smugmug pro account copy protection setting.
I was able to logon as GUESS without password and fetch all the pictures from an album which had copy protection and Original Size set.
This is fine when you login as owner and password, but as Guess, means anyone could copy the pictures without logon in as owner. To me its a security violation.
Also, I'll have to make some more tests, but if you login as owner with password, fetch pictures, then login again using guess with password or without password, it will still fetch the pictures, as if it does not reset itself for each login type.
Berto and agallia:
Your photos are safe. AlbumFetcher is able to get to these galleries without proper access because you yourself have accessed them via your browser somewhat recently and SmugMug has cached that permission. If you try with another computer which you have never logged in with, you will be unable to "work around" this security.
I'm not sure how often the permission caching gets reset on the SmugMug side.
Thanks for reply, Greg. But still a little confused about security issue. Please confirm what files a "stranger" can download from a remote computer using "guest" login and someone else's Smugmug ID? Can they download public gallery photos at the max set file display size? Exactly what photos are secure from them? This seems to be the case when I tried from my lap top for the first time. Thanks.
No problem. I agree that sorting would be nice - it's top on the list for v0.3. We're about to head out on vacation, so v0.3 won't be turned around quite as quickly.
Oops. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll take care of that one.
If you want to verify this for yourself, Google a free app called Exifer. It will show you (and allow you to edit) all EXIF and IPTC tags. I did some testing to make sure other IPTC fields were left alone, but I wouldn't mind some secondary confirmation.
That's a fantastic idea. That will also go into the list for v0.3. My goal here was to make a "true" Smugmug backup tool that would save all my caption/keyword work, since I do most of mine on the site. The GPSInfo is a further extension of the same principle, so I will be happy to work that in.
Sweet! Thank you! Thanks also for your suggestions.
Thanks for reply, Greg. But still a little confused about security issue. Please confirm what files a "stranger" can download from a remote computer using "guest" login and someone else's Smugmug ID? Can they download public gallery photos at the max set file display size? Exactly what photos are secure from them? This seems to be the case when I tried from my laptop for the first time. Thanks.
Thanks a million for coming up with this app! What an FU**%N life saver! I had some major drive failures and found that the only edited copies of a wedding I recently shot were on SmugMug.. Just as I was about to pull out the little hair I have left, I contacted SmugMug and Zac over there told me to try out your app! THANK YOU! hours upon hours and $$ saved! GRACIAS!
I think the best way to say it is that users of AlbumFetcher will have the exact same permissions as viewers of your SmugMug site. There are different types of SmugMug passwords:
Guest login: Allows others to make changes to your SM site. Folks with a guest login would be able to download anything via AlbumFetcher.
Site-wide login: Allows viewers to enter a single passwords and gain view access to the site. AF users with this password would be able to get any galleries except those further protected with a...
Gallery password: Gallery-specific password. AF users would have to have this password to get a specific gallery.
Hope that's clear as mud.
I'm pleased to announce the release of AlbumFetcher! AlbumFetcher is a little pet project of mine which I've decided to make freely available to the SmugMug community. I've received amazing amounts of help (and ideas) through these forums, and this my way of saying thanks. It's a simple little app that serves two main functions:
1. Download one or many SmugMug galleries at once
2. Embed captions and keywords into your downloaded images' IPTC headers
AlbumFetcher should run on Win2000, WinXP and above. It has been reported to run under Wine on Linux and through Parallels on a Mac. It's a single file, so it's easily portable and doesn't need to be installed. AlbumFetcher is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This DGrin thread will be the project's home page. Feedback is extremely appreciated, and if there are bugs and/or other issues (as there always are), please let me know here. This is a hobby, so I can't hope to live up to SmugMug's standard of customer service, but I will try to help you out if you're having an issue with the software. One word of caution - beware of the total number of bytes you download. You could easily run up against your monthly bandwith limit.
Again, this is yours to use forever for free. However, if you're a fan of my little app and feel so inclined, you can send me the electronic equivalent of the adult beverage of your choice here.
-GregCurrent version: v0.3.3 - Application | SourceHow Does it Work?
Download AlbumFetcher (zip file) with the link above.
Use WinZip or your favorite zip program to extract AlbumFetcher.exe (the program) to the folder of your choice (maybe the desktop).
Double-click the AlbumFetcher program icon.
If you're an account owner: In the top-right corner, enter your SmugMug ID and password. If you're a guest: Switch the login type selector to Guest. Then enter the SmugMug ID of the account you'd like to work with. You'll only have access to listed public galleries. (SmugMug ID means either your email address which is registered with SmugMug or the yourname part of yourname.smugmug.com. Your ID and password go directly to SmugMug; there's nobody listening in between.)
Click List Albums. A listing of all your albums will appear.
In the Download Options box (on the right), pick a folder to save albums to. Also pick the image sizes and other options as you wish.
Click the list to select albums for download. Use Ctrl-clicking or Shift-clicking to select more than one.
Click Fetch Albums. AlbumFetcher will now download your requested albums at the size you specified.
Have a tasty beverage.
UPDATE, Nov 14 2006:
I've incorporated some of Pat Kane's requests and some improvements of my own into v0.2. New features include:
Datetime stamp for each line in log file
Files with same original name are now handled successfully (an underscore is prepended to the second file's name).
Users can optionally skip over previously downloaded images (helpful when a download fails and you want to start over, but not re-download all the successful images).
Category/subcategory info is shown as a field in the list control.
A thumbnail of the image currently being downloaded is displayed.
Total time statistics are recorded when a job is completed successfully.
MD5 hashes are now compared. Files that fail the comparison are left alone, but a note is made in the log file.
-GregUPDATE, Nov 16 2006:
Pat Kane pointed out a bug in the folder selector, which is now fixed. Current version is now 0.2.1. Thanks, Pat! UPDATE, Jan 11 2008:
I'm pleased to announce the release of AlbumFetcher v0.3. There are several improvements in this release. Read on for details.
Multiple login options - Users may now login to SmugMug as account owner, guest, or guest with site password. If you're uncomfortable with other people being able to bulk-download your images, set your external linking option (in gallery customization) to "No."
Album-level password support - Guests may download password-protected galleries (with the proper password of course).
Selectable image size for download - Choose which size you want! AlbumFetcher will find the next largest available if logged in as guest and requested size is not available.
Video support - Choose which size you want! AlbumFetcher will find the next largest available if logged in as guest and requested size is not available. Support is also included for legacy mpeg-1 videos.
As inspired by SmugMug, AlbumFetcher is stretchy!
No more runtime errors - (Fingers crossed.) AlbumFetcher has essentially been completely rewritten. I found a few scenarios that caused the app to crash during my development process, and they've been eliminated. I've successfully downloaded thousands of images while testing. Let me know if you still have runtime problems.
UPDATE, Jan 12 2008:
Scott Walter pointed out a bug which caused the app to crash when downloading GIFs, which is now fixed. Current version is now 0.3.1. Thanks, Scott! UPDATE, Jan 29 2008:
A few people were having similar issues. Basically AlbumFetcher was bombing out if it tried to download an image which was missing (for whatever rare reason) on SmugMug. This is now handled more gracefully in new Version 0.3.2 (link above) - AlbumFetcher will stop the download and report the error (instead of crashing).UPDATE, Mar 3 2008:
AlbumFetcher is now compatible with SmugMug's security changes (use of keys).
I'm seeing some errors that I've never seen before. Possibly related to the changes smugmug made this past week to the login screen and interstitial page bypass?
12/14/2008 11:13:56 AM: AlbumFetcher start
12/14/2008 11:14:06 AM: Logging in user [email protected]...
12/14/2008 11:14:06 AM: Start REST transaction.
12/14/2008 11:14:07 AM: Expect file of size 102 bytes.
12/14/2008 11:14:07 AM: Received file of size 102 bytes.
12/14/2008 11:14:07 AM: REST transaction successful.
12/14/2008 11:14:07 AM: Login for user [email protected] successful.
12/14/2008 11:14:07 AM: SessionID extraction failed. Aborting.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
I'm pleased to announce the release of AlbumFetcher!
Thanks you so much for any advise. Merry Xmas happy new year. Vic
I think I have a clue as to why some of us get the C++ error.
I believe the problem lies in files that Smugmug stores without a file extension. Example: some files are 1234567.jpg and some just 1234567, no extension.
I strongly suspect that this is what is causing the crash. I tried the other downloader and get a crash (as a hang) as well.
I used Migratr and it doesn't crash, but has many many non extension files. Change the extenson manually to .jpg and the file is ok.
Hope this helps 3.4