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Old 22nd May 2012, 8:09 AM   #1
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Default Best program for Windows to transfer photos

Hey guys,

I used to have a Canon 60D which came with the EOS Utility software which allowed me to transfer my photos into year/month with certain filenames.

Now I have the Olympus E-P3 - and don't think there is such software for it.

Anyone know of any programs out there that do a similar thing?
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Old 22nd May 2012, 8:10 AM   #2
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Windows Vista and 7 do this sort of thing out of the box.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 8:43 AM   #3
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Windows Vista and 7 do this sort of thing out of the box.

Do you know if it does auto rotating as well? I'll have to explore this feature when I get home
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Old 22nd May 2012, 9:59 AM   #4
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You Should be able to set Auto Rotation in camera so you dont have to worry about that.

You can try things like Picasa or Fastoneimageviewer

Personally if I was copying files id be making folders manually and copying using tera copy.

Less automated but so damn fast.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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Old 22nd May 2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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Whoops also check out Photomechanic. That is the bomb for culling/viewing raws and sorting folder stuff out
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Old 22nd May 2012, 10:39 AM   #7
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Teracopy is great for moving things quickly. Another option you can is is Total Commander - http://www.ghisler.com/

This will let you create and delete folders, rename them and you can queue up as many file transfers as you want to what ever folder you want. I use it for moving things around on my 10.8TB RAID array. Bear in mind this will only let you move data around, not catalogue it.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 1:22 PM   #8
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get a cheap USB SD card reader thing that is compatible with your cards and just copy and paste them in.

I was plugging the camera in and using the Canon supplied software but found the new method with the card reader much quicker.
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Old 23rd May 2012, 12:14 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies guys!

Too many recommendations = headache!

I'll look through them all.

P.S. BalkanWarrior cheers for my tip but that's exactly what I want to avoid (speed is no concern, it's the organisation part)
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Wow, doesn't anyone just use Windows Explorer?

1. Plug in camera/card and click 'Open Folder' when the prompt pops up.
2. CTRL-A to select all
3. CTRL-X to cut
4. Navigate to picture folder
5. Right Click, 'New Folder' and call it whatever you want
6. CTRL-V to paste.
7. Walk away and make a sammich.

Everything other than the last step takes all of about 8 seconds. Probably less time that it would take for a program to start up...
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Wow, doesn't anyone just use Windows Explorer?

1. Plug in camera/card and click 'Open Folder' when the prompt pops up.
2. CTRL-A to select all
3. CTRL-X to cut
4. Navigate to picture folder
5. Right Click, 'New Folder' and call it whatever you want
6. CTRL-V to paste.
7. Walk away and make a sammich.

Everything other than the last step takes all of about 8 seconds. Probably less time that it would take for a program to start up...
Thanks for the reply mate. But dw I know shortcuts and all I was actually referring more to the categorisation of photos into folders. So for example, these programs would copy photos into a directory like //..../2012/05/ and then within the folder for May, it would make subfolders for the different days - or whatever customisation you choose.

Your method would work if I did batch uploading per 'event' I went to, but often I don't upload photos until a look time.

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This is what i do.
I actually looked most up and I went with Lightroom!

Helps with the organisation. It's gonna help so much easier when I want to make a Mothers Day album and I can just search for the keyword
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Old 23rd May 2012, 11:25 PM   #13
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Whoops also check out Photomechanic. That is the bomb for culling/viewing raws and sorting folder stuff out
+1 for Photomechanic makes culling and reviewing raws (even the massive D800 raws) a breeze.
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Just the card in the reader. I just have a HHD that i put them in, then just put them in a folder named "20120524_example". After that i just go and import into lightroom.
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Thanks for the reply mate. But dw I know shortcuts and all I was actually referring more to the categorisation of photos into folders. So for example, these programs would copy photos into a directory like //..../2012/05/ and then within the folder for May, it would make subfolders for the different days - or whatever customisation you choose.

Your method would work if I did batch uploading per 'event' I went to, but often I don't upload photos until a look time.

Cheers though
Yeah, sorry, I actually wasn't being factitious either - I guess I figured everyone was like me and transferred their files after every shoot.
A quick browse through the 'Shit you've recently bought' thread just goes to show that there are people with WAY more memory cards than me

THAT SAID, in the past where I've travelled for a couple of days at a time without transferring my shots, I usually just create a new folder in camera each day.
I know that would me renaming the folders when you eventually transfer them to the PC, but my argument is (as per my initial post) that it doesn't take long at all to do, and you'd have to type in those dates if you used something like LR anyway...
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