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php – Download all images from a single directory of a website

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


I need to get all of the images from one website that are contained all in one folder. Like for instance, (site.com/images/.*). Is this possible? If so, whats the best way?

How to&Answers:

Have a look at HTTrack software. It can download whole sites. Give website address site.com/images/ and it will download everything in this directory. (if the directory access is not restricted by owner)


Do you have FTP access?

Do you have shell access?

With Linux it’s pretty easy. Not sure about windows.

wget -H -r --level=1 -k -p http://example.com/path/to/images

Edit: Just found wget for windows.

Edit 2: I just saw the PHP tag, in order to create a PHP script which downloads all images in one go, you will have to create a zip (or equivalent) archive and send that with the correct headers. Here is how to zip a folder in php, it wouldn’t be hard to extract only the images in that folder, just edit the code given to say something like:

foreach ($iterator as $key=>$value) {
    if (!is_dir($key)) {
        $file = basename($key);
        list($name, $ext) = explode('.', $key);
        switch ($ext) {
            case "png":
            case "gif":
            case "jpg":
                $zip->addFile(realpath($key), $key) or die ("ERROR: Could not add file: $key");


if the site allows indexing, all you need to do is wget -r --no-parent http://site.com/images/


Depends if the images directory allows listing the contents. If it does, great, otherwise you would need to spider a website in order to find all the image reference to that directory.

In either case, take a look at wget.


If you want to see the images a web page is using: if you are using Chrome, you can just press F-12 (or find Developer Tools in the menu) and on the Resources tab, there’s a tree on the left, and then under Frames, you will see the Images folder, then you can see all the images the page uses listed in there.