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A web bot to scrape images from websites.

Project description

A web bot to scrape images from websites.

Features

  • Supported platforms: Linux / Python 2.7.
  • Uses scrapy web crawling framework.
  • Maintains a database of all downloaded images to avoid duplicate downloads.
  • Optionally, it can scrape only under a particular url, e.g. scraping “http://website.com/albums/new” with this option will only download from new album.
  • You can specify minimum image size to be downloaded.
  • Scrapes through javascript popup links.
  • Live monitor window for displaying images as they are scraped.

Usage

crawl commands:

  • Scrape images from http://website.com:

    imagebot crawl http://website.com
    
  • Scrape images from http://website.com while allowing images from a cdn such as amazonaws.com (add multiple domains with comma separated list):

    imagebot crawl http://website.com -d amazonaws.com
    
  • Specify image store location:

    imagebot crawl http://website.com -is /home/images
    
  • Specify minimum size of image to be downloaded (width x height):

    imagebot crawl http://website.com -s 300x300
    
  • Stay under http://website.com/albums/new:

    imagebot crawl http://website.com/albums/new -u
    
  • Launch monitor windows for live images:

    imagebot crawl http://website.com -m
    
  • Set user-agent:

    imagebot crawl http://website.com -a "my_imagebot(http://mysite.com)"
    
  • For more options, get help:

    imagebot crawl -h
    

clear commands:

  • Clear cache:

    imagebot clear --cache
    
  • Remove image metadata from database:

    imagebot clear --db website.com
    
  • Get help:

    imagebot clear -h
    

Dependencies

  1. python-gi (Python GObject Introspection API) (if using monitor UI)

    On Ubuntu:

    apt-get install python-gi
    
  2. scrapy (a powerful web crawling framework)

    It will be automatically installed by pip.

  3. Pillow (Python Imaging Library)

    It will be automatically installed by pip.

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