What sets us apart from the competition
FlashPipe: When you install FlashPipe from it's compact (2 megabyte) download, you're ready to go. No icons to find or program groups to search. FlashPipe will pop up automatically as soon as you insert a flash card into your computer or a card reader attached to your computer. To use the software, you need do nothing more than insert a flash card.
Competitive products: Many other products leave you staring at your desktop wondering what to do after an install. Even the ones that claim to pop open a window when a flash card is inserted often don't work because they depend on the Windows "autoplay" feature being enabled on your flash drive(s), a feature that many people disable. FlashPipe has no such limitations and will open every time you insert a flash card into any reader attached to your computer... whether you have autoplay turned on or not. When you're done transferring files, simply remove the flash card and the FlashPipe window disappears, leaving only the control icon in the system tray.
FlashPipe: If you can read a line of text, you'll know how to operate FlashPipe. It's simple but powerful interface won't leave you wondering what you just did or where your files really went! There's even a log available on the "File" menu that shows your last transfer and where all the photos/videos went if you forget! Take the 5 minute video tour to see just how easy FlashPipe is.
Competitive products: All other products on the market have "control panel" type interfaces that are so cumbersome to use that you need a programmer to set them up for you to be sure what you'll really get when you press the "go button".
FlashPipe: Whether you just need to download photos to your hard drive or you want to copy them to 16 computers on a network, FlashPipe is up to the task with an unlimited "operations table". There is no limit to the number of locations where you can "pipe" your data with FlashPipe!
Competitive products: Competing products allow copying/moving data to only one location.
FlashPipe: Many cameras today can shoot both photos and videos. Those who have worked with videos realize how large even short videos can be, and their size also warrants the ability to store them in a different location (than your photos) if needed. Take the 5 minute video tour to see just how easy it is to transfer photos to one location (or computer) and videos to another.
Competitive products: Most competing products treat photos and videos the same and don't allow you to deal with photos and videos differently when transferring data.
FlashPipe: Insert two, three, or more flash cards into different slots in your computer/reader and FlashPipe sees all files from all cards at once with no prompting or user intervention. File prefixing allows data from different cameras or card slots to be separated/sorted within a single folder without the need for creating numerous (and unnecessary) subfolders.
Competitive products: Very few competing products even allow multi-card processing and when they do, they do not work seamlessly and require (cumbersome) user intervention. Some can even create a mess by making many new folders unnecessarily, often in places that are difficult to find after the transfers are complete.
FlashPipe: FlashPipe uses Qimage's high quality raw developing capabilities to develop all your raw photos on the fly if you choose, as part of the photo transfer process! No third party raw software is needed.
Competitive products: Competitive products either don't allow raw developing at all or simply "send" the photos to some third party raw software.
FlashPipe: Transferring data from a location that contains old files? No problem with FlashPipe as it automatically compares the "from" and "to" files and ignores the transfer if both files are identical.
Competitive products: Most competing products don't have any facility for comparing/verifying identical files.
FlashPipe: FlashPipe verifies every file transfer, making sure that the transfer completed and that the file size on the target matches the source.
Competitive products: Some competing products only copy/move files without any "failsafe" mechanisms.
FlashPipe: FlashPipe can create downsized email/web copies of all your downloaded photos so that every time you download photos, you have a folder with smaller size photos appropriate for posting on personal web sites or sending to family members via email.
Competitive products: Competing products simply
download the original photos that are much too large for web use. You
are left to do downsampling in another tool, manually.
FlashPipe: For most users and the vast majority of transfer jobs, FlashPipe surpasses the flexibility of any other photo download or "image injestion" tool without the UI complexity found in competing products. It also offers some useful features that go beyond just transferring files such as the ability to auto-develop raw photos and the ability to create web size (downsampled) copies.
Competitive products: Other products, while they allow some "oddball" filtering and even allow the user to use "tokens" that don't make sense in combination, the interface used by competing products often look like a C++ programming manual. FlashPipe gives you the flexibility to do your transfers in ways that make sense and that fit the needs of 99.9% of users while offering important features that make FlashPipe more than just a file moving program.