Installing Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9.17
Install script

To get started, download the Install script, which automatically downloads and installs the latest version of Rapid Photo Downloader.

Tip: Save the file rather than opening it directly. You may need to first right-click on the "Install script" button and choose the "Save Link As" option.

Tip: You can save the Install script wherever you like — it's used only to install or uninstall the application, not run it.

Read the release notes, and learn about the new features introduced in the 0.9 series. The list of changes in all releases is found in the ChangeLog.

Install on Ubuntu, LinuxMint, openSUSE, Debian and Fedora

Download the install script above, and then to install the program from a terminal window run as your regular user (i.e. without sudo):


The program sudo may prompt for your administrator (root) password during the install process, if required.

For a list of optional commands you can give the installer, run:

python3 --help

Finally, to uninstall:

python3 --uninstall

Install on CentOS

The instructions are the same as for the Linux distributions above, but first follow the instructions found in the release notes.

Install on Arch Linux

The program is available in the community repository. To install, from a terminal window run:

sudo pacman -S rapid-photo-downloader

Supported Linux Versions

  • 1Ubuntu 16.04 or newer
  • 2LinuxMint 18 or newer
  • 3Debian 9 or newer, unstable or testing
  • 4Fedora 28 or newer
  • 5openSUSE Leap 42.3 or Tumbleweed
  • 5CentOS 7.5 (CentOS 8 is currently not supported)
  • 6Arch Linux 2018.10.01 or newer
  • 7Any distribution meeting the software requirements listed in the README

Software Requirements and Program Installation on Systems Not Mentioned Above

If your Linux distribution is not one of those mentioned above, you can install the program's dependencies yourself before running the install script. Please consult the README for installation details.

Installation into a Python Virtual Environment

Rapid Photo Downloader can be installed into a virtual environment, allowing you to isolate the Python packages it needs from other programs on your system. See the README for installation instructions.

MD5 Sums and Signatures

Install script: md5sum, signature

Release tarball: md5sum, signature