January 29, 2009 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Washington, DC - KavaSoft has released HyperImage 2, an application for downloading web photo galleries. There are millions of images on the web, but how do you download them without clicking on them one at a time? HyperImage is the solution: an industrial-strength tool for downloading entire websites worth of pictures all at once. Just point HyperImage to any website, and watch as thousands of pictures stream down to your computer.
Enter the address of a website, and HyperImage will crawl every page and download every image. HyperImage 2 now includes a built-in image browser with infinitely resizable thumbnails, so you can easily browse through all the pictures from a particular page or website. You can even show a full-screen slideshow of images as they are being downloaded.
HyperImage 2 takes advantage of metadata features in Mac OS X Leopard to store the original addresses of downloaded images, as well as the pages they came from. New menu commands open the selected images in your web browser, or show them in their original context.
HyperImage is highly customizable. You can download all the images you want, but ignore the ones you don't want. You can filter images by name, kind, file size or resolution to skip over buttons, banners and thumbnails. You can also control whether HyperImage follows links in the same folder, the same site, or the same domain. HyperImage lets you download the images you want no matter how the target website is organized.
HyperImage is hyper-threaded, so it downloads images fast using multiple connections. The activity viewer shows you which images are currently being downloaded, what's in the queue, and what's been downloaded. It also shows you which images were skipped - and why they were skipped, so you can fine-tune your download preferences.
HyperImage even works with gallery websites that require a login, such as pay-per-content and adult-themed sites. It automatically uses account settings from your keychain, and sends cookies from your browser. Any site that works in your browser works with HyperImage.
HyperImage can easily download a series of consecutively numbered images. For example, enter IMG_0001.jpg through IMG_9999.jpg, and HyperImage will automatically download every file in between. You can also download images from several different galleries or websites by entering a list of addresses. HyperImage takes advantage of the Services menu to let you start downloads from other programs, such as your web browser.
Pricing and Availability:
HyperImage is available for $25 (USD). You can try it for free, but images downloaded with an unlicensed copy will contain a watermark. HyperImage is a universal binary and runs on Mac OS X Leopard.
Founded in 2002, KavaSoft is the creator of numerous digital lifestyle applications for Mac OS X, including Shoebox, KavaTunes, KavaMovies, iConquer, HyperImage, Curator and KavaServices. Copyright 2002-2008 KavaSoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.