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Content Collector

Use this awesome tool to download

  • Images

  • Gifs

  • Image Albums

  • Videos

  • Comments

…which you've marked as Liked, Hearted, or Saved from

  • Reddit

  • Tumblr

  • Pixiv

  • Pinterest

…to disk! You can then browse the results.


0. Check Releases

Check the Releases page for a ready-to-use version of Content Collector. If you find a release for your system that works, you can skip straight to the Usage section.

1. Clone this repository

git clone

2. Install python dependencies

Using Poetry

Poetry can be used to automatically request the proper dependencies:

pip install poetry
poetry install -E security

Note: poetry install -E security is only necessary if you want to use authentication and SSL encryption (which is recommended). poetry install is sufficient if you do not want those features.

The old way

This is the manual way to install the dependencies. Dependencies will be installed to your system, and virtual environments will not be used.

The following dependencies are required:

pip install praw pytumblr ImgurPython jsonpickle tornado youtube-dl git+ git+ py3-pinterest

You'll want to use Python 3, which for your environment may require you to specify pip3 instead of just pip.

Login-Protected Server

If you want to require the user to login before they can interact with the server, you must install passlib:

pip install passlib bcrypt argon2_cffi

3. Generate SSL keys

cd Liked-Saved-Image-Downloader/

This step is only required if you want to use SSL, which ensures you have an encrypted connection to the server. You can disable this by opening and setting useSSL = False.

4. Run the server

poetry run python3
If you did not use poetry


Access the server

Open localhost:8888 in any web browser.

If your web browser complains about the certificate, you may have to click Advanced and add the certificate as trustworthy, because you've signed the certificate and trust yourself :).

(Explanation: this certificate isn't trusted by your browser because you created it. It will still protect your traffic from people snooping on your LAN).

If you want to get rid of this, you'll need to get a signing authority like LetsEncrypt to generate your certificate, and host the server under a proper domain.

Set password

When first running the server, you will be prompted to set a password.

If you forget your password, simply delete passwords.txt.

Home page

The home page provides access to all server features:


Set up accounts

Use Settings to configure the script:


Make sure to click "Save Settings" before closing the page.

You don't have to fill in every field, only the accounts you want.

Download content

Go to the Download Content page and click "Download new content":


Wait until the downloader finishes (it will say "Finished" at the bottom of the page). While the downloader is running, the "Download new content" button will disappear.

Browse content

Enjoy! Use Browse Content to jump to random content you've downloaded, or browse your output directory:


The browser should scale nicely to work on both mobile and desktop.

Login management

The script requires login before running the script, changing settings, or browsing downloaded content.

If you host Content Collector on the internet, you should rely on a more robust authentication scheme (e.g. use a reverse proxy which won't proxy requests to Content Collector until you have authenticated with the proxy server). Content Collector was designed for LAN use.

Note that all login cookies will be invalidated each time you restart the server. If you don't restart the server, your browser should remember login indefinitely.

Managing passwords(s)

The web interface will automatically prompt for a new password when first starting up.

You can also use to generate a file passwords.txt with your hashed (and salted) passwords:

python3 "Your Password Here"

You can create multiple valid passwords, if desired. There are no separate accounts, however.

If you want to reset all passwords, simply delete passwords.txt.

Disabling Login

Open and find enable_authentication. Set it equal to False. You must restart the server for this to take effect.

Running the script only

This is deprecated. You should use the web server to configure and run the script instead.

  1. Copy settings_template.txt into a new file called settings.txt

  2. Open settings.txt

  3. Fill in your username and password

  4. Set SHOULD_SOFT_RETRIEVE to False if you are sure you want to do this

  5. Run the script: python

  6. Wait for a while

  7. Check your output directory (the default is output relative to where you ran the script) for all your images!

If you want more images, set Reddit_Total_Requests and/or Tumblr_Total_Requests to a higher value. The maximum is 1000. Unfortunately, reddit does not allow you to get more than 1000 submissions of a single type (1000 liked, 1000 saved).

Not actually getting images downloaded, but seeing the console say it downloaded images? Make sure SHOULD_SOFT_RETRIEVE=False in settings.txt

settings.txt has several additional features. Read the comments to know how to use them.

OSX Python issues

On OSX, running the downloader from the Content Collector server may cause this error:

Output: output
objc[29889]: +[__NSPlaceholderDate initialize] may have been in progress in another thread when fork() was called.

This is a problem with Python and OSX's security model clashing. See this issue for an explanation.

To work around it, you need to first run


…before running the Content Collector server in that same terminal.

Or add the bash profile suggested in this answer.


Feel free to create Issues on this repo if you need help. I'm friendly so don't be shy.