how to download hi res jpgs from 500px.com in 2017?

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shave1
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how to download hi res jpgs from 500px.com in 2017?

Post by shave1 » 13 Nov 2017, 07:04

I saw an older question in 2016 on how to scrape 500px.com, but as of 2017, the site layout is a bit different now. I'd like to know how to scrape it for high res jpgs at this point.
  • I'd like to auto create a subdirectory for each photographer, e.g. /alyabev/, /sergeybondarev/, etc.
  • In this case, the high res jpg should be named "234377907.jpg" from the above page. So the resulting file will be in "/sergeybondarev/234377907.jpg".
  • The website uses AJAX, so using a browser, only the first 50 photos are loaded until you scroll toward the bottom. Of course, I am hoping I can scrape all photos on a page rather than the first 50 only.
Can someone help with the projects setup? Thanks!

Maxim
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Re: how to download hi res jpgs from 500px.com in 2017?

Post by Maxim » 13 Nov 2017, 18:11

OK, looks like I was able to create a template, but it's not 100% automatic, so you can use only 1 starting URL per project. Please read the template instructions carefully:

500px.com - author template

Also you will need the most recent version of the program for this template to work:

http://www.webimagedownloader.com/downl ... rSetup.exe

shave1
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Re: how to download hi res jpgs from 500px.com in 2017?

Post by shave1 » 18 Nov 2017, 07:26

Very nice!

Just a minor issue, why are some files downloaded multiple times, with 001, 002 endings?

Such as https://500px.com/frbr.

Maxim
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Re: how to download hi res jpgs from 500px.com in 2017?

Post by Maxim » 20 Nov 2017, 12:52

You can modify the template and select "Do not download and save new file if file size is the same" option in the [Save -> Conflicts] section. It should help.

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