Save Image Router is a new browser extension for Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers that enables you to configure multiple download directories for images.
Google Chrome supports a single download location by default. All files, regardless of type, are downloaded to that location by default.
While you may switch to another directory manually using the save prompt that the browser displays, it is not very practicable if you do so regularly.
Take images for example: while you may save them all to a single directory, you may prefer an option to save different types of images to different directories. Say, wallpapers to a wallpaper folder, photos to a photos directory, and misc images to the main download folder.
You can do so with Chrome's native capabilities, but need to remember to switch folders using the save to prompt whenever the type changes.
Save Image Router is a Chrome extension that adds the functionality to the browser. Basically, what it does is add options to set up multiple save paths for image downloads.
Instead of having to switch between directories manually each time, you'd simply select the corresponding directory configured before.
The program ships without any custom directories, and the first thing you need to do is set up at least one.
Each save path consists of a name, a directory and parameters. The name is displayed in the context menu when you right-click on images.
The directory is always relative to Chrome's default download directory. This means that you cannot select any path on the computer as a save location. This is a limitation of Chrome according to the author.
The easiest option when it comes to directories is to use /name for them which saves the images to a subfolder of the main download directory of the browser.
The options that you have are to enable or disable the save dialog, and to define how file name collisions should be handled. Hiding the save dialog speeds up the saving as images get downloaded to the selected folder immediately without prompt.
For file collisions, you may select to rename files, overwrite existing files, or display a dialog to give you options to decide on a per-collision base.
You may use drag and drop to change the order of save to directories when you right-click on images in Chrome.
Save Image Router is a handy extension for Google Chrome, especially if you save images regularly and select custom destination folders for them regularly.
The extension installed and worked fine in Opera and Vivaldi. It is likely that it works in other Chromium-browsers as well provided that they support extensions.
Firefox users can check out Context Menu Image Saver, or one of the other image saving extensions available for the browser.
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