Downloading a lot of pics?

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  1. ToddJ

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    What is the best software out there to download a lot of pictures from a website (and no it is not porn [​IMG]? I have tried Picaloader, but it is a pain to set up....does anyone out there know of any better ones?
     
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    You know, I have had the best luck with a mozilla plugin called flashgot used with flashget. There's an option in the plugin to download everything on the page and then in flashget I can just take out the things I don't want like the source code, style sheets, etc.
     
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    If your going to be doing it a lot and want to blindly download files of a certain type or size there are several programs that will fit the bill. I would say teleport pro is probably the best IMHO.

    http://www.tenmax.com/teleport/pro/home.htm
     
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    Teleport Pro is very good.

    A friend of mine also swears by Black Widow:

    http://www.softbytelabs.com/BlackWidow/index.html

    Does the same thing, more or less.

    A more "hacky" [​IMG] option would be either wget or curl. These are small open source programs that are designed to download stuff off the web; they are command line programs and used mostly in the Unix world.

    There is a nice page over at:

    http://lifeofexile.com/wget_curl/

    that has a lot of examples on how to grab a certain type of file etc from various sites, as well as links to where you can download wget and/or curl. To pick an image-downloading-example:



    That will get all 60 images with just that one command.

    wget can also get all files of a certain type (and I'm sure curl can too, haven't used curl much myself) in case you want every jpg off a certain site.

    As I said, you actually have to type (gasp!) a little but many "batch" type jobs are ideally suited for the command line interface.
     

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