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Review: Download images in multiple formats from any URL using DownIMG for Mac

Download, convert, and resize Web site images using this interesting application.

DownIMG for Mac allows you to quickly save your favorite Web site images, while at the same time giving you multiple conversion options, including PNG, JPG, and GIF. Unfortunately, the app's interface is far from perfect and can be a challenge to use.

DownIMG for Mac installs quickly and opens to a Lilliputian interface that lets you enter a photo or Web site URL to download a specific image or all images from a Web site. The problem with the interface is that it's so small and yet so colorful that it makes the user experience quite frustrating, at times. Icons are poorly designed and some are even hard to decipher. Luckily, hovering over each icon gives you a small description of what it represents. To compensate for its interface faults, DownIMG is speedy. It converted a 4.6MB JPG image we used for testing to a PNG image in just a couple of seconds. We were able to resize our image quite quickly, too. When asked to fetch and convert all images from a specific Web page, the app didn't fail, either. For testing purposes we tried fetching images from multiple Web sites, and the app managed to download all images within seconds to a designated folder on our desktop.

While its undersized interface makes it a rather poor photo app to use, we cannot complain about the overall effectiveness and features of DownIMG for Mac. If you're looking for a speedy way to download single or multiple image files from the Web by directly inputting URLs, or an easy way to resize your images or convert them to different formats, you will want to try it out.

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