Download All 4chan Pictures With Dumper

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 14, 2009
Updated • Mar 6, 2012
Software, Windows, Windows software

You either hate or love 4chan, the popular anonymous image posting bulletin board. It is basically an image posting forum with the ability to post replies that also include images. The website itself is divided into subforums that range from Japanese culture to creative forums and also the notorious random forum which has received some criticism in the past because of the pictures that have been posted there.

The Dumper is a simple command line utility that can be used to download an entire forum or part of a forum with one command. A forum at 4chan usually consists of 15 (or so) pages with posts by users.

The basic command to download images from a page at 4chan is [dump4chan.exe [url]]. There are a handful of optional parameters that can be added including the ability to select a specific output folder, to dump the whole board, the replies and to hide the command line on the screen.

The command 4chan.exe videogames -all would for example download all images from the video games forum at 4chan and save them in the videogames subfolder. Duplicate images will be skipped automatically. Users who want to download pictures regularly might want to think about creating a batch script for the process to be able to do so more comfortable. 4Chan Dumper is a free software that requires the Microsoft .net Framework.

Update: The program has not been updated since 2009 when it was uploaded to the file hosting site. This could indicate current or upcoming compatibility issues, in short: The program may not be working anymore.

We have reviewed a handful of alternatives in the past two years that you can make use of instead. One of the best is 4Chan Watcher which lets you download images from 4chan forums and threads almost effortlessly.


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  1. Patrick said on June 24, 2011 at 3:24 am
    Reply does this as well, without any programs or software. You just give it the URL and it does it via the web.

  2. Rob said on October 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Using “all” command will download indexes up to 10 (even though it’s 15) but it’ll never download any pictures. I can only download pictures from the first page and only if I don’t use the all or replies command!

  3. Edge said on February 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm


    This also works for the Flash animation correct?

  4. zeon said on February 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    would be cool if you made an exe, where you click, paste a link in a pop up, and then it does the rest for you.

  5. Anonymous said on December 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    this failed to work af

  6. Anonymous said on October 11, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, sir.

  7. Azilla said on July 17, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Kuktryne, exactly

  8. Kuktryne said on July 14, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    So it’s basicaly a tweaked version of wget?

  9. yiosh said on July 14, 2009 at 7:48 pm


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