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Download Tumblr pictures with TumblOne

If you follow a few Tumblr blogs that post pictures, for instance The Art of Wallpapers, the photo blog If You Leave, or one of the thousands of adult blogs you find on Tumblr, you know that you can download select images posted on those blogs to your PC with a right-click.

There is however no option to download them all, which, when it comes to wallpapers for instance, may make sense as it will save you lots of manual work to do so.

It is safe to say that trusted programs, such as the excellent Bulk Image Downloader or browser extensions such as Down them All should work on Tumblr as well so that you can theoretically use them to download images from blogs you are interested in.

A program like TumblOne on the other hand has been specifically designed to work on Tumblr making it the ideal tool for the job. All you have to do is add a Tumblr blog address to the application to download all images that have been posted on it to your local computer system.

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  1. Enter the address of the blog that you want crawled in the Tumblr url field on top.
  2. Click on add blog afterwards to add it to the blog list below.
  3. Select the blog and click on crawl to download all available pictures from it to the local system.

That's it, pretty easy huh? The images are automatically stored in a folder in the program's directory named after the blog.

There is not much to it besides that. You can hit the show files button to open the folder of the selected blog in Windows Explorer, and pause, stop and resume downloads.

The program lacks an options menu and thus preferences. Options to change the default save directory, bandwidth or download limits and other settings are missing.

Note: TumblOne requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 and Windows Vista or newer. Windows XP is not supported according to the author.


  1. Make sure you run the program from a hard drive partition that offers sufficient free space to store the images the program downloads.
  2. While it is possible to add multiple blogs to the program, only one will be crawled at any time.


If you download Tumblr images already using a different method you may want to check the program out to see if it improves that process for you. It is a handy tool for any Internet user downloading from Tumblr regularly or occasionally.

The program could use a preferences page with options to improve the program's overall usability.

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    1. smaragdus said on June 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Great little tool. I like it very much but I preferred the horizontal layout of version than the vertical one of version

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm

        I noticed that the user manual is still displaying screenshots of the old version.

    2. smaragdus said on June 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Since I suppose there will be people who would like the old interface, a configuration menu (where the user could choose between the vertical or horizontal layout and the colours- perhaps some would prefer horizontal blue or vertical white) would be a nice addition to this nice little Tumblr image downloader.

      I like that TumblOne is portable, free and open source. I tested it for a while and it proved to be very stable- I was able to download many images from different Tumblr blogs without any crashes and any kind of problems at all. More- it seems to be very fast too. Ovetall, a very useful tool for batch-download from Tumblr.

    3. dan said on June 6, 2013 at 4:39 am

      you did it again ghacks! first gifcam now this. ty so much.

    4. blue_bsod said on June 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Bulk Image Download (BID) does work on blog sites but the address we input must be the main one and not an offshoot. As we all know, same images in a series on blog and Tumbler sites do not necessarily follow the same directory and are link via tags. I wish BID would allow me to search by tags instead of grabbing the entire site and then having me waste hours and hours weeding out what I want and don’t want.

    5. Ken Saunders said on June 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Hey this worked very well.

    6. dogg said on July 7, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Great tool, does what it says on the box!
      Would just like to add a note that for me it’s working fine on XP SP3.

    7. howto said on October 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      I want to batch download images from one tumblr account. But this account have over 22000 images (I knew from TumblRipper program). TumblRipper program output .bin file containing related image paths. But I cannot dwonload these images with downthemall. As I use Internet Cafe computer, how can I pause and continue download the remaining images later.

    8. Julie said on October 7, 2013 at 5:30 am

      I have this blog in which I download pictures from everyday. This blog contains about 100K pictures, but when I found out about Tumblone, I used it instead to download all the pictures. However, when I copy pasted the pictures that I manually downloaded to the picture folder now generated by Tumblone (which is supposed to now contain all the pictures from that blog regardless of whether or not I have downloaded it already), there are some pictures that was copied there instead of showing a prompt that Tumblone has already downloaded this picture and asking me if I should skip those files, which is not supposed to happen if Tumblone indeed has already downloaded all the pictures. I need to download ALL the pics from this blog, I cannot afford to miss a single one. I wonder how it downloads the pics, just the pics the blog itself posted or even the reblogged pics? I can’t figure out why some pics wasn’t downloaded.

      1. smaragdus said on October 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

        Uncheck ‘Skip GIF Files’.

    9. sweord said on February 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Nice tool.
      Recommend a new tool: Litchi Tumblr Photo Downloader ( It’s easier and more convenient to download photos and videos from tumblr blogs.

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