Today's Internet makes it easier than ever to share great images, and there are plenty of sites that offer plenty of sweet pics. Downloading them individually is easy with a right-click, but that can turn into a pain if we want to snag more than three or four shots. Image Collector makes it easy to download a page's worth of pictures to Dropbox or Google Drive. Here's how to use it:
- Download and install the Image Collector Chrome extension here.
- You should see a framed image icon in the address bar of your browser if there are any images on your page. Right-click it and select Options.
Add file types, if you like. By default, the extension looks for JPEG files, but you can add more easily. You can also exclude patterns from the file's URL ("amazon" is excluded by default) and set a minimum size. (Credit: Rob Lightner/CNET)
- Authorize either Dropbox or Google Drive or both to accept files from Image Collector. This should create a new folder in your cloud storage. (Credit: Rob Lightner/CNET)
- When you want to download pictures, just click that same icon in your address bar. You should see a pop-up containing the images on the page that meet your criteria; click "Upload images" next to whichever cloud storage server you want to use.
That's it! Image Collector is quite easy to use and makes it dead-simple to pick up all sorts of great pics.
Here are some other pieces on making downloading and sorting files easier:
- Download all images from one Tumblr site
- How to automatically download videos from the Web
- Automatically sort Dropbox files with SortMyBox
(Via Addictive Tips)