Rapid Photo Downloader is a Linux software used to Import Photo and Video From digital camera or handicam also from media storage in Linux environment. This article will guide you how to install Rapid Photo Downloader and review about it.




Download Photo and Video From Camera and Storage in Linux

Rapid Photo Downloader is written by a photographer for professional and amateur photographers. Released under the GNU GPL license, it is designed for use on the Linux Desktop. It can download photos from multiple cameras, memory cards and Portable Storage Devices simultaneously. It provides many options for subfolder creation, image renaming and backup.

Rapid Photo Downloader Features

  1. Generates meaningful, user configurable file and folder names
  2. Downloads photos and videos from multiple devices simultaneously
  3. Backs up photos and videos as they are downloaded
  4. Is carefully optimized to download and back up at high speed
  5. Easy to configure and use
  6. Runs under Gnome, KDE and other Linux desktop environments
This is Rapid Photo Downloader prompt,

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This is main Window of Rapid Photo Downloader (sorry I blurred the images)

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How to Install Rapid Photo Downloader Linux Photography Software

Way 1: Rapid Photo Downloader can be installed directly from Software Center or you can install it from Terminal by executing these command:

sudo apt-get install rapid-photo-downloader

Way 2: Want to get newer version of Rapid Photo Downloader, install it using Rapid Photo Downloader PPA. Type in your Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dlynch3/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rapid-photo-downloader

Wait until installation completed! Now you can open Rapid Photo Downloader after install by clicking Start/Menu >> Graphics >> Rapid Photo Downloader
For many cases, for importing pictures and videos from camera you don’t need to open from Start/Menu, the software will detect your camera and will prompt for you.

Rapid Photo Downloader Review to Import Picture and Video From Digital Camera in Linux

This is the best application to work with something such as Darktable without a proper photo importer. Rapid Photo Downloader prompt a notification to offer media handling when a camera, phone memory inserted to computer. With this features, you can manage video and picture easily to copy or move it.

With this software you can bring your files from the camera to the computer and renames them – all custom configurable to your taste. Well designed and not over-complicated, works perfectly.

You then need to use rawstudio for developing, gimp for any tweaks, the std file manager for arranging folders, and kb3 for archiving. NOTE: to use the newest version please use PPA above!