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.

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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 Gnome, KDE, and other Linux desktops, and on the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 11.
  • 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
February 13, 2024: Version 0.9.36 is released, containing improvements, bug fixes, and translation updates. Read more about how to install it.
January 30, 2024: Version 0.9.35 is released, containing several improvements, bug fixes, and translation updates. Read more about how to install it.
October 19, 2023: A personal note from the developer: this project has only ever had one software developer. I developed a hand injury from typing while working on the code in early 2022. Code development has slowed considerably as I seek to recover from this serious injury. To work around the injury, fortunately I am able to use the JetBrains editor PyCharm in conjunction with the voice recognition tools Talon and Dragon NaturallySpeaking on Windows / WSL2. While my ability to test the code remains limited, at least I can now write it.