Ingesting the thousands of images I make each year (it only increases!) requires some discipline in backups, image conversion and meta tagging before it gets into my catalogue of choice (Lightroom). For the last couple of years I've used Image Ingestor Pro by ?. Ingestamatic is immensely powerful and nearly everything it does in configurable. It can take quite a time investment to make it work for you. Once configured I found it rock solid. The only thing I would have liked to do was meta tag (keywords, title, locations, shoot, etc) a little more easily within the ingestor. Yes you can do it in Lightroom but I get lazy post ingestion. Once its in the catalogue I relax. This means sometimes I would never get there and properly meta tag everything.
A couple of months ago Marc invited me (and others) to beta a new simpler product Ingestamatic. The key differences is that Ingestamatic comes with a useful configuration out of the box. It is also around half the price of Image Ingestor. There is one other major benefit full meta data tagging before you ingest images. This means that unlike Image Ingestor where all the images on the card get the same metadata (there are ways to have different but its fiddly) you are free to tag them in sets and individually and in any combination.
Even if you only create a few images each week or if like me thousands, I *strongly* recommend you have a look to get your images under control.
Ingestamatic has reduced my intake time from around 4 hours per thousand images to around 1 hour per thousand images with only 20% of that time interactive work - the remainder is the DNG conversion.
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I don't get anything from Marc, I'm just a very satisfied customer and because of that I'm very happy to tell you about his products. His products are very affordable. His support almost immediate and top notch. Do you think a big organisation would issue a patch to resolve a problem unique to you - Marc has with me!