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This tool will zip multiple online photos into one or more zip files, based on spreadsheet data.
A spreadsheet of eBay photo URLs can be sent to this tool from the Bulk Photo Scanner tool.
Your spreadsheet data must consist of at least two columns: NAME and URL
The two columns must be tab-delimited, which is the normal format when data is copied and pasted into this tool directly from an open spreadsheet. The first row may include headers. Don't worry about quotes in the spreadsheet data — this tool will strip them all. The tool will also ignore tabbed columns beyond the first two.
Spreadsheet data delivered from the Bulk Photo Scanner will include three columns instead of two, along with very specific headers (ItemID, ItemTitle, and PicURL). If listing titles are included in the data, you will have the option of choosing the ItemID or the ItemTitle (or both) as the filename (NAME) for each photo.
The NAME will be used as the filename for each saved photo. The NAME should only use letters and numbers and can not contain symbols or special characters. If any are found in the name, they will be removed and the gap closed or filled with a symbol you select from the drop list. This automatic edit could result in two photos carrying the same name. If duplicates are detected during preparation, DUP and row numbers will be added to the name. So a duplicate named football might be renamed football[DUP37].
The URL of the photo must be a valid image location. Multiple images are allowed in the same spreadsheet cell if they are pipe-delimited with a vertical line (|). Images grouped that way into a single cell will share the same file name. However, the program will append a numerical suffix to each image file. This shared filename will help group related photos that belong to a single listing. Multiple images for one listing might be named golfclub and golfclub. If duplicate names from related listings are found, then the duplicate golfclub and golfclub might be renamed to golfclub[DUP37] and golfclub[DUP37].
If you have a large list of data, this tool will break your image list into smaller batches that the tool will sequentially send to the server, and a status row of blocks will appear and change color as each batch is processed. Each batch may take approximately 2 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on size and server traffic. Multiple photos for a single listing will be kept together in the same batch and in the same zip. You can control the batch size and zip file size to optimize zipping. Each batch might produce more than one zip.
The zipped files:
When the server retrieves your images, each will be added to a zip file until 80 Megabytes (or a smaller amount per your settings) have been loaded. The file is then zipped and stored on the server. Photos don't compress very much, so the resulting file may be quite large (from 60MB to 80MB for the 80MB setting). The server will continue this way until the list is exhausted.
When zipping is complete, a list of download links will appear on the screen. Each batch will add more links to the list. When all the batches have completed, click each link to download each zip file to your computer. You may wish to download your zip files while more are being built, but doing so will likely affect your transfer speeds.
The zip files will remain on our server for up to 48 hours. If you somehow lose track of your zip list, please contact us immediately and we will try to provide you with those download links before the files expire.