Today Ubunlog we want to tell you about a program that the guys have made Atareao. This is a program called Image Downloader, Which, as the name suggests, is used for download images from a web page.
Until recently the program was handled through the command line, but now has a graphical interface that makes things much easier for the user, especially the newest in the world of Linux. In Ubunlog we want to do a little review of the program and show you how we can use it. Let’s get started.
The first step is download. To do this, as always, we must first add the necessary repositories from where we will download the application (in this case will be the Atareao repositories), and then proceed with the download. In other words that is:
suo add-apt-repository ppa: atareao / atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install imagedownloader
Once we have downloaded the program, we can see how its use is really simple. We just need to enter the link where we want to download the images, select the directory where we want them to be saved, and proceed with the download with a click on the OK button. As we can see in the following image:
For the curious, the life of this program began long ago four years and, as we told you before, previously this program was run directly from the terminal, as it is actually a script and bash who uses the program wget, Which is used to download files from a web page. Gradually, the errors that users have found have been corrected, until they reach the state in which they are now. In addition, as we can see, the program already has an easy-to-use graphical interface. Among other bugs that have been fixed, these are the most notable:
- Detection of images in the code (use of capital letters and simple quotes)
- Prevent the same image from being downloaded multiple times
- Prevent an image from overwriting an already downloaded one
- Download both the thumbnail and the original image
Besides, the download system has been improved. Now downloads are performed asynchronously, using multiple threads, which are fixed at a total of 10. This means that we can perform up to a total of 10 downloads simultaneously. As indicated by the developer of the program itself, in a supposed next version, it may be that the maximum number of simultaneous downloads is chosen by the user, although it is a very high number, the website of which we are downloading the images could collapse.
In short, we hope that from now on you can download images from websites easily and completely automatically. If you have any questions, leave it to us in the comments section.