If you are user who collects a lot of pictures from the Internet then you may be quite aware how painful it to navigate and save pictures from the Internet to different folders. If you segregate pictures into different folders then it gets even harder.
If you are using Firefox then saving images could just become a piece of cake for you which some cool and nifty extensions. If you are not using Firefox yet then get
There are three cool Firefox extensions available to save you a lot of time while saving images from the Internet.
Save Image in Folder
Save Image in folder allows you to save images in different folders that you can define. Why this helps is because it allows you to save say funny pictures in a folder called funny or a wallpaper in a folder called wallpaper, without you having to navigate to the folder or open a file save dialog. This is a real life saver and does really help a lot to organize images within different folders with relative ease.
After installing the extension when you right click on a image you will see a new context menu added that says Save Image in Folder. This menu has a submenu which lists the folders that you have created. Clicking on any of the folders will save the image into that folder.
If you click on Browse folders the extension will show you a summary of the number of pictures available in each folder you have added with a link to the folders.
If you want to add new folders it is quite a simple process and you can do that by clicking on the Edit folders button. Once you click on the edit folders button a new window will pop up asking you the information about the folder.
In the opened window just click on the New button and add the name and path for the folder. There are also few individual folder settings which you can set up there.
These settings can also be globally set up for all the folders. The settings include asking you if you
- Want to Open a save as dialog before saving a file. My recommendation is to leave it unchecked as it will lead to another step before saving the image.
- Open the target folder when the download is saved. You can set this up if you want to open the folder where the image is saved every time.
- File-Prefix, File-name, File-name. If you want to choose different prefixes and suffixes for the file along with a file name then customize those here or else leave the 3 checkboxes unchecked.
Many sites have the same image naming convention so you will find many sites that have images named 1.jpg. In such cases normally you will get a dialog to ask you whether you want to overwrite the file or save it with a different name or cancel the save.
Save Image in Folder provides you with an option where you can ask the extension to show you the save as dialog so that you can choose what to do. But the best feature is the ability of this extension to auto increment the file name so that it will be saved with a different name altogether, thus saving you a additional dialog and some precious time. You can also choose to simply overwrite the file or cancel the download altogether.
If you visit sites with thumbnail galleries, you may see that to view larger images you will have to go through a slideshow or click on individual images one by one to view them.
Using this nifty little extension there is no need to do that. The Browse Images extensions generates a list of all the images with links on a page. To view the images you can click on a button to open all the images in the same tab or a new tab.
This extension works only with images that are linked to jpg, png, gif or any other image extensions. This will not work for images that are linked to other extensions.
When the extension comes across links with images it will highlight itself in the toolbar clicking on which you can open the images in either the same tab or another one.
If you have been a IE user who have shifted to Firefox you will definitely miss one feature about images where when hovering over a image you would get options to save, copy, print, get image info or save it in a folder.
Using a small extension you can get this feature in Firefox. Once you install this extension you will see the option on hovering on a image.