Images since 2001!
handles the copying of images from your digital camera's memory card to
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.
only does one thing, but it does it well: it copies files from your
card to a destination directory determined by your storage scheme. If
any directories need to be created in the process, it will create them.
addition, the file can be renamed while it is copied to a more
“useful” name than your camera might have
provided. DIM does not provide for browsing, viewing, modifying,
adjusting, printing or any of
the other functions of the many fine image browsing and processing
programs that are available.
is a 100% pure Java application. As such, it should run on any
reasonable system with Java runtime support (e.g. Mac, PC, Linux, etc.)
do I get it?
DIM requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4 or above.
Which can be obtained for free here.
can download DIM here.
When clicking on the above link to download the file,
make sure you
save it with a ".jar" extension.
Some browsers will attempt to save it with the wrong extension, such as
you would like a DIM icon for your desktop, you can use this:
do I pay for it?
answer: you don't have to.
If you find DIM useful you are encouraged to use the PayPal donation button
below to show your appreciation.
do I Install it?
installation is necessary.
on the link above to download DIM. When presented with the option to
save the file, make sure that it's saved with a ".jar" extension (some
browsers will attempt to save it with a ".zip" extension, this is
you have a properly installed Java Runtime Environment, you can run the
dim4.jar file directly. On a PC or Mac you should be able to simply
double-click on the file.
do I use it?
DIM manual is available by clicking here.
I'm having trouble getting it to work
There is an issue with some recent versions of Java.
Try running DIM as:
java -Djava.util.Arrays.useLegacyMergeSort="true" -jar Dim-b153.jar
want DIM to autorun when I insert a card into my card reader, is this
(on XP anyway). The procedure for setting this up on Windows XP is
apparently is also possible on a Mac (I'm not a Mac user, so my
experience here is limited).
A Macworld discussion thread addresses
I need a Card Reader?
your computer does not have a built-in slot for your memory card, you
will most likely need a card reader (or some device that functions as a
card reader, such as some printers with card slots).
only exception to this would be the case (not typical) where your
camera maps as a disk drive when you attach it to your computer.
Frankly, you would most likely want a card reader in this case anyway,
as it's a real pain to wire your camera to your computer every time you
want to transfer pictures.
you are in the market for a card reader, the one featured here is a
DIM support Adobe DNG Files?
As-of build 149 (made available on 10/1/04),
DIM fully suppports DNG files (along with NEF, CRW, CR2 and most other
raw formats) as well as JPG, TIF, etc..
if I have questions or comments?
you have any questions/comments about DIM, please send me an email
else do I need to know?
is provided as freeware / as is, etc.
can't guarantee support and or suitability. If you have a problem, I'll
try and help you the best I can, but I can't guarantee anything.
If you have tried DIM, and have any feedback at all (either positive or
negative) I'd really like to hear from you.
Please send me a quick email
and let me know what you think of the program.
This software is provided "as is" and the user assumes all risk
associated with the use of this software.
Under no circumstance shall the author be liable
for damages caused by this software.
This software is freeware and may not be sold,
rented, or included as part of any commercial package.
This software may not be modified,
reverse-engineered or disassembled.
The author grants you the permission to use this
software but full ownership and copyright remains with the author.