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June 22nd, 2007

Yahoo! Photos Grabber 0.1

Posted by Kelvin in

Oh, so you’ve probably heard the news that Yahoo! Photos is going to close down.

The problem is, loads of people LOVE Yahoo! Photos, with many, many good years of usage, and since they’re closing – these good folks would rather have their photos OUT of the system altogether, than moving to something they’re unfamiliar with, say – Flickr.

Now, being the very diplomatic company, Yahoo! Photos have replied in their Knowledge Base Article that Unfortunately we do not technically support the ability to download more than one photo at a time, but for many of you it won’t take much time to download your favorites.”

(Hmmm. Bandwidth costs. *cough* – Like as if they aren’t rich enough)

Yep, I have to “agree” to a minimal extent. My girlfriend, Lafina, spent the half of last night downloading just a hundred out of almost six hundred photographs from Yahoo! Photos back to her computer – and it took so long because they made it increasingly difficult to download everything at once.

Hence, with quite alot of thought, and even more work, I came out with…

photograb.jpg

(Click HERE to download Yandao.com’s Yahoo! Photos Grabber)

Basically, to install, just upload it to any web server which supports PHP, and then visit the script in your browser, like http://mydomain.com/grab.php or something!

The instructions are inside the file itself too!

As for now, have fun! ..and leave me a comment on how it went!

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  1. on July 13th, 2007 at 1:44 am

    If you don’t have a Web server, you could also try my Download Yahoo! Photos page.

  2. Javier said,
    on August 14th, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Dear
    Kelvin, after working on this for more than 2 hours I got the script running w/o a problem,
    however after going”(figuratively) to china and back I get the script running then I get a message from my server that says “ERROR: You did not fill in the path to the gallery!” and if I look in my server the requested folder was created successfully , all the photos names are there for the folder but the lenght of every file is 0 bytes.
    Is there a correction or possibly a blocked php command in my server that prevents me from running this app?

  3. Kelvin said,
    on August 30th, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Hey Javier,

    If you post your photo album’s website here? (or email the link to me if you prefer). I’ll check to see whats going wrong.

    Strange because I can get it up working my side :)

    Regards,
    Kelvin

  4. Jacob said,
    on September 6th, 2007 at 4:15 am

    We’ve just released a somewhat last-minute free Windows utility to rescue photos, albums and their annotations. This should make the whole process painless if it works with your account. http://picturesync.net/yahoo-photos/

  5. Anonymous said,
    on September 9th, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    That is what i get:-(
    the only i can copy to my webspace is the name of the folder but NOT the content (photos)
    Can you help me?

    Warning: set_time_limit() has been disabled for security reasons in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 116

    Warning: file() [function.file]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 123

    Warning: file(http://photos.i.cn.yahoo.com/album-d9Gb0zUldKsADjzU_RCPbeBofQ–?cq=1&aid=7633re2#doc-body) [function.file]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 123

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 137
    Gallery: http://photos.i.cn.yahoo.com/album-d9Gb0zUldKsADjzU_RCPbeBofQ–?cq=1&aid=7633re2#doc-body

  6. tom said,
    on September 9th, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    That is what i get:-(
    the only i can copy to my webspace is the name of the folder but NOT the content (photos)
    Can you help me?

    ———————–

    Warning: set_time_limit() has been disabled for security reasons in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 116

    Warning: file() [function.file]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 123

    Warning: file(http://photos.i.cn.yahoo.com/album-d9Gb0zUldKsADjzU_RCPbeBofQ–?cq=1&aid=7633re2#doc-body) [function.file]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 123

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /usr/export/www/vhosts/funnetwork/hosting/tomderheld/grab.php on line 137
    Gallery: http://photos.i.cn.yahoo.com/album-d9Gb0zUldKsADjzU_RCPbeBofQ–?cq=1&aid=7633re2#doc-body

  7. asd said,
    on January 25th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    :twisted:failed big time

  8. guest said,
    on September 1st, 2008 at 10:33 am

    So we are still able to see the photos from this webside,just that the china server is used instead?

  9. Talty said,
    on July 2nd, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

  10. sean said,
    on August 15th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Talty said,
    on July 2nd, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with �we leave it to you to decide�.

    Talty, not sure if you and I are in the same boat but I can’t even find my pictures to start with….let alone to download to my computer. I need some help…

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