Batch download all the images on a website in one click with OpenImage

Ever come across a website where you thought “wow those are great images” (usually on a digital art of photography website) and then proceeded to save them all to your computer one by one? Well save your self the pain of having to do that next time around by using OpenImage:


OpenImage is an open source and portable software which allows you to download all the images (JPG, PNG, GIF, and BMP) from a URL you specify:


You are given the option to filter out which images to download by image type and size (resolution). Unfortunately during my testing I found out the “MinimumSize” and “MaximizeSize” filters do not work properly; however filtering by image type works just fine.

OpenImage is really as simple to use as  it sounds. However one thing to keep in mind when trying to download images is some websites use thumbnails for images and you have to click on the image to get the full size. OpenImage, unfortunately, will download the thumbnail and not the full image. Hopefully in the future the developer will add the ability to automatically detect thumbnails and download the full image.

Last thing I would like to point out is you have the option to automatically rename the images you download:


While I agree this software will vary in useful from person to person and situation to situation I think it is worth the download if you think you will need it especially considering it is a standalone and portable app (431 KB) so you do not have to install anything.

You can grab OpenImage from the following link:

***Note: You will be prompted to accept Microsoft’s “Public License” before you can download this software.

Click here to download OpenImage

[via MyDigitalLife]

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  • newJason

    I downloaded the zip.
    I look for the help file and it says

    This project does not have documentation yet.

    ?? really?

    no readme.txt file.

    the link to the authour’s Blog is 404 not found.

    Against my better Judgement I will give it a whirl and see how it goes.
    I trust Ashraf, and if he says it’s good, that’s good enough for me.

    Thanks for keeping DoTtech going all these years :) you are awesome.

  • smaragdus

    The best free Image downloader I have ever used is BilderHerunterlader: – Home Page – Ghacks Review

    This Java-based application is available in English and German, can be integrated with Firefox, SeaMonkey, Opera and Internet Explorer and has a portable version. It works flawlessly for me for downloading the entire images, not the thumbnails only. Although the developer has announced that it had been discontinued, today there is a new release- 3.6.4

  • Bill

    Be sure you have any programs that use IE shut down, such as email, messengers,etc. Then try upgrading IE. You may still need to restart first, if so, before you restart you should disable these items on your startup menu using msconfig. To get to msconfig click on run, type msconfig, click ok, in msconfig click on startup tab and uncheck the entries you want to disable. Don’t delete them, just uncheck them. Then when you’re done updating IE you can go to msconfig and recheck them so they,ll restart on your next startup if you want them to. Then try downloading OpenImage again.

  • Jeanjean

    Download OK (zipfile) with XP Sp3.
    The program seems easy to use indeed, compared to various webrippers. Thanks again !

  • justnakenny

    Thanks Ashraf,

    But I already have IE6 on my computer and it won’t even let me upgrade to it. It tells me that my Browser has an incomplete process going on { OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT } and that I have to log off and restart Windows before I can upgrade it. But that seems to just be a joke because it gives me the same message the next time I restart my computer.

    Thanks for trying to help me, but I think that I’m just going to have to pass on this one.

    Keep up the good work.


  • Ashraf

    @justnakenny: I am pretty sure it is because you are using IE 5.5. I suggest you either upgrade to IE 7/8 or get Firefox. I know you said you have an old computer but they should run just fine imo.

  • justnakenny

    Sorry, I was trying to redo my hard drive to see if that would help.

    Ok, I just tried renaming it to .zip and now it tells me that there aren’t any files to extract. But if I right click it, it still shows the original 86.5kbs are still there.


  • Clodmore

    @justnakenny: Wouldn’t just renaming the file to a .zip extention work, or am I missing something? (I’ve been known to miss a lot of things in my life.)

  • tejas

    Try renaming the ASPX to zip, and see if that works.

  • justnakenny

    I’m using IE 5.5, since my system is old ” WinME,” like I am.

    Google says that I can open it with notepad and I can, but that just allows me to read it and not use it.

  • Ashraf

    @justnakenny: Ummm that is weird. It downloads a .ZIP for me. Plus .ASPX is not even a file extension as far as I know; it is a the extension for a webpage if you use ASP.NET to develop it.

    What browser are you in?

  • justnakenny


    I feel dumb again, because it says that it’s a ” Zip File,” and it downloads as an ” ASPX File.”

    Can somebody please tell me how I’m supposed to open this one up?