ImageHost Grabber (IHG) is a powerful utility that makes the task of downloading these galleries a simple task.
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Image Downloader
- Pale Moon
What is ImageHost Grabber?
Many forums and blogs don't have the capacity to store images on their own servers. Instead, posters are required to use a third-party host to share images. Many free image hosts exist, such as imagevenue, imagebam, and imageshack to serve the purposes of sharing images. However, these image hosts do not give direct links to stored images. Instead, what's given are links to html pages that encapsulate the images. If you want to save an entire gallery of images that are hosted on these image hosts, simple tools like "wget" and "downthemall" will not suffice (at least not without some serious scripting).
ImageHost Grabber (IHG) is a powerful utility that makes the task of downloading these galleries a simple task. You can think of it as IHG doing all the work of "open new link, right-click, save-as". But the functionality of IHG doesn't stop there.
IHG can automatically create the directories for you, and even prefix file names and directories so that images you download can be sorted chronologically and be sorted by the original page order. Years of research of download failure recovery has been implemented into IHG to ensure all available images are downloaded properly. If that wasn't enough, IHG can even save a session to try again later. IHG also includes a special feature for forums that will allow you to download an entire thread of images. And last, but not least, IHG uses multiple downloads to increase the download rate of the galleries.
IHG includes a host file editor so that you can implement a new image host that is not already included. Details on doing this can be found in the "Host File Manual" located on the IHG website.
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Said about ImageHost Grabber as an alternative
Well... it was, right until FF45, which killed XUL and XPCOM needed for this plugin. A shame really, it worked like wonders on many, MANY sites.
Supports almost all of the most used image hosts on the web
- Firefox Extension
CategoriesWeb Browsers • Photos & Graphics
Recent user activities on ImageHost Grabber
- POX added ImageHost Grabber as alternative(s) to Imageye
- Palets edited ImageHost Grabber
- fazili added Fazili Download All Images From a Website as an alternative to ImageHost Grabberfa
It's not discontinued. I don't know why (didn't go much into details) the addon stopped updating in Firefox addon repository, but the author does release the updated hosts file on the addon's website https://imagehostgrabber.com/hostf.html , so it can be updated manually. The problem is once you have updated it, the addon becomes "unsigned" and Firefox disables it. So in order to use the updates you have to use either Firefox Nightly or Firefox Developer Edition. More on that here: https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Problems-with-add-ons-plugins-or/Add-on-signing-in-Firefox/ta-p/30262
Thank you for the comment, but please note it is not necessary to use ESR, Nightly, or Developer editions. A few quick setting changes will allow the add on to install and work for V46 to V56.
Please visit our site for the instructions on doing so. https://imagehostgrabber.com , instructions are located in our forum.
Note: - > MOZILLA < - is the one who is forcing add ons out of their browser. V57 will only use their "new" format of "Web Extensions."
Please join us at our new home, https://imagehostgrabber.com
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The current website for the software and the needed host data is:
The current version is 18.104.22.168a.
Mozilla no longer allows "add ons" to be signed and updated to on the Addons Mozilla Site, due to their push to force to Web Extensions.
The software will work in ALL CURRENT RELEASES of FIREFOX! Including V53, and through V56. V57 will discontinue support for traditional add ons. But other versions of the FF browsers such as PaleMoon, cyberfox, pcxfox, SeaMonkey and TorBrowser all will work with the add on.
See our site for information on how to install. A couple of quick edits and it installs and works fine.