How to automatically create subdirectories on the target device / service?

After successful configuration you will be able to automatically organize the photos / videos you transfer into pre-defined subdirectories ‘on’ computer, cloud or file-based services. You can select creation options from a wide-range of predefined device and date-based subdirectory formats or create custom ones.

Steps

Open the PhotoSync settings, go to Configure, select the target (e.g. computer) and then open “Create Sub-Directories”.

Device based formats
None Creates no additional subdirectories. Your photos go directly into the default destination folder on the target.
Device Name + Album Name Default option for file-based services. Creates a subfolder with the name of your device plus a subfolder with the name of the current album in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' will be stored as 'Steve's iPhone/Recents/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Device Name + Folder Name Default option for file-based services. Creates a subfolder with the name of your device plus a subfolder with the name of the current folder in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Jennifer's Samsung' and the folder 'Camera' will be stored as 'Jennifer's Samsung/Camera/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Device Name Creates a subfolder with the name of your device in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into this folder. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' will be stored as 'Steve's iPhone/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Album Name Creates a subfolder with the name of the current album in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into this folder. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' will be stored as 'Recents/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Folder Name Creates a subfolder with the name of the current folder in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into this folder. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Jennifer's Samsung' and the album 'Camera' will be stored as 'Camera/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
File type (Photos | Videos | RAW) Creates a subfolder with the file type of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into this folder. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' will be stored as 'photos/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target. While a video named IMG_1234.MOV from your device will be stored as 'videos/IMG_1234.MOV' in the destination folder on the target.
File extension Creates a subfolder with the file extension of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into this folder. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' will be stored as 'JPG/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target. While a video named IMG_1234.MOV from your device will be stored as 'MOV/IMG_1234.MOV' in the destination folder on the target.
Date based formats
Recording Date (Year + Month + Day) Creates multiple subfolders containing the recording year, recording month and recording day of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was recorded on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '2021/02/24/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Recording Date (Year + Month) Creates multiple subfolders containing the recording year and recording month of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was recorded on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '2021/02/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Recording Date (Month + Day) Creates multiple subfolders containing the recording month and recording day of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was recorded on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '02/24/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Recording Date (Date) Creates a subfolder containing the recording date of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into this folder. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was recorded on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '2021-02-24/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Transfer Date (Year + Month + Day) Creates multiple subfolders containing the transfer year, transfer month and transfer day of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was transferred on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '2021/02/24/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Transfer Date (Year + Month) Creates multiple subfolders containing the transfer year and transfer month of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was transferred on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '2021/02/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Transfer Date (Month + Day) Creates multiple subfolders containing the transfer month and transfer day of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into these folders. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was transferred on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '02/24/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Transfer Date (Date) Creates a subfolder containing the transfer date of the current photo or video in the default destination folder on the target and places the transfers into this folder. E.g. a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' which was transferred on 2021-02-24 will be stored as '2021-02-24/IMG_1234.JPG' in the destination folder on the target.
Custom formats
Custom Formats This option lets you define your own custom subfolder formats for your transfers. You can choose from a set of placeholders which will be replaced by the corresponding values during the transfer, use your own text blocks and folder separators in the custom formats. Note: Entering an incorrect custom format may cause your transfers to fail if the format generates folder names that are not allowed in your target destination due to illegal or problematic characters.

You may use the following characters and placeholders in your custom subfolder definitions:
Date/Time
Recording Date
Year (%YR) Recording date year of the current photo or video in four digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '2021'.
Year (%yR) Recording date year of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '21'.
Quarter (%qR) Recording date quarter of the current photo or video in digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '1'.
Month (%mR) Recording date month of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '02'.
Month (%mmmmR) Recording date month of the current photo or video in abbreviated format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with 'Feb'.
Month (%mmmmmR) Recording date month of the current photo or video in full name format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with 'February'.
Day (%dR) Recording date day of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '24'.
Hour (%HR) Recording date hour of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 14:27:54 this placeholder will be replaced with '14'.
Minute (%MR) Recording date minute of the hour of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 14:27:54 this placeholder will be replaced with '27'.
Second (%SR) Recording date second of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 14:27:54 this placeholder will be replaced with '54'.
Millisecond (%MSR) Recording date millisecond of the current photo or video in three digit format. For a photo recorded on 2021-02-24 14:27:54:189 this placeholder will be replaced with '189'.
Transfer date
Year (%YT) Transfer date year of the current photo or video in four digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '2021'.
Year (%yT) Transfer date year of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '21'.
Quarter (%qR) Transfer date quarter of the current photo or video in digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '1'.
Month (%mT) Transfer date month of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '02'.
Month (%mmmmT) Transfer date month of the current photo or video in abbreviated format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with 'Feb'.
Month (%mmmmmR) Transfer date month of the current photo or video in full name format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with 'February'.
Day (%dT) Transfer date day of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 this placeholder will be replaced with '24'.
Hour (%HT) Transfer date hour of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 14:27:54 this placeholder will be replaced with '14'.
Minute (%MT) Transfer date minute of the hour of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 14:27:54 this placeholder will be replaced with '27'.
Second (%ST) Transfer date second of the current photo or video in two digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 14:27:54 this placeholder will be replaced with '54'.
Millisecond (%MST) Transfer date millisecond of the current photo or video in three digit format. For a photo transferred on 2021-02-24 14:27:54:189 this placeholder will be replaced with '189'.
Special
Album name (%AP) Name of the current album containing the photo or video. For a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'Recents'.
Folder name (%FP) Name of the current folder containing the photo or video. For a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Jennifer's Samsung' and the folder 'Camera' this placeholder will be replaced with 'Camera'. Note: This placeholder is only available in the Android version of PhotoSync.
Device name (%DP) Name of the device containing the current photo or video. For a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'Steve's iPhone'.
File type (%2P) File type of the current photo or video (photo or video). For a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'photos'. For a video named IMG_1234.MOV from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'videos'. For a RAW photo named IMG_1234.CR2 from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'photos'.
File type (%3P) File type of the current photo or video (photo, video or RAW photo). For a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'Photos'. For a video named IMG_1234.MOV from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'Videos'. For a RAW photo named IMG_1234.CR2 from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'RAW'.
File extension (%EP) File extension of the current photo or video. For a photo named IMG_1234.JPG from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'JPG'. For a video named IMG_1234.MOV from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'MOV'.For a RAW photo named IMG_1234.CR2 from your device 'Steve's iPhone' and the album 'Recents' this placeholder will be replaced with 'CR2'.
Separators
Directory separator (/) Using this variable will add a directory separator '/'. You can even use the directory separator directly in your text, e.g. if you define a custom definition 'my/files/go/here' then PhotoSync will create four nested subdirectories on the target.
Point (.) Using this variable will add a point character '.'
Dash (-) Using this variable will add a dash character '-'
Underscore (_) Using this variable will add an underscore character '_'
Metadata
Camera model (%MODEL) This placeholder will be replaced with the camera model stored in the photo metadata or the term 'Unknown model' if no camera model metadata exists. A camera model can be e.g. 'iPhone'.
Camera brand (%MAKE) This placeholder will be replaced with the camera brand stored in the photo metadata or the term 'Unknown brand' if no camera brand metadata exists. A camera brand can be e.g. 'Apple'.
Photo or video dimension (%DIMENSION) This placeholder will be replaced with the pixel dimension in width x height format, e.g. '4000x3000'.
ISO (%ISO) This placeholder will be replaced with the ISO value stored in the photo metadata in digit format or the term 'Unknown ISO' if no ISO metadata exists. ISO describes the light sensitivity of the camera’s sensor, it can be e.g. '100'.
Shutter speed (%SHUTTER) This placeholder will be replaced with the shutter speed value stored in the photo metadata as a fraction of a second or the term 'Unknown shutterspeed' if no shutter speed metadata exists. The shutter speed can be e.g. '1-125s' which is the 125th part of a second.
Aperture (F-Number) (%FNUMBER) This placeholder will be replaced with the aperture value stored in the photo metadata as a floating point value or the term 'Unknown aperture' if no aperture metadata exists. Aperture is a camera setting that is related to the sharpness of the resulting photo. The aperture (or F-Number) can be e.g. '2.8'.
Focal length (%FLENGTH) This placeholder will be replaced with the focal length value stored in the photo metadata in digit format or the term 'Unknown focal length' if no focal length metadata exists. The focal length can be e.g. '4'.
Focal length (in 35mm) (%35FLENGTH) This placeholder will be replaced with the 35mm lens focal length value stored in the photo metadata in digit format or the term 'Unknown focal length' if no 35mm focal length metadata exists. The 35mm lens focal length is more versatile when shooting indoors for its wide field of view and capturing more scenery when traveling than the 50mm lens which is more zoomed-in making it difficult to use indoors but ideal for traditional headshots and portraits. The 35mm lens focal length can be e.g. '28'.
Lens model (%LENSMODEL) This placeholder will be replaced with the lens model value stored in the photo metadata or the term 'Unknown lens model'> if no lens model metadata exists. The lens model can be e.g. 'iPhone lens 28mm'.
Copyright (IPTC) (%COPYRIGHT) This placeholder will be replaced with the copyright information stored in the IPTC part the photo metadata or the term 'Unknown copyright' if no copyright metadata exists.
Caption/Abstract (IPTC) (%CAPTION) This placeholder will be replaced with the caption information stored in the IPTC part the photo metadata or the term 'Unknown caption' if no caption metadata exists.
Star rating (IPTC) (%RATING) This placeholder will be replaced with the star rating stored in the IPTC part the photo metadata or the term 'Unknown rating' if no caption metadata exists. The start rating can be e.g. '****' for four stars.

 

Note: If you want to transfer all your photos and videos into a folder that you name Steve's photos and organize the photos by their recording year, you could create a custom subfolder definition 'Steve's photos/%YR' which will create exactly these subfolders for all your transfers.

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