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PTPdrive 2.2 description
PTPdrive 2.2 comes as a convenient and beneficial software which allows digital cameras operating in PTP mode.It is mapped to a local drive letter in the Microsoft Windows. Without the PTPdrive, only Mass Storage (MSC) mode cameras can have assigned a drive letter. While some digital cameras can be configured to work in either mode, some models, especially newer ones, only support the PTP mode.
- PTPdrive' application
- Lists all free/unused drive letters, indicates which drive is already mapped to a camera.
- Lists all PTP mode digital cameras connected to the computer.
- Allows map/disconnect a drive letter to/from a camera:
- Camera can be mapped to a drive letter only once.
- Trial version allows only one camera to be mapped to a drive letter at once.
- Registered version allows multiple different cameras to be mapped to different drive letters at the same time.
- Offers launching PTPdrive configuration settings dialog.
- Enables ad-hoc overriding of the global picture name format for each drive, applicable to the drive being currently mapped (not changing the global setting).
- Trial version shows the limits and counters.
- Registered version shows the registration details.
- 'PTPdrive Settings' application
- Allows setting following parameters:
- Language of the PTPdrive product.
- Location and size of the PTPdrive cache, where temporary files with partially transferred pictures are stored.
- Global picture name format (also default for each camera profile) with option to change it.
- Collecting diagnostic data.
- Option to re-register the PTPdrive as a handler for Camera Connected event.
- Provides a way to customize each camera through profiles. A camera profile gets created automatically once a camera is mapped to a drive letter for the first time.
- Preferred drive letter
- Enable/disable automatic mapping of the camera upon its connection to the system, not asking for drive letter (registered version only)
- File name format
- Camera alias which gets included in the drive name visible in Windows Explorer
- Shows the version of the PTPdrive.
- Offers checking if a newer version of the PTPdrive is available on the Internet.
- Allows entering of a registration key to unlock the trial version.
- 'Filename Format Builder' application
- Offers intuitive way of building the picture filename format.
- Supports creating virtual directories which can be used for grouping pictures.
- Allows building the filename using picture and camera metadata:
- Original filename (full or partial name)
- Counter with configurable number of digits
- Date and time when a picture was taken, selectable in various formats
- Camera name
- Image width
- Image length
- Supports drag & drop editing.
- In real-time shows how the final filename would look like.
- Drive letter mapping
- PTPdrive maps PTP mode digital camera to a local drive in Windows, allowing any application to access pictures in the camera, including command-line and scripts based.
- Integrates the mapped drive into the "Removable Storage" section of the Windows Explorer.
- Offers Read-Only access to the pictures with option to delete the pictures. No Write access allowed because the PTP protocol does not support it.
- Sets the volume label of the mapped PTP camera to '
@ PTPdrive', eg. 'D90 PTPdrive' for Nikon D90. The trial version of the PTPdrive appends '(TRIAL)' text to the end of the volume label.
- Does not allow changing the volume label, it is Read-Only as well.
- Shows 'PTPDRIVEFS' as the file system name of the PTPdrive mapped drives.
- Provides custom drive icon (in Windows Vista and later).
- Offers several ways how to map a camera to a drive letter:
- Via AutoPlay (Camera Connected) event. When a camera is connected to the computer, the system shows up an AutoPlay window where the PTPdrive is listed. In Windows 7 the Device Stage window of the camera shows up where PTPdrive can be selected (under Change Program).
- Manually running the PTPdrive application and selecting the camera
- Through camera's context menu in the Windows Explorer (XP and 2003 only). See Windows Shell integration for more details.
- Windows Shell integration
- Extends context menu of the mapped drive in Windows Explorer by adding "Disconnect PTP drive" menu item to terminate drive letter mapping:
- Extends context menu of the camera in Windows Explorer (XP and 2003 only) by adding:
- "Map as PTP drive..." menu item to map this camera to a drive letter (if the camera is not mapped yet).
- "Already mapped as V:" disabled menu item to let you know the mapping is already done.
- Adds a 'PTPdrive' property page to the mapped drive's property pages in Windows Explorer:
- Lists all root WIA (PTP) properties of the camera
- Shows trial limits or registration details .
- Version 2.2 has added support for serial numbers of attached cameras.
- Operating system:
- Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7
- 32-bit or 64-bit
- Disk space:
- About 2 MB for the PTPdrive executables
- At least 100 MB for the PTPdrive cache (temporary storage for pictures downloaded from the camera)
- Registered version: default and minimum size is 100 MB, configurable in the 'PTPdrive Settings' application
- Trial version: cache size is hardcoded to unlimited, which means the PTPdrive will use as much disk space as needed to temporarily store all the 30 pictures/movies allowed in the trial version
- 10-20 MB of memory per mounted drive
- Any CPU, as long as the Windows can start up an run
- USB port to connect your digital camera to the computer
- Digital camera operating in PTP mode. All digital cameras operating in PTP or PTP/MTP mode are supported, e.g. Nikon D90, Canon Rebel XSi, Logitech ClickSmart, ...
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