Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Useful Danbooru Image Grabber

Ever find yourself needing or wanting a large amount of anime images for no reason? Maybe you're running a Tumblr blog and want to keep it active, but you can't be bothered to find and download pictures by searching all the boorus? For bloggers, collectors, or graphic designers, this Image Grabber is one of the best tools ever created.

The Image Grabber can found at this location. It's an easy download, and quick setup. To download simply navigate to the page on the website labeled "Downloads." You can pick a version that's available for your operating system. As of now, there's only a Linux and Windows version. For a list of available file names for your pictures, go here.

Showcasing side by side windows.
For those who don't like to download things unknowingly, I've taken a few pictures of the program. The interface isn't anything fancy, but it gets the job done. It's not too confusing and if you run Windows 8 you can easily take advantage of side by side viewing if you're the type who has to see pictures in full resolution before downloading.

Ability to search and bulk download pools.
The program also offers the ability to navigate Danbooru pools. (not sure about other websites as I have yet to try them.) The only thing about this is that you have to actually go to Danbooru to find the pool number, but that's just a minor annoyance and not a huge problem. For people who've wanted to download artbook without the numerous point and clicks, you can snag them all in a few seconds.

Example of Ctrl + Click method of downloading.
When it comes to downloading images in bulk there's many different ways to about it. You can manually select images using the old Ctrl+Click method. After you've picked your choices you can click the button that says "get selected" and the program will automatically register the pics you've chosen. If that's too much work for you, its possible to grab all images on one page or all images registered in the search. Once you're finished stacking up your downloads you can navigate to the download page, hit download, and go watch anime.

Many available sources and the ability to add more. Helps lessen the chance of duplicate pictures.
Of course there's also a plethora of options to change many of the features. The interface looks confusing at first, but it's usefulness is worth the hassle. The ability to navigate through multiple boorus, image boards, and other websites is a great help. (You can easily mix sources together to avoid duplicates as well.) One can also set up a perfectly organized folder taking advantage of the file names.

While I'm not the owner of the program, I definitely recommend using it. If you have any problems getting things to work just drop me a comment and I'll try my best to help you. Otherwise enjoy! This Image Grabber has been a life saver and has helped me keep my Tumblr active. Hopefully you get as much out of it as I do!


  1. can't create filename destination !

    1. Thank you for your comment!

      What file name are you trying to use? The name scheme has to be valid for it to work.

  2. How can I download my Favorites from Gelbooru? I'm not able to get it to work, and there exist no tutorial for this either.

  3. Hiya! How does the Get all option work? It isn't working for me. Did I over look something?

    1. Hi!

      After you select get all you have to switch tabs on the program. Get All just holds them all for you and doesn't actually download.

      To download you must go to the download tab at the top and select the option to download them all from there.

      If my explanation is confusing let me know and I'll send some pictures for a visual explanation.

    2. Ah Thank you! I figured it out. I have one more question though. How do I now when it's finished downloading? I downloaded an about 3000 picture tag but its still downloading images past the number of images actually available?

    3. Are you pulling the images from one image board or multiple? I've had that problem when pulling from multiple. It's probably pulling others + checking for duplicates I'd assume. Or there's perhaps a problem on the software's side.

      Check the folder that you've set up for the downloads, see if new images are actually showing up there or if they are just duplicates.

      Let me know if you get everything sorted out!

  4. I tried downloading "little_witch_academia" which the source is and my file name looks like this "%md5%.%ext%" then I clicked "Get this page". After that i go to download tab to download it. After it downloads theres this popup that says the following: "2 files downloaded successfully, 0 files ignored, 18 files already existing". So i double check the destination folder and it only has 2 pictures as it says but they both have no filename.

    1. I also checked the log tab it says "[04:37:58.588][Info] Loading image from 1
      [04:37:58.589][Info] Loading and saving image in C:\Users\Admin\Pictures\New folder (5)\.png
      [04:37:58.592][Info] File already exists: C:\Users\Admin\Pictures\New folder (5)\.png"

    2. Please help don't know what to do :(

    3. Sorry for the late response! Do you still need help? Let me know! I recommend changing the folders and seeing if that fixes it, or downloading them one by one.

    4. Is there an option to get an image at certain time range? Like if I type Jan 1,2011 - Dec1,2011 and it shows results during those time.


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