Can get free photos in 1280 x 850, still quite decent.
Method 1 is first one I found, less efficient but probably more rigorous (much smaller chance of getting non-image files you don’t want), but once figured it out, it allowed me to figure out a Method 2, which is quite a bit faster. For Firefox, see HighPowereLaser or Jarret’s post; I have to thank those two posters for their info, it got me started for Chrome.
Method 1: wget
- Create a folder where you will want the images, say My Disney Photos
- In chrome, open the Developer Tools, Network tab at top, XBR tab at bottom
- In your photopass home page, select “view slide show” on your “all photos” album; note how photos total
- Clear the name panel in developer window
- Let it play through all photos; notice the entries that get created in XBR view, one per image
- When slide show stops (this took over two hours for 500 photos), do not close the page; right click the name panel in dev view and select “copy all as XHR”
- Paste in your favorite editor
- Process so that only lines with “url” (incl. quotes) remain, and get rid of all extra chars before and after so you end up with a list of HTTP addresses. I used Notepad++ with the “Find all in current document” with keyword “url” (with quotes). You want to end up with a file that has only this:
http://www.disneyphotopass.com/api/photostore/Getlowresimage.pix?ImageID=b4601...31e8 http://www.disneyphotopass.com/api/photostore/Getlowresimage.pix?ImageID=... ... http://www.disneyphotopass.com/api/photostore/Getlowresimage.pix?ImageID=...
- Name the file photopass.txt, put it in your My Disney Photos folder
- Get and install WGET from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuwin32/files/wget/1.11.4-1/
- Open a console and cd to that folder
- Execute "\Program Files (x86)\GnuWin32\bin\wget.exe" -i photopass.txt
Turns out the images are already on your drive when step 8 above done. So here is Method 2, only requires browser cache and renaming files:
- Clear the chrome cache
- In your photopass home page, select "view slide show" on your "all photos" album; note how photos total
- Open cache folder at C:\Users\<yourUserName>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache and verify which file appears when first photo appears in slide show; it'll be a few 100 kb
- Let it play through all photos (this can take hours if you have lots of photos -- don't do any browsing during that time)
- When slide show stops, copy files in cache folder, from first one noted to most recent one, to a new folder
- Add .jpg extension to all files: from command prompt, cd to your new folder and do "rename * *.jpg"
- Switch to "Small Icons" view for your folder and discard files that don't show up as image