September 5, 2009

Saving Photobucket picture and album

This topic has been discussed on many blog and website but i decided to write it on my own experience. I asked my friend to give some photo and told him to email it to me but it is to big to be emailed. So i asked hime to upload it to some free file hosting but he refuse because the number of download is limited and the file will be gone before i knew it. so, he upload all his 250 picture to photobucket and give the link to his album.


And of course, i don't want to waste my time clicking and saving the picture one-by-one at a time. because if i do that, i'll have to open 250 pages of picture. WOOooOOO!!!!

Luckily, i encounter this one tutorial about downloading the whole album from photobucket but sadly, it's outdated.

so, i made a few tweak to the tutorial and voiLLa.. i manage to download all of the picture in about 1 minute.

Follow this tutorial...

Getting the ALBUM link
If you have some friends who had uploded their picture on Photobucket, you should ask them about the link to their album.

or, if juz want to download some picture from other people album (a total stranger to you).
basically, you can use the search function in photobucket or just use the readily-made-for-you tags.

when you click the tags or use the search function, you will be presented by the result

when you hover to one of the picture, it will show you the author (the uploader) name color in blue.

[author name]

the author's name can be used as the album link to. if you click the name, you'll be redirected the album. here, you will see the picture he/she has uploaded.

[uploaded picture]

to download all the picture in the current album or all picture uploaded by the author, first you should get this Add-ons (FIREFOX 3.0 and above only) called DownThemAll

ok, when you done adding the add-ons you are good to go.

Downloading the Album

Go to the album, and reach the end of the document. Find the View All and click it.

[view all]

*** the view all link will only appear if the author has too many pictures to fit in one pages.

you can all add this at the end of the album URL: ?start=all

now, all the picture of the current album is fit into one pages.

next, go to end of the document and locate the feed for this album link.

[ feed for this album link ]

click the link and you get the feed of the album.

[Album Feed]

now, right-click on the pages and click. You'll see the DownThemAll menu in there.

click it and proceed to next screen

[down them all downloading picture]

and you are finish. DownThemAll will automatically download all the picture for you.

[downthemall screen]

Have Fun!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks I was stuck and that's at least a start, but this method won't grab the entire album!, it will only download 100 of the most recent images that were uploaded in to the album, leaving the rest behind, which can be thousands of images.

    *Also note to any new user: To get the full sized images, make sure that you click on [links] in the top left of DownThemAll not on: [pictures And Media] as that would only download the thumb-nail size images from photobucket.


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