Improve your photographic workflow

Import your photos and videos efficiently and reliably
Rapid Photo Downloader for Linux is written by a photographer for professional and amateur photographers. Its goal is to be the best photo and video downloader for the Linux Desktop. It is free software, released under the GNU GPL license.

read more
Main features
  • 1Generates meaningful, user configurable file and folder names
  • 2Downloads photos and videos from multiple devices simultaneously
  • 3Backs up photos and videos as they are downloaded
  • 4Is carefully optimized to download and back up at high speed
  • 5Easy to configure and use
  • 6Runs under Unity, Gnome, KDE and other Linux desktops
  • 7Fully or partially translated into many languages
  • 8Program configuration and use is fully documented
  • Filter, sort and choose
    which photos and videos to download
  • Use the Timeline
    to identify shots taken at different periods
  • Integrated
    with the Linux desktop
Latest News
January 1, 2018: Version 0.9.7 is released, featuring several bug fixes and translation updates. Read more about how to install it.
December 8, 2017: Version 0.9.6 is released, featuring synchronized scrolling between the Timeline and the thumbnail display. Read more about how to install it.
July 3, 2017: Version 0.9.0 is released, featuring the biggest change to the project since it was first launched in 2007. Every aspect of the user interface has been heavily revised and modernized, and significant new features have been added. Moreover it can finally download from every camera supported by gphoto2, including smartphones. Read more about the new release and how to install it.
July 3, 2017: Added a writeup of how Rapid Photo Downloader works under the hood.