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Another API-less Instagram pictures and videos downloader.

Project description

InstaLooter is a downloader that can download any picture or video associated from an Instagram profile. It can be seen as a re-implementation of the now deprecated InstaRaider developed by @akurtovic.


requests HTTP handling PyPI requests Source requests License requests
BeautifulSoup HTML parsing PyPI BeautifulSoup Source BeautifulSoup License BeautifulSoup
six Python 2/3 compatibility PyPI six Source six License six
progressbar2 Dynamic output in CLI PyPI progressbar2 Source progressbar2 License progressbar2


InstaLooter comes with its CLI:

$ instaLooter [options] username directory


  • username
    the username of the instagram account to download pictures and videos from.
  • directory
    the directory to download files into.


    number of maximum new posts to download (if not specified all posts are downloaded).
  • -m, --add-metadata
    add date and caption metadata to downloaded pictures (requires piexif and Pillow).
  • -v, --get-videos
    also download videos.
  • -j JOBS, --jobs JOBS
    the number of parallel threads to use to download files (defaults to 16). It is advised to use a value of at least 12 as Instagram profile pages display 12 medias at a time in order to insure parallel download of all files.
  • -q, --quiet
    do not produce any output.


From PyPI

$ pip install instaLooter  # requires super-user rights

From GitHub

$ git clone
$ cd InstaLooter
$ pip install .            # requires super-user rights

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