Bulk Image Downloader

Bulk Image Downloader

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.79
  • Total Downloads:
    270,754
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (100-image per download trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    129
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"too flakey"

September 25, 2014  |  By Kuhscheiss

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.61

Pros

Shows all images to download

Cons

Picks what it wants to download, including deleted pix. Doesn't download the number selected, always less. Doesn't work on all sites but more than my other downloaders. Repeated downloads may still omit selected images.

Summary

Useful if you have time to spare but not worth the money as configured.

Updated on Sep 26, 2014

I used Recovery on Win 7 64 bit to get rid of a few hiccups. After Recovery, Chrome didn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled and it worked but BID was dead. I uninstalled and reinstalled BID. No luck. I uninstalled BID, went to Chrome and reinstalled BID from apps. It worked again. I tried downloading 100 jpgs. It worked. I tried another 100 and got 47. I tried individual download for 7 of the 53 omitted. They all downloaded. Selection is very flakey too. I couldn't get what I selected. I downloaded Firefox and got BID installed there. It is flakier and slower than Chrome. Obviously, this is a BETA. When, and IF!!!!! it works, it's OK but there;s no predicting what you'll get. My system is stable now for everything I've used so far so I can't believe it's Win 7, even if it's sloppy design. I may try reinstalling IE and see if it works there but I think it's basically a rush release which needs more than patching. That's what those idiots at MS do and we've seen the results.

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2 stars

"Looks great, but breaks Yahoo Groups on Win7/IE11"

July 12, 2014  |  By davo!davo

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.61

Pros

UI looks good
Functionality looks good

Cons

Somehow breaks Yahoo Groups so they don't work at all any more on IE11.

Summary

Tried v 4.7.4 of this product twice on IE 11 / Win7 pro 64 bit.
As soon as you try to use it on Yahoo Groups content, it wedges the browser somehow so that you can no longer use Yahoo Groups (yahoo sends you on an endless loop of "log in" screens). Great.
Only solution is to uninstall it and then reset all browser settings for IE 11, reboot the machine and then Yahoo Groups lets you in again.
Sure hope they fix this bug, as this looked like a great product.

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5 stars

"excellent product ."

January 17, 2013  |  By amit31233

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.52

Pros

many , easy interface

Cons

1- , i am trying to download images from many vbulletine forum and facing the following error. first it only download the images if the thred is of nearly 100 pages . if there is a loa=rge thread of 400 pages , then it is unable to download.
if any developer is reading this , can u recomend a solution. also if i want to download images in a page 100-200 of a thread , dow do i do it?

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5 stars

"A Great program that never fails me!"

April 13, 2012  |  By bud69man

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.39

Pros

Downloads your CHOICE of thumbnails and/or full images neatly categorized for each or both. This program gets everything I'm looking for, not like another that I purchased where you never know what you are going to download. The users guide is great for any variations or special downloads I need and contains a full explaination with examples for each of the features that literally covers everything anyone would want. The BID explorer is included to explore the links contained on the web page, if you choose, before you search. Best of all, it has a help desk that actually responds for when I had a question. And, No, this is not hype. BID has never failed me in scores of uses.

Cons

Definitely recommend it!

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1 stars

"Don't believe the hype - It's not that great"

April 07, 2012  |  By LifeIsTBD

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.38

Pros

As one reviewer put it, uninstalls easily.

Cons

Bulk Image Downloader does not do as implied in description. It will not drill into links so it only downloading thumbnails. Trial period requires restart wiping out all configurations after every download so you cannot learn to use the tool. Bulk Image Downloader

Summary

I thought at first the lower ratings and comments were from people who were just ranting and trashing. It took me less than 5 minutes to realize this product is hyped-up. I suspect all the great comments are the authors and not real users.

It does not "automatically downloads and saves images and videos from thumbnailed web galleries, bypassing all annoying popups and adverts" if you are expecting the full images. It does do this just for the thumbnails displayed on the website page.

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5 stars

"Solid workhorse for many years"

November 22, 2011  |  By El Zagna

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.27

Pros

Easy to use without tweaks on most sites. For others there's an Advanced Configuration that let's you define what to download and what to ignore. It's also smart enough to handle multi-page galleries.

Cons

For some web pages the user has to define what to include and what to ignore by using "regular expressions" which are always tricky. A little more help in that area would be nice.

Summary

I've used this for years to download all sorts of galleries even from sites that seem intent on keeping the user from doing bulk downloads. It's solid and reliable.

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5 stars

"Perfect tool for bulk downloading images"

September 25, 2011  |  By pfscam

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.23.0.1

Pros

Very easy to use, updated regularly, fast, stable and with a lot of options

Cons

sometimes usage of Link Explorer could be confusing

Summary

It is a tool that does its job on almost every page. Just right click on a page and simply download all images you want. Perfect add-on for browsing image galleries.

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5 stars

"Works great!"

August 29, 2011  |  By hmv1234

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.23.0.1

Pros

I was able to download a lot of pics from my SmugMug gallery / BID was responsive to my issue.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I bought BID over a month ago to download some pics from SmugMug. BID worked as indicated for my 1st gallery (135 pics), but not so for my 2nd gallery. I contacted BID with my problem and they responded within a day, indicating that a fix for my issue would be part of the next release (every week or so a new version is released). As soon as the next version was released, I updated my software and sure enough I was now able to download my 2nd gallery of pictures (100 pics). I would definitely recommend BID.

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5 stars

"One of the BEST programs ever."

August 20, 2011  |  By Xion_The_Drow

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.22.0.1

Pros

Fast image downloading,
Updated with video downloading,
Easy to use.

Cons

... None... ^.^ (.) To some, messing with the settings may be a con, I say, no, it takes but a few seconds.

Summary

I have used this program for a couple of years now and it is EPIC as hell, it does what it states and more. And ffor those who say that it doesnt work on some sites, they have a place on their website where you can list those sites. I used it and listed a few sites, next update, they fixed the issues. Even when the sites I used required membership. So they must have tested it somehow. Their customer service is fantastic as well, some of the nicest you can have, and they respond fast... even if I do not, ^.^ (.) Thanks to Dominic for her help and thanks for BiD for saving me a lot of time. +5

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1 stars

"BID = Blatantly Intrusive Disaster"

June 14, 2011  |  By 1cneter

 |  Version: Bulk Image Downloader 4.19.0.0

Pros

1--It worked on approx 30% of sites I tried for a very short period of time with a LOT of harassment & interruptions along the way.

2--Good business model for how NOT to treat people, run a business, or make $.

Cons

-Immediately lies & tries to bully $ out of you, & continues to do so approx every 1 of 2 or 3 downloads thereafter.

-EXTREMELY interruptive & fails in every facet of use.

-Completely UNTRUSTWORTHY business. Do NOT trust, nor those who rave.

Summary

In brief:

- Words to describe program: Misleading, dishonest, extremely harassing, extremely problematic, exasperating, slow, hit 'n' miss, interrupting, intrusive, manipulative. Fail!

- The program is meant to immediately convince you to pay up. If that doesn't work, you get an EXTREMELY problematic taste of what the program does & doesn't do, then you're reminded & encouraged over & over & over & over again to spare yourself the HASSLE of trying the trial version. With all the problems & interruptions, the 30-day trial period provides much less time to work with it. I experienced recurring problems in every facet of use that I can think of.


In more detail:

- First thing you see when you open your newly downloaded program is dishonesty. At the top of the page are credit card pictures & flashing red text saying your trial version is now expired & you need to pay with credit card now, though you JUST downloaded & tried the program for the first time.

- The first week I had an extreme amount of problems in every way, then some problems but fewer 2nd week. It couldn't download about 2/3 of the websites I tried. It wouldn't download full-sized images I found on a page. A handful of features are easy to figure out (like batch pic viewing size & downloading this or that amount), but most of the program isn't user friendly at all; most people would have to waste a lot of time figuring out what this & that means & does. It stops in the middle of your download maybe 1/3 or 1/4 of the time & you have to restart.

- After 2 weeks, a countdown dialogue box pops up about every 3rd download with a 10 second countdown timer forcing you to read how limiting your trial version is & how you need to pay to not be harassed. In the 3rd week this box pops up nearly every other download, & the timer starts adding another second every day. By the end of 4 weeks it's popping up every other batch at best (sometimes worse) & counting down from about 20 + seconds. I used the down time to write this. The box sits on top of everything, forcing you to look & work around it, or wait. It says you can do no more than 2 simultaneous downloads & you can only download up to 100 pics per download (reminding you how restricted the program is but if you paid life would be pleasant). If the website's timer says it's time for the countdown box to pop up, it doesn't just pop up, it renders the remaining of the pics you're trying to download as 'errors', forcing you to shut it down & start over; other times it just won't let you upload a page (giving you "0" results) & you have to shut it down, put the URL into their Drop Box again, hit "cancel" to say you don't want to pay now, wait for the countdown timer agaaain, & then maybe get the pics (but often not all of them). See what a hassle it all is?...

- It's fairly obvious how to download one page at a time, but everything after that is much less obvious. I was able to obtain 100% of the pics on an accepted website page about 66% of the time, frequently not able to get 1 to 4, sometimes not able to get 10 (remember, you can only get 100 pics at a time with the trial version)(it has a strange nack to not download the last 1 or 2 pics in a batch). Whole pages failed to download about 1/4 of the time at a good website, getting worse in the 2nd half of the trial period when the countdown box would interrupt. *These estimated stats are in regards to using a good accepted website that wasn't experiencing problems at the time.

- There's no way I'd look past the dishonesty & miss treatment & pay for this; the hassle is not worth the money. I wouldn't trust anyone that says this program is remotely great or even good, & there's no way all these problems are only mine alone.

- If the MANY problems were worked out & the program was distributed by way of a serious business model it could be a hit.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.79
Version 4.79 updated Flickr support.
General
Publisher Antibody Software
Publisher web site http://bulkimagedownloader.com
Release Date October 23, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 4.79
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.69MB
File Name bid_4_79_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 270,754
Downloads Last Week 129
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 100-image per download trial
Price $29.95

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