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Well, I finally released it.

I've been using it for some time now, and it look stable enough for me to publish it online.

What does it do? You see all your favorite you've been getting? Well, this software save them for you on your disk. Just put your username, or any other deviant username, and it will download all the favorite to your machine.

Very convenient to keep an offline copy of all the arts you love. You can even use the downloaded file for a slide show, screen saver or wall paper.

Personally, I have a gadget that display the arts taken from the download folder and play them in a small slideshow gadget
deviantART Favorites download by Dragoniade

Get it at sourceforge @ sourceforge.net/projects/dafav…

**** Update ****
Version 1.0.1 has been uploaded.

It fix a validation issue with Windows 7/Vista when using the default location.  Those using their own custom location (c:deviantART for instance) were unaffected.

**** Update ****
Version 1.1.0 has been released.

* Added Support for custom searcher.
* Added the notion of Document, Images and Video
* Added and set as default the RSS searcher. This is a solution for DA pulling the Stream Difi and not offering any support.
* Added the ability to download a user gallery rather than only the favorites.
* Forced throttling to 5 seconds minimum and applied it to every 20 requests. This is due to the RSS feed not supplying filename and having to do a request to retrieve it.


So yes, you can now download an artist full gallery by setting their username and picking gallery in the preference.
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Blue-The-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   Digital Artist
why doesnt it put the collections in their respectable folders?
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Deviantart changed how folder were displayed in gallery, so the fetched information isn't there.
The collection has to be rewriten and I hadn't had the time to do it so far.
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Blue-The-Fox Featured By Owner May 14, 2015   Digital Artist
oh, ok. thanks for telling me
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salred2014 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Is there a way to have the downloader also get the photos from the ones with the download button? That would be nice!
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dionlaurent Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I can't get it to start and everything is zipped. When I try to unzip it, it gives a bunch of errors.
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:iconyarivt:
yarivt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Version 1.2 stopped working, at least with collections...
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:iconvitali-iakovlev:
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tool, thank you! Although I seem to have a problem with downloading collections. My version is 1.2.0. The download path is set like this: F:\Art\My DA collection\%collection%\%filename%. Skip Collections is unchecked. Yet it doesn't create folders for each of my collections, it downloads everything into one folder (My DA collection). I thought maybe it is because all of my favorites are also in Featured. I removed a part of my faves from Featured folder, so that they remained only in their respectful collections. But it still downloaded them into the parent folder, My DA collection. Maybe I am doing something wrong? Thank you.
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:iconvinyldarkscratch:
vinyldarkscratch Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was able to take the da-favorite.jar and put it on my Mac.  Works perfectly!
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doppler56 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Just curious how the next update is progressing?  re: Higher res pic's only found via the download button.

Right now I am using a semi-automatic process using firefox with Down load them all addon with autohotkey (the semi-part).
It works but with limits.

My review of the problem shows me.  It's possible to get the high res pic (under the download button).  By sending the href link to
the DTA addon.  This leads to a possible solution of sending the link to an external downloader, instead of using your internal
hget process.  At least until you figure it out.

Another possible solution.  I would love a right-click context option to click from the gallery view into the artwork.  Then send the
download link to the downloader.  If the download link does not exist then send the larger res pic under the smaller pic in view.
If the right-click option is available.  Then a review before download is possible.  Instead of a all or nothing approach.

Would love to hear back
Thanks
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Hopefully, I'm catching up on my backlog and I should be able to resume working on the utility next week.
Since Deviant Art's staff are uncooperative with an API, I'll have to resolve to have people to log in and do some pages crawling.

I hope if people would ask enough for an API at support.deviantart.com/entries… and support.deviantart.com/entries… , it would speed up the creation of a worthwhile API.
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TheComicFan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Artist
I can't find the executable file
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:iconthecomicfan:
TheComicFan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Artist
I have download the app, and have installed it, but it doesn't run on my window 7, what am I doing wrong?
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:iconvinyldarkscratch:
vinyldarkscratch Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make sure you have Java installed on your computer.
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Holy geez. Is it able to target just individual folders?
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ViridRain Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this app ! It works beautifully !
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PKer-99 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Hi all I get when I install the program are 2 folders "lib" and "src", a zip file "da-favorite" that won't let me extract anything, a deviantart icon that won't let me open anything, and a README which I'm not fully understanding (I have limited knowledge in this stuff). Can you please help and inform me how to start the program because I can't figure out how :(
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Are you on Windows or mac?
If you're on Windows, I suggest you download the installable version with the JDK (da-favorite-1.2.0-jre6.msi) . This will put shortcut in your start menu for you to use.
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PKer-99 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks so much, that solved all my problems! :)
Now I'm worry-free if anything should ever happen! Thanks again!
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killer94830 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Hello.There is a little problem.If the favorites are in folders,how should I download them?
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:iconyarivt:
yarivt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
DeviantArt probably changed the site a bit and now your app doesn't work well. 
It downloads only part of the images, and looks like not the full size. Any chance for update?
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Yes. DA since the original released remove linking to full download image in their feed.
Not only that, they've obfuscated the links through at least 2-3 kind of method.
I have to figure out that but time have been missing lately.

It's in my todo list though.
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:iconyarivt:
yarivt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Good to know it's on your todo list, and thanks for the favs :)
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vinyldarkscratch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the app a lot!  Although for me I have to go into the terminal and type "java -jar da-favorite.jar".  Is it because I have the JDK and not JRE?
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
The JRE should come with the JDK.
However, if you skipped the installation of the JRE, it may not have registered the jar extension and you will have to register it manually and reference it to the java executable.
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vinyldarkscratch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just found out the real problem: I was always trying to start my Java files with the Java Web Starter.  :P  Thanks for the help anyways!
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vinyldarkscratch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That might be it, sorry I'm an expert in Python and HTML but Java...just the first layer.  Thx!
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roy-van-dijk06 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, can I download images high res too?
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FrancisSplinter Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I dont get it. How am I supposed to download my Favorite Street Fighter collection with this program? I am clueless
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
For the moment, you can't select to download a specific collection.
However, when you'll start downloading, you'll get all the collections in your favorites.

Go to preference and change the save destination pattern if you want to save the picture somewhere else than your profile.
Set your DA username in the username box and make sure the favorite is selected.
Since you want your collection, make sure the 'skip collections' ISN'T selected.
Hit download and it will download all your favorites, including your collections.
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kyuubiservent Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I am running into a problem in that it will download the images and only gives me a single error message for an image but it isn't downloading all my favorites. Can you help please?
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Slime-Series Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
This thing is great and very useful. However their seems to be one folder/Collection of favorites it won't download and every time I try a "internal error" message pops up and it makes a log. The folder/Collection is the Vanellope Von Schweetz favorites collection and I tried a couple of times. It makes a log/report every time I try. The other folders seem to be just fine.
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Could you send me the report you're getting?
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Slime-Series Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Here is the latest report that showed this morning:

java.lang.RuntimeException: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 616; columnNumber: 1849; XML document structures must start and end within the same entity.
at com.dragoniade.xml.XmlToolkit.parseDocument(XmlToolkit.java:278)
at com.dragoniade.deviantart.deviation.SearchRss.search(SearchRss.java:103)
at com.dragoniade.deviantart.favorites.FavoritesDownloader.execute(FavoritesDownloader.java:228)
at com.dragoniade.deviantart.ui.DownloaderGUI$2$1.run(DownloaderGUI.java:192)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 616; columnNumber: 1849; XML document structures must start and end within the same entity.
at org.apache.xerces.parsers.DOMParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderImpl.parse(Unknown Source)
at javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.dragoniade.xml.XmlToolkit.parseDocument(XmlToolkit.java:276)
... 4 more


Do you want me to send the other reports before this one as well if it might help?
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Slime-Series Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Sorry I took so long to write back but every time I used it I would forget and close immediately the internal error message allowing me to find the folder in my computer that saves the report. I'm running it again to locate the folder but it takes some time to do so waiting for it so I might post it by the day's end.

From process of emilation I have found that this artwork [link] seems to be the corrplt (or part of) causing the problem thus I moved it to a seperate new folder [link] away from the others (and furthermore using it like a personal task stopper from this tool).

While using this amazing tool I did come up with some ideas for upgrades:
Having the ability to select what folders/categories you want to download in your favorites or in another person's gallery can help eliminate the wait time unnecessary computer clutter.
For example I know I only put in artworks in my "Disney fanart" and "Magical gals" favorite folders yet when I begin the downloading I have to wait till the tool scans and skips all the folders and pictures inside them before and in between them first which is helpful in saving time furthermore if downloading from a another person's gallery if the person has 50 folders and I want only 6 of the folders/categories downloaded being able to select before it starts what folders I want can be very helpful.

Also a option in the options to have it remember and use immediately the answer we clicked when that window pops up when 480 files are skipped so we can leave the room without having to wait for that upcoming message to pop up and stop/halt the process overall in doing so.
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abzde Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I am seriously impressed you made this. Internet high five man [link]! This is exactly what I wanted... a quick and easy way to download all my favorites.
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l2ayner Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This tool is fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing.
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jeromaru Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thanks. This is amazing.
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OracoloGrigio Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Great tool! :#1:
There's some way to save preferences?
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Under file, open session, save session, and save session as default
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OracoloGrigio Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Pretty obvious, isn't? :ohmygod:
Thanks again! :D
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M-Wicz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! this is really usefull, cool work man!
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clanculariusmonstrum Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
This tool is great.

If it had the option to queue up multiple users, download favourites/galleries/scraps in one go, and maybe set auto-rules for dealing with the various pop-ups, it'd be perfect.

But as it is, it's still pretty awesome, so thanks for making this.
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richardgc5 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Perfect tool! Many, many thanks.
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rapidator Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Great tool. Excactly what I was looking for.
Is there a way to select a certain collection for downloading? I'd love to split the download and select a collection one at the time.
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xxxKenseIxxx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Is this legit?
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Why wouldn't it be? It gather information that are publicly available.
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mfOmeh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Great job. Now I can download all of my Poison Ivy photos to my computer with ease.
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xTHHxAimiForevr Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so hawt
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InkServant Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How come I can't use %category% ? It looks like it is on the code (im a noob on java, just saw it laying there)

thanks!
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:icondragoniade:
Dragoniade Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
It will be on the next version, which will be released sometime this week.
I'll be adding category and category folder.
The first will put 1 folder per category while the second will keep the structure with multiple folder.
ie: C:\anthrofantasysketch\InkServant\mypicture\image.jpg
vs: C:\anthro\fantasy\sketch\InkServant\mypicture\image.jpg
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