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6 Ways to Easily Scrape Images from Web Pages or Websites | by Octoparse | June 2022

Originally published as https://www.octoparse.com/blog/scrape-images-from-web-pages-or-websites/?utm_source=sale2022&utm_medium=scrapeimages&utm_campaign=medium

Images on Instagram, Pinterest, and Ecommerce websites are a great treasure trove for inspiration, especially for marketing reactionaries, eCommerce owners, and even academics. Therefore, they need an effective means of scrape pictures and upload images. That’s exactly what I’m going to explain: giving the majority the ability to fetch and download images with or without coding skills.

The first recommended for you is Octoparse, which is not only an image scraper but also text or any other information as you need. Watch the video below to learn how Octoparse can help you.

Unlike a single-page image downloader, Octoparse helps you get the multiple image URLs needed, and it’s more than that, here are the reasons why you have requests below:

“I will scrape images spanning many pages”

When using Octoparse to fetch images, you can add pagination to the crawler so that it can automatically fetch image URLs across a multitude of pages. Instead of downloading the images page by page using an extension tool, Octoparse could save you a lot of time.

“I will scrape images spanning many screens”

Instead of pagination, Google Images uses infinite scrolling and users have to scroll down to enable new content to load. Can a scraping tool load all images before starting the process?

Yes, Octoparse can easily manage pages with AJAX, it has a built-in browser that simulates human activities and visualizes the process. You can configure the browser to scroll down before you start scratching.

“I want not only the images but also the other information relating to them”

People working on e-commerce product research will not be satisfied with product images alone. They should study not only the look and design of the product, but also the prices and other parameters to gauge its overall performance.

Octoparse offers templates for users to pull from a range of websites such as Amazon, Yelp, Booking, etc. In this case, you can not only extract the URLs of the images, but also other information about the product, the restaurant or the Hotel.

Now that you have two sets of data available (images and associated detailed information) that match each other, you now have a small product database and can start your search!

“I want to bulk download thousands of images”

This video is a tutorial that gives a step by step guide to help users scrape and download images from Aliexpress with Octoparse. When you master the tool, you can download images from any website effortlessly!

“Do you want to scrape high quality images in batches”

Some websites provide low to high resolution images in the codes. First you need to determine the correct URLs. There would be two most wanted problems: how to get all image URLs in a carousel? How to ensure that URLs are in high resolution? The articles below can give you a guide.

How to Create an Image Crawler Without Coding
Capture all images from an image carousel
How to scrape full image URLs instead of thumbnails?

Download images after having image url list

Finally, we come to the end. Octoparse does not yet provide a built-in tool, which means that you have the option of using many other tools to do the download job.

Free download manager

Type: desktop software (support Windows and MacOS)

Link: https://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm

Note: It supports pasting URLs from your clipboard to create batch downloads. Fast and efficient, especially useful for large downloads.

Forget the browser you are using, try the webpage tool to download the images if you don’t want to install anything on your devices.

Image Cyborg is a web application that quickly downloads all images from a web page. This Handy tool has a simple and straightforward home interface just like a search engine. You have nowhere to go except to download the images.

Despite its ease of access, it has some apparent flaws. Here are my experiences of using it.

1. Images are generally low resolution and small in size. Yes, most of them are thumbnail images.
2. The zip files share the same name: [image-cyborg]. Need to rename the file one by one.
3. Some logos or avatar pictures will be packed, but you may need it.

extract.pics is another geeky tool with a simple and clean interface. The best part is that you have the option to preview all images before downloading and select or deselect them. However, you may encounter this error when trying to download all images with one click.

1. Use Firefox

You might be surprised that everything is right behind a right click. You can download all images from this website by following a few simple steps. A few seconds away.

Open the website you are going to get images from with Firefox. Right-click on the empty area and you will see the option “Show page information”. Click on it.

Ignore the general information and click on “Media”. You will see a list of URLs of those images you are going to download.

Click “Select All” — “Save As”: Now you get all the images from the website!

Note: One caveat in this regard is that it cannot save an image file in Webp format because it is not detected by the “Media” option.

2. Use Chrome or Edge

If you are using Chrome browser, Image Downloader for Chrome will be a good choice. For Edge users, you can try Microsoft Edge Image Downloader.

Let’s take Chrome as an example. Open the website you want to grab images from. Launch the extension tool and it’s a white arrow on a blue background. You’ll find it in the upper right corner of the Chrome window. This displays all downloadable images in a pop-up window.

You’ll find that this tool offers a filter to help you get rid of those tiny little icons and only download the normal sized images you need.

If you are a developer, I guess there are no limits to skype. You can write code to do almost anything.

Then you will learn the basic steps to use Python web scraping to upload images. First, you need to install Beautiful Soup by typing pip install bs4 command line. And type pip install requests to install queries. After that, follow the steps here: Import the module > Create an instance of requests and pass them to the URL > Pass the requests to a Beautifulsoup() function > Use the ‘img’ tag to find them all (‘src’) .

To conclude, it doesn’t matter if you are a no-code contributor or a sophisticated developer, I hope this article will make your job a little easier than before.