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Ingestamatic is an image management tool.

It's easy enough to copy ("ingest") photos from your camera, card, or phone to your computer: Just mount the camera or card as a drive and copy them, or use whatever came with your computer, such as Image Capture on the Mac.

But all that gives you is a copy. Ingestion is a great opportunity to do more, before it's too late.

  • Look at a preview to decide which photos you want to ingest.
  • Rename the image files and sort them into folders (by date, for example).
  • Make a backup copy.
  • Add metadata: caption, keywords, copyright notice, more...

What's New

Version 2.20:
  • No changes from beta 7.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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JSteel Member IconReview+4
JSteel
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I've been using Ingestamatic for a while now, and I'm very impressed. I've "ingested" several thousand photos through it in my workflow, and I've never encountered an issue (granted, I don't use all of its features to its full potential).

It's a reliable tool for photographers of any level who want to use a digital asset management workflow to keep their work organized. I highly recommend it!

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Version 2.20
Prince_Isaac Member IconReview+302
Prince_Isaac
+1

For years since buying my first Fujifilm camera I've used the Finepix software that came with it to extract photos from several different cameras and their cards. The problem was it was a Rosetta app and with Lion, it no longer worked. :-(

Along came Ingestamatic, which does everything I used to love about Finepix and then some. I particularly wanted to be able to rename images as they were being extracted and saved on my Mac, using my own convention (yyyy_mmdd_Prince_001.jpg) so that they would be easy to find by date, name, and image number.

Ingestamatic will do this and so much more that it's a great choice for home, amateur, and pro photographers alike.

And most important is the support that the Dev has provided me when I've gotten stuck. There have been no bugs but sometimes I needed some advice and Marc responded quickly and good advice.

I starred the "ease of use" down to 4 because it is a complex program and has a bit of a learning curve. YMMV.

Highly recommended app.

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Version 2.13
Prharris Member IconReview+8
Prharris
+1

I have just started testing this but it seems to be excellent.

Within minutes defined my workflow: It imported 40 raw files from an sdhc card, converted them to dng (via a an app of my choice), imported them to a folder of my choice, simultaneously exported them to a back-up disc, opened and created a catalog with my chosen DAM software (media pro).

This took about 40 seconds. I'm blown away.

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Version 2.12
Prince_Isaac
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Wow! Your workflow is *much* more complex than mine but I'm impressed that it does so much. I wish there was a way to exchange PMs here as I'd like to learn more about how it exported to a BU disc and what sort of script you used to catalog your images with Media Pro, which I also use.

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Version 2.12
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Downloads 2,267
Version Downloads 294
License Demo
Date 06 Jun 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.99
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