How to scrape images from a website?

To scrape images from a website we can use Python with HTML parsing tools like beautifulsoup to select all <img> elements and save them.

Here's an example using httpx and beautifulsoup (install using pip install httpx beautifulsoup4):

import asyncio
import httpx
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
from pathlib import Path

async def download_image(url, filepath, client):
    response = await client.get(url)
    print(f"Downloaded {url} to {filepath}")

async def scrape_images(url):
    download_dir = Path('images')
    download_dir.mkdir(parents=True, exist_ok=True)

    async with httpx.AsyncClient() as client:
        response = await client.get(url)
        soup = BeautifulSoup(response.text, "html.parser")
        download_tasks = []
        for img_tag in soup.find_all("img"):
            img_url = img_tag.get("src")  # get image url
            if img_url:
                img_url = response.url.join(img_url)  # turn url absolute
                img_filename = download_dir / Path(str(img_url)).name
                    download_image(img_url, img_filename, client)
        await asyncio.gather(*download_tasks)

# example - scrape all scrapfly blog images:
url = ""

Above we are using httpx.AsyncClient to first retrieve the target page HTML. Then, we extract all src attributes of all <img> elements. Finally, we download all images concurrently and save them to ./images directory.

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