This Python code shows a way to retrieve a picture from a web page and save it to a file.
# load a given picture from a web page and save it to a file # (you have to be on the internet to do this) # tested with Python24 vegaseat 19sep2006 import urllib2 import webbrowser import os # find yourself a picture on a web page you like # (right click on the picture, look under properties and copy the address) picture_page = "http://www.google.com/intl/en/images/logo.gif" #webbrowser.open(picture_page) # test # open the web page picture and read it into a variable opener1 = urllib2.build_opener() page1 = opener1.open(picture_page) my_picture = page1.read() # open file for binary write and save picture # picture_page[-4:] extracts extension eg. .gif # (most image file extensions have three letters, otherwise modify) filename = "my_image" + picture_page[-4:] print filename # test fout = open(filename, "wb") fout.write(my_picture) fout.close() # was it saved correctly? # test it out ... webbrowser.open(filename) # or ... # on Windows this will display the image in the default viewer #os.startfile(filename)
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