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New upload/download manager for Zenfolio

Todays professional, semi-professional and enthusiastic hobby photographers are finding themselfs dealing with masses of digital images . More and more photographers are uploading more and more of their images to online galleries. With the new Media Gallery Manager it is fast and easy to upload those masses of photos to the online gallery service of Zenfolio™. So what is Media Gallery Manager?

Media Gallery Manager is a new software that features uploading and organizing masses of images which todays professional, semi-professional, advanced hobbyists and photographers are dealing with.

Fast uploads and downloads, because it makes use of the full bandwidth of the internet connection you pay your access provider for. This is achieved by uploading/downloading several image files simulteneously.

Ease to use, because the batch upload/download of several hundreds of images is started by simple clicking a button. Media Gallery Manager automatically detects new files which have not been uploaded/downloaded yet and starts upload/download tasks for those image files automatically. In Media Gallery Manager those operations are called synchronize remote (upload) and synchronize local (download).

The most advanced feature of Media Gallery Manager is that the synchronize operations maintain the folder structure the images are already organized in. Lets assume we have a folder on a local harddrive that contains subfolders and these contain more subfolders and so on and each of those subfolders contain lots of image files. During synchronization the complete structure of folders and image files is transfered to the online galleries. It maps the folder structure to groups and galleries on the Zenfolio account.

Beside the batch transfer of images also single images can be selected and uploaded/downlaoded. And additionally Media Gallery Manager supports some advanced features like changing the default sort order of groups and galleries to the user’s preferred sort order. Visit the homepage of Media Gallery Manager for more detailed explanation of the software and a detailed list of features. The link to the homepage can be found at the end of this post.

The main idea behind Media Gallery Manager is the same like for Zensync, but Media Gallery Manager comes with 2 main improvements: It has a graphical user interface (GUI) and does not require any software development background to install and run it.

Media Gallery Manager is a Java Webstart application that can be started by simple clicking on a link on the webpage. Users can use all features of the application via the GUI without spending much time in learning how to install and use it.

The application is implemented in Java 6 and as such it can run on every platform that provides Java 6 and the Sun Webstart technology, including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux.

Read more about Media Gallery Manager on its homepage at http://project.harim.at/Media+Gallery+Manager

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