Ingestamatic
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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:
What's New
Version 2.20:
  • No changes from beta 7.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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JSteel reviewed on 06 Jun 2013
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!
[Version 2.20]


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Prince_Isaac reviewed on 09 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 2.13]


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Prharris reviewed on 03 May 2012
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.
[Version 2.12]

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Prince_Isaac replied on 10 Jun 2012
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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Prharris rated on 03 May 2012

[Version 2.12]


Downloads:2,201
Version Downloads:228
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Demo
Date:06 Jun 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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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, and so on.
  • Geotag the images from a GPS track log, to mark them with their latitude, longitude, and altitude.
  • Convert raw files to Adobe's DNG format.
While you can do some of this later, it's best if you do it during ingestion. For example, you want the caption and the geotagging with the image, not just in Lightroom's or Aperture's database. And the sooner you get a backup, the better.

I've been developing ImageIngester, the most advanced ingestion app, for over six years and I've learned a lot about how photographers want to do ingestion. But over those years ImageIngester has gotten overly complicated: too many setup panels and presets, too many rarely-used features, and too much required training to use all those features. Now I've come up with a much simpler, yet in many ways more powerful ingester called Ingestamatic.


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