#105page.html#105 or something similar. I've seen similar behavior on pages that deliberately hide their images to avoid hotlinking, so I figured that was the most likely explanation. Or maybe the spiders just wern't smart enough to cope with hashes?
Either way, Abacre Photo Download
seems to work perfectly. (Except that I'm using a keyboard with built in mousepad that left clicks when you don't want to, which means I just had a minor disaster, but I can't blame Abacre for that!) You just point it at a domain and it downloads all the images.
For the record, I've been looking for Victorian images. Some stock photo sites carry a limited range, but they charge a fortune: I've seen some sites that charge GBP60 for a single image! Which is crazy considering the image itself is public domain. What I really need is generic Victorian backgrounds, so I don't really care what the picture is of, I'm more interested in the walls, doors, rooftops, etc. To cut a long story short, project Gutenberg has a wonderful collection of images scattered around its boks, but there is no central way to find them. Google images can find some real beauties, but as I noted you have to search around 100 images to find 1 good one. And no matter what search term you use, over half of the images seem to be the same. In short, I know there are over ten thousand copyright free images there, but can only ever see the same one thousand. Which is where Abacre comes in.
I realize that leeching all the images is is a bit of a bandwidth hog, but no search engine will help so it's the only method I can find. And 'll only be doing it once and most of the pics are around 50k or smaller. And finally (continuing to justify my greed) the whole reason for doing this is to make a video game that promotes the exact same books that Gutenberg promotes, so I kind of think we're on the same side.
I agree with everything ever posted by Hellmut, Philo and Susan D.
...answers to life's biggest questions