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Sync photos from WiFi enabled Olympus cameras

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Latest version released on PyPi Build status BSD 3-Clause

List, download and sync photos and videos from WiFi enabled Olympus cameras.

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All functionality has been verified to work with the following digital cameras:

  • Olympus E-M10

However, cameras that use the same media sharing mechanism should work just as well. With that mentioned, the list of cameras that probably work is:

  • Olympus E-M1
  • Olympus E-M5
  • Olympus TG-860
  • Olympus TG-5


The latest stable version of olympus-photosync can be installed from pypi:

$ pip install olympus-photosync


Usage: olympus-photosync [options] <get|list|sync> ...

List, download and sync photos and videos from WiFi enabled Olympus cameras.

  get                     download files from camera
  list                    list media on camera
  sync                    pull missing files from camera

General options:
  -h, --help              show this help message and exit
  -v, --version           show version number and exit
  -r, --parsable          no progress bars and no human readable dates and sizes

Camera server options:
  -a, --addr ip|hostname  address of camera server (default:
  -p, --port port         camera server port number (default: 80)
  -b, --baseurl path      url under which media is located (default: /DCIM/100OLYMP)
  -t, --timeout seconds   connection timeout (default: 60)

Download options:
  -d, --destdir           destination directory (default: ./)
  name [name ...]         media files to download (example: PA290940.JPG)

Synchronization options:
  -n, --dryrun            show files that will be synced and exit
  destdir                 directory which to download media files

Filter options:
  --older timefmt|name    select files older than timestamp or filename
  --newer timefmt|name    select files newer than timestamp or filename
  --on timefmt            select media from a specific day

  olympus-photosync list --newer 2017-09-17T16:21:00 --older 2017-09-20
  olympus-photosync list --newer 10d --older 12h
  olympus-photosync list --newer PA290930.JPG --older PB070950.JPG
  olympus-photosync list --on today
  olympus-photosync get -d ~/photos P8060697.JPG P7250454.MOV
  olympus-photosync get -d ~/photos "*.jpg"
  olympus-photosync sync ~/photos

A cross-platform GUI is provided by the olympus-photosync-gui program. At the moment it can be used to list and download files from supported devices.



  • Test on more cameras.
  • Test on Windows.
  • The GUI needs more work (e.g. add thumbnails, improve usability).
  • Provide a standalone binary for Windows using PyInstaller.



Released under the terms of the Revised BSD License.

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