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How to download tons of picture off one source at once ?


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I definately remember coming across a program, which downloads images from the set source at one go. Like a robot thing. I even believe I had a link for this program somewhere, but I don't really remember where it is now... So, I was thinking maybe someone knows about a thing like that and could drop me a link...Thank You !

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Every download manager can do this as long as we're talking all images on a selected page, not a selected site. For example, look for FlashGet.

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I don't know much about it, but what does it have to do with bandwidth ? Besides, it's not something I'm planning to do on a regular basis, it's just that I need a lot of pictures from a certain website now. I'm planning to grab them from there and upload on my image hosting account. How will it harm them ?

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I don't know much about it, but what does it have to do with bandwidth ? Besides, it's not something I'm planning to do on a regular basis, it's just that I need a lot of pictures from a certain website now. I'm planning to grab them from there and upload on my image hosting account. How will it harm them ?
If the site is for images, they will get less visitors when users can find the same thing on another site.Also, having more downloads means more bandwidth, and more bandwidth ain't free and so they'll eventually have to pay.If making someone pay for something you do is not harming over internet, I don't know what is.
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If the site is for images, they will get less visitors when users can find the same thing on another site.Also, having more downloads means more bandwidth, and more bandwidth ain't free and so they'll eventually have to pay.If making someone pay for something you do is not harming over internet, I don't know what is.
Hey, no need to be angry with me, I haven't yet done it.I'm not gonna copy someone else's images to display elsewhere. I need to copy some images for myself. I thought, I explained myself well in my previous post.And, the sites I was talking about are those big image sites, not someone's personal page or something.
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I'm not at all angry with you. I'm sorry if you got that impression. I was just playing words with your last sentence. I mean, big or not, it would still harm them in the way described above.If you only need a few images for yourself, simply locate those images. If they are all on one page, simply use a download manager like FlashGet to get them all at once.

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All I needed when I started this topic was just to download all of my images at one image host service and drop them to another... Yes, my images. You for some reason assumed that I was going to steal something...Talking about the bandwidth, I still don't understand how it might have harmed anyone, 'cause if they don't want to spend it, there are easy ways to stop it by banning hotlinking.

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You for some reason assumed that I was going to steal something...
I think you may want to go back and re-read this post in its entirety. As far as I can tell, boen_robot has only offered you answers to your questions - including an answer on how to get your images (twice).
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there are easy ways to stop it by banning hotlinking.
Yes, but what you are doing isn't hotlinking. Hotlinking is when you display an image on another site, you are downloading the images. The images each are a certain amount of bytes, for every byte you download a byte of bandwidth is used. Bandwidth costs money. :)
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I think he already cleared up that he is downloading his own personal images from one photo gallery to another one, like from photodump to flickr or something similar. Regardless of the application, he was just asking about a program that can download every image on the page (which, by the way, would not consume any more bandwidth then someone visiting the page normally). I don't know if that deserves a lecture on stealing bandwidth instead of an answer to the question.

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I think you may want to go back and re-read this post in its entirety. As far as I can tell, boen_robot has only offered you answers to your questions - including an answer on how to get your images (twice).
I re-read the message twice and it's clear that boen_robot first assumed that I was going to steal someone else's content:
If the site is for images, they will get less visitors when users can find the same thing on another site.
From all the possible options (me just downloading images for my own viewing on my computer/me dowloading images from my own website/me downloading images from my own account at a free image host and finally me downloading images from some else's website) he picked the last one option and based his point solely on it, without leaving a room for any other option.The only thing I have overlooked is that this suggestion had first come from real_illusions, so I should have been saying this to both of them. My bad.Now I think you should go and re-read the discussion in it's entirety.
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Yes, but what you are doing isn't hotlinking. Hotlinking is when you display an image on another site, you are downloading the images. The images each are a certain amount of bytes, for every byte you download a byte of bandwidth is used. Bandwidth costs money. :)
I didn't say that it's hotlinking. I just said that if a website is bothered with the bandwidth, one of the ways to go about it is to ban the hotlinking. They will spend less.I'm working on my own website right now, and I know there may be the bandwidth issue of some sort. I will ban the hotlinking if it ever becomes a problem. And then, I think that making website and expect that no one will touch your pictures is not appropriate. If you display images, people will save them, save them and post elsewhere, hotlink them, etc... That's one thing every site owner should realize and especially if that's a big site (as I said in the topic's title 'tons of pictures', which implies it's some kind of a big commercial site, not someone's personal page).
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I think he already cleared up that he is downloading his own personal images from one photo gallery to another one, like from photodump to flickr or something similar. Regardless of the application, he was just asking about a program that can download every image on the page (which, by the way, would not consume any more bandwidth then someone visiting the page normally). I don't know if that deserves a lecture on stealing bandwidth instead of an answer to the question.
Yeah, thanks for understanding and thank for the link. I will look it up.I don't know much about it, but I thought that downloading pictures wouldn't make a big issue with the bandwidth of the site. P.S. Ermm... I'm a 'she', not 'he', by the way... :)
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Whoops! Sorry, I've heard Ray used as a man's name, I was assuming that was your name.Downloading pictures once won't even put a dent in a site's bandwidth. When people visit the site normally in a browser, they download all the images anyway, so it's not a big deal. If you are repeatedly downloading images on a site, some servers might consider that an attack and block you if you are doing it often enough. But just downloading everything from a site usually isn't that bad, people typically don't like huge files on their public sites.

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