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How to save an image locally using Python whose URL ...

How to save an image locally using Python whose URL …

I know the URL of an image on Internet.
e. g., which contains the logo of Google.
Now, how can I download this image using Python without actually opening the URL in a browser and saving the file manually.
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asked Nov 27 ’11 at 14:46
Pankaj VatsaPankaj Vatsa2, 3795 gold badges22 silver badges27 bronze badges
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Here is a more straightforward way if all you want to do is save it as a file:
import urllib
urllib. urlretrieve(“, “”)
The second argument is the local path where the file should be saved.
As SergO suggested the code below should work with Python 3.
import quest
quest. urlretrieve(“, “”)
answered Nov 27 ’11 at 15:01
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resource = urllib. urlopen(“)
output = open(“”, “wb”)
(())
()
will contain your image.
answered Nov 27 ’11 at 14:51
Noufal IbrahimNoufal Ibrahim67. 9k11 gold badges128 silver badges162 bronze badges
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I wrote a script that does just this, and it is available on my github for your use.
I utilized BeautifulSoup to allow me to parse any website for images. If you will be doing much web scraping (or intend to use my tool) I suggest you sudo pip install BeautifulSoup. Information on BeautifulSoup is available here.
For convenience here is my code:
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
from urllib2 import urlopen
# use this image scraper from the location that
#you want to save scraped images to
def make_soup(url):
html = urlopen(url)()
return BeautifulSoup(html)
def get_images(url):
soup = make_soup(url)
#this makes a list of bs4 element tags
images = [img for img in ndAll(‘img’)]
print (str(len(images)) + “images found. “)
print ‘Downloading images to current working directory. ‘
#compile our unicode list of image links
image_links = [(‘src’) for each in images]
for each in image_links:
(‘/’)[-1]
urllib. urlretrieve(each, filename)
return image_links
#a standard call looks like this
#get_images(”)
answered Apr 18 ’14 at 17:36, 80320 silver badges18 bronze badges
This can be done with requests. Load the page and dump the binary content to a file.
import os
import requests
url = ”
page = (url)
f_ext = (url)[-1]
f_name = ‘img{}'(f_ext)
with open(f_name, ‘wb’) as f:
(ntent)
answered Nov 2 ’18 at 3:47
AlexGAlexG9, 1285 gold badges55 silver badges65 bronze badges
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Python 3
quest — Extensible library for opening URLs
from import HTTPError
from quest import urlretrieve
try:
urlretrieve(image_url, image_local_path)
except FileNotFoundError as err:
print(err) # something wrong with local path
except HTTPError as err:
print(err) # something wrong with url
answered Sep 20 ’16 at 12:24
SergOSergO2, 1951 gold badge27 silver badges21 bronze badges
A solution which works with Python 2 and Python 3:
from quest import urlretrieve # Python 3
except ImportError:
from urllib import urlretrieve # Python 2
url = ”
urlretrieve(url, “”)
or, if the additional requirement of requests is acceptable and if it is a (s) URL:
def load_requests(source_url, sink_path):
“””
Load a file from an URL (e. g. ).
Parameters
———-
source_url: str
Where to load the file from.
sink_path: str
Where the loaded file is stored.
r = (source_url, stream=True)
if atus_code == 200:
with open(sink_path, ‘wb’) as f:
for chunk in r:
(chunk)
answered Mar 14 ’16 at 11:23
Martin ThomaMartin Thoma97. 2k122 gold badges519 silver badges790 bronze badges
I made a script expanding on Yup. ‘s script. I fixed some things. It will now bypass 403:Forbidden problems. It wont crash when an image fails to be retrieved. It tries to avoid corrupted previews. It gets the right absolute urls. It gives out more information. It can be run with an argument from the command line.
#
# python2 script to download all images in a given url
# use: python
import urllib2
import shutil
from urlparse import urljoin
import sys
import time
req = quest(url, headers={‘User-Agent’: “Magic Browser”})
html = urllib2. urlopen(req)
return BeautifulSoup(html, ”)
print (str(len(images)) + ” images found. “)
filename = ()(‘/’)[-1]()
src = urljoin(url, each)
print ‘Getting: ‘ + filename
response = (src, stream=True)
# delay to avoid corrupted previews
(1)
with open(filename, ‘wb’) as out_file:
pyfileobj(, out_file)
except:
print ‘ An error occured. Continuing. ‘
print ‘Done. ‘
if __name__ == ‘__main__’:
url = [1]
get_images(url)
answered Jun 30 ’16 at 21:56
madpropsmadprops3, 2825 gold badges29 silver badges38 bronze badges
Using requests library
import shutil, os
headers = {
‘user-agent’: ‘Mozilla/5. 0 (Windows NT 10. 0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537. 36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78. 0. 3904. 108 Safari/537. 36’}
currentDir = ()
path = (currentDir, ‘Images’)#saving images to Images folder
def ImageDl(url):
attempts = 0
while attempts < 5:#retry 5 times filename = ('/')[-1] r = (url, headers=headers, stream=True, timeout=5) with open((path, filename), 'wb') as f: = True pyfileobj(, f) print(filename) break except Exception as e: attempts+=1 print(e) ImageDl(url) answered Apr 18 '20 at 15:02 Sohan DasSohan Das1, 3112 gold badges9 silver badges15 bronze badges This is very short answer. answered Mar 20 '16 at 18:40 OO7OO73182 silver badges10 bronze badges Use a simple python wget module to download the link. Usage below: import wget wnload('') answered Oct 18 '20 at 21:50 Version for Python 3 I adjusted the code of @madprops for Python 3 from import urljoin html = quest. urlopen(req) print('Downloading images to current working directory. ') print('Getting: ' + filename) print(' An error occured. ') print('Done. ') get_images('') answered Nov 2 '18 at 6:59 PythonProgrammiPythonProgrammi18. 4k3 gold badges35 silver badges32 bronze badges Late answer, but for python>=3. 6 you can use dload, i. e. :
import dload
(“)
if you need the image as bytes, use:
img_bytes = (“)
install using pip3 install dload
answered Feb 24 ’20 at 7:24
Pedro LobitoPedro Lobito79. 4k26 gold badges216 silver badges235 bronze badges
Something fresh for Python 3 using Requests:
Comments in the code. Ready to use function.
from os import path
def get_image(image_url):
Get image based on url. :return: Image name if everything OK, False otherwise
image_name = (image_url)[1]
image = (image_url)
except OSError: # Little too wide, but work OK, no additional imports needed. Catch all conection problems
return False
if atus_code == 200: # we could have retrieved error page
base_dir = (path. dirname(alpath(__file__)), “images”) # Use your own path or “” to use current working directory. Folder must exist.
with open((base_dir, image_name), “wb”) as f:
return image_name
get_image(“)
answered Mar 25 ’20 at 11:17
If you don’t already have the url for the image, you could scrape it with gazpacho:
from gazpacho import Soup
base_url = ”
soup = (base_url)
links = [[“src”] for img in (“img”)]
And then download the asset with urllib as mentioned:
from pathlib import Path
from quest import urlretrieve as download
directory = “images”
Path(directory)(exist_ok=True)
link = links[0]
name = (“/”)[-1]
download(f”{base_url}/{link}”, f”{directory}/{name}”)
answered Oct 9 ’20 at 20:02
emehexemehex7, 5599 gold badges49 silver badges87 bronze badges
# import the required libraries from Python
import pathlib, quest
# Using pathlib, specify where the image is to be saved
downloads_path = str(() / “Downloads”)
# Form a full image path by joining the path to the
# images’ new name
picture_path = (downloads_path, “”)
# “/home/User/Downloads/”
# Using “urlretrieve()” from quest save the image
quest. urlretrieve(“//”, picture_path)
# urlretrieve() takes in 2 arguments
# 1. The URL of the image to be downloaded
# 2. The image new name after download. By default, the image is saved
# inside your current working directory
answered Sep 18 at 12:57
Dev ElieDev Elie3273 silver badges11 bronze badges
Download Image file, with avoiding all possible error:
import validators
from quest import Request, urlopen
from import URLError, HTTPError
def is_downloadable(url):
valid=validators. url(url)
if valid==False:
req = Request(url)
response = urlopen(req)
except HTTPError as e:
except URLError as e:
else:
return True
for i in range(len(File_data)): #File data Contain list of address for image
#file
url = File_data[i][1]
if (is_downloadable(url)):
r = (url, allow_redirects=True)
if (‘/’):
fname = (‘/’, 1)[1]
fname = pth+File_data[i][0]+”$”+fname #Destination to save
#image file
open(fname, ‘wb’)(ntent)
answered May 5 at 19:09
(”)
with open(str(”, ‘wb’) as handler:
(img_data)
answered Jan 28 ’17 at 16:30
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4 Ways to Get the URL for Pictures - wikiHow

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This wikiHow teaches you how to find the Internet address for an online picture. The easiest and most-common way to do this is by using a Google search, though you can find the URL for pictures in most search engines. If you want to assign a URL to a picture from your computer, you can upload the picture to Imgur and copy the URL from there.
1Open the Google Image search page. Go to in your computer’s web browser. This will open the Google search page for images.
2Enter an image search query. Type a word or phrase into the text box in the middle of the page.
3Click the “Search” icon. It’s to the right of the text box. Doing so will search Google for images related to your search.
4Find your image. Scroll through the results until you find one which matches your needs.
5Open the image. Click the image once to do so.
6
Copy the image’s URL. Right-click the image, then click one of the following depending on your browser:[1]
Chrome – Click Copy image address
Firefox – Click Copy Image Location
Microsoft Edge – Click Copy link
Internet Explorer – Click Properties, select the URL to the right of the “Address” heading, and press Ctrl+C.
Safari – Click Copy image address
7Paste the URL. To see the URL for your picture, paste it into a text box or text application by placing your cursor in the text box and pressing either Ctrl+V (Windows) or ⌘ Command+V (Mac).
1
Open Google Chrome. Tap the Chrome app icon, which resembles a red, yellow, green, and blue sphere.
If you don’t have the Google Chrome app, you can download it for free from either the iPhone’s App Store or the Android’s Google Play Store.
2
Tap the address bar. It’s at the top of the screen. Your smartphone’s or tablet’s keyboard should appear.
If there’s any text in the address bar, tapping it should highlight it; if not you’ll need to remove the text before proceeding.
3Enter a search query. Type in a word or a phrase.
4
Tap Search. It’s in the keyboard. This will search Google for results matching your word or phrase.
On Android, you may tap Go or Enter/Return here instead.
5Tap the IMAGES tab. This tab is at the top of the results page. Doing so will prompt Google Chrome to display only pictures.
6Find your picture. Scroll through the results until you find a photo which matches your search.
7Open the picture. Tap the picture to do so.
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Tap the “Share” icon. It’s below the picture. Doing so brings up a pop-up menu.
On Android, you’ll tap the Android “Share” icon instead.
9Copy the link. Tap and hold the link at the bottom of the pop-up menu, then tap Copy Link URL when prompted.
10Paste the link. To see the URL for your picture, open any app with a text field, tap the text field, tap and hold the text field for a moment, and tap Paste in the resulting menu.
1Find the picture for which you want to get the address. You can get the address for most images you find online.
Make sure you’re viewing the original version of the image. Some websites will display a thumbnail instead of the whole image. If you get the URL now, you’ll only be getting the URL for the thumbnail. Make sure the full-size image is loaded in your browser.
For example, the images in this wikiHow article are actually thumbnails. To see the full-size version, you’d need to click the image to open the full-size version in a new window.
3
Right-click the image. Once you’ve found the image that you want to get the URL for, right-clicking it will prompt a drop-down menu to appear.
If you’re using a Mac with a one-button mouse, hold Ctrl and click the image to open the right-click menu.
On a mobile platform (e. g., a smartphone or a tablet), you can instead tap-and-hold the image and then tap the Copy URL or Copy Link menu option. Not all browsers will have this option.
Copy the image’s URL. You’ll click one of the following options in the drop-down menu depending on your browser:
5
Paste the image URL. Once you’ve copied the image URL, it will be copied to your computer’s clipboard. You can then paste it anywhere you’d like, such as a message, document, or a browser’s address bar.
If you copy something else before pasting it, the copied URL will be overwritten with whatever you copied last.
1Understand the purpose of this method. If you want to assign a URL to a file from your computer, you can upload it to any file-hosting site (such as Imgur) and then copy its link. Imgur is the most common example.
2Open Imgur. This will open Imgur’s home page.
3Click New post. It’s a green button at the top of the home page. A pop-up menu will appear.
4Click Browse. This grey button is in the middle of the pop-up menu. Clicking it opens File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) on your computer.
5Select an image from your computer. Go to the location of the image that you want to upload, then click the image to select it.
Click Open. It’s in the lower-right corner of the window. Doing so uploads the selected picture to Imgur.
You can give your image a title by clicking the text box directly above the image and typing in a title.
7Click Copy. This grey button is to the right of the image’s URL in the upper-right side of the page. Doing this will copy the image’s URL to your computer’s clipboard.
8Paste your image’s URL. To see the URL for your picture, paste it into a text box or text application by placing your cursor in the text box and pressing either Ctrl+V (Windows) or ⌘ Command+V (Mac).
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How do I get an URL without using the internet?
You don’t. It is a uniform resource locator, used by browsers or applications over the internet. It identifies where something is located on the internet to take you to it. If you need it for coding, just put the directory it is in as your link address. It is ideal to put it inside the directory; the code is saved so you can just write the filename into your tags.
Who can view images of my URL?
It depends how the server is configured. If the directory is private, then only authorized people can see it. If it is public, anyone can see it.
How do I get a link out of my own picture?
Upload the picture to as mentioned in Method 4 – follow the steps there.
Will using Imgur in Method 4 post an image, or will it be kept private?
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Python Save An Image To File

Python Save An Image To File

In this Python tutorial, we will learn how to save an image to file in python and also we will cover these topics:
How to save an image in pythonPython show imagePython save the image OpenCV2Python save an image to file from URLRead jpg from window clipboard in pythonConvert string in base64 to image and save in file pythonPython save the image file to a folderPython write an image to filePython save the image to file open cv
How to save an image using a pillow in python
Here, we can see how to save an image in python.
In this example, I have imported a module called Image from PIL and declared a variable picture, and assigned (r’Downloads\’) the path and the name of the image along with declared another variable and assigned (“”). Here, is the new name of the image.
Example:
from PIL import Image
import PIL
picture = (r’Downloads\’)
picture = (“”)
In the below screenshot you can the image is saved as
Python show image
Here, we can see how to show image in python.
In this example, I have imported a module called Image from PIL module and to open the image. I have used image = (‘’) to open the image. along with the name of the image and the extension. The () is used to show the image in python.
image = (”)
()
Python save the file with OpenCV2
Here, we can see how to save the file with opencv2 in python.
In this example, I have imported a module called cv2 and os and taken a variable as a path and assigned a path and taken a directory as another variable, and assigned the path of the directory. The imread is used to specify the way in which the image should be read, the (directory) method to change current directories to a given path. The image from the path is copied to the directory by changing the name to and listing the file name from the directory after save the stdir is used to list the directories, the directories will be listed before and after saving the image.
import cv2
import os
path = r’C:\Users\AREPOINTSKY\Downloads\’
directory = r’C:\Users\AREPOINTSKY\Desktop\Work’
img = (path)
(directory)
print(“Before saving”)
print(stdir(directory))
filename = ”
write(filename, img)
print(“After saving”)
Here, we can the list of directories before and after saving as the output. You can refer to the below screenshot for the output:
Python save an image to file from URL
Here, we can see how to save an image to file from URL in python.
In this example, I have imported a module called quest. The quest module defines functions and classes that help to open the URL. I have imported the Image module from PIL, the urlretrieve method of the module used for retrieving the files, and the URL is assigned “. We can shorten the length of the URL by using URL Shortner (“”) is used to open the image, is the name of the () is used to display the image from the file.
import quest
print(quest. urlretrieve(“))
image = (“”)
The URL is saved in the image format as the output in the below screenshot.
Read jpg from window clipboard in python
Here, we can see how to read jpg from window clipboard in python.
In this example, I have imported a module called win32clipboard. The. OpenClipboard() is used to open the clipboard and prevent other applications to modify the the application calls GetClipboardData() function the system performs implicit data format conversion between clipboard formats and copies the read the jpg file, I have opened the file as “” along with an extension, the ‘w’ mode is used to write the file and used to write the content of the CloseClipboard() is used to close the clipboard so that other windows can access the clipboard.
Install Python Pyperclip module
To install this module we have to use
pip install pyperclip
import win32clipboard
Clipboard()
image = tClipboardData()
with open(“”, ‘w’) as f:
print((image))
oseClipboard()
Below screenshot shows the output.
Convert string in base64 to image and save in file python
Here, we can how to convert string in base64 to image and save in file python.
In this example, I have imported a module called base64. The base64 is used to decode and encode also to convert the strings to byte open the file I have used with open(“”, “wb”) as f, and to save and to write the file I have used print((base64. b64decode(‘book’))) decode the string to image base64. b64decode.
import base64
with open(“”, “wb”) as f:
print((base64. b64decode(‘book’)))
We can see the created file as the output. In the below screenshot.
Python save the image file to a folder
Here, we can see how to save image file to folder in python.
In this example, I have imported a module called cv2 and os and declared a variable as image and assigned image = (‘’). The is the name of the imread is used to load the image from the specified file, and the path of the folder is declared to save the image file to the folder. To join the paths into a single path, I have used
path = r’C:\Users\AREPOINTSKY\Desktop\Newfolder’
(write((path, ”), image))
In the below screenshot we can see that the image file is saved to the path that, we have specified.
Python save image file to folder
Python write an image to file
Now, we can see how to write an image to file in python
In this example, I have imported a module called Image from PIL and opened the image file to read and the file which is read is write the image I have used opened the file named To write the image file into a new file called I have used (). To close the file I have used ().
file = open(”, ‘rb’)
data = ()
file = open(”, ‘wb’)
(data)
We can see that image is written to another file as the output. You can refer to the below screenshot for the output.
Python save the image to file open cv
Now, we can see how to save the image to file open cv in python
In this example I have imported module cv2 as cv and sys, and declared a variable as image and assigned (ndFile(“”)). The is the name of the file. Here, I have taken if condition is none to check whether if an image is present or not. If the image is not present it returns “No image found. ” If the image is present it displays the image by using () ord() accepts the string as an argument and returns Unicode which is equal to the passed returning the string(“s”) the imagefile is showed by using write(“”, image).
import cv2 as cv
import sys
image = (ndFile(“”))
if image is None:
(“No image found. “)
(“showimage”, image)
file = cv. waitKey(0)
if file == ord(“s”):
write(“”, image)
Below screenshot shows the image file as the output.
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In this tutorial, we have learned about how to save an image to file in python, and also we have covered these topics:
How to save an image in pythonPython show imagePython save the image OpenCV2Python save an image to file from URLRead jpg from window clipboard in pythonConvert string in base64 to image and save in file pythonPython save the image file to a folderPython write an image to filePython save the image to file open cv

Frequently Asked Questions about python save image from url

How do I save an image from a URL in Python?

Use urllib. request. urlretrieve() to save an image from a URL Call urllib. request. urlretrieve(url, filename) with url as the URL the image will be downloaded from and filename as the name of the file the image will be saved to on the local filesystem.

How do I save an image as a URL?

Copy the image’s URL. Chrome – Click Copy image address. Firefox – Click Copy Image Location. Microsoft Edge – Click Copy link. Internet Explorer – Click Properties, select the URL to the right of the “Address” heading, and press Ctrl + C .

How do I open an image from a URL in Python?

How to read an image data from a URL in Pythonurllib. request. urlretrieve(“https://i.imgur.com/ExdKOOz.png”, “sample.png”)img = PIL. Image. open(“sample.png”)img. show()

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