Gallery Dl Save

Command-line program to download image galleries and collections from several image hosting sites

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========== gallery-dl

gallery-dl is a command-line program to download image galleries and collections from several image hosting sites (see Supported Sites <docs/>). It is a cross-platform tool with many configuration options <docs/configuration.rst> and powerful filenaming capabilities <docs/>__.

|pypi| |build|

.. contents::


  • Python_ 3.4+
  • Requests_


  • FFmpeg_: Pixiv Ugoira conversion
  • yt-dlp_ or youtube-dl_: Video downloads
  • PySocks_: SOCKS proxy support
  • brotli_ or brotlicffi_: Brotli compression support



The stable releases of gallery-dl are distributed on PyPI_ and can be easily installed or upgraded using pip_:

.. code:: bash

python3 -m pip install -U gallery-dl

Installing the latest dev version directly from GitHub can be done with pip_ as well:

.. code:: bash

python3 -m pip install -U -I --no-deps --no-cache-dir

Note: Windows users should use :code:py -3 instead of :code:python3.

It is advised to use the latest version of pip_, including the essential packages :code:setuptools and :code:wheel. To ensure these packages are up-to-date, run

.. code:: bash

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel

Standalone Executable

Prebuilt executable files with a Python interpreter and required Python packages included are available for

  • Windows <>__ (Requires Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (x86) <>__)
  • Linux <>__

Nightly Builds

| Executables build from the latest commit can be found at |


Linux users that are using a distro that is supported by Snapd_ can install gallery-dl from the Snap Store:

.. code:: bash

snap install gallery-dl


Windows users that have Chocolatey_ installed can install gallery-dl from the Chocolatey Community Packages repository:

.. code:: powershell

choco install gallery-dl


gallery-dl is also available in the Scoop_ "main" bucket for Windows users:

.. code:: powershell

scoop install gallery-dl


For macOS or Linux users using Homebrew:

.. code:: bash

brew install gallery-dl


To use gallery-dl simply call it with the URLs you wish to download images from:

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl [OPTIONS]... URLS...

Use :code:gallery-dl --help or see <docs/>__ for a full list of all command-line options.


Download images; in this case from danbooru via tag search for 'bonocho':

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl ""

Get the direct URL of an image from a site supporting authentication with username & password:

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl -g -u "<username>" -p "<password>" ""

Filter manga chapters by chapter number and language:

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl --chapter-filter "10 <= chapter < 20" -o "lang=fr" ""

| Search a remote resource for URLs and download images from them: | (URLs for which no extractor can be found will be silently ignored)

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl "r:"

If a site's address is nonstandard for its extractor, you can prefix the URL with the extractor's name to force the use of a specific extractor:

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl "tumblr:https://sometumblrblog.example"


Configuration files for gallery-dl use a JSON-based file format.


A list of all available configuration options and their descriptions can be found in <docs/configuration.rst>__.

| For a default configuration file with available options set to their default values, see <docs/gallery-dl.conf>__.

| For a commented example with more involved settings and option usage, see <docs/gallery-dl-example.conf>__.


gallery-dl searches for configuration files in the following places:

Windows: * %APPDATA%\gallery-dl\config.json * %USERPROFILE%\gallery-dl\config.json * %USERPROFILE%\gallery-dl.conf

(``%USERPROFILE%`` usually refers to a user's home directory,
i.e. ``C:\Users\<username>\``)

Linux, macOS, etc.: * /etc/gallery-dl.conf * ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/gallery-dl/config.json * ${HOME}/.config/gallery-dl/config.json * ${HOME}/.gallery-dl.conf

When run as executable <Standalone Executable_>__, gallery-dl will also look for a gallery-dl.conf file in the same directory as said executable.

It is possible to use more than one configuration file at a time. In this case, any values from files after the first will get merged into the already loaded settings and potentially override previous ones.


Username & Password

Some extractors require you to provide valid login credentials in the form of a username & password pair. This is necessary for nijie and optional for aryion, danbooru, e621, exhentai, idolcomplex, imgbb, inkbunny, mangadex, mangoxo, pillowfort, sankaku, subscribestar, tapas, tsumino, twitter, and zerochan.

You can set the necessary information in your configuration file <Configuration_>__

.. code:: json

    "extractor": {
        "twitter": {
            "username": "<username>",
            "password": "<password>"

or you can provide them directly via the :code:-u/--username and :code:-p/--password or via the :code:-o/--option command-line options

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl -u "<username>" -p "<password>" "URL"
gallery-dl -o "username=<username>" -o "password=<password>" "URL"


For sites where login with username & password is not possible due to CAPTCHA or similar, or has not been implemented yet, you can use the cookies from a browser login session and input them into gallery-dl.

This can be done via the cookies <docs/configuration.rst#extractorcookies>__ option in your configuration file by specifying

  • | the path to a Mozilla/Netscape format cookies.txt file exported by a browser addon | (e.g. Export Cookies <>__ for Firefox)

  • | a list of name-value pairs gathered from your browser's web developer tools | (in Chrome <>, in Firefox <>)

  • | the name of a browser to extract cookies from | (supported browsers are Chromium-based ones, Firefox, and Safari)

For example:

.. code:: json

    "extractor": {
        "instagram": {
            "cookies": "$HOME/path/to/cookies.txt"
        "patreon": {
            "cookies": {
                "session_id": "K1T57EKu19TR49C51CDjOJoXNQLF7VbdVOiBrC9ye0a"
        "twitter": {
            "cookies": ["firefox"]

| You can also specify a cookies.txt file with the :code:--cookies command-line option | or a browser to extract cookies from with :code:--cookies-from-browser:

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl --cookies "$HOME/path/to/cookies.txt" "URL"
gallery-dl --cookies-from-browser firefox "URL"


gallery-dl supports user authentication via OAuth_ for some extractors. This is necessary for pixiv and optional for deviantart, flickr, reddit, smugmug, tumblr, and mastodon instances.

Linking your account to gallery-dl grants it the ability to issue requests on your account's behalf and enables it to access resources which would otherwise be unavailable to a public user.

To do so, start by invoking it with oauth:<sitename> as an argument. For example:

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl oauth:flickr

You will be sent to the site's authorization page and asked to grant read access to gallery-dl. Authorize it and you will be shown one or more "tokens", which should be added to your configuration file.

To authenticate with a mastodon instance, run gallery-dl with oauth:mastodon:<instance> as argument. For example:

.. code:: bash

gallery-dl oauth:mastodon:

.. _Python: .. _PyPI: .. _pip: .. _Requests: .. _FFmpeg: .. _yt-dlp: .. _youtube-dl: .. _PySocks: .. _brotli: .. _brotlicffi: .. _Snapd: .. _OAuth: .. _Chocolatey: .. _Scoop:

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