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Announcing DIM 4.0 (and it's free!)
Sep 21, 2004, 09:33
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Announcing DIM 4.0 (and it's free!)
Announcing DIM 4.0 (and it's free!)

DIM handles the copying of images from your digital camera's memory
card to your PC.

If you take more than just a few pictures with your digital camera,
you will quickly realize that you will need to come up
with some sort of organization scheme for the hundreds (and eventually
thousands) of digital image files that you will
accumulate. Once you come up with this scheme, you will want to be
able to quickly and automatically get the files onto the
appropriate directories on your hard drive. That is where DIM comes
in.

DIM only does one thing, but it does it well: it copies files from
your camera?s memory
card to a destination directory determined by your storage scheme. If
any directories need to be created in the process, it will create
them.

In addition, the file can be renamed while it is copied to a more
useful name than your camera might have provided.

DIM can be downloaded from: http://www.alanlight.com/dim/Dim.htm

Enjoy!
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Sep 21, 2004, 10:37 (This post was last modified: Sep 21, 2004 10:37 by mustang67.)
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Alan,
Whilst I appreciate that the promotion of a free product is not exactly advertising, I do feel that you would have done better to;
A/ Get to know this site and it's inhabitants,
B/ Have the boss write on your behalf after seeking his permission.

Since it appears you did not do these things, your software may not recieve the attention it may deserve.


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Sep 21, 2004, 15:47
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Rufus Wrote:Alan,
Whilst I appreciate that the promotion of a free product is not exactly advertising, I do feel that you would have done better to;
A/ Get to know this site and it's inhabitants,
B/ Have the boss write on your behalf after seeking his permission.

Since it appears you did not do these things, your software may not recieve the attention it may deserve.


Rufus,
Moderator.

A. As far as "getting to know this site" goes, this is one of many photography sites I read often. I have not posted here before, but that does not mean I don't "Know" this site.

B. Why? What's the point of having unmoderated forums if I need "permission" from a "boss" who "writes on my behalf." That defeats the entire point of a forum!
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Sep 21, 2004, 16:08
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It is an interesting looking package, certainly not something aimed at the amateur user from reading the manual.
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Sep 21, 2004, 16:22
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StudioJ Wrote:It is an interesting looking package, certainly not something aimed at the amateur user from reading the manual.
It does have a lot of features that are targeted for professionals with particular requirements, but it's actually quite simple to use, and once you set it up with your particular preferences, it's a single button-click to run it.
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Sep 21, 2004, 16:26
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Reminds me of Breeze's Downloader program. What's different (other than the price tag)?

Oh, and this IS a moderated forum. But you get a pass because you've got a wiki, and you're a famous music critic. ( Big Grin )
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Sep 21, 2004, 17:04
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Hi Alan, welcome to Shuttertalk!

Thanks for posting regarding the software. What I guess Rufus is trying to point out is that -- there is a fine line between sharing an opinion about some useful software and "spam", especially since it's your first post and you're obviously affiliated in some way with the product.

Nevertheless, I'm flattered that you do visit our site on a regular basis... why not join our forums? We could do with a person like yourself! Smile

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Sep 21, 2004, 17:10
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By the way, Alan... I've only briefly glanced through the manual, but can DIM do this?

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Sep 21, 2004, 18:54
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Hey Alan - just read your user manual - I'm impressed. I have downloaded it and will give it a try over the next few days. If it works as well as it reads - you have a winner on your hands.

Nice work (hopefully)!!
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Sep 22, 2004, 00:32
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Why? What's the point of having unmoderated forums if I need "permission" from a "boss" who "writes on my behalf." That defeats the entire point of a forum!


Alan.

I dont know you. I have no idea who you are, and equally you do not know who I am.

Since my ID clearly states "moderator" and I even signed my post as "moderator", I feel that reading before responding with "do what thou wilt" modernist nonsense would be in order.
Clearly ST and others welcome you. After your response to me, I'm afraid that I cant say the same. That's life I guess.
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:01
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ruh roh Rufus has his hackles up!

I can see his point, despite this not being a spam promotion and something well suited to the users here it is polite when posting advertising material such as this to contact the administrator of the site.

Aside from that I downloaded DIM and I'm about to go test it Smile
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:31
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Rufus Wrote:Why? What's the point of having unmoderated forums if I need "permission" from a "boss" who "writes on my behalf." That defeats the entire point of a forum!


Alan.

I dont know you. I have no idea who you are, and equally you do not know who I am.

Since my ID clearly states "moderator" and I even signed my post as "moderator", I feel that reading before responding with "do what thou wilt" modernist nonsense would be in order.
Clearly ST and others welcome you. After your response to me, I'm afraid that I cant say the same. That's life I guess.

I must have misread something. At the top of the page that I'm looking at right now, it says:

Shuttertalk Forums
Hey you! Yes you! If you're not a member of our forums, come and join us! We're looking for digital camera users, from beginners right through to enthusiasts. Feel free to post anything or ask any questions. We won't bite, we promise!


I guess I misunderstood the meanings of "feel free" and "post anything."
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:32
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shuttertalk Wrote:By the way, Alan... I've only briefly glanced through the manual, but can DIM do this?

Yes, in fact that's exactly DIM's purpose.
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:36
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You are determined to say anything but sorry, arent you?

Never mind. I wont obstruct you, since admin approves of you, nor do I wish to split hairs with you.
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:38
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slejhamer Wrote:Reminds me of Breeze's Downloader program. What's different (other than the price tag)?

Oh, and this IS a moderated forum. But you get a pass because you've got a wiki, and you're a famous music critic. ( Big Grin )

It's somewhat more feature-rich than Breeze Downloader, plus as you said it is free. Plus it's completly cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, etc.)

I don't mean to nit-pick, but a forum that allows posting by anybody is not a moderated forum. If you want moderation, than the system should not allow anybody but the moderator to directly post.

P.S. I've posting the exact same announcement over the years to many other photography forurms (dpreview, popphoto, photosig, etc.) and this place has the distinction of providing me with the first negative response ever!
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:39
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Rufus Wrote:You are determined to say anything but sorry, arent you?

Never mind. I wont obstruct you, since admin approves of you, nor do I wish to split hairs with you.


Ok, if it make you feel better, "I'm sorry"

(although, I'm not sure what I'm sorry for)

(.... kind of reminds me of taking to my wife....)
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:43
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Alan, don't worry about Rufus, Biker dogs that play guitars and use cameras are a little weird. If you don't mind please register on the forum, we would love to have you aboard and see some of your pictures.
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Sep 22, 2004, 02:48
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Ok, if it make you feel better, "I'm sorry"

(although, I'm not sure what I'm sorry for) Yep. Proves my point.
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Sep 22, 2004, 04:19
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I'm sorry too Sad
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Sep 22, 2004, 07:22
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I'm sorry as well.





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Sep 22, 2004, 07:23
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The idea of a forum is to welcome people and to share their ideas (and their inventions if possible). As this was not a commercial offer - but merely an offer to share - I can't see what the fuss is about.

Cut the guy some slack, Ruf!
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Sep 22, 2004, 07:26 (This post was last modified: Sep 22, 2004 07:30 by gd.)
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Alan Wrote:It's somewhat more feature-rich than Breeze Downloader


It seems very good, especially compared to the older version of Downloader, but specifically what makes it more feature-rich than D/L Pro? Just wondering.

Looking through the manual it seems VERY comparable, and for the price I'd have a hard time not recommending it.
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Sep 22, 2004, 07:27
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I'm still sorry.
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Sep 22, 2004, 07:28
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I didnt take my medication.

I was let out only on condition that I took it, and I forgot.
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Sep 22, 2004, 07:44
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slejhamer Wrote:
Alan Wrote:It's somewhat more feature-rich than Breeze Downloader


It seems very good, especially compared to the older version of Downloader, but specifically what makes it more feature-rich than D/L Pro? Just wondering.

Looking through the manual it seems VERY comparable, and for the price I'd have a hard time not recommending it.

They are very similar.
Besides price and cross-platform compatibility some of the main features that people tell me they like about my program (and that are absent from Breeze) are:

- Ability to delete files from the memory card after copying to the PC.
- Ability to automatically create a backup copy (usually on another drive) as the files are copied.
- Ability to have Client/Job and or Client/Job/Invoice #, etc. categorization.

There are a few others, but why don't you try it and find out firsthand.
P.S. I'm sure Breeze is a very nice product. It seems to be very popular and I've heard nothing but good things about it. I didn't write DIM to compete with Breeze. At the time I first wrote it (2001) I had very specific requirements and there was nothing on the market that worked exactly the way I needed it to.
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