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November 9, 2009
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DA Favorites Downloader by Dragoniade DA Favorites Downloader by Dragoniade
Do you happen to have a lot of favorites? I know I do. I mostly use favorites like 'bookmarks' to artworks / pictures I like.

However, I've never been a fan of 'cloud computing' where everything is stored online and you need to be connected to access it. It's totally inconvenient when you need something and you don't have access to an internet connection.

So I made this. It took me some time to locate all the mostly undocumented feature of DA I needed to do a favorite downloader.

What does it do? You first specify an userID (in my case, mine), give it a save location pattern, like save everything in D:\Deviantart, storing each art in a folder named by the artist name and deviation title. Then you hit download and it will retrieve the user's favorites list, and download the full resolution image associated to the deviation.

Now, I have an offline copy of my deviation, that I can use for my wallpaper or any other offline use.

I coded that in Java when I was at our maple grove shack, since the connection there is much slower than my main one at home.
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Drii-a7x Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Your work is absolutely AMAZING.
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!

roy-van-dijk06 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Hey, you're program is AWESOME!!
But can it download images at full size?
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Deviantart removed that feature from the feed I was using to retrieve the images data.
I gave a look at an alternative during the week-end, but it isn't something that will be easy to add back without DA giving a proper way to access the full image.
roy-van-dijk06 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Maybe I can help you. Add me on Steam and/or Skype.
I know a bit of java.
jambamkin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I just downloaded the application from SourceForge, trting to get it to work on Ubuntu Linux. Doesn't seem to be working, is the API still accessible?
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I just tried it on Debian (Ubunu cousin) and it worked fine.
How are you trying to start it? Are you starting it with 'java -jar da-favorite-1.2.0.jar' ?
Have you java installed? openjdk 6 should work fine with it.
jambamkin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
I am running the da-favorite-1.2.0.jar just fine with openjdk 6. It starts up I pop in the username and select gallery, press download the bottom bar goes to 100% but the top bar doesn't fill. I just tried it for another username and it works. For some reason I can't see the statusbar with the messages at the bottom (or resize the window), is there a log somewhere? The user I am trying is my old account CaptainSemajNikmab, I have tried it with capitals and without. Any trouble shooting tips?
Torunianin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   Digital Artist
What's the name of that picture in the background? Where can we find it?
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
It was a commission of my character done by Black-Ravun
I don't know though where she moved her account at now.
ClaribeIle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Filmographer
I need that program O.O
And I learned that you live reaally close to me 8D
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