How To Extract And Download Images From Reddit Using Reddit Image Scraper?

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How To Extract And Download Images From Reddit Using Reddit Image Scraper?

Thousands of images get uploaded on Reddit on a daily basis. Downloading all images from favorite subreddit might take hours in doing copy-paste of links as we

Thousands of images get uploaded on Reddit on a daily basis.

Downloading all images from favorite subreddit might take hours in doing copy-paste of links as well as downloading the files sequentially.

Reddit Data Scraping could easily assist you in scraping and downloading all the images on the subreddit as per your needs.

Web Scraping of Images

To accomplish our goals, we will utilize Web Screen Scraping Scraper, a powerful data scraper, which can deal with all websites.

We would also utilize free browser extension of Tab Save Chrome. Ensure to have both the tools setting before beginning.

Extracting Images from Reddit

Now, let’s start extracting.

1. Open the Web Screen Scraping Scraper as well as click on the “New Project”. Just enter URL of subreddit that you would be extracting. The pages will now get rendered within the app. ensure to utilize old.reddit.com URL of a page to do easy Reddit Data Scraping.

Utilize old.reddit.com

2. Now, you can make the initial selection of Reddit Data Scraping job. Begin with clicking on a title of first post given in a page. This will get highlighted in color green to suggest this has been chosen. The rest posts would get highlighted in color yellow.

selection of scraping job

3. Just click on second post given on a list to choose them. Now, they will get highlighted in color green. On left-hand sidebar, just rename the selection of posts.

Selection of posts

4. Web Screen Scraping Scraper is now extracting data about every post given on a page, including a title and thread link. Here, we do not need this data. We only need direct links of the images. So, we will delete all the extractions from this project. Do that by deleting extract commands below the post selection.

delete all extractions from this project

5. Now, we would teach Web Screen Scraping Scraper to click on every post as well as grab the image URL from every post. Start with clicking on PLUS (+) symbol next to the post selection as well as select the ‘Click’ command.

post selection

6. One pop-up will come asking if it is the “next page” button. Just click on the “no” option and rename the new template with posts_template.

Post Template

7. Now, the Reddit will open the initial post on a list as well as let you choose data to scrape. In this case, our initial post is the stickier post without the image. Therefore, we would open the new browser with the post, which has the image within it.

8. Now, we would click on an image on a page to extract the URL. It will make the new selection, just rename to the image. Expand that using an icon next to the name as well as delete “image” scraping, leaving only “image_url” scraping.

Add Pagination

Now, the Web Screen Scraping Scraper is scraping image URLs from every post on subreddit’s first page. We would make Web Screen Scraping Scraper extract extra pages of the posts.

1. Use tabs at top as well as the sides of Web Screen Scraping Scraper return to a subreddit page as well as main_template.

2. Just click on PLUS (+) symbol next to the page selection as well as opt for ‘Select’ command.

Page Selection

3. Just scroll down to bottom of a page as well as click on “next” link. Then rename the selection with “next”.

Next Link

4. Grow the next selection as well as remove both the extractions under that.

5. Utilize PLUS (+) symbol next to the next selection as well as add “click” command.

6. One pop-up will come asking if it is the “next page” link. Then click on option ‘Yes’ as well as enter total times you’d need to repeat the procedure. Here, we will extract 4 extra pages.

Run Your Scrape

The time has come to run scraping and downloading the listing of image URLs from every post.

Begin by clicking on color green and get the ‘Data; button given the left-hand sidebar.

Here you can test, run, as well as schedule the data scraping project and we would run that straight away.

When the Reddit Data Scraping is done, you would be able to download that in the JSON or CSV file.

Download Images with Reddit

The time has come to utilize your scraped listing of URLs to download the images that you’ve chosen.

For that, we would utilize the browser extension ‘Tab Save Chrome’. When you’ve added that in the browser, open that as well as utilize edit button for entering the URLs you need to download (and copy-paste from the Web Screen Scraping export).

When you click the download tab, all the images would get downloaded in your device. It might take some minutes as per how many images you need to download.

Pop-up

Conclusion

We believe now you understand how to download images using Reddit directly in your device. In case, you wish to extract more data, contact Web Screen Scraping or ask for a free quote!