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Q: picture crawler ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: picture crawler
Category: Computers
Asked by: anon2me2-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 02 Oct 2003 11:32 PDT
Expires: 01 Nov 2003 10:32 PST
Question ID: 262227
I am looking for a piece of software that goes on the internet and
downloads images. Does anyone know of any kind of software like this?

I am looking for multiple software titles. They should be able to
download images from web-sites that are entered, or should be able to
download images based on a query.

"Google images" does a similar job as to what I'm looking for. Medium
to large images without duplicates. (copyrighted pictures are not a
problem necessarily)

I have found 3 pieces of software like this before. I have
field-tested all 3 and each has had some problems. The only one that I
remember is PCrawler.

I want the names and the web-sites that these programs can be attained
from. I am looking for at least 5 programs that can retrieve the
images. I would like a listing of the 'pros' and 'cons' of the
software titles.

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 03 Oct 2003 03:03 PDT
Are you looking for only freetware, or are you willing to go for
shareware or software that you need to buy (spend money on)?

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 03 Oct 2003 05:43 PDT
I beg your pardon, that should be "freeware".

Request for Question Clarification by googleexpert-ga on 04 Oct 2003 19:22 PDT
Hi anon2me,
Can you elaborate on what you consider to be "Pros" and "Cons" of the
software you are looking for?
Thank you.
Subject: Re: picture crawler
Answered By: techtor-ga on 05 Oct 2003 05:22 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Greetings Anon2me2,
I have looked around the Internet for picture downloader programs and
I listed here as many as I could. Since I believe the picture download
utility kind of program is very popular, so that may be why only one
program is freeware, and all the rest are shareware (try for a while,
then pay to get the password for the full features). My
recommendations would be Iphoto, Picaloader and Nici, since they seem
to have the most features. But on a tight budget, Advanced Pic Hunter
would do. I considered the prices Cons since there is such a thing as
freeware, but unfortunately that seems non-existent at the moment
except for one. Other cons are mainly that some programs can have less
features than the others.

Keronsoft - Iphoto
Pros:	8 threads simultaneously
	Web searcher and downloader program 
	Web picture preview 
Cons: 	Costs $30 

Advanced Pic Hunter v1.5
Pros:	Multiple thread access
	Auto download
Cons: 	Shareware $19
	Not as many features as other programs (such as security features)

F-Group Software - Internet Image browser
Pros: 	Built-in thumbnail image browser
	Smart algorithm
Cons: 	costs $40

Pros: 	Small program file
	Download 200 files simultaneously
	Customizable serch of web page for pictures
Cons: 	Shareware $28

BalGorilla Go-getter
Pros: 	Project based configuration
	Easy to use interface
	Database archiving
	Browser impersonation
	User name and password fields to access password protected sites
	Multiple simultaneous connections
	File Size and type selection
	SSL capable
Cons: 	Shareware $15
	Needs Office 2000 or later in your computer, or you install a 7.8MB

Expressoft Express WebPictures - download pictures, image downloader,
picture downloader, image grabber
Pros: 	Unique and powerful search engine.
	Up to 10 simultaneous connections.
	Supports free websites and password-protected websites.
	Image filtering - set the minimum size of pictures in order to avoid
downloading numerous thumbnails and interface elements.
	Built-in image viewer with slideshow capabilities
	Set any downloaded picture as a Windows wallpaper.
Cons: 	Costs $40 for full

Fatesoft - Image Search Box
Pros: 	Filter to exlude certain material
	Internal image search engine
	Thumbnail preview
Cons: 	Costs $30

Vowsoft Picaloader
Pros: 	Can dowload even pics link to Javascript
	Auto reject duplicate pictures
	Resume download
	Thumbnail browser
	Picture Filter Engine
Cons: 	Costs $50

Nici Picture Downloader Software
Pros: 	Auto-pilot download
	Priavacy and security features
	Pop-up blocker
Cons: 	Costs $50 (shareware)
	Large installer file, 3.8MB

Abacre Photo Downloader 1.0
Pros: 	Multiple thread handling
	Uses only HTTP protocol to download
	Javascript or ActiveX can be activated
Cons: 	Costs $30

Imagegrabber Internet Picture Downloader
Pros: 	Free
Cons: 	Under beta test

Mihov Picture Downloader
Pros: 	Freeware
	Small file to download
	Can download from behind firewall
Cons: 	Does not bypass password protected sites (you need the
	May not have all the features listed on shareware programs
- Also seems to be the only freeware picture downloader.

Yahoo! Clubs Picture Downloader - Picture Download tool only for Yahoo

Links to various downloader software

MorePics free download. Picture crawler for websites and newsgroups.
IncludingSlide-Show presentation, library manager, image viewer, etc.
Shareware $29
- Could not get more information to make a Pro-Con observation

Internet Download Managers software - a comprehensive listing of
shareware for PCs

Google Search terms used:
picture crawler
internet picture download
internet picture downloader free
internet picture download manager free
picture downloader freeware

I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you need anything else,
or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request for
Clarification and I shall respond as soon as I can. Thank you.
anon2me2-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
The information to these ones I could find on my own. I know that
there are more programs out there. I wanted names for programs that
were a little harder to find. There wasn't even a good pros and cons
to it. I'm looking for a more detailed pro and con answer, and the
person that answered the question didn't even use the full versions of
the software, or had no access to the full versions. The effort was
good. I like it that he actually tried some of the programs and that
he gave me links to related sites. I like the other contributions.

Subject: Re: picture crawler
From: mwshead-ga on 03 Oct 2003 06:11 PDT
There is a program called wget that has a windows version.  It runs at
the command line, but it will do what you are looking for.  It will
download everything from a weblocation (including images) and it will
go as deep as you tell it to go.

Once you get a site downloaded, you can easily  extract all the
pictures by doing a search on the directory for all *.jpg images (or
whatever other types of files you are looking for).  From the search
results window you can copy all the files to a separate directory.

To find wget do a search for wget AND windows (or whatever OS you are

Hope that helps.

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