This post has been updated (on 2016/11/20) to reflect recent changes (version 0.3.2)
I got a few emails from people asking how to use the original Photobox Downloader. The initial idea of the app was to provide a clean API to allow people to interact with their Photobox account, however it seems that people just want a quick and easy to download their photos! With the new V2 version, you can much easier download your photos, no editing of files needed!
Installation & Usage
$ npm install -g photobox-downloader $ mkdir albums $ pbdl
The new version will now prompt you for the 4 required items:
- The domain that your photos are on (www.photobox.ie, www.photobox.co.uk, etc…)
- The Authentication cookie value (see below for more detailed instructions)
- The directory where to store the files (this directory must exist already!)
- Whether to skip files, if they already exist inside the above folder (for resuming interrupted downloads)
Once you enter this info it will immediately start downloading all your photos.
How to get authentication cookie value?
When you log into your account on Photobox, Photobox sets an authentication cookie, first step is to log into your Photobox account, open the Developer Toolbar (press F12), goto the “Application” tab (Chrome), expand the “Cookies” drop down. Click on the base domain (e.g. https://www.photobox.ie), copy the value of the cookie called “pbx_www_photobox_ie” (the last part, “_ie”, will change depending on your domain).
Further instructions on the GitHub Photobox Download project page.