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What Sites Do You Need To Scrape Pictures From?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by HelloInsomnia, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I built a picture scraper that I am gearing up to release soon. I don't want to go into too much detail about it now but I'd like to hear what sites you guys are interested in scraping pictures from so I can make sure it's ready for the world.
     
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  2. loclhero

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    Sort of off topic but I'd advise people be very careful with scraped pics. Getty Images will stop at no lengths to sue, without warning, anyone who uses their images without permission.
    I had a buddy who had one fucking picture of a tropical island on his travel site and got slammed for $1000.00
     
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  3. Repulsor

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    Arent they warned before they are punished actually? Or is it just bam bam bam?
     
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    Rotem Guez Power Member

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    Yes they are. They have to send you en email before...
     
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    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    $1,000 for the picture? or for the Tropical Island?
    wow :)
     
  7. HelloInsomnia

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    I didn't even think about stock image sites for using this to be honest, more for social media but the way that it is build you should be able to use it on many other kinds of sites as well. Thanks for the warning.
     
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  8. Marcus Hopson

    Marcus Hopson Registered Member

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    Facebook fanpages.

    Maybe instagram accounts ?

    Not really sure how these work :p
     
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    I use the paid version of Bulk Image Downloader. Might have some features you haven't added or give you some ideas for more. It probably has this feature but I don't know how to do it. It sometimes downloads the same image twice. I would like it if it could go through the folder and remove all the duplicate images it downloaded. It gets annoying when you download 1k images and have a lot of duplicates.

    Here is the feature list

     
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  10. loclhero

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    My friend and if I'm not mistaken, others I've seen complain about this were given no warning whatsoever. In fact, my buddy removed the pic and they still nailed him.
     
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    Yeah, but it wasn't anything like "Please remove this picture". It was a letter, not an email that said he was using copyright material that they owned and they demanded the money.
     
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    Sorry, don't want to hijack your thread so I'll leave this FYI

    From Wikipedia

    Controversial practices to enforce copyright

    In 2008, Getty Images caused controversy for its pursuit of copyright enforcement on behalf of its photographers. Rather than pursue a policy of sending out "cease and desist" notices, Getty typically mails out a demand letter claiming substantial sums of damages to owners of websites which it believes are using their images in infringement of their photographers' copyright. Getty commonly tries to intimidate website owners by sending collection agents, even though a demand letter cannot create a debt. One photographer noted: "courts don't like to be used as a means of extortion." In one case, Getty sent a church in Lichfield, Staffordshire, a £6,000 bill for photographs used on its website, apparently placed there by a church volunteer. In this case, the church offered to pay Getty what it thought was a reasonable amount. The diocese's communications director said, "Getty was not playing ball or following the normal litigation or dispute resolution procedures and [I advised the church] to ignore them. We don't deal with bullies; we deal with legal threats appropriately. I told [Getty] by letter that's what [the church was] doing, that we were not going to play, and didn't hear any more." The Guardian describes other instances in which Getty or other stock photo businesses dropped the matter when the website owner refused to pay or hired a lawyer. A law firm was quoted as saying: "Once we get involved generally Getty does back off."[16]

    In 2009, Car-Freshener corp filed a case against Getty Images in U.S. Federal Court, Northern District New York (Case 7:09-cv-01252-GTS -GHL)[citation needed]. Car-Freshener claimed that Getty Images had in its catalog photos that included the famous "tree-shaped" trademarked car fresheners. In 2011, Getty Images had attempted to have the case dismissed, but the motion was denied.[17] In 2012, Getty Images agreed to settle by paying Car-Freshener corp, but admitted no wrongdoing.
     
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  13. HelloInsomnia

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    I just looked at the price of an image with Getty and it was $825 to use it for a year. No thanks, I'll go purchase off another site any day - use the image forever and pay about $820 less for it.
     
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    If you can somehow scrape images from tumblr and deviantart that would be awesome.
     
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  15. mred27

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    So is your software Ultimate Picture Scraper? Just wondered....Thx.
     
  16. BigBadW

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    Maybe some free pinterest websites would be a great idea? Having these hot and popular images might be cool to use.