Grabbing images from google image search?

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Steve Lim 07/20/2004 05:39 am
Hi, I am trying to find some software that will do a good job of grabbing the `fullsize` images from googles` wonderful image search function.

Here is a URL example of one of the search results..

http://images.google.com/images?q=edit+suite&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&start=0&sa=N

if you click on one of the thumbnails.. you go to another page with a link to the `full sized image`
. These are the images that I am interested in filtering and keeping.

I have tried teleport pro and it fails miserably to filter out what I don`t want.
It seems to me also to ignore the images with the links containing `google` in the URL, although I need those pages because they point to the ones I want. I hope this makes sense.

Is there a way to do this? what are the settings please?

Thanks.
Oleg Chernavin 07/20/2004 05:58 am
I think, you can try to use URL Substitutes feature for that to load exactly image links from the search results page. Go to the Properties - Advanced and click URL Substitutes button.

Add the following rules:

URL:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=*
Replace:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=
With:
(keep this field empty)

URL:
*&imgrefurl=*
Replace:
http://**&imgrefurl=*
With:
http://**

Check the "Apply all matching rules" box.

Click OK button. Now go to the Project section in the Properties dialog, set Level to 1, go to File Filters | Images - select "Load using URL Filters settings", go to URL Filters | Server, select Custom Configuration and add:

google

to the Excluded keywords list.

Click OK button to save the Project and download it. This should work well.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Steve Lim 07/20/2004 07:39 am
Oleg,

Thanks for your prompt reply. Did you try the suggestion you posted? For me, it seems to not download anything. It must be failing somewhere.

Steve
Oleg Chernavin 07/20/2004 08:14 am
Yes, it worked for me. Please try again. If this doesn`t help, can I send the Project settings to the E-mail you used when posting in this forum?

Oleg.
Steve Lim 07/20/2004 08:29 am
> Yes, it worked for me. Please try again. If this doesn`t help, can I send the Project settings to the E-mail you used when posting in this forum?
> > Oleg.

Yes... please post it to me if its ok. Thank you. I have another question.. but I will post it under a new thread in case its useful to others =)

Steve
Oleg Chernavin 07/21/2004 06:28 am
I just sent it to you by E-mail.

Oleg.
mulig 11/20/2006 04:06 am
oleg, i have the same problem, and don't know if google has changed since you answered this in 2004.
can u pls try the sln and send me the settings file if uget it to work.

thanks for the great help yo are doing for all of us

> I just sent it to you by E-mail.
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 11/20/2006 07:40 am
Please try to setup a Project with that URL, Level=0 and allow script calculations in the Project Propertis - Advanced. Perhaps, this will help.

Oleg.