PTPdrive 2.2

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File size: 2.3MB
Platform: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
License: Trial
Price: $26.95
Downloads: 123
Date added: 2011-04-03
Publisher: Cranking Pixels

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.

Major Features:

  1. 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.
  2. '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.
  3. '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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  • Memory:
    • 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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