Imagehost Grabber alternate download site or replacement?

Discussion in 'Java' started by Sarah Connor, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Sarah Connor

    Sarah Connor Guest

    I'm not sure what's going on with Imagehost Grabber, but about ten days
    ago the author said at forums.imagehost-grabber.com that a particular
    version (from 2013) would be the last "until further notice", and
    sometime in the last two days, that website and www.imagehost-grabber.com
    became defunct -- host unknown. The github repository is even more out-
    dated, with no activity since 2012.

    The odd thing is that the going-away notice visible at https://
    webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:HLJ7xx-Gpv8J:www.imagehost-
    grabber.com/forum/index.php%3Faction%3Drecent
    +&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a says to get the download from
    the website that was discontinued a week later, and also says things like
    "use the forum's search function". Why would he say these things if he
    wasn't going to renew the imagehost-grabber.com domain registration, and
    that had only a week to go until it expired? That strikes me as very odd.

    Meanwhile, I've run into a problem that's apparently a known bug, fixed
    in a beta version that I have no way of downloading because I can't find
    imagegrabber-1.6.6.20130722.xpi anywhere other than the now-defunct
    download site. Where are people supposed to get this bugfix now? Didn't
    the author think of that before shutting down his site? It's not at
    addons.mozilla.org; why didn't he either publish it there as a separate
    item (maybe "IHG beta" or something) or else make the beta "official" if
    it wasn't too unstable?

    So ... does anyone know of any place (reputable!) that gathers .xpis for
    download, other than addons.mozilla.org? Or any way to get this specific
    one? Or even have a copy they could put up at Dropbox or somewhere and
    link me to?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
    Sarah Connor, Apr 30, 2014
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  2. Sarah Connor

    Sarah Connor Guest

    On Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:47:08 +0000, Sarah Connor wrote:

    > So ... does anyone know of any place (reputable!) that gathers .xpis for
    > download, other than addons.mozilla.org? Or any way to get this specific
    > one? Or even have a copy they could put up at Dropbox or somewhere and
    > link me to?
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


    Huh. Nevermind. I was browsing around the site's ghost at web.archive.org
    looking for information about its impending (as of the archiving)
    shutdown and whether there might be some sort of forwarding address, when
    I clicked the beta download link on a lark.

    It worked! I didn't expect web.archive.org to archive the frigging
    binary. It doesn't usually even reliably archive all the images on pages.
    Go figure.

    So ... if anyone *else* needs a copy *I* have one. Or you can try
    web.archive.org.
     
    Sarah Connor, Apr 30, 2014
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  3. Sarah Connor

    IHGSupport

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    For those wishing to use software to download images from galleries.

    You can use ImageHost Grabber.

    Current Version: 1.7.0.4a

    Current hostf.xml: 4/17/17

    Support site and downloads are at:

    https://imagehostgrabber.com

    In regards to FF V > 45, please note Mozilla is forcing changes on extensions!

    IHG WILL WORK ON > V45 please see our forum for a quick edit of some settings to activate IHG!

    For V56+ Mozilla will NO LONGER ALLOW EXTENSIONS! Only their new "web extensions."

    In that case you can use V55, or use alternatives such as PaleMoon, cyberfox, pcxfox, SeaMonkey, TorBrowser etc.. See list of supported browsers at our forum.
     
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