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Download thumbnails from Wikimedia Commons

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Tool to download thumbnails of files from Wikimedia Commons


This tool can be used either by passing the filenames, a category or by using a file list.

Using filenames

Just list the files we want to download.

download_from_Wikimedia_Commons Example.jpg Example_ka.png

Using a category

Just list the files we want to download.

download_from_Wikimedia_Commons --category Example_images

Using a file list

The file list must be formated as following, with one file per line, and filename,width:

Example ka.png,80

Then use the --list argument:

download_from_Wikimedia_Commons --list list.txt

Setting the output folder

By default, the tool downloads the files in the current directory.

This can be changed using the --output flag with a valid path.

download_from_Wikimedia_Commons Example.jpg --output some/path/

Setting the default width

You can set the width of the thumbnail by using the --width argument:

download_from_Wikimedia_Commons Example.jpg --width 50


By default, the tool display basic information its logs (through logging).

You can adjust the verbosity level with the -v and -q flags: use -v to display DEBUG-level messages, -q to silence INFO-level messages.


Easiest way to install is to use pip from the Python Package Index:

pip install CommonsDownloader

Alternatively, you can clone the repository and install it using setuptools:

python install

This will install the executable script download_from_Wikimedia_Commons

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