This guide will show you step by step how to download all of the images or links on a web page at once, using Firefox, Chrome or Opera.
Please note: The steps and screenshots listed below are from a Mac using Firefox. The instructions and even images are similar enough that you’ll be able to follow along even if you’re using Chrome in Windows.
DownThemAll! is another one on my list of must-have browser add-ons/extensions. With DownThemAll! you can easily download all of the images or links on a web page, or a customized subset of them.
- First things first, depending on your browser install either DownThemAll! for Firefox, DownThemAll! for Chrome (or Edge). DownThemAll! for Opera seems to have disappeared from the Opera Add-on repository, so I’d suggest checking the DownThemAll! homepage for updates on that front. Once the installation has completed you’ll see a new icon in your Toolbar.
- Visit the page that contains all of the images/pictures or files that you want to download. Right-click somewhere in the background of that page and select DownThemAll! then DownThemAll! again.
- A new window will appear. Place check marks in the boxes Images (jpeg, png, gif, …) and JPEG Images to tell DownThemAll! that you want to download image files and only image files. Click the Download button to begin the downloads.
- This time a new tab will open and the files will begin to download. The length of time it takes will depend on the number of files, the size of those files, and the connection speed between you and the web host.
- Open your Downloads folder and all of the files will be there waiting for you.
- You can use all sorts of filters to refine and narrow down exactly what it is you want to download from a page. Fore more details, see the DownThemAll! features page.
6 thoughts on “How to Download All of the Links or Images Contained in a Web Page”
It works just as described. I guess I would want it to offer to go pages deep if possible. For example, if I’m looking at page 1 of 20 pages of links, it would be great if the app would visit all 20 pages without my having to do it manually. Otherwise, it was perfect for me.
You should be able to do exactly what you’re looking for (download the image links, not the thumbnails) – from the dTa page:
“The dTa ‘Select links’ window lists every single link, image or embed object contained in a webpage. This is a dream if you need to download a large amount of files in just a few seconds: simply select the files you need and you’ll be ready to start.”
Was excited to try it…easy to set up, but, like so many other programs/apps that promise to download images, it only downloads the thumbnails on the page, not the images you actually want. Back to the drawing board.
I ran into two problems downloading 58 zip files. First, after the first 4 files download, the process stopped. For each of the files not downloaded, there was an indication that the file had been cached. I selected all the remaining files, right-clicked on the group and selected “Force Start.” The downloads then proceeded to completion. The second issue was that I had to manually “Save” each file as it appeared in the downloads list since they appeared in File Explorer as “unconfirmed.” Once I did that, the files were accessible with their download names. Since the task I chose was unusual, I expected some difficulties. Inasmuch as I was able to get all the files, I’m quite satisfied though I think that these issues should be addressed. Bottom line is that it was very much better than having to work with all the files on an individual basis.
I’ll definitely try it to download the links on a page. Thanks for sharing nice info about the downthemAll.
Nice! Just what I was looking for – this makes downloading a lot easier.