Designed to download photos from Web pages with just a single click, this app's performance was hit-and-miss during our tests. Mihov Picture Downloader sports a nicely designed interface, but it's not completely intuitive. Oddly, the arrangement of its buttons doesn't necessarily follow the order a user would take in the process of downloading, viewing, and saving image files.
In our tests, the program sometimes did what it claims. From one Web page, the app downloaded the images quickly and listed them in an inset pane. On other pages, it didn't download any images, even though several were available. Although we activated the View As You Download option, the app didn't display any downloaded images on the fly. The app didn't crash or hang during our tests, but it didn't always perform as it promised. The concept is good for this free app, but users can find more reliable programs than this one.
Mihov Picture Downloader is a handy and useful tool for automatic batch downloading of all the pictures from one or several web pages. Just type in the starting address and let this program do the rest. One click and all the graphics will be transferred to your hard drive, without clicking on every link and viewing every thumbnail. You can also view the images as they are downloaded. The program searches for the link to the pictures and shows the found picture names to the user who can decide which pictures will be downloaded and which not. The program can download also other file types, for example mp4, ogg, wmv, asf, rm, ram, html, avi, mp3.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.5 adds min window size constraint; tool explanatory tool texts to select buttons in download zone; hints to several icons; selecting download folder shows currency selected folder; support for several new file types: ogg, mp4, wmv, and asf; the option so that all movie formats or all music formats can be downloaded together; option to select file types for list download.