Bulk Image Downloader is a powerful program for batch downloading images. And that means no more tedious right-click, Save As, over and over and over again - just point the program at the URL of interest and it will locate and grab your photos in just a few clicks.

Bulk Image Downloader works almost everywhere. It understands all the main image hosting sites (flickr, imagevenue, imageshack and so on), and can download entire albums from social networks (Facebook, MySpace, tweetphoto.com, twitpic.com, more). Use it on web forums and it will automatically scan multi-page forum threads, extracting all the image links.

The program is smart, too. You won't end up with a folder full of thumbnails, at least some of the time - Bulk Image Downloader will usually detect and download full-sized photos only.

Despite the name, the program works with videos, too, and is able to grab clips from YouTube, Google Video, Daily Motion, MetaCafe and more.

Multi-threaded downloading means you can fetch up to 50 images at once. If you lose your internet connection, accidentally hit the power button or otherwise interrupt the program, then Bulk Image Downloader can resume its downloads when you restart. And if any of this doesn't work quite as you expect then a huge array of configuration options allow you to tweak the program to suit your needs.

4.87.0.0 changes (Version History):
 

  • flickr support updated. Multi page loading working on main and photostream pages again.
    For flickr album (and possibly other) pages please scroll the page down manually to reveal images before launching BID directly from your browser's right click context  menu ("Open current page with BID"). BID will find the images that have been revealed.
  • deviantart.com support updated. BID should find the correct "download" links again if they are available. For content only available when logged in please use the "BID Site Login" function (BID menu->BID Site Login) to verify that BID's internal browser is logged into the site correctly before trying again.
  • imgzeus support added
  • BID Chrome Extension would launch 2 instances of BID in some cases - should be fixed now.

Verdict

Bulk Image Downloader is easy to use, and will make short work of downloading most web galleries, wherever they happen to be