Digital Cam Tools... v2.0

Copyright (c) 2001,2002 Wiebe van der Worp,
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA 


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What is it?

What it does is moving pictures with extension "jpg" from a source location (like a SM card in your camera or a folder on your hard disk) to an archive location, making thumbnails and medium sized pictures and making html pages with these thumbnails and hyperlinks to both larger versions. It clears pictures from the source location, and finally opens the html page with thumbs.

These tools help you to organize your digital pictures in a very straight forward way. Perfect for digital camera's like Olympus.

This is a Windows 2000 version and is tested on NT4 too. XP probably works fine too. Win 95, 98, ME unknown (let me know).

It assumes pictures are in a temporary location like the SM card in your camera, being a temporary drive on your computer via USB, or like a temporary folder on your disk drive. These typical settings can be stored in profiles.


Why not?

  • It's free as in free beer and free as in freedom. However I think it is good to be aware of organizations like and .
  • You don't need any knowledge of photo editing and html to quick make html pages with thumbs and links. 
  • Thumbnails and medium sized pictures are stripped from unnecessary bits and bytes, leaving you with the fastest loading pictures on the internet (version 2.0 leaves less then 30% of bytes compared to v 0.1, loading thumbs more than 3 times faster!!).
  • Excellent overview with your screen optimal filled with thumbs.
  • This tool set uses batch programming as a front end for the ImageMagick engine. So it is very easy to customize.
  • It's good and stable.
  • You are in complete control, what happens is transparent and traceable.
  • No complex registry entries. If you want to get rid of this, just delete the folder with these files.
  • You may make copies for your neighbors
  • It is portable, you don't even need a diskette, just put it on your SM card for example
  • It is small, occupying only 2MB on your memory card (compressed less then 1MB).
  • Thumbs are sorted in version 2.0
  • No fancy user interface (sorry).
  • OK for fast searching, but for viewing a lot of pictures like in a slide show you may want to open a location with, for example XnView.
  • I have no time to support you right now.
  • It only supports JPG-files (which is the most common format).



Additional information

About ImageMagick

These tools use a subset from ImageMagick. This is sufficient for normal use. If you want the complete binaries get and save it local. Unzip ImageMagick and extract it to for example c:\bin\im. You should avoid a path with spaces(!). There are no system entries (everything you work with is in the directory). It has a BSD like license.

About compression

How much should I compress JPEG files? Look at the table:

A sample picture is saved in several versions.

These settings are to give you some help, and are particularly for digital camera pictures in general. 


I am critical about quality. It must be said: The underlying code from Image Magick is excellent!! They did a great job for the community!

Wiebe van der Worp,
22 june 2002