About the Picture Pump program
Want to get a collection of pictures from a Web-server? Let your browser have a rest then - Picture Pump is the program to perform massive downloads of graphic files from the Web.
Picture Pump is aimed at fast automated downloading of graphic files from web sites. Unlike other similar programs, Picture Pump does not attempt to follow the links and download the site as a whole. Instead, it generates the addresses of web-pages (or pictures) using a counter. This simple yet efficient technique allows the program to retrieve entire "collections" of graphic files from almost any web server that has such "collections".
Picture Pump is a freeware program. Still, your donations are welcome, since they make further development of the program possible.
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Okay, let's begin... Lyrical introduction
Ye First Day.
Once upon a time there sat the Author in front of his monitor, drinking coffee (or tea, don't remember exactly), and downloading nice pictures from Internet. The pix came awfully slowly. Worse still, evil webmasters allowed to view them only one-by-one, and only after clicking on stupid banners.
And started Zmey thinking...
Ye Second Day.
And came into his head a bright thought: can't he open those pictures not one-by-one, but several at once, and without clicking on banners, but right away?
And drank he his coffee, and turned his sharp eyes to the address string of his browser. And saw he the following garbage (real addresses changed to irreal):
And entered he yon address into his browser, changing the last number to another one; and saw he a picture, and the picture was nice, and had he not clicked on any stupid banners.
Ye Third Day.
The joy went off, and became Zmey possessed by onerous thoughts. For entering address strings manually was too dull; and dull it was to click the pictures with the right mouse button, and to save them to the hard drive... Besides those troubles, refused the cunning browser to download more than two pictures simultaneously! And tried Zmey to use his proven Teleport Pro; but were in vain his efforts, for filled up Teleport his disk with thumbnails, banners and repellent ads, but didn't get any pictures...
Again started Zmey thinking...
Ye Fourth Day.
And decided Zmey to write the Program, and the Program should download pictures (like Teleport Pro does it), and it should change numbers in the address string automatically, and need it not save the pages where the pictures are placed, for nobody needs them pages when there are pictures.
And sat he down to write It.
Ye Fifth Day.
Ye Sixth Day.
Ye Seventh Day.
Ye Eighth Day.
Ye Nineth Day.
Ye ....teenth Day.
And was the Program useful, multithreaded, and flexible. And pumped It pictures fast; and wrote It to his hard disk of pictures 80 megasacks in two days. And decided Zmey that it is good, and hath made It freeware, and hath built a site for those who wanted It, so that they could download this Miracle and use It when they need It...
Picture Pump (technical information)
Picture Pump is a powerful automated picture files retriever. It has the following features:
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