How to download Reddit images in bulk

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 16, 2021
Updated • Aug 16, 2021
Windows tips

Images and photos are posted to a lot of subreddits on Reddit every day. In fact, Reddit hosts thousands of communities dedicated to the posting of images, from wallpapers and cute animals to furniture, celebrities and also nsfw content.

If you are subscribed to one of these groups or just browsing groups with images regularly, you may be interested in downloading images from Reddit groups. Content may be deleted at one point or the entire group may vanish; if you want to preserve the content, archiving is your only option to make sure that you still have access to it.

A search on the Internet reveals a few solutions, some are web-based and limited, others require Linux or complicated setups. If you are looking for something simpler, Bulk Image Downloader may be an option.

The only caveat is that it is not free. You may download a free trial version and use it for tests. The program is available for $29.99 currently. The payment includes one-year of upgrades and the guarantee that the program remains registered after that period.

Using Bulk Image Downloader to download images from Reddit

download reddit images

Installation of Bulk Image Downloader is straightforward. You don't need to install the browser extensions, but you can. I did not use them to test the functionality and write this guide.

Downloading images from Reddit, or most sites on the Internet, is easy and requires just a few steps:

  1. Open the Reddit page that displays the images.
  2. Copy the address of the page to the Clipboard. Just right-click in the address field of the browser and select Copy.
  3. Open Bulk Image Downloader.
  4. Right-click on the field named "Url of image/video gallery page" and select Paste. The URL that you copied in your browser should be displayed now.
  5. Select the scan URLs for images/videos button or press F5. Bulk Image Downloader loads the page and parses the images. You should see image thumbnails being added to the preview pane.
  6. To download the selection, activate the download button.

Images are downloaded the Documents > Bulk Image Downloader. The application uses the page title as the name of the download folder.

downloaded images from reddit

The entire process is straightforward, but you have several customization options to make it even better. The default process stops after 20 scanned pages. You may increase or decrease the number of parsed pages in the preferences. Select a higher number and more images may get downloaded, select a lower number and less will be displayed.

The program's configuration lists other preferences of interest. You may configure upper and lower size limits for images, change the number of download threads to speed up the downloading if the Internet connection is fast enough and the server accepts it, or change the number of retries when errors are encountered.

Closing Words

Bulk Image Download is an excellent option when it comes to the downloading of images from Reddit as well as most other Internet sites. The program is not free and there are free alternatives available, but these are either limited or difficult to setup and use.

Now You: which programs do you use to download images or files?

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  1. Tom Hawack said on October 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I don’t know how reliable ‘Windows Defender Firewall’, because here on Windows 7 with the OS’s firewall, some applications phone home although I’ve added an inbound and an outbound rule to block them. For instance, ‘EditPad’ Lite which attempts to connect to connect to and which fails to do so only because I block that connection with a DNSCrypt-proxy blacklist rule, and here what shows DNSCrypt-proxy query log : A REJECT 0ms quad9-dnscrypt-ip4-filter-pri

    quad9 is the DNS used with DNSCrypt-proxy. This means that Windows Firewall does not prevent an application added to its filters to connect to the Web, not always anyway.

    So I do hope Windows Defender Firewall does a better job.

    1. jan said on October 17, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Tom,
      You write:”I don’t know how reliable ‘Windows Defender Firewall….”.
      Let me tell you, based on my own experience, that firewall is really a POS (Piece Of Shit). It is really unreliable

  2. Stv said on October 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Every software is able to write a firewall condition under windows i think, Windows Firewall is a trash

    The first software that i always install (when i need internet in vboxed windows) is Simple Wall.

    1. Cor said on October 15, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      I also really like his version of Chromium

      1. owl said on October 24, 2019 at 10:12 am
        I also, “Simple Wall” is a favorite. That’s enough.

        henrypp/chromium: Chromium builds with codecs | GitHub
        Chromium builds with codecs
        Download latest stable Chromium binaries (64-bit and 32-bit) |
        It is very interesting.
        And, “Notes” There are must-see value.

  3. ULBoom said on October 15, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    There’s an easy page for blocking/allowing programs to go out in the main firewall window, click on:
    Allow and App or feature through Windows Firewall.

    Otherwise, good overview of rules creation. I’ve never had a program sneak out if its rule is set up right.

    Yes, Windows defaults to letting most anything through as do other firewalls I’ve used. Probably preferrable to blocking everything except in critical security situations.

  4. B said on October 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    To quickly achieve the same end result as the steps above, I always install “OneClickFirewall” – less complex than anything like WFC, it just gives you a right click context menu on any exe for “Block internet access” and “Restore internet access”. Very handy!

    1. Rush said on October 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      @ B

      I downloaded the OCF program but I did not install it.

      Virus Total found one two red engines:

      Antiy-AVL – Trojan/Win32.Fuerboos


      MaxSecure – Trojan.Malware.7164915.susgen

  5. Paul(us) said on October 15, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Nice article Ashwin.

    Sometimes I like to quit (disable the Internet connection temporarily) all internet connection than I use the free software program for windows Net disabler v.1. 0 ( Latest release ’17-02-21).

  6. Software tester 0101 said on October 15, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Here is the easiest methode to block Windows programs from accessing the internet ; Application name is FAB (Firewall Application blocker) it is a Portable freeware , usage is just drag and drop the Application icon

  7. Ray said on October 16, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Thanks Ashwin. I always forget about the internals of Windows Firewall.

    Just set up some outbound rules to block some apps that shouldn’t have internet access. Thanks again!

  8. Dave said on October 16, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Ashwin, it doesn’t work.

    Try this. Install steam and login. Rules wil be automatically created to allow steam.

    Now log out and close steam. Change the firewall rules to block.

    Open steam again and login in.

    Go back to the firewall to find new allow rules created for it.

    Basically, anyone willing to pay microsoft to be added to a “trusted list” gets a free ticket past the windows firewall wether you want them to or not.

    Now go get Windows Firewall Control (I reccomend finding a pre MWB version) and install it and setup it up. Then turn on secure rules. Now repaet the steps with Steam and it will stay blocked.

  9. limonec said on October 16, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Fast, free and simple solution for the beginners and non-professional: Firewall App Blocker

    1. The Gobbler said on October 16, 2020 at 9:02 am

      Sordum’s Firewall App Blocker is great. Just right-click any exe file and it gets blocked in Windows Firewall, without going through all those steps. Also note, this feature is also in Sordum’s Easy Context Menu. All free.

  10. Parry Hotter said on October 16, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    The heck with all of that. Just use a superior and much easier to use front end for the built in firewall. Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control is excellent.

  11. Petter said on October 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I’ll just put this here: TinyWall

  12. Jafp said on December 17, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    What gets me most is that large number of windows processes is trying to get access to internet. Why? Windows DOES not need access to internet even to install it and can run without internet. The only possible exception being network management.
    Just another case of spyware?
    MS should be legislated to provide full description and reasons for those services demand for access as it is potentially abusing privacy.

    1. Hank said on October 16, 2020 at 9:08 am


      Your logic is sketchy and lacks reasonable facts. Perhaps you need to be legislated.

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