Downloading photos to Box.com or Dropbox.com

Sometimes you'll want to download your complete set of photos from a campaign.    An easy way to do this is to use the RSS feed that is provided in manager.fotozap.com.   Because it's easy to set up in a few minutes, we recommend using a service called Zapier to pull the photos from the RSS feed to a storage service such as Box.com or Dropbox.com.  (You can also use the RSS feed to access the photos in ways such as through custom programming, other third party services, etc.)

Finding your RSS Feed:


Log in to my.fotozap.com and click on Photos & Data on the Results tab.

Then left click on the link that says "Click to get feed URL". 

You have to open this link in a new browser window.



After it loads, you can copy the URL from the browser address bar. It will have generated the private KEY in the link. Without that, your photos can not be accessed by anyone.




You can also create a custom RSS feed for each campaign in the grid view.  Simply click on the RSS button and choose the appropriate dropdowns.




Using Zapier to pull photos into Box.com


Sign up for a free zapier account at zapier.com.

Create a 'Zap'.  In this example choose RSS and Box for the triggers.   Select 'New Item in Feed' for RSS and 'Copy File from Trigger' for Box for the actions:




Connect your Box.com account or create a new account for your photos to pass into this account.

On step 4 paste the RSS feed you copied from manager.fotozap.com:



In step 5 choose the folder you'd like to pass your photos into.   Under File click 'Insert fields' and select 'Link' (this is the specific photo).   Under Specify File Name select Pub Date, this is so each file name is different and they are uniquely named in box.com.




You can then Test the Zap and then finally turn the zap on to get your photos.

To use Dropbox, the above steps are basically the same except you'll be choosing Dropbox from Zapier's list of Triggers.    You can also do a wide variety of other things in Zapier with an RSS feed, so explore and get creative!


Mac:  We recommend using Chrome or Firefox and NOT using Safari for the above process.





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