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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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:icondrii-a7x:
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!

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:iconroy-van-dijk06:
roy-van-dijk06 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, you're program is AWESOME!!
But can it download images at full size?
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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.
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roy-van-dijk06 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I can help you. Add me on Steam and/or Skype.
I know a bit of java.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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Torunianin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   Digital Artist
What's the name of that picture in the background? Where can we find it?
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
It was a commission of my character done by Black-Ravun
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I don't know though where she moved her account at now.
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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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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Well, took some time, but it's finally online.
[link]
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:iconclaribeile:
ClaribeIle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thanks ^^
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Moofers-Mufa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever, like that program its cool.
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Seran12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
why does it look like it's french? or whatever language that is? im starting to question the periorities as to why i can not read these goddamn languages... AGH!!
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
My version of Windows is in french, since it's my language.

I used english for the application however.
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Seran12 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
ah...of course...-_-
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a2010 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
can you help me ? out with something
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MatthewWolfbane Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Is this available for download?
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Sprech4 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student
...You know, that is actually really very cool. I don't really have enough favourites to use this sort of thing, but I can totally see where this would be very useful.
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Thank you.
Since I'm a big dragon, reptile and transformation fan, I ended up favoriting a lot of them, mostly to keep track. In the time where gallery were just plain art being displayed and saving a copy was just right clicking on them, I used to keep a copy for my personal browsing. But now, with all the javascript and multiple size, it's not as convenient.

That's why I made that tool. And it's quite handy :)
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What really has me still looking at the pic is the dragon you have as a wallpaper. Do yo have a link it or at least the artist's DA?
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Nearly all my commission from DA artist can be found by searching for Dragoniade :)

This was a commission done by the great Black Ravyn and you find it here [link]
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MagicalMelonBall Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
But what if some of the artist didn't want their files downloaded? Just wondering..
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Then they should disable the download option when they submit their files.

Nearly all deviation has a 'Download' button, to access the raw picture that has been uploaded. So anyone can already download the picture.
The only difference is this automate the process, saving time between the click, wait for the 10 megs picture to load, save.
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MagicalMelonBall Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, see, I didn't know if it went past the that, though.

*blushes* Because a simple "Open picture in a new tab" can change from No Download to Download.
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blackminorscales Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Great idea, and great job :thumbsup:
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
thank
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accidentalfox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is epic! Very cool project, Dragoniade!
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Thanks :)
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