prntscget ~master gallery downloader

To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:

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This command-line program downloads your Lightshot ( gallery and saves it to disk.

Heavily inspired by Wipie/LightShotGalleryDownloader-CLI.

How to get

Either download a binary from the Releases page, or clone the source and build it yourself.

$ git clone

How to build

You need a D compiler and the official dub package manager. On Windows it comes bundled in the compiler archive, while on Linux it may have to be installed separately. Refer to your repositories.

$ dub build

How to use

usage: prntscget [options]

-c      --cookie Cookie to download gallery of (see README).
-f        --file Filename to save the JSON list of images to.
-d         --dir Target image directory.
-o      --offset Images to skip considering, before checking for existing images.
-s        --skip Images to effectively skip downloading, after applying offset and checking for existing files.
-n         --num Number of images to download.
-r     --retries How many times to retry downloading an image.
-D       --delay Delay between image downloads, in seconds.
-t     --timeout Download attempt read timeout, in seconds.
   --always-keep Whether or not to always keep downloaded files, even if they're not valid images.
       --dry-run Download nothing, only echo what would be done.

To have the program gain access to your gallery, you need to extract the value of the __auth cookie that your browser sets when logging into the page, and pass it to the program.

Firefox1. <kbd>Shift</kbd>+<kbd>F9</kbd>
2. Cookies dropdown menu
3. Select the cookie provider
4. Copy the value of the __auth cookie
Chrome1. <kbd>F12</kbd>
2. Click on Application at the top
3. Cookies section
4. Select the cookie provider
5. Copy the value of the __auth cookie

Pass this value to the program with the -c switch.

$ ./prntscget -c thesecretsixtyfourletterauthcookiestringgoeshere

This fetches a list of 10,000 of your images and saves it to a file in the current directory (default target.json), then starts downloading the images listed therein.

Subsequent executions of the program will reuse this file, so you only need to supply the cookie once, or whenever you want to update the list and sync it with your gallery for new images.

If the process was interrupted it will resume downloading where it previously stopped. Failed downloads are detected and will be retried.

A target.json fetched for use with Wipie/LightShotGalleryDownloader-CLI can be used directly as-is.

If it doesn't work

File an issue.


This project is licensed under the MIT license - see the LICENSE file for details.


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