fetching images from web?

randomtalk at gmail.com randomtalk at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 06:28:55 CET 2005

hi, i want to automate some tasks of gathering photos from web, i tried
urllib/urllib2, both ended up without much success (saved gifs with
only a border, nothing else)..

the code i used was:

>>> data = urllib2.urlopen("http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/img/komodo_aspn_other.gif")  #was looking through cookbook, so i used that as a sample image
>>> data = data.read()
>>> file = open("f:/test.gif", "w")
>>> file.write(data)
>>> file.close()

can someone suggest a better way (or what's wrong with urllib/urllib2)?
thanks alot!

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