Rapid Photo Downloader Reached New Major 0.9.0 Release

Rapid Photo Downloader

Rapid Photo Downloader, the open-source and Linux desktop’s premier photo and video downloader/importer, has reached the new major 0.9.0 release after two and a half years of development.

According to the release note, Rapid Photo Downloader has switched to Qt5 from GTK+2. It also uses Python 3.4+ to replace Python 2.7.

Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9.0 release highlights:

  • UI has been revised and modernized
  • Download files from all cameras supported by gPhoto2, including smartphones.
  • Remember downloaded files.
  • group photos and videos based on timeline.
  • Thumbnails are bigger, and can be sorted via device or file type.
  • Libraw is used to render RAW images
  • handle hundreds of thousands of files at a time.
  • Add tooltips.
  • Right click on thumbnails to open file in a file browser or copy the path.
  • show process bar and count in Unity Desktop’s launcher icon.
  • The installer has been totally rewritten
  • A check for a new version is run at program startup.
  • Rotate Jpeg images feature has been removed.

Download / Install Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9.0 in Ubuntu:

The install script and source tarball are available for download at the link below:

Download Rapid Photo Downloader

After downloaded the both files, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher, then run command:

cd ~/Downloads && python3 install.py rapid-photo-downloader-0.9.0.tar.gz

install rapid photo downloader 0.9

Follow terminal prompts and input your password when it asks until done, though the installing process failed in my Ubuntu 16.04 due to dependency issue

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