The image forums on Reddit (subreddits) belong to the most popular groups on the site. If you browse the frontpage of the website at any time, you find dozens of entries from subreddits such as /r/aww/, r/funny/ or /r/pics/ on it.
In fact, I'd estimate that the majority of posts making the frontpage are image submissions.
If you like a particular image subreddit a lot, you may want to download images that are posted to it to your local system. That's not a big problem if we are talking about single images, but once the count increases to a dozen or more, you may want to automate the process, especially if this is something that you do regularly.
There are quite a few options to deal with this. Reddit user fazilfazfaz has created a browser extension for Google Chrome that offers an elegant way for that.
Note: The extension is not hosted on the Chrome Web Store but on a third party website. It is recommended to be very careful when you install extensions from outside the store. I went through the code -- quickly, not a complete audit -- and nothing malicious caught my eyes. That's no guarantee that this extension is fully clean though, so check the code yourself before you install it.
The extension requests access to *.reddit.com only, and access to browsing tabs which I suppose is required to pull the data.
It adds an icon to the browser's address bar on installation that you have to click on when you want to browse the subreddit you are on for images.
Rippit scans a maximum of 1000 submissions here which is the maximum allowed. You can reduce the number -- highly recommended -- to speed up the process.
Note: You are not limited to individual subreddits, as it works as well on /r/all/ or a custom subreddit group that you have created.
The extension scans the submissions for images, and displays them all in a list afterwards. It won't download the images for you, which means that you need to use a program to do that for you. Just click on the "copy links to Clipboard" button to copy all link urls to the clipboard of your system.
All that is left to do is paste the information into a download manager of choice to start the download of the pictures to the local system.
If you have selected to scan a large number of submissions, you can make use of the "stop capturing" button to stop the scanning at any point in time.
Rippit is excellent for mass-downloading images that have been submitted to Reddit. It works great on all image related subreddits including /r/wallpapers/, /r/earthporn/ and even on the raunchy parts of Reddit such as /r/gonewild/.
Alternative: Bulk Image Downloader lets you download multiple images as well on Reddit, Imgur, and most other sites where images are posted on.
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