General preferences

In the General preferences, you can customize a number of settings that control how HyperImage downloads images.

You can choose how many recent folders to show in the history menu.

You can choose the number of simultaneous downloads for each task. For example, if you set the number to 10 downloads and you have three active tasks, there will be 30 downloads. The more downloads you have, the more HyperImage will consume your available bandwidth, and the server’s available bandwidth too.

Normally HyperImage will timeout if it hasn't received any data after 30 seconds. You can adjust this timeout delay between 10 and 600 seconds. Increase the timeout delay if you are trying to download images from a very slow server.

Some servers will limit each user’s bandwidth by denying requests if you try to download several files at the same time. You can choose to pause a second or more after downloading each file. If you enable this feature, HyperImage will only download one file at a time.

HyperImage will normally create a folder for each server, and then mirror that server’s folder structure on your computer. This helps to organize downloaded images, and prevents conflicts with similarly named files from different folders or servers. To download all images to a single folder, uncheck “create folders for each folder on the server.”

If a file has already been downloaded, HyperImage will normally skip over it. You can tell HyperImage to replace files that have already been downloaded.

You can choose to show the full path of the current folder in the window's title bar. If the current folder is inside the downloads folder, only the part of the path inside the downloads folder will be shown in the toolbar.