Compile Grabber by following the instructions on the compilation page. Upon completion run
After installation you will need to copy the example configuration files from
$INSTALLATIONPREFIX/Grabber/example/ to your local Grabber directory, usually
~/.Grabber/. Grabber will not run without these files.
When you first start the program, you should be welcomed with this window:
There are four fields to fill:
%md5%.%ext%should be good at first.
Once finished, you can press the “Ok” button.
Note: if you have ignored the window that opened at first launch, you can set these settings in “Edit > Options”. Then, go the the “Save” part. Set the “Folder” and the “Filename” fields (it is in a subpart of the “Save” part, you may need to expand it).
You should now be seeing something like this:
The upper part of the window is “divided” into two sections:
After searching for something, you should see something as:
To download a lot of pictures at the same time, first search for the tag you want to download (or no tag if that’s what you want). You should arrive on the search page. From here, just click “Get this page” to download all the images on the page you are currently seeing (usually around 20 images), or “Get all” to download all the results of your search, including further pages (can go from 1 images to thousands).
Then, go to the “Downloads” tab to see a summary of what will be downloaded:
Once you are satisfied with your download list, click the “Download” button to start the download. The Batch Download window should appear:
It lists all the images that will be or have already been downloaded. Now, you just have to wait. When all images are downloaded, the program wil show you a summary:
To download single images, you have to “Ctrl + click” the images you want to download in the search window. They should then be marked in blue.
One you have selected all the images you want to download, click the “Get selected” button. It will mark these images to be downloaded in the “Downloads” tab:
Once you are satisfied with your download list, click the “Download” button.
If you want to change the source of the pictures, just click the “Sources button” at the bottom of the window:
Here, you just have to check the sources you want and then click “Ok”.
If you select multiple sources, they will be put in one column by default. You can change this behavior by editing the “Columns” settings in the options.
Note that you can also merge all results to remove duplicates checking the “Merge results” option at the bottom of the window. It is useful if you browse from sites than mirror each others, while still having their own uploaders.
Some sources (for example Danbooru or Gelbooru) require to login to enable full API access. Even though it is usually not mandatory thanks to the regex fallback, it is usually strongly advised to do so.
To log into a source using an account, just enter your credentials in the “Credentials” tab of the Source Settings window:
When you’re done, you can click the “Test” button to check if your credentials are correct. Note that not all sources support login checking.