Category Archives: Ingestamatic

New Ingestamatic beta version 2.30

No new features, and works only with Windows 10 during the beta period. It’s been rebuilt with the newest version of Visual Studio from Microsoft, and looks much better on Windows 10, although it operates the same. ExifTool has been updated to 10.0.9, and GPSBabel to 1.5.3.

Use with caution, as it’s a total rebuild!

You can download the new beta from here.

Still supporting Mac apps

After reading my posts about ways in which I’m moving away from Apple, a few people asked about continuing support for my Mac apps.

I’ll still be supporting them. What I’m not supporting is:

  • Some of my iOS apps, which can be only distributed via the App Store.
  • The Mac App Store versions of my OS X apps.

For the latter, anyone who buys the Mac App Store version and asks gets a free unlock code for the direct-download version, which is much newer. I’d send the unlock code automatically, but Apple won’t tell me who my customers are, which is just one of the problems with the App Stores.

Those Mac App Store apps that I’m talking about are mostly Ingestamatic, ExifChanger, and ProofSheet. The others account for a tiny fraction of my sales.

Ingestamatic Version 2.22 for Mac


  • GPX files with fractional seconds are now handled properly.
  • A modal dialog no longer appears after ingestion unless errors occurred.
  • Manual geotagging location remembered when app is relaunched.
  • ExifTool updated to version 9.88.
  • GPSBabel updated to version 1.5.2.

No changes yet to the Windows version.

Ingestamatic Version 2.20B1 for Windows

This major new version of Ingestamatic for Windows brings it up-to-date with the Mac version, which got most of these features back in March. Because so much is new, proceed cautiously, and don’t use this version for important images until you’ve convinced yourself that it’s working. As usual, always check that the files were ingested properly before deleting images from the card or camera.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Photo Stream button on Image Source panel, to quickly ingest from Apple Photo Stream.
  • DNG options for preview size and embedded raw on Preferences.
  • Ingested files have their modified time set to the originals.
  • Duplicate images, based on file modification time and EXIF metadata, automatically skipped.
  • New Edit-menu command to Select Checked.
  • Track Manager now shows starting and ending points of tracks, and the tracks themselves.
  • Manual Geotagging panel now uses a marker instead of crosshairs.
  • Image Viewer starts with first selected image.
  • Double-clicking a thumbnail shows it in the Image Viewer.
  • Geotagging info in Preview panel clarified.
  • ExifTool (used for embedding GPS coordinates) upgraded to Version 9.3.4.
  • GPSBabel upgraded to
  • Several minor bugs fixed.

Ingestamatic Version 2.21B1 for Mac


  • Manually-geotagging map now shows crosshairs (they had gone missing in earlier versions).
  • Bug fixed that caused Ingestamatic to hang when duplicates were skipped and the ingestion was using a PTP connection.

These bugs were in the Mac version only.