WIA-Loader is a software application designed to streamline the process of transferring image files from various sources such as digital cameras, memory cards, and mobile devices to your computer system. It offers numerous customization options for organizing and refining your media library, mimicking key stages in a professional photographer’s workflow: from capture to post-processing and storage.


  • Quickly and easily transfer images and videos to your computer
  • Creates order in the picture collection. Images are stored in fixed locations, with fixed definable names
  • Different profiles can be defined for different applications, e.g. different handling of images from different cameras or lenses
  • Automatically rotates images in the correct position (if the EXIF data is correct) or enlarges or enlarges them during import
  • Links GPS location data from GPS loggers to images
  • Helps tagging images
  • Extensive manipulations or evaluation of exif data using ExifTool during transfer:
    • Embed geolocation data from as www.geonames.org,
    • Embedding comments, keywords, copyright information
    • Remove unwanted EXIF data
    • WIA loader can also ‘react’ to EXIF properties, i.e. for example, to treat images taken in a bracketing mode separately
  • Creates HTML photo albums for the transferred images
  • Cameras can be ‘remotely controlled’:
    • Take photos at the click of a mouse and transfer them directly to the computer (“Tethered Shooting”)
    • Freely configurable exposure series and interval recordings
  • And much, much more!



WIA-Loader x64 Standalone .Net 8.0

The current free version of WIA-Loader contains all required .NET components, you don’t need to install anything else!

Published: 27. March 2024

WIA-Loader beta
WIA-Loader beta
Published: 18. March 2024

The paid version is available from microsoft app store:

Developer: Patrick Mortara
Price: 9,99 €

Currently the paid version has the following additional features:

  • Automatic image tagging with azure cognitive services
  • Group by similarity
  • Manual grouping by Drag’n’drop
  • Possibility to override general settings by specific device settings
  • Wireless connection to WiFi/PTPIP capable cameras like NIKON Z 6 etc.

WIA-Loader recognizes a paid license even if you installed it manually via the download from above. The only requirement is that the microsoft store app has to be installed and logged-on with the account that did the purchase!

Installation with winget

WIA-Loader can also be installed with the Windows Package Manager:
winget install WIA-Loader


Since .NET supports only a few image formats directly, many RAW image formats in particular cannot be processed with WIA loaders. Remedy is the most correct solution here. the use of a so-called Codecs for each image format. These are often supplied by the manufacturer of the camera.

But Axel Rietschin’s codecs work much better and faster. These cost around 10 euros, but are really worth this price. The only thing to consider is that the codecs are a few year old by now and may not support recent cameras.

If you buy the codec pack via this link I will be involved with a commission on sales:
FastPictureViewer Codec Pack

Info / Links

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