How to download all links or images contained in a web page

by Ross McKillop on October 29, 2008

Firefox

DownThemAll is another one on my list of must-have Firefox extensions. With DownThemAll you can easily download all images or links on a web page, or a customized subset of them.

  1. First, grab a copy of DownThemAll and restart Firefox.
  2. In this first example I’m going to download all of the links from a page at once. Here’s how I do it.
  3. First I open the web page containing the links.

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  5. Then I Right-Click anywhere in the page and select DownThemAll.

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  7. Now I’m presented with the main DownThemAll window. Note the section that says Save Files In. I chose to save the files I’m downloading in a temporary directory within my home directory, (/home/kmurray/temp)

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  9. Next, I unchecked the Reg Exp checkbox at the bottom right. All of the links I want to download end in either .sis or .sisx. Keeping this in mind, I entered *.sis* under Fast Filtering. This caused all of the .sis and .sisx links/files to be automatically selected by DownThemAll. This is a lot faster than manually selecting each and every link one by one in the top pane of the DownThemAll window.

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  11. Click Start and up comes the DownThemAll status window showing my files being downloaded.

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  13. A quick look in /home/kmurray/temp shows them all there.

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  15. That wasn’t too bad, but what if I wanted to only download images from a web page? In this example I’m going to download all of the images from the Googles main Picasa page at http://picasa.google.com

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  17. This time I clicked on the Pictures and Embedded tab at the top. I removed *.sis* from Fast Filtering and checked the checkbox next to Images. Note that all images were automatically selected in the top pane of the window.

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  19. Then I clicked Start and watched DownThemAll do its magic.

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  21. A quick look in /home/kmurray/temp and there they are.

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  23. In these examples I used fairly small files. DownThemAll does not limit the size of the files you can download. If you happen upon a web page containing a substantial number of large images, you can download them all with DownThemAll.
  • Nice help

    Nice Help

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    I’ll definitely try it to download the links on a page. Thanks for sharing nice info about the downthemAll.