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I found out about this handy little tip from this YouTube video here:



So basically you need Java (which probably most of you have), and then just this file: github.com/4pr0n/ripme (rarchives.com/ripme.jar for the direct link to the file.)  Then all you do is copy and paste your profile link into the program and click Rip.  A folder called rips will be created, and after a bit of time, you'll have downloaded all of the images (and descriptions) in your gallery.  I'd recommend these settings:



And you might also open the rip.properties file in a text editor and change the download.max_size = 104857600 to something bigger.  As the default, the max filesize of things it will download is 100 MB, but I doubled that to 200 MB just to make sure any large files get downloaded.  If for some reason it doesn't grab everything, run it again and check.  I found it missed a bunch of my files (and wouldn't grab the descriptions) the first time I ran it, but did it again and (I think) it picked up what it left behind the first time.


As some of you may know, dA has done the lay-off shinnigans again and who the hell knows what's in store for this site.  But I personally don't like the idea of dA closing its doors or being sold to some other company.  So just in case, I wanted to pass along this handy tool (which I assume works elsewhere, too) to download and backup your files (which you should have been doing all along.)  Enjoy :)


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:iconaleksasavic:
AleksaSavic Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! I found a fixed version that works: github.com/Wiiplay123/ripme_da…
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breadthofA1r Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Thanks
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tuaMascot Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Hey man :) (Smile) . Thanks for the work you did, but now the program needs to be fixed. Thanks in advance Hug.
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I could fix it, but sadly I don't know how.  This is just a program I googled and thought I'd mention it to people here.
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AleksaSavic Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I found a fixed version: github.com/Wiiplay123/ripme_da…
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tuaMascot Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Oh, sorry, but thanks anyway ;)
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A-Mageddon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't work after dA gallery update ;(
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I could fix it, but sadly I don't know how.  This is just a program I googled and thought I'd mention it to people here.
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A-Mageddon Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that was useful tool which deserved to be popular!

Prorbably, it still should work with the "edit" mode with login, password and links like a
http:// username. deviantart.com/gallery/?edit=1" (without spaces), but only for the page owner's gallery :(

Fix it is a good idea, but I wrote my last string of code ~10 years ago, and there was the visual basic ;)
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CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I get No images found at catkinsvedka.deviantart.com/ga… when I run the program. Might have something to do with that DA changed how their galleries works.
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:icononesimpleclik:
onesimpleclik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
no longer works.
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Gatito117 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
:c
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:iconfvcproductions:
fvcproductions Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student General Artist
:c
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ajt1802 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
:c
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VictorReisSobreira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tried and it seems to only download a few images of my favorites' first page. What l want is to download everything AND separate in folders by collection.
If it is possible to download the collections too, and save them in folders, how do I do so?
This new layout may be a problem, Image Bulk for instance is no longer dowloading everything .
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zededd Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I might be doing something wrong... but it doesn't seem to save text deviations.
That said, if I can get this to work, it will save a lot of concern I have while dealing with artists who have a habit of occasionally removing their entire gallery, or DA gets a bug up it's butt...
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CMYKidd Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Thank you!  I'm definitely gonna do this.
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
I haven't tried it yet, I will tomorrow.
Just curious, I can send my tutorial faves directly to a thumb drive with this?
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think this will download your faves.
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:iconebolasparklebear:
EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
no?
I'll try anyway
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not actually sure, it might, but I know it won't do your journals at least.
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EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
I don't need the journals, i want the tutorials and the majority are not journals.

I didn't try yet, had to trim the blackberries and now I am covered in thorns.:rage:
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WmBCrawford Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Mac won't let me do it...which stops me. I'm OK with that.....thx tho
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried it and only saw the images being retrieved. My main worry is the descriptions. I had the "save descriptions" box checked, but saw none in the rip folder :V
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
That happened the first time with me, but on clicking Rip a second time, it grabbed them all.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I did rip a second time and they still weren't there.
So I'm trying again now.
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You might try checking and unchecking the box again.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nevermind, it's working now :la:
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
That's good :nod:
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:iconpictureonprogress:
PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankfully :noes:
Retrieving hundreds of definitions one by one, and removing all the emote codes, is quite a pain to do.
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Digital Artist
It all looks really cool, but at the same time it's a perfect tool to steal artworks, whole galleries and single ones, as someone asked earlier, ypu can even download your faves which is... worrisome :no:
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't really see it that way.  The artwork is already up, so anyone can steal anything they want.  This makes it easier to steal an entire gallery, but that was possible before too.  Simply put, you put your artwork online, and it will get stolen.
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Yeah I guess it's always a chance eventually... :shrug:
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SiberianSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't be so paranoid. When you put something online it's there for everyone to see and if they want to download it, they can. Downloading is not stealing. If they do steal it, every website has a report/email function and you can get it removed. Not a big deal.
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OriginalPurpleGirl22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Skills omgosh-


But are we able to download JUST the artwork?
I don't feel like old descriptions will be needed when I move to another site.
I don't write alot in them.
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
There's an option to save descriptions or not, the lower left option at the bottom orig03.deviantart.net/85be/f/2… and you can search (in Windows for *.txt) for text files and delete the entries, if you don't want any text files.
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OriginalPurpleGirl22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Oh

Im certainly dumb.

Thank you. :#>
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EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Does this work for favorites galleries too?

Like my faves collection of tutorials
Can I do that?
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, you can enter in uncleebolabear.deviantart.com/… as the URL in the RipMe program and it will download all of your favourites :)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016   Digital Artist
Does it work only for logged in users or for everyone? I'm not happy with anyone downloading full res pics from galleries. It would mean closing prints shop here.
On the other hand - a great too for people who lost their files or analogue originals.
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:iconelectricjonny:
electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Well yes, it does allow for a person to enter in any random person, and for them to download your gallery.  But, it would not allow them to get mature content deviations or content in scraps, as far as I know.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016   Digital Artist
I don't mind people downloading anything I have in galleries in the web format (lower res, though they are still pretty big), I allow download of my works via the download button. I'm concerned about the higher res prints files which I always add extra for prints. I do not use for prints the same files which are visible in the gallery, so maybe it doesn't affect me, but for folks who add high res images for both prints and display and just set gallery visibility to lower res it means they will be literally ripped off. I've got to test it to see what it really downloads.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
As far as I know, this program only  downloads the maximum size you provide, via the art site.  So any further print size is not available to it.  I basically only sees what a logged out user sees.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016   Digital Artist
If that is so then it is a great tool :thumbsup:
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The bad news is, direct text files (such as Sta.sh Writer submissions), Journals, and Scraps seem to be ignored.

The good news is, downloadable files beyond pictures are recognized, so things like PDFs and ZIP archives should work too. Not sure whether it will read Muro Redraws.

I'm curious as to whether this will defeat my mortal enemy, 'Deviation in storage'.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Well the good thing is this is on github so you can view the source and make changes and then recompile it, although that's beyond me right now, although I might look into it (for getting writer submissions).

Yeah storage things is a problem, but a quick look at the source seems to indicate it can use a username/password to "log into dA" to possibly get things behind the user.  As for journals, I'm not sure there's a way to do that.  There used to be a link that would lead you to a page were it would simply list the content of all your journals here my.deviantart.com/journal/full… but they removed that.  It seemed pretty cool, Get your own Journal Word Cloud!Update: You can now get your own journal text to feed into Wordle.net's generator.
http://my.deviantart.com/journal/fulltext is the place to go!
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Journal Cloud
Wordle.net has a great feature where you upload the text from anything and it will create a neat word cloud based on the frequency of the words found in the text.
You can change the colors, layouts, maximum number of words, fonts etc. Very, very cool.
I wanted to base it on something personal so I got all the text from my deviantART journals, going back to 2003, and uploaded it to see the results.
Since it's not easy for anyone to get the text from their jou
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
All this austerity! I'm starting to know how Greece feels. :B
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016   General Artist
Damn. it's gonna be hard for writers then. 
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AlanRalph Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hmm. Suppose I shouldn't be surprised a tool like this exists. I guess it'll work on Mac too, as long as you've got Java installed.

That said, I don't think I'd have much use for this. I have the original files for all of my artwork archived, and to be honest reading the comments just makes me sad. Am already eyeing up Artstation as a new home for my art, should dA disappear. (I use Behance for work-related stuff, but there's some art in there too.)
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